Handmade Gifts!

I can finally share the rest of these with you, now that the holidays have passed.

But first off, let me just say that the pix do NOT do these pieces justice.

They are MUCH cuter in person.

P.S. If you click on the picture, it will take you to my Etsy shop, where you can buy one for yourself and a friend!

keychain1

For the unclekeychain2

For the brothernecklace1

For the sisternecklace2For the friendproud mom necklace

For the momPhotoGrid_1354583475864

For the gymnastics teacherPhotoGrid_1354583567596

For the softball momPhotoGrid_1354583682511

For the BMX momPhotoGrid_1354583896326

For the proud grandma! {One of my FAVES!!!!}PhotoGrid_1355441075810

For the husbandPhotoGrid_1355441790095

For the dadPhotoGrid_1355442316799

For the wifePhotoGrid_1355442576790

For the motocross momPhotoGrid_1355450693523

For the cheerleader

Aren’t they great?!

I love what I do.

And I especially love custom orders!

What piece is your favorite?

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Adorable Jewels I’ve Been Making

Over the Black Friday weekend, I did a huge sale with my Jourdan’s Jewels and Jourdan’s {Handmade} Jewels. Like 50% off huge.

I had about 20 Handmade orders – 4 from one girl, 8 from another, and then some other randoms.

So I’ve been busy.

I can’t wait to share all of them that I made, but I have to wait just a few more days because they are gifts.

big girl panties

Too freakin’ funny!
I laughed out loud when she sent me this pic saying that’s what she wanted.
I LOVE it.
You can buy one here.

front and backThis is one that is, obviously, not finished yet.
I sent the pendant off to Stampressions to be paired with a stamped piece.
If you missed the post of our collaboration, you can see it here.
You can buy one here.

girl and grampsThis is another one I sent to Stampressions to be paired with a stamped piece.
You can buy one here.

PhotoGrid_1354486206285One of my most faves!!
Love on the front with her kids’ names on the back!
Three charms dangle from the bottom – one to represent each of her children.
You can buy one here.

PhotoGrid_1354583392697Just Dance keychain!
I also did a gymnastics one for her, but it’s personalized, so I can’t show it yet!
Can do any color{s}!
You can buy one here.

I can’t wait to share the rest of them with you!!

Did you support any small businesses this year with your gift buying?

You Know You’re a Parent When…

you know you're a parent when

About a month ago, I took a poll on three of my Facebook pages {Jourdan’s Jewels, Jourdan’s {Handmade} Jewels, and Perfectly Posh with Jourdan} with this phrase, “Fill in the blank.. You know you’re a mom {or dad} when ___________”

I got some pretty funny answers, some that were so true that is was a little ridiculous.

I just wanted to share them with you.

{Not edited at all. 100% copied and pasted.}

-You can never have a clean shirt on for more than 10 minutes ;D

-You can sing most childrens cartoon show theme songs :o)

-You no longer go to the restroom by yourself. 🙂:)

-the sound fo a child crying in public has your immediate attention

-You consistently use the 10 sec rule!

-spit baths and sleeve wipes clean your childrens noses and mouths;)

-When you have a sleepover in your bed everynight

-When you find random kid stuff in your purse like diapers bottle or baby wipes lol

-When you have someone else’s snot on your shirt.

-no.ones at the house but u and u catch urself watch dora! ugh!

-Use saliva on your finger to clean your child’s face.

-You wipe your babies snotty nose with your fingers.

-Your child is all you think of

-When You’re bank accounts empty but you don’t have shit to show for it

-When you look forward to Eating a meal without having to share with your children.

-bodily fluids no longer have an effect on you:-)

-you no longer shut the door to go the bathroom because shutting it would be pointless

-You worry about ever little thing!

-A night out is at McDonalds

-You find fruit snacks stuck to your wall.

-you cut all your food in little bites, then blow on your food. ❤<3 😀:-D

-you see and feel God’s unconditional perfect love in the eyes of your child(ren)

-You have a pull up/diaper in your purse,and car even when you don’t have your little one.

-You can have a tootsie roll in your mouth and change a poopy diaper at the same time.

-when your child is missing you go into the bathroom so they will find you!

There’s some pretty freakin’ funny ones, right?!

What would you add? Which one can you relate to the most? What was your favorite answer?

New Images for Necklaces

So the other day {every day, actually} I was flipping through Pinterest and I always find cute quotes that I just love.

So I made some of my own that were inspired by what I’d seen.

I made these mainly for necklaces or keychains.

I LOVE to put quotes inside of necklaces and keychains.

It’s a great way to have a constant reminder.

So, here they are!

This is something we ALWAYS need to do!
Buy it here.

I love this!
We should always remember that everyone is different and we should not compare ourselves to others.
Buy it here.

It’s not always easy to see the big picture, but more often than not, whatever the problem may be, it has worked out in the way we wanted it to.
Buy it here.

Another one of those things..
We don’t always see the big picture.
Buy it here.

What a great scripture!
Buy it here.

We shouldn’t be afraid to shoot for the stars!
Buy it here.
Ha! Yup! No words needed.
Buy it here.

I hope someday I can go to Paris!
Buy it here.

Yes. You can’t tell me that you don’t relate to this!
Buy it here.
Now, sometimes we veer off the beaten path..
Only to find a better one!
Buy it here.

So tell me, which is your favorite?

CYBER MONDAY DEALS!

Happy Monday everyone!

You may be thinking, “Happy Monday? I don’t ever recall having a happy Monday!”

But hopefully today will be the exception because guess what?!

I’ve got ONE last GREAT deal for you!!

In case you missed out on the 50% off on Saturday, I am offering it again!

This is HUGE!

Great gifts. Stocking stuffers. Or just something for yourself!

Load up while you can, because I won’t be offering this deal again for a while!

The same code will also work in my Etsy shop, so you can get handmade jewels starting at just $2.50.

Just Because… {DEALS!}

Happy Sunday everyone!!

I have ANOTHER deal for you today!!

And I’ll have one last one for you tomorrow, so make sure you check back.

Because it’s a good one!

Today’s deal:

Take 25% off your ENTIRE order through Jourdan’s Jewels AND Jourdan’s {Handmade} Jewels!

NO EXCLUSIONS APPLY today!!

Lots of great deals!

And since there are NO exclusions today, you’ll be able to get EVERYTHING at a discount.

Every other day has had exclusions.

Happy shopping!

{And remember to come back tomorrow to see the last deal!}

Small Business Saturday PROMO Code

Today is Small Business Saturday.

One of the most important days to a Small Business owner.

Like me.

I am a work-at-home mom, as you may know.

My three businesses are how I provide for myself and my son and help to pay the bills.

I am so honored each time I get a new order.

I thank God for each of them.

I also pray that things would pick up.

Today, I am offering 50% off pretty much my entire store! {There’s only about 10 things that are not included.}

Use code SBS50!

Clothes starting at just $2.50! Necklaces starting at just $4! Bracelets starting at just $4! Earrings starting at just $3.50! Shoes/boots starting at just $11!

You’ve GOT to check it out!

Get this shirt for just $7.50.

Get this bracelet for just $6!

Get these brown riding boots for just $25!!

You can also use that same code in my Etsy shop to get 50% off your ENTIRE purchase!

Get a photo pendant necklace or keychain for just $7.50.

Get this cute initial bottle cap necklace, keychain, zipper pull, magnet for just $4!!
Great gift for little girls!

Get a completely personalized necklace for just $12.50.
You can do the front AND back on these.
You choose the color{s} and word{s}.

And so much more!

PLUS, Posh is offering FREE SHIPPING until Monday night!
No minimum order.
{US only}

BLACK FRIDAY PROMO CODES!

Are you crazy like me and went out last night to get the best sales?!

I went to Wal-Mart about 7:15 and it was already nuts!

Luckily, I was able to get everything on my list {and then some…} without much trouble.

Things that I couldn’t find in store, I was able to find online for the same price, plus free shipping!

I am almost done with my Christmas shopping. There are a few more things I need to get. But I know they won’t ever be on sale. So I can always get them later.

I found my mom the pots and pans she wanted for $20 {normally $50}, I got Karsyn a bunch of stuff for a little over $100, I got 4 out of 5 of my siblings crossed off my list.

All I have left are my dads and one of my brothers.

And I’m really struggling with what to get them.

Any suggestions would be awesome.

One of my dads and brother love to hunt and be outdoors.

The other dad loves anything to do with street bikes and snowmobiles.

Now on to the promo!

Take 40% off your purchase at Jourdan’s Jewels!

That is the biggest sale I’ve EVER had!!

Only a handful of items do not apply.

You can also take 40% off your purchase through my Etsy shop!

Use code BFR40 there.

Happy shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving {And some DEALS!}

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

I hope each and every one of you have a great day. Spending time with your loved ones. Stuffing your face. And belly.

I hope you gobble up so much, that you literally wobble.

I hope there is delicious food, wherever it is that you’re going.

I hope you’re thankful for the things you have been blessed with.

And even the things you’ve not been blessed with.

I’d just like to share a few things that I am most thanful for {in no particular order}:
*KarsynTHE BEST GIFT I have ever received. He means more to me than anything in this world. I’d do anything for this kid. And I might be biased, but he is the most handsome boy I have EVER laid eyes on. He melts my heart each time I look at him. I can never stay mad at that cutie.

*Kade – He is truly my best friend. I don’t know what I’d ever do without him. We have definitely had our fair share of ups and downs, but we work through them. We don’t give up. Even though we often want to. Deep down, we know that we love each other and that we want to be together forever. For time and all eternity.

*My mom – We didn’t used to get along very well when I was younger because we were too much alike. So we clashed and would fight. During the summer when it was her time to have me for a month, I never lasted more than a week, if that. But my junior year of High School, I moved in with her. It was the best thing I could have done. She saved my life. {That’s another story. Maybe some other time…} We are now best friends. We talk every day. And never fight.

*My dad – Going from a complete daddy’s girl one day to “not mattering” the next was awful. But as the years have passed, and things have changed, we are now picking up the pieces. I don’t talk to him every day, but at least once a week, plus I go over there to visit a couple times a month. I am thankful that my dad and I can talk now and get along. Because I really do love him. So much.

*Tammy {my ex-step-mom} – She did a good job at raising me those first few years. She taught me standards and morals. She taught me to be self-disciplined. She was strict. And VERY hard on me. I definitely wasn’t thankful for it at the time, but I am now. Because it’s made me who I am today.

*Terry {my step-dad} – He’s another one that I never really got along with growing up, but now that I have moved out and have my own life and family, we get along better than ever. He’s a great guy, but you just have to really get to know him and crack the hard, thick shell.

*Hesston {my bro} – It’s funny how relationships change as you change and mature. We have such a great relationship. I can talk to him about anything and I hope he feels the same about me. He’s freakin’ funny. He’s a little rough on the edges, but what teenage boy isn’t?

*Jesika {my sis} – Her and I have always been close. She’s turning in to a beautiful woman with every passing day.

*Tarris {my bro} – He’s such a hoot. So smart. And very kind hearted. He’s very sincere and would never do anything to intentionally hurt someone. I wish he was more active and would get off the computer, but at least he’s healthy!

*Hagun {my bro} – He’s so smart and has a LOT of common sense. He was able to completely change his flat bike tire at 4 years old.

*Tanna {my sis} – My BABY sis! Oh, how I love her. She’s such a little diva.

Each of my brothers and sisters give me motivation. Motivation to be a better person.

Because I know they are looking up to me.

And I don’t want them to make the same mistakes I did.

I want them to learn from me.

But most of all, I want them to love me.

*My businesses – Lastly {but NOT least!}, I am thankful for my three businesses. They have made it so that I can stay home with my son and work from home.

There is so much more that I am thankful for, but I could go on for days!

Speaking of my businesses {are you still with me?}, I’ve got a discount going on right now to help you get in gear with your shopping for this weekend!!

Take 25% off your order! Woohoo!!

I just posted a lot of new stuff last night, so check it out!

There will be a different deal each day.

There are also exclusive deals in an email that I sent out and on Facebook.
{If you would like to be on the email list, leave a comment with your email or message me on Facebook.}

You can also take 25% off your entire order through my Etsy shop by using the same code!

I hope you’ll check it out and score some good deals!!

Have a THANKFUL day!

What are you most thankful for?

Guest Post at Pretty Living

Today I am Guest Posting over at Pretty Living.

Go check it out.

There may or may not be a giveaway and not one, but TWO discount codes available! {hint, hint!}