albinoBlu: Becoming who we are Chicago/Milwaukee
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The Donny Necklace has a masculine exoticism for casual, confident looks. Comprised from rugged leather and adorned with a free form silver key, this is the perfect piece to show off your carefree vintage attitude.- Leather- Key is 3” long, leather is adjustable in length

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The Donny Necklace has a masculine exoticism for casual, confident looks. Comprised from rugged leather and adorned with a free form silver key, this is the perfect piece to show off your carefree vintage attitude.
- Leather
- Key is 3” long, leather is adjustable in length

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Your fabric of choice is silk or chiffon, your jewelry box is swimming in gold charms and powdery hues, and you’ve never met a flower you didn’t like. Wear your heart on your neck, wrist, ears and more with our hand-picked selection of true romance.This set includes:- Vera Pearl Necklace- Vera Celadon Necklace- Galina Earrings- Jezebel Celadon Ring (available sizes 5 to 8)- Darcy Cuff - Adelaide Necklace- Clara Gold Ring (available sizes 5 to 8)- Irenna Earrings

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Your fabric of choice is silk or chiffon, your jewelry box is swimming in gold charms and powdery hues, and you’ve never met a flower you didn’t like. Wear your heart on your neck, wrist, ears and more with our hand-picked selection of true romance.

This set includes:

- Vera Pearl Necklace
- Vera Celadon Necklace
- Galina Earrings
- Jezebel Celadon Ring (available sizes 5 to 8)
- Darcy Cuff 
- Adelaide Necklace
- Clara Gold Ring (available sizes 5 to 8)
- Irenna Earrings


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Take in the tribal trend with the Colleen Bracelet. Hand Crafted from brass spacers, veined inlaid turquoise and veined inlaid coral, this cutting edge bracelet will elevate your standard arm candy to new levels. 
- Brass, turquoise, coral
- Approx. 2 1/4” diameter
- J hook closure

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Why wear one chain when layers will do? This multistrand antiqued goldtone necklace features beads between the chains and citrine colored crystal dangles. Striking. - Antiqued goldtone metal, citrine faceted beads- 17” long; 2” wide- Lobster claw closure with 3” extender

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Why wear one chain when layers will do? This multistrand antiqued goldtone necklace features beads between the chains and citrine colored crystal dangles. Striking. 
- Antiqued goldtone metal, citrine faceted beads
- 17” long; 2” wide
- Lobster claw closure with 3” extender

Girls with these eyeglasses will surely get passes! This fetching verdigris pendant is a memorable accessory.- Goldtone chain, copper verdigris- 18” long- Lobster clasp

Girls with these eyeglasses will surely get passes! This fetching verdigris pendant is a memorable accessory.
- Goldtone chain, copper verdigris
- 18” long
- Lobster clasp

Gold has been worshiped for centuries for its many properties and beauty. The gold in this woven cuff shines. Features three four-leaf gold flowers with crystal center.- 22K gold metal, white diamond crystals- 2” wide

Gold has been worshiped for centuries for its many properties and beauty. The gold in this woven cuff shines. Features three four-leaf gold flowers with crystal center.
- 22K gold metal, white diamond crystals
- 2” wide

Venture to the wild side with the Gambia gold bangle. Wear alone for statement-making dazzle or layer with Raquel bracelet.- Gold and black crystals, brass- 1/2” wide- Fits up to 7” wrists comfortably 

Venture to the wild side with the Gambia gold bangle. Wear alone for statement-making dazzle or layer with Raquel bracelet.
- Gold and black crystals, brass
- 1/2” wide
- Fits up to 7” wrists comfortably 

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Nature provides great motifs for jewelry and these Octavia earrings mimic the shape of an oyster shell. The open textured drop is encrusted with crystals and oxidized silver. The post is pave as well. And a faceted coral dangle provides interesting contrast.- Gold vermeil, coral, white diamond crystals, sterling silver- 2 1/2” long- Surgical steel post closure

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Nature provides great motifs for jewelry and these Octavia earrings mimic the shape of an oyster shell. The open textured drop is encrusted with crystals and oxidized silver. The post is pave as well. And a faceted coral dangle provides interesting contrast.
- Gold vermeil, coral, white diamond crystals, sterling silver
- 2 1/2” long
- Surgical steel post closure

// To the IRS with love?//

It’s that time of year again.  Taxes.  The most dreaded time, except maybe for voting.  I hate voting - I do it out of necessity, but it makes me crazy.  But taxes? (Sigh) Looking for reciepts I know I have, but have gone missing, waiting for 1099’s, 1098’s, W-2’s, and bank statements and such to come in….then losing everything again before I get my forms together!!! I think of how often I filed the return only to have a forgotten account form come in a week later, and have to file an ammended return!  One year I had to ammend three times.  Sometimes freelance work sucks.

This year, I decided not to even look at the forms until the end of February.  I have already found my “Recipt Envelope”, unfortunately it’s empty, which means I have to scour my desk, my to be filed box and every junk drawer in the house.  Oh, and my car.  It always surprises me how many recipts end up in the glove box or under the third bench in my van.

All this in hopes that my taxes will break even.  I am not fond of paying taxes, or even of refunds.  I mean, think about it: If we owe taxes, we are charged a penalty for not having them in before the end of the year.  If we get a refund, we are not able to earn any interest on what the government owes us.  Doesn’t seem fair if you ask me.

So here is to tax season (I go take a xanax and prescription tylenol with a glass of wine), may we all break even.

Creative Something: How do you teach creativity?

creativesomething:

If we look at creative thinking as the act of coming up with new ideas (new to the thinker, not necessarily to the world at large), what’s the best way to teach that ability? Is it something you can even teach?

The best possible answer – which I’m going to touch on a lot this year on…

As someone who works with hospice patients, I find this very interesting.  I also find as we get older, we tend to lose a lot of our brain files because they simply aren’t necessary for our life anymore.  Let’s face it, when the file system is full (our brain), you have to thin things out a bit in order to file new stuff.

Learning to accept ourselves and others as a work in process