Monday, December 13, 2010

Two Reasons to Celebrate!

The first reason I'm celebrating today (and by far, the most important one) is that 24 years ago, I married my best friend, Kraig. I look back and wonder at how young (and skinny!?) we were back then and how much in love we were with each other…

And the best thing is that we're blessed to be closer than ever after all these years—through all the ups and downs life has thrown at us—we've faced them head-on, together. The old adage "Time flies when you're having fun!" definitely applies to us and I'm looking forward to seeing what the next 24 years hold in store for us!

And the second reason I'm celebrating is that last week, I reached my goal of making 100 sales from my Etsy shop! I made this goal a few months ago, when my sales were around 73, and at the time, I thought it was just a fun dream to hit 100 by the end of the year. But thank the Lord for wonderful customers who love sparkly glass and jewelry as much as I do!

So as a token of my appreciation, I'm going to give away a set of my fun Snowball beads to one lucky reader. All you have to do to enter is either one of these things:

     "Like" my Facebook Fan Page HERE, or
     "Heart" my Etsy shop as a Favorite HERE

Then mention which one you did in a comment here (just one entry per person, please). And if you're in an especially appreciative mode, you could always do both? ;-D If you've already done both options before, just let me know and you're still more than welcome to enter. (After all, you're one the reasons for the celebration!). Please make sure to also leave a way for me to contact you.

This giveaway will run from today through this Saturday, December 18th and I will draw a name using the Random Number Generator on Sunday. Good luck and thank you for celebrating with me! *Ü*

Edited to add: The lucky winner was Sydney! YAY!!


  1. Congratulations Lori & Kraig!! :)

    Of course...I "liked" your Facebook and "hearted" your Etsy Shop a while ago.

    Who ever wins the snowball beads will certainly be fortunate! Thanks for the opportunity!!


  2. Anonymous3:40 PM PST

    Congrats Lori! Wonderful milestones...and wonderful beads.

  3. Congratulations Lori & Kraig! come I haven't seen your work before? It's absolutely lovely!

    I've "hearted" you on Etsy.

    Enjoy your day! =]

  4. Congrats on 24years! That's definitely something to be proud of!

    I hearted you on etsy!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

  5. I hearted you're Etsy shop

  6. Hi! I Like you on Facebook!
    (oksana vladimirovna)

    and Hearted your Etsy shop! (oksana2372)


  7. I hearted your shop (BeadsByRoni)

    Please visit mine as well ...

    roniros (at)

  8. I liked your Facebook under the name "Akiko Wanisha" (:

    chocolates_smiles at hotmail dot com

  9. Anonymous8:34 AM PST

    love their Magical Mini Mouse Ears - Lampwork Earring Pair
    hearted etsy shop
    thanks for the chance
    diarygirl at live dot com

  10. Congrats on 100 sales! And many more! ;) Liked you on FB and hearted your Etsy shop! You have beautiful things!!
    jenniferweldon77 at gmail dot com

  11. Congrats! I liked & hearted!
    twinky2287 at yahoo dot com

  12. I liked you on facebook!
    so pretty! :) I hope to make something like that in class...;)

  13. Like you on facebook
    Didi Delcompare
    adaliadelcompar at gmail dot com

  14. Hearted on Etsy
    adaliadelcompar at gmail dot com

  15. Hearted the easy shop (jhbalvin)
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  16. Congrats on both milestones. I "Hearted" your Etsy shop. Contact info on my blog, thanks!

  17. Congrats on your 24 years. My Dh and I celebrated 33 years this summer.

    I just hearted your Etsy shop. I love your zebra and snow leopard beads. And of course these snow ball beads.

  18. I just hearted your etsy shop (enleidy)
    enleidy at msn dot com

  19. Congrats and hello! I love finding new (to me) bead artists so I am delighted to make your acquaintance. I am loving those snowball beads! Congratulations on living your bliss with your darling husband. And actually, I think you do look the same all these years later!
    Enjoy the day!

  20. Hi I 'liked' you on Facebook. Lovely beads and lovely jewellery

  21. Congrats Lorie on your anniversary and those all-important 100 sales on Etsy. I hearted Ashlyn Design...and a very nice pair of zebra stripe earrings I found there. And for good measure, I shared your offer and said earrings on Stumbleupon. You'll find me on Etsy too - Happy holidays to you and yours.

  22. Your beads are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway. :o) I liked you on Facebook.

    Sandie Russo
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

  23. What exquisite work you do! I hearted your Etsy shop. Congrats on ALL your milestones this year! May you celebrate many, many more.


  24. Congrats on both the 24 years and 100 sales!!

    I liked and hearted :) Great lampwork beads and jewelry!!


  25. I liked your facebook. Your work made my day!

  26. Just liked your Facebook page!

    Good luck for another proserus year to come, and a Happy Christmas to you!

    Kirsty Halsey

  27. congratulations on your anniversary. I love your bead sets. I liked your FB page and also hearted your shop. Congrats on your 100th sale as well.

  28. I added your Etsy shop to my favorites

  29. Congratulations!
    I liked yr Facebook fan page and will heart yr Etsy shop soon. My contact adress is elif_

  30. I "hearted" your Etsey shop-I'm moochymom-and I just started "beading" so am excited to learn about Etsey and all the beads available on there. Love these snowball ones.


  31. Liked you on Facebook.

    Nan Bixby

    Nice work!

  32. Those beads look so fun!
    I like you on Fb
    wendyhines at hotmail dot com

  33. Anonymous4:34 PM PST

    i hearted your etsy shop. These are so pretty.

    ebbtide45 at

  34. Congrats. I liked you on facebook.

  35. hearted on etsy!! love these! crossing my fingers!!


  36. I hearted you on etsy!

  37. Thank you so much, Alison! I appreciate that! *Ü*


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