New giveaway & 50% off!

Hello, friends. Apologies, again, for being so quiet over here… It’s been a really rough year for me pain-wise, and I just haven’t been able to keep up as much as I’d like. I’m working on trying to take better care of myself so that I can regain greater health and be more on top of things, starting with shipping approximately every 7-10 days whenever possible. Delays may still happen when I am particularly unwell, but extended delays should be much more rare than in the past.

Hubby and I have birthdays coming up on the 9th and 13th, followed by the 2nd anniversary of our arrival in the Pacific Northwest and the 6th anniversary of the first seeds being planted for Baubles & Blessings. So much to celebrate! So, until 11:59 PM on the 13th, save 50% on the jewelry in my shop with the code “HAPPYBIRTHDAY”. (Items in the fundraiser category are excluded, as they are already priced to move. All funds from these items go straight to my MMJ fund.

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Lastly is this amazing giveaway… One lucky winner will receive the goddess prayer beads, gemstone grab bag, and all of the makeup and beauty items shown. The contest will close for entries at 11:59 PM on November 30th.

Thanks so much for all of your support, darlings! I wouldn’t have made it this far without you.

xox
Bri

30% off & free US S&H!

2016-10-17-samhain30Good morning, sunshines! I have a great deal for you during the rest of October. Use the code “SAMHAIN30” to save 30% on all non-custom items. Spend $50 on any single order, including custom pieces, and receive a refund of US S&H charges!

Your decision to shop with Baubles & Blessings is a decision to support a small business and a disabled artist couple working hard to make ends meet, and I appreciate you more than I have words to express. Thanks so much for your support, whether you’re a repeat customer, a signal booster, or you’re brand new to the family.

Get your browse on… baublesandblessings.com

PS: I was unable to ship last week due to a flare brought on by storm preparation and celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our first date. I’m aiming to ship again this Wednesday.

Fundraiser Auction & Crazy Sale!

Good morning, friends! I wanted to make sure that you all know about some great deals currently available, all of which will help add to my medical marijuana fund.

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Click on the above image for more info on anything shown here, to get your bid on, or to be among the first to see when new items are added. If you would be interested in adding goods or services to the fundraiser, please let me know. Most of the vendors involved thus far have donated 100% of proceeds from their items, but that is NOT required at all!

Also, it’s not too late to save 50% on ready to ship jewelry or 25% on gemstones and other goodies in my shop! Just use the applicable code at checkout — RAIDHSE25 or RAIDHSE50, respectively. “Raidhse” is Irish for abundance! 🙂

And, of course, if you’d like to make a contribution to my GoFundMe campaign, that would also be so very appreciated. In return, my hubby and I are offering near-daily group distance Reiki starting in about 4-6 weeks for everyone who donates. Just let me know if you’d prefer to opt out.

Catching Up, Deals & Epic Giveaway!

Heya, friends! I just realized that it has been quite a while since I posted here. After noticing some problematic side effects, I’ve been going through quite a difficult patch pain-wise while tapering off of Cymbalta under the care of a doctor who doesn’t seem to believe that the withdrawal is a big deal. Without much help, it’s been difficult to function many days. I’ve already gone from 60 mg down to 20 mg, so hopefully it won’t be too much longer until I’m actually starting to feel human again. I am grateful that I have at least been able to turn to MMJ; on higher doses of Cymbalta, my tolerance was so low that I had to stop taking THC meds and they are one of the few things that have kept me sane during this transition.

Most of the beaded pieces in my shop have been recently reduced. The entirety of my Maryjane Collection has been priced to move for a while now and I’m not sure why it hasn’t. I guess I’m just not reaching my target audience with them. Either way, what’s left is affordable to begin with and insanely cheap when combined with my 20% off coupon, “MARCH20” — which, as you may have guessed, expires at the end of the month. At this point, I probably won’t make many more marijuana-themed pieces unless I get custom orders for them.

I’m also offering some other special deals…

Special offers through 3/31!

And have you seen my epic giveaway? There are two prize packs worth over $85 each, including new products that I’m thinking of bringing to the shop. Follow this link for full details on prizes and how to enter.

Epic spoonie/witchy giveaway!

I’ll keep trying to get better about posting here, and if you’re on Instagram or Facebook, I invite you to follow me there as well. I post daily on Facebook and am also pretty active on Instagram. I try to also keep up with Pinterest, but it hasn’t been playing nice with my phone lately.

Lots of love and many blessings to you, friends! I hope that your spring is off to a beautiful start.
❤ Bri

Fundraisers… Plus save 33%, tonight only!

Hello, friends!

I want to thank everyone who has contributed in any way to either of our fundraisers. Without your help, we’d be in a much worse place at the moment.

Unfortunately, between my shop and fundraisers on GoFundMe and Facebook, I’ve had less than $200 come in during the first half of January. If you can help in any way — from a purchase in my shop or a donation in exchange for jewelry to spreading the word about my work — we would appreciate it so very much!

Fibro/Spoonie Warrior Necklace with New Braided Faux Leather Cord

If you’ve fallen in love with my fibro/spoonie warrior pendants — or any of the others available in the FB fundraiser — but not the organza cords, I now have these braided faux leather cords available. Please add $2 to your donation and let me know by commenting in the FB fundraiser that you’d like the cord swap. (I can also make the spoon pendants with other ribbon colors on request!)

We are still in dire need of several clothing items and some health-related items. If you’re able to purchase any of the above items from our Amazon wish list, I’d be more than happy to set up a gift code in thanks.

Today is also the last day to use the members-only coupon code to save 33% on all regularly priced ready to ship pieces in my shop. If you aren’t already a member, you can join my Facebook group here.

Much love and many blessings,
Bri

Appointments up the wazoo!

Poor AJ has been incredibly unwell lately. Though I slept fitfully for twelve hours, I managed to make him an emergency appointment for tomorrow in my half-sleep — and then to call the pharmacy before the cut-off to have meds we just realized we need refilled stat delivered today, since we won’t be here when the delivery guy would be on his rounds tomorrow. Since we can’t ever seem to get all of our meds on the same schedule and we have somewhat major transportation issues most days, I can’t even begin to express how grateful we are for a pharmacy that delivers. I’m also so grateful that our prescriptions have no co-pays with Medicaid, so we don’t have to stress about whether we have funds available when they’re due. Now we just need to make an actual organized list of when they’re all due for refills so we don’t have those “Oh crap!” moments.

I also rescheduled my medical marijuana recommendation appointment for the 7th. I’m really looking forward to being all set again, since my old one expired on Christmas Eve and I really need to keep my CBD tincture around so that I can function more like a normal human being as far as cooking, cleaning and getting my work done, even if I don’t have the spoons to actually make it out of the house most days. Another thing I am beyond grateful for is the fact that I can get the tincture from a dispensary that delivers to my house, though sometimes we’re able to stop by their local shop while we’re out at doctor’s appointments.

Our next appointment after that is to pick up our controlled substance prescriptions on the 15th, and then I’ll be making an appointment to get a cortisone injection in my knee once I’ve gotten the fluid down. The prospect of having the knee surgically drained just sounds like a nightmare, and it wasn’t nearly so swollen when I was religious about icing it several times a day and taking my full arsenal of anti-inflammatories — CBD and mullein tinctures as well as ibuprofen. So that’s one of my main jobs this week, to get that swelling down. I’ve been having trouble with my right knee since Thanksgiving, when I went up and down the stairs at our hosts’ house about 15-20 times in less than 24 hours, to get things from the guest room, tour the house, check on AJ when he wasn’t feeling well, and to use the bathroom. No matter how much I’ve babied it since then, it’s been a mess. I could barely even walk around the apartment until a friend got me a compression sleeve for it.

Whenever we have appointments, barring extenuating circumstances, we go together. We act as advocates for one another because all of this chronic illness stuff is scary enough without having to deal with any part of it — but especially the potential for bad news or not being heard — alone. I also have severe brain fog and his memory is still much better than mine, so he helps me remember things, while I help him stand up for himself. He’s not very good at doing that in general, just with me — which can be frustrating when it’s unwarranted, but I try to remember to take it as a compliment because it means that I’m the one person he trusts enough to always try to be his fully authentic self around, even if it isn’t pleasant for either of us in the moment.

We have all of these appointments to get to, $60 to pay for the MMJ recommendation, and sales have been super slow. I would appreciate it so much if you could take a look at this post and consider whether you might be able to help in any way. Tomorrow is also the last day to use the code “BYE2015” to save 20% on all regularly-priced ready to ship jewelry in the shop — and there are some great already-discounted pieces in the special deals section, too. If you’re in a financial situation like ours, word of mouth costs nothing and definitely helps!

I hope you’re having a good day, lovelies. I’m going to finally have something to eat, and then try to get some beading done. If I’m lucky, I may have some new goodies to post tonight or tomorrow.

Blessings,
❤ Bri

New pretties & special deals!

Earlier this week, I made and listed a whole bunch of simple, pretty pieces with gemstone vials and/or cabochons, all priced just $9-$12. Many of these are still available in the special deals section of my shop, along with some recently marked-down older pieces.

You can also still save 20% on all regularly-priced jewelry using the code “BYE2015” through the 31st, and don’t forget that you can snag a deal on a grab bag or a discounted gift code through our GoFundMe fundraiser. I’m also still looking for donations for our upcoming Facebook fundraiser, if you’d like to make a contribution there.

Thanks so much for reading! I hope that you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate (or not). ❤

Blessings,
Bri

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