Nov 10, 2009

Some of my favorite Blogs

I haven't added to my blog in awhile as I have been busy trying to set up my Etsy site to start selling my handmade jewelry and knitted purses.  I will post more as I get closer to opening the store.

Instead I would like to feature some of my favorite blogs.  These are friends that have added to my life both personally and in business.  Always there to lend a helping hand and friendly advise.

The first blog I am featuring is of the creative and talented, Vicki Bensinger.  Vicki teaches in-home culinary classes, and generously features yummy recipes on her blog.  Just think how fun it would be to get family and firends together in your home and learn to cook some really gourmet recipes.  If you are in the St. Louis, MO. area, or will be visiting there anytime soon, please contact Vicki for more information on her classes.  You can visit her site at, and while you are there please click on the link to vote for Vicki in the dessert contest she entered with her delicious  Chocolate Avalanche Cake.

Second up is Maria of Maria Paray Designs.  Not only is Maria a talented Jewelry Designer, using semi-precious stones, and making many pieces of  Silver Clay, but she takes time to raise and train Guide Dogs for Vets.  Combining both of these tasks, Maria decided to further give back to the community by designing and casting a "Perky's Paw" charm that will benefit Guide Dogs for Vets.  The charm is a cast of her guide dog, Perky's, paw.  Thus the name.  You can see "Perky's Paw" at

Next up is Davina James who is very busy multi-tasking.  Besides her job in the law field, she is a Chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries (yum), and a Stylist with Stella & Dot.  Visit Davina at to see what she is offering today.

Robin Raible has had a busy year, which included a fire that destroyed her home.  Thankfully that has been rebuilt, and she is  busy working at a Wine Company, and is a consultant for Pampered Chef.  You can visit Robin's PC site at

Karen, I didn't add a blogsite for you, but always appreciate your support and addition to our group!

The glue that binds this group is Dee Gordon.  Ever multi-tasking, first as a single Mom, raising her son, Eric.  Then keeping busy in her Human Resources job, and finally as a creative and talented jewelry designer and master blogger. 

Dee has a jewelry website at and also sells on etsy at   The group "Kiva" benefits from her profits.  This group makes loans to people in other countries that are trying to start their own business.  Sometimes they only need small amounts, and she has proudly helped many of them.

Dee keeps up in the industry by blogging at, and keeps us entertained on her blog "Girl's Night Out".

I would be interested in hearing from you on what you think of these sites, and if you have any sites I might like to visit please post them.

Thanks for stopping by.

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