I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

February - 5 - 2013

Thanks to all of you who commented or liked my post on Facebook about the Pick Up Sticks blog. We have three winners, drawn from the proverbial app hat. . . Drum roll, please! The runners-up are Vicky Terry Smith and Cydne Cochran!  Please go to www. shop.pickupsticks.net and choose the style of initial you like best, the letter you prefer, and then provide that information along with your mailing address to this blog at ilovenewmexico1@gmail.com.  We’ll ship your initial with a 20″ stainless steel necklace as soon as we have that information. The grand prize of a 36 ”  [ Read More ]

January - 22 - 2013

  The rules of blogging are very clear.  Never, ever, ever apologize for not posting.  But I have to say to those of you who are faithful followers of I Love New Mexico – Sorry.  I’ve had some niggling health issues, and I’m working very hard on them, but that doesn’t keep me from being a devoted follower of everything New Mexican.  I’m back, mostly, and I plan to get on track with posting about the things we love best here in the Land of Enchantment. I decided to create a new feature for 2013 – my list of New  [ Read More ]

June - 7 - 2011

We have a winner!  I threw everyone’s names in a hat and drew out Karyn H (see my reply to your comment Karyn, for instructions on how to reach me with your address).  She gets to go to the Pick Up Sticks Retail Website and choose a photo charm and trinket, which I’ll send to her on a 20 inch stainless steel chain.  Congrats! And for those of you who didn’t win, check out the retail website and choose something special for yourself.  You deserve it.

May - 24 - 2011

 Those you who know me well know exactly how I feel about Pick Up Sticks Jewelry.  If you follow this blog, you’ve already read the posts about my friends, Glena Henry and Sabrina Colson, who very successfully created a fun, clever and unique jewelry line that’s grown beyond all our wildest imaginings (read part 2 of the posts here). Pick Up Sticks is a  New Mexico success story – Glena and Sabrina are Quay County girls who now operate their business in Clovis (studio and warehouse) and Albuquerque (design).  I’m so proud of them and so excited about their success AND  [ Read More ]

February - 18 - 2010

Its a universal truth among humans that we all love to see a familiar face. We love the comfort of someone from home. We love the collective, “Hey, long time no see!” When I lived in North Carolina and went to the gas station, I was homesick for someone who would see me washing my windshield and recognize me as one of those Terry girls from Quay County (we all have such distinguishable noses –  nuff said – and deep blue eyes to offset the misfortune of the nose [thank you Granny Terry]) or someone who would ask me how  [ Read More ]

February - 9 - 2010

Also entitled:  “Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow – New Mexico Style” Marsha Sinetar wrote a book several years back entitled “Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow.”  Countless other wise folks have said the same thing in a number of different ways.  Even Buddha said that one of the main steps to achieving enlightenment was to discover the livelihood that’s right for you. My lifelong friends, Glena and Sabrina, did just that.  Here’s the story:  A little over ten years ago, Glena was teaching fifth graders in Grady, New Mexico, and Sabrina was living in Chandler,  [ Read More ]

February - 8 - 2010

The first day of second grade at Logan Elementary, when I was still an undersized, silly and scrawny mama’s baby who pretended almost every day to have a stomachache so that I could stay at home, I met Shelley Henry (now Shelley Wallin).   Shelley was taller and tougher than me (as was everyone else at Logan Elementary), even though she was only starting first grade, and she was ultimately cooler.   She showed up for the first day of school with a cast on her arm, which only made her cooler and tougher still.   Shelley was already tragically hip in the  [ Read More ]

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