Saturday, April 18, 2009

Playing on the Wheel

My daughter tried out the wheel for the first time last night. We coned up and down and she made little bowls by pushing her fist down into the middle of centered lumps while it was spinning. While we were working on her pots, she positively took charge. "Look Mom, I'm going to show you how to do this because I don't think you know how." What on earth would I do without her?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Sale and Open House
Saturday, April 25th from 12-7, I'll be hosting my semi-annual home show. I'll have some yummy food and music playing, and of course, all my pottery out on display.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

New Work
I've been working on making a birdhouse. I figured with spring (hopefully) on its way and the birds starting to show up again it would be fun to make some funky birdhouses. Here's my first attempt from yesterday afternoon. It has not been fired yet.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Mother's Day Contest on Giveaway Today

Do you know a mom who deserves to win something special this Mother’s Day? One who works hard, shows an abundance of love, and knows just the right words to say and when to say them? If so, you can nominate her to win one of three amazing Mother’s Day packages on Give Away Today. Give Away Today is a great blog that does pretty much what it says: gives away great products. My Smoky Pendants Jewelry shop is featured on the site this month.

Here are the great packages being offered:
They will choose one mom who is from the state of Utah. She will win:

“The Utah Package”:
A Sitting and Photography Package Worth $250 from Amanda Alexander Photography
A Sego Lily Retreat Package (includes a massage, facial, and pedicure)

a second mom who is expecting a baby or who has had a baby within the past year will win:

“The Newborn Package” will include Products from:
My Simplicity Boutique
Close to My Heart
Smoky Pendants

Our third Mother’s Day package is open to anyone who is already a mom or who would like to become a mom. She will win:

“The Mom Package” will include Products from:
Scentsy Gift Package
Dimples in Dresses
ShopbyM Jewelry

To enter a mom you know (she could be your own mom, your mother-in-law, your wife, your sister, your neighbor, etc), please email by midnight MST on April 15th. In your entry you must include the following information:

*Tell in 350 words or less why the mom you are nominating deserves to win one of our Mother’s Day packages.
*You must indicate ONE package you would like for her to win.
*You can attach one image if you would like.

The picture above is my wonderful Mommy with my daughter last summer.
Check it out, and turn in your entries at Give Away Today

Friday, April 03, 2009

Preschool is Expensive SALE

I stayed up late last night thinking about where my daughter should go to preschool and arrived at one conclusion. Preschool is expensive. Help me save up for it by purchasing my jewelry this week for 30% off at

Just type "Preschool$" in the notes to sender and wait for a revised invoice.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

New Love Mug Sets!

I love making these things