Thursday, 2 July 2009

Winter mistaken for spring - but not for long!

I did it, I did it! I spent two whole days in the most disorganised room in the house (see post last week) and it is now pristine! I threw A LOT of stuff out, re-organised and moved things around and I feel so much lighter in myself!

Hubby is really pleased as he finally has his table back in his possession and although he hasn't finished re-organising that little area it is well on its way.

Of course, the rest of the house is suffering somewhat in comparison now...but I think I'll attack that another day.

The weather has turned very icy here - although the skies are a vivid blue and the grass is green due to rain we've had over the last month. So it is easy to lull yourself into a sense of spring from the warmth inside the house - until you go outside of course! Then you feel the wintry bite and retreat inside very quickly.

The springlike looking weather has inspired me to work with a burst of soft, pretty colours so I thought I would share these delicately coloured earrings that are of new jade (serpentine), freshwater pearl and rose quartz.

I found a great group - Unique Women in Business at the by Earth Expressions blog. I love the idea behind this group - it's fantastic to see women banding together to help each other towards success!

Recently, I received the same award from two fellow bloggers - Miriam from Angelshair and Terry from Magicalbeadstalk gave me this:

The rules of the award are:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award."

So here are my 15 newly discovered 'lovely' blogs!
Theta Mom
Mommy Words
5 kids, 2 labs, 1 lizard and a hermit crab
Piece of Cake Decorating
I'm Still Standing
Shabby Chicks
Paris Couture Antiques
My Insanity
Inca Kids, Fair Trade & Sustainable Living
Keeper of the Cheerios
Click Here
The Crazy Suburban Mom
Sweet Serendipity
Witchetty Art

Gosh, that's a list and half!

Cheers for now,


Mommy Grits said...

Feel like heading to America to help me tackle my office?? I am hoping to feel the same energy and organize it...someday. Oh and thank you for the award!

Sweet Serendipity said...

Wow, thank you for the sweet award! And what a great list of blogs, some of which are new to me. Thanks for introducing me, I'll have great fun exploring them.

I really appreciate you visiting my blog, taking the time to comment, and honoring me with an award. Thank you!

Your earrings are beautiful. I love the soft colors.

Hope you have a lovely weekend :D

Opus #6 said...

Oh, my, those earrings are particularly pretty.

Thanks, Annette Piper, for being such a reliable blogging friend. Your support has been invaluable.

Unknown said...

Ooh, fun! New blogs to discover, thank you! MWAH!

Unknown said...

I know some of those blogs! Beautiful earrings too!

Stephanie said...

It always feels so great to get organized!

Great list of blogs too:)

Kelly @ Wisdom Begun said...

Those earrings are BEAUTIFUL. I wish I had some $$, I would buy them from you. Big hugs!

Veronica Lee said...

Pastel colours are my fav and these earrings look really sweet and pretty. Another fantastic creation, Annette!!

ThetaMom said...

Hi Annette,

Thanks so much for the award! I've already posted my newly discovered blogs-your support is amazing. Thanks for making this first experience for me such a positive one!

Quiskaeya said...

Life's been a little hectic around here too. I have one room in the condo I avoid entering at all cost because it's become a storeroom for everything. UGH! Hopefully I find your courage and do something about it. Quick. lol

Stopping by from CC3@MBC

Jennifer said...

Oh, they are lovely. It's like a breath of spring, really!

You're lucky to have finished the organization. Sometimes, it gets so overwhelming, I just leave the room and don't pick up until another couple months later! LOL!

kristina said...

Those earrings are so yummy!!

Brittany said...

Yes come on over I am in a MAJOR purge mode. Thanks for the award! You are great! Enjoy the frosty weather. I would dig it right now!

CailinMarie said...

aren't you kind!
and I look forward to checking into your list of new blogs. what fun. It may take me a day or two to get mine up... but I will.
Thanks again for the award!

ChezChani said...

Love those earrings!!

Elena said...

I love the earrings Annette. They certainly are beautiful and soft ... during a dull season. I know we've been blessed with some nice sunny days, which are so welcome, but it's those dull, cold days that I can't wait to pass.

I've also been checking out the blogs you've nominated for the award - I've enjoyed browsing through them.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Golfersmom said...

I love all of your things. I hope you have a great week.

From the MBC Comment club 3.

Gutsy Living said...

Your life sounds exciting. I too love to work from home and write. Your jewelry looks refreshing and I love the spring colors.

Jackie said...

Those earrings are gorgeous!! This is my first time at your blog and I've really enjoyed reading some of your posts. I found you the mbc comment group - look forward to reading more : )

CailinMarie said...

Thank you again and I'm sorry it has taken so long!!! I must say however, that link doesn't connect to my blog. :-)

Annette Piper said...

Oh shoot - sorry about that CailinMarie - fixed that now!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! I love checking out new blogs, but it seems that I never have the time. Just look how far behind I am on commenting on your blog. Although, I have stopped to read it a couple times and then was off again. I'm trying to make up for it!! LOL

And let me say, the earrings are beautiful!!


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