Friday, July 10, 2015

Oh, Baby!

Oh, baby, have I been busy!  The month of June buzzed in with much activity and July came knocking at the door!

To kick things off, Amanda, Adrianna, and I hosted a baby shower ~

We ladies LOVE to host parties, with attention to detail!  Our theme was....

Our guest of honor, Jessie, is expecting her precious baby boy ~ Maxton Duke  ~ late August.
Isn't she a beautiful mom-to-be?

So many of Jessie's friends came out to help celebrate with fabulous food ~



Gifts for baby Maxton ~

Then there were GAMES!

Baby/Celebrity Match ~

Guess The Buttons ~

And a special game, just for Jessie ~ What Would Dan (Jessie's hubs) Say?

Wow, these folks take their games seriously!!

It was a wonderful day, spent with wonderful friends ~ who could ask for more?

As many of you know, summer time is education and production time for Karen Hess Jewelry.
I've been blessed with three new classes this summer, so far!

A wonderful online class "Ex-Voto Milagros" ~ with Terri Brush

These are from Gilded Relics: The Series ~ with Debby Anderson...

You may find all the jewelry in The Boutique...

The Crowns will be available in two sizes, as well as necklaces in the small version, at my Holiday Trunk Show ~ October 18th, or by special order

My third class, Musical Delights, with Riki Schumacher was a wonderful artistic and mechanical challenge!  I created this one for my girls ~ Pachelbel's Canon - YouTube

This one was created for Ron and me ~ Carrie Underwood How Great Thou Art (with Lyrics) - Fisher of Men (sorry for the advertisement!)

Be sure to visit with me next month ~ I'll be covering a 50 year reunion with my classmates!!
Have a wonderful July, and don't forget sunscreen and hydration!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Summer's Here!

We're in full bloom in Tucson.  Roses, gardenias, bougainvillea, hibiscus, lantana, and all the other desert blooms that adorn our property.  How I love this time of year!  Of course, I wrote this before we hit the "ice break" this week with 100+ temps!  Oh well, it's June, it's Tucson and we knew it was coming!!

Gosh, so much has happened in the past month that time truly slipped away from me....
Let's catch up!

Our Kiki turned 40! She celebrated with her family and friends for the better part of April ~
"Young at Heart" girls getaway to Hollywood for 4 days with 8 friends

Mr. & Mrs. Jones hosted a surprise brunch at their lovely home for our girl

We've been changing the "face" of our home with some additions ~ luscious blooms, a front yard patio and walkway ~

Our prolific hibiscus!

I had a cataract successfully removed from my right eye and the left eye is now sporting a contact lens!
I'm a first-timer for a contact lens and all I can say is "AWESOME!!"  At some point in the next year I'll have a cataract removed from the left eye, but for now life is clear as a bell!

This did not hinder my jewelry efforts, and actually I've never seen my work so well.  Here are just a few pieces to come off the bench in the past month.  Be sure to check out all sections in the Boutique as I've been adding as I've created...

Custom Order for Amy

Summer's looking great....I've enrolled at our local club for the Silver Sneakers program, jewelry classes begin this week, we'll travel back to Long Island in July for my 50th class reunion, and there's our annual escape to Ocean City, MD in August.

So, that pretty much wraps up this edition of the Musings.  I hope your June is joyful and I'll see you next month!  Thanks so much for stopping by...