Looking Back At 2014

It feels a little unreal that 2014 has come to an end, it went by so quickly!

What a busy year filled with many ups and downs, but in the end I feel that I have accomplished so much.

Here is a little review of 2014:

Personal Accomplishments:

  • I completed a 21-Day Cleanse in May – felt amazing.
  • My Jewelry Business (Simply Divine Details) grew so much this year! I am so excited for how far I have come as an Artist and Business Owner.
  • Simply Divine Details had a booth at the New York State Fair in August (12 whole days)!
  • I had the honor of writing a post about my art for the Main Street Arts Blog in November – so much fun!

Personal Discoveries:

  • Eating Healthy does not have to be complicated and I feel so much better when I stick to it.
  • Quality trumps “affordable and quickly accessible” – Through being a business owner, I am really developing a taste for handmade/well-made in every part of my life, not just the business side of things. I want to be surrounded by uniqueness that will last rather than the same old manufactured items that are guaranteed to break down and disappoint.
  • Simplicity is beautiful – The more crazy and hectic my life gets, the more simple I want to live. I am so in love with the “more is less” idea now.
  • I think the biggest self discovery for me this year is this: I can’t always be the best at everything, and I can’t take on every task all at the same time. Balance is so important as well as pacing myself. If I fail at something now, it does not mean I will never be able to do it – try again and learn from previous mistakes. I can do anything I put my mind to. Keep practicing Balance and Patience and most importantly, never stop working toward my goals and dreams.

A few things to work towards for 2015:

  • New Jewelry styles for Simply Divine Details + branding
  • Do more art that is just for me –  no business attachments
  • Do another Cleanse
  • My Husband and I will be doing a lot of planning for the future, including where we will be moving in 2016 (!!!!!!!)

This year I met so many wonderful Artists and bought quite a few awesome handmade goodies as well as some good reads! Here’s a few of them:

  1.  A beautiful hand painted tote + zipper pouch by Anna Joyce
  2. An assortment of amazing handmade mugs and a lovely handmade garlic keeper – a collection I picked up at a few of the art shows I went to over the summer.
  3. Sunday Suppers Recipes + Gatherings by Karen Mordechai | The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
  4. Favorite Magazines this year: American Art Collector Vol.108  | Haven Magazine Vol. 1 | Kinfolk Vol.12  | Trouvé Vol. 1 & 2
  5. Emily Jefferds Art Prints | Rose Gold Ring by Elizabeth Perry Collections | Stacking Rings by Sara Stewart | Ring Dish by The Object Enthusiast | Hanging Glass Terrarium by Copper + Torch

I am so looking forward to 2015 and all that it may bring!

Hope you all had a wonderful year and Happy New Year!

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It’s Been Awhile….

My Goodness, it’s been awhile since I last made a post here on the blog!

This year has been so crazy! I was booked with so many events and festivals for Simply Divine Details. So far it has been a successful year for my little business.

I have one more craft festival to go, the 41st Holiday Festival at Cayuga Community College in Auburn NY, December 6th (10am to 5pm) and 7th (11am to 4pm).

Exciting News: Simply Divine Details Jewelry is now being sold at two new Locations:

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca, NY

Clifton Springs, NY

Clifton Springs, NY

Also, it is time to think about Christmas gifts!  I am having a Sale this weekend for Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday! Use Coupon Code SHOPSMALL at checkout for 30% off your purchase of Simply Divine Details Jewelry! This code can be used in both the website shop and the Etsy shop.

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There are a lot of new jewelry listings in both shops, check ’em out!

 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will hopefully be back here again soon, I promise I won’t disappear for months again (well, maybe when summer comes around again).

Have fun shopping this weekend!

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Upcoming Events for Simply Divine Details

I have finally gotten acceptance letters from all the shows that I will be in this summer with my Simply Divine Details Jewelry booth.

Here’s my list – you should try to make it to some of these great events! *wink wink*

JUNE

  • 14th and 15th – The Allentown Arts Festival in Buffalo, NY – I am so excited to be a part of this festival! It will also be the furthest I have to travel I think. http://www.allentownartfestival.com 10363549_773744722657413_8350268735445623034_n

JULY

  • 12th and 13th – The Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glenn International, Watkins Glenn, NY – I did this show last year and had so much fun, looking forward to it again this year ! http://www.flwinefest.com 10302166_10152382863203550_7662161728640739289_n
  • 25th-27th – The Oswego Harbor Fest, Oswego, NY – Another one I did last year, this is one of my favorites because we set up right on the water, it’s so beautiful! http://www.oswegoharborfest.com 1621967_10151867252035636_345019120_n

AUGUST

  • 2nd and 3rd – Park Ave. Summer Art Festival, Rochester, NY – this is a new show for me, so I am eager to see how this one will go! http://www.park-avenue.org/park-ave-summer-art-fest.html banner-Summer-Art-Fest
  • 16th and 17th – Sonnenberg Arts at the Gardens Fine Art Show & Sale, Canandaigua, NY – another new show, this one had very high standards for acceptance of applications, I am so honored to for the chance to have my art in this year’s show! http://www.artsatthegardens.org headertype
  • 21st – September 1stTHE NEW YORK STATE FAIR!!!!!! In Syracuse, NY – That’s right, I was accepted into the NYSF! I can hardly believe it! Now, as long as I can come up with enough money to buy the booth space, you all can visit me during the 2 weeks of the fair (yes, 2 whole, long weeks… I am gonna be exhausted afterward). http://www.nysfair.org 1175539_10151926247370373_1179800439_n

So that is the line up as of right now, applications for fall and winter shows will start coming out soon, and as soon as I know what shows I will be attending, I will be a posting!

Hope to see some of you at these fun festivals!

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