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Saturday, January 23, 2010

I survived!

Okay - made it through the birthday, I guess.  I really tried to not acknowledge it, but word seemed to spead - thank you family and friends.  LOL All in all it was awesome, got to eat Mexican and tried Japanese.  Japanese was AWESOME and I'm not even kidding.  They lit our table on fire and made a little volcano that smoked and exploded, plus the food just rocked!  The steak melted in your mouth and salmon was the best I've ever had.  I wouldn't advise eating the pile of green stuff though - put all new hair on my chest, I'll tell you that.  LOL, almost choked to death - lesson learned.
Anyhow we have been doing pretty good on our website (thanks for the tip miss jodee : ) and have been experimenting with different shipping methods.  Have to make some new jewelry though, think are supplies are starting to thin a little.  At any rate, mom was considering donated $2.00 of each purchase to help Haiti, which I agree is a good idea, so I think when we collect the money we'll send to Red Cross, unless someone knows of a better way to do it?  Let me know.
I've also begun to crochet again and mom has restarted her knitting (which I know nothing about) and made a few cute little hats and things that I am considering posting on 
I am actually quite good at the crotcheting thing (thank you Sandra Jean!), so if there any things you would like to see posted, please let me know.  I was considering nice, warm socks, scarfs, grocery carrying bags, baby headbands, hats, and things like that.  Let me know any other good ideas.
Okay off to bed with myself, another fun-filled day with the fam!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Woo Hoo - It's my birthday this week! So not excited about this - but, as hard as I try, can't seem to stop the dang thing from coming each year.  Oh well! Thanks to all of you who checked out our website - makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside.  LOL Well Happy New Year everyone - hope this year is exciting, happy and prosperous for everyone~!!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Brand Spanking New

Hi everyone!

Okay, here it goes! We are completely new to this blogging thing, but are going to give it our best shot. My mother and I have started a new business venture called Josta and Co. making jewelry, soaps, body scrubs and other interesting things. We have posted our items on and
We thoroughly enjoy making jewelry and have had really good success at craft shows where people encouraged us to put our products on-line. We use everything and anything that trips our trigger to make our jewelry including stones, gems, glass, plastic and metals. I even tried to braid some of the Hemp jewelry, but ... well, let's just say we won't be going any further with that venture.
Anyhow, a little about us? Well, we are a mother-daughter team from Iowa. We are best friends and enjoy spending free time together. We've always enjoyed crafting and discovered a hidden talent in jewelry making. We've had more time on our hands lately, thanks to the lovely economy, have been creating lots more, and hope to turn our talents into a small business of our own. Since we are new at this website stuff, we are also looking for lots of feedback, good or bad! Please take a look at our site and contact us at