Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What to wear to that Holiday Party?

We all have that one Holiday Party to go to but never know what to wear.  I say this year we all dress it up and go formal!  Whether we are going to a private club, someone's house, or just a private intimate dinner making it a little formal can really up your mood and make you feel good!  So GO FOR IT!

Look for a "Little Black Dress"?  This one is gorgous! 

Jasmine--Custom-Made dress  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32883056 by Myblackdress on Etsy.

Have the dress but need the accessories?  How about these...

Candelabra Necklace http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35123530 by Peachesforme on Etsy.

To Erte is Human Reclaimed Vintage Deco Rhinestone Bobby Pins  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35147749  by pinsnsins on Etsy.

"Black Tie" Snowflake Earrings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34171332 by 1989michelle on Etsy.

and don't forget the shoes and handbag...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Find my NEW Holiday Jewelry on Etsy!

You can find my new Holiday Jewelry on Etsy.  http://www.1989michelle.etsy.com/ This necklace is called, "Secret Santa"  Wouldn't this be the perfect Secret Santa gift?  Or just a fun keepsake to wear during the Holiday Season.  The Brass findings give it a vintage look.  Necklace measures 18.5 inches.  For more information go to my Etsy Store.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Well... I gave it a year!

I started my own personal web site a year ago.  I did well considering the economy I think.  But after a lot of thought, I've have decided to close it down as of Dec. 31.  It is just not cost effective right now.  I am going to continue with my Etsy store, http://www.1989michelle.etsy.com/.  So, you can still find me on there.  I hope you will follow me.  Also, check me out on Facebook.  I would love for you to join me there!

Everything at http://www.howcharmingbymichelle/ has been marked down, and with FREE SHIPPING, that's a steal!  Great for the holiay shopping.

On the up side, now I need to get all new business cards, packaging, etc.  That will be fun!  

Friday, November 13, 2009

Photography by a 12 Year old

I am so proud of my son.  Weston will be 13 in a couple of weeks and is really turning into a Gentlemen!  He has always been interested in color, cameras, and photography.  At a very young age, he would drag me into galleries from off the street to look at people photography and art.  We live close to Park City, UT so there are a lot of galleries along the shopping districts.

He is currently working on a project for the Holidays that is a awesome idea.  So I wanted to share it with you.  He's taken some great "Winter" themed photos after our last snow fall and created great note cards.  He came up with the idea to sell them and use the proceeds to buy presents for children in need for the Holidays. He's already sold 9 sets of cards.  He's really working hard at and wants to do well.  Actually, they are really cool cards!!  I thought I'd help him out and try and do a little promoting for him.

The sets are $8 each and he's really done a good job at packaging them so they would make great hostess gifts for parties.  If anyone is interested please email me mfloerk1@msn.com


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Time Flies!

Oh my gooness, where has the time gone?  It's already November.  I have been very busy with my Boys Football schedules.   Being a Football Mom is time consuming.  With all the Taxi-ing around, cooking, laudry, photography, game watching...It may as well me a full time job!  But, needless to say, I am having a great time.  I spent some time creating Team Necklaces for some Mom's with their son's numbers on them, and some School Logo Earrings. 

My oldest son's season is now over.  They did not do very well in the play offs, but I think he had a fun and good season.  We have ordered his letter jacket, which he is excited about.  We had it custom made.  It should be here in 6 weeks.  Just in Time for Christmas.   I cried while we were ordering it.  I know he was embarassed but I couldn't help it.  He just looks so old!  He just got his first job.  He will be working at Aeropostle for the Holiday Season.  He's such a handsome kid, I am sure he will sell lots!

Weston's Team is still going strong!  These 12 year old's are tough kids.  They made it to the play offs for the Championships.  So,  practice has gotten intense.  Weston is struggling with some back issues but I think he will make it through the season.  He is a busy little man.  Working hard at his Middle School as a Student Body Officer and Taking Photo's in his spare time.  I will have to post some of his work.  He really has an "eye" for photography!

We had the kids pictures taken with their Jersey on together.  They turned out really nice.  I've been saying that I was going to do it every year.  I decided that this better by the year.  Next year Brandon will be a Senior and I am sure it will be hard to get them together to get it done.  I am so glad we did it!!

I also traveled back to Wisconsin for a few days and did a Fall Festival and Craft Fair.  I shared a booth with my Sister'n law.  Together we did really well.  I was pleased. Well worth the trip.  My trip was paid for and I got to visit with my neice and nephews.  She makes Hairbows and Accessories for little babies and girls.  If you have time, you should check out her website.  It's http://www.ittybittyclippy.com/.  I came home with some great Flower Clips for me.  They look great attached to my winter knit visor beanie.  I've had loads of compliments on them.  I even got one in the boys school colors to wear to the games.  SO CUTE!

So...now that things are slowing down a little, I am starting to get back into my blogging, revamping and adding new items to my websites (http://www.howcharmingbymichelle.com/ and http://www.1989michelle.etsy.com/)
and creating new ideas and designs.  Currently, I am working with some naural brass materials making earrings.  If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog page you can see some of my designs that are available in my Etsy Shop.  Just click on the photo for more information on that item.

Thanks for stopping by!!  :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

June is coming to an end!

This week I having been working on retaking photos of my work. I am trying to capture more color and depth. I hope it works. I've done a lot of retouching and rearranging of the etsy site as well. If you get the time please check it out and let me know what you think.


With June coming to and end and July fastly approaching, I am finding my self getting closer and closer to One More Year Older! As my birthday is this Friday, July 3rd. The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. When I was a little girl I always thought that the Fireworks and Parade were in celebration of ME! HAHA!!!!! I wish you all a fabulus holiday and please be safe. Don't forget to keep your pets inside away from the heat and fireworks.

Here are some of my retakes....

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's been awhile since I've added to my blog. Summer is well in progress. Lots of things going on for me.

Including these new cuties. They are the bomb! Historic Route 66 Button Earrings. The buttons are made of metal. They are set firmly into place with a pin and 2 round 7mm glass dark grey pearl beads. They are available on both my websites:

I've added several new items to my sites. You should check it out.

At my How Charming web site I am also have a Sterling Silver Earring Sale now thru July 4th. They are all $2.00 off. And all clearance jewelry has been marked down to $5.00 each. With FREE SHIPPING! that's a steal. (http://www.howcharmingbymichelle.com/)

I'm awaiting arrival of my new business cards adding my URL, and I have ordered postcards to send out locally advertising my site. I hope it helps get the word out! I'll post photo when they arrive. Stay cool and enjoy!!!