Friday, January 31, 2014

This Blog Has Moved!

I will no longer be posting here on Blogger.  Come visit me on MY NEW BLOG!!!  Click the link below to visit my new website and blog. 
Merci mon amies ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Thursday, January 16, 2014

CLOSED for Construction!

Working on a new and improved website for 2014!  My shop will be closed until later in January.  Please stop by then to see the new site and blog. ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Saturday, December 21, 2013

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Christmas is almost here and I wanted to take a moment to thank YOU!    And share a favorite holiday cocktail.....a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini - the perfect drink for the holiday season! 

I made a batch up for happy hour tonight and decided to snap a few photos along the way....does this not look YUMMY? !!!!

It starts with these fixins'........

First crush some peppermint candies..........

Then dip a glass in a small plate of Marshmallow Sundae topping....then dip again in another plate with the crushed peppermints.

You'll end up with something beautiful like this...... take some more of the Marshmallow Sundae topping and drizzle some inside the glass and then place your glasses in the freezer for a bit.

In a shaker with ice, add the following ingredients to make 2 martini's:

4 oz. Vanilla Vodka
2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
4 oz. White Chocolate Liquor
2 Heaping Tablespoons of softened Peppermint Ice Cream

Shake for a minute.  Remove the glasses from the freezer and pour the mix from the shaker into each glass.  You can sprinkle extra crushed peppermints on top for extra yumminess!


As this year winds down to an end, I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who comes to visit my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and website too.  Your support and friendship means everything to this little business of mine and I never forget that without you, it would not be possible to follow my dreams and passions every single day.  I hope the new year will bring you and your loved ones many blessings for a year filled with love and happiness.  

Merci mon amies ~  Joy

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Just Listed......

Popping in during this busy week to share just a few of my newest (old!) jewels listed on my website....

xoxo ~ Joy

Monday, December 16, 2013

In My Studio...

....and sorting my newest one of a kind creations to list on the website this week! 

Stay tuned...... xo Joy

Monday, November 25, 2013

On My Nightstand...

At the end of a busy day, I really love to curl up with a good book while snuggled under blankets in bed.  It’s a great way to relax and wind down from the day before heading off to la la land.  Two new books hit my nightstand last week that I want to share with those of you who enjoy French history and anything related to Marie Antoinette….

Marie Antoinette’s Head – The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen and the Revolution, by Will Bashor.  Just published last month, this new biography about Marie Antoinette’s hairdresser, Leonard, is a fun read.  It’s been reviewed as being “The Devil Wears Prada comes to Versailles”.  I found my copy on Amazon, HERE

Marie Antoinette’s Versailles by Cecile Berly.  This book is beautifully photographed and features the public and private places of Marie Antoinette at Versailles.  The book is produced and sold in France, but there is an English translation available from the boutique bookshop at Versailles.  I ordered my copy online direct from Versailles and received it in less than a week.  You can purchase a copy too by going to HERE.
xoxo ~ Joy

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Sparkle....

Just in time for holiday parties and gift giving!  

Just a few of the special treasures headed to my website next week :)     ~ xoxo Joy