Hi Kids! In keeping with the spirit of our 'Monday 'tradition', I'd like to introduce you all to Eryn, a new guest blogger who Ooh La La Dujour is so very lucky to have contributing...I have to admit, I am just in love with her first post...take it away Eryn!
I was asked by Katie, a delightful new friend of mine, to be a guest contributor to her blog. What an honor! I’m excited she’s interested in what I might have to say. I was told I could write about anything at all which is obviously a very broad subject! I gave it some thought and came up with a list of some of my very favorite things...
My daughter & her name: My sweet little daughter is 19 months old now; her name is Helen. She is truly the best thing that’s ever happened to me and I adore her more than words can describe (even when she’s not behaving so adorably!). Why is her name a favorite of mine? She’s named after my grandmother who died when I was 12. I have so many wonderful memories of the original Helen (as I now often refer to her). I can only wish she would have lived to be with me through my teens, twenties and beyond.
Jewelry & tea time: I’ve been creating jewelry for a long time, but have recently been spending a lot more time on it. My etsy shop (www.elmtree.etsy.com) is full, I have a couple local shops interested in selling my pieces and I’ll be at Handmade Arcade in April. This is all pretty exciting to me, and I’m also pretty happy about my new routine. As you might imagine, as a mom I don’t have a whole lot of time to devote to jewelry making. So, my new routine is each day during Helen’s nap I make myself a nice hot cup of tea, pull out all my beads and create away. Not only is this time super relaxing for me (sometimes I even light a candle!), but I’m being productive doing something I love. Visit me on facebook (www.facebook.com/elmtreejewelry) for updates on new pieces and the general goings-on of elmtree.
My crazy kitties: I have two cats- a fat orange cat named Roscoe and a calico kitty named Trixie-belle. It’s hard for me to believe, but they’re turning 10 this year. These two have been with me through so much, I just love them! And they continue to amuse me in one way or another on a daily basis. Roscoe, with his clumsiness, lovable antics and need for being petted while eating. Trixie-belle with her sweet meows, love of the radiator and obsession with crunchy snacks. What fabulous felines these two are!
Birds: The birds that visit my yard (my outdoor pets I like to call them) bring me more than a bit of happiness every day. I put out suet this winter and have been attracting a neat little family of woodpeckers. Not to mention the many cardinals, robins, finches, sparrows and blue jays who stop by. And every once in awhile, the pigeon couple shows up. I never get one pigeon or five pigeons, just a pigeon couple. These outdoor pets of mine are just too sweet.
So there you have it - four of my favorites! I could mention more (let’s see….my dashing husband, vintage jewelry collection, vegetarian food and flea market finds to name just a few) but I can’t go on forever. Thanks to Katie for giving me a chance to share what’s on my mind. XO