Tuesday, November 30, 2010


In less than a month I'm posting another post!
So I MADE IT in under a month!

We just returned from the beach for our annual Thanksgiving
Trip,  we spend Thanksgiving with my cousin and dear friend, and her
family.  Her mother my great Aunt passed away this past year,  and it has truly effected me in a way I didn't expect.  
I miss her SO much. She would just pop by whenever 
during the day and spend some time with me, my daughter, and my nieces. We would "dish" about things and laugh and just have a really good time.  I guess you could say she sort of took the place of my grandmother in my life. We've always been close,  but got even closer in the two years after my grandmother (her sister) passed away! Anyway Thanksgiving was not the same.  I know I've talked about traditions and starting my own with my daughter,  but I miss the ones I had when growing up very much.  I am not and never have been a huge fan of change,  but it is a part of life that I can not control. One thing I did really enjoy this Thanksgiving was talking to my cousins whom we hardly ever see anymore,  and remembering all the great times we had when growing up and talking about how much things have changed. I think I could have sat there all night and talked if this old body of mine would have let me! Nostalgia hits me hard some times and I have to cry.  I LOVE the way I grew up and feel sorry for those who didn't have as great a childhood as I had! 

I still have not got my new jewelry shop in shape!  I'm having the hardest time trying to get the pictures I want! I just can't get them like I want to! Plus I have so much jewelry I really am overwhelmed on where to start! Also the bug to make more jewelry is gnawing at me something fierce,  but I feel I must get all the jewelry I already have pictures and listed in my shop so I can sell it!

My other ventures are going well,  I have so many need to do's and even more want to do's but am stuck doing the HAVE to do's and can't seem to get ahead of it all! I guess that's part of "working" for yourself.  I haven't made much money yet at any of my ventures online yet, switching from a retail store to online is VERY HARD! However,  I have to say I am so glad I am at home because I get hugs and kisses from the most beautiful little girl i know all day long,  and I can take breaks to get hugs and kisses whenever I want toooooo! That is priceless! 

Come see what all I'm doing at:

Well as you can see I have a lot to keep up with running these three businesses! I have so many ideas that fly at me I get overwhelmed and spend a lot of time thinking about what I want to do and not ever getting it all accomplished!

Oh yeah,  and here's my VOLUNTEER JOB,  I am the secretary of the Woodlawn Community,  and I take phone calls and organize the rentals of this adorable little one room school house! YES! Just like Little House on the Prairie.  I am fortunate to live beside of this wonderful little place,  it's been a part of my family for a long time.  Way back to when it was built,  my great grandfather donated the wood to build it! My grandparents taught 4-H here for a while,  and I have always lived behind it on family land growing up and now my husband and I have also built here! We love it!
Check it out at:

Please come visit me at all my Shops and Places! Please check out my natural bath & beauty items,  and Z Box,  if you purchase a Z Box you will not be disappointed with all the wonderful items from various Zibbet Shop owners in it! Please check it out and get to know some of the wonderful Zibbet Shop owners! As I like to say:
Shop Hand~Made.....GIVE LOVE!
Every hand~made item has a lot of love put into it,  these shop owners work harder at making this work than they ever do/did at a "real day job" as some people I know call it!  Shop hand~made as often as you can!

Gotta go do something PRODUCTIVE!
Until next time have a wonderful week/weekend!

                               ~ Rebecca

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Wow ! November is here!
Well we've had a very busy October,  got to meet my husbands long lost biological father.  They haven't seen each other in 33 years,  and were very glad to find each other and be re-united! So now we have another family to add to our circle! I think it's just great, he's a very nice man with a very nice family! My hubby also found out he has another half-sister and half-brother. So that's made this October a very exciting month for us!

Also in my last post I talked about  adding to my jobs well since then I have added another "job" to my repertoire! A sampling program that is designed around the awesome new selling venue of Zibbet!
Lots of great Zibbet shops have gotten together and submitted samples to me and I will assemble them in boxes and sell them.  Also they get me promoting their shop on my blog Zibbeters: Show & Tell
and on the face book page Sample Z Box ! They help me spread the word by tweeting and sharing these also! Come follow us,  and be sure to buy one of these awesome Sample Boxes,  it is truly an unparalleled value! It has lots of jewelry and just the neatest things in it. I am contributing from both of my businesses,  Body & Soul Products  and  RWest Designs Jewelry !  Please go to my blog Zibbeters Show & Tell to read all about the Z Box !

I have been working on my jewelry shop also,  I have an Artifre Shop and a Zibbet shop,  and both of them need lots of love,  so if you go there just bare in mind they are works in progress that may not get a whole lot of attention until after the new year!  

I have been trying to retake the pictures of my jewelry and not getting the results I want.  That is what is taking me so long! My small digital camera died on me but my wonderful mother has sent me a new one, that is my Christmas & Birthday present,  which is fine by me! So now maybe if I can get the time to work on my pictures I can get a lot accomplished with my shops. I am traveling to the coast soon,  and am thinking of taking some of my jewelry to take pictures of it on the beach!
What do you think?  I think I like the idea,  not sure the hubby would like the idea of me "working" on our vacation though.  But if you've ever tried to work for yourself,  you know it's hard to stop, and hard to vacation when all you can think about is what you need to be doing! I really enjoy what I am doing,  so it's easier for me.  But my family would like to see me once in a while without a computer attached to my fingertips!

Well need to go tuck the little one for her nap! Until next time many blessings and have a wonderful week! 

P.S.  Don't forget to go purchase Z Box!  It would make great gifts for loved ones or to treat yourself! Purchase Z Box