Friday, March 26, 2010
We’d moved to Illinois from Southern California four months before our 25th anniversary ten years ago. I wanted to go on a cruise to the Bahamas to celebrate managing to stay out of "Divorce Court" and "Murder She Wrote" for so long.
My husband suggested the St. Louis Zoo, which charges no admission fee. I ended up hosting a party for all our church members. Perhaps I thought they’d give me money in silver-lined envelopes, and I could yet hop a plane to a warm sandy beach. Instead, I cleaned house and smiled ‘til my jaws ached.
This year we celebrated our 35th. Since I missed the cruise and even the zoo, I decided to become a princess. How? I’m so glad you asked.
When I saw the exquisite jewelry designed by Sara Valente at Twillypop, I asked her if she could create a necklace for me in my favorite shades of peach and ivory. She not only agreed, she made this princess feel like a queen by naming my lovely piece “Jeanette.” Here it is, in all it's glory:
Being the practical lady I am, I’ve decided to plan my spring and summer wardrobe around this little beauty. I know you'll agree I made a wise decision. When someone oozes as much creativity as Sara, I’d be a fool not to encourage her!
If you’d like one of these lovelies or another of Sara’s designs, go to Twillypop and shop 'til your princess' heart is full. Besides, she's having a givaway today for a $30 gift certificate to her jewelry store!
And if you ever come through Paris, Illinois, I’ll have you over for a spot of tea and introduce you to Prince Kevin. Unless, of course, he’s off to the zoo.