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Really? It’s Monday? Already? Whew! What a gorgeous weekend. Hope you had as much fun as we did over here on the rock. Just soaking up sunshine (not saying this to make you feel bad, but it’s true) and the heavenly breeze, savoring ripe fruits and in joying some good ol’ fashion family time.

Sometime last week, I made a comment about wanting to disassemble the shelves in the family room and refurbish them. Within moments a few bredren (male peeps), including my husband, descended and commenced said project. Ummm, I didn’t realize anyone actually heard me murmuring to myself about wanting to make this change. How’s that for action? Well, the shelves were painted by late afternoon and well on their way to dry. The only glitch was that I needed fabric to finish the base of the shelves. And where we live, going to buy fabric is pretty much an all day event.

This is, after all, Jamaica. If you don’t live here, you may have heard that everything takes between 3 and 100 times longer to do.

So, I still need the fabric for the finishing. And silly me, I, didn’t even think to take before pics of said project for you. So the ‘after” images will have to suffice. That is, as soon as I get fabric (hopefully, later today or tomorrow) and actually coax the shelves into a photo worthy, “after” state. I think it will be refreshing to enhance this corner of our home and I look forward to the change.

Manifesting a newly refurbished space (albeit small) can be a very easy thing to do. Especially if your contribution consists of murmuring under your breath, which is all I’ve done, so far anyway. The fabric part is easy and I’ll share with you later this week some quick fix, cost effective storage (Not made in China)!

What are you manifesting this monday? Rearranging your cosmetics drawer might make your week a little happier. Maybe you are buying pretty, new towels to fold and put away in your (freshly reorganized, hint, hint) linen closet? Why not give away or recycle the magazines next to your bed? You know, the stack you’ve flipped and read through one hundred times (but haven’t parted with because you might read them one more time). Making a list of house, art or craft projects you’d like to work on is also a great start!

Remember! The simple task of writing a to do list can bring forward little and/or grand changes! Anyway, I’d love to hear what you’re working on! 🙂

Oh yeah, and do you like my latest Exotic Blüm?

One Love, walk good, off to revamp…

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Recently, I had the pleasure of creating these one of a kind Charm Lura™ pendants for a long time classmate and friend (from the high school years). I love making Mommy necklaces as they carry a special vibration and purpose. I incorporated Jamaican limestone inside of the charms and added swarovski pearl, amber and czech glass for “sparkle”. A huge fan of yellow, Melissa naturally gravitated toward the warm, yumminess of copper and amber.

It is especially good fortune (krafty karma) to design and create pieces for creative folks. As a mom and crafter, Melissa, knows the significance and value of hand made, intentional, lovelies. Melissa is the owner of  Lullababes, Hip Blankies for the Next Generation. If you know any expecting mommies or toddlers who’ve recently lost their blankies, Melissa’s handmade hipster blankets rock! Lullababes blankets are thoughtful, unique, loving gifts. You can learn more about Melissa’s crafty success and purchase her handmade blankets here.

Charm Lura™ pendants make fabulous Mother’s gifts and necklaces, or bracelets. Here is a photo of the alternate sides of Melissa’s charms. She chose to include the birth years as well as names in her one of a kind ila blu piece. Melissa, I wish you the best of everything (especially crafty aspirations) this coming year. In joy!


One Love, walk good, Happy New year!

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Happy Holidays from the Rock. Welcome to the Give Away Post! I am celebrating my centennial post (the hundredth something blu entry) with a $100 ila blu gift certificate. I am especially joyful to share the most valuable gift I have yet to offer. The lucky winner of this give away will receive a one of a kind jewelry experience. The certificate is redeemable for a custom adornment session in which we will co-design and infuse a signature, piece of ila blu adornment!

Featured above is Talula, a one of a kind, 3 5 7 Mini Bundle™ necklace. Infused with phenomenal prowess. She echoes the brilliance of the Caribbean Sea.

I want to give thanks to all of you who have accompanied me on this journey. In January, I set out to be a better, blogger. I wanted to post more frequently, generate better content, and create a readership and following. I couldn’t have done this without each and everyone of you. I am grateful and smiling. Because I did it!!! Today I celebrate the generosity, kindness, wisdom and community that we have formed in this little corner of the virtual world. ila blu is growing! Practice Love.

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Stay tuned! I will announce the winner the day after Christmas.

One Love, walk good, celebrating something blu’s centennial post! Woot! Woot!

 

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I know right? I am beyond generous. I can’t help myself, I want to share my gifts with you. As many of you know, I live in Jamaica. Things aren’t always easy here. I know a lot of folks have an extremely difficult time making ends meet. The general consumption tax (sales tax) here is 16.5% or more. Imagine…

So I feel it necessary to share my artifacts of adornment through various give aways. I host give aways here on my blog, something blu, and at boutique shows. People always feel so grateful to win. And what a delightful response from folks when their tiny ila blu package comes in the mail, or occasionally, delivered by yours truly! I so love the experience of giving and generosity is abundant in this season. I don’t want to miss out on the fun!

I am hosting yet another ila blu give away for you my lovelies. The rules are the same as always. I am sure you’ve caught the drift by now. If you are new to the something blu community take a couple minutes to read the instructions that follow. And make sure you sign up (it’s free) for this blog, on the right hand side bar, so that you will qualify on the give away date. See more on give away criterion below.

I am especially joyful to share the most valuable gift I have yet to offer. The winner of this give away will receive a $100 ila blu gift certificate. The certificate is redeemable for a custom adornment session in which we will co-design a signature, ila blu piece of adornment! Yay! So make sure to sign up and pay attention. Look for the final give away post, leave a comment and cross your fingers!

I am so attentive lately to how what I wear makes me feel. Adornment is a special treat and has infinite potential to change our mood, outlook and confidence. Have you ever had a case of the blues and decided to put on your favorite outfit/jewelry anyway? Do you notice your best loved adornment and a smile can change the way you look and feel and the way folks perceive you! This is why I love to create handmade, one of a kind, intentional jewelry. I believe that stones, seeds, metals, components, carry with them a history and a message. These components can be intentionally blended, mixing their histories and prowess’ to offer great visual and emotional impact. Jewelry has the power to evidence memories, intentions, experience and meaning for it’s owner. So I am giving it away!

Remember you have to signup for this blog to qualify to win an ilablu jewelry give away.

GIVE AWAY CRITERION

Subscribe to somethingblu.wordpress.com (sign up box can be found in the right) hand sidebar. Don’t worry I don’t spam. The only commitment you are making is to receive an email every time I post. Which can be a really good thing if you like my adornment work and would like to win/own a piece.

Pay attention to posts and look for the final Give Away Post. You will recognize this post because: The post title that day will include the words: “The Give Away Post”.

View the “The Give Away Post” and picture and leave a comment on the “Give Away” piece of jewelry. You must leave a comment, no matter how simple to qualify to win. You can say “nice piece”. But feel free to be creative, kind, or adoring. :) I will enter all participants (those who comment), into a digital randomizer to determine the winner.

Wait, pay attention & hope that your name is posted as the winner!!!

*Adornment featured: Goldina Ra 3 5 7 mini bundle™ necklace and Lady Jane statement ring.

One Love, walk good, embracing the giving spirit…

 

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This is it!!! The long anticipated reveal of the new and much improved ila blu logo! I am so pleased with it. I hope you love it too and will celebrate and support the launch and growth of my eco-savvy, extra gorgeous, infused with intention, adornment line, ila blu! I am so grateful for my lovely and talented friend Renee, owner of Renee Rodriguez Designs. A fabulous woman and designer, Renee, heard everything I wanted and translated it into a perfectly timeless logo.

I am now offering gift certificates for $100, $150 and $300 on my website! I will also add a special gift certificate in my Etsy ila blu Boutique soon. Every holiday gift certificate is intended to launch the recipient into an amazing 2011! And, for a limited time only purchase of a gift certificate includes a complimentary, custom design, experience. Personal adornment sessions are a one of a kind jewelry indulgence in which the client informs the designer of their aspirations and intentions. The result is a fantastic and alluring personalized pendant necklace, bracelet, or ring. Gift yourself or somebody you cherish with a gorgeous, wearable reflection and statement of personal intention.

If you can’t leave for the winter you can wear ila blu. Light up someone’s life this season with a gift certificate for an ila blu, made to order, signature piece. This is a wonderful gift to embark upon a new year. I will translate your New Years resolutions into something brilliant. Make your dreams a reality with adornment intended to keep you mindful of what you want to achieve. More love, abundance, joy, self confidence, patience, lifestyle changes?

I have vast knowledge and experience with the folkloric and protective properties of semi precious stones, jewelry components and botanical findings. A lovely and loving way to support someone  who is experiencing a major transformation, i.e., becoming a mother, graduating, starting a new job, surviving the “Big C”, moving, going through a break up or divorce, starting a new phase in life, etc…

And personal adornment is an amazing way to honor a bride to be this coming year.

You name it, I got it/you, covered in adornment.

Oh yeah and stay tuned, I might just have to give away an ila blu holiday Gift Certificate. A sure fire way to get your dreams for 2011 under way…

One Love, walk good, I’m so happy it’s official.

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