These past three weeks of my free time I had spent creating beautiful accessories with special meaning and symbolism.
Earrings and pens made from beautiful and vibrant Tibetan peacock feathers symbolizing beauty, grace, enlightenment, protection, renewal and good luck…
Inspired by my lucky peacock decor that hangs in my living room, I wanted to share the goodness I feel when I see it…The vibrant hues lifts up any spirit, and encourage a promising tomorrow.
I have also learned to fashion paper crane earrings created from high-quality origami yuzen paper. Various beads, gemstones and pearls are incorporated into the paper crane to create unique earrings- none of the designs are the same.
Tsuru, or paper crane is a symbol of hope, peace, happiness, loyalty, good health and yes, good luck. Legend has it is you make fold 1000 paper cranes, and you get to make a wish.
My wish in this lifetime, is to sell one thousand paper crane earrings.
Pens and earrings will be posted for sale on my Etsy within the next few days. Hope you like them! They make perfect Mother’s Day Gifts 😉
Sunday evening my inner domestic goddess decided she wanted to bake cookies.
Using scraps I found in my cupboard and fridge, and a little bit of help from google (on substituting baking powder for baking soda), I created my super delish version of Peanut Butter & Toffee Cookies.
3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Natural Honey Peanut Butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup Heath toffee bits
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together.
In a separate bowl (large) beat butter and sugar using an electric mixer- setting on high. Beat until light and fluffy.
Add peanut butter and egg and beat until smooth.
Change mixer setting to low. Slowly add flour mixture.
Stir in toffee.
Drop 1 tablespoon of batter onto baking sheets about 1 inch apart
Flatten with a fork if you like.
Bake until edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy!!!! Tastes even yummier with milk!!!
My beautiful, wonderful…. and very creative sister, Ersa Millon, started a fashion fad in her school by sewing DIY pockets on solid crew-neck shirts. Initially this is her individual attempt to raise funds for a event she’s been desperately wanting to go since her freshman year in high school- a school trip to New York City! The incredible response from her classmates and peers—amazing!
Pick your pocket, and there you have it!
I have no doubt that she will sell a lot of these pocket tees. Which, is why my darlings, I am telling the whole world about it 😉
I heard it through the grapevine that there is a boutique in Cali picking up this PocketTee idea and want her to be involved in designing the line. I am so proud of my sissy. Seventeen years old and already on her way to establishing her own signature line.
I fully support her 101%, therefore I would like to share with you all some of the pocket tees Ersa created.
They are on sale for $12 each. Available in Adult Sizes S, M, L in black, gray and other various colors.
If you are interested in ordering, please email me, or visit Ersa’s Etsy.