Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I have a secret...

I can't go to sleep without it. I love the way it makes me feel. I look forward to bed time every day, just so I can have it. I love the way it swishes around in my mouth, so hot and creamy, and glides ever so smoothly down my throat. I am getting chills right now just thinking about it. I am addicted!

Chocolate. Yes, chocolate. More specifically, Hershey's Nuggets. In a pinch, a Hershey's Candy Bar will suffice. The plain Milk Chocolate kind, no almonds, nuts, or anything else.

So, why am I writing about chocolate? Because I am down to my last bag and it tastes weird and I am completely aggravated.  You know when chocolate begins to melt then hardens back up? I believe that's what happened to this bag.  It tastes weird.  It makes me angry because it doesn't melt right.  I let them melt in my mouth when I go to sleep.  It helps me sleep.  That's my story, at least.  I have found, though, that if I hold the chocolate in my hand a few minutes, it melts properly.  Still doesn't taste quite right, but it will have to do until I can get to the store to buy a replacement bag...first thing in the morning!

Until next time, take time to enjoy the small stuff!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You call THAT music?

I have always considered myself a pretty "hip" person, always knowing what is in style, especially when it comes to music. Just saying that sentence qualifies me as old, doesn't it? Anyhow, I have always listened to all genres and appreciated good quality music. You know, the kind of music with meaning. Don't get me wrong, I've always come home to my country roots, but I've explored other types as well.

So, can someone please explain to me what this song means? What is the purpose of this song?

"It's a dirty, dirty world that we live innnn"

You must draw out the "in" to make the song effective.

WTF is that? It's a beautiful day and I'm riding along with my husband with the windows down, just enjoying the day when this little punk-ass kid drives up to the red light with *that* blaring. What is that?!? The only words that I could understand were the ones that I typed above. I can't bring myself to type it again. I may get sick. Am I seriously that old, or does that "song" truly suck? That's not music!

You want music, get yourself a Reba CD. Invest in a Johnny Cash CD. You want rap, download some Eminem from i-tunes. Is rock what you're craving? A little Linkin Park will do you some good. Maybe some Metallica if you really want to rock. But, please, for the safety of everyone's ability to appreciate real music, and the comfort of my ears, turn that crap off!

Until next time,
Vanessa :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I guess it's that time!!!

Now that I have bombarded you all with links to find me and my jewelry store (links are on the right, in case you missed it :) ), I guess it's time that I properly introduce myself and let you know all about me :)
I am Vanessa Dixon, jewelry designer and owner of Dixon Jewelry And More.  There, that's it!

Nah, just kidding.  There is much more to me than that!

I am 29 years old, and ALWAYS will be!  Remember that! In 10 years, I'll be 29 and 120 months, got it?!? I just recently (October) married the most absolutely perfect man.  That's right, women... he exists!  Unfortunately for you, I snagged him up!  Unfortunately for you men, he snagged me up, so I am no longer on the market :).  He is,without a doubt, my best friend and at the risk of sounding too clique', my soul-mate.  He makes me a better person and I have never felt so loved!  I didn't know this feeling exist until I met him.  Okay, enough of the gushy stuff.  Can you tell I'm still a newly-wed? :)

Other than designing jewelry, I enjoy photography, singing/songwriting/playing my guitar, and spending time with my loved ones.  I lead a pretty simple life with as little drama as possible.  No soap opera here.  Sorry :(.  My husband is a truck driver, and I enjoy riding along with him out on the road.  Next time you see a semi out on the road, be nice to the truck driver.  You have NO idea how hard it is to drive SO much.  Seriously, it's a rough life, but someone's got to do it.  They are the modern day cowboy, so treat them with respect.  Without them, you would not get all that stuff you just have to have at Wal-Mart because no one would be delivering it to the store!  Don't cut them off.  It takes a LOT to stop an 18-wheeler, especially when it is loaded.  If you are going slow and a semi tries to pass you, let him.  Don't be stupid and speed up just because you can't stand the thought of being passed by a semi.  That kind of stupidity is what gets people killed!  Can you tell I'm on the road with him now and am sick of people's lack of respect for truck drivers?  I'm sorry.  I'll step off my soap box now :)

Anyhow, where was I?  Oh, yeah.  I was talking about me...my favorite thing to do!  I have a small, yet fabulous group of people that I can truly call my friends and for that, I am grateful.  Not many people have true friends these days.  It's a shame.  I am one of the few lucky adults to still have all four of my grandparents still living.  That may change soon, as we just found out that my grand-father is terminally ill.  He is a strong man though, and I don't think he'll go down without a fight, so who knows...he may out-live us all!  At least that is what I am hoping for!

Enough about me.  I've never been too great at describing myself.  What you see is what you get.  I promise you'll get to know me much better by subscribing to my blog and following me on twitter.  The real me always comes out when I write!

Until next time, love like there's no tomorrow and, for good-ness sake, respect truck drivers!
Vanessa :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Check out this blog... with a give-away!!!

Check out this blog.  She is having a give-away for the etsy shop, Much Ado About You, and the prize is a fabulous personalized day planer!  Check it out!!!

Until next time,

Check it out!!!

I was featured in an etsy treasury for undiscovered shops!

That made my day!  Gotta get my name and jewelry out there, right?!?

Until next time,

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I've joined Twitter-world!

Hi, all!  You can now follow me on twitter @VanessaDixon81.

Be sure to follow me, as I will soon begin special sales on my jewelry for my facebook fans, blog followers and twitter followers!!!  It's worth a follow, right?!?

Until next time,

Getting things going!!!

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by!  I've got lots going on lately, and I am so excited to share.  In case you don't already know, I've began making jewelry and opened an online store.  Please visit at: http://www.dixonjewelryandmore.etsy.com/ .
I am super excited about what the future holds and I can't wait for business to get going!  

In my quest to find new materials and ideas, I decided to go to a bead show today.  One word...wow!  I thought I had died and went to bead heaven!  So, I got a lot of new material and have already started working on new items for the store!  They will be listed soon!

I add stuff to my store on a very regular basis (at least once a week), so please bookmark it and check it out often.

I am also working on ideas for special sales for my blog subscribers (so subscribe now, before you forget) and my facebook fans.  You can visit my facebook page at:
Be sure to 'like' the page to be eligible for special sales and share the page with your friends!

Until next time,