Wednesday, November 10, 2010

in all things ~ Rendre Grâce

The trees are changing wadrobe into beautiful orange, yellow, and red coats signaling that time of year to sit back and reflect on what you
Give Thanks or in French:

 { Rendre Grâce }

Avec Amour is celebrating with 2 new designs reminding us to:

Give Thanks Simply & All Around

Or for a very special date/reason

In this case... I { Rendre Grâce } for the day I married my love
(and wine - but unfortunately I couldn't fit both.  Anniversary trumps vino.)

Visit the site & email me to order your own { Rendre Grâce } piece just in time for Thanksgiving and to add a perfect little touch to your fall wardrobe!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The adventures of the 3 little bears

Once upon a time Papa Bear had surgery on his leg.  The evil doctor put him on bedrest.  Mama Bear and Baby Bear came to his rescue and they escaped!  Where to?  The local Publix!  Why?  Because it was practical and they had an electric scooter.  And food.  These bears love food.

Below are pictures that depict their adventure.

Then they lived happily ever after.  The end!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

shiny & new

Avec Amour has gone under some major renovations and we are now proud to announce our brand spankin' new look on our webpage.  Check it out!  So what d'ya think?  Also, notice on the bottom of the page that you can "Like" my page on Facebook.  See?  Fancy.

Our necklaces have also gotten a spiffy upgrade as well.  We are now using sterling silver chains made in Italy.  *eeeee* I know right? Its ridiculous how excited I am.  More so ridiculous that I did the whole *eeeeee* thing out loud. 

Something new for this blog too: not only will I be sharing exciting news and updates on Avec Amour pieces but I'd like to invite you to share in little snippets of my life too. For a while I had a blog for that side ( but now all the good stuff will be in one spot.  Like a one stop shop. 

Between jewelry, family, work, and life there will be good days and bad days.  But c'est la vie right?

*hang on tight*


Thursday, October 7, 2010

AVEC AMOUR is AVEC L'ESPOIR for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Avec Amour is back in business this month and Avec L'Espoir (With Hope) in honor of breast cancer awareness.  Check out our fancy dancy "Ribbon & Pearl" necklace with Swarovski Crystal Ribbon, Freshwater Pearl, and 16" Sterling Silver Chain for only $35 and free shipping.

10% of all "Ribbon & Pearl" sales goes to the Susan G. Komen foundation. 

Click on the button and

Thursday, July 29, 2010

love, Love, LOVE!

I'm sorry that I've been MIA.  However it is not without good reason.  :)  Continuing with the spotlight on love....I've been up to my ears in reception planning. 

Yep, Bill & I eloped last year in Destin, FL (talk about timing!) and decided to do the reception this year to celebrate our 1st year of being married and still head over heels in love. The actual ceremony was small and intimate.  From his side it was just his son, mother and stepfather.  From mine it was my nephew, mom and dad.  It was about us and the journey that we were committing to as one unit.  Now the reception is a little different (and decidedly more difficult and intricate to plan!).  This is to bring our friends and two families together from near and far to party it up with all!

So until after the reception (September) Avec Amour will be on hold and I will be overflowing with excitement and things to do for the reception.
Here's a sneak peek of the Save-The-Dates I designed:

much amour to all!


Thursday, April 29, 2010


Please forgive my absence but I have been running amok with work, family, and feeding my little baby of a business Avec Amour & man is it growing! I am so very excited and blessed and just plain happy.

My cup runneth over.

Here's the run down on what has kept me busy and away from the ol' blogspot:

- I've gotten the pleasure to work with the sweet Nomie at to do a giveaway. (the first for both of us, how very cool is that?!) Up for grabs there is the popular Southern Sweetness "Mama Bear" necklace. Voting ends on Friday, April 30th. Go to her site to for details and to enter. 

- Avec Amour is getting ready for its very first booth! We are going to be at A Toast to Tennesse Wine Festival. {oh joy} We're going to hang out and drink wine, eat gourmet food, sell and show off our pieces. Its going to be so much fun, I'm getting butterflies just thinking about it! Speaking of's one of my recent creations:

gives me


- Costco and I had a little chat because they are raising money by silent auction for Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital and of course Avec Amour wants to do a little something something for such a great cause! We have four pieces in the silent auction that I hope will do well and bring in some great donations for the kiddos. :) If you are not familiar with the hospital or the story behind it please click on the link above. Now that was a man Avec Amour!

- Meet Brandy from You Don't Know. She.Cracks.Me.Up. If you love the cool and quirky as we do - head over to her blog that inspired this spunky little number:

And Brandy will be doing a giveaway as well! Up for grabs is a gift certificate for a customized dog tag necklace. Yay! Creative freedom! The giveaway will begin Saturday, May 8th and end Wednesday, May 12th.  Check out her blog for details.

So you see, I have a very good excuse for being MIA - even got a teachers note that may or may not have been forged.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Made by hand. Made with Love. Made for you. FREE.

Now what's better than that? Nothing that I can think of right now.

Avec Amour has befriended the ever so sweet Nomi @ Nomi's Eco Ware to do a fun giveaway. Please click on the link and visit her site for more information! Can't wait to make this for one lucky someone.


for more of my works: Avec Amour official site

my etsy shop: Avec Amour on etsy

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

in which I learn to love grease

Ah, the grease-laden anvil is one of the main instruments used in my work. So me being the girly girl I am decided that I did not want my anvil to be all grease smelly and slick and gross. I then proceeded to take nail polish remover to said anvil and clean it all up, nice and shiny! BAD MOVE. Apparently, the slick grease smelly yucky stuff keeps things from! So now after another trip to the hardware store I now have a nice new slick, full of grease, fully functional anvil.

Let the stamping resume!

Friday, April 9, 2010

its official!

Avec Amour has an official awesome, you can see and buy stuff website!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

what does it mean?

"Avec amour, juste pour vous."

translates to

"With love, just for you."

It means that no matter what you do, do it with love. 
And in turn, you will be doing it right.  :)

Live, breathe, smile, scold, (insert any verb here) with love.