Let me first entice you with some pretties- These beads were ordered this morning over coffee.
Delicious!! Flat slabs of labradorite and this new stone on the bottom is called
Mexican Obicular Jasper! Just the name is sexy alone, I can't wait to see the beads in person!
These are both from


Okay, so.  Let's catch you up on some other randoms.
Remember the other day I posted about the whole Etsy name change? Well I went ahead and did it. My new shop name URL is:
It's got a nice ring to it eh? Tis a bit long to type out but it does the trick.  Hopefully all goes well, so far so good.

In 2 more days (waiting for payday)  I will be a proud new member of Planet Fitness. Unfortunately because gyms in my area suck ass, I can't just get everything I want from one gym, but instead will have to use the machines at P.F. and then go to Studio 55 to take classes like Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and the like.  Planet Fitness doesn't offer any classes.  This will be the first time ever that I have belonged to a gym. That's crazy. I'm kind of excited. And I do love to people watch so I'm sure it will be entertaining when I go there. Plus I have 3 friends (including my husband) who have memberships there so there is bound to always be someone to work out with. Right?? I am trying hard to justify it all in my head. 

This new development in my lifestyle is going to cause problems in another important area of my life. My jewelry business.  Because I spend every waking moment glued to my freakin computer. Things are going to have to change once I start attending the gym and dancing to all this Zumba nonsense.  So let me run this by you.  I think I have decided to do scheduled shop updates like 1-2 times a week instead of listing new items every day.  I know there is a big risk with this. One, my head my explode if I change my whole routine. And two, customers might get mad, or possibly new shoppers on Etsy won't see me as much as maybe they do now? I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's more about all the tags and relevancy that gets a shop seen these days. Frankly, I don't understand the science of it all.  My next challenge, is to actually pick which
day(s). As you all know, listing is a process and if I am working full time, when do I pick a day to list a million things. Because you know what will happen. With all of this other free time, I'll be making twice what I normally make and then will have like a bajillion items to list in one sitting and it would take me a day just to list them all. ok, I may be exaggerating.  a tad.

In other news, I have been asked to write something for someone's really important something and I am super scared and excited and wish I could say more but it's not for me to say this early. I promise I'll tell you sometime soon, but wow. It's pretty amazing. I am terrible at secrets but will have to keep this one a while longer.

happy monday!