Monday, April 14, 2014

Golden Eggs and hatching TOMORROW


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Golden Egg Giveaway



The Goose is getting fat and laying GOLDEN EGGS!!!!!!

ENTER TO WIN  

To Find one of our Golden Eggs in your mailbox follow the directions bellow!!!! 

 These eggs will brighten your day for sure! Enter our contest to receive one of 10 glistening eggs filled with jewelry, gift certificates and discount coupons! 
Enter daily!!! SHARE on all your favorite social media networks... each share gives you an entry... The more you SHARE the better your chances!!

 Winners will be compiled and drawn our of a big hat.



How to Enter: on Instagram 

1.  Follow @bluepoppyjewelry on Instagram  
2. Share our Contest. 
3. Hashtag your post with:
        #goldenegggiveaway and @bluepoppyjewelry
          to make sure we see your entry. 


How to Enter: on Facebook
  

2.SHARE our contest on your wall. 
3.Hashtag your post with: 
#goldenegggiveaway and @bluepoppyjewelry 
to make sure we see your entry.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Rules

We're are all about doing something nice today because April Rules not Fools!  We are taking the opportunity to give away 5 sets of these brass bangles... To win share this post and hashtag #aprilrules. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Love Is In The Air

Head on over to our store and get your sweetheart a heartfelt gift~ handmade by us! Orders placed now through Feb. 14th will receive 20% OFF by entering coupon code: CU5424 at checkout.
Ready to splurge a bit? These diamond stacking rings are a major favorite this year.
If you are on a budget this Valentine's Day but still want to show her that you care then these sweet little earrings are the perfect gift! Prices starting at only $35 dollars! Available in Sterling Silver, Gold Filled, or 14k White, Yellow or Rose Gold. Price includes free gift wrapping.
Order by Feb. 9th for delivery by Valentine's Day. www.bluepoppyjewelry.com

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

6 Geese A Laying, 7 Swans a Swimming, 8 Maids a Milking

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Friday, December 6, 2013

5 Golden Rings GIVEAWAY!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Time For a Picnic

Warmer weather and longer days inspire me to take our dining room outdoors, to me there is nothing quite like a thoughtfully prepared picnic...  I've been day dreaming lately about the guests who will be visiting the ranch this summer. Do you love picnics? If you know me well, you know that I love a good party. Here are some images and websites that are making me want to fill my calendar and chill the wine. 




I love public radio, out here in the country my favorite radio stations don't come in. Thankfully, I can stream my shows online. My personal favorites from KCRW are RadioLab, Good Food, and This American Life.  Recently on Good Food, Host Evan Kleiman interviewed London-based blogger Kate Perutz about the perfect picnic. Her blog is simple and inspiring with lots of good recipes that are light and portable. Do you have a favorite picnic menu?




Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Online Summer Classes for Kids



Summer is coming and I've been thinking a lot about keeping my tech-y ten year old engaged and not in front of the television.  Being out on the farm ,we are a bit isolated from the variety of summer camps that city life has to offer.  There are always a handful of activities outside and in the vegetable garden, but of course moments arise when it's time to take shelter from the sun and wind.  I'll gladly have him sign on to one of these great educational course sites.

For your budding Artist to THRIVE: Thrive is a video-based online classroom where kids ages 6-12 can develop creativity and confidence through our three level art instruction program. We offer video art lessons that can be taken anytime, anywhere- via laptop, tablet or smart phone. Why take your kids to an art class when the art class can come to you?


Living off the Land.  We've recently moved out of the city and onto a farm. Preserving our vegetable garden is a big TO-DO on our summer list. This amazingly comprehensive website offers classes from traditional crafting,  to cheese making, to beekeeping and more.


YOUTHDIGITAL: My son has a passion for computers that honestly baffles my mind (in a good way, I think...) This month-long digital programming course for kids ages 8-14 teaches kids how to design games, apps, 3D design and more.  This is a perfect choice for those Minecraft loving kids. Even better, they are offering summer discounts.


Khan Academy: This FREE website is an amazing education forum that is so FUN to use. It was originally based on math and science concepts explained simply and clearly in online video classes. My son and his teachers love these videos and use them often in homework assignments.Whether you want to bush up on your Art History, brush up on your math this is a great place to go. There are even Test Prep classes for older students preparing for College.


Budding Astronomers? Do the stars inspire a sense of wonder in your kids? Do you find your family spreading out a big quilt and star gazing on long summer nights? Learn exactly what you are looking at in your Hemisphere. I call this Sky TV. :)


Storytellers are always needed around the campfire. If you've got an avid reader who is just finding his or her voice in writing this would be a great course.  Time for Writing offers one-on-one classes by certified teachers and may be just the thing to inspire your budding J.K. Rowling.


Thank you to Gabrielle Blair at DesignMom  and Playful Learning for being one step ahead with some of theses fantastic ideas.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The End Of The School Year Is Near. Teacher Gift Ideas.

This year has been amazing for my fourth grade son, Jaden.  We packed our belongings and relocated to Santa Barbara's wine country about 10 months ago and enrolled in the Santa Ynez Vally Family School. We've been lucky to have wonderful teachers for every year of Jaden's schooling and this year has proved to be astounding and wonderful as well.  We were welcomed with open arms to the Family School and Jaden meet some sure-to-be life long friends right away.  The year has flown by and with only about 3 weeks left, I am gathering ideas for teacher's gifts. Here are some of the best ideas and inspiration that I found around the internet...



Bake some SMART COOKIES.  Downloadable tag templates HERE

 
This is a cute and useful gift idea.
A teacher's STAMP SET by: Paper Sushi


Why not go natural with a custom
POTTED PLANT tutorial here by: creative carmella


 This might be my favorite. Such a sweet mug
for those who care so much for our children each day.
Handmade by: Sundance Pottery Shop



This is a cute COIN PURSE by: mamableudesigns


A sincere Thank You to all the teachers in the world your hard work is so very much appreciated.



Thursday, May 16, 2013

a decade gone by.

{ t. e. n.}

Ten years ago my world was changed forever.

At the very young and innocent age of twenty-two I knew a lot... or this is what I thought.
I knew that I always wanted to be a mother, and I knew how to love and be in love.

To me, these two things were enough to become a mom. All you need is love.

It was this day ten years ago that a baby boy was placed into my arms and the world shifted on its axis.

Little did I know that this baby, all curled up in my arms would literally make me into the woman I am today.  He has raised me as much as I him. Together we have grown.

I also didn't know the magnitude of the love between a mother and her children. My mom always said, "When you're a mom your understand...."   She was SO right~  This maternal love, completely different than romantic love, has been an incredibly profound experience for me. I often think it's because this baby who grew inside of me, before I even knew myself, was the first person to hear my heartbeat from inside my chest. This baby had my heart and always will.


He is T.E.N. today and so am I.

Happy 10th Birthday Jaden. You are my sunshine.