Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Things I Love in Spring

Hello there!  Since it's June, I guess it's not really Spring any more- well actually, the calendar does say it is I suppose...but when it's 90 degrees or above for most days, I'm sorry, but that's Summer isn't it?

Lots of things have been going on lately that have been keeping me very busy and making my life full!  I've been spending a lot of time with my special someone, which has been fabulous.  I've been making more jewelry for my Etsy shop, SimpleCircleDesigns.  I bought a sewing machine and have been learning how to alter my own clothes.  And, I've also started eating an all RAW diet! Which, surprisingly, hasn't been as difficult as I thought it was going to be.  But maybe that's just because I've been on every other diet already?  Ha ha!  Well, more about my new raw lifestyle in my next post...which will be soon!  Not like 3 months from now.

So, I don't know about anyone else, but when I see a photograph of something or someone that I perceive as beautiful, I just have to save it!  It doesn't seem to matter what or who it is, just looking at it again makes me happy.  So, here are a few of those things I've come across recently.

Yes, it's true...Louis Vuitton Mary Jane's.  Aren't they gorgeous?

And these two are part of a Banana Republic campaign featuring Trina Turk designs- 
and sold only on Gilt.com.  But I just love her vivid auburn hair, her luminous skin, the bright contrast of colors, especially with the red nails and lips, her lovely little wing tipped eye liner- and the photography!  Wow, really beautifully done!

I've been really good and consistent at working out lately too, besides my healthful diet, and I've really been interested in doing more yoga.  I used to do it fairly regularly, but that hasn't been for a few years. These are some of the beautiful poses that I would love, love, love to be able to do...

I'm not actually sure what they are all called, except the first one is the Tree pose.  
The last one looks pretty killer huh?  One day I will do it!

Well, I'm going to start posting more about my raw diet with recipes and things soon, but if anyone has any advice, web sites, books, recipes, or anything else you could share with me, I'm totally open to help!  Thanks!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Logo's and shops!

Hey ya'll!  (Sometimes I just wish I was from Texas)  So I've been working more on my Spring creations and have listed a bunch of new earrings on my Etsy shop, yay!  I'm having so much fun!

Plus, my awesome sister Kellie helped me with my new branding- the logo and stuff- which I love!

So the brand is officially "Simple Circle Designs(tm)".  But, I'm not sure if you get the "Circle" part through this logo, but I just love it anyways!  What do you think?

Here's a few of my new fav earring designs too...

And lastly...guess what else I did this weekend? Or rather, where I went?

Oh yah!  Checked out the new mall downtown, City Creek!  It's complete with my favorite stores- none other than the exquisite Tiffany & Co. and Coach handbags! 

 Wow, I think Salt Lake City really might just be heaven now.  Lol!  :) 
Have you been there yet?  What did you think?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Adventures...

Hello friends!  I know it's been quite a while...the last few months have been very busy, to be sure.  But, hopefully I'm back for a while!  Especially because I haven't been very good at keeping a journal the last few years, it's good and actually helpful for me to document stuff about my life at least somewhere.

So, I turned 37 back in November...holy cow right?  It actually does kind of feel weird, especially when I think about my roommates being in their mid-twenties, but at least I don't look that old, right??

In December, Justin headed out East to Washington DC for an internship at the US Treasury Department.  I miss him like crazy, but he's learning so much and having some great experiences, so I'm happy for this opportunity for him...I just need him to come home soon!  He will, he'll be coming back to Utah in May.  Then about a week later my little Sis moved out of my place and back home to our Mom's place to help her out for a while.  (She's had some medical issues the past 6 months).  I also spent Christmas there and about 10 days, so it was nice to be with the family over the holidays.  But, coming home without Kellie OR Justin being here, was definitely a hard day.

So, for the last month or so I've been re-learning how to be "single" sort-of.  I have to admit, it's not as fun as I imagined it might be, ha ha.  I mean, I guess I have a lot more free-time per se, but then I just feel like I have SO many things to work on or to do, that I end up starting too much, and/or not finishing anything!  So many books to read, closets to reorganize and de-clutter, opportunities to work-out or to cook, movies to watch, girlfriends to call or visit, and the list goes on...  But, there are a few things that I started doing recently, mainly to entertain myself, but may have turned into something else entirely!

New "project" #1- I'm teaching myself how to do calligraphy!  I don't really know how that could be helpful to anyone else right now, but it's been fun for me and definitely a challenge.  I've never been good at drawing, painting, or other things that my parents or siblings can do, but I do think that I could be good at this!  Heck, maybe one day I could even hand-write or design an announcement or invitation for you!  You always hear that hand-writing is a dying art, right?  So, maybe it's something unique?  Anyway, I'll try to post some pictures of my stuff in the next few weeks.

New "project" #2-  This one I'm really excited about and never thought about doing before- but I started making jewelry!  So, it's kind of strange how this came about...it started with me losing a necklace last January that was part of a set, that I absolutely loved. So I spent the last year trying to find a bead or charm that matched to possibly have the necklace remade.  Then about a month ago I finally found some that would work, and while I was trying to figure out who to as,k or where to go to get it made, somehow it just came to me- I can make it myself!  So...I did!  Then I thought about how it's always so hard for me to find jewelry that I like; that is simple, not too gaudy, not too colorful, or too big or just too crazy looking.  Then everything just started to happen...I found a bunch of beads I loved, got some supplies, and wa-lah!

So, if you're interested, please feel free to visit my new Shop at the following link, and of course, feel free to share it too!

Simple Circle Jewelry

Have a great day friends...and talk to you again soon!