09 March 2012

Random Bits Friday... and a Winner!

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.

~Eric Hoffer

Sorry for the radio silence these past few days. My son has a bad cold-masquerading as strep-negative for strep-sore throat-headache-fever-chills-could it be the flu-or pneumonia-hope-it-gets-better-soon thing going on. He has missed the past three days of school. I will be calling the doctor again today.

{tend the garden of your being}

Yesterday I had a Spa-liday. A definite me-day. I tended the garden of my being. I left work about a half hour early and went to the Wellness Spa Resort. I am a bit of a massage junkie, although I don't do it enough. I have a favorite massage therapist, but the Wellness Spa Resort is sort of like going to Disneyland. Once you enter you feel like you have been whisked away to a villa in Italy. I usually don't care, because my eyes are closed most of the time, but they were offering a special called the March Matinee: three services from a select list for $99 if the appointment was Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Count me in!

I had the Hot Stone Indulgence (a 30 minute hot stone back massage - totally not enough time as I usually get an hour and a half minimum!), an Enzyme Therapy Facial with the add-on of an Ultimate Eye Lift mask, and a Basic Pedicure (with my favorite Pedicurist, Amy. Hi Amy! That girl is so much fun to talk to!). Then later in the evening I had my hair done. My cut just keeps getting more and more fabulous. Now I have this mod angled bob with some pretty caramel highlights. I want to waltz around singing, "I feel pretty! Oh, so pretty!"

I have been following a young fashion blogger now for a few weeks. Her blog is called Surely Sonsy, and I just love her self-assured style. Sonsy means buxom, comely, cheerful, good-natured and lucky. I like that adjective. She pulls together outfits with ease - and likely has a large closet to store all these pretty things! She certainly is sonsy!

I wrote a post over on Art Bead Scene today titled 9 Ideas to Elevate Your Jewelry to Wearable Art. Check it out!

And last but not least, Miss Marsha Neal was really doing her best to tempt me with her Destash sale this past week. I couldn't resist shopping there at least twice. And there were two other times that I had things in my cart, but thankfully someone else snapped them up before me. I would hate to see those little orphan charms and pendants all alone! I did buy some silks as well. I purchased two of my own silk color palette from the Marsha's challenge (and thanks for all the votes - my palette tied for first with sweet Miss Staci Louise's palette!). I actually surprised myself at the soft and light colors that I chose from that picture. I usually pick much more darker and muted tones. So this will be a challenge to me to lighten things up. I am going to challenge myself to use these silks in a design with Marsha's ceramics. And I am going to challenge the winner of my giveaway to do the same. And the winner is.........................................

Erin Strother!

Erin, I will be in touch with you to send your package of goodies your way that will include the silk palette Sweet Succulents, a coordinating pendant from Marsha and who knows? Maybe a few other goodies as well! I challenge you to create something with this goodie package, and I will do the same, and we will have a reveal date in April!

This weeked spring is coming, I can feel it! The weather is pretty cold today, a chilly 16 degrees with the wind, but the sun is shining and tomorrow it is supposed to be 60! Goodbye snow!

Oh.... and don't forget to Spring Ahead this weekend. 


SueBeads said...

Spaliday! How lucky - it sounds great! Glad you had a great day!

Erin S said...

Oh my gosh--really?!! That is so awesome! I must have some good karma coming from somewhere. So dang excited!!!

Beads2Die4 said...

I want a spaliday...NOW:) Congrats to Erin. Can't wait to see what you both make

beth hemmila of hint jewelry said...

Spa day sounds delish! Way to go!! Also, I loved the concept you chose for the silk ribbon. Erin's a lucky gal :) xoxo Beth

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Erin, The spa day sounds great it has been a very long time since I have had one of those. I hope the little one gets to feeling better soon. I purchased quite a few items durring Marsha Neal's big sale this past week. Man when she does a sale she does a sale.
Congratulations to Erin I can not wait to see what the two of you come up with in April.


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