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Good News.....Bad News

Whenever someone tells me, "I have good news and I have bad news.  Which do you want first?", most often I say I want the bad news first so.....

The Bad News:  Designs by Sharalee will be closing up shop as of December 31, 2012. 

I've wrestled with this decision for months....thinking about closing a business that I've poured blood, sweat and tears into for the past 6 years made me sad.  However, when all of the factors (i.e., economy, competition, supply costs, etc.) seemed to point in that direction, I knew it was time.  While I don't know what is in store for me in the future, I do believe that "when God closes a door, He always opens a window". 

Now the GOODNews:  You will have several shopping opportunities before the end of the year, both in-home parties and online, to stock up on jewelry one last time.  Plus, I've saved some of the best stones and components for last and will be producing tons of new designs before the year's end.  And, as …

Falling for Pumpkin

Fall.....cool, brisk days; football games; the color of the leaves as they change; pumpkin flavored desserts....these are a few of the things that I love about fall.  Here in southern California, the weather isn't exactly "fall-like" (110 degrees last week!).  However, while shopping in Target the other day, I noticed several new pumpkin flavored foods and beverages and that made it seem a little more like "fall".

So, I thought it'd be fun to share a couple of pumpkin flavored things, two new items and two long-standing favorites that I am loving this season.

1)  Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino -  This is a long-standing favorite for me.  I actually prefer this cold blended version versus the hot version.  The cold seems to bring out more of the pumpkin flavor and has a little sweeter taste than the hot one does.

2) Fresh & Easy's Pumpkin Pecan Pancake Mix - It makes the most delicious pancakes I've ever had!  Try it with a few …