I love Halloween, it is my third favorite Holiday. The other two favorite holidays are Christmas, My Birthday and then Halloween.
Dressing up has never been my strong suit…but I will do it for Candy! Which is why the Pop Challenge has been so difficult, because Sugar is my weakness and love. The only reason I am still doing it is because my little boys Zach and Grant are doing such a good job and are so inspiring!
Do I remember specific memories of Halloween? No not really. My oldest sister Collette is the one that remembers everything in vivid detail. I just have an overall vibe that I had an awesome childhood. I hope my boys don’t remember everything in detail either about their childhood. To remember the good times, and not the parenting errors!
Here are some memories I have of Halloween:
1. One year we went to a Rest Home to go Trick or Treating with our cousins. I remember my mom putting a lot of candy in a bowl and a sign that said “Just take one” beside it. I was hoping with all my heart that the candy would still be there when we got back…it was not!
2. One year we had a fun party with a piñata, a haunted house and other fun activities.
3. We would buy costumes from Oriental Trading, and get so excited when the package arrived.
4. We would go Trick or Treating every year, and I continued to do so up until my Senior Year in High school.
5. We would always carve pumpkins and my dad would make some amazing creations.
Have a Happy Halloween! We are expecting snow flurries tonight in Canada:)
Tales of the Shop:
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Growing up my parents tried to teach us good habits, like exercising, eating right, not drinking soda, etc. For the most part all of us try hard to follow suit. More often than not we drop off the band wagon and we have our marathon running sister Nicole help us get back on the health track.
So she sent out this e-mail:
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These past few weeks have been weeks full of jewelry, and I have enjoyed it immensely.
When my mom came to visit me she was able to bring jewelry to me to give to my wonderful Canadian friends who have helped me so much.
What surprised me the most is what they chose. They did not choose my dads sculptural earrings like this:
I have an awesome Nikon D 40, which I love with all my heart. I realize that there is a lot that this camera has to offer but I tend to use two settings, they are called Auto and then the option of using no flash.
Then my sister gave me the challenge of photographing jewelry for the etsy shop. Continue reading
My good friend invited me to a jewelry party. I was intrigued by the idea of a jewelry show and wanted to support my good friend. I ended up having a great time. I took my favorite escort, Jamesy Boy and I was able to try on some jewelry.
What I liked most about the party is that the lady who was talking about the products did not talk a long time. I think she talked for 10 minutes and the rest of the time we could try on the jewelry. The jewelry was lovely Continue reading
My parents just got back from a jewelry shown New York City along with Daniel his sweet wife Lizzy and Lisa. Our little sister Lisa has gone to so many cool places and Disneyland a million times, that I am starting to realize that the youngest really does get some perks:)
My dad is an artist and it reflects in all of his jewelry designs. He recently took his artistic level to a whole new level when he started adding his own sculptures to his jewelry. Here are a few examples:
I cannot show you how to make these because I lack the artist gene in the family. But I did ask the process he went through to make these, just in case any fellow artist would like to get their designs on jewelry:) Continue reading
There are a lot of Superheroes out there.
My brothers were and probably still are Superhero lovers, especially Daniel and his love for Batman. My boys dabble in the love of Superheroes once and awhile. But the greatest Superhero of all to me would be my mom. Continue reading
I have been asked to be a guest poster this week about my role in in the business. My wonderful sister, Angela, is the one you usually hear from and the one who runs the blog. Hoops By Hand was just an idea for a few years before anything actually came of it. Continue reading
My boys asked me the other day what my favorite holiday was and I immediately said my birthday. They were surprised and asked why. I said because it is the day that celebrates me. It is selfish I know, but growing up when our birthdays approached, we got to have a birth week!
Now as I am a mom, I realize what a smart idea that was for my parents to think of. If your birthday does not live up to all that you had hoped for, it does not matter because you have six more days to make all of your dreams come true. Continue reading