Monday, April 30, 2007

Introducing our Stephanie Collection!

I am so pleased to introduce our new Stephanie Collection, named after one of our dearest friends. These pieces are chosen for their versatility, ease of wear and value.

Stephanie is, to say the least, a SUPERMOM! She is what all little girls dream of growing up to be... and some of us are still hoping we'll grow up to be her, too! She is one of those women who handle career and family flawlessly- while still looking gorgeous!

I have always been in awe of her- even thinking about how much she has going on makes me want to take a nap! We had the pleasure of working with Stephanie to put together her collection, and let me tell you... it's FAB. We picked each piece with a busy woman in mind. The collection includes jewelry that goes with everything, baubles that will make a t-shirt and jeans look classy, and of course, we kept your budget in mind.

Without further ado... here are some of the pieces from the Stephanie Collection!

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Gold iPod Anyone?

For a whopping $600 bucks, you can own a gold plated cover for your iPod from Amosu. Looks pretty cool, huh?

Actually, I think it looks pretty classy so I won't make fun of it. But if I had $600 bucks just begging to be spent, here's what I'd spend it on:






Then I'd take my left over $462 and pay rent. Now that's how a smart girl shops.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

2 Boobs and a Baby Contest!

Hey all! I'm so happy to let you know that we are sponsoring a contest for one of my favorite podcasts- Two Boobs and a Baby! A southern girl, Heather, and her Canadian husband, Dave, talk about their adventures as a new family.

Listen to their podcast for details on how to win $100 of fabulous Ashley's Big Secret jewelry!

You can also head over to their website, to check them out!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Wine Tips for Cheapskates!

Please indulge me, dear reader, as my wine suggestion today involves three parts.

Part I – Apropos of nothing, my lovely wife started hocking me about serving too much nice wine to our guests at dinner. I cannot imagine what prompted her outburst as it was 8:00 in the morning and we hadn’t had dinner guests for several weeks. Perhaps, I had been on good behavior for awhile and complaining about wine at dinner was the worst thing she could think of at the time.

Anyway, she seemed adamant that I understood the wastefulness of giving too much expensive wine to tipsy guests.

Part II – When we lived in Kansas City, we used to go to a Greek restaurant called Tasso’s and run by a Greek guy named, you guessed it, Tasso. We used to order Roditys wine that came in a somewhat used looking bottle for about $15. It was OK and who knows what Greek wine is supposed to taste like, anyway.

One night I was going to the Men’s room and went left into the kitchen, instead of right to the Men’s room. Two wrong steps and I was in the middle of the kitchen watching Tasso pour wine from what must have been a five gallon jug, like the huge water bottle that sits upside down on an office water cooler of old. Tasso had the huge bottle under his arm and was pouring it, through a large funnel into one of the somewhat used looking bottles of Roditys. Next to the bottle was a box filled with used corks which he put in the bottle, once it had been refilled.

Part III – After thinking about Parts I and II, above, I have come to a revelation. At our next dinner party, I will start the evening with two bottles of, say, Heitz Cellars Trailside Vineyard 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon, my last two bottles. When the two bottles are gone, I intend to stealthily return the bottles to the kitchen where I will refill them from the box of Delicato Cabernet Sauvignon in the refrigerator.

Next, I will proudly return the bottles to the table and, without a word, refill everyone’s empty glass. The fun will be to see if anyone notices. My guess is that my guests will either be too tipsy or too polite to say anything, or both.

I will let you know what happens and if you are invited to my house for dinner, please do not give up the punch line as I may, or may not, refill the bottles from the refrigerator. As I think more about it, I may just drink the last of the Heitz Cellars and refill the empty bottles tonight, so that they will be ready for our next dinner party.

Too bad for me- all the women in my family already know about Ashley's Big Secret, so I can't apply the same principal to giving jewelry as a gift. Otherwise, I could save a whole lot of money by giving them, say, a gigantic ring knowing they, like my tipsy guests, wouldn be unable to tell the difference.

In wine we trust, Jeff
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Monday, April 2, 2007

Summer Bangles from

My girl over at (one of my absolute favorite blogs) wrote a great article about bangles for summer I thought you should read. She has FABULOUS fashion advice!

"Well we all know that bangles have been around for some time now, and it doesn’t look like they will be leaving us any time soon. Why? Because they’re so much fun! Bangles look great any day, any time. They accessorize an outfit better than almost anything ( not everything though) and they also look great.

"Now that summer is just around the corner, bangles are peeking their way out slowly and making their big entrance. They will be appearing on beaches mostly, and they will be sparkling all the way, because this summer it’s all about colors, flowers, and lots and lots of sunshine.

"So take out your thick, colorful bangles, preferably in happy, sunny colors such as pink, green, blue, and yellow! Make sure you wear bangles at the right times: bangles with a classy evening dress is a big no-no. But if you’re going to the beach, stack some bangles on your arm, and there you go…you have some arm candy ( well, kinda).

"Also hot this summer, are transparent bangles, and you will be seeing them everywhere. Again, wear them with caution as they don’t go with everything. If you want to pair some bangles with a simple summer dress, make sure the bangles and the shoes match (or the bangles and your tote). "

Reprinted with permission from This article can be seen at A special thanks to Aniela!

Some bangles we love are the Pink and Gold Bangle, the Pink Rocker Bangle, the Red Polka Dot Bangle, and out Blue and Purple Stretchy Bangle. All will make you look like a total rockstar!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Fantastic April Addiction Sale!

At the first of every month, we come out with new sale items- and even though today is April Fool's day, I'm not foolin'!

(My accountant probably wishes I were, though!)

As everyone knows, I am totally addicted to fabulous jewelry... and of course I love bargains. We we've dubbed this sale our April Addiction sale to indulge my 2 favorite addictions. A girl's gotta have a couple vices, right? We have some pretty amazing sale items including Kissaka Pearls, and some items as low as $3.00!

Have fun... and remember- Veni Vidi VISA!

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