And I am LOVING IT!!! This month represents VALENTINES DAY, and thoughts of love are every where! So naturally I am in high gear wire wrapping heart shaped stones I cut over the summer months. Guys are out shopping for their gals, and visa versa. Some people say it is a stressful holiday- but it doesn't have to be! With just a little planning, it can be great! There are lots of small businesses like me, that will offer special discounts and sales on certain products. Lots of us will have special wrapping or packaging done for you too. Most companies want to make it as painless as possible for you! Just think about what your honey would like, and come see one of us- we'll help you choose something nice!

I have the heart pendants on sale at 15% off this month! I have even more pieces at the shows than I do online, so if possible come see me at a show near you. If that's not possible, email or text me favorite colors and I can send pics of what I have. The feature case is something I do at shows, for those "in person" customers, and the HEART CASE is the one on sale this month- keeping up with the theme!


For those that do not have someone special to share Valentine's Day with, you can still celebrate! How about showing yourself some love and compassion? In my tip this month I talk about this. I am giving myself a much needed break and consideration this month. Normally my newsletter goes out at 9am on the first of every month, but this is proving to be a more and more difficult task. I am in full swing of snow bird season, what we call "high season", and I am working at an event or market 6 days a week!! On my one day off I make inventory and do paperwork and laundry, so needless to say I am stretched to the limit most days. Because of this, I have decided that it really doesn't matter if my newsletter is a few days later- I am giving myself permission to have it done within the first week instead of the first day. Season is off to a GREAT start and I am happy that I am having a tough time keeping up with inventory! This is a great problem to have! So instead of stressing about the time frame, I am just going to stretch it a bit now and then, I think my recipients will understand.

I have good news! I am happy to tell you that my jewelry will be going to NY! I recently met a lovely woman that owns a Boutique in Manlius, NY. She calls it SOUL SOOTHINGS, a unique boutique for body, mind, and spirit! Kathy Ozzard Chism is also an author and holistic wellness educator- look her up, you'll love her book " THE POWER OF KNOW", I know I do!

On the home-front, I am trying to find time to enjoy Frank being home and all the neighbors being around, as well as the house quests we had. Seems that EVERYONE  wants to be in PARADISE for the winter months! My orchids are about to bloom again, and we have added to our ever growing "plantation"! Now there are also cucumbers and cherry tomatoes! The papayas are ripening now; boy are they HUGE!! Some are bigger than footballs! We have bananas! LOTS of bananas! And the pineapples are growing again! Many of these things I have never seen grow so it's interesting to see, for instance the banana tree makes a "pod" like flower of sorts. But, the difference is there are lots and lots of leaves, or petals; and each one peels back to reveal an entire bunch of bananas! It's really amazing if you've never seen it.

Well, that's all for now, I hope you all enjoy your month, no matter what you do or where you are! I am sending much love to all my wonderful customers!





Author: terri
I have always loved gemstones! I have been polishing stones since I was eight years old! Now I have a business I love and I get to share my passion with everyone!