Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jeepers. I've been tagged. Who Knew?

Hi Clovers!

My friend over at 2preppygirls.blogspot.com has tagged the clover, so you get to learn some information about me, and hopefully you will reciprocate so we can learn a few nuggets about some fellow bloggers! I think that's how it works. So if your blog is listed below,  copy, paste, answer, tag and keep it going ;)

It's that time again, only we have a brand new tag to make the rounds of blog land!!
Please copy and paste the logo below or go to the Preppy Mafia and then "Grab our Button" to tag your own blogs/websites! Be sure to keep it going!! Questions are below.

1. Who is your style icon? SJP
2. What is your favorite socialite lit book? What Southern Women Know...
3. Favorite party theme? Anything that involves cake.
4. Go to Halloween costume? Red Devil
5. Extravagance you cannot live without? If nothing else matters at the moment, diamonds and a good handbag
6. Living person you admire? Hillary Clinton...I read her book.
7. Greatest Fear? Snakes
8. Trait you deplore in yourself?  Inpatience
9. Which talent would you most like to have? Singer/Dancer
10. Greatest Achievement? Education, my own biz, two great daughters and a hunk of a man for a husband...not in any order of course.

Dawn Crowder, Carolinaclover.blogspot.com

That's all for now! The following sites have been tagged from the clover:

The Suburban Jungle

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Cuff Bracelet Designs

I am loving creating these new sparkly cuff designs!  They are fabric wrapped, light weight cuffs that are one of a kind original designs.  I'm really looking forward to wearing these with a sundress or to dress up some jeans. I'm currently featuring them for sale on Etsy, so shop them and tell me what you think!  I'll be adding more designs this week at I finish them. Let me know if you have any custom design requests...I look forward to hearing from you! Check out my Etsy site in the column to the right on this blog. Click on the link at the bottom to go right to the item!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

If you're wondering...does Carolina Clover have anything to do with Dawn being Irish?  The answer is no. I'm not Irish, or at least I don't think I am. When we took a leap of faith over 4 years ago and moved our family to North Carolina from the overstuffed nation's capital, we found four leaf clovers all over our new yard.  They might be weeds to most people, but I was always told that four leaf clovers meant "good luck", but the Celtic legend goes that each leaf of a four leaf clover holds a different meaning: luck, love, hope, and faith. 

Do I scour the stores for four leaf clover "stuff" around St. Patrick's Day. Yes I do, and what I mostly find is three leaf clovers ;-(.  And when I see a three leaf clover that says "good luck", I'm disappointed in the marketing machine because they didn't do their homework.

This St. Patrick's Day, and everyday there after, I wish you and yours Luck, Love Hope, and Faith!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Teaser Alert...Goodies from My New Catalog ;-)

Spring 2010's hottest new vogue color...or is it "colour"...hee, hee.... is BLUSH. How many shades of pink is in "blush"? And doesn't everyone have their own blush color, like in their very own make-up bag?  Anyhow, I plucked this little teaser of an ensemble with so many shades of blush, it is sure to look stunning on you!  Featured here is Cherry Quartz, Carnelian, Crystal, and Fresh Water Pearls with matching dangle earrings. This is a virtual pink and green party you just can't resist crashing, so take a look at page 67 of my new catalog and email me if you loooove this too ;-)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Madness Market Tote Sale!

Market totes are on sale at Carolina Clover! Don't miss this opportunity to save on shipping and personalization for the hottest new tote of the season! 14 pattern styles to choose from, 9 embroidery font styles to choose, and many many thread colors. Don't miss out on this savings opportunity, so order one for everybody. Mother's day is just around the corner, so treat yourself, your sister, or your mom! This is a bulk sale, so allow up to two weeks for delivery.  Check the sale details on CarolinaClover.com. Drop me an email if you have any questions.

Friday, March 5, 2010

HOT New Catalog!

I love my new catalog.  It is FULL of amazing sterling silver jewelry designs and designs in beads, pearls, abolone shells and more! This is NOT the stuff you find at your mall jewelry kiosk...maybe that's why I love it so much!?!?! This is beautiful, quality jewelry that I'm proud to say is offered by the Carolina Clover!

Click on my new catalog, and let me know if you love it too! Email me!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Inspiration is a Funny Thing

My inspiration and creativity is like an aloof cat. You know, like getting a glimpse of a cute and fuzzy fur-ball kitten peering at you from under a piece of furniture, you walk toward it and it backs into the shadows out of reach. Discouraged, you walk away only to realize it is looking at you again, so you think, "maybe if I ignore this little sweetness it will decide that I am harmless and come be my best friend". It doesn't, it continues to hide until all you want to do is get your hands on that cute and fuzzy fur-ball. The more you obsess about it, the worse it gets. Then one day, you've forgotten about it and become completely engrossed in something else, and the next you know this little sweetness is rubbing against your leg and purring from a loudspeaker. Yes, that is my creativity. 

And thus, the involved explanation of why I haven't had a blog post since January 6th, or new items added to my web site recently, or anything "new" at all.  I'm filling orders, just lacking creativity for newness! I quit obsessing about it and took off to Las Vegas for four days. A trip to Vegas is definitely a prescription for ignoring the world around you. I absorbed tons of inspiration, and I'm back with creativity! Now if I could just find the patience to implement it...