Friday, April 30, 2010

Texas Longhorn rings

While I was visiting/shopping at the Rockwall Aspasians last weekend, I ran across these cute pieces to make jewelry out of...always on the prowl for products to add to my inventory of goodies to sell!!

I used the black and white cow prints and made a fashionable ring!! Oh, and of course had to add the rhinestone Texas Longhorn~Hook em' Horns!!!!

I am working on the leopard ones and pink leopards this weekend~stay posted for the others....

~Toodles~

Tilo's Cuisine & Bakery

Since I was sick last week for my 40th Birthday (last week), my grandparents are taking me to one of my favorite restaurants for lunch today...Tilo's Cuisine  and  Bakery. It is in Athens and located at 607 East Tyler~the atmosphere is much like a tea room and be sure and stop by on Sunday's to check out the desserts!! If you love sweets, you really need to check it out!! They have a wonderful buffet or you can order from the menu~chicken enchiladas are great too!!

I plan on my weekly stroll thru Winnie & Tulula's on the way back home....they are going to open a tea room near the end of May~I can't wait!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fleur de Lis scented candles

Everyone is bugging me to death about makin' my heavenly scented candles again....I have had so much fun making jewelry lately.  For months now, I have been in a funk about my products and so frustrated by everyone selling the same products!! Chunky jewelry is everywhere!! Everyone is copying each other and it makes me sick to my stomach!!!

And I think that several people have copied my designs on my domino necklaces~that really makes me mad! When we ventured out to Aspasians this past weekend, a vendor had the same styles that I make. If I hadn't known any better, you would've thought that it was my booth and I paid someone to run it for me. This is VERY frustrating to me!!

For the past few months I have been working on a totally new look for my products.  Anyone that knows me would confirm that I do NOT like to be like anyone else, nor like anyone to copy my ideas.  Therefore, I have decided to go back to designing candles more and lay off the jewelry~I think everyone has seen enough of the "Chunky Jewelry"...

I hope you enjoy my candles as much as I do!!! Creme' Brulee is my favorite!!!

~Alisa~