Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kenna Kicked Cancer Benefit Update

So far I have raised $125 for needy kids suffering from cancer. Let's keep it going and help lighten the burden for those children who have cancer. Thank you all for your support!

The Miracle of Life

I just watched an amazing video on u tube that is so spiritual about the miracle of life! It was a spiritual experience. If the kids are driving you crazy today watch this video and be inspired about what a miracle they are. Life truly is a miracle!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Color is Back, Yahoo!

Don't you just love color this season? I am so excited to see the vibrant colors. Oranges, reds, corals, greens, royal blue, yellow. It feels like a breath of fresh air! I just bought a pair of green jeans that are so cute! Put them with a navy shirt and gold jewerly  - so fun! I love the 1969 skimmer legging jeans from the Gap. They fit like a glove and are so comfy! I prefer to wear them with flats or flip-flops so cute for the summer. If you want some of these get them quick, they go the minute they get them in. I ordered online, Gap has free shipping on orders over $50. It's a great deal!

Fabulous finds!

My sister has been in town and we spent a fabulous day shopping yesterday and oh my goodness the deals that you can find right now! The spring items are on sale at huge discounts! There are some really cute tops on sale at the Loft for $4.88. That's right I said $4.88! Need a gift for a friend or for yourself now is the time.

I got the deal of the day at Banana Republic. This darling short sleeved sweater in cream. Add a pop of color with a shirt or with cute jewerly (the Millie necklace and the Libby layering necklace or the La Coco coral beads from Stella and Dot are perfect - layer a few bracelets) and it is darling! reg price $110 - sale price $12.48. Need I say this is a great time to shop? Remember when I told you to watch the additional % off signs on sale items? That is how I found these fabulous finds. Have fun shopping.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kenna Kicked Cancer!

I am so excited and relieved to say that Kenna Kicked Cancer. (To see more about McKenna's battle with leukemia please go to the blog link listed on this page.) To celebrate I am launching a benefit sale for Childhood Leukemia (my granddaughter McKenna was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009).The sale will run from now until May 11th and  I will donate my commission from the sales of at this show to our local children's hospital in McKenna's name.

Leukemia is a horrible disease that affects people of all ages. There is a high cure rate in the very young. The treatment is very hard and long. It is two and a half years of brutal chemo therapy. Because McKenna was diagnosed at the age of 14 her chances of being cured were far less than those who present at a much younger age. I am so happy and relieved to say that in December we found out that McKenna is in remission! To celebrate I want to do a jewelry party and give the proceeds to benefit the sweet children that have been afflicted with leukemia. Thank you for your support! To participate in this benefit sale please go to and at the checkout type in Kenna Kicked as your hostess or type in Kenna Kicked at the check out. Thank you so much for your help! Let's raise a lot of money for children who are fighting a battle with leumkeia. You can purchase online from now until May 10th for this Benefit.

Our new summer capsule collection is coming out on April 10 and it is going to be fabulous! Here is a sneak peak of just a few of the new items that will be available on April 10!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Deal of the day - 50% or more off of these jewelry pieces from Stella and Dot just email me at to purchase  $3.95 shipping

Flower pin: $16
 Purple and Gold leather bracelet  $18

Amanda necklace $47

Mom charm $18

Love charm  $11.75

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Great Deals at the Loft

I just returned from a trip to the mall. The Loft has some really cute tops on their final sale. They range in price from $9.98 - 14.88 a real deal. Regular sale items are on for an additional 30% off. Check it out SO cute! Have fun shopping!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More Style for a Steal

Need a gift for a little girl? This darling necklace, the Dylan Necklace  is on sale for $14.40. All of the little girls jewerly comes in a cute tin that the girls love as much as the necklace! The Allie Ribbon and Pearl necklace comes with a detatchable flower that you can use on the necklace or in a little girl's hair. 

The Kristin Pearl Bracelet is not on sale but looks so darling with the Allie Ribbon and Pearl necklace.
Kristin Pearl Bracelet
See them all, and order at


Today's tip: The Gap! Check out the sale racks. I have gotten some of the most fabulous deals on the sale racks. When things from the website are returned to the store they are often put on the sale rack at deep discounts. I got a darling pencil skirt for $9. I have found fabulous bargains on pants $8 - 15 dollars and many cute tops. Gotta love the days that there are additional discounts signs on display. An addition 40% off the sale price makes for a great bargain. I love the pajamas that Gap has too. They are so soft and comfy. I got a pair of pajamas (top and bottom) for $10 on the sale rack and they are so warm and comfy.  Love them!

Also, sign up for emails from your favorite stores. You will get notices on sales that can be fabulous!


We asked our grandson Caleb to say family prayer the other night. He said "No, I've been doing it all day. I am like Enos."
We went downtown yesterday to see the Children's part of the Church History Museum, City Creek Center and the Christus at temple square. On the way downtown it was raining and Caleb said, "It's raining cows and dogs!"
We had such a great day downtown. The Children's part of the Museum was fabulous. The kids had so much fun! They got to dress up in costumes and dance, sailed on a ship to the promised land and caught a fish along the way. They grew fruits and veggies, played tortilla toss,  and there was much more. It was really a fun day for all of us. The museum is free (what a bargain:)!)

City Creek Center (in Salt Lake City) is unbelievable. City creek runs down the middle of the mall, and there are tons of wonderful stores. I have to tell you about 77 kids (the American Eagle childrens store). It is so fun. They have made it a pleasure for mothers trying to shop with their children. There is a camera where the children can take their pictures, embelish them and then print them off all, for free! They have a counter full of prizes that they give to the children who have been"very good" (the prizes are free).  They also have lights that flash on the floor that our one year old granddaughter thought were histerical! The kids stomp on the pictures and they think they are turning them off. It was great fun!

Rachel and Bria got their ears pierced. They were so brave and they look so beautiful!

Temple square is in bloom. The trees and flowers were gorgeous! The children are so darling.

 The Christus is fabulous and so moving! The kids went and asked the missionaries to turn on the presentation so they could hear about Jesus. Their idea! They are so sweet!
Our little Kate, so smiley and so sweet! Family is what it is all about!

Monday, March 26, 2012


I asked my 9 year old grandson Caleb if he knew who was running for president. He proudly replied, "Yes I do; Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Solomon and Grinch!"

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Style for a Steal

There are some fabulous pieces of jewelry on sale now on my website
The La Coco chain necklace is a great must have piece for any jewelry wardrobe. It is a very versatile necklace! It looks great layered with a pearl or beaded necklace.  It can also be worn alone. You can be double it and wear it as a 4 strand short necklace or wear it longer as a 2 strand necklace. There is a bracelet on the back that you can clip on for a longer necklace or clip off for a shorter version. Of course you can wear the bracelet alone as a bracelet too. The normal price was $69 it is on sale now for $41.40. For necklace and a bracelet! Great value.

 There is also the cascading chain necklace on sale that is gorgeous and a great wardrobe builder. Originally it was $69 and is now on sale for $41.40.


A few years ago I took up quilting. I love it! Combining fabrics into something that is beautiful is addictive to me! I love looking at patterns,  touching fabrics and creating quilts. I came up with an idea to display my fabrics when I found this shelf at a local furniture store. It was on sale for $50. No kidding! I found a new dining room set at the same store for 1/2 price so I used my old dining room table for the base of this sewing center. The table was a dark brown oak so to match it to the shelf I took a piece of it to the paint store and had them match the color in a paint that would ahere to formica (the table top was formica). Then I just painted the table and put the shelf on top. I loaded it with my fabrics and now I can look at them and be inspired by them all of the time. The dining room table makes the perfect place to cut fabrics and to set up my sewing machine. The large surface is great for sewing quilts. I can leave my sewing machine up all of the time and sew a seam here and a seam there when I have a moment.  I found this darling chair at the same store (Eldredge Interiors). When I first saw it the price tag was way out of my price range. It was around $400. I just kept my eye on it and finally was able to purchase it for $80. It is the perfect height and compliment to my sewing table.

This is one of my favorite quilts. I used fabrics that I collected over time. I love the way it turned out!
Fabric buying tip: I always purchase fabrics on sale (have you seen the price of fabric lately? $10 a yard and up for cotton, crazy*#!) a local fabric store, Elaine's Quilt Block, has $3 yard fabric sales that are fabulous. I am a fabric snob (why would I want to spend all of the time and effort to make a gorgeous quilt out of inferior fabric) so I am picky about the fabrics that I purchase and these sale fabrics are the best. I buy what I love and combine them to make quilts that I love. I never purchase the entire line of a fabric to make a quilt I always pick fabrics from my shelf and combine them.  I promised myself that I would never buy more fabric than would fit into this shelf or I could really be overun by fabrics not to mention the money I would waste buying fabrics that I would never have the time to use.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I am so excited about my new blog! Bear with me please I am new at blogging! The thing is I love style of all kinds!  I love to quilt and decorate my home and I certainly love clothes and jewelry.  Style can be pricey and  since I am not shall we say well padded I had to learn to do it on a budget. Thus this blog. How to indulge your love of style on a budget.

Today's tip -How to get gorgeous jewelry for free.  A year ago I was visiting my daughter in Texas and she introduced me to Stella and Dot jewelry.  I was in love with this gorgeous jewelry, however, I could not afford all of the pieces I wanted. When Jen told me she got her jewelry for free and at 1/2 price just by holding a trunk show in her home I was skeptical.  I had been a Tupperware dealer a few OK quite a few years ago and trust me an orange peeler was a fabulous hostess gift. I didn't think there was any way Stella and Dot was giving away free jewelry for hosting a trunk show. Maybe an orange peeler but not free jewelry. All I had to do was invite a few friends over for an evening of style? It sounded fun so I decided to give it a try. One small catch, there was not an active Stella and Dot stylist in Utah at the time. Dang! What was I to do? I decided to look into being a stylist myself. I learned that it was really pretty easy and inexpensive  ($199 for your kit which got me all of the supplies that I needed and $450 in jewelry) I decided to give it a try. That was a year ago and I have been having a blast hosting Stella and Dot trunk shows ever since. I have a ton of gorgeous jewelry that I have earned for free plus a sizable commission nestled away in the bank. Now not everyone wants to be a stylist and that's good for me because I give trunks shows that you can invite your friends to.  You will get fabulous hostess rewards (I got $550 in free jewelry and 4 1/2 priced items at my own trunk show, turns out my daughter knew what she was talking about). So that is how you get gorgeous jewelry for free and I would love to help you. This month I am offering a free Olivia Pearl Necklace
to the first one to respond to my invite to do a show. Plus you will receive free and 1/2 price jewelry from Stella and Dot.