Montana sapphires – 5 reasons to love them

Montana sapphires – 5 reasons to love them

I am not much of a rockhound. Truth be told, I am not very outdoors-y in general. But I can make exceptions when jewelry is involved! So when I found out there were actually sapphires in Montana, and we were only two states away….. Let’s just say I wanted...
Beware of lead in children’s jewelry

Beware of lead in children’s jewelry

As a mother, I feel like it’s a never-ending task to keep my children safe and healthy. And I often get frustrated at how hard that seems to be sometimes. Usually it’s in the realm of food, where you need to read labels super carefully and be hyper-aware...
The incredible story of Japanese bird pins

The incredible story of Japanese bird pins

By now, you should all know how much I love brooches and pins. I hate a great little collection of owls and other animal pins. But one day, a good friend showed me something like I had never seen before! In his hand was an exquisitely carved wooden bird pin. Now, some...
Faberge was much more than eggs!

Faberge was much more than eggs!

First off, I love Faberge eggs! Beautiful and exquisite, I have been fascinated with the history and tragedy behind these amazing objects since I was a teenager. In fact, I vividly remember coveting and scheming how to purchase a set of 12 reproductions when I was...
Not the bag lady anymore! Thank you HOBO!

Not the bag lady anymore! Thank you HOBO!

I have always said the difference between being a single professional woman and a career mom is the amount of stuff you carry around. Once you have children, it’s not just your stuff anymore you have to schlep from place to place. And with kids, believe me when...


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