Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year and Hand Stamped Earrings!

Hand Stamped Earrings
I had some time to play with my stamping set! These pretties read Life is Beautiful. Available at Etsy.

These read Live Your Dream. I used the triangle Wubbers on these! Available at Etsy.
Happy New Year!
I hope you all experienced a great 2013! It was an amazing year for me. I can now see without glasses or contacts! 
no more of this crap!
Getting Lasik surgery was the best thing I've done for myself thus far. My business continues to grow and I have my amazing worldwide customers to thank for this (as well as eBay and Etsy who have helped me with exposure). 

I added a new line with the boot bracelets which really took off! I recently realized that the boot bracelet can be wrapped around the wrist twice to be worn as a bracelet too. Versatility is always a bonus!
boot bracelet
I added new earclip styles. I'm thinking about making clip on earrings this coming year to sell. 
clip on earring blanks
I added more pearl colors to my eyeglass chains and lanyards. Some sell well, some colors don't. I'm finding shoppers prefer the pastels.
lilac pearl eyeglass chain
It has been fun challenging myself in growing the business and experimenting with what works and what doesn't.

My planner has kept me more organized than ever!
planner from Just A Thought Journals
Jim and I have continued to grow as a couple. He helps me maintain my sanity. Love that!

October 2013
We had beautiful quality time together.
The heart tree at Maudslay State Park
My garden was fabulous! I do no work since I planted low maintenance flowers and plants. We had just the right weather for perfect blooms! 
Iris just before opening
We came across a new favorite wine!
Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon
My stomach is happier than ever. It has been almost 2 years since I cut gluten out of my diet! There is occasional cheating at functions where I allow myself to indulge in amazing desserts. Of course I typically suffer for 2 - 3 days afterwards! 

With a little extra work we still have favorites like pizza.
gluten free pizza
Gluten free does not have to be taste free!

I wish you all a wonderful and successful new year! May all your dreams come true and all your goals be accomplished!

Val :)


  1. i like the stamped earrings. sounds like you're well on your way to continuing with another good year!

  2. I'd buy anything that has the name wubbers in it :-) glad 2013 was a success, and hope the same for 2014. the stamped earrings are very sweet.

  3. Happy New Year! my friend! so many good things to celebrate from this year, and more to come in 2014!

  4. it's been great getting to know you in 2013, and life is beautiful, isn't it?

  5. You've had a fantastic 2013! The stamped earrings and that pizza look great. Are those artichokes?

  6. Val, you two are a lovely couple :) I'm so glad the lasik surgery was successful for you! Those handstamped earrings are wonderful! Of course I love the heart tree :)
    Wishing you a happy, healthy and fulfilling new year!

  7. Love those earrings! Here's wishing you and yours an absolutely amazing 2104, Val!

  8. Happy New Year Val ;o) I am wishing you continued happiness, success and love in 2014! Oh, and of course more food ;o) LOL! I love your earrings! Will be e-mailing soon ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  9. I love those stamped earrings, Val, and I am so lad that you had a wonderful 2013. I wish you an equally wonderful 2014.
    Happy New Year!

  10. I love you beautiful, more and more as time goes bye. Thank you for being so understanding. I miss you so much right now.

  11. I am so happy 2013 was good to you Miss Val! I only hope that 2014 brings better things and lots of success to you!

  12. It sounds like 2013 was a good year for you. I do love those stamped earrings. The possibilities are endless with what you can do with those!

    Best of luck to you in 2014!

  13. Love the square earrings!
    And what a great year 2013 was. I hope 2014 is just as great both in your personal life and business :)


    I bet it is awesome to not have to wear contacts or glasses anymore, let alone the cost :)

    Eating gluten free is a challenge, esp. eating out but a lot of restaurants are truly making an effort to have something on their menus that work but I always worry about the prep.

    Hope you have as good a 2014 as 2013, cheers, T. :)


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