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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Popsicles on the stoop

I love summer.
I love the sun, the heat, the long days with daylight lasting past 9 o'clock. I love that the heat makes me slow down (because I pay the high price of pit stains & a bright red face if I do my normally fast walk anywhere!).
Last night Chris & I sat on our stoop and I had a popsicle. I adore the chance to sit in the heat of the night and catch the drips of my frozen treat. It simply is not as enjoyable to eat a popsicle in the air conditioned comfort of my home; I need to be hot to fully enjoy a popsicle.
Maybe I love eating popsicles on the stoop because it feels like an old fashioned thing to do. Perhaps people "back in the day" took more time to slow down and watch the world go by. I suspect people were just as busy back then as we are now; although they may have been busy with things like washing their clothes by hand- which I do not envy. It doesn't change the old timey feeling I get by plopping down outside my building in the dark to do nothing but enjoy myself. 
Our reality last night meant Chris getting home after 9pm, us eating a late dinner & sharing a delicious beer, and me requesting time on the stoop. Maybe I needed that time on the stoop because it made the dirty dishes wait to be washed, made Chris forget work for a bit, and made me savor my husband, my neighborhood & an icy frozen fruit filled popsicle.
Moments like those are reminders of why I love summer.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fruit Fly Designs

 I love my sister.

Fruit FlyDesigns Earrings-copper&silver

Perhaps that goes without saying, but it never hurts, right? I also love the fact that she is now a jewelry designer! My sister (Marg/Marge/Margie/Mage or just Margaret) recently launched her own jewelry company, Fruit Fly Designs! I am so proud of her, the things she makes are beautiful and all handmade by her! 

Fruit Fly Designs Earrings-copper&silver

As you can see by the photos, she focuses on natural materials, sterling silver, copper, leather, and a variety of stones. As of now, she is selling earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets (although I don't have any photos of the bracelets right now).

Fruit Fly Designs Necklace-silver & leather

Fruit Fly Designs Necklace Close Up (I'm wearing it right now!)

I visited my sister & brother in law last weekend and helped a bit with categorizing the jewelry and getting it organized for its official debut in July! Marg will be offering Fruit Fly Designs jewelry for sale at an artists' co-op in her town. The co-op opens in July, it is called Ally Bally Bee and I can't wait to visit again to see the jewelry amongst all of the other art for sale!

Fruit Fly Designs Ring - copper & silver

As if my sister's jewelry and the launch of her new business weren't enough; I also am the proud owner of all the jewelry shown on this post! My sister thought I gave her WAY more help than I did........she is so generous she gave me a bunch of jewelry for helping! Did I mention I love my sister?

If you are interested in buying some of my sister's beautiful jewelry 
(& how could you not be interested??......its awesome!)
 please email her at margaret(@) 
(I don't want her to get a bunch of spam- 
so I am not making the email address a hyperlink! Obviously do not include the parentheses around the @ sign if you want her to receive your email :)