When in Limbo . . .

It’s actually best to put on some heart pounding music and just do the limbo!

At least that’s the advice I gave my Mom this morning.

That might sound crazy considering my Mom is a Septuagenarian but she took my suggestion and made it her own.

Last month my Mom sold her house, the house she and my Dad purchased in 1969 when I (more…)

Gratitude Made Me Do It

Family time, delicious food, a yummy glass of wine and the smell of mouth watering baked goodies.

These are all the things I look forward to about Thanksgiving.  It’s a time to get cozy and not worry about counting calories.

I’ve been keeping a journal lately of all the things I am grateful for.  Every night before I go to bed I commit to writing down 10 things that made me grateful that day.

Have you ever practiced this?  If not, Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to start.

Here are 10 things I’ve written down over the last few weeks – (more…)

Good Vibrations

“Complexity is the enemy of execution”

“What human beings can do is amazing, what they will do is disappointing”

“Your life is a result of what you tolerate, what are you tolerating from yourself?”

and my most favourite . . . (more…)

This Collection Celebrates YOU!

Friday night was a smash hit!!! As per usual the party evolved into a rock and roll dance party in the photo booth!  I hate to say it, but I spent more time striking poses with all of our guests than showing off the new collection in the showroom!  Ha ha!

I think that’s what makes our parties so great – it’s a time to (more…)

Launch Party Time!

I’ve been designing jewelry since the early 90’s.  I love the creative process and how all of my inspirations and ideas come alive in every piece.

A couple of years ago Maggie, here at glamjulz, asked me why I don’t have launch parties for my new collections (more…)

The Brighter the Smile, the Better!

The word from my friend Nancy McMillan at 9:30 yesterday morning was that the Bright Run had met their goal of raising $300,000 for the Juravinski Cancer Centre by the time she lay her head on her pillow last night!!!

Woooo Hoooo!!!

Many of you know my wonderful friend Nancy, chair of the Bright Run!  If you have never (more…)

I’m Ready, September!!!

September is here!!! This may very well be my favourite month.  To me this month is more meaningful than January!  I feel this sense of renewal and I get really excited about making positive changes.

Last week I was at Shoppers Drug Mart and this beautiful blonde woman with two sweet little boys looked at me and said, “Hey, glamjulz!” “Hi!” I said.  This angel of a person then said: “You don’t know me” and proceeded to (more…)

What’s the Best Way for Us to Get Social with You?

I’m confused and excited.  Does that make any sense?

As I strive daily to be an entrepreneurial badass, I have lots of ideas that keep coming to me.
I most definitely want to do it all and have it all and that’s where the confusion lies.
I see so many people making it big in social media and really expanding their networks.  To the point where they have followers all over the globe and they are making lots and lots of sales! International sales!  Woooo Hoooo! Just the thought of that gets me so excited.

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An Early Birthday Gift from My Dad

Tomorrow is my 49th birthday!  I embrace getting older and I feel so lucky to be in good health.  Most days I feel stronger than I ever have in my life.  I amaze myself at how much energy I have. I’m not sure what I thought 49 was going to feel like when I was 20 but I sure didn’t expect it to feel better than 20!

Getting closer to 50 makes me realize that half a century is a long time and I’ve had so many life experiences now.  Experiences that have made me stronger.

But . . . we all have our moments of weakness, (more…)

How My Customers Became My Friends

Starting a business was so fun and exciting all those years ago.

I was pumped up about any opportunity that came my way and wanted to have my hands in everything!  Shows, Boutiques, Bridal, Home Parties, just about any place where I could show my designs and start building a base of customers and fans.

I remember when I would host an event at my studio, way back when, I’d get so nervous.  Is any (more…)