Friday, December 30, 2011

New Years Eve with Anjelah Johnson


Last year, we stayed in watching LOST on Netflix and watching Toby for Julia as she and her siblings went out to a club in San Francisco. She ended up coming home that night instead of staying out in the hotel. I guess the club scene isn't all that's cracked up to be. I'm not into it anymore but I do have desire to go dancing every now and then. Anyways, last year we decided to stay in to save money as we had a big financial responsibility we wanted to be prepared for: Our First Home. We were packing and moving in the first week of February. Spending $50+ per person just for cover just to be surrounded by a drunk fest of people didn't sound appealing to us.

This year, we're not going CRAZY but at least we are going to be out of the house and we're headed to Tommy T's in Pleasanton, CA to see San Jose-native, Anjelah Johnson. She's best known for her Bon Qui Qui character. I hope DB will find her funny. He'll at least think she's pretty. I've seen a lot of her videos on YouTube.com so I hope there will be some new material I haven't seen. The last time we were there I met Too $hort.

How cool it was to also see him on the latest season of Love Games.

Happy New Year to all! What are your plans? Whatever they are, please do not drink and drive. It's really not worth it.

To 2012!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

I Got Stung - Elvis Presley



I have always been a fan of Elvis Presley since my Auntie Annie had every inch of her room covered in Elvis photos and memorabilia. I only caught a few sneak peeks of her room in the family house in San Francisco. I wasn't even 10-years-old when she gave me her hard cover book of Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley. I read it back then, re-read it a few years later and will probably do so again. I don't recall if anyone in grade school made fun of me for bringing a book about Elvis to school to read but apparently if they did, I didn't care enough to remember.

My aunt also gave my sister a whole lot of her clippings she has collected over the years of Elvis. I remember going through them and one stuck out in my mind with a headline that read along the lines of "The Last Photo of The King". It was a profile shot of him laying in his casket. He passed on August 17, 1977 at only 42-years-old.

My sister also bought a cassette tape of his songs at Kmart and being that we shared a room, what she listened to, I had to listen to. And to this day, I owe it to my sister for exposing me to some great music such as Elvis, along with Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica and even some old school rap (back when rap was good). We also owned a VHS copy and rewatched several times the miniseries based on Priscilla Presley's book "Elvis and Me". I loved it. We could quote the movie with no problem. I looked last night for a DVD copy of the film and I can't find it anywhere. If anyone has it, I would love to have a copy of it.

With all the music on my iPhone and saved on my external hard drive, I was really surprised that I didn't have more than just "Always on My Mind"
, which is clearly about Priscilla, the only woman he married. I downloaded a Top Ten album which oddly enough had more than ten songs but whatever... I made sure it had as many songs on it that I can remember that was on the cassette tape my sister used to play. For the past week, it has been on repeat and I just can't get enough of The King. Not only is he super, uber gorgeous, I really do enjoy his music, am intrigued by his life, Priscilla's strength and how she continues to keep his legacy alive. It is a shame that he had to pass and I was born three years after he passed. If I was of age and he was still performing, I think I'd be as crazy as those girls in videos crying, just trying to touch him.

The closest thing I had to being at a performance was seeing Viva Elvis at the Aria in Las Vegas, Nevada. I remember making my Christmas list in 2008 of what I wanted and tickets to see this show was on it. I didn't get it but in November of 2010, when DB was umpiring for Thanksgiving weekend, I bought my $80 ticket to see it by myself. I was told to make sure you get one of the goodies at the end of the show... I didn't. If you go, watch for something that falls from the ceiling.
The Aria




Taking Care of Business, Baby


The show was great but it was not as spectacular at "O". It was really the closest thing to being at an Elvis show. His voice was as loud and clear as I would ever hear it...

This posting originally started to just post this song, "I Got Stung". I recently heard it again on the album I just purchased and thought, how appropriate for a Busy B like myself. Give it a listen, it's a fun song.


One day, I'll go to Graceland and Tupelo, Mississippi. It's on my bucket list.

I picked up a hardcover of "Last Train to Memphis" by Peter Guralnick when I was in Los Angeles at the Los Lonely Boys show at the Grammy Museum on March 25, 2011. I read last night on some website that it's the only biography that Priscilla Presley approves of. I shall continue reading it.

Are you an Elvis fan?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Foster a Hard-To-Place Dog & My Family Pets

This just breaks my heart. Please read: Christmas letter from a "hard to place" foster dog

Among trying to reach my goal of making 20 little girls in need smile with a Stella & Dot gift (which I am no where close to reaching, sadly enough), animals have always been close to my heart. I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was younger but learning how much schooling and funds were needed to get there, plus the many difficult instances of losing an animal, it was just too much.

The death of our family cat, Ali, of 22 years, happened when I was a freshman in high school. My mom had Ali before my sister was even born, I believe. She never de-clawed him and he would scratch the hell out of my legs when he leap off my lap in a hurry. We had to put him down because he had some sort of leukemia and he wasn't doing very well. He spent his last night with us in my bed. It was so hard to say goodbye to him in that Concord vet hospital on Clayton Road. I remember which cage he was in, how skinny he was and afterwards sitting in the truck with my mom and sister just crying.

Even before having to put Ali down, we had an Akita-German Shepard mixed dog named Scorpio. He was nicknamed Scorpi and named after my mother's horoscope sign. We had him since he was a puppy. We purchased two other dogs at the same time but Scorpi lasted the longest with us. We had a house in Fairfield on Rockville Road with a long, down-sloping driveway. Scorps was so playful and as young kids, he just got too big to play with. All he'd do was jump on us. When my sister and I would have to catch the bus, we'd have to run down the down the driveway and hide behind the garbage cans so he wouldn't get us dirty for school. My parents ended up going through a divorce and we had to move from the big house in Fairfield, to a house in Vallejo, to a renting a smaller house also in Vallejo. This house didn't accept dogs. My mother thought Scorpi would survive just fine 'in the wild' if we didn't take him to the pound. At that time, I believe he was over 3-years-old and she said that no one would want him. So after our house was packed, my mother had my sister (probably at 12-years-old) take Scorpi to a nearby park (Borges Ranch Park) at night as we followed in the car, unleash him and leave him as we took off in the car. Horrible, right??? I wasn't even doing the act and I couldn't imagine what my sister was feeling but I do remember us crying all the way to our rental. A place he couldn't be.

I'm not sure if my mother received a call from the new residents or the Realtor of our home in Vallejo, but Scorpi found his way back to our house and chilled on the driveway. We went to go check it out and there he was, laying in the driveway. We couldn't take it anymore and we called his name and he jumped right into the car. We took him home to our house on Georgia Street. He was in the backyard for awhile. I am not sure how long we lived in that house with him but eventually we had to move again. This time to an apartment. We couldn't take him to a park again. We had to take him to the pound - or what is appropriately called The Solano County Animal Shelter. We drove him to Fairfield. My cousin now lives down the street from this facility, so Scorps is well thought of. I could still vividly remember the last time I saw his long brown and black coat and huge bushy tail, being transported from one building to another with a stranger. It brings tears to my eyes. If I could somehow find out if he was adopted, I would love to thank the people that did. He was such a lover and I miss him.

For the longest time, I told myself that I can't have any animals. It's just too hard. And then I ended up dating a Veterinary Technician who gave me Katarina, aka MamaGirls,

and then my fiance who kept asking and asking for a dog: my Puppy Love, Bevo.

Bevo is my baby. I can't stand being away from him for more than a day or him being at home by himself for more than 10 hours.

I actually asked my fiance if we could foster a dog over the winter break that I have off next week. I want to help a lonely pup, Bevo could definitely use some play time with another dog as I haven't been successful making him doggie friends for play dates and it's too darn cold at the dog park right now. But the fiance declined. He's been asking for another dog but he wants another pure-bred. And a bigger dog, like a Boxer or Great Dane. Bevo pulls me down the street as it is at 29 pounds. I don't think I can handle a bigger dog than Beeves. I want to be like my sister and adopt our next one. I'd have to work on that with the man of the house.

If you can consider adoption versus breeders, there are some needy, adorable animals out there that could use your love and attention. If you can consider adopting a hard-to-place dog, you would have a wonderful heart. When we first adopted Bevo, we thought he was deaf. We were considering taking him to a specialist in Davis, CA to confirm. After awhile, what did it matter? We already fell in love with him. If he was going to be deaf, so what? He'd be our deaf puppy love.

Would you adopt a deaf puppy or would you return him?
Would you adopt at all?


Some links to find your next furry, family member:
Petfinder.com
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society
Homeless Animals Response Program (H.A.R.P.)
Northern California Pet Adoption

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

90% of Stylists Have Children

I came across this posting on Twitter today and it got me thinking after having a phone conversation with Christy last night. All the while in the drive-thru line at In & Out Burger (I'm bad, I know!), devouring the burger on my 5-minute drive home, having a few bites of fries when I got home (animal style, not recommended), walking the Beeves in the cold, cleaning Mamas' litter box, taking out the trash and wrapping DB' presents and a surprise Stella & Dot gift a friend is giving his wife. As mentioned in yesterday's post, Christy is a hard-working new mom. DB and I joke around that I'll someday be that house wife, that I can quit my job now if I wanted to but knowing me, I need to work and contribute a little bit financially to my household. This article says it is best to have a working mom. Even part-time.

Fit Pregnancy Magazine: A Job Is Better For Mom's Health
Posted today, December 14, 2011


A previous study put a $122,732 annual price tag on the work that moms do at home. Wow! If only most housewives were paid that much! In reality, they don't. My goal as being an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot is to still have that satisfaction of working from home while taking care of my child. My child is going to be my whole world, but I know I am going to need some ME time, adult conversations (as Christy very-much appreciated this Sunday) and have a reason to NOT put on sweats that day and dress up and rock the Bamboleo ($228) at the supermarket. Oh trust me, I'll do it!

And like so many Stylists have posted, they have booked Trunk Shows in the most unusual circumstances.

I welcome anyone that wants to join my team and become a Stylist with Stella & Dot. Check out these stats!
.5% of the adult women in North America has been serviced by Stella & Dot – GROWTH POTENTIAL
10-15% are full time Stylists
34% of people attend a trunk show when they can
60% of Stylists have other careers
70% of Stylists thought they could never own their own company
90% of Stylists have children


MOMS! MOMMIES-TO-BE!
Do you work?
Do you work from home?
Do you wish you could work from home?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My How Time Flies

I am at a different time of life, for sure. My nephew is now 5.5-years-old, I have had two close friends and a cousin give birth this past summer, I have a home of my own, plans to be wed, honeymoon plans are in the works and by next Christmas, I will be pregnant myself.
Christmas 2008


I spent some time this weekend with my Maid of Honor and her 4-month-old son, who I call my nephew. She has no biological siblings and she's been my rock though so much in my life. I want nothing more than for her to be happy and for her son to truly think of me as Auntie. We've been friends for over five years but man, a lot sure does happen in half a decade. She's a fantastic mommy and I am happy to see her in a good relationship, extremely happy, possibly up for a promotion and has a partner that works things out well as a couple. I just heard this weekend that they plan on having baby #2 next year. Perhaps we will be pregnant at the same time!

I brought along a mutual friend, the one that actually I wouldn't have met my Maid of Honor if I hadn't hired her, Julia. This was her first time meeting Baby Nathaneal, which was long overdue. Julia and I have had our ups and downs, periods of time not speaking and honestly it's a possibility that this is the case because because we are alike to a degree. It's been a year since we started talking again and through casual days of hanging out and email, I am still learning new things about her.

It wasn't until we were all in the same room together, plus another couple that we caught on their way out, that I realized just how much time has passed. Julia brought up that fun holiday party of 2006 where we were having fun with Fruit Roll tattoos and rolling them up and putting them in Smirnoff Ice Black bottles. They tasted pretty darn good. Julia also mentioned Christy's birthday party that I don't remember being at, things I didn't know she didn't like to eat... I can't recall having a recent reminiscing conversation with Christy. It's all about current events. Regardless, we were all different people at that time, our relationships with each other were different, we were in different relationships, working different jobs... It's just kind of crazy how much life happens that strengthens a relationship, or to not even realize it's dissolving or to make a conscious choice that you can't put anymore effort into maintaining it.

Christy, my Maid of Honor, is headed in the right direction and is the happiest I've ever seen her. Julia is happy as well, and finally with a guy that's older than her who wants the same things she has always wanted. Who knows where we'll be in another five years? Still friends? Moreso acquaintances? I get that life happens, priorities shift and you just never know. But I have an inkling...

Here's to some great times, great memories and lessons learned.

2007
Union City, California

2008
Fremont, California

Free 'After The Rain' Brooch



On top of my last posting of amazing December offers, this was just announced! Purchase the La Coco Clutch in black or metallic for $148 and get the After The Rain brooch in Gold that you can clip onto the clutch for FREE! It's a $44 value and completes the clutch. The lucky person receiving this clutch can use it with or without the After the Rain brooch, or clip on a family heirloom to change it up. You can also use this brooch on the La Coco chains also pictured above, to hold together a scarf, on your label or blouse! There are so many ways to use a brooch. Get creative!

Shop at Stella & Dot and be sure to LIKE my page on Facebook!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lots to Offer in December!

It is the time of giving. Many of my family and friends have adopted a family or a senior citizen this season and is making their holidays a whole lot warmer. A friend I recently reconnected with from middle school, Christina Vela in Stockton, CA, is a Mary Kay Consultant and she is trying to get folks to buy a wrapped Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for Legs & Feet, with socks and mint chocolate candies for $20 to be given to as many residents at a Senior Center in her community. Please help her make sure no one gets left out by contacting her at vela17@yahoo.com or making a purchase at her Mary Kay web site. Thanks, Christina! You are truly touching and making a difference in people's lives.

For the animal lovers out there like me, Pet Food Express is offering 20% off any Kong toys to be donated to a foster pet or a local shelter. Animals unselfishly give us love. What a difference a toy makes to ease some stress for an animal waiting for a permanent, loving home and encourage well-being and mobility. Pet Food Express' corporate offices are located in Oakland, CA and have locations throughout the Bay Area and in Sacramento. I continue to urge you to buy and support local and small businesses.


As for myself and Stella & Dot, who have an ongoing relationship with BuildOn, we are hoping to give a little girl in need of a gift. With every purchase of the pieces below made now through December 22nd, the exact item will be given to a girl in need this holiday. These pieces start at $9 and go up to $29. Buy one for your daughter, niece, or star student, and a child lacking structured education, clean water or heat will get the same piece to treasure.

I love putting smiles on grown women's faces. I would love to sell at least 20 pieces and make 20 little girls across the globe smile.

Will you help me?


Goal: 20 Little Girl Pieces
Need: 19 more!


Keep up to date with my progress at www.facebook.com/StellaDotBernadette OR on Twitter @bappletree

IN ADDITION, there are SOOO many great Stella & Dot deals!
- Pieces have been added to the Sale section. Get items at 25% off. Once these items are gone, they are gone! We are making room for the Spring/Summer 2012 releasing in January.
- Now through December 15th, all zodiac charms are 20% off! A great, personalized gift for the holidays.
- December Limited Edition pieces are open to the public. Not just for our Style Society members. Get one-of-a-kind pieces for those dear to you.
- And for our hostess who hosts a qualified trunk show ($500 in sales and 4 unique orders) on December 22nd through January 31, 2012, she'll get an extra $50 in store credit to use on their next purchase.
Did I mention that our new line comes out in January? Specifically, early January? Book a trunk show with me now and be one of the first hostesses to get the latest and greatest pieces at your party!

AND, for those that want to WIN $500 in free jewelry, enter the contest at Stella & Dot's Facebook page.

Imagine if you won this
- AND hosted a trunk show. You could win $500 in free jewelry, plus the average $250 in free jewelry and 4 pieces at 50% off.
- AND signed up as a Stylist on my team and used the booked trunk show as your launch party... Win the $500 in free jewelry, plus the average $250 in free jewelry and 4 pieces at 50% off, PLUS $250 in commission, PLUS $350 in free jewelry when you sign up AND unlimited pieces at 50% off for a month. WOW!!! That's a mouth-full and an incredible start to owning your own business.

Questions? Let me know at bappletree@gmail.com. Sign up as a Stylist HERE and click on Be A Stylist.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

MailChimp!

I transferred my contacts to MailChimp and will hope to produce a great monthly newsletter for my Stella & Dot mailing list subscribers, customers and former hostesses. I just Tweeted that the first 10 people to sign up will get $10 off their Stella & Dot order in the month of December. Sign up here! I promise that your information will not be shared or sold to any third parties.










The popular Stackable Deco Rings, available in sizes 5-9 and only $49.

Onda Road to a Ticket

My favorite band, Los Lonely Boys kept me company this morning as I got ready for work, and on my hour-long commute to work. On their latest album, Rockpango, their Deluxe Edition has a long track of them jammin' and messin' around called 'Outtakes'. You know you're a fan when you have this memorized and it still makes you laugh. They do impressions from Alejandro Escovedo, Van Halen, Elvis Presley, Beyonce, and you can tell they're just having a good time. I have had the pleasure of sitting in on something like these sessions and during sound checks and you can't help but laugh. They're so hilarious it'll make your abs sore the next day.

Obviously I have all of their albums so I put their songs on shuffle on my iPhone while on my way to work and I realized 40 minutes into my commute that I was going 85 mph in a 65 mph zone. I was singing "Road to Nowhere". Here they are performing it at Chukchansi Casino earlier this year. Enjoy!



The Boys are coming to Northern California again in February of 2012. Go to Ticketmaster and purchase your tickets now! Be sure to look for Onda By The Bay, the NorCal La Onda Street Team for LLB for some swag to take home with you!

- Napa, CA 2/10/12
- Stateline, NV 2/11/12
- CSU Chico, CA 2/22/12
- Campbell, CA 2/24/12

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Love Games 3 - Initial Thoughts

I think this season will be interesting. From my post yesterday, I was rooting for Kori. I thought she was a little spitfire in Season 6 of the Bad Girls Club. She turned out to be the first HBIC for sending the most appealing text. It feels she's stepping up her game to take advantage of the business opportunity that comes along with being on reality TV and she wants to win the game, but possibly like Lea from Season 5 in Miami and the winner of Season 2's Love Games, the winning relationship didn't even last til the airing of the show. That's a shame because Robert seemed like a sweetheart. Kori already kissed 3 guys on her first 'date', talked a little smack, all while Sydney is only spotted kissing one person. While crazy Judi from New Orlean's Season 7, she's already getting crazy with her purse always at her side.

After the first episode, I am rooting for Sydney. She left Season 6, wasn't loyal to her boyfriend and is bisexual. When asked by "John", I believe, if she was ready to commit, her reply was "I am now." Then it cut to Judi. Sydney could have elaborated but we'll never know if she truly is (thanks, Editing). Her solo footage of explanations with her pony tail to the side and little to no make-up is how I like her best. She has a natural cuteness that I think tromps over Kori's blonde hair, fake boobs and self-proclaimed 'hot body.' I have never been a fan of cockiness. That's cockiness and it's not attractive in my opinion.

Judi's too much for me. I think it's pretty much going to be the same stuff from her that we saw on Season 7 of the BGC. Drunkenness, apologies, and no positive changes.

But these are initial thoughts and who the hell am I, right??? Like anything you're exposed to over time, your opinion could change and people can surprise you. Let's hope for the best for these girls that put their personal lives on screen for our entertainment to be judged, ridiculed, and adored.

What did you think of the first episode?
Who are you rooting for now?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Love Games - Season 3 Tonight

Love Games 3 premieres tonight!


This season's cast is Sydney and Kori from Season 6 and Judi from Season 7 of The Bad Girls Club. Tune into Oxygen tonight for the season premiere.

I'm rooting for Kori. What about you and WHY?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sick

Ah man, do I regret not taking my BioLean more regularly. Like anything else, I got a little too comfortable with it. I haven't been sick in almost a year and a half and that is a record for me. I would forget to take it in the morning, I'd forget to restock my supply at work, or I would just say that "Oh, I'll take it when I get home."

Nope. Too late. Too much procrastinating and I got sick. I had a headache all day at work this past Monday and refused to take anything for it until late afternoon. I took some Advil. I got home around 8 pm, walked Bevo in the cold and immediately came back to the house sneezing my head off. I made my last plate of Thanksgiving leftovers, continued to sneeze while watching one of my new favorite shows, Pan-Am,

with DB and kept denying "I'm NOT sick!" I was but it's been so long. How could it be?

I had a hard time sleeping, texting my clerk saying I think I'm sick to ensure she'll be at the office tomorrow morning. But I took some Non-Drowsy Sudafed nonetheless. I was tempted to stay home and give into the cold but I didn't, still in denial, packing the Sudafed. I left the house at 9 AM, got to Oakland and had a hard time breathing. Non-Drowsy, my butt! I texted her saying I'm going to sleep it off in my car. I HAD to be at work as a client was coming in to get something notarized and I had to be there to perform it. I went into the office at 11 AM, found out that the appointment wasn't going to be until 3:30 PM. Around 2:30 pm, I returned to my car to sleep some more.

3:15 pm. Time to wake up. Performed notarization. I was going to head home after that but by the time I was done, there would be so much traffic on the way home I decided to wait it out. I went home and headed straight to bed.

Now, Thursday afternoon. My nose is sore from blowing it, my sinuses are much more clear, headache and dizziness still remain and now my throat is sore. Back on BioLean and have learned my lesson. I do plan on going to work tomorrow and to attend tomorrow's Ladies Night Out at Little Miss Everything in Brentwood.

220 Oak Street
Brentwood, California
Friday, December 2nd
6-8pm


Hope to see you there! Here's more info.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Support Your Local Community This Holiday Season

I received this email from my future Mother-In-Law and I couldn't agree more. I have said it before that since moving to my new town, I am all for spending our money in town and locally. Please read on...


Birth of a New Tradition for Christmas 2011

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods - merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor.

This year will be different. This year Americans should give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift-giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?

Everyone - yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon, or barber?

Gym or yoga club membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American-owned detail shops, and car washes, would love to sell you a gift certificate, or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamins on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants - all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half-dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks, this isn't about big National chains - this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day. Or even a local masseuse!

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes. Many are available, reasonably, at your nearest State Park.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner-operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play, or ballet, at your hometown theater? Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand foreign-made lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy, or delivery person, and babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets and seeing our hard-earned wages go outside the country. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities... and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine. Remember a local charity!

THIS is the new American Christmas tradition. Enjoy family get-togethers, church services, caroling, as in past Christmases... but put more emphasis on the REASON FOR THE SEASON... and less on material gifts.

Forward this to everyone on your mailing list - post it to discussion groups - throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city - send it to the editor of your local paper, and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that what Christmas is about.


As an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot, yes, our jewelry is made overseas. BUT, S&D is headquarted right here in the Bay Area and have created over 10,000 entrepreneurs. Stylists range from being Super Moms, single moms, have a full-time job, are commuters, PTA Presidents, hair stylists, are involved in the community and became Stylists to pay for their children to go to good schools, to get out of debt, or to hopefully not commute anymore or be able to be a stay-at-home mom (Ahem!). Like your local salon, restaurant, or auto body shop, we Independent Stylists and Independent Distributors are small businesses. And we would really appreciate your business as well. Below are some great independent business women in the East Bay that I would hope you would contact, besides myself. Look for more links soon on my LINKS page. Feel free to mention my name. They'll take care of you!


Bows by:
Sweetpea & Lovebug
Brentwood, CA

The Catwalk Boutique
Owner: Laura Dee
306 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513

Holistic Bodywork with Lori Yap-Chiongco, CMT
“Balance through bodywork”
Brentwood, CA
925.813.1397

Holistic Bodywork with Sarah Dahlheim, CMT
Brentwood, CA
925.413.2707

Mary Kay with Christina Vela
Serving the Sacramento, Stockton & SF East Bay

Mary Kay with Kristina Gutilla
Serving the SF East Bay

Recycle Clothes, Toys, Books with
Peace. Love. Swap.
Contact: Angelina Kulla
Brentwood, CA


Support your local community and small businesses!
IF you would like to be listed and can return the favor with a link, please EMAIL ME

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Giving You Thanks

November is upon us. Leaves will cover the ground, turkeys and honey hams will be ordered, and you'll see family you haven't seen all year this Thanksgiving. It's a time to give thanks for the freedoms we have, the friends we've made and the family members that provide you that unconditional love. I personally have plenty to be thankful for and a lot to celebrate from the year 2011. I acquired a new home, loved ones, family and friends are well, my little Boston continues to brighten my day, my nephew Sol & Nathanael, and niece Emma arrived into this world safely, my fiance was able to get another job in this horrible job market, I still have my current job, BUT I have taken up being a Stella & Dot Stylist this past May and have been doing very well!

As any person should show appreciation for people that have positively effected their lives, as any company should show appreciation to their valued customers, I wanted to put this event together for the people that have supported me through my latest adventure: Stella & Dot. As I have mentioned on my personal Facebook page, I have received recognition from my Director for being one with Top Sales for the past four consecutive months. Not bad, right? Especially from working on Wellness International where I absolutely loved the products but made no money or received kudos month after month. I owe that to a great company and an inspiration named Jessica Herrin, our CEO and Founder. Not to mention, to friends and family that have supported me by letting me post things on their Facebook news feed, for not 'hiding' my posts (Right?!?! =P), for letting me ask them if they want to host a trunk show with me, for asking them to LIKE my Facebook page, to inviting them to promotional events over and over again. To those who have purchased some gorgeous jewelry, or referred a friend, or am one of my wonderful hostesses, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

I also thank those customers and hostesses that I have met because of Stella & Dot. They took a flyer, a Look Book, a moment to hear about what S&D is all about, and invited me into their home to share the experience and the shiny things that girls love with THEIR friends. I appreciate the trust, the warm welcome, the hugs I always receive after a show and the new friendships I have developed. To you, I thank you as well.

The vendors that will be at the event on November 5th also understand the importance of giving thanks to their customers. I asked each vendor to provide an exclusive offer that our guests can't just get everyday. I wanted the offer to be special. I also wanted to do a drawing for all those that make it to the event. We all have busy lives and it's difficult to make it out to certain events. I wanted to reward those that do and increase their chances of winning something if they can RSVP by this Sunday, October 30th.

I am offering:
Stella & Dot
$10 off your order + free shipping on orders over $100.
PRIZE: Plume Brooch ($17)


$10 off your order isn't much but when you can get a pair of earring for $24, that's not bad. Half of our line is under $50. Also, I normally only provide this offer when someone orders $50 or more on goods. Spend $100 more and I'll take care of shipping.

The Plume Brooch is about to be discontinued. What I love about offering discontinued pieces is that eventually, no one else will be able to get it anymore. When someone compliments you on your Plume Brooch, touch your thumb to the end of your nose, stick your other four fingers up in the air and wiggle them, because it'll be sold out. They'll want what they can't have, but you do!

My goal for this event is to open up my home, see friends, family, customers and hostesses of mine before the craziness of the holidays, meet the same sort of folks according to these great vendors, provide relaxation with a glass of wine and a complimentary massage. And just like my bartending days, I just love putting smiles on people's faces.

I do hope you can make it. Please at least try. I look forward to hearing from and/or seeing you.

Hugs and love,
Bernadette




Other offers & raffle prizes include:

Certified Massage Therapists Lori Yap & Sarah Dahlheim
Will provide 10-15 massages on day of event
PRIZE: Two (2) 90-minutes massages ($110 ea.)

Mary Kay, Christina Vela, Independent Beauty Consultant
Purchase of $40 or more & get a free gift plus a free skin Analysis valued at $100. Shipping & gift wrap is always complementary.
PRIZE: Lotus and Bamboo Spa collection ($50)

Gold Canyon
Buy a warmer, get a scent for free
PRIZE: 8 oz. candle in your choice of scent

Sweetpea & Lovebug
Buy 3, get 1 free
PRIZE: Tooth Fairy Pillow ($9)

Thirty-One Gifts
For every $31 spent, get the Littles Carry-All Caddy for $1
PRIZE: Littles Carry-All Caddy

doTerra Essential Oils
PRIZE: TBD

It's a GOOD Morning, America! And with 50% Off!

Stella & Dot has been receiving an amazing amount of press, especially by Good Morning America! Again, we were featured with Laura Spencer and for only 24 hours, the Double Wrap Pyramid Bracelet is 50% off! Normal retail sells for $59, it will now be $29. Limit one per customer.



I would invite you to see this bracelet live at Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant tonight in Brentwood, CA for Ladies Night, but I do not have the bracelet in stock. I DO have the entire Renegade collection in my display and when you spend $50, you can get one of the three pieces in the collection at 25% off.

Did you see that Britney Spears tweeted about our Tribute Bracelet earlier this month? That is pretty cool. This bracelet has been quite popular. It is currently on backorder but if you purchase it now, it will ship to you when our warehouse receives more to fulfill orders. In the month of October, 20% of proceeds of this bracelet goes to The Breast Cancer Research Fund. Only a few days left! This is my everyday bracelet. I love it. And I love supporting a cause that is very dear to my heart.

That's right, there's only a few more days left to take advantage of our new Stylist offer. Usually, when you sign up as a new Stylist you get a business in a box PLUS $350 in free products to wear, to show off, to start your display. Through October 31st, they can get $450 in free product instead! Get a 25% discount as long as you are a Stylist to use for your business display, gifts for the holidays *wink* *wink* and receive so many compliments just by wearing the jewelry! Trust me!

If you are considering joining my team, I would love to help you achieve your goals. Please join me at Faz Restaurant in Danville, California on Tuesday, November 8th from 6PM-8PM. Come meet other busy women and mothers that want to Style Their Life, learn about the opportunity and see the newest collection! Please let me know if you are interested. I would love to save you a seat !

Thursday, October 20, 2011

November 18th

I have to say, I'm pretty excited about this.

I fought the whole Twilight craze until late 2009 when my friend, Brittany J., couldn't stop talking about it when she was staying with us for a little while. I just thought, oh, it's for kids, it's the new Harry Potter. I read the first Harry Potter book and I wasn't a fan. But I watched Twilight with her. Our trips to Blockbuster are always epic and we're always crying from laughing so hard. I can't wait to see her this Saturday.

I remember watching the scene of when Bella walks into the classroom for the first time, steps in front of a fan causing her hair to blow, and Edward goes into shock. I'm like "WTF". I could hear it like it was yesterday, Brit laughing, and saying, "Oh, you have to read the books! It's SO good! You'll understand."

She let me borrow the first couple of books and as I read further into Twilight, I decided to buy the whole set in hard cover through Amazon.com and have it rushed to me. I have never been a big fan of reading and with so much that I do, it really puts me to sleep. But I finished the entire series in two and a half weeks. That may be slow for some people but for me, that's a record. That's four books. I was so into it that DB gave me a hard time when I would rather read on the couch next to him instead of watch television.

I am definitely Team Edward. He is the idea of the perfect man. I have a mouse pad at home that says:
What do you mean Edward isn't real?

Eclipse was definitely my favorite but Breaking Dawn was super intense. If I had the time to read it again before November 18th, I would. Perhaps I'll re-read the series again this December and make it a tradition.

The adaptation of the books to the movies is really spot on and I think it has to do with Stephanie Meyer being involved in the filming. I think it's what I love about the movies because they're so true to the book. I want to feel the same excitement I felt while reading the book when I watch the film. And they are successful in doing so. I love Dan Brown's books. The DaVinci Code was a page turner for me but sooo disappointed in the film. Angels & Demons the movie was also lacking. I don't even know if they're working on a movie for The Lost Symbol.

I can't wait for November 18th.

What's your favorite book of the series?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

6 Months to Go!

If it wasn't for my newsletter from TheKnot.com, (which was originally TheWeddingChannel.com, which Jessica Herrin co-founded, now the CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot,) I wouldn't have known it was 6 months to the day that I will become a Mrs., a Wife, a DB. It's a pretty amazing feeling and it makes it so much more real. I just kept thinking that our wedding date is so far away. I guess I better light a fire under own butt, huh?

Invitations are in its final stages and will be purchased today or tomorrow to be printed. They are simple and elegant and was chosen from TheKnot.com. I was going to go with The Aerialist Press as they do amazing work, they're so friendly and they're in the same building as my office in Emeryville. I looked at the proof I had again before deciding to not go with them and it caused a frown to develop. No, not just a frown, a full on pout! What I would have held in my hand would have been so beautiful. I planned on framing it. Actually, I still plan on framing what we are getting but they're not letterpress, in the exact PMS color of the Texas Longhorns (Hook 'Em!) and not on super thick card stock. I know that how I would feel about receiving them as a Bride is not what my 40 or so guests would think when they receive them. They will not frame it and it may not even make it to their refrigerator door. So instead of paying $400+ for 25 invitations with letter press matching envelopes (God, that'd be gorgeous), I couldn't justify spending $16 per invitation. That money could go for another round of drinks for my lovely guests. So I am opting for a less expensive option at 25% the cost.

My dress has been selected and a deposit has been made.
My photographer has been selected and deposit has been made.
My DJ has been selected and I need to go over song selections.
My hair stylist has been selected but I need to know how I'm doing my hair. ???
My florist has been selected but I have not sent her a deposit check. It's coming!!
Venue, layout and food have been selected.

I still need:
- An officiant
- A cake
- Veil
- Shoes
- MUA
- Buy ring(s)
- Seating chart after we received RSVPs
- Groom's suit & shoes
- Go shopping with the girls for dresses
- Ring bearer outfit & pillow
- Flower girl dress, basket & petals
- Wedding favors
- Buy the gent's ties and hankies
- Select wine
- Order MY wine =)
- Work on the honeymoon
- Marriage license (January)

There's not too much left! People ask if I'm feeling the stress of the wedding. Nope. Though I am bummed that there are a couple of people I want to be there for our wedding but will not be able to make it. Save the Dates were sent out in August but some folks knew about the date for well over a year.

Since our wedding guest list is short, I will not be having a bridal shower. A low key Bachelorette party would be planned and I don't think it'd be any crazier than this Saturday's night out at The Rack. The girls know what I want.

I guess I better click 'ORDER' and get my invites printed. Event planning continues...


At the Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, 2008

I Need My Personal Space


Image from http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=8597


This is quite a pet peeve of mine. I understand that as a 5'1" woman in a crowded BART train that I cannot reach the overheard bars and I will most likely find myself having to breathe through my mouth while standing under someone's armpit because they're not SURE. But why do I have to scoot my chair back to obtain some personal space? And why am I stepping back TWICE during a casual conversation?

I would go into more detail for a juicier post but I don't want to be Fired for Blogging. It happens.



What pet peeves top your list?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday, Bevo!

My puppy love, Bevo, turns 3-years-old today. He had a day at Happy Hound to play with other small dogs and he'll get two new toys and a new box of cookies! I just love my little guy. Bostons are awesome!

Upcoming Events!!

Tonight, your Stella & Dot Independent Stylist will be at Little Miss Everything in Brentwood, California at 220 Oak Street from 6-8 PM. Come by and check out some vendors to get gift giving ideas for the upcoming holiday season and possibly WIN $50 in cash! Last month, Jill Cone of Sweetpea & Lovebug won! It was so easy and we decided to team up on another upcoming event. Please stop by!

Next Friday, October 21st, I will be in the Sacramento area of Natomas at the below event.


Next Saturday, October 22nd, I will be inside The Catwalk Brentwood during The Home-Town Halloween event from 5:00 PM - 8:00PM.

Get the kids dressed-up for an early Trick-O-Treating event downtown. Come inside The Catwalk Brentwood for some candy and a special coupon just for MOM!

Then, Saturday, November 5th, I am hosting my very first Customer Appreciation & Holiday Shopping event at my house exclusively for my former Stella & Dot hostesses, customers and family & friends. (And the same groups of the selected vendors.) I wanted to put together a group of vendors with exclusive offers, raffle prizes, wine, appetizers and two Certified Massage Therapists to show appreciation to the important people that have supported me in my first 6 months with Stella & Dot. Invitations will be mailed shortly. If you would like to be included, please LIKE me on Facebook at:
facebook.com/StellaDotBernadette


A sneak peek of raffle prizes include:

Certified Massage Therapists Lori Yap & Sarah Dahlheim
Two (2) 90-minutes massages ($110 ea.)

Stella & Dot
Plume Brooch ($17)

Mary Kay, Christina Vela, Independent Beauty Consultant
Lotus and Bamboo Spa collection ($50)

Gold Canyon
8 oz. candle in your choice of scent

Sweetpea & Lovebug
Raffle Prize: Tooth Fairy Pillow ($9)


When you're ready to book your own trunk show, earn free jewelry rewards and earn additional pieces at half off, please don't hesitate to call or email me! Have a great weekend, Everyone!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stylish Holiday Shopping!!!


Thinking about what to get your stylish girlfriends or family members? Click on the video above, there are some great Stella & Dot pieces available for the holidays.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and LIKE my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StellaDotBernadette), you will are invited to a special holiday shopping event with Stella & Dot and other great vendors on Saturday, November 5th between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM in Brentwood. So please, Save the Date!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Style Society, Limited Edition Pieces & Holiday Collection!

Isn't it great to have something that almost no one else has? Like your house, your spouse, your rare, pure-bred dog, a piece of history or a family heirloom? On my cousin's recent visit to the Bay Area from Hawaii with her husband and 2-month-old son, Sol, she, my sister, my cousin, Mike, and I received pieces of jewelry from our grandparents. Along with them, our grandmother told us when she received them. They were either given to her from our fathers, her sons, as gifts or from my grandfather on his trips when he was in the military.

I received a gold bracelet from Laos and a matching ring that is missing a ruby-like stone. No problem, I'll get the stone replaced. But how cool it is to have a piece of something that my grandmother has kept for decades? I hope to pass it down to my children someday. Whether it was purchased out of a vending machine or a street vendor, it will increase in value over the years.

Coming October 1st, Stella & Dot will be kicking off so many great things! If I thought September was great, October is going to freakishly amazing.

DESIGN STUDIO
Blythe Harris and the design team will be bringing us Limited Edition pieces on a monthly basis for you and I to purchase. Remember that rare collector's item I was talking about? Now there are more chances to get one of your very own Stella & Dot Limited Edition pieces like these:


Yes, that's vintage CoCo Chanel.



This is the French Deco. There are only 200 of these necklaces! Your box will receive a numbered certificate if you are lucky enough to have one of these!



Also comes in a sapphire-like blue.


Also not pictured here is a Black La Coco Clutch and a Snakeskin Lafayette!

STYLE SOCIETY
This is our loyalty program. By being part of the Style Society, you have access to purchase items from the Design Studio. Also, you can be entered into exclusive monthly giveaways. There are four easy ways to be a part of this Style Society:
1) Host a trunk show with sales of at least $500 within the last 6 months.
2) Be a Top Shopper and spend $300 with Stella & Dot within the last 6 months.
3) Be a Popular Guest and make a purchase at 2 different trunk shows, in person or online, within the last 6 months.
4) Be a Stylist! - I am! Are you? Join my team!

HOLIDAY COLLECTION
More new pieces!!! Be sure to check my site at www.stelladot.com/Bernadette on October 1st.

TRUNK SHOW TREASURE
September's Trunk Show Treasure was a the Double Wrap Pyramid Bracelet at $20 off when you spend $50 or more. Now, when you spend $50 or more at a Trunk Show, online or in person, you can get the Renegade Layering Necklace, Renegade Cluster Ring or Renegade Hoop Earrings at 25% OFF! Discount will be taken off automatically.


BE A STYLIST!
I would love for you to join my team as a Stylist. Stella & Dot is extending the September offers to October. That means:
- For $199, get $450 in free jewelry! (Regularly $350)
- Plus a Black Leather Wristlet! ($74)
Have a Launch Party Trunk Show in October and get all the above, PLUS:
- The jewelry rewards
- 25% commission on its sales
- A free signature leather pouch that you cannot buy as a customer or as a Stylist!
- Earn possibly additional $500-$3000 in free jewelry in your first 100 days!

Sorry, September, I think I just might love October more!

Happy October and Happy Fall!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1000 Check-Ins



I received the above badge from FourSquare on my recent breakfast outing with Julia in Livermore. I had 1000 check-ins. And 21 badges. According to Yelp, I have 1085 check-ins, have been the Queen of Carson City, Nevada and got up to #12 in the Seattle area on my last trip to Seattle, one year ago. I love Yelp and all the coupons/deals I get just for checking in. I rarely check-in on Facebook unless it's something cool (to each their own), or I just want to be annoying and tag everyone I'm with. The last time I tagged someone was DB and I was talking smack on our recent trip to Umigo Racing in Livermore. For the record, I did not 'smoke' him.

I typically check-in just before I leave a place, not the very moment that I arrive. You really shouldn't make it known of your exact whereabouts, especially if you're alone. Recently, a friend's husband was with our group for dinner while his wife was in Southern California on business. He jokingly thanked God that she wasn't there so she wouldn't tag him at the dinner. "We might as well put a big sign on our front yard saying WE'RE NOT HOME! COME ON IN AND STEAL OUR STUFF!" I don't think folks should add their homes as a check-in spot. I don't add anyone I don't know on FourSquare. On Yelp, I don't really care.

Call it nerdy, a waste of time, but I think it's just fun to see where I've been, who I know that is close by, how many other users are there, what fun badges these companies come up with, etc. For the companies, it's great to know who is visiting their stores, restaurants, etc. They should really reward their customers more with this. Yelp is pretty good at this.

It also got competitive between DB and I for a moment, especially for our check-in to our local favorite sushi restaurant. And when Roo was still working with me, we'd battle out Mayorship of our place of work. It would be funny when DB and I would check-in somewhere and a list of people's profile photos would pop up of who else was there and sometimes we'd see someone eating alone and say "That's Jill S.!" And of course we'd never go up to them, wink, and say, "Hey, I saw you on FourSquare." Unless of course, I'm a few drinks in and just having a good time. I sometimes enjoy making people feel a bit uncomfortable.

There's a check-in app that only one of my friends use called Miso. You check-in with what you're watching. I think I'm going to remove it. I don't use it anymore. I check-in enough.

Which check-in apps do you use?

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Learning

"POV's The Learning tells a surprising tale of immigration, globalization and America's shifting position in the 21st century. When the United States took possession of the Philippines in 1898, American teachers set up the islands' public school system. English was established as the language of instruction and remains so to this day. Today in the Philippines, there is a large pool of trained, motivated, English-speaking teachers, especially in high school math, science and special education. In their country, these teachers receive poverty-level salaries, making them prized recruitment targets for many U.S. school districts, especially those in cash-strapped inner cities. While a salary in one of these urban districts may be low by American standards, it can be as much as 25 times a teacher's salary in the Philippines." - The Learning. I heard about it on a segment on KCBS 740 AM radio this morning.

As I began my commute, I had the radio off and was thinking about a conversation I had with my future Mother-In-Law on Friday about our future, our commutes, and our careers. She mentioned that she wished her children had gotten their real estate license. DB basically did everything regarding the purchase of our home and did really well with the help of his mother. And I was offered a chance to get my real estate license when I was 20 or 21-years-old by a regular of mine and his wife at The Bridges Golf Course. I did say yes, obtained the DVDs and watched one of them, but I regretfully did not follow through with it. I should actually look this man up, apologize and probably discuss this again.

After our conversation, I thought that it may be another thing I can dabble in. (Oh, God. Another one?) I do work in a law firm that specializes in real estate and construction defects so resources come aplenty, I have a future Mother-In-Law that is so incredibly helpful, and I am always wanting to learn and be a well-rounded person. Moving forward with this idea is still up in the air and DB' initial reaction to all this was "it's too much work." I agree that it is a lot of work. But not sure if I agree it's 'too' much work. You have to know so much about the area, how it is developing, its history and each house has its own history, financing, rates, laws,... I want to and try to keep up to date as much as I can with what's happening in my new town, my neighborhood, support local businesses and current events. Thinking about this, it led me to turn on the radio to learn more about what's going on outside of my own little world and be in the know.

These Filipino teachers from 'The Learning' are recruited to come to the United States and teach inner city kids. They leave their families in their home country, make 25 times more and are able to make a difference in many people's lives, here in the US and improve the lives of their families. Some people argue that immigrants come to the US, take citizens jobs and send their earnings back to their home country and it's not re-used in the US economy. I don't support this just because I am also Filipino. I am in favor of this because -

...they know the language. Some immigrants that come to the US do not know the language and have no intention of learning the language. Yet, we have translators, translated forms, etc. to assist them in living in the country. I think the immigrants that want to remain in this country must know the language in order to become citizens.

...they are educating people. When we were in the market for a new home, good schools were important to me. California is cutting education budgets. It is now hard for students to get into a State College. Students that are enrolled, it takes longer to graduate because there are fewer classes that are available. It is even hard to get a job at McDonalds according to news articles. I know folks that are home schooling their children because they're not satisfied with the school systems. I know folks that pay $10,000 - $18,000 in tuition per school year in grade school, middle school and high school and homework is assigned with misspellings and grammatical errors. Correspondences via email to the parents are sloppy. I will raise hell if I see any of that from my children's teachers. Take the majority of Filipino households in the United States and you will find that their children are raised knowing they need to get good grades, go to college, and do everything they need to do to get there. And all while needing to be respectful. Some American kids could really use the Filipino fist that I know of and teach them more than just their ABCs. I am OK with them sending their pay to an impoverishment of a country in exchange for brightening the future of our country's youth. I commend all teachers who remain being teachers today and those that are studying to become a teacher. We really need more people like you.

...specifically, they are educating inner city kids. Take poverty-stricken educators from a third-world country and throw them into an inner city school system, perhaps not only were these educators cheaper to pay, they're more willing and have not yet given up on this class of students. I am all for organizations that want to grow a tree in Brooklyn.

I want to keep learning. There ARE kids out there that want to as well. Kids want to be astronauts, pilots, artists, basketball players, and bless their hearts, they want to be teachers. It is nice to know that a mother from across the country is encouraging me to do more and mothers turned teachers keep those dreams and aspirations alive of our inner city youth as they're oceans apart from their own blood.

I am looking forward to watching this film.



Buy the Film

For home or educational use
Women Make Movies
(212) 925-0606 x360

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fashion's Night Out - Sept. 8, 2011

Stella & Dot was a big hit in NYC to kick off Fashion Week. Blythe Harris was there to talk about our new Fall line, including our handbags, and had our limited edition pieces displayed. See the below video and models working it on the runway.


Not every item available is needed to be displayed. Simple.

Model wearing the Lido Necklace, not yet available

Model wearing the Noir Pendant, not yet available


What do you think of the new pieces?

And what we've been waiting for, here is Stella & Dot in VOGUE Magazine. Please pick up the October 2011 issue. If you stop by my table at any announced events or host a trunk show with me, the Panther Pendant will definitely be there for you and your guests to try on.


And for those of you who love watching Keeping Up with The Kardashians, here is Kourtney Kardashion wearing the Festival 'Til Dawn bib that is being discontinued. It is now available for $99, originally $198. Get it today!


Shop at www.stelladot.com/Bernadette

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kaenyama in Fremont - Stella & Dot & 50% Off Bar Drinks - 10/1/11



50% Off All Bar Drinks???
An exclusive discount on celebrity-adored Stella & Dot jewelry and handbags???

YES!! Only at Kaenyama this Saturday, October 1st.

Come see and try on the newest pieces of the Stella & Dot's Fall jewelry collection, including their entire line of leather handbags that are of the same luxurious quality and made in the same factories as Marc Jacobs, Coach, and Kate Spade but cost 20% less. The handbags are featured in September's InStyle magazine, while the jewelry has been in InStyle numerous times, plus in Redbook, Lucky, Ladies Home Journal, Fitness, O Magazine, and our Panther Pendant will be in Vogue's October 2011 issue.
Get great gifts for yourself, birthdays, promotions, or even the holidays! It's never too early.


Spend $50* and get $10 off
*Before tax & shipping

Not into jewelry? All bar drinks are 50% off! What a deal! Their Kaenyama Martini is amazing, they have a great wine selection and Sapporo is on draft.

Get together with friends for dinner and sit at the Teppanyaki Grill, or at a table and order the Pink Lady, Spring Flower or Lobster Roll. They're delicious! Let me make a reservation for you and your entire party gets something special!!! Contact me directly for details.

See you Saturday night!!!

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Shop at http://www.stelladot.com/Bernadette
LIKE me on FB at http://www.facebook.com/StellaDotBernadette
http://www.kaenyama.com/

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Looking for my 100th LIKE



Offer stands until I get my 100th 'LIKE'. As a consumer myself, I rarely sign up for e-newsletters and only follow companies on Facebook that I really like, am a repeat customer for, and if they're a company that does not flood my timeline with more than 2-3 postings in one day. Please rest assured that I will not post more than 2-3 times a day, mostly it's just one per day. For those on my e-newsletter list, I only send out a blast 1-2 times a month.

Who and What do WE win? I am looking for my 100th Like. Since I am 24 shy and still want the 76 people that like my page already to have a chance at winning, my 100th Like and their friends can win! When you "Share" or "Invite Friends" to Like my page, they might be the 100th one to do so. If they are, I will ask the WINNER to provide me the names of 10 of their friends that also Like my page and they will win as well! You and your friends could win gift certificates ranging from $10-$50 to use on Stella & Dot products! Must contact me directly to redeem.

Good Luck!