04 Nov 2016
in Handmade Jewelry, On the Cheap
Tags: 50% off, deal, gemstones, giveaway, grab bag, handmade, jewelry, makeup, pagan, sale, witchy
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.
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.
17 Oct 2016
in General Updates, On the Cheap
Tags: artisan, artist, coupon, deal, discount, free shipping, gemstones, handmade, jewelry, spiritual, supplies
Good 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.
26 Sep 2016
in General Updates
Tags: chronic pain, deals, fibromyalgia, fundraiser, GoFundMe, handmade, marijuana, medical marijuana, MMJ, Pacific Northwest, Reiki, Washington
Friends, I seriously need your help! I’ve been having to take less and less MMJ because I’ve had so little funds coming in — I’ve had one $3 sale in the past week — and it just isn’t enough relief to keep up with my business page, making new pieces and doing chores. I need your help in order to keep functioning!
You can help by doing any of the following…
– Visit my GoFundMe page; consider making a contribution or sharing. Everyone who donates will receive distance group Reiki services, starting in the next few weeks.
– Join my Facebook group; consider purchasing or sharing available goods and services.
– Stop by my Facebook page, check out recent posts and deals, and consider boosting my signal by getting interactive. Find coupons and save up to 50% on everything in my shop!
Prayers, candles and good mojo in general are also appreciated! Thanks so much to everyone who has been offering us support in any way. It means so much to me and AJ. ❤
27 Aug 2016
in General Updates
Tags: deals, fundraiser, GoFundMe, gratitude, handmade, marijuana, medical marijuana, MMJ, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Reiki, spoonie, Washington
Hello, friends! ❤ This week’s auction ended earlier tonight, and just about everyone’s paid up. Huge thanks to everyone who placed bids, purchased items or services donated by the amazing folks who have contributed their time and wares, and/or helped to spread the word!
I was able to borrow from our grocery fund in order to restock while we were out with friends on Tuesday, and I am now set for meds until the end of next week. The latest auction purchases even paid back the grocery fund for that loan, so that we’ll have that need taken care of tomorrow. Now I just need to work on scraping up the funds for the next MMJ restock — any contribution to my GoFundMe campaign means that you’ll be included in near-daily group distance Reiki in the near future, unless you choose to opt out.
I am of course working on some ways that I hope will help us to become more self-sufficient over time, and a big part of that is figuring out how we are going to move ourselves to Oregon, where we’ll be able to grow our own medicine in a state run by people who have more compassion and empathy for patients on limited incomes who need this medicine — and they also have a separate MMJ system that survived the legalization of recreational marijuana. We were just blindsided by how much this expense increased literally overnight when WA closed down all dispensaries, and we need some help while we figure things out.
Thanks again, everyone! Whatever form your support has taken, we appreciate it and we appreciate you. 🙂
Much love and many blessings,
PS: You can still use the code RAIDHSE50 to take 50% off jewelry through Sunday, or RAIDHSE25 for 25% off everything else in my shop!
22 Aug 2016
in General Updates, On the Cheap
Tags: auction, chronic illness, chronic pain, fundraiser, GoFundMe, handmade, jewelry, medical marijuana, MMJ, pagan, spoonie, witchy
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.
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.
03 Feb 2016
in Handmade Jewelry, Supporting Other Businesses
Tags: auction, Beadfreaky, beadwork, blessed, Feeling a Little Crochety, free gift, fundraiser, gratitude, handmade, kyanite, lip balm, Native American, pendants, Pulp Street Creations, selenite, Sleepytime tea, thank you, The Healer's Touch, wire-wrapped
First off, this beauty is still up for auction, ending in less than 24 hours. As I type, the high bid is $40. The various amethyst beads and Beadfreaky pendant have such lovely energy and combine so well… Whoever ends up winning this piece will be very happy with it, I believe.
There are also oodles of other pieces that I’ve already posted still available, from Feeling a Little Crochety, Pulp Street Creations and myself. Click here to visit the main fundraiser page.
I’ve recently received and listed a bunch of items from Tracey over at The Healer’s Touch. First, here is the newest auction item, a gorgeous necklace and earring set. (I didn’t realize that it was slightly crooked until after the fact — but seriously, there are other photos in the listing and none of them came close to doing this beauty any justice.)
And here are the rest of the recently added goodies.
Wire-wrapped Fluorite Pendant by The Healer’s Touch
Dalmation Jasper Bracelet with Dragonskin Pattern by The Healer’s Touch
Wire-wrapped Moonstone & Aquamarine Pendant by The Healer’s Touch
Wire-wrapped Paua Shell Pendant by The Healer’s Touch
Sodalite Bracelet with Dragonskin Pattern by The Healer’s Touch
Wire-wrapped Turquoise Pendant by The Healer’s Touch
Faceted Pyrite & Lavastone Earrings by The Healer’s Touch
Tree Agate Bracelet with Dragonskin Pattern by The Healer’s Touch
I’ve been busy and a bit under the weather recently, and I keep forgetting to figure out a new deal for February. Until I do, the code “HELLO2016” will take 25% off all regularly-priced ready to ship jewelry in my shop. And there are even gifts!
As always, I’d like to thank everyone who has donated items for this fundraiser, made donations for the gorgeous pieces that have been available, helped spread the word about the event or done anything else to support us in any way. You are all amazing, and we are so lucky to have you as part of the Baubles & Blessings family!
Much love and many blessings,
28 Jan 2016
in Art, Handmade Jewelry
Tags: agate, amethyst, auction, Beadfreaky, butterfly, fibromyalgia, fundraiser, goddess, handmade, handmade jewelry, hot pink, jewelry, lotus, lupus, purple butterfly, quartz, rose quartz, sale, spare spoon, spoonie, tree, triquetra
In the past handful of days, I’ve taken inspiration from the gorgeous pendants made over at Beadfreaky, as well as some spoon pendants and charms. Here’s what’s come of that so far. 🙂
Amethyst & Purple Butterfly Prayer Beads
Cedar Tree Prayer Beads with Mountain Jade & Czech Glass
Sweet Spring Green Lotus & Clear Quartz Prayer Beads
The above pieces have been listed in my shop — where you can still save 25% on all regularly-priced ready to ship pieces through the end of the month with the code “HELLO2016” — and the piece below is now up for auction.
I’m also excited to share these new spare spoon pieces! The first two are in my shop; the others are listed in the fundraiser.
Spare Spoon Necklace with Rose Quartz & Dyed Agate
Spare Spoon Necklace with Purple Mountain Jade & Czech Glass
Simple Spare Spoon Pendants
Spare Spoon Bracelet
I’d love to hear what you think of the new goodies! Thanks so much for reading. ❤