Wednesday, January 11, 2012

BESTeam Trio

2012 came in a lot less calmly than I would have hoped.  I intend to write a blog depicting how I rang in my New Year's celebration.  To summarize, minutes before the stroke of midnight, two teenagers broke into a large, historical building and set fire to a boat that was being stored in it.  The resulting fire spread destroying a large portion of the building and lasting almost a full week.  How did this have anything to do with me and my celebration?  I happened to be with three co-workers/friends...a sports editor, a reporter and chief photographer.  Somehow this graphic designer became a spot videographer that night.

After the chaos of this terrible event waned, I finally had some time to think about where I'd like to see 2012 take me.  Do you make resolutions?  If so, do you keep them?  One of my hopes is to transfer my blog to a new address (which is already reserved with a banner just waiting to be used).  I want my blog to be more of a reflection of the business I am doing now with the name that is meaningful to me.

I don't wear a lot of bracelets because I feel like they get drug across the desk while I'm working, but this bracelet is to die for!  Riorita handcrafts artisan jewelry in silver and gold - original, one of a kind and limited edition items can be found.  You can easily create a gorgeous complete accessory ensemble with Riorita creations as she lovingly makes necklaces, earrings, hoops, rings, bracelets and bangles.

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It may come as a surprise to a lot of people, but blue was my favorite color up until the last few years.  Despite the fact that hot pink practically consumes my life these days, I still have a special place in my heart for blue and these earrings are no exception.  KC Dragonfly also has beautiful jewelry pieces as well as parasols and purses
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When I was a child there was a television show called "Mapletown".  A vast majority of people my age do not recall this show, but I loved it and had several of the figurines to prove it.  This adorable Mommy Fox reminds me of one of the characters from the show. With forty years of experience, Coldham Cuddlies handcrafts adorable animal creations and rejuvenates those that have been aged with love.   

Happy New Year!
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  1. Beautifully featured items. Thank you for featuring my bangle. I love the earrings too.As for Mommy Fox - She is simply adorable!

  2. As to the first part of your post - I can never understand why people act so brutally as to set fire to anything. I hope no humans were injured in this violent action!

  3. Hello there Danielle - what a lovely comment about Mummy Fox and as a newcomer to the Team, very much appreciated.

    Talk about being in a spot at the "right" time! As a newspaper person, what a scoop, despite it not being exactly in your field: as an "ordinary" person (is there ever one?) what a frightening experience. Glad you, your colleagues and anyone else don't seem to have been hurt. But what sort of mindset is it that does this sort of thing?

    Thanks again.

  4. Great post! Loved reading about our new teammate! All three items are special and unique!