100 Etsy Sales!!

I am celebrating having reached my 100th sale in my Etsy shop! There is something rather wonderful about moving from 2 digits into 3 digits and reaching such a nice big round number.  I also just made it within my 1 year Etsy anniversary, which is in 2 weeks time.

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A big THANK YOU to all my lovely customers and supporters out there.

A special thank you also goes to Mr Big Skies Jewellery for his unwavering belief in me and my endeavours, and for a) letting our house become overrun by beads; b) listening to me talk incessantly about all things beading; c) still managing to look interested when I say “what do you think of this” for the umpteenth time; and d) devoting precious weekend time to bead/supply shopping.

This is the necklace that was my 100th sale – purchased by Caroline as a birthday present for her mom.

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Big Skies Jewellery’s 100th Sale – Onyx and Turquoise Howlite adjustable necklace

Mom is receiving a pair of complimentary matching earrings and Caroline has received a nice discount voucher by way of a thank you.

Here’s to the next 100 sales 🙂

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International Day of Happiness (& 9 Small Steps We Can Take Daily in the Right Direction)

Last year, the United Nations declared today, March 20th, as International Day of Happiness.

Isn’t that cool?  A day designated to the fundamental human goal of happiness!  Just thinking about that makes me feel happier 🙂


Did you know that the citizens of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan are considered to be amongst the happiest people in the world?  This is where the International Day of Happiness initiative came from.  Bhutan uses an alternative measure of national and societal prosperity to that of other countries.  It’s called the Gross National Happiness Index (GNH). This approach rejects the use of economic wealth as the sole indicator of development, and instead adopts a more holisitc approach, giving the equal weight to the spiritual well-being of its citizens as to that of their material weatlh.

The UN hopes the initiative will encourage governments to consider the well-being of their citizens, rather than focusing efforts solely on economic growth.  It acknowledges that in order to attain global happiness, economic development must be accompanied by social and environmental well being.  Not a bad ideal is it?

9 small steps we can take daily, in the right direction: 

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  • Be kind
  • Be grateful
  • Be passionate
  • Be empathetic
  • Be generous
  • Be positive
  • Eat well
  • Exercise
  • Breath……….

(Admit it, the fluffy duckling picture made you smile! :-))