Thursday, April 14, 2011

april giveaway.

Its time again for a my monthly Facebook Fan Giveaway! Head over to my Facebook Fan page and comment below my post today. A winner will be chosen randomly to win these super cute ivory satin earrings. Perfect for wedding season, Easter Sunday or a sunny spring day. The question for the post is "What is your favorite outdoor activity?"

I would have to say taking walks/hikes. I'm not a fan of exercise as many people know (although I should start a routine because I can't stay a size 4 forever with the way I eat haha!) but I do enjoy leisurely strolls on nice days. The beach, woods, my suburban's just nice to be out and about :)

So please head over to my Facebook to enter my Giveaway! And don't worry if you don't win this time...there will be one next month to look forward to. Have a lovely day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

good day.

I feel like its been so long since I posted! It's been pretty crazy round here as of late, so finally tonight I had some time to update some things. Last weekend I spen the day with Evan exploring The Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts. It was such a beautiful place, especially since it was still the off season so no one was there. We spent a few hours walking around the estate taking pictures, then headed to the beach for a walk. We ended the day with a seafood lunch and picking up a very cool chair at an antique place. All in all, it was one of the best days I've spent up here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


One thing I've learned the last year is that life is totally unpredictable. I've never been one to plan out my life (ex. In five years I'll be married/have 10 kids/live in mansion) but I wouldn't have imagined a few years ago that I would still be struggling to find work, happily living with my boyfriend and residing in New England.

And once again it's about to change. Evan got a job back in Pennsylvania so at the end of April, I'll be packing up and moving again. At first I was hesitant, after all I love it here -aside from the hours away from friends and family. The ocean, the history, the adorable towns with great shops and restaurants, Boston, etc. are all so inspiring. But sometimes things that you think won't be great...turn out to be wonderful.

So as the big move approaches, I have decided to have a sale! Through the month of April all the things in my shop will be 20% off with my coupon code MOVE1

Please check it out! Not only will you be saving money on some cute things...but you will also be helping me move by lessening the load! :)

One of my faves:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

quality vs quantity

So I just treated myself to ordering these fabulous boots from Starlet Vintage. I am sooo excited for them to come in the mail! I have been wanting real leather boots for a long time. My Payless ones are on their last leg (haha no pun intended!) and I've been on the hunt. I tend to not spend money on things that I use everyday...which is the exact opposite of what you should do. Why do I refuse to spend money on quality boots/jeans/bras and continue to buy cheap ones I need to replace year after year? Well I finally broke the chain. Plus I got a good tax return so even though I need to save money...I think I can treat myself on something I'll be wearing for a long time. Now to get around to that haircut I've been putting off....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

stylish blogger award

So a couple days ago I was contacted by Mary of UneBelleVie because she gave me the Stylish Blogger Award! It's a super cool thing where we find out a little bit about other sellers and pass on the love. I'm so excited to be included...who knew people read this!

Thanks Mary :) If you haven't already checked out Mary's blog or etsy shop- she has very cute vintage finds. Take a look!

*Stylish Blogger Award rules*
Thank the person who awarded it to you
Post 7 facts about yourself
Pass the Award to other bloggers and let them know they were choosen

Seven facts about myself:
I love making lists- even better if I can cross things off the list.
I would choose salty over sweet anyday. Except cupcakes.
I am 5ft tall, wear size 5 shoes, and my ring finger is size 5
I am still close with my friends from high school. We call each other the eleven.
I adore Jane Austen. There is nothing better than a cup of tea and Persuasion.
I am really it's hard for me to promote my work in person.
I've never been stung by a bee.

Passing the Award to:

Have a lovely evening :)

P.S. I am working on a collection of headbands. A preview is on my Facebook fan page. They will all be listed soon!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

march giveaway!

So its time for my monthly Facebook Fan Giveaway!

I started last month with my first giveaway and am seeing if it can be something I do monthly. The February one went well with about 9 people entering. Although not a was a good start for me!

So this month, on my lucillejean Etsy Shop Facebook page, all you have to do is comment under my Monday March 14th status and you will be entered in the giveaway. I will choose a random winner to receive this super cute one-of-a-kind ring...its perfect for spring!

In the mean time, I'm trying to keep my shop updated with new spring items. Take a look!

Friday, March 4, 2011

literary love.

I am in love with Jane Austen. Many people already know this, but I've been trying to work my love of Jane and other literature into my creations. I started a "Jane Austen Collection" in my etsy shop but I've been having some creativity blocks and haven't been working on it. Then I had a great idea! I had made a charm bracelet a while ago with a locket that inside I put a quote from P and P. It was such a cute bracelet and it sold. Maybe I should make more and focus on romantic quotes from Jane and other authors. Ideas:

  • Captain Wentworth from Persuasion (J.Austen)
  • Mr. Knightly from Emma (J.Austen)
  • Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind (M.Mitchell)
  • Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights (E.Bronte)
  • Rochester from Jane Erye (C.Bronte)
  • Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility (A.Austen)
I need to do some research for some more obscure heros. Oh what a bummer more reading ;)