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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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Where did it go?

    Well I am asking myself as I look at the calender where did it go? I am of course talking about this year ,it flew by and here we are about to jump right into 2012 and well I am not ready! I just don't want to leave 2011 because I haven't nearly finished my to do list for the year.lol  It's not that this has been a good year because truth be told it was pretty depressing to me. Instead of complaining about it I guess I will just say, I miss my nephew Travis and wish 2011 hadn't taken him.I am truly hoping 2012 is the year our economy bounces back.  I have every intention of celebrating the end of 2011 and can't wait to smile my way into 2012.lol  Do you make New years resolutions?  I have several hoping to keep one.lol I just want to wish you a Happy New Year and Thank you for sharing your precious time with me! Stay safe if your out celebrating!! 8) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!                                                                                                   

Monday, December 19, 2011

HAF Featured Artist Janelle of Jewelry By Janelle

Pink Ivory wood Pendant necklace

Madrone Burl Wood Necklace and Earrings set

Purple heart wood Heart Pendant(Mine 8) )
         Hello my friends! Happy Holidays to you! This weeks Artist I have shared with you before.Janelle made some gorgeous jewelry. Look at these beauties! Unfortunately ,She passed away this year and is greatly missed by myself and many others.She had a special place at HAF, I know I am not the only one that misses seeing her around the forum. Lucky for us we can still buy her beautiful creations the proceeds go to her family.I purchased a  beautiful piece for myself  from her Handmade Artist Shop ,and will cherish it always. This is the perfect shop to get that special gift for your Loved one or maybe just do like I did and treat yourself! Smile it's the Holidays and You deserve a treat don't ya?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Getting Ready for A Great time at Fredericksburg Trade Days!

Pink Howlite Necklace

Slab Turquoise Necklace

Sterling Silver With Large Lab Ruby Ring

Gold Chain Eye Lanyard
       Hello friends!Well I looked at the calender and wow, Christmas is almost here. Already?  I love Christmas and most everything about it.I have almost reached my selling goals on Etsy,just one more sale and I'm there wahoo! It was a long year but we made it.Now hopefully the economy will turn around and with luck next year will be even better. Maybe I can cut back to 12 hour work days instead of 14?lol Well anyways ,I just wanted to share some of my newest works with you and if you haven't done it lately would you browse through my Etsy shop and tell me what ya think.What do ya think of my new pictures? Now I am going to work on filling my other shops I have been focusing on Etsy because it was my first ,and I have sales there.lol  Next year I will put as much energy in all of my venue's who knows maybe I will open an Ebay store.That's where most of my online sales are anyways.                                                                                                                                                                                This next weekend Dec.16-18th I will set up a booth at the Fredericksburg Trade days.It will be my last show of the year and I am so excited! I hope to see my local friends there and with any luck maybe I will even sell a couple things.So if you are in Fredericksburg Texas on Dec.16th please come out to Trade Days and stop by and visit me.I will be right across from the Biergarten  next to barn 6 my space is V2.Can't wait to see ya there!They will have Music and fun for everyone! I will take pictures to share next week please keep me in your Prayers, and wish me luck! Thank you my friend have a fantastic week!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

HAF Featured Artist Gina Of Dahlish Knits

Santa Wall Hanging

Christmas Tree Babies

Love Bug

            Hello friends!This week I would like you to take a peek at my friend's shop. This shop always makes me smile.Love to see what new items Gina's been working on.And I must tell you,Gina of Dahlish knits has certainly been busy. As you can see already, she is an awesome  knitter!Here is just a couple of my favorites from her shop. She lives with her husband and two children in North Dakota.I am sure they all demand a great deal of her time.Not sure how she finds the time to do the the other things she enjoys like yoga and playing the piano.  She has a great blog that I happen to enjoy reading very much.Of course you can keep up with her on FaceBook. Now go finish that Holiday shopping! I sure hope you enjoy browsing through her shop,and when you place your order please tell her Tam sent ya.8)

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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 ! ;)