Friday, March 02, 2007

What? Did someone say PARTY?

Ultimate Blog Party


That's right, the ultimate blog party has officially begun! Are you coming??

To kick off the celebration, I'd like to welcome to you my blog and tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Crystal, and I'm married to my wonderful husband of 6 years. We have two cute little dogs, and hope to grow our family sometime soon. We live in Texas, and I'm a work at home wife. My mom and I started up a little gig selling artisan jewelry, lovingly designed by us. :o) My mom was in a car accident a few years ago, and has a lot of free time on her hands, and making jewelry has become a way for her to relax and enjoy life. Me? I just like working from home and hope to be able to continue doing it after I have children one of these days.

Our business is named Two Belles & a Bead and we're hoping to get our official website off the ground really soon. Until then, you're more than welcome to click here and check out our photo gallery! We have a great inventory right now, and we also do custom pieces. You tell us what you're looking for, and chances are pretty good that we can make it for you and perhaps even beat our competitors' prices. :o)

Other than making jewelry and collecting beads, I enjoy watching movies with my husband, writing music, singing, and tinkering with my blog. I have a billion and one hobbies and am always looking for a new one! I've recently gotten interested in photography and photo editing and hope to someday learn website and graphic design. Who knows if I'll get there. ;o)

In honor of good times and clean fun, I'm thinking of holding a contest here on my blog, for some free jewelry made one of the Two Belles. If there's enough interest, I'll do it for sure. So if you'd like to get a chance to win some free jewelry, leave a comment here and tell me! :o)

It's party time... all week long. So grab a yummy cupcake or two:



put on your dancing shoes, and tell me a little bit about you! :o)


Don't forget to visit 5 Minutes for Mom, the host of the week long party, and join in the fun. There are a lot of great people to visit, and over 90 prizes up for grabs. Enjoy and party on!

44 comments:

KarenW said...

I'll take that pink cupcake right up front. Looks delicious, thanks! I tried clicking on your photo gallery but couldn't go anywhere. Could be Romanian internet. I'll come back later. Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah said...

Delectable cupcakes! I just love cupcakes! Great blog and it's a pleasure to meet you. I'll be coming back to look at your jewelry later. ;)

Sarah in Canada
Ultimate Blog Party

el-e-e said...

Boy oh boy, do those cupcakes look good! Is it too late to sign up for the blog party? I intended to... then got busy and forgot...

Anyway, love the idea of a free jewelry contest!! yes, please!

I was born in Tx and lived there 12 years - in the Panhandle. Now I'm married, with one 2-yr-old boy, in Georgia. I work from home 2 days a week, too! Nice to find your blog.

Chelle said...

Your jewlery is beautiful! Please let us know when your website is up and running!

Butterfly Kisses said...

YUM those cupcakes look delightful!!!! I think I have visited here once before. And I reminded myself that I need to bookmark your page. So, I'll definitely be back. Come on over to my site to learn a little about me. I got all decorated for the festivities.

Kristin said...

Hi Crystal,

I, of course, vote for a jewelry contest! I love your jewelry. Yummy cupcakes too. There's a little doorprize at my blog party entry too. Stop by!

Kristin

Praying for your Prodigal said...

The cupcakes are so inviting....thanks for the nice welcome!

I'm looking forward to returning and reading more. This is such a great idea!

Diane

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness you are killing me with the cupcakes! I have been craving cupcakes all day long!

Stopping by from the blog party!

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

What a beautiful blog layout! And the cupcakes, my stomach is growling! Yum!

Just stopped in from the P-A-R-T-Y to say hello! Enjoy all the blogs!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I'm so glad I stopped by your party. Your blog is gorgeous, just like your jewellery! The cupcakes look pretty yummy too!

Christine said...

Stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party!
Those cupcakes look scrumptious, thanks for sharing.
Your jewelry is gorgeous. Have you checked out ETSY? Be sure and let us know when your website is up and running!
Have a great weekend!

Dana said...

oh, those cupcakes look yummy!! Thanks for stopping by.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Your jewerly is BEAUTIFUL and your cupcakes look delicious! What a cute blog you have!

I'm loving this party because I get to meet so many cool ladies! I look forward to getting to know you better! I'll be back to read more later!

Jessica Morris said...

Everyone has said it... but it's worth repeating - those cupcakes look scrumptious!! Yum yum!!
Looking forward to the week of blog party-ing! =)

Karla said...

Just cruising the party blogs to say hello. I like the idea of a jewelry contest!

kailani said...

Just making the party rounds and wanted to stop by and say hi. I love the jewelry you make. I'll have to take a closer look. I'll be back during the week!

When you get a chance, stop by and check out my photo contest and book giveaway!

April said...

So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my place. We have a dog that we love and it sounds like we share that trait! I hope to look around a little more this week! Party Harty!!

Tiff said...

I love your jewelry!!!! Can I have a cupcake? YUMMY

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Nice to meet you! Beautiful jewelry and YUMMY lookin cupcakes.

Linda

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Hello! Just dropping by via the blog party! Nice to "meet" you!

thanks for your compliments about my mosaic Jeans!

your portfolio looks great as well!!!

Sheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by my place. Yours is lovely and those cupcakes are tempting beyond words!
I hope all the responses lead you to have that contest :)

Stacey said...

Stopping in to say hi. Will visit more later! Enjoy your week!
Stacey

Judy said...

Mmmmmmm... yummy cupcakes! Sure glad all this virtual food I'm eating doesn't have any calories ;-)

Your jewelry is beautiful and I think the idea of a jewelry contest is wonderful (esp. if I'm the one to win..lol).

I've bookmarked your site and will be back to visit when I can sit down and chat awhile. Happy Partying.

j said...

hi Crystal nice to meet you
lovely jewelry
you and your mum is very clever
love the cupcakes that icing is making my mouth water
Im Jen from New Zealand

eph2810 said...

Oh, you have some awesome jewelry. I don't know why I never can think of creative ways to work from home...I'll check back if you are having a contest :)...I love jewelry...and your pieces are beautiful. Even if you don't have a contest, I'll check out the selection. Maybe there is something I really, really like...

And you made cup-cakes for us-yummy :).

What a great hostess you are...

THE HABITUAL PICKER-UPPER said...

UMMM...UMMMM Now this monkey liked those treats. I am just swinging by for the party. I am new to your blog but I will be back. Thanks for making me giggle.

PARTY ON

Looney Mom said...

Mmmm... cupcakes! Making the party rounds. our jewelry is lovely. Very cool. Have a great party week!

Big Mama said...

I don't know what's tempting more, those cupcakes or your beautiful jewelry.

Phara Thomas said...

Ditto everyone on the cupcakes. I'm getting so hungry.

Heidi said...

Beautiful cupcakes! Lovely idea for the jewelry contest. Much luck with your business taking off!

Jen said...

A jewelry contest sounds like fun but for now can I just have one of those cupcakes? They're making my mouth water! Have a gret party!

Cyndi said...

Mmmmmmmmm cupcakes!!!

Barbara H. said...

Those cupcakes look scrumptious! Thanks for having us over!

TaunaLen said...

Party hopping, and wanted to say hi. I enjoyed meeting you and reading your blog. The jewelery is beautiful, and I love beads. I've made some jewelery for myself, but nothing unique. Fun, though. If you get a chance, stop by my place for some virtual coffee to go with those yummy cupcakes!

~TaunaLen

Ragazza Bella Couture said...

Wow! you are so talented! And those cupcakes, well, lets just say, I cant resist a baked good! lol I will be stopping by alot to check out your creations! I used to make jewelry once upon a time, so its really neet to see what others come up with!

Lisa Knight said...

Your cupcakes look too good to eat :D!!!

I am partying over at Sew What's Up.

Party on!

Krissy said...

I want a cupcake!!! And look how many people love your jewelry. You better get that site running! ;o)

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Yummy cupcakes! What great colours!

If you made those, please share your icing secret (recipe and design)!

Drop by my place sometime!

http://circleoflifeblog.blogspot.com

MiPa said...

Enjoyed visiting your party. Lovely jewelery!

Southern Girl said...

Ooo, those cupcakes look scrumptious! Not really something I should be eating, but what the heck... it's a party!

Your jewelry is beautiful! I dabble in that myself, but you're far more talented than I am! Stamping and card-making is more my thing these days.

Have a great party and thanks for having me!

http://southern-born-and-bred.blogspot.com

Nise' said...

Cupcakes and Jewelry.. what more could a girl want?

Becslifeonline said...

Hi hope you are enjoying the party. No-one was impressed by my burnt sausage roll as an appetiser so I'm giving away a book instead :-) Please stop by my blog if you want to be in with a chance of winning. Party on! Becs.

lifeasamama said...

oh my goooooodness. as good as those cupcakes look, your jewelry is better. i can't wait until you get your store up and running - what beautiful pieces. i saw a couple that i'm DROOLING over.

Brandie said...

The cupcakes look delicious and the jewelry is wonderful as well!