Sep 6, 2012

End of Summer,...

Well not officially, as that will happen later this month, but activity wise, school wise and in other ways, it's the 
End of Summer!

It's so hard for me to grasp that Fall is basically upon us since the temperatures here in the desert are still over 100 and will remain this way for several more weeks.


Photo Creidt: Marsha Hindman
 

 
Autumn is my favorite season. (Summer's second!)  The colors are amazing,...various yellows and oranges, deep reds, purples and browns - it's all so rich and colorful. (Not where I live, but in other places!)  Oh, and I just love seeing all the Autumn decorations, too - especially my sister's (Marsha Stewart's got nothing on my sis!). 
 
 
 

Maybe all the Fall decorations along with the great childhood memories, colors, smells, etc., are why I love designing jewelry with fall colors and motifs. Quite the palette for the imagination, isn't it?!



 
I'm going to be re-stocking my MiShel Designs Etsy Store with some new designs next month and today and tomorrow are the last two days to enjoy the huge saving with my "End of Summer" sale.


 
 
  
All the items in my MiShel Designs Etsy store are 45% off through the 7th, so hop on over and use coupon code ENDOFSUMMER45 upon check out for your super end of summer savings!!  

 
 

I was getting ready to put together another video tutorial, but I'm having some trouble with the quality and since the videos from my iphone and the flipshare are both pretty horrible, that will have to wait until I return from my vacation. (Sorry about that folks!!)

 

I mentioned a while back that I was going on vacation here soon.  Next week actually. I'm going to Italy with my sister and another friend.


Photo Credit: Marsha Hindman



We're meeting up with my brother-in-law in Venice before going over to Tuscany to stay in this very old, very cool farm house for a spell and then we'll make our way down to Rome for a short stay before returning home.

 
Photo via Pinterest

 
Sadly I will be going 'solo' so to speak. Meaning that the hubby and son will still be here at home, working and going to school.  That's the down side of owning our own business and not having employees and no one to turn things over to.  

Oh, and another kicker,....I'll be in Italy over our 18th wedding anniversary!  Yep. Bad me. Mike says it's great because he doesn't have to plan anything (Italy's my present) and he and the 'masked rider' can sit home, order pizza and watch movies and just hang out at night - you know - guy stuff!
 
I'm going to be snapping away, getting as many pictures as possible. I will have my iphone but they've told me it won't work over in Italy (it's not the newer models), and I opted not to go pick up one of their International phones because I didn't want to carry it around along with my other one and all that good stuff. And now, after making that decision, they tell me that not just the cell phone part won't work, but my wi-fi features and all that good stuff won't work on it while I'm over there either.  (seriously??)
 
That's a real bummer as I was going to facetime my son and FB with he and the hubby while I was away to stay in touch. 
 
My bro-in-law has a little tablet thingy we were going to use to use for facebook and stuff like that too, but I guess it took a nose dive onto a tile floor and fell to it's death. So, I'm going to just get a calling card and be completely and utterly unplugged for two weeks.
 
Yep - that's gonna be really weird!  
 
And, I was getting ready to do another give-a-way too, but my tutorial (it was a tutorial with a kit) isn't exactly as I want it to be either and so this too is going to have to wait until I return.
 
I despise putting things off - turns my stomach - but I guess sometimes you just have to realize there's only so much you can do and just deal with it. 
 
But, as a more positive way to look at it, it's something I have to look forward to when I return at the end of the month, isn't it? Yeppers,...that's the way to see things!!
 
So, once I leave, there will be 'radio silence' here on the blog for a few weeks. (Me, silent?! Ha! That's a good one!!)
 
How about some Autumn Inspiration for the moment,....


Blue Ridge Fall by Jim Dollar on Flickr - Via Pinterest

 
 
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Seasonal Change!
Cheers,


Photo by Michelle Buettner

3 comments:

  1. Inspite of all the communication setbacks, I know you will have a great time. Italy is a wonderful place to visit, great sites to see, churches on every corner, paintings on every wall, museums, food, and so much more. Have a wonderful time! I don't know much about technology (where have I heard that before?!) but would getting a sim card for Italy work? Happy 18th Anniversary to you and Mike.

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  2. What a beautiful post! I just had my 20th anniversary -- it's nice when you've been together and friends for so long, it's ok to do things apart too! Have a wonderful trip to Italy :)

    namaste,
    rita

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  3. Love your thoughts about autumn. I love the colors of fall and look forward to sweater season. Your jewelry pieces are just lovely.
    Your trip sounds fantastic. Who said 'parting is such sweet sorrow?" Wasn't he an Italian?

    Happy travels,
    Lynda

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