What if you find out I’m a fraud?

Who’s heard of the imposter syndrome?

It’s very common, if you’ve never heard of it you’ll probably be just as relieved as I was when a friend shared it with me.

Look it up on Google and here is what will pop up:

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. (more…)

Say Yes to All!

Can you say “Yes to All”?  I want to be able to say it!! Oooooh do I ever!

In 2014 I said yes to all when my Mom asked me if I would like to visit Wattens in Austria and see the Swarovski Kristallwelten.

A trip of a lifetime!  YES!  I was ready to be inspired, I knew seeing how the crystals are made would be so interesting.  How DO they get that magical aurora borealis finish?  I was going to find out!

Okay, clearly I did not do my Swarovski homework.  There are no (more…)

My Bumpy Road to Love

Hi everyone it’s me – Boink!  My Mommy asked me to be guest blogger for this week’s blog.  You know what I say to that?  It’s about time!!! Is there anyone else who could be more important to be my Mommy’s first guest blogger?  I don’t think so!

My Mommy loves how confident I am and how I always walk with my head held high.  Sometimes I bark at my Mommy and Daddy just to get them moving in the right direction, like to the park or in the car or to take me up to their bed for snuggles all night long.  I pretty much run the show around here and they are both very lucky to have me.  You might not believe this but I wasn’t always this confident.  Like my Mommy always tells me – (more…)

I have a new perspective!

Let’s talk about January shall we?

It’s the 21st already and usually by this time I am itching to get away from the cold and escape to Florida for a few weeks.  This year with lots of plans and changes going on I have decided to stay put and focus on the work that needs to be done here.

Since the month began I have attended (more…)

You CAN change the world!

With all of the ups and downs on the news these days I often find that the uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring can feel overwhelming.  Most world issues are so huge that it’s hard to imagine how someone like me could impact change for the better.  Do you ever feel like that?

I try to do my part every day through my business.  I adore designing jewelry and making women feel even more spectacular than they already are.

A few weeks ago on Facebook I asked (more…)

2017 Best Nine

Just yesterday I decided to pull off the glamjulz best nine photos of 2017 from Instagram.

There is a fun little website called 2017bestnine.com where you can type in your Instagram name and the site will calculate which nine pictures received the most likes in a one year time period.

I looked at ours and I was not in the least bit surprised.  What jumped off the page (more…)

2018 won’t be built in a day!

Usually I spend this time of year planning for the next 12 months.

I reflect on the previous year.  I note the accomplishments I’m proud of and the little things I want to change.

This year is different.  From a (more…)

My Christmas Traditions

As a kid my Christmas started on December 1st when I opened the first window on my advent calendar.  Each window had the most beautiful little picture behind it.  Images like a Christmas bell, a gingerbread man, a candy cane, an angel and (more…)

Bonnie’s Story

It’s been a rough go for Bonnie, being in active treatment and the continual tests and imaging needed to monitor her health.   Bonnie sent me a beautiful email last week and I wanted to share her story with you here in my blog.

First and foremost Bonnie has (more…)

It’s Cozy Time!

I love holiday parties!  Getting dressed up, spending time with friends, meeting new people, enjoying some holiday cheer, I’ll take it all!

But, you know what else gets me in the mood for the holidays? . . .

I like to indulge by spending the evenings up until Christmas hiding out in my cozy little house.

I come home after work, throw a candy cane bath bomb into the tub and (more…)