Friday, September 12, 2008

on an up note. . .


I know, I know, a Secondsister Jewelry giveaway has been a long time coming, but here it is! These lovely "Meadow" earrings are up for grabs! Leave a comment, and on Monday I'll use one of the weird little online random number picker thingys to choose a winner. Tell your friends! Shout it out! FREE JEWELRY HERE! GET YOUR FREE JEWELRY!

That's not all I have for you either. After a small stint of moodiness this past week, I thought I'd share a few more reasons to be happy about today.

Now available through Nendo- chocolate pencils. Yes, indeed ladies, chocolate pencils. Now, for all intents and purposes, these pencils were created to use as a baking tool to create shavings for desserts. However, I see no reason to spend time sharpening the pencils just so you can get a miniscule amount of chocolate on top of your molten lava cake. I intend to eat these pencils like a carrot. That's how I roll.



As long as we are talking about chocolate, and all things wonderful, check this. My baby sister and her hubby will be married 5 years this November and I happen to know that they are more in love today than they were on their wedding day. Believe in marriage.


Every parent, ahem, every good parent, thinks that their baby's bottom is the cutest thing around. We can't help it. It comes with the territory. I gave birth to my son and in the midst of all the emotion and commotion, I distinctly remember thinking, "Well look at that. That is about the cutest bum I've ever seen." And then I collapsed from exhaustion.

So in China, they put their children in bottomless pants. They say it is for practical reasons, you know, for potty training and all, but I'm not so sure. Baby bottoms- another reason to smile today.

67 comments:

Kim said...

I love the earrings and your shop!!

agoodwitchtoo said...

Thanks for the lovely post :) I needed a pick me up today!

I love how you roll... gnoshing those chocolate pens down like carrots! MMMMM.

Gorgeous earrings and a cute bum? Now my day is complete (sigh)

Treasures by Tina said...

Bottomless pants?! Heehee!

And I'd love to be entered into your drawing! Your jewelry rocks!!!

prettycheapjewelry said...

Oh man! This is the cutest sweetest blog ever! That romantic photo is professionally done, right? From their wedding stuff, right?? Must be!

And I am right now going to link that Baby Bottomless info to all 126 of my Twitter followers!!

GO GIRL

irenedesign said...

jewelry, love, baby bums...all great reasons to smile! Fridays are another reason to smile as is just having breath!
I hope my number is the lucky one; then giveaways will be my next reason to smile!

Rosalie said...

aaaahaaaaa--- bottomless pants! Cute!

wzgirl said...

Waiting mom here, too. What is your LID? I love your jewelry, SSistah. And, I would be oh-so stoked to win your fab earrings.

Going to check that Crafting for China link you listed, too. xo

roseworksjewelry said...

This is a cute post! I don't think I've ever seen your blog before - but I love it! I want to go eat a chocolate pencil...

w said...

beautiful earrings.
beautiful pencils.
beautiful marriage.
bootyful pants.

sHandke said...

I too like those bottomless pants!

zamzam design said...

You made me smile with your post on this rainy day! I love your earrings to, wish they can be mine... ♥

AMIdesigns said...

gorgeous earrings and really interesting blog

jojo said...

It's cold today and reminds me of England. You can wear pretty dresses and gorgeous boots and coats. My wardrobe is full of things screaming to be given life. I will if you will. When we were wee, Mum used to make us wear our knickers over our tights and we had our mitts dangling from our coat sleeves, sewn in for life. Your blog reminds of Autumn coming. Ok, it never really gets cold here but it's all relative and I have seen a few brownish leaves. Baby is bundled up and snoozing and here I am on line. I am nutty.

Leslie said...

oh please me! i love green and black, these are perfect!

Natalie* said...

simply lovely - i hope i'm lucky enough!

Michelle said...

Ohhhhh...I want to go into the drawing!

And those bottomless pants make me smile every single time I see pictures of them.

annie said...

I'm always in for your jewlery! It's beautiful!

Wendy said...

April, you are hilarious! I just had a baby a week and a half ago and in all the sleep deprivation I did need a good laugh today and you gave it to me....thank you. And yes, I do believe this new little bottom in my life is the cutest ever!

Fancy Nancy Chronicles said...

Greetings April ~ Love your blog!
Pretty earrings, love, chocolate, and clever pants. Have a great weekend, and looking forward to your Fall line!

Frizz said...

Beautiful earrings...count me in!

Love the butt. Maybe he's related to Prince?

Jennifer said...

I have to agree with the bare baby butt adoration. Nothing cuter...when clean-sort of like children in general. I bet a chocolate pencil would write a very sweet love note. ;)

storybeader said...

what a collection of pics. I like the backdrop for the earrings! Is that yours?

Amyesq said...

So how many comments can I leave? Heh, just kidding. Wearing your gorgeous bird necklace today. Everytime I put it on, the girls go "Bird! Bird!"

Kayla said...

Those earrings are BEAUTIFUL. <33.

Melissa said...

I love your blog, it is so fun to read, you are so creative. I also love your jewelry, I hope I win!!!

jojo said...

If you see what a mess it makes, the bottomless pants are less cute than one imagines. Not that I have a pair.

Dena Berg (SugarShop) said...

OMG do the seriously have their babies wear bottomless pants? Makes me think Awwwwww and Ewwwww at the same time. LOL.

Jill said...

Okay, I'm in April! Thanks for the cute blog. You're right, there's lots to smile about. Thanks for being my support system this week! You are the BEST!

Love ya!

becpuls said...

Hello. I am knee deep in potty training and the bottomless pants would be very helpful. Anyhoo, I love the earings and your witty humor.
Rebecca

Hana said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those earrings! Beautiful! Love the photo w/ the baby bum too. Too cute! Have a blessed day!

Daniah said...

Love the jewelry! Giveaways are so fun! I would love to wear your items!

Just beautiful!

Daniah

sparkjewels

Clare said...

Luvvin yr blog April.. Can't wait to meet you in 5 weeks. The earrings are STUNNING...Am working on 'elegance' in my wardrobe, and I reckon those earrings oooooze elegance and sophistication.

LittlePeanutShop said...

Tee hee... that last picture is sooo cute! :D

Ashley said...

What a fun post!

Shelley said...

Man, do you know how to get attention...or what?? Dang! BTW when are you gonna make baby bum inspired earrings?? Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie!!

RedBessBonney said...

What an awesome blog post! And those earrings are gorgeous!

Susan

Jackie Crockett said...

Wow! I love your blog and your jewelry is gorgeous! You have really beautiful photography too. And yes my baby does have the cutest bum around :)

Jamie said...

Very pretty earrings!

Mary Richmond said...

this is just a great post...it made me smile...a lot!

Debbie Gootter said...

Cute picture of the babies bum!

Terri said...

What a great post!! I love the simplicity of your blog. I am a second sister out of 7 children!!

Love the earrings and how they are displayed, very well done!

Marla said...

pretty earrings - and too crazy about baby bottoms in china!

Elena said...

Who doesn't love a fun giveaway opportunity! Thanks for the chance to win :) I followed a link from the Etsy forums here and had no idea that I would be visiting such a gem of a blog :) Chocolate pencils --- mmm..! Bottomless baby pants -- wild stuff! Crocheting subway rider -- can't stop smiling :))

ThePeachTree said...

what a fantastic post! The baby bottoms part has tears in my eyes it's so funny :) So happy to have come across your blog!

HapEMomE said...

I just discovered your shop via Etsy and your reply on my post! Thanks! Love love love your work! That bottomless pants pic is just too cute! haha lol.
~Chelsea
my etsy: 1hapemome.etsy.com

Liz said...

beautiful earrings. crossing my fingers that my number come up on that randomizer-do-hickey.

btw "teacher" is the only option!

Beautiful etsy shop!

jill said...

Love the new look! Can't wait to see the rest of the line! So creative as usual!

By the way, those earrings would look great on me!!

jo marks said...

like clare, am also looking forward to meeting you in thailand april! have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog, "real" life will be just awesome,
jo

Teresa Van Hatten-Granath said...

If I get earrings, I'll send you a pretty shopping bag!

Teresa aka Green Bag Lady

www.greenbaglady.org

Teresa Van Hatten-Granath said...

If I end up with the earrings, I will happily send you a pretty shopping bag!

Teresa aka Green Bag Lady

www.greenbaglady.org

JodisCraftEmporium said...

beautiful earrings :D

micaela6955 said...

very nice earrings! Those chocolate pencils I could definitely use at work, we are always looking for chocolate to ease the stress of the day. And that cute little baby butt... learned something new today with that, but I do wonder if they ever get cold? Poor little one looks all bundled up 'cept for the butt. Enjoyed my first visit to your blog!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

getpalmd said...

Count me in :)

Cindy J said...

Gorgeous earrings :) I would love to be entered <3 (your sister and her husband are adorable, by the way!)

burrito said...

Those bottomless pants are hilarious! I'd never heard of those before. awesome.

http://maked.etsy.com

Liz Steiner said...

Great earrings! I'd love to be entered in your give away!
Best,
Liz

Estela said...

beautiful earrings!!

Heathen's Hearth said...

Oh, those earrings are pretty! Great shop, too!

-Misty

Sewlutions' World said...

What a wonderful blog you have! Those earrings are also fab.

Sewlutions' World said...

What a wonderful blog you have and those earrings rock!
(I'm not sure if my first comment took).

Paper Girl Productions said...

ohmygosh that last pic made me giggle!! tooo cute! I've never heard of that before either actually!

Tins and Treasures said...

I love your jewelry and your blog!

Kristen said...

Good ole Willy had the right idea. Just make everything out of chocolate. I could go for a nice cup of chocolate river right about now.

April, your blog is just full of beautiful things. So visually stimulating. Thanks!

Angie said...

beautiful earrings... and your blog is lovely.....
I'm going to check out the foodie links, LOL...

Vanessa said...

Beautiful earrings! Thank you for the chance to win :)

vanessamcoppola at gmail dot com

wavecloud said...

Free jewelry AND free chocolate? You are my new best friend!

starchik3@msn.com

april said...

Okay folks, the contest is now CLOSED. Thanks for reading!