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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
I am working,playing or riding.I enjoy working on my etsy www.TamsJewelry.etsy.com or my artfire www.TamsJewelry.artfire.com and my newest zibbet shop.www.TamsJewelry.zibbet.com or My Handmade Artist Shop http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/TamsJewelry I love my work,my life, I am so Blessed. If I could use only one word to describe myself it would be kindhearted.(To a fault)L.O.L.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

What are you doing to prepare for a Happy New Year?

         I love Christmas!I really love the Christmas Spirit more than anything.I wish it would last all year!I miss my loved ones and wherever they are I hope they feel the Christmas spirit to.The day after Christmas always leaves me reflecting on the year passed.We made it YEAH! It was tough financially and emotionally.but we made it 8) Now I am preparing myself for 2011.Do you make New Year resolutions?One of mine is to focus on Karate and get into good shape.I also have many ideas to grow my business.I have ordered some silver wire.I am adding rings to my inventory and eye lanyards.I am also thinking about adding a supply shop.And my Ebay sales are taking off so seems smart to focus on that also.I have a few ideas on making a better Blog also.I want to add more tutorials and recipes and Texas business reviews and I think some back road stories may bring some readers my way.I would love to hear any ideas you may have also.With all that said the most important thing I want to do in 2011 is spend more time with my family and friends.I hope I can keep the Christmas Spirit until 2012 rolls around with a new batch.LOL What are you doing to prepare for a Happy New year?I want to wish you a Happy new year filled with Blessings and Loved Ones!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Destination Lost Maples ?

                    Jesse and I had an absolutely Great Ride yesterday.Started out with breakfast in Kerrville and just got better.High temperature was 69 degrees PERFECT! I had my lairs it was really cold in the morning maybe 3? We had sunshine on are side the whole day as you can see from these pictures it was AWESOME!!I love the Texas windy roads,a little dangerous but worth slowing down for 8)We did stop by Lost Maples State park.If you have never been you really need to take a hike through it.We have many times it is a great family trip.Today however it's all about the ride for us a couple more back roads and scenic stops and we were safely home bound.I am always thankful to Jesse and Joleen for another safe ride!I have to tell ya folks there isn't any better way to spend a beautiful Texas winter day!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Counting Blessings!

Good morning my friends!I guess your wondering what I am doing up so early.Well I couldn't sleep in on my Sunday off and waste precious time so I have been listing items and then I realized.It's my day off. LOL I think maybe I need to slow down and Count my Blessings.I have so many.I have two great jobs,great kids,a wonderful husband and that is just the beginning.Today I am hoping to go riding with my best friend.We need a day away together.He works to hard!Then I will get back to work.I have already been reflecting on this year and yeah we are almost done with it.I can't say I'll be happy to see it go,it has been a really hard one for us but it certainly could have been worse.My intuition tells me 2011 will be much better.I already have a few things in mind to help make it so. Any ways I just Want to wish you all a Merry Christmas this week.I hope you can take the time to count your Blessings too ,and enjoy the rest of this year!Thanks for being such a great supportive friend!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Featured Artist Lynda of Mellow Moon Studio on Etsy

Wealth - Green Bangle Bracelet 7 1/2 inches

WHITE FROST 19 inch Frosted Necklace

Green Faerie Necklace

Pentacle Wicca Wear Swarovski 22in necklace /earrings

                             Today I would like you to meet Lynda.She lives in Akron Ohio,she is the creator of  Mellow Moon Studio on Etsy.She makes beautiful affordable jewelry.The best news is yet to come.Are you ready?Everything in her shop is on sale!Yes that's right just in time for the Holidays.Well what are you waiting for? Grab some coffee and enjoy looking at all those beautiful creations.No excuse not to get that Christmas shopping done.LOL  I hope you have enjoyed learning about the talented featured Artist.Thanks for stopping by 8)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Featured Shop Body and Bath

Soap - Cosmic Sunset

Candles - Baked Apple Soy Candle

Kids - Green Monster Toe Jam Bubble Bath

Gift - For Men - Cowboy Candy

Wellness - Intensive Repair Hand and Foot Creme 4oz
I would like you to meet a Twitter friend of mine Aaron White.He lives in California.He is a father of five children under 8years old and he works for a reality show.I don't know how he finds the time but he also promotes his family business Body and Bath Hand Crafted natural Products.This store has many great products.Everything from soaps,lip balms,candles and more.You can find something for every member of your family here.And for those hard to choose for people he has Gift certificates.You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook and keep up with all the new products ,And there is a very informative Blog as well.Now grab your coffee and get shopping!Have a great Tuesday! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Featured Artist Larkin Livesay Jr. Creator of LivesayGrafix on Etsy

Trees of Fantasy - Goat Willow

Auto Tag - Red Mtns

Turquoise Bracelet

Hello My friends I hope your week is going great this far.Guess what?It's about to get better!This artist is from East Tennessee.He has a great Etsy shop LivesayGrafix.He makes Original Art,Signs and Illustrations He does custom orders and is multi-talented as you will see.I love the Original Acrylic painting,he has some cool jewelry and  Check out the Auto Tags the colors are so vibrant.Be sure and heart his shop while your there,and tell him Tam sent ya.Your friends and family will love these unique gifts!Thank you for stopping by,Have fun shopping 8)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Featured Artist Barbra Creator of AllAboutTheButtons and AllAboutTheFiber

Christmas Bookmark Trio

Christmas Clock

Christmas Colors Scarflette

Bear Chair Vignette

Hello my friends.Today I want you to check out this really Multi-talented Artist.Her name is Barbra and she is from South Carolina.She does just about anything you can think of with Buttons.She also crochets and check out this clock.It kind of seems like there isn't much she can't do.I really enjoyed browsing through her shops.Her Zibbet is full of beautiful creations.There are more in her Etsy shop.She has another shop AllAboutTheFiber on Etsy.She also stays busy with her Blog it has some great tutorials and more.You can keep up with her by following her on FaceBook and Twitter.Grab your coffee and click through.Enjoy your weekend!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Featured Artist Marilyn Of BeachSeaCrafts

Rope seashell and pearl coastal napkin ring set

Shark Tooth Necklace baby's ear sea shell black beads

Olive Shell Shadow Box

Digital Photo Greeting Card Croft State Park Lake Scene

Conch Whelk Sea Shells Assortment for supplies

Oyster shell Santa Claus Christmas Ornament

Hello everyone I would love for you to meet someone with a new shop on Etsy.Her name is Marilyn Creator of BeachSeaCrafts.She is from South Carolina She has a beautiful selection of unique items in her shop that will make your holiday extra special.The hand painted Oyster Shell Christmas Ornament is my favorite it made me smile.She has really nice jewelry and check out her cards.You can tell she loves the Beach, she reflects it beautifully in her work.I am sure you are going to feel a wave of sunshine hit you when you enter her Etsy Shop! I hope you have the time to check out her supplies also she would be the person to get those shells from!I should mention she has an awesome sale going on right  now.I hope you enjoy your Tuesday my friends!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Featured Artist Tanya Klein Creator of The SlipperyPearl and MomentsOfBeauty

Black Friday Sale Flower Stretch Headband with Vintage Wooden Button

Black Friday Sale Wire Wrapped Mother of Pearl Half Cuff Bracelet

Red Berry Beads-15mm

Silver Star Charms-I Wish

Hello my friends here it is Black Friday and the shopping season officially begins.You should start your day by checking what's new in Tanya Klein's shops.She has several new Jewelry creations since I last featured her and she has been so busy with her three children and her full time job I really don't no how she finds the time for everything.Look at her MomentsOfBeauty on Etsy.And she also has an awesome ArtFire Studio and.And She has started selling supplies her TheSlipperyPearl on Etsy has some really cool items as does her TheSlipperyPearl Zibbet.You can easily keep up with Tanya by following her on FaceBook .Thank you for supporting Handmade.Have fun shopping!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Already?

Baby Blue Crystal/ Silver Angel Christmas Earrings
Hello,Black Friday already?It will be here in just a few hours and I am ready!Everything is on sale free shipping US and Canada!Plenty of time for custom orders so don't be shy request that special gift for that special someone.Most important my friends have a SAFE and HAPPY Holiday Season!Thank you for all your support!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Hello my friends.I missed my usual Tuesday post yesterday because My motherboard went out again.I am thankful for my warranty and the fast Dell tech they sent out to fix it.That next day service is awesome.So my computer is new once again.Yes next month I will buy the extended warranty on it for sure.There has been a lot going on this week.I thought I had broke my thumb I woke up one morning and it burned.I  had no idea how it happened but by the next day it was swollen like a tomato and very painful.So I started thinking maybe it was a spider bite anyway it proceeded to get bigger and hurt bad and I ran a qtip along the nail with peroxide and it ripped open UGH it was ugly!I forced myself to clean it out good and I keep it bandaged it actually seems better today and there you have it another reason I am thankful! It did slow me down but I will bounce back.When my computer was turned back on I had a sale Yeah and When I went to my ArtFire Studio I had received the Certified Handmade Artifact click through and check it out ,While your there hit the Like button okay?You do like me don't ya?LOL Anyway now I am getting ready to spend Thanksgiving with my family.This will be the first one in years where I don't have to go to work.I can't tell you how excited I am just to spend it with my family.So this morning my daughter's and I will go to the grocery store to get the rest of the goodies and we will come home and I will teach them how to bake a couple of pies.Sounds Great doesn't it?I am so Thankful for so many things,I am Thankful I have such great friends!I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving and you get the chance to stop and smell the rose's.8)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fridays Featured Artist Is Nan Henke Creator Of Texas Hill Country Art on Etsy

Turkeys in the Hill Country greeting card by Nan Henke 4 1/4 x 51/2 inch (1) Blank

The Neighbor's Longhorn Bull small 5x7 original painting by Nan Henke in gouache

Bluebonnet Bud with Indian Paintbrush Greeting Cards by Nan Henke 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch (a set of 4) Blank

Fawn in the Hill Country Woods of Texas by Nan Henke Watercolor painting 11x15 original

Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush no. 3 Wildflower greeting cards by Nan Henke 4 1/4 x5 1/2 inch (a set of 4) Blank


Hello my friends,Friday already? I have been waiting all week to introduce you to someone who I first met  when I started my Etsy shop.Nan Henke creator of Hill Country Art on Etsy.She is not only a talented Artist but she is a kind soul that goes out of her way to help others.She shared lots of great tips with me when I first started.She is a gifted Artist as you can see from these Photo's.Check out her Etsy shop!It's full of beautiful Watercolor paintings and gorgeous Greeting Cards.It's obvious she finds inspiration from her beautiful home in the Texas Hill Country.I hope you enjoy visiting her shop as much as I do.You can easily learn more about Nan and Hill Country Art by following her beautiful blog.Of course she has a Facebook also.She also has a second Etsy shop called Dramatic Licence, let me tell ya you will love this!This shop will make you smile!Get out your Christmas list and start shopping!Have a great weekend 8)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Feature Artist is Patty Arnold Creator of CatCalls and DogBarks

Tote/ Original Cat Print Fabric

Christmas Kitty Coasters 2

Boxer Shorts/ Red Dogs Flannel

Custom Dog Tote Bag

 Hello my friends,what a great Tuesday it is starting out to be.I know you will feel the same way after you meet today"s featured Artist.Her name is Patty Arnold and she is from Burton Ohio.She is an absolute inspiration for me.Why? Well to start with she has seven,Yes I said seven children.Now that in an of itself tells me this woman is a patient hard working MOM.But there is more.She also has two really cool Etsy Shops.One is CatCalls you can find really cool Cat themed clothing and accessories.You can sure tell she loves to sew!The other DogBarks,as I am sure you have already figured out is all about the Dog lover's.Now both shops have a great selection to choose from so get on with your holiday shopping! She has so  many great deals for us.It is easy to keep up with whats going on with Patty you can visit her Blog Or follow her on Twitter.I sure hope you smile as much as I did while browsing her shops.Have a Fantastic day!Thank you for stopping by!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fridays Featured Artist Is Elizabeth Of LavenderLizard on Etsy

Texas Flag Scarf

Set of 5 Crocheted Heart Scrubbers - Pink, Purple, and White

Market Bag in Hot Pink and White

Set of 6 Crocheted Stars - Red, White, and Blue

Hello today I would like you to meet someone on my Etsy Texas team.Elizabeth creator of LavenderLizard and LavenderLadybug.She is from San Antonio Texas.She is a WAHM with four boys.I have no idea how she has time to make these gorgeous creations but I am sure you will be impressed with the great selections you will find in her shops .In her LavenderLizard shop she has Eco-friendly clothing and gifts.In her LavenderLadybug shop she has beautiful handmade and commercial supplies.Elizabeth has everything you can think of when it comes to crochet items.She has a great Blog also.She is easy to find on Twitter and FaceBook.Well you can go ahead to her shops and get some of that holiday shopping done.I hope you have fun and be sure to tell her Tam sent ya! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Skip Work Today8)

Quick stop on River Road

Canyon Lake

Sounds like fun doesn't it?Well sometimes you have to slow down,this is one of those days for me.I have been working seems like nonstop for a while.Yesterday I looked out the window at work and noticed all the leaves have changed.I broke the rules (no cell phones while working)called my best friend and said baby let's blow the day off tomorrow and go riding.He really didn't need much convincing,as soon as our little ones get on the bus we are going to jump on Joleen and ride through the hill country.My favorite ride this time of year is Lost Maples,the colors of the leaves are breathtaking.I hope that's where he's taking me. I feel a little guilty because I know I have tons of work to do but I think I will get over that guilt in about an hour.Lol After all I passed my rank test and I have been working full time at the restaurant, and full time on my jewelry and well it's obvious I am behind on my house work but,it isn't going anywhere so ,made up my mind we are going!Jesse being the best, best friend ever took the day off and now we are going to make the best of it.I apologize for skipping Talented Tuesday's Artist.I will make up for it with a tutorial soon.I hope you understand.I will try to get some good pictures to share8) I hope you enjoy your Tuesday,and if you see a red head with pigtails flying in the wind on back of that big beautiful black Iron Horse give me a big wave and if you can get a picture of us.LOl 8)  Well the day was great I just came back to update.We ended up cruising River Road In New Braunfels.It was a perfect day for riding along the Gaudalupe River.From there we went to Canyon Lake here's a couple of picks.Gotta Love Texas!8)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fridays Featured Artist is Ekatrina Creator of KatrineShine on Etsy

Medieval Style Dress Made To Order OOAK

Red Poppy flower bobby pin

Waist Reducing Tartan CORSET in cotton Custom made for buyer


Bracelet Gray Roses

Red Tartan BAG TOTE

Hello my friends. Today  I would like you to meet a new friend of mine Ekatrina she is  from Bindisi Italy .First I have to say when I Googled her city I fell in love,it is beautiful.I am sure that is where some of her inspiration comes from it is reflected in her beautiful Etsy shop.She is talented in many areas as you can see.She makes recycled leather jewelry and accessories,quilted bags and pillows,custom made corsets and medieval dresses.After looking at her shop I am sure you will agree she is Blessed with many talents .Just look at the few items I am sharing here today, these are my favorites, the red dress is gorgeous isn't it. (Not a question I know it is!)lol You will find backpacks. And how about the poppy flower bobby pin it's perfect for just about any occasion and is eco-friendly, it's made from recycled leather and beads.There's a variety of jewelry and more.You can keep up with Ekatrina's new designs by following her blog.She has tutorials on her blog that are awesome!She also has a twitter.Well what are you waiting for?She has gift certificates for those of you who can't make up your mind.I hope you have enjoyed today's post.Have fun browsing her shop and have a great weekend!

My Mini Etsy

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TamsJewelry's ArtFire Shop

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Women Over Fourty 8)

This is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

My Favorite Words Of Wisdom and Inspiration8)

You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself. ~ Seneca

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'

'It was great, Dad.'

'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.

'Oh yeah,' said the son.

'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.

The son answered:

'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

'Life is too short and friends are too few.'

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Smile it makes you look younger ! ;)