a jillion pieces

I have this sister-in-law who is super talented. If you ask her, she will probably deny it. She’s very modest. So I’ll brag for her. Or you could just stare at these wonderful works of art. Each one of them, handcrafted by her.

Just make sure that you’re not hungry when you look. You may mistake these deliciously looking masterpieces for the real deal.

Even the name of her company is creative. See, her name is Jill. Thus the name “a jillion pieces“. Clever huh.

We love giving these away as gifts, because they’re so yummy and cute, and every girl oughtta have something yummy and cute.

Sometimes we don’t give them away. We can’t help it. They’re just plain adorable.

If you want individually, hand-crafted, fun, yet cute (in a sophisticated way) piece of jewellery, “a jillion pieces” is your best bet. You’ll make any recipient squeal with delight, especially if you get their favorite dessert.


**This is not a paid advertisement. I just wanted to share cute things I find or wear or use.


Payless – It’s More Than Shoes

Whenever I know I’m going to Payless, I’m like a school kid, giddy and excited. Payless has definitely evolved over the years, or maybe I just never noticed as much. It’s become more than shoes. It’s become a one-stop shop for shoes and all the accessories you need to go along with it.

The other day, I was there initially to buy some church shoes for my kids. Goodness knows they grow faster than weeds after a rainy day in Hawaii. As I was browsing through, I had to check out the aisle with my size, you know. Just in case. It didn’t take me long to spot these sexy things. The big plus was that is was in my size. I just can’t resist a good heel. I’m addicted to them.

Not far from them were these cute wedges. I love wedges. They’re my new “sandal”. It’s been a while since I bought some wedges. I thought that I deserved to buy them. After all, I had to drive the 45 mins for my kids to get their shoes.

After I used all my might to tear myself away from the shoes, the bags on the walls were calling me. I love the flower design. It gives it that chic boost I think. I tried real hard to think of a reason to buy the bag. I’m still thinking, because I still think the bag is so cute.

Have you ever looked through their jewellery? Those are cute too. They usually will have a good sale on them. I love this bangle set. They are kind of classic, in the sense that they can be worn with almost anything. That’s why I thought that I should buy them. I would definitely get mileage out them.

These dangly earrings would look great with those black heels. Or with jeans and and nice peasant top. Or with an A-line skirt and blouse. Heck, they’d go with anything really. They’re calling my name! Can you hear it?

Payless taunts with me their accessories. They are all so stylish, but I can’t buy them all. From their shoes to their jewellery, I love it! (Big sigh). I guess I’ll just have to take it one purchase at a time.

The other big plus with Payless, is that if they don’t have your size, or you have a 6 month old that hates 45 minute car rides, you can order it online and have it shipped to to your home. You probably already knew that. Check out their website. They have things there that sometimes you can’t find in the store. Good luck controlling yourself, and happy shopping.

P.S. Payless doesn’t know me, except for the fact that they did allow me to use their pictures, and I thank them for that. I’m just sharing what I like.