The History of Royal Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry

When I first moved to Hawaii, I was quite impressed with the amount and quality of jewelry that many of the older Hawaiian women wore. It was not uncommon to see four or five solid gold bracelets and three or more golden necklaces adorning their arms and necks. I was curious as to why these pretty women had to wear so many at the same time, and learned later that it was more of a tradition. So, here I will tell you about the beginnings of Royal Hawaiian Jewelry....more

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DIY Gold Jewelry Bowls {Easy Gift Idea}

I have seen some darling jewelry bowls available for sale on some of my favorite flash sale sites, but when I found these little gold china bowls at Home Goods the other day I figured it would be crazy simple to just make a set for myself. And, since they came in a four-pack, I had enough to make one for Christy and one for Terry, too. ...more
A very classy and elegant gift. The simplicity and design of the bowls with the gold monogram ...more

Gold Nursery Accents

I must admit, I’m probably the last one to notice gold accents are everywhere now! It seems like everywhere you look gold is in style. It’s not that I didn’t like gold, but silver was always in style for so long, that it seemed old fashioned to be decorating/dressing with gold accents. However, after seeing hundreds of gold photos via Pinterest I’m starting to love gold. Now I can’t stop thinking of everything that can be painted gold! New to our shop this week are gold pallet arrows and a golden heart pallet piece....more

Escape Summer Reruns and Read These Five Books

Summer is here and not only are the days long, but the evenings feel longer with so little on the television to tempt you. While we acknowledge that Bunheads might just be a summer wonder (not based on the book Bunheads), it feels like we've been watching reruns for months. What should you do when dinner is over and you are ready to ready to relax at the end of a long hot day? Read a book, of course! I've dug through the summer release lists and picked out five books I think can help you get through those long summer evenings. ...more
I read The Meryl Streep Movie Club this week -- excellent. I highly recommend it. (Make sure you ...more

A 14-Karat Feast at South Africa's Gold Restaurant

When tourists visit Africa, they often go on animal safaris in search of lions and giraffes. But on a recent winter holiday to South Africa, my daughter and I were invited to go on a “taste” safari—with gold and ostrich on the menu....more

the storm reveals the gold...

"A flood once washed away a poor man's home and mill, taking with it everything he owned in the world. He stood at the scene of his great loss, brokenhearted and discouraged. Yet after the waters had subsided, he saw something shining in the riverbanks that the flood had washed bare. 'It looks like gold,' he said. And it was gold. The storm that had impoverished him...made him rich....more

Vintage Glass Christmas Ornaments

Today was my niece, Maddie's, 6th birthday. We all went to Putt Putt. Though since it snowed for the first time this winter - yay! - my mom, dad, brother and I all played an 18 hole game amidst huge snowflakes and some chilly weather. The score card got all wet, so I'm not really sure who won, but it was actually fun.  I also realized mom has a LOT of old, vintage ornaments. So I thought it'd be fun to drag them out and take photos of them....more

All That Glitters: Gold As A Skincare Ingredient

When I saw this article in ...more