Thursday, June 24, 2010

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

I've been working hard at my job at the unemployment office and hardly working on my blog, shop, jewelry. I was getting exhausted, stressed, and not getting my work done. Lately I decided I would just relax and not stress too much about posting, designing and marketing my etsy shop. I have a positive outlook at work, which is difficult sometimes but I am so blessed to have a job. I'm feeling better and started making jewelry for myself.

I plan on getting on with jewelry making, taking pics and posting. I hope you are all taking some time to smell the flowers!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Enjoying Winter?

Are you enjoying your winter? I am so loving all the white winter snow. It is something new to me to watch it snow and I can say I love it. I know, I know, you all say ugghhh, are you kidding? It's chilly but not as bad as I expected and I love the scenery. Soon it will be all gone but in the meantime I will enjoy.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season. Spending time with family is the best gift you can give someone. I hope you all the best during the holidays! Miss all my friends from Hawaii and an aloha to all my new friends here in Indiana. We are enjoying the white Christmas here. The snow is beautiful.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

How's Your Summer?

Summer is coming up and so far it has been great! I've been busy camping, visiting a windmill farm, traveling to a few states to visit relatives. I'm taking some time to smell the flowers.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Amor De Plata featured in Etsy in Spanish Blog

Amor De Plata has been featured in blog Etsy in Spanish. The article is in english and spanish with photos of my latest work. A special thanks to Lolo who helped me with my photos and made them into a nice collage.

Check out blog Etsy in Spanish

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Marketing Your Jewelry

Sometimes I think marketing your jewelry or products is the hardest part of the job. Do you find that some days you spend most of your day trying to market your product? I go to my Amor De Plata Etsy site and spend time in the forums, bounce into Twitter and leave a few twits, go to Facebook and catch up. I haven't had time to log onto Myspace forever. I try to add friends on Scoutle and then go to my Artfire and check out forums. Do you have any special tips for marketing?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Need Twitter Followers!

Hi everyone, it's been awhile but I will start to post a little more regularly now. I am using a borrowed computer which makes it difficult to use during off hours. Anyway on to what I wanted to post about, twitter. I need twitter followers so I can follow more of you. I think twitter cuts you off from following people until you get 2000 followers. So even if I have 1,425 followers, I am only allowed to follow 1,000. So I have over 400 that I want to follow but can't.

I know I can count on you! Here is my twitter and I will follow you as soon as I can.
Thanks a bunch.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Moving from Hawaii to Indiana

I've been off the blog for awhile during my packing for our big move. Yes, we are officially moving from Hawaii to Indiana. Some people say we are crazy but what counts most in life is family. My hubby wanted to be closer to his family and I am staying with my brother and sister-in-law here in Indiana.

We flew out of Hawaii on January 20th. Stayed in Oakland, California for a week visiting my only brother-in-law and his wife. Picked up our vehicle we had shipped from Hawaii. We drove to Palm Springs to visit with my side of the family, mom, brothers and cousins.

We stayed an extra couple of days due to a big ice storms we wanted to avoid in the midwest. Our driving days were great with no rain, or snow/ice on roads. We did have trouble with hotel stays due to workers hired for the storm. Other than that everything went great.

So we are now near Fort Wayne, Indiana, enjoying the snow. Yes, I miss Hawaii but I am thankful for the 18 years I was lucky enough to live there and the great friends I had there. I look forward to a great new life here in Indiana where the people are fantastic and everything is so beautiful.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I am Officially Unemployed

The time has come, as of today I am free of my day job! After 17 years at the Hawaii Sheriff Division, I have resigned.

I can now dedicate myself to my art clay silver jewelry creations and my vintage and supply site on Etsy and other sites.

I can tell you one thing, I am not sad and I'm not excitedly happy either. I feel a sense of calm right now, as if a heavy weight has lifted off me. I feel good and I don't really care about anything.

I am so looking forward to what this new year will bring. There will be more great changes to come!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays to All!

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday season. Hope you and your family are enjoying the holidays.

This is a busy time for all of us, but I look forward to a great, prosperous and exciting New Year!

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo!