Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

Timeless jewelry May 31, 2010

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Recently, I heard a good statement from Dr. David Weiman, we all have tons of jewelry, why would we want anymore! But, when us the creators, make jewelry, do we realize that we aren’t just making it for the buyer, but for the generations that may wear the piece of jewelry, as it gets passed down….So of course, we need more jewelry, we need it to surpass all the trends throughout the generations.  Wow, that made me want to make sure I continue to put pride, quality, durability, and uniqueness into each of my pieces so generations can wear it!  I better start creating and make some timeless creations! I just got a Dremel, so now I can continue in the next step in polishing fork bracelets…although, I may stop off at the kitchen for a bite to eat before I get started……..oh yeah…chunky necklace season is coming up!

By the way…for great jewelry advice, from Dr. David Weiman and Rena Klingenberg’s  I have invested in their e-books, and they have helped me tremendously!! They are well worth the money!

PS…my speciality ordered bracelets (I designed what kinds of stones were to be together and style of bracelet) they were made across the seas and have now arrived!!

Christina

 

When you wear your bathsuiting suit, don’t forget… May 15, 2010

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It’s getting to be one of my habits finding funny articles in the waiting room at a physiotherapist reception area.  Such as for today’s appointment, I read an article in a Canadian Parenting Magazine.    This current article address that for this year, us (females) should make sure we don’t buy a tankini, but that we buy a one piece swimsuit.  It would be important to not pick a boring shade such as black, but to be more adventuresome, and try blue or brown.  It was important to choose a “V” neckline and to wear a big chunky necklace to draw the eye upwards, so we didn’t have to wear a dreaded swim skirt.   How this made me chuckle….I wear tankini’s and dreaded swim skirts.  Mostly, because I have to usually buy 2 swimsuits to fit my body, I can’t quite do that with a one piecer…although I do need to find one.  I imagine myself being fully decked out by wearing my chunky necklace (one with a huge sea shell!) without my swim skirt, walking up and down the beaches in Mexico….with the peddlers, selling me all kinds of jewelry, so I would never have to worry about glances below the waist! 

 

My life is out of control May 11, 2010

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Today sitting waiting for my physiotherapy appointment, I was reading some kind of health magazine. One of the articles caught my attention.  The author was talking about clutter, and how she read a Peter Walsh’s book “Does this clutter make my butt look fat?”.  Even though I have not read his book, he claims that if you have clutter your life is out of control, you don’t take care of yourself, and it usually leads to excess weight gain.   Was it true….my life is out of control?   I do have clutter…especially in certain areas….like a sock pile that never seems to have a mate….it literally grows each day.  It’s on my bedroom floor for the past 2 months.  I think I’m going to either invest in certain colours for each child, and somehow have them pin to each other as soon as they come off their feet.  Or perhaps…I shouldn’t care and just have them wear mismatch long and short socks…and I’m sure the dog steals them too…as there always are odd ones laying around on different levels of the house…maybe they do walk off on their own!  The other areas of clutter are around the computer.  My dear husband mention on the weekend, that perhaps it would be a better idea for me to have my own computer, so I would have my own area, and he could retake his computer space, and keep it tidy.  He could also then inherit the job of doing all the filing, and paperwork that goes along with it.     What about the stack of flyers…that I find around the toilet area…don’t I have a right to have that place unclutter, too.  I need to stick to the rule, “Pick it up only once, to find it’s home”.  The hardest part I find is with paper from kids schools, couldn’t they just go with paperless homework, sent it in by email!  

The other thing I discovered is that I have clutter in my computer.   Even though I have “Viritual” folders in my inbox, I still have piles of viritual email.  I’m trying to get my inbox down below 300 inbox messages, and then you take all those photographs, that need to be deleted, or filed.  There’s a whole new world to organize in this computer. 

Being in the art room at school today, I felt at home.  Clutter comes with creativity, surely Peter Walsh should know that.  I’m not a hoarder.   Oops..Okay, I admit I a hoarder for good quality beads, and sterling silver, that comes with the business.   I regularly clean out my home…but I have to create to get rid of what I have business wise.   Some areas…are a little disorganize at certain times, and my kids are really good at getting the house unclutter when they want to. 

Taking care of myself.  I could do better.  I could go to bed a lot earlier (if I didn’t have so much I wanted to learn and do!)   I will exercise, once I get rid of the aches and pain my lower back has caused me.  I’m sure it’s due to poor posture, and sitting a lot.   I should take care of my appearance more, some days, I couldn’t care much.  Like last week, when the dog got out, and she likes to chase cars.  I had to stop 4 cars from leaving our street, while I’m out in my pj’s and ski coat and sandles, trying to coax the dog back in to the house.

Excess weight Gain  Summer is coming, it be nice to lose about 15 lbs….So I guess I better get off my Butt…….and off the computer, perhaps pick up a new book to read on an exercise bike and go clean my clutter!  But….first…I have to finish another haircut on the dog…she’s only have shaven!  Christina

 

What makes 8-10 year old boys happy? May 10, 2010

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Perhaps, you remember me saying that I’m a leader in the cub program.

The challenge…for the leaders built a soap box….I gave that to my handy assistant! The 26 page instructions were challeging, yet fulfilling.  Since some of the boys, wanted to add a favourite symbol, I thought it would be fair to add what they felt they wanted to add as their own symbol to make it unique.   The soap box derby took place this past Saturday! Great job on the volunteers that helped buckled up the boys as they raced down in 3’s to the bottom line, pulled kids out of tires, and help push the cars up on the ramps.  It sure made their day!  You can see it on their faces!  Christina

 

Interchangeable Pendants May 1, 2010

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I’m always coming up with newer, fresh ideas! Introducing my semi precious stones cluster interchangeable pendants.  Each one comes with it’s own story, and can be either clipped on to a chain of your choice, or a sterling silver chain, that I can sell to you! It’s a fun way to dress up what you wear for the day! Check some of them out at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/precioussadies  Thanks, Christina