Treasury Tuesday Roundup: Happy 4th of July!


Curated By: Eljuks

Featuring The Work Of: viruset, OneMe, LBCpaper, Sweetkeetle, Biberklau, SweetPaperLove, MariesMarketplace, JoozieCotton, tweakedgreen, chickenandcustard, LaurelAndLime, MissPottery, backporchstudios, PannaKotta, DestinyPhoebe, RueDesLouves

America Is Not… Is
America is not a land marked by boarders on a map
America is not made of rock land or sea
America is not the country
we were fooled into
mistaking it to be
America is not a monger of war
not a preacher of nationalism
America does not exploit
the weaknesses of humanity
America has never been
represented accurately
or depicted properly
by those career manipulators
America is not a place
where one man can reject
the presence of another
America is raw unearthed potential
freedom truth beauty equality!
America resides in the heart and mind
America is home of the human spirit
America is a dream of potential earth utopia
America is something we all cherish and long for
America, its time we redefine ourselves
rethink our concept of who we are.
Gregory Allen Uhan

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Treasury Roundup: Gifts for Mom

Seasonal HITS
Curated By: ColurfulPixelsByLife
Featuring The Work Of: thewhiteribbon, PetiteCo, TwoElmStudio, CORIUMI, humbleBea, LifesSimpleMoments, naftul, PiaBarileJewelry, grimmandgrete, SuiteOneStudio, apocketofposies,  SAMPLELAB3point14, prismes, littlejarofhearts, WoodStories, greengrass2

These treasuries just absolutely stood out this week, from all the hundreds of others  I’ve seen on Etsy. They seem inspired by the softness of spring. These lovely treasuries are the height of elegance. Their tasteful and ladylike, full of perfect gifts for Mother’s Day or any day for that special person in your life.

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This week from my work bench

Fine silver earrings with a wood grain texture and a light oxidation.

Fine silver earrings with a rain texture and a light oxidation. As always made with recycled silver.

An Unforgettable Moment

   Photo Courtesy of MelindaRoberts.Net

So, early last month I received a wonderful email from Melinda Roberts and Steven Moore, she’s the writer of Mommy Confidential and creator of The Mommy Melinda is recognized as a major influence in the mommy blogging community and has participated in events hosted by Oprah, Disney, Johnson and Johnson, Pampers, Google, and Clorox, just to name a few.

I was so amazed when I received her email. It was sweet and lovely and even included a video of her wedding. Which by the way, was every women’s dream wedding, I don’t know how she pulled it off with six kids! It was elegant and vintage with just the right amount of modern twist added in the color palette. I wish I could go back and make my wedding was this beautiful!

From her email I was surprised to learn that a few months earlier Melinda had purchased a lovely wire wrapped Citrine pendant from me, which she wore for her wedding. The email really shows just how wonderful and classy Melinda is, and I just couldn’t keep myself from sharing part of it here!


I’m writing to thank you for the part you played in making our wedding day unforgettable. The rings, flowers, food, cake, dress, decorations, and especially the Snickerdoodle sign just made it so beautiful and FUN.

We will be recommending your services to everyone, and I will make mentions on my website, so that should get you several thousand eyeballs on you and your fabulous business. ”

While I had heard of Melinda before this, I have since become an avid reader and really adore her writing style.  Her book Mommy Confidential details real life, through illness, pregnancy, job gains and loss, as well as financial stress, all handled with wry humor and edgy wit. I also really appreciated hearing back from a bride. It’s nice to know that the day went really well, and to see pictures of your work in action!

To follow Melinda go to: Twitter: @themommyblog
Facebook: Melinda Lorimer Roberts