Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Eve Supper & Christmas Day

I love Christmas time and the memories each year holds ! We had a wonderful Christmas eve supper at my sisters house and each year we traditionally have lobster tail and Filet Mignon. I don't like seafood and I don't care for steak so my sister orders me pizza every year..hehe !!



My sister and I at her house.

The decorations are so lovely !




Notice all of the surf and Turf and then there is my pizza...don't judge !

My sister said to me only you would be eating pizza off of a Lenox plate !  hehe


Then came Christmas Day


My sister at my parents home ...

being silly !


We had a great time with our cousins !


Then it came time to open our gifts and we had so many to open and I usually take pictures while we open our gifts but I was so excited I just took a few.
On top of getting lots of clothes, gift cards to my favorite stores,leather gloves, beautiful scarf set, fabulous purses and much more here are some of my favorite gifts...


Beautiful guess watch with swarovski crystals on the face the picture does it no justice it's so sparkly I love it !



I needed new speakers for my iphone4 and ipod so I was super excited about this !



Then my parents surprised my sister and I and her husband and they said by the way we have one more gift for you guys and we all opened the box and were completely shocked ! All 3 of us got ipads wifi+3g ! We were so excited and still are. My parents rock ! I love them so much !

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and made lots of memories !
Have a great New Year !













Monday, December 27, 2010

Company Christmas Party 2010

I am a little late updating you guys on my company Christmas party which took place a few weeks ago. I was really looking forward to going because last year was so much fun ! I got a new dress which I thought was different from what I would normally wear and I don't know why I didn't get a full body shot because I wore the cutest ankle boots with it ! I ended up getting there super late and there wasn't nearly as many people there as it was last year ! It just wasn't the same. There was only a few people there that I really talk to like that and the rest of it was a BIG YAWN !!

There was a few people there that had a little too much to drink and I should have you tubed it but you know how it goes putting people on YouTube and they have no idea...umm ya ..lol. I should have snuck and took some pictures. It was quite entertaining and unfortunately that was the only entertainment for the night. I don't think I am going to go next year.

Here are some pictures I took with friends at the party !




Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jewelry Fun

This holiday season has been very busy for me at my Etsy Shop ! My friend and I have been having fun filling orders and these are some of the things we have been working on !













All of our hand stamped pieces are sterling silver and we love making them and as we continue to work we continue to grow in our craft. After the new year we will be taking more classes to educate ourselves on the latest techniques and that is always exciting !

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Relationships Suck....

Why do relationships have to be so difficult ? I mean really ? The new dude that I have been dating for the past 2 months is now not going to my company Christmas party with me tomorrow. Why ? Because we got in a huge argument and we decided it's best for us to start from scratch and to be friends. As difficult as it was I think that is best for us right now. I am still going to go to the Christmas party and I am still going to have fun ! I do think that if we really get to know each other it would be better for us going into a relationship, however he has some things he needs to work on and so do I so it sucks and that's that but I am sort of over thinking about it. I didn't end up meeting his friends like we were suppose to but I didn't think that would be right after we decided to be " just friends " . He calls me everyday and we talk but I am not sure where all of this is going and at this point I am not sure we make a match. I am going to stop writing about it now because there is no telling if he reads this..ha ha !

Anyway, I mailed out my handmade Christmas cards a few days ago and I should have taken a picture of them so you can see how beautiful they turned out. I am still not ready for Christmas yet for I still have shopping to do. Oh well this is life..I guess ?!?!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Giveaway 2010 Gash Jewels

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How Founder of Hobby Lobby Achieved Success - Guideposts

How Founder of Hobby Lobby Achieved Success - Guideposts

I was literally in tears after I read this story. I have been shopping from Hobby Lobby for over 10 years and I love the store and this story has made me love the store even more !! I had no idea this is how it all started. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story ! I have been stuck behind a desk for 9 years and my true passion is making jewelry and I buy a lot of my supplies from HL. I just now realized I need to serve people and give back more to the community perhaps I can do that with my jewelry which will lead me away from this desk in which I have been stuck for 9 years ! I hope this story will touch you the way it has touched my heart ! God is good and I feel blessed to have stumbled upon this story this morning !!
God Bless and Happy Holidays to all !

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meeting The Friends...

It has been about 2 months since I have met the new dude or as I like to call him my new boo and I am meeting some of his friends this weekend. I am so nervous about it. He is dorky and it's cute so I know his friends will be too..lol ! But it is always awkward when you go into a situation and you don't anyone except for the person you are there with. Then next weekend he is going to my company Christmas party with me so he gets to meet my co-workers so this past weekend we went shopping so he can get a suit to wear next week. The suit is so sexy if I must say so myself  **wink**!

It's sort of weird because we are now getting to the point where we are introducing each other to people we know and love. I am excited that we are getting to know each other and things are working out. He such a sweet heart and he is funny in his own way.

I still haven't decided if it's time for him to meet "the parents " and " the sister "yet ? My sister invited him over for Christmas eve dinner and my parents will be there which is in just a few short weeks. I just don't know, that would be a huge step and he is down for it but I don't know if I am yet or not. My sister keeps pressuring me because she really wants to meet him and whenever I am over her house and he calls me she grabs the phone from me and starts talking to him...she is totally nutty..lol !! So we shall see what the future holds. I will keep you guys posted.

Till then I need to get some last minute Christmas shopping done...and I mean last minute. I haven't even started yet...I am so late about it this year ..yeeks !

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Snapped Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Necklace Giveaway

I wanted to do a holiday giveaway with my favorite necklace ! It would make a perfect gift for a friend or yourself ! The Giveaway runs from today December 6th to Saturday December 11th. The hand stamped sterling silver necklace is valued at $30 by my etsy shop Gash Jewels !


One lucky Winner will receive

The necklace is on a sterling silver 18 " ball chain and a 3/4th sterling silver pendant that says I snapped with a camera charm.

Please note this is not a toy and is not intended for very young children.


This giveaway is for U.S and Canadian residents only !




The rules are simple:

  1. You must be an existing follower or become a new follower of this blog (please leave me the name you are following me under)
  2. Leave a comment with a current e-mail address and your favorite item in my etsy shop
  3. For one extra entry follow me on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway linking back to this post and when you leave a comment leave your Twitter User name with e-mail
  4. For two extra entries become a fan on Gash Jewels fan page on facebook. Just search Gash Jewels on fb and become a fan !

If you do not leave your e-mail address when you leave a comment you will be disqualified. So don't forget to leave an email so we can reach you !

Good Luck and you will have 24hrs to respond to the email, if you do not respond with in 24 hours another winner will be chosen, so don't forget to check your email. The winner will be announced on Sunday or early Monday !