Saturday, June 25, 2011


Tonight I went to my sister-in-law's jewelry party.  Now, I'm not much of a jewelry person.  I have one pair of earrings and two puzzle rings that I wear all the time, and that's it.  So I went to support her (it wasn't just that she was throwing a party, she's actually starting up as a rep) and to buy something for my bff, whose birthday is in early July.

I was really surprised.  I found a few things that I really liked!  I ordered a pair of earrings for myself and a really pretty necklace for my friend.  (We rent a beach house every year, and it's become a really important thing for both of us.  The necklace is silver with a cz encrusted starfish pendant.  It's just perfect for her.)  And there are a couple things that I'd really like, but couldn't swing right now.  One was a really pretty silver ring.  (And I think there are a couple more rings I'd like to have.)  Another is a great big pair of hoop earrings.  (I've always wanted a pair of big ol' trashy hoop earrings.  Not that these are trashy, but they're headed in that direction!)  And then there was a silver necklace with a pendant that says "Believe" on one side and "like there's endless possibilities" on the other.  There's an optional second pendant that says "Dream" on one side and "like they will all come true" on the other.

I'd host a party to help my sister-in-law out with her new enterprise, but I don't know anyone in Indianapolis.  All my friends are in Texas and online.  So I was thinking I might ask her about doing a catalog party instead. Does anyone think they'd be interested in helping out my SIL launch her business by taking a look at a catalog and possibly buying a piece or two of fun, mid-range jewelry?  (Nicer than Claire's, less expensive than Kay's.  There is a range of prices, but a lot of the pieces I saw were around $30.)  Absolutely no hard feelings if you're not interested.  I just thought I'd put it out there.  If you are interested let me know, and if she is cool with trying a catalog party I'll mail you one.  (Prepare yourself.  It's a heck of a catalog!)

A small comment on a totally different topic.  The New York Assembly has approved same-sex marriage for the state of New York!  Yay!  I couldn't be more thrilled that very soon everyone in New York, regardless of sex or sexual orientation, will have the right to marry, and all its attendant privileges and responsibilities.  Others will have more to say on this issue (and say it in a way that's both more powerful and more entertaining than I ever could), so I'm just going to say Woo Hoo! and leave it there.

Woo Hoo!

And now, to get back into a habit that has fallen by the wayside lately, the Lip Balm of The Day is: Cat Pee  (I know, it sounds gross.  But it's citrusy and delicious.)


  1. WOOT for NY! It's about time!!!

    Pics of the jewelry you bought, please :) And the beach house/starfish pendant thing--very thoughtful and cool. I bet you can't wait to get to that beach house this year! (no offense to your family at all--just that I've lived with my parents as an adult and it's a LOT harder than people would think it is)

  2. Anonymous10:51 PM

    I MUST amend your talking "trash" about those fab hoop earrings! Not "trashy" but bold and strong!!!

    Yes, I'm in, although I might just end up sharing with my girls, they of much taste and actual jobs. Also, put this idea up on the forum, share the wealth! With Betties!

    Woo Hoo from here as well, and hey that was VERY well said (of us both), no apoligies needed.

    Gawd you just kill me every time you say "cat pee" and lip balm in the same sentence.
    And you KNOW how I live for the citrusy too, lol.

  3. Julie, if it makes you feel any better, the lady who makes my Cat Pee lip balm also has a Dog Poop flavor! It's caramel and coffee. And just in case that's not enough excrement titled lip balm, she also does a Reindeer Poop lip balm at Christmas time, although I don't remember what the flavor combo is on that one. Oh! She also makes one called Monkey Farts that is banana, grapefruit, kiwi, bubblegum, strawberry, and vanilla.

    Lest you think this is a lip balm company run by 10 year old boys, they also have sane flavor names, like Shamrock Shake, Gingerale, and Strawberry Dream Pie.

    Thank you, ladies, for volunteering to take a catalog! I may be seeing my SIL tomorrow. If I do I'll talk to her about it more then. As soon as I have a firm plan I'll let you know. I'm pretty sure I've got email addresses for both of you.

    Lora, I don't have anything to take grainy pictures of yet except the catalog page that I ordered from. (I guess some of the reps make an effort to keep at least a small inventory of the more popular pieces, but SIL is brand new and doesn't have anything more than what came in the display kit.) But when my order comes in I'll definitely try to get some decent shots!


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