Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vote! Vote! Vote!

My youngest sister is an awesome artist! She has so many amazing drawings that she has done.  You can find many of them in her Etsy shop.

She has submitted her first drawing to Threadless T's for a particular contest.  Sure would appreciate it if you could vote for her here.

I just love this design!! She has such a great imagination!! It amazes me what she does when she puts a pen, pencil, or paint to paper.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Giveaway time!!!

Thanks so much to all of you who have become a fan of mine on Facebook. I truly appreciate it! I've hit 300 fans and wanted to thank all of you by giving away another item from my shop.

Here's what you could win.... Glowing Dogwood pendant

All you have to do to enter this contest is visit my shop: http://auberrygirl.etsy.com And list your favorite item here.

Extra entries: 1) Follow my blog and let me know you are doing so.
2) Follow me on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/auberrygirl and let me know you have done so.

This contest ends 12/17/2010. I will be drawing the lucky winner that day in order for shipping in time for Christmas!!! :) Good luck to all!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autumn's in the air...

This is my favorite time of year. I love how things start to change during this season. Everything looks different and smells different. The air feels cool and crisp! The sunsets are more stunning. Then the leaves are the best when they start to change colors. Each time it's never the same. Sometimes they are more red or more golden. When they fall it's even more amazing! The ground is covered in wonderful colors!!! I could go on and on....

Here are some pics from home....Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Beauty in Camping!

This past weekend I went camping with my church and had so much fun! It's nice to get away from the hectic life that tends to consume me at times. I need to take a step back and just listen to the quiet. This was a good time to relax and take in all the beauty of nature. It amazes me!!! I never get tired of all the wonderful things that God has created. All the detail he puts into things is so mind boggling.

We had a time of worship and learning on our last day. It was nothing fancy, just a quiet time with God and his word. Our speaker talked about how we just need to quiet ourselves and listen for God's whisper. I think I get so wrapped up in stuff that sometimes I forget to listen for his still voice. He whispers often I'm sure and I hope to listen more.....

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Amazing Creatures!!!

So a few days ago I was out taking some photos while the sun was setting. I just love the light the sun casts on everything as it's setting over the horizon. Sometimes it casts a gold tone, a pink tone or even orange. It just depends on what the climate may be that day. I never get tired of the sunsets here. Each one is unique.

While taking some shots of some wildflowers in our back yard I spotted this little hummingbird zipping around sipping nectar from the flowers. They just love these flowers. Hummingbirds amaze me in how they can fly so fast and stop on a dime. I've been outside before and had one zip right past my head or stop right in front of my face and just hover there. They are so amazing to watch.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Hobby!!! :)

So awhile back I purchased this awesome memory bracelet from a wonderful seller on Etsy by the name of artspell. The bracelet quickly turned into one of my favorites to wear. I wondered how hard it would be to make these for myself so I gave it a try. Here is one of the first ones I made. What do you think? It kind of reminds me of a sea turtle....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Beautiful & Special

So last weekend my hubby and I had two weddings to go to. A few months before the wedding I decided to buy a new dress since I have not for some time. I was dreading the venture as looking for a dress is not always fun. But to my surprise I found something right away and to make it even better it was on sale. I also found a cute shrug to go over it. Now the hardest part was finding cute shoes to go with my outfit. So within the next few days the search was on. It did not take long and I found the perfect shoes too! Now the last step to complete my outfit was the jewelry.

Since I have found Etsy shopping for jewelry anywhere else just does not compare! I just don't find much in the stores anymore so I did not even bother. Then I thought to myself....I should just see if my sister could make something to tie everything together. So I showed her my outfit and she said she had the perfect thing in mind to go with it.

The thing that made this jewelry special was that the beads all came from different jewelry that my grammie had. Here is the awesome necklace that my sister made along with the dress and shrug I wore. It also had a matching bracelet as well. Thanks sis!!!

My sis has an awesome shop!!! Check it out here if you like this piece!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

And the Winner is......

Congratulations Aik!!! I hope you enjoy this ring. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift. Do whatever you wish since.......it's yours. ;-)

All you have to do now is send your address to my e-mail here on my blog. As soon as I get that I can package up your new ring and send it on it's way. If I do not hear from you in in two or three days I will be drawing another name. Hope to hear from you very soon! :-)


Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's GIVEAWAY time!!!! - CLOSED ON 4-08-10

Ok, so I have been dying to do my first giveaway! I reached a few goals that I set... so now it's time to celebrate!!! What should I give away I wonder? One of my pendants, a paperweight, a magnet or a ring maybe? I think I finally made my decision. Here it is.....

So here's how you enter for a chance to win this ring....

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment that you have done so (All current followers are already considered for the giveaway).

2. Become a fan of my Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/auberrygirl and comment on my blog that you have done so.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment on my blog that you have done so.

4. Last....follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/auberrygirl and comment on my blog that you have done so.

Each one of these will count as entry of your name in the drawing. So for example, if you do all four of the above your name will go in the drawing four times.

The drawing will take place on Friday the 9th of April and I will announce the winner on my blog. So hurry up and get your name in and get the word out!!! :-)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Magnificent Sunsets

I never get tired of watching the sunsets at home. Each one is so different. They all have their beauty about them. Even when the sky is clear they are amazing to watch. Something new always catches my eye. My favorite sunsets to watch are after a storm. The clouds are so dark and the sun peers through with golden beams of light. It's as if light has conquered! Then there are the sunset where the clouds turn these beautiful shades of pink and orange and purple! What can I say? I could never tire from watching the sun set. Here are some pics I have taken...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lovely for Valentines....

I love Valentine's Day! It's fun to receive gifts from the ones you love but I think I like giving gifts more to the ones I love. It does not have to be anything extravagant. Just a little something that says "I love you". Today I am featuring some wonderful little gifts from some wonderful Etsy-ians that I'm sure anyone would love to recieve on Valentine's Day....

This beautiful little flower pendant is from jewelryvixen's shop. It is such a pretty little dainty rose hanging from a delicate vintage looking chain. I love how feminine and simple her jewelry is. She is such a sweet person to chat with as well. Check out her shop.....

This beautiful pendant is by sugarplumshop. Her glass pendants are so amazing and delicate looking. You can tell that she puts lots of time and detail into her pieces. She is very friendly to talk to in chat also. I just love meeting new people in Etsy chat. There is also just so much talent there. Take a look at her shop...

Dichroic Fused Glass/Glass Blown-Koinobori Pendant/Necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39497571

Last but definitely not least is another one of my favorite items from imeondesign's shop. These are the cutest little paper fortune cookies that would make the perfect addition to any valentine's gift or just by themselves in my opinion. She is another wonderful friend that I have made in Etsy chat. I love talking to her and just being silly!!! Please check out her shop...

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I just love where we live! Every season has it's beauty up here. They are each unique. I think that fall is my favorite time of year but Winter sure can be pretty too....yes.....even though it's cold at times. I love looking out over the valley seeing the fog resting like a big fluffy blanket. And the clouds as they come up the hill are a sight to see. They dance and swirl. It's so pretty! The snow is peaceful to watch. It's so silent when it falls.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Valentine's is soon approaching. I have been super busy making some of my jewelry for this special holiday. There are many items (pictured pendants above to be added soon) in my shop besides those set aside that are a perfect gift for someone special. Be sure to visit my shop! You might just find that perfect gift for the one you love.

I Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

So Cute!

Since I've joined Etsy I have met some really nice people in chat. There is so much talent on this site, so much creativity. I love all the things that people come up with. Some are quite unique and original. Here are a few of my favorite things that are so adorable I must share them...

This is Huckleberry by sleepking. He is about the cutest little bird I have ever seen with his little hat. Each of her items have their own little personality it seems. They have so much character and they are so detailed. Take a look at her little critters!

Peas in a pod by OsborneFamilyArts. I just love these! Every time I look at these little peas in a pod I just can't help but smile. They are so cute all snuggled together in that pod and they just look so cheerful. Check them out!

This is Lil Luv Owl by mindybanta. She makes the cutest little owls! You can tell that each one she makes is very detailed and that she puts a lot of time and care into her work. Check out her shop it's very cute.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lovely view....

I just love living in the mountains. It is so pretty and peaceful up here and it is difficult to leave sometimes to drive down into the valley. The air seems a bit more crisp and clean. Here is a picture of the valley covered by a blanket of fog as the sun is setting.