Saturday, July 28, 2012

8 More Sleeps ...

Only 8 More Sleeps ....

I hear this at least a million times a day. Each day the number changes 
and the excitement grows.

We are so HAPPY to see the SMILES on their faces.

It is official ... our FIRST family vacation is in 8 days.

We are heading to FLORIDA !

Although we have been there before (and LOVED it) ... 
This trip will be one that the boys
can truly remember.

Lucas packed his suitcase last night while "sleeping" ... He even folded 
each item. I am a little impressed with him ~What a sweetie !

Nathan is all smiles and can't wait to get inside ...

What is a trip YOU can truly remember ?

~ Hugs Melissa ~

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Beach ...

We thought, We decided & We went ...

Yesterday we packed up the boys and spent the day at the beach !

It was just beautiful ...


The boys had so much fun ...


We made footprints in the sand and new friends ...

I can't wait for our BIG TRIP in August !

~ Hugs Melissa ~

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pinterest Blog Hop

I am excited to be co-hosting the "Blog Hop - Let's Have Fun #4"
with Christine from The DIY Dreamer
and many fabulous friends !

Now lets do some hopping 

Welcome to the Blog Hop - Let's Have Fun #4!!

Your Host:

This Week's Co-Hosts:

This week's Blog Hop - Let's Have Fun
is a PINTEREST Hop!!

If you do not have a Pinterest Account, please let me know and I'll send you an invitation.


1- Follow your hosts.  
They are the first 7 in the linky and they will follow you back.

2- Link up your Pinterest link (not your blog).
Please note that links that are not directed to Pinterest will be deleted.

3- Check out the other blogs on the list and follow some.

4- Grab the button below and place it somewhere on your blog.
This will help increase the success of the Blog Hop.
You can even Facebook or Tweet about it.
The DIY Dreamer
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HAVE FUN with the Blog Hop!

Thursday, June 07, 2012



✫:{ Who }:✫ YOU !!!!!

✫:{ What }: ✫A photo taken featuring your Brag About It - Hand Stamped and Custom Jewelry piece

✫:{ Why }:✫ Because and I LUV YOU ! Plus a $25 Credit towards purchase

✫:{ When }:✫ Starting July 1, 2012 *

Have you seen the new feature “ABOUT” in my shop? If not, please click the link above. Get to know a little about me and how Brag About It started.

Starting July 1, 2012, each month I will be posting (with permission by you, granted by you sending me your photo via email) pictures taken by you featuring your BAI piece. Each month I will select 5 new photos to be displayed along the top of BAI's About Page. The photos selected will remain there until the beginning of the following month, where new photos/recipients will replace them. In addition, the "owners" of the photos selected will receive a $25 credit to shop online at BAI (must be used within 30 days of being selected).

What do you say ? I am looking for 5 Photos for July 1, 2012 :)

SO .... Send YOUR photos to me at

Photo Details : a .jpg, .gif or .png, at least 800px wide
Look forward to seeing your photos.

~ Hugs Melissa ~

*we will try it for July and see the response

Some New Things ...

New Font & New Designs 

LOVE the new font (Murray Hill).
 It adds a whimsical touch to Brag About It pretties !

You can find all the new designs here or you can request this font on any piece.

I hope you like it to !

~ Hugs Melissa ~

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Everyone Loves Marineland ...

The first day of long weekend started out AMAZING ...

We took the boys to Marineland !

A true old time family favourite. 

The Show ...  

An Encounter with a Beluga Whale ...


And Some Fun with Daddy ...

Looking forward to the the rest of the looooong weekend !

~ Hugs Melissa ~

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Giveaway Time * CLOSED * ...


Open Your Heart ~ Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace GIVEAWAY !

Here’s how you enter to win:
(leave a separate comment for EACH entry you complete)
1. Follow Brag About It on Google Friend Connect by clicking “join this site” on the left side bar.
2. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a link here.
3. Tweet about this giveaway and include @brag_about_it in your tweet.

4. "Like" Brag About It on Facebook .
5. "Pin" It ~ Pin YOUR favorite item from my shop.

Giveaway ENDS Sunday May 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST.
Winner will be drawn at random from comments on this post.
Winner will be posted on Sunday May 13, 2012 ~ Happy Mothers Day!

Good Luck !
~ Hugs Melissa ~ 

* * * CONGRATULATIONS !!! * * * 

I follow you with GFC.

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Friday, May 04, 2012

Date Night ... Well, Date Weekend

Thank goodness for Grandma & Grandpa sleepovers.

My Mom & Dad are taking the boys tomorrow for an all day/night fun fest.
It will include "camping" in the basement, lots of treats,
 bowling and just about anything the boys want to do.

The boys are so excited. 

Well we all are !

I have to be honest ... I do get sad when the boys are not around. 
As much as I LOVE the "quiet" time, I always MISS them so much.
The house seems so BLAH without them here.

But ...

Hubs and I have not really seen much of each other these past couple of months.
Only in passing and while he helps 
me pack orders (if he is not already asleep on the couch).

We are both blessed with careers we love and we find much of our time working hard at them. 

Is it really work, when you LOVE what you do ? I think not !

We are so tickled, to be able to put it all aside and enjoy each other for the weekend.

We are WAY OVERDUE for a little "US" time.

Hope it does not turn out like this ...

Date Night ... LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie.

Here's to a GREAT weekend of fun, family and smiles !

~ Big Hugs Melissa ~

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Sporting A New Look ...

The time has come ...

packaging will soon be sporting this NEW look ...

All items will be shipped to YOU just like this ! 

Ready for YOU to open or PERFECT for you to gift.

If it is a gift, just let me know and I can include a complimentary gift note/card.

~ Hugs Melissa ~

PS The little white pad in the silver organza bag is a polishing cloth to keep your piece looking new.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Oh, Sunday ...

I have to be honest ... 

I LOVE Sunday 
(minus the grocery shopping).

It is the one day I look forward to each week. 
The one day I try to put it all aside. 
The one day we are all home ... together. 
The one day I get to spend with all "MY BOYS".

Today, an adventure in making butter cream frosting for 
our "box" cake recipe turned out 

We surprised Uncle Chris (a long time family friend) with our 
confetti BIRTHDAY cupcakes.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Adventure Ahead ...

Brag About Hand Stamped & Custom Jewelry has started a BLOG (finally)!

Not sure how this all works.
I am a little scared but very excited.
I am new to this, the whole "blogging world" (please 
be patient as I "try" to blog ... LOL) 
 It will be an adventure ... One I am looking forward to sharing with YOU !

Why You Ask ?

I want to share with YOU my passions, my drives and my inspirations.
I want YOU to get to know my family and I ... on a "personal" level.
I want to get to know YOU

I hope you will stay and join in this adventure with me.

~ Hugs Melissa ~