Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Got a Facelift ~ My Blog, That Is!!

Before anything else, I want to thank my sweet friend, Lorraine Emmanuel Crane, for her friendship, generosity and love....Lorraine is a very loyal follower of Karen's Monday Musings and an old friend from East Meadow High School.

Recently, Lorraine was cleaning out some of her mom's jewelry and sent me these lovelies and instructed me (and I quote)

 "When I saw your latest creation it looked like you used rhinestones. Again, I went through my Mom's old costume jewelry (we are really trying to get rid of "stuff" and she had a pair of rhinestone earrings and a bracelet, plus other jewelry. If you could use these things I would have no problem sending them to you..if not don't be afraid to say feelings would not be hurt at all. I would rather give them to someone who may be able to use them then to throw them out or donate them. Just let me know....."

Here are the treasures my sweet friend sent...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Lorraine!

Did you notice anything different today?  Of course you did!  My blog had a facelift!!

A BIG "Thank You" goes out to Karen Valentine, Karen Valentine Design.  Not only does this lady have uber talent, but she's a wonderful communicator and really put the pin in what I was looking for in a blog change.  I'm delighted with my "new look," and I hope you enjoy it as well.

You will notice that there are buttons at the top of my page ~ they are interactive, so just "click" on any one and it will carry you to a new page.  Most exciting for me is the "Boutique."  Now you will be able to "shop" with me, via email.  Just let me know what interests you!

Check out the sidebar of the blog, too....lovely additions and changes!

Not to confuse you, but last Sunday was my Spring Trunk Show at Casa Hess, here in Tucson.  I know a couple of friends were unable to attend so please get in touch if you're interested in seeing anything.
I thought you might enjoy these pictures...

I've been very blessed with two amazing Shows back-to-back.  Not only that, but my "Likes" on Karen's Monday Musings Facebook page has really jumped.  

We are a very little "big city," here in Tucson so I'm grateful for all the love and support you provide 
for me.  

Have a bee-utiful week, dear friends, and know that you are in my heart!


Sandi McLean said...

What lovely treasures! And so is your new look!!

Sueann said...

your blog looks fabulous!!!
following you now....follow me?

Karen Valentine said...

Thank you so much for the sweet shout out Karen!!! I'm so glad you love your new look!

There are some real treasures in that bounty your friend sent you. I know you will create something fabulous with them!!!

Karen V.

~*~Patty S said...

Your new blog look IS fab ...
great header and I really like blogspot's updated blog feature on the sidebar...that is my only "wish" that WordPress offered it as well

so happy that your admirers and audience keep growing dear are very talented


lynn said...

karen what a beautiful header.. the colors and the images are just gorgeous... love the pictures of the goodies and friends..
have a great week...
big ladybughugs