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

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

Merry Beltane! Save 33% & get free shipping!

Good afternoon, lovelies!

First, I would like to extend Beltane greetings to each of you, from me and AJ.

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Wishing everyone Beltane blessings! We’ve shed the darkness of the winter and reawakened to the light half of the year. Today is a celebration of fertility and generosity, as both are important contributors to the abundance of the late summer and fall. In Medieval England, villagers would participate in a custom known as “bringing in the May”, in which they would go into the woods and gather flowers and greenery. The collections were used for decoration, as well as rituals involving protection. Beltane is one of the two times a year the veil thins, and it’s said that many would place rowan branches over their windows and doors for protection against unscrupulous visitors. It’s also said that, in some villages, flowers that were collected would be brought door-to-door and shared in exchange for delicious goodies, similar to trick-or-treating.

It was looked down upon for someone to be stingy with their food at this time, because the generous sharing of food, a sustaining substance, among the village was believed to be necessary “in order that the cosmic circuit of life’s substance may be kept in motion (trees, flocks, harvests, etc.).”* I believe in a similar concept, that it is through giving that we receive, and in this spirit, I invite everyone to join us in performing at least one act of generosity today. It doesn’t have to be monetary; give a few minutes of your time to someone who needs help with something, give of your heart to someone who needs some love, offer some extra patience to others while you’re out and about today. Come back to Baubles & Blessings later and share your contribution to the cosmic circuit of kindness and goodwill.

Love,
Bri & AJ

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Words: AJ Spellman
Image: Bri Crofton

*Williamson, J. (1986). The Oak king, the Holly King, and the Unicorn: the Myths and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries.

Also, since sales were so slow in April and only two people took advantage of my 20% off Mother’s Day offer, I’ve decided to go bigger for Beltane! 😉 Use the code “MERRYBELTANE” to save 33% on everything in my shop; spend at least $33 after the discount and I’ll also refund domestic S&H. Orders placed today will be shipped out tomorrow, in plenty of time for Mother’s Day delivery.

Click here to browse the shop.

This offer will be good for just five uses or until Sunday night, whichever comes first.

Thanks so much for being here, being you and being awesome!
❤ Bri

New pieces added to the shop!

Aside from Michelle’s custom owl prayer beads, these beauties have been added to the shop! Any of these would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift; the code “MOM” will take 20% off your order through the end of the month. ❤ I’d love to hear what you think of the new additions!

New deals… 20% off & free US S&H!

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It’s time for a new deal, lovelies! Use the code “MOM” to take 20% off everything in my shop through the end of April.* Spend over $50 and get a full refund of all US S&H charges as well! I will also continue to tally up 10% of all sales through the end of the month; this will be split between donations to True Colors Fund and The Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

*This offer applies to all ready to ship items and services offered at baublesandblessings.com, but does not apply to custom orders.

New Pieces & Shipping

Good morning, sunshines! I’ve been working on lots of new goodies, so I wanted to share some of them with you before I catch some sleep this morning. 🙂 Most of the following pieces are currently available in my new shop! Use the code “GRANDOPENING” to take 30% off your order through the 15th, and remember that 10% of all sales will be donated to a pair of great causes this month — True Colors Fund and an autism-related org to be announced.

I’ll be heading to the post office tomorrow, unless inclement weather causes a delay, and will be back to my normal schedule of shipping every 1-2 weeks. Orders placed by midnight tonight (Pacific time) will ship tomorrow. Thanks for bearing with me the past few weeks while I’ve been especially low on spoons!

Wishing you all a wonderful Friday!
❤ Bri

One week left in Chattanooga…

In case anyone missed the announcement linked to in this post, this is why I’ve been even quieter this week than in the recent past. Hubby and I are doing all kinds of last-minute packing and shopping for necessities on Amazon, since we have Prime (fast free shipping is our best friend for anything we need quickly) — and we are starting out utterly unprepared for the weather in the Northwest. I’m hoping to be able to make and post a few more pieces before I have to pack up my beads, but I’m not yet certain whether I’ll have the time. I’ll keep you posted.

I did make a green glass and unakite version of my beaded Witchy Warrior headpiece and necklace last night; I’ll try to get those listed soon. The headpiece was still very time-intensive, but the materials weren’t quite as spendy without the garnet, so the pieces will be priced a smidge lower, for anyone who may have been in love with the design but flexible on the materials.

In the meantime, our final flamekeeping shift in Tennessee will begin this Friday evening. If you’d like to help support our fast-approaching cross-country move and help us cover all of these related expenses, we’d appreciate it so much if you’d consider purchasing a candle (or a piece of jewelry) from my shop. All jewelry purchased by Monday will ship on Wednesday, before we head to Atlanta. Candle services purchased by Friday evening will be dressed, blessed and lit on our altar before our shift ends Saturday night.

Use the coupon code “TACOMA” to take 25% off all regularly-priced jewelry in your order!

As always, thanks so much for being here, being you, and being such an awesomely supportive group of amazing people!

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