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Yummy enough to eat!

I just couldn't help but share just some of the new gems that just arrived. I am totally memorized by them, I'm trying to keep my head about it all but ever since I laid my eyes on them, and every time I see them since, I keep just keep repeating one word WOW. They are quite the treat!

What's your favorite flavor?

ZionShore's GIFTaway winner is....

I really had so much fun reading through all the comments and finding out what it is that you like most about Spring!

The winner said "... my favorite thing about spring is hearing the birds singing in the mornings again."

Yes it's true the thought of birds chirping outside my window is giving me a slight headache LOL ... but Kathy enjoys it!!

Congratulations Kathy Detweiler !!!

I thank everyone who participated and really hope to see you all again for the next one!

Let's Celebrate with a GIFTaway

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate:
For some it's because Spring is around the corner. For others it's a long and happy weekend with family and friends this Easter weekend. AND of course there's the fact that ZionShore's facebook fan count has reached 200!!! And the crowd cheers!

To celebrate I'm having a GIFTaway where a lucky winner will be able to choose ONE of the following pieces from my shop.

Mystic Blue Quartz Solitaire Necklace In Silver

Mystic Blue Quartz Solitaire Necklace In Gold

Mystic Blue Quartz Solitaire Necklace In Silver

Mystic Blue Quartz Oak Leaf Earrings in Gold

To enter the GIFTaway you need only to become a ZionShore facebook fan and enter a comment on my blog by telling what it is that you like most about Spring.

Spring is not my favorite season. It maybe different for you but I live in Canada and am not much fond of the whole thaw thing! I don't get what exactly there is to enjoy about seeing debris left behind by the melting mountains of snow and walking in slush and mud. Tell me please!!

Enter your comment on the ZionShore blog from now till April 9th, 2010 @ 23:59 EST. The winner will be picked at random and will be announced the following day.

All the men are welcome to enter also!! Mothers day is just around the corner!

Kindly share the news with your friends by retweeting this post. The more people enter the more often we could have a giveaway!

Click here to become a ZionShore FaceBook Fan!
ZionShore on Facebook

If you're already on facebook then click here to enter the contest by commenting on the ZionShore blog

Good Luck!

The Bead Inspectors

The bead inspectors at ZionShore are two furry males with lots of facial hair. They are quite new to this job and when they are not busy whacking beads underneath the fridge or couch they moonlight as the backyard surveillance team.

Their names are Charlie and Thomas. They have only been with me just a little over a year. Charlie is 6 years old and Thomas is 3. They are my parents cats. After having them since they were tiny kittens my Mom's mysterious chronic cough of 2 years was diagnosed as "severe cat allergies".

So they came to live with my family. Thomas was first to arrive! It wasn't easy for him, he tried to make himself at home, but he missed Charlie!!

And Charlie felt all alone and wondered where Thomas had gone to.

Not too long after though Charlie joined him and they have settled in quite nicely.

The toys in my house are all on double duty. My son plays with them during the day and the cats have at it in the middle of the night.

Nothing ever goes on in the back yard without their knowing about it!

My mom dreams of having them back one day. That may not be possible, especially with Thomas, but she does visit them! In fact she'll be over this weekend to pamper them!

Sprint into Spring Sale

ZionShore's biggest sale ever!! Spring is just around the corner and there's a big spring cleaning going on at ZionShore to make room for new lovelies.

Limited edition pieces from fall and winter will not be renewed. So if you've had pieces on your wish list, then now is the time to snatch them up at discounts of up to 35% off.

Happy Shopping!

Mail Chimp

I've added something new to the blog!

A chance to sign up for the occasional newsletter.
It's been a while now that I would really like to notify repeat customers of discounts and sales. I started to explored the best options available and have found that the newsletter would be the most efficient tool to use. After some digging I've found Mail Chimp to be very user friendly and highly recommended by other etsy sellers. There are a bunch of email templates already available to use and they are customizable and it all comes with a video tutorial on almost every page. They themselves claim that it can be easier than eating a banana.

Sign up to future newsletters is available on my blog as of today. I'm in the process of composing a sale announcement and importing my mailing lists. I'll let you know how it turns out. If you want to find out first hand then be sure to sign up for ZionShore's newsletter!

If you already use it please do leave a comment sharing your experiences.