Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Stella & Dot" Jewelry....

While my SIL was on her family summer visit, she decided to do a Trunk Show of "Stella & Dot" jewelry, for which she is a stylist.  I really liked alot of the pieces, so I ordered a few.  I figured, I'd support her show and get myself some cool new pieces for work.  So a few days later my two necklaces and earrings arrived(everything is directly shipped to the buyer's home - awesome!!).  I am thrilled with the pieces - the quality is much more than I expected and I feel these will be with my for many moons to come.

While I'm much better with the sewing machine than actual 'face-to-face' sales, I decided to register myself as a "Stella & Dot" Stylist - in case I can introduce someone else to this fabulous jewelry company - so feel free to poke around the website through this link: or go to and where it asked for your stylist, if you'd be so kind as to enter my name, Jennifer Hicks, I'd be happier than a clam in the bay!  :-)

Who knows?  Maybe you'll find something you want to treat yourself to after a hard day or week or month...Here are some of my favorites:

Avery Necklace:

Baby Flower Earrings and Bracelet:

Starfish Earrings:
Stella Vintage Bracelet:
Sophia Cluster bracelet (on sale too!!):
Cosa Wrap Bracelet:
Rachel Necklace:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Dresses Modeled by the Cousins

Since the Indy-based family and the Florida-based family are in town for the unfortunate passing of my beloved Grandmother (cannot get into it bc more tears will spring from my eyes), I decided to take advantage of the girl-cousins.  We have some new girls dresses and I grabbed my SILs, our cameras, and our daughters and headed to the bay area on Fire Island.  Here is a peek...

Teal Madras as a Dress and as a Top + Ice Cream Halter:

Pink with Pastel Stripes Halter:
Raspberry Pink, Deep Blue, Yellow Madras:
Sea Blue Paisley and Pink Halter:
Pink Floral Peasant:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June - Where did it go?

June is now gone and I don't even feel like I had those 30-days.  But, I know we did since I went to my college reunion at the beginning of the month and Little Olive turned a big 4 years old at the end of the month.  The days in between were spent working, cleaning, sewing for the Fair Harbor Pine Walk Fair.  Oh, and battling doctors as Little Olive didn't want the Pixo she put in her ear to come out (3 visits later, it is out).

We did a home birthday party for her on her actual day, followed by a "Birthday BBQ" which was really more for the adults to hang out and let the kiddos play in the water table.  As Mr. Olive likes to say, the day of the BBQ was "hotter than snot" - there was zero breeze - and that is unusual for living three blocks from the Ocean. 
She had an Oreo cake, which was delicious, and then a bunch of presents to open.  I ordered the afghan from the talented Alessandra of Just Be Happy!  Little Olive wanted a bunch of colors and then put together with "pink".  She and I absolutely love the result - although as you can see from the pics, Little Olive was more interested in the cool piggy amiguri Alessandra included.  Our nanny wanted to bring Piggy home with her one night to show a friend, and Little Olive flat-out refused to let it out of her sight! 

Little Olive's Florida family sent her a Princess Pack of gloves, necklace, bracelet, ring, and can bet she loved it because she loves the Princesses!  :-)

Stay cool..........July is starting out hot-and-no-rain.....