Gifts from the heart hold our heart, don’t they? We hold the gifts in our hand, our mind, and our emotions. They become a part of us. We linger over them in our thoughts, and appreciate the giver anew each time we admire the gift. What’s so special about these gifts from the heart? The giver thought of us. Whether it’s the child’s gift of picked dandelions, or a page torn from a .
Life has its seasons. This reality dawned on me when my pastor prayed that God would strengthen me “in this season of life.” Mother was ill and my sister and I were taking turns keeping her in her home while she recovered. Since then, I’ve watched and recognized life’s seasons for myself and those around me. Life’s seasons include our own childhood, which, hopefully, we look back on with fond and funny memories.“When I .
There’s nothing quite like being wanted. It feels good to be welcomed, doesn’t it? We walk into a room, and someone across the way smiles, and we’re put at ease. We make our guests feel welcome in our homes. We make our loved ones feel at home in our hearts. And the most welcoming place in Old Colorado City is Horse Alley Studio, home to Dusty Shutt Silver Jewelry. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, .
“What’s new with you?” With the answer to that wonderfully simple question, we are caught up with dear friends we’ve not seen for awhile. The relationship is refreshed and we’re returned to intimacy in the lives of those we love. News is shared, and we delightfully discover that there was no distance in the relationship regardless of space and time between reunions. You’ll find the same thing between you and Dusty Shutt Silver Jewelry. .
Do you remember your mother’s jewelry box? Was it wooden, or padded cloth? Was it tall and narrow, or shallow and wide? Did it sit on her dresser, or was it on the bathroom counter? Were you allowed to explore the jewelry box treasures, or were you to look but not touch? My mother’s jewelry box was shallow and wide and sat on her dresser. When she and Daddy were going out, or even .
July, the birth of our nation. We celebrate it in full-blown style! Fireworks and flags, bbqs and watermelon, races and swim parks, ice cream, ice cold beverages, and music. And more fireworks. The activities start days early and go long into the night celebrating our great country and freedoms fought for and won. The star-spangled banner still waves. Dusty Shutt Silver is proud to be part of the Independence Day celebrations and all that .
Italian charm bracelets were all the rage a few years ago. Each charm had its own story. Unique and personal. I loved mine. And I enjoyed asking others why each charm had been chosen, learning deep and interesting things about the one who wore the bracelet. Charm bracelet wearers were easy to buy gifts for, too. You recalled something special in her life, bought a charm to fit the occasion, and viola! you were .
When the world puzzles us or squeezes us or strains us to our limits, we turn to our go-to places. We have go-to places to gather information, engage in interests, indulge in luxury, and where we can just be ourselves. Dusty Shutt Silver has a question: What are your go-to places? Go-to places have been blessings for a long time. The Bible has guided men and women for thousands of years to knowing .
Spring! Ah, it’s finally arrived. Baby birdies and fluffy bunnies and new buds bursting out everywhere. We’re ready to fling into Spring by opening our windows to let in the warm breezes. And we’re ready to lighten ourselves up as well. We’re ready to let our red toenails see the light of day. Ready for a change of hair style or at least a trim. New, fresh, revived – these are the mantras of .
We’ll unabashedly admit it: few things are as satisfying as having someone offer an ooh or an aah over something we’re wearing. Good compliments are just that – satisfying. Reinforcing our good taste and right choice. We can all appreciate recognition of the effort we put into our appearance. Such acknowledgement is sweet reward, indeed. Want a guaranteed collection of oohs and aahs when you step out? Choose to wear a stunning and .