Monday, March 31, 2014

Don't Let Anyone EVER Dull Your Sparkle! (This post *might* contain a giveaway!)

Where to begin!  I feel like I have so much to tell you!!!  
Be sure and read this to the end-- there is a HUGE SURPRISE for you
as promised!!!!!

It has been quite a week!  Hey, how's the
weather where you are?  I hope it's starting to look
and feel like Spring!

Ok, I will start with my FABULOUS vacation!
Can you guess where we were?

That's right!-- DISNEYLAND!!!

And the best part was my husband and I didn't have to charge
 a single penny of it to a credit card, thanks to my amazing
SHD business.  
Happy Dance!!!

It was SO MUCH FUN!!!

My two crazy teenagers are in the very back row of that coaster!!!
The Disney's California Adventure park is awesome!

I had not been there in eleven years.  I last took my older two when they 
were 3 1/2 and 5!  So my youngest had never been, and my husband had not
been to Disneyland since he was a kid.

It was the best family time we've had in a very long time.

My kids didn't complain.

Not even once.

Ok, there's my April Fool's joke for the day!  haha
They might have complained.  A little.  
(But nothing a churro couldn't cure!)  

Alright, onto the BIG announcement from South Hill this week!  

We                   are                 growing!

That's right!
South Hill Designs is expanding into the UK this month!!!

So amazing!

If you know anyone in the UK you think would love this business,
please send them my way!  :)

So I think an awesome development like this is worthy of a GIVEAWAY!

Do you agree?

I thought you might.

Who wants to win this beautiful silver locket and South Hill Designs flower screen???  
  It's SO pretty in person!!!  

Here's how to enter:
1. Follow my blog by clicking "Join This Site" in the right hand column of this page.
2. "Like" my Facebook Page
3.  Leave a comment below this post letting  me know you did the two steps above.

I will use to randomly select a winner!
Contest Ends April 15 at 9:00 pm Pacific.
*Winner will be announced on the blog and my FB page on 4/16/14!

I would LOVE it if you would share my blog link with your friends!

Have a Charming Day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates...

You never know what you're going to get.

Do you like surprises?  

I do!

I am going to have a HUGE surprise for you next week!

Did I say HUGE?

I meant


I can't wait!

But since I know that's not very nice of me,
I will offer you something now to tide you over until
I can tell you the HUGE surprise!

That's just how I am.  lol

So if you order any Locket from my Website now until 4/1/14
and then leave a comment on my
I will send you a FREE chocolate charm!

You just never know what you're going to get!

Have a Charming Day!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring is Springing!

Hooray!  Happy Spring!  

Ok, ok I know some of you are still buried in snow.

But Spring is here.

It is.  

It's..............under the snow???

I really cannot imagine what that's like.  I lived in Upstate NY as a kid, but only until I was six.  Since then, snow has been something of a novelty.  I don't get to see it much and when I do, it's for fun.  I have lived in the Bay Area ever since, except for the time I spent in San Diego for college and a few years after.  

Ah.  I love sunshine.

So I'm sorry if it's still the "Winter That Refuses To End" where you live.  And I hope you soon see signs of Spring!!!  

Fingers crossed?

In the spirit of Springy things,  I am sporting this locket and the champagne wrap these days.  I thought about this locket and ordered the plumeria charms for it last week.   I just wanted a locket full of flowers.

It makes me smile.

And does not make me sneeze.

Happy Spring!!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

I Was Ready to Take On the World Until I Saw Something Sparkly...

It has been such a beautiful week in Northern California.  Sunny and 70's.  If you are still dealing with freezing temps,  I am sooooo sorry.  I cannot imagine.   I can make up the guest room if you like.  ;)

I left work (school) early the other day and took my youngest to the park.  I just felt like that sunshine needed to be absorbed and enjoyed.  I felt kind of bad because we didn't invite anyone with us, but he said, "It's ok.  I'll just make a new friend there."  That's Aiden for you.  And he did make a friend.  He's 8.  And super cool.

We ended our afternoon with ice cream.

Perfect day.

We need rain though.  Like really badly.

I have been playing with some locket ideas and last weekend one of the girls at my retreat was wearing just a chain with one of our open heart charms looped through.  It was so pretty and delicate.  I decided to add the wedding ring and another heart and string them on the diamond cut ball chain.

                           What do you think of it?  Sometimes you just want simple, you know?

Here's how it looks on.  

I love it.  I have been pairing it with a locket, but you can wear this on its own, too.  So super cute.

I am so glad the weekend is here!  What are your plans?

  I have family time planned for Saturday with these guys:

and a South Hill social on Sunday.  

Perfect weekend!  Yay!

I hope yours is charming!  :)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Charmed, I'm Sure...

I spent the past two days at the beach with some amazing women.  We talked, laughed, ate, drank...bonded.  Like we'd been friends forever.

But we haven't.  

I just met some of these women in person last night.  A few of them I met last September at our first South Hill Designs Conference.  Only one of them have I known for years.

And yet, we call each other "sisters."

Bonded by....what exactly?  Jewelry?  No, that's not it.  

We support each other.  Lift each other up.  

We share a passion for empowering women.

We all just want the best life possible for our families.

And we love life!

Lockets and charms?  Sure.

But it's so much more than that.

It's "Family."