New Shopping Experience Coming Soon

Last October we celebrated six years at the Schulze Dr. store, and back in April we celebrated a whopping 28 years in business! Wow. Looking back it’s awesome to reflect on how Yelton’s has evolved, our amazing staff members, and of course, our customers that have been with us for years, and even generations. I have to say, I am so grateful to be part of a company that puts people first, offers a fun working environment, and knows how to adapt.

Speaking about adapting, I’m happy to announce that changes are on the horizon once again. Since Monday we’ve been working alongside the demo crew, electricians, designers and more. All of this to deliver you a better shopping experience. Because, you’re worth it!

For a long time Mark and I have dreamed about creating a more private shopping area within the store. This project is that vision coming to life and we are excited to use this new space to bring new one-of-a-kind items to Yelton’s. Think big. Think bling. Think personal.

We can’t wait to share more details once the dust settles. In meantime, I’d like to give a huge shout out to all of the local companies that have made this renovation possible. Thanks to KDM and the fabulous Samantha for the creative, Schumacher-Dugan for the demo and rebuild, as well as our friends at Biz-Com electric, JP Flooring and Lighting EFX. You’re doing awesome!

Summer Planning

It’s hard to believe that another school year has passed us by. Soon, I’ll be the mother of a 7th grader and a 4th grader! Wow, time flies. It seems like just yesterday that they were crawling around in diapers.

While it’s always hard to see your kids grow up, I have to say, my boys are at a really fun age. They’re old enough to get around and appreciate new experiences, but not quite to those teenage years where they’ll want to start doing their own thing (sniff).

With summer on the horizon, I’m going to take advantage of their time and attention while I still have it. As a family we’ve already been planning! There are so many new things popping up around us, it’s really hard to choose. Here are some of the activities that have made it to the top of our list so far …

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Liberty Center

Of course, a day at Liberty Center is always fun. While the boys are more than happy to hang out at Foot Locker and Dicks, I’ve got a few other ideas. I see there are a lot of new restaurants opening, and a Farmers Market every Tuesday. Fresh food, sign me up!

Top Golf

I know my family is really excited for Top Golf to open! Trent had the opportunity to visit one last summer on his trip to DC and he can’t stop bragging about it. Every time we drive the construction site on 1-75 we note any progress. I know we’ll be there soon after the opening. Has anyone ever been?

Bike Rides

One of the items on my Mother’s Day wish list was a “Townie” bike, and I’m happy to report that my boys came through for me! On those beautiful summer days I’ll be showing off my new ride on the Loveland Bike Trail. Where else should we go? If you have a favorite bike trail, send it my way.

Cooperstown

One of our summer getaways will include a visit to Cooperstown, NY for a baseball tournament. This should be an amazing trip! Along with the tournament we’re building in a couple of extra days to visit state parks, and possibly even detour to Niagara Falls on our way home! Do you have any favorite places in that region that we should put on our “must see” list?

No matter what you have in store for the summer, don’t forget to get out of the office and enjoy some family time! I’m certainly going to sit back, sip a few glasses of wine, and enjoy these warmer days while we still have them. Before we know it, summer will be over and we’ll be back to our everyday school routine. Gah, did I really just say that?!

So, what’s on your agenda?

Treat Yourself On Mother’s Day

I’ll be the first to admit that my husband is VERY good to me. That said, sometimes (ahem, a lot of times) I still like to treat myself. After all, the only person that knows exactly what you need at any given moment is yourself, right? That last minute massage, those retail therapy purchases, and, that perfectly purple manicure. If you ask me, those aren’t selfish acts. They’re part of the Tina self-care package.

(Mark, I know you’re laughing)

As Mother’s we work hard. Not to mention the things that we balance in addition to our children. Careers. Partners. Parents. Forever friends. Umm, life. Sometimes at the end of a long day I sit down, stare into space, and think, “Phew, I made it.” Ladies, who’s with me?

First of all, a big shout out and a high five to my fellow Mother’s out there. Second of all, with Mother’s Day just around the corner and I encourage you all to treat yourself! To people that are constantly taking care of others I know the idea of splurging on YOU might be difficult, but c’mon YOU deserve it! Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas … 

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  • Good Reads: Books are a great gift to self. I love getting lost in a story, and I also appreciate the alone time. Lately I’ve had my eye on The Lake House by Kate Morton.
  • Retail Therapy: Whether it’s a new outfit, a piece of shiny bling, or a purse that you’ve been eyeing, buy something that will make you feel beautiful! I may have upgraded my Stitch Fix order to a double box in May.
  • Pampering: If you’re craving some relaxation, make your way to the spa. A mani-pedi combo is a good mood booster, but if you can make a day of it. Book a massage, enjoy a facial, or simply sit quietly in the steam room.
  • A Night Out: Sometimes I find that a night out is the best medicine. Grab a girlfriend, or invite the hubby and kids. Whether it’s your favorite restaurant or a theatrical event, find a good reason to get out of the house. Maybe even pull out those heels?

Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you follow through! Mother’s Day is your opportunity to sit back, relax and splurge a little bit. Get it!

Great Looks For Spring

Lately, I’ve been looking up and thinking, “what is that orange thing in the sky?” Oh yeah, the sun! Finally. I’m sure hoping that Old Man Winter is on his way out. Looking at the forecast these 70 and 80 degree temps have me thinking that we may be skipping over spring and heading straight into summer. No complaints from this girl!

With the change of season, I’m excited to get my accessory wardrobe up to speed. Ladies, it’s time to dig through those jewelry boxes and let your spring pieces shine. If you’re looking for ideas, here are some trends that I love:

Monogram Pieces

I can’t quite figure it out, but there is something about spring that draws me towards my monogram pieces. If you too want to show off your identity stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers! From the Tacori Monogram collection to 100% custom pieces, we offer a wide selection of personalized jewelry so that you can enter this season in style.

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Hints Of Color

Every spring wardrobe needs a healthy dose of color! Luckily, bold, colorful pieces are on trend this season so there are plenty of fabulous pieces to choose from. As a Tacori girl who loves blue tones, I’m personally drawn to the Island Rains collection. Can you blame me?

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Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold jewelry is the perfect representation of warmth and sunshine. Bonus points if it comes with sparkling white diamond accents! If you’re looking for a piece to warm up your wardrobe, browse through the Hearts On Fire collections. Lariat necklaces, stunning stud earrings, fashion rings and more! There are so many great pieces to choose from.

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Durable Jewelry

If you’re a busy mom like me spring is synonymous with sports. From practice, to games, to locating missing jerseys, I feel like we are always on the go. If you’re looking for jewelry that can keep up, I highly recommend Midas Sports Bracelets. Wear these to the next baseball or soccer game, and you’ll have all of the other moms talking. Who says you can’t look fabulous in the dirt?

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Along with getting the right look, spring is also a great time to give your existing jewelry pieces a bit of a facelift. Every time you change your clocks, plan to bring your rings in to have them checked and cleaned. Simple and easy to remember! When you leave you’ll feel better knowing your stones are safe, and you’ll also appreciate that fresh dose of sparkle!

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Happy Spring Everyone! Once you’ve sifted through your jewelry boxes for your favorite spring pieces, bring them by the store and give them some love. If you mention this blog we’ll take 20% off of any maintenance including rhodium plating, prong adjustments and more! We’ll also throw in a free small jewelry cleaner while we’re at it.

Bling For Spring

We’ve returned from our great RV adventure and I have to say, wow! What an amazing few weeks it has been. I hope many of you were able to follow our spring break journey across the country. I’ll admit it. Before leaving, I wasn’t quite sure how I would do camping, but it was a blast. I recommend this exact trip to everyone. I plan to create a replica of our itinerary for those that have requested it, if you want a copy too, let me know!

With the open road behind me, I am already gearing up for a different kind of fun. Spring fashion trends are blossoming, bridal season is already booming and ahem, Mother’s Day is just 38 days away! It’s such an exciting time to come back to work and I can’t wait to find the perfect home for all of this fabulous jewelry that we have at the store.

If you ask me there’s no better way to kick off this shopping season than our upcoming Tacori Spring Bling event …

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Join us Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th to get in on the fun! For the couples we’ll have jaw-dropping engagement rings and matching wedding band sets. For Mother’s Day there will plenty of stunning pieces to help you express your sentiment. And, if you’re looking to splurge on a little piece for yourself I’d be happy to show off the Tacori fashion collection. There’s something for everyone and believe me, you’re not going to want to miss out on these weekend only deals!

Visit Yeltons.com to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Wedding Band Weekend

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Spring is on its way, which means that wedding season is just around the corner! As a jeweler, I have to say this is one of my favorite times of the year. The happy couples. The ooey-gooey love stories. Ahem, the beautiful bling. I love it all.

If you’re planning to say “I Do” this summer, be sure to stop by for Wedding Band Weekend at Yelton Fine Jewelers! On Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th we’re offering both wedding bands and engagement rings for buy one, get one 50% off*. It’s a great opportunity to express your love and save. #winning

Until the big event, here are a few wedding band facts to keep you entertained …

  • Forever, Always: By design wedding bands are a complete circle, with no beginning and no end. Throughout history this shape has represented eternity and everlasting love.
  • Straight To The Heart: The wedding band is traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand. Why you ask? Because the vein in this finger was believed to lead directly to the heart.
  • Cultural Differences: Even today, in many European countries the wedding ring is worn on the right finger, not the left. In Jewish tradition the ring goes on the index finger instead.
  • His And Hers: The tradition of both the bride and groom wearing a wedding band wasn’t popular until the twentieth century. Back in the day, only the ladies got the bling. Guys, I say go for it!
  • Tons Of Gold: Each year in the United States roughly seventeen tons of gold are used to make wedding rings. Not to mention all of the other alternative materials that designers are using these days.

For more information and to RSVP for Wedding Band Weekend, hop on over to Yeltons.com. I’m looking forward to seeing you all then!

* Valid 3/18/16 and 3/19/16. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Some exclusions apply, see store for details.

Happy Birthday Ty

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It’s a special day in the Yelton family. Today, our first born, Ty, is turning another year older. Where does time go? I definitely don’t miss the diaper days, but man, it’s tough seeing your kids grow up so fast!

I know I’m obligated to say this because I’m his mother, but it’s true. Ty is one cool kid. He’s smart. He’s sweet. He has a big heart. I love him because his outlook on life is so innocent and refreshing. In a very particular order he puts God first, his family second, and baseball third. Can’t blame him. 

For his birthday this year Ty has three wishes …

  1. A healed leg so that he can play in Cooperstown
  2. Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast
  3. A bike, for when his leg is back in action

Happy birthday Ty! We’re all praying that you’re back on both feet soon. In the meantime, I don’t think those Cinnamon Rolls should be a problem. Love ya bud!

All American Spring Break

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Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is already behind us? Slow down 2016, you’re going too fast! As we march forward, the next big thing that’s in store for the Yelton’s is Spring Break. Time off. Sunshine. Family bonding. Yes, please.

Looking back on the vacations that we’ve taken in the past, I decided it’s time for the boys to experience a real, All-American road trip. This is something I used to love as a kid. My parents would pack us in their wood-paneled station wagon and we’d hit the road to Florida. Of course I sat backwards for the entire 15 to 20 hour drive. Who wouldn’t?

These days, we’re so caught up in the ongoing hustle and bustle that our longest car rides are to the airport and back. Well, that’s all about to change, and I can’t wait to see what the boys think. If you see our kiddos around town, just try to keep your lips sealed as this is a big surprise for them!

The Crew

A true road trip wouldn’t be complete without family friends. We’re so excited that the Crawford’s have agreed to join us! Rocky will drive and I will stand in as his fearless navigator. Fingers crossed, I don’t get us lost. Mark and Becky will manage all of our accommodations, and they’ve also signed up for the biggest job of them all … keeping the little ones in line. The kids have one task only and that’s to have fun.

The Attire

Of course, I’m planning to dress the part. I’ve already ordered Becky and I hats that read, “I’m a happy camper”. Also hoping we find a few Laundromats along the way to keep our wardrobe fresh and clean.

The Agenda

The first lag of our trip will be a flight to Phoenix. From there we’ll get in a cab to pick up our RV in Mesa. Yes, I said it … Tina in an RV. Can you picture it? From there the fun begins …

We’ll kick it off with a Cincinnati Reds Training game, followed by a delicious meal at Culinary Dropout. And then it’s off to LA. The little ones want to drive down Rodeo Drive to see all of the expensive cars, and the moms are hoping to get their toes in the sand. Bliss.

After leaving LA we’ll scoot up the coast to San Jose and then spend a couple of nights in San Francisco. Our current wish list includes Lombard Street, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. With any luck the Golden State Warriors will be home and we’ll be able to scalp some nosebleeds. Anyone out there have a hook-up?

Once we’ve soaked up all that California has to offer we’ll make our way to our final destination … good ol’ Las Vegas. There we plan to visit the Hoover Dam, Tanked, and a few of the fun car garages (see, there’s a theme). We’ll top it off with a Zipline ride down Fremont Street and a few kid-friendly shows.

All of that in a seven to nine day timeframe and then it’s homeward bound. Phew! I have no doubt that we’ll leave with memories that will last us a lifetime.

Is anyone else doing anything exciting for Spring Break this year? If you have any must-see stops for us to explore while we are gone, send them my way! I’m also taking RV tips too … I’m guessing there won’t be a lot of showers in my future.

LeVian Trunk Show

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I’m pumped to announce that in just over a week LeVian will be paying us a visit! Stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers on February 11th from 10AM to 6PM to take advantage of this one day only trunk show. Ladies, when we’re talking about jewelry as fine as this, there are no excuses.

  1. Make an appointment.
  2. Grab a friend.
  3. Prepare for chocolate diamond overload.

It’s going to be amazing, and if you RSVP in advance we’ll throw in an additional 20% off discount. Combine that with our special, fifteen-month-interest-free financing* and I would say it’s a perfect opportunity to splurge on some chocolate. Who’s with me?

If you have any questions about the jewelry collections or the event, don’t hesitate to give me a shout. If you’re ready to RSVP head on over to Yeltons.com.

*Qualified purchases only 

 

Beautiful Bling, For Less

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While it’s only January, at Yelton Fine Jewelers, we’ve got spring on our minds. From color to shine, there are so many great things in store, but first … it’s out with the old. In order to make room for all of the 2016 styles, I’ve been sifting through our inventory and adding items to our markdown case on the daily. So ladies, if you’re looking for fabulous bling at affordable prices, the time is now!

Rings, bracelets, and everything in between, there are some amazing items in there. Stop by the store to check them out for yourself! As a bonus, if you mention that you saw this blog I’ll toss in a pair of Yelton sunglasses with your purchase. After all, if you shop with us you certainly have an #eyeforjewelry (wink).