Lately, I've come to realize that I don't share too much about my personal life, which I feel is a shame as I want my customers and followers to know that I am a real person with real emotions, not just some shell of a person looking to sell my products. So, I've decided to start letting you all in on more about me and my life. So, get comfy, grab a glass of tea, as this may get a bit long :). Here goes!
Almost three weeks ago, I had to take my husband to the hospital for severe back and leg pain. Turns out, he had to have an emergency surgery the next morning. I was at the hospital with him through the entire week-long stay (which is where I should be, right?). Almost immediately after the surgery, he started having horrible pain in his right shoulder, rendering his right arm pretty much useless and his leg was still in horrendous pain. The day before he was released, they did another MRI to check out the leg problem. Turns out, he needs another back surgery. He hasn't fared too well with this recovery, so we decided to put this next surgery off and try injections. We'll see how that goes. Today, I had to take him to the hospital for an MRI on his right shoulder/arm. Hopefully, he won't need a surgery on the arm. We will find out the results of the next MRI in a few days from his surgeon. I'm not telling you this to make you feel sorry for us or have pity on us. Please don't. Ronald is doing better by the day and I feel like a very lucky woman to have him in my life. I am telling you this to explain my absence from the blog, my store, twitter, facebook , and my facebook fan page. Be sure to follow me on these sites, because I will often post secret sales, and only my followers will know the code for the sale!
Not all has been bad the last three weeks. I did get a couple pieces of great news. Number one, I was contacted about showing my jewelry at an art show in April. I will be the *only* jewelry vendor there, so I am pretty stoked about that! If you live in the Jacksonville area, please come and check it out. It will be on the first Wednesday in April, in the evening. I will update with specifics later, but please do mark your calendars for this fantastic milestone in my business!
The next piece if fantastic news came when I learned that I had won a contest on NaturallyCurly.com's Facebook Fan Page! My prize, you ask? A $250 gift certificate to NaturallyCurly.com's store, Curlmart.com! That's right! Two Hundred and Fifty smackaroos to indulge in my hair habit, and indulge I did! For those that don't know, I have (and love) naturally curly hair. I straightened it for a couple of years until I found Naturally Curly and started learning how to properly take care of my hair. If you decide to visit the site, be sure to check out their forum, CurlTalk, which has a TON of information on taking care of your hair. I have learned so much about my hair from that forum, which has led me to love my curly hair! I have been a product junkie ever since I decided to start wearing my naturalcurls, in July '07, so this gift certificate really helped the wallet! I bought a few staples and got several new products to try. I didn't think I could do it, but I spent the whole $250 (and then some) all in one order! The sad thing is, I could have kept going, but I figured $300 plus was enough for one sitting! I am now (not so) patiently waiting for my huge order to arrive!
In Dixon Jewelry news, I've started working on chainmaille jewelry. This stuff is absolutely amazing and simply beautiful to look at. I have gotten so many compliments on the personal pieces I've made and worn and I can't wait to start releasing pieces to the store (which will be very soon, I promise)!
Until that time, please subscribe to the blog and follow me on facebook and Twitter. The more followers and subscribers I get, the more sales I'll have (secret sales, of course...for my supporters!)! I'll also have more contests and give-aways, so don't forget to follow me and subscribe to the blog! I promise I won't load you up with spam and all that annoying crap!
I have many more ideas in mind and projects in the works, so keep a look out for them. I can't wait to finish it all and get it out into the world!
Until next time, love one another and love me :). The more love and support you give, the more I give!!!
P.S. Any idea how I can keep my poodle out of my Hershey's Nuggets? If she keeps this up, we're gonna fight! :-D