Sunday, September 19, 2010

Summer Memoirs!

Today as I was editing my most recent photos I felt the desire to share some of my favorite
"Summer Memoirs"

At 31,  2010 has been one of the best years of my life as I was able to realize many dreams and overcome obstacles too. I participated in the Shabby Lane Shops retreat, one of my Jewelry pieces was published in Jewelry Armoire, my jewelry is now being sold at two local shops and we expanded our wholesale program while still remaining very exclusive.

After three years in business, I feel that I have matured as a jewelry designer and that customers have guided me in the right direction to be able to offer the products and services that they want. I owe a lot to my customers and friends for their constant encouragement and loyalty.
Thank you!

Pacific, now a kindergartener stopped being my little baby a long time ago. However, I did not realized it until I saw her getting on the school bus and waving goodbye to me and my husband...

She's becoming a charming young lady day after day. On this rainy day she fashioned herself, at this young age she loves make up, to play dress up and to write and draw her own short stories...

We celebrated her 6th birthday with a delicious cake from Bings Bakery! MMM....

She has mastered the scooter and her next goal is to master her new bike...

which was picked by her daddy as a birthday gift, just look at this awesome beach cruiser ...

Bonita (Maltese) has been with us since last Winter and Chloe (Biewer/Yorkie) has been with us since last Friday. They complete our family and we love them deeply...
Chloe comes from a reputable hobby breeder in Delaware, Michele is the most wonderful lady I have met and she truly cares about the doggies. I recommend her 100%

Love at first mentioned Chloe is the newby in the house and even though Bonita is a little jealous, she's starting to understand that we love them both and that we can't live without them...

To continue with the birthday celebration, uncle Stan visited on the weekend. He too fell under the charm of Chloe. The guy on the right is my husband who as you can see loves the dog too...he wasn't up to getting a new dog but when he met Chloe, it was love at first sight...

My kitchen has been going through a transformation from Country to Farmstyle Chic inspired by many friends such as Polly and Annie, by my favorite Antique Shop Windfall Antiques (115 W Main St. Middletown DE 19709 4107556259) and by the magazine Romantic Country. I still have a looong way to go, the chairs will be covered or repainted and I need a bigger chandelier.

Lovely Pumpkins...
 Hubby, the dogs and I went to Filasky's Produce today (a farm in Middletown) and got to pick the loveliest pumpkins in the patch. I purchased pumpkin ice cream too and as soon as I got home I enjoyed it in a pretty vintage porcelain tea cup. Eating in style is important too!

Can't wait to share my Fall Memoirs with all of you! Fall is my favorite season, can you tell?
Please leave us a comment and let us know if you have your Summer Memoirs posted so that we can go visit your blog too!


  1. Thanks for the link and for the wonderful photos of Chloe in her new home! I'm so happy she's in such a great home!! Michele

  2. Very sweet post Claudia! It's always so nice to remind ourselves of the goodness in life! Enjoy your daughter because as you've undoubtly heard a zillion times, they grow up so fast!

    Big hugs,

  3. I enjoyed reading about your happenings with your personal and business life. It's so nice of you to share with us. Your daughter is getting so big and your new member of the family is adorable. Brava to you on your business accomplishments! xoxo

  4. I am trying to learn how to blog. Hope this appears. My summer has been one of those "God is not finished with me yet" times. I am on the mend and working to return as my old self. Ill for 16 months, never in my life have I been ill for that long, not even close and hopefully never again. But I must thank the Lord HE once again graces me with blessings. I pray blessings for each of you.
    Margo Wortham

  5. Thank you so much for taking a minute to visit the blog! Margo here's a quote from Marilyn Monroe that I saw at my Dr's Office the other day:
    "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
    — Marilyn Monroe

  6. You are so young to have accomplished so much! Your blog is as beautiful as your website! Thank you for sharing! I am your newest follower!

  7. oh, I love your blog and your shop I linked to from French Cupboard's Autumn Art Party.
    that was a fun party for sure...