April 17, 2014

New sweet em blog!

Well, H E L L O !!

Please head over and start reading Kristen's new blog (you will notice many transferred old posts from this blog) on her sweet em venture.  Update your readers!


February 18, 2014

free shipping continues!

Free shipping continues through February!  Below is an easy-order picture of some sweet em earrings – This photo includes some of the newer styles not yet available on etsy


E-mail me (shopsweetem(at)gmail(dot)com) with the letter, quantity, and your mailing info.  I will quickly ship these out to you!

If you see some that you would like on etsy, feel free to order from there too.  Just be sure to checkout with the code: HAPPYHEART214 to take advantage of the free shipping.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

side note: the letters l, m, and o in photo above come in turquoise and green as well!

February 6, 2014

Molly turns 7!



Well another year older :)  We had fun celebrating sweet Molly, as we always do.  MJ has really gotten into drumming and has created a band.  They are all still trying to figure it all out, but just imagine 7 or 8 (the band members change weekly) 8 and 9 year old girls forming a band.  It is entertaining to say the least.  A little drama thrown in here and there but what’s a band without drama right?  Well, MJ had the idea to have their first concert as a surprise for Molly.  They sang “Royals” and “Happy Birthday.”


The name of the band is Dynamite

molly 7

molly 7 surprise

Molly and her sweet friend, Karen who helped in the surprise.

molly 7 candle

molly 7 candle 1



We still had a small party at the local cupcake bakery the following week on her real birthday.


I think it’s fair to say we have on happy 7 year old…and we had a surprise waiting on her at home.

photo (10)

Meet May Fuller :)

January 29, 2014

Snow day

Hi strangers!  Just a little update about what’s been going on around here.  Today we are having a snow day, so no school!  While it’s fun and easy for us in south Georgia (well so far), I am really hating it for all that Atlanta is going through – long commutes yesterday, people stuck in cars, kids stuck at school…it’s just a mess!  I do hope they can work it all out today and be safe and warm in their homes tonight.

This is what we woke up to bright and early.


If you think it looks too early to be awake in these pictures, you are right


While they played outside…I worked on some Valentines for the girls’ classes.

Remember, last year when I said, next year I am doing something easy.  


Well, I couldn’t resist – these will turn into pins the kids can wear, I will show the finished product soon (hopefully).  But I have very strict instructions to not put “xoxo” or “love” or anything that may suggest that there is a possibility that whomever they are giving the Valentine to will remotely think they have any positive thoughts about them.  So I am thinking - “happy Valentine’s Day, from MJ (molly or mills).”  I think that’s safe.

Little Wilson, I promise I let him in after this..and yes, that’s our Christmas tree on the back porch


I am working on some more professional looking photos for Sweet Em – In doing so, I have to make lots and lots of earrings.


Yesterday was a black day..


Hopefully, today I will move on to turquoise.  Which reminds me, I have been slow to update you on new styles and colors.  That’s coming soon too!  While so many of you have shopped at Ginkgo, please continue to do so!  I try to keep them well stocked and if you don’t see something there you like, please contact me: shopsweetem at gmail dot com

I will hook you up :)

Stay warm!

November 8, 2013

Kay Fuller Lighting

Happy Friday everyone!  I have something fun to share today - If you are local, you may have heard that my my mother-in-law - Kay Fuller, owner of Kay Fuller Interiors...has opened a lighting store.  Well, it opened last week and is amazing!  I will let the pictures do the talking, but if you are in the area - please stop by..you won't regret it!

The grand opening is Thursday, November 14th 4:00-6:00.  This will overlap Lancaster Village's Christmas open house (starts at 5) which is always so fun for the kids.. (and grown ups).  If you aren't familiar with the area, Lancaster Village is the cute little shopping area where Kay's interior store is located and now her lighting store as well.  They will have Santa and carriage rides, along with treats in every store you stop in.

But I am forewarning you, as soon as you step through the doors of Kay Fuller Lighting, it will make you want to change all the fixtures in your house.

the one above is my favorite

another favorite...

well, they are all my favorite...

And an added bonus - for the grand opening, I will be there (that's not the bonus) along with sweet em earrings all available for that time period (4-6)  for $10 per pair of earrings. (that IS the bonus) It will be a great time to grab some teacher Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving hostess gifts, or stocking stuffers while browsing for lighting.  Please join us for wine and hor d'oevres.  Hope to see you there :)

October 18, 2013

a little sparkle for your ears

Happy Friday!  I have been meaning to get these pictures up for some time now, but October has been a (surprisingly) crazy busy month. 


I fell in love with this clay as soon as I saw it!  It has a tiny bit of sparkle to it.  See those white specks in the image above?  Well, they are actually bits of sparkle.  I loved it so much, I decided to add some white to it and offer another shade..


It came out to a really great blue/gray color (with a bit of sparkle).




  Although there is apparently a deep navy involved (as the lighter version shows the blue) These appear black (as in the picture below).


On another note, my 3 little sweet “em”s want in on this little venture. 


MJ asked me to make some cards and add “little” to them along with changing the green to blue (her favorite color).  These pink earrings are her very first.


Molly made some really cute balls too (not picture – pink with gold polk a dots).  Keep an eye out for them at Kay Fuller Interiors soon!   I am headed to Kay Fuller Interiors to drop these earrings off now!  Have a wonderful weekend and as always, please email me if you are interested in a purchase or just want to say hi ( shopsweetem(at)gmail(dot).com )

October 16, 2013

a birthday in the trees


Happy fall y'all!  The (somewhat) cooler temps make me so happy and so in the mood for an outdoor party.  The only problem - the ONE birthday in my (immediate) family that falls in this wonderful month is my husband’s (Jim) who declares every year he wants no party - to do nothing.  NOTHING.  For the 13 years that I have known him I have completely ignored this request. You see, I have a close to Christmas birthday - which I think we all can agree is the worst time to have a birthday - and have always wished my birthday was in October so I could celebrate properly, outdoors in the wonderful fall weather!  Jim has, in the years past, wished me a happy birthday on his day because whatever I had planned we both knew was really for me.


This year I decided to (sort of) honor his request.  He said he wanted nothing and he meant it.  So I kept it to the 5 of us, but had to take advantage of this weather.  I (along with the help of my mom who took over carpooling to soccer, dance, and drums that day) planned a dinner high up in a tree house.



The girls had SO much fun with this.  It was a secret that they amazingly kept very well (other than lots of winking and giggling around Jim all week).


On his birthday morning, they gave him an invitation to arrive at the tree house at 6:45.  He looked at me suspiciously and I said, I promise!  It's just us.

The only problem with a secret birthday dinner is when you get a work call (Jim’s) that needs attention, he felt no need to hurry to get there so we waited…


had a little dance party


and he’s here!  MJ going to greet him with his favorite beverage



This football was from Mills.  She found it under our bed and thought it was the perfect gift to wrap up! 


A success!  a perfect non party party.  After all, you only turn 37 once :)


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