Facebook Giveaway!

We decided in the new year we are going to make more friends! ūüôā

So Facebook here we come!

And as a way to say, “HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS!”, we are doing a huge giveaway.

ipadminiHow would you like a free iPad mini?¬† If that doesn’t just say, “Hi friend!” I don’t know what does.

So go to our Facebook page and share this link.  Once we reach 5,000 friends, we are going to do drawing and pick one of you!

Good luck, friend.


This blog has really just become our giveaway site!¬† This time of year I feel like I am just running to keep up.¬† No time to write about it! ūüôā

Here is our giveaway this week….(remember, we promised a giveaway EVERY week in December and January!).

$75GiveawayGraphicI thought it being Christmas and all, I would let you pick what YOU want for your giveaway! So here it is, $75 for you to just splurge on! Whatever you want.¬† We have all kinds of ready to ship sterling silver, or mommy jewelry, or running jewelry… you choose!

AND, as if it could get any better, if we get over 200 entries in our giveaway, we will pick TWO winners and give them each $75 to spend!

So Merry Christmas! And here’s to a little free shopping!

P.S. Here is a little holiday idea for you.  A quick and easy Countdown to Christmas!

Just a magnetic board inside a frame, a vinyl countdown (I got mine at Craft Warehouse, but I bet some of you talented ladies could whip that up yourself), and some glass marbles backed with scrapbook paper and magnets.¬† Wala!¬† I got tired of tiny little pockets that didn’t fit any reasonable size candy, or feeling pressure to make cookies TONIGHT because the advent calendar says so.¬† A plain ol’ countdown is just perfect for me! (And my first project in my new craftroom!)

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First December Giveaway and Cyber Monday

December is here!  And just like we promised, we are doing a giveaway every week in December and January.

Here is our first one-

A little holiday cheer…this sterling silver “ho ho ho” necklace with a snowflake and red and green beads will be the perfect addition to any outfit this winter!¬† (We have them on sale with code ideclare25 right now if you just can’t wait for the giveaway!).

But here is a chance to win one for free!  You can enter everyday for a week!
Good luck!

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“And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dying.”
Tim McGraw

Mr. Sub Three Hour and I have a family policy–we don’t miss funerals.¬† Life is demanding and we can’t be everywhere but we make an extra effort to attend¬†funerals.
Today we said goodbye to our friend and neighbor¬†who left this¬†life way too soon. It was tough to watch Brad’s health slip¬†with each passing week.¬† At the same time Brad’s body¬†was giving out, his soul¬†grew.¬†¬†When you¬†finished talking to Brad rather than “take care” or “see you later”¬†you heard Brad say ¬†“I love you”.¬†¬†¬†Brad communicated like each conversation was an opportunity to be real, to talk about what really mattered.
Our final visit with Brad gave¬†us one last important memory to hold onto, to remember what really matters in life–relationships.Listen, I hope you’re in the greatest of health, but I also hope that you are taking time for what really matters in your life.Our best days are not spent surfing¬†mindlessly from one¬†website to another or watching another television show.How we spend our time is the most important decision we will make each and every day. What we do with each minute of every day determines our legacy, what our children will remember, and what we will leave behind.Live every day with purpose. Remember that your children (and others) spell love T-I-M-E.¬† Live every day according to your mission and your plan. Have a vision for what you want to accomplish, and¬†live and act in harmony¬†with it.

i declare! sprung from a desire to keep what is important to me next to me.  I wear my kids names on a necklace to remind me what matters most.  Some days I put on a running bracelet to remind myself I can do hard things.

Love deeper, speak sweeter, and give the forgiveness you’ve been denying. Don’t wait for cancer or some other challenge to make you treasure each day, each relationship, each conversation.

Live passionately, live honestly, and live the best life that you can.


New products and, well, they’re cute

Saturday, (and I mean all day) was spent photographing our new products.
We have so many cute new lines I am very excited about.
Stamped images, copper charms, and some new versions of the ones I love the best…sterling silver.
It is exhausting to get the lighting wrong after taking hundreds of pictures, and then redoing it while trying to get it right, all the while knowing I am no photographer!
These charms are so beautiful in real life, but they become beastly little mirrors that are so hard to get just right when behind a camera.
Here is a little look at what we have been working on.

I look forward to being able to share all the charms!
I also look forward to becoming a real photographer.

And in a more short term goal, I look forward to regaining my sanity, and getting the kink out of my “hunched over my camera for 3 days back”.

smell the flowers

maryjo keep calm

Keep Calm?¬† Did i read that right?¬† I better take a deep breath….

It’s November!

Fall is here!
Thanksgiving is around the corner…and I am thinking of all the things I am thankful for.
Are you making a list?
So many things that when I start to think about it, it overwhelms me.

My kids…my health…THEIR health…my awesome staff…the beautiful city I live in…the friends that run with me…the ones that just listen to me…sunshine on a cold morning…my ability to see it…the customers that love their i declare! and keep us in business…starbucks sinfully delicious hot chocolate…my babies eyes that disappear when he smiles at me…my 3 year old that dresses up in the craziest outfits and thinks nothing of it…plumeria trees that try to grow in Idaho when transplanted from Hawaii…i could go on and on.

To celebrate it all, we have created a classic, simple “grateful” necklace for you and I to wear all month long.¬† Give it to someone you are grateful for, wear one yourself and remember to stay grateful for the little things…because they are really the big things!

Happy being grateful!

sterling silver grateful necklace thanksgiving jewelry

order yours here for only $21 while supplies last!