Winter Blues: Touchstone Crystal’s Spring 2015 Collection Sparkles and Shines

Today’s gift:  Sparkle!

The cold weather and never-ending snow in the Northeast has me dreaming of sun and sand.   And when my recent online browsing and research for Valentine’s Day hint-dropping led me to the sea soaked colors on the brand new, just relaunched Touchstone Crystal website and catalog, I swooned.  I could almost smell the sunscreen and feel the ocean breeze!

Inspired by sea glass and the layered colors of the ocean (from turquoise to aquamarine to Caribbean blue), the Spring 2015 collection mingles classic styles with a love letter to the shoreline and natural beauty.   Channeling the ocean via brilliant sunlit photos (both online and in the catalog) the new offerings celebrate beach life elegantly and classically from sea stars to sand dollars to sea glass.  There are earrings that sway, bracelets that sparkle like the sun (or a rainbow after a spring shower), and necklaces that deserve a champagne toast (at sunset of course!).

Touchstone Crystal, a division of Swarovski (swoon!), uses genuine, first-grade Swarovski Crystals and Pearls to create brilliant, sparkling jewelry at great prices.

Here are some of my favorites:

Sea Glass Necklace

Sand Dollar Pendant

Aqua Post Earrings

It may too late to drop Valentine’s Day hints but these glimpses of spring and summer are already at the top of my Mother’s Day Wish List.   (Plus, it’s never too late to give ourselves a little love in honor of Valentine’s Day or any day, right?!)

Day #16: Visiting Never Land and #NaBloPoMo

Today’s gift:  PETER PAN and Never Land.

I’ve spent many hours volunteering to help my local town’s theatre produce PETER PAN. It’s been a sweet and wonderful gift to be part of our magical community theatre and also to support my daughter and her role as a Lost Boy.

Here’s to always believing and never growing up.

Day #15: #NaBloPoMo

Today’s gift:  celebrating my new work with the great brand Touchstone Crystal, a member of the Swarovski group.

I’m in heaven having so much SPARKLE in my life.  Look out for a big, long blog post soon.

Day #14: #NaBloPoMo

Today I’m celebrating my friend, mentor, coach, and all around amazing person Gina Barreca.  Read this post about Time magazine banning the word Feminist from The Huffington Post and you’ll love Gina forever too!

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Day 9: #Blogher #NaBloPoMo

Today’s gift:  WRITING! BLOGGING! And more writing.

It’s a rare Sunday that I remove myself from my family to work and write.  Today is that day.  I have had a mix of client work, freelance writing, blogging, and other writing work since my morning coffee.  I’m producing and it feels great. And I love using my writing muscle more regularly — that is the most profound gift of #NaBloPoMo.

I’m celebrating words today – written, spoken, typed, shouted.

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