February
21

Legacy of Love

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Legacy of Love $43.00

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My Dad had the fabulous idea to make my mom a necklace for their 45th wedding anniversary. I found out the sapphire was the 45th anniversary gemstone so we knew we wanted to include that in the design. Then we started talking about what he wanted to say on the necklace…how do you capture 45 years in a few words? Jonesy is his nickname for her but that just didn’t seem right! After much conversation, we decided on “Legacy of Love” and put their wedding date on the back with their initials. My mom loved it. Personal, thoughtful, perfect. I feel so blessed to be a part of their Love legacy. I know it wasn’t always easy, and yet, they have dug in and persevered. All three of their children are married, and now they have 9 grandchildren who all adore them. Beautiful legacy. I have learned so many things from my parents…commitment, hard work, gratitude, confidence, faith and generosity. I even feel like this business is born out of them teaching me to be a risk-taker and believe in myself. Thank you Mom and Dad and Happy Anniversary…

February
10

This necklace couldn’t “B” more special!

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B three times over

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Our dear friends in San Diego will be packing their bags for China in a few short weeks to finally have Brooklynn in their arms! They have been waiting and praying for their daughter from China for just under 5 years. Yes, it was not a typo…5 years. Their journey of adoption has not been an easy one but they have stayed the course and persevered through many trials. I get chills thinking that this little girl is exactly who is supposed to be in their family. They had to wait this long to get her specifically. It is destiny. Our friends have two sons–Brenden and Brayden–and now they are adopting Brooklynn, who will be one at the end of March. She is so precious!! I wanted to give Kelly a necklace at this time representing her now three kids. The B could represent each of their initials or it even could stand for her three Blessings! Adoption is so close to my heart. I, too, had two boys and then went around the world to Russia to find our daughter. Safe Travels Brooklynn…you are coming home!