Monday, May 24, 2010

ruffly things. shiny things.

good evening everybody!  i've been trying to sit down and write this post all day, but my kids weren't allowing me to do so.  first, my daughter (averie) got out of her bed like 6594  times (slight exaggeration) while she was supposed to be taking a nap this afternoon.  then she was trying to be really smart and comes running out of her room yelling, "pee pee on bed!  pee pee on bed!"  So I'm like, "forget it kid... you're not tricking me into letting you out of your room.  get back in there and take your nap".  that's when a tantrum began, so i had to pick her up off the floor and carry her back (of course she did that thing where she  makes her whole body go limp, so she felt like she weighed like 50 pounds).  well guess what?  i get her in her room (flailing and screaming of course) and she starts yelling at me, "pee pee on bed!  see!"  I look down, and what do i see?  yes, a big wet spot right in the middle of her pillow!
so i dealt with that and then of course, my boy (finn) was sleeping, but the second averie falls asleep, he woke up and didn't go back to sleep until about 9pm.  in between all that, i was doing laundry, making lunches, spending time with my husband and making dinner.  i just got done watching The Bachelorette, and everyone is FINALLY sleeping so here i am :)

i also wanted to show some of my favorite pieces of jewelry.   each piece is very special to me.

it's a little banged up now because i've worn it a lot.  but this is one of the last pieces i made while i was doing my apprenticeship.  this ring was SO hard to make, just in the fact that there was no room for error as far as keeping every aspect of it perfectly symetrical.

my impala bracelet.  i made this too!  i love wearing this piece - it's so art deco, and i always get compliments.  this one, too, could use a really good polish.  haha!

and this is my favorite of them all.  my gold/silversmith master made this one.  it's my engagement ring.  the stone in the center is a true mandarin garnet.  it's a VERY rare stone and can only be found in 2 mines in the entire world.  i wear it everyday and love it more and more as the years go by :)

OH!  one more thing.  dave has a job interview at 9am tomorrow morning and we're hoping this will be the promotion we've been waiting for.  he's been on 2 interviews in the past 2 months, only to come in 2nd place both times, so we're hoping the 3rd interview is a charm!  i'll let you all know what happens.  this promotion would be HUGE for us.  we've been struggling a bit lately and could use a bit of a financial boost.

well, that's all for the day.  i hope you all are getting off to a good start this week.  goodnight!


  1. Aimee- I'm praying for Dave's interview to go well! You look absolutely beautiful in your outfit. I miss you on chat. Hopefully we can talk soon!

  2. hey sammi! thanks for the prayers. he came home like 20 minutes ago to grab his suit jacket for the interview. he forgot it this morning because he had to run to the store and pick up some excedrin for me. i woke up at 4am with a horrible migrane and was in no condition to drive to the store myself.
    anyway, i hope i can get on and chat with you today. finn hasn't been sleeping much during the day and it's been really hectic around here. i miss you!

  3. That tunic is to die for! I absolutely adore it, and it's not too expensive at all! I checked on the site and I don't think they have the white or blue ones in my size, buuuummer!

    And I have to say that your engagement ring is so beautiful, that stone... the color is amazing!

    All my best,

  4. Jessica - I actually got that tunic on sale about a month and 1/2 ago and that particular color (sky) sold out just recently. Sad. I love it though, it's perfect for my stay-at-home mommy lifestyle. It keeps me feeling stylish, yet it's comfortable enough to lounge around in.
    And thanks for the ring compliment! That stone is so much better in person. I wish you could see it in real life. Pictures don't so it justice.

  5. aimee i love your engagement ring!! it's beautiful.
    the ring and bracelet you made are amazing too!
    how did the interview go?
    (i'm catching up on my blogs today if you couldn't tell. i haven't had much time for the computer lately!)

  6. Thanks Ashlee! The interview went very well, but we're still waiting to find out if he got the job. Hoping we'll know by tomorrow. :)

  7. That engagement ring is beautiful! oh wow, I love it!