one year, two hearts

One year ago today I started this blog with a post called on getting a grip.

I had no idea whatsoever what I was doing, I had a couple of dreams in my pocket and all these words in my mind and a graphic design and jewelry business to maintain.

It’s been a wonderful ride, this past year. A few of the dreams even came true, being published in Artful Blogging was certainly one of them. Writing again was another. And photography, another still. It has been a year of fulfillment. Those two hands are still here, working away everyday at creating something.

A life. An artist. A writer.

This space has become a part of who I am.

Thank you all for reading and for listening and encouraging and supporting.

From the bottom of my heart.

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Which brings me to our next giveaway. Because we love you, two hearts…

These earrings were made by my sister, Conni, my partner in my jewelry business. She’s a bit camera-shy and so I don’t talk about her all that much here, but she is as much a part of Blue Muse Jewelry as I am. I heart her. And we heart you…

Each heart measures 3/8 inch by 1/2 inch and is handmade from precious metal clay, all other metal is sterling silver.


The easy way: just leave a comment!
Any comment on this post will get you entered once. If you want to make it a bit more fun, tell me who, or what, you heart today!

For extra entries:
Follow me here with google friend connect (see sidebar at right), on facebook here, or on twitter here, or all three if you want. Each one of these will get you an additional entry, just make sure you come back and leave another comment telling me that you did so for each one that you do.

(And in case you missed it, the first giveaway, for a necklace, is here.)

Both giveaways will be open until February 28th!

Good Luck!

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Also, all jewelry in the etsy shop is 20% OFF

and all prints are 25% OFF



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  • Liz February 16, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Happy blog bday, my world has more beauty since you entered it. Thank you.

  • laura February 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

    i love them, so delicate
    I heart the blue sky today…always makes a day happier

  • ivyallover February 16, 2011 at 10:15 am

    A life. An artist. A writer. I love that! Congratulations on your success and all within one year? wow impressive. I love your photography, your jewelery and your words are just beautiful. Keep doing what you do.. it’s all so lovely ♥

  • Frida February 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Congratulations to you and your sister!

  • Skye February 16, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I love YOU! And I am so grateful for all the dear friends I have also met via the blogosphere, especially Debi & Amy. You women enrich my world greatly!! <3 <3
    (& I do follow you on FaceBook!)

  • Kathryn February 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Happy blog anniversary. I was so happy to stumble upon your blogs and have to admit they’re one of my favorite reads. Here’s to another fantastic year. x

  • Teresa O February 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Here’s to your first year of blogging with beauty, in both words and photos and I hope you have many more.

    Today I heart Elements 9. I just downloaded it and I’m having so much fun figuring it all out.

  • Karen February 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Happy Anniversary. Your blog is one of my favorite spaces to visit. Such beautiful words and photographs that always inspire and leave me pondering the miracles of life.

  • Jillsy Girl February 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I’m grateful for finding you!

  • leslie February 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Happy happy joy joy on your anniversary. What do I heart today? I heart hope! Yep, hope.

  • Sandra February 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Your work is soft and gracious, simply lovely. When you’ve time, please visit me at Thistle Cove Farm.

  • Laura February 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    What do I heart today? I heart Valentines day! I was once told the way to make a marriage last is to act as if everyday is your wedding day. I found out last week a new friend of mine celebrates Christmas year round and that made me think …why can’t I do the same with Valentines day? So I bought a cute lil second hand red w/hearts purse and my first tube of bright red lipstick! So I heart hearts!

  • LAURIE J JACOBSEN February 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I heart you of course!!!

  • FourDaysAWeek February 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Happy birthday! Thank you for all the beautiful moments❤ So glad I found you here! -Mia

  • Anna February 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Congrats on a year of blogging! Thanks for sharing your gifts. Your photos and words are inspiring! Today and everyday, I heart the ability to create. A creative life is the best.

  • Jamie S February 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Congratulations on reaching an awesome milestone.

  • Jamie S February 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I’m a dedicated follower

  • jan avellana, hazelnut cottage February 16, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    oooh, what a beautiful website you have!!! so lovely! 🙂 thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. it was so nice to hear from you! 🙂 jan

  • Allison February 17, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I found your blog through “Artful Blogging”. I found what you had written, and your pictures to be very inspiring. This is a wonderful and beautiful place that you have created here! Congratulations on some of your dreams coming true! 😀

  • elk February 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    you are a good friend and I would not miss trip to your space.. blessings Kelly!!

  • patsy February 18, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Congratulations! Getting published is certainly something to celebrate! Thank you for sharing your joy and choosing a really pretty pair of earrings! Yipee!

  • patsy February 18, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Followed you. I think you write beautifully!

  • Shaiha February 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    What gorgeous earrings! Please enter me in your drawing 🙂

  • Shaiha February 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I am already a follower thru GFC

  • Chantal February 19, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I am very glad I found this blog, through V&V, I love it. Congrats… and who knows, I moght win this time…

  • Lynne February 21, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Happy Anniversary. I do heart your blog, your perspective and your writing…and of course these beautiful earrings! Kudos to Conni as well!

  • Alison Charlton February 23, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Gorgeous earrings.
    What do I heart today? Painting with children. Today we stamped with bubble wrap to make a background for our astronauts. They loved it and I am covered with grey paint. But it was so much fun getting 40 5 year olds all stamping and making mess with paint.

  • Lenora February 25, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful earrings – so sweet and delicate! (Nicely done, Conni!) I “heart” this giveaway, and I’m following you on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Friend Connect! Thanks for the chances to win.

  • Lenora February 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Oops, I think you wanted thee separately: “Like” you on Facebook!

  • Lenora February 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

    @soponalimb is following you on Twitter!

  • Lenora February 25, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Also following you via Google Friend Connect.

    Really nice blog, btw! : )

  • Barbara S. February 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog! Today, I heart having a day off to catch up things, like reading blogs, and also the sunshine that’s making it hard to stay inside (but I really need to write.) I also heart those earrings!

  • Beth Bartels February 26, 2011 at 2:09 am

    I heart that Spring is here. Or almost. Despite the rain, the cherry blossom trees are blooming, the red-tail hawks gliding in (occasional) blue skies scudded with clouds. The creek by my house still runs from the heavy rains but I heart the sound. And your blog. Happy, happy birthday. You are creating a wondrous thing.

  • Kath February 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Happy anniversary!!! I heart my borrowed cat!


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