Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Etsy Favorite: April Kawaoka

I like hoop earrings. They are my go-to earrings when I don't know what else to wear on the days I want to be casual. I had a pair that my mom bought that I loved and wore all the time. And then one evening I realized I'd lost one. I was so upset. I looked everywhere, but I'd been to a lot of places that day and I don't know when it fell off. So, I went to the jewelry store where she'd bought them and purchased what I thought was the same pair. Unfortunately, during the time I'd had my hoops they'd changed how they were made, and in my opinion, not for the better. So I returned them.

That's when I decided to look through my favorite Etsy shops and I rediscovered a listing I'd saved for swirl hooked earrings in April Kawaoka's shop. I received them last night and I love them! I'm wearing them today. They're even prettier than in the photo and they look great on.

Some other jewelry I like in her shop...

My bloggy friend Melissa tagged me to list seven random facts about myself. Here are the rules:

  1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
  3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
  4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
I know many of you have done this before, so I'll leave it open to you to decide if you want to participate. If you're reading this, you can consider yourself tagged!

And now on to the facts...

  1. Winter is usually one of my favorite seasons, but this year I'm ready for it to be over. I'm tired of days with a high temp of 5 degrees.
  2. I'm allergic to dairy, but sometimes I eat things like pizza anyway.
  3. My favorite Starbucks drink right now is an orange mocha with soy. I'm trying to cut back on coffee, so instead I've been drinking hot soy chocolate milk with orange extract in it. It's surprisingly good.
  4. My feet grew 1/2 size longer while I was pregnant with N.
  5. I like to play in puddles with N. This involves splashing and singing and generally acting like a nut.
  6. It takes me a while to fall asleep and I am a light sleeper. It's very annoying. I wish I was one of those people who could fall asleep right away wherever they are and sleep deeply. I have a hard time sleeping in hotels, too.
  7. If I buy something in a store where a salesperson has to help me, and then decide I want to return the item, I usually go to a different store location to return it. I just did that with the hoop earrings. It's like I don't want the salesperson to know I changed my mind or I don't want to hurt their feelings - buy why would they care?
Now you know a little bit more about me. Let me know if you decide to participate.

Until next time...


Melissa said...

I'm a light sleeper, too. My husband is a really deep sleeper. When the SO was an infant, we'd be up all night together and my husband would never even notice. It used to bug the heck out of me!

AJ said...

I LOVE those earrings! They have a Tim Burton kind of feel to them.

I am also a light sleeper married to a deep sleeper! My cat has been waking me up a lot in the middle of the night, I think I've had one or two uninterrupted nights of sleep so far this year. It's not cool.

mushroommeadows said...

Ohhh I'm so glad you find a pair of earrings that you can love again. I especially like the ring; so pretty.

Anyway, your feet grew??? I hope mine don't ever because I have A LOT of shoes. ;)

Yazmin said...

Those swirl earrings are so lovely. I bet they have a nice weight to them, too.

Jenn Maruska said...

I like that seller's style - esp. the ring : )

I'm a light sleeper, too. When we take a plane ride, my husband sits down and immediately falls asleep. I wish I could do that!

AJ said...

By the way, I participated in the being tagged thingie :) My facts are very random!