Door Number Two, A New Approach To The Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! There’s no denying it now … the holidays are upon us. If you’re a bit of a Type A, like me, you’re likely feeling the pressure. Out of nowhere my breezy fall has turned into a full-on marathon. I’ve found myself up at night stressing about planning holiday get togethers. My “spare time” is now 100% consumed with checking off wish lists. Not to mention the pressure of managing a retail store at this time of year {#icantevengothere}.

I know, I know. Tis the season of magic, thanks, and giving. But in order to get there it seems like there’s this hurdle of stress to jump over. Every. Single. Year. Anyone willing to validate me here?

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As I stare the holidays straight in the face, I feel like I have two options. Behind door number one I could let my overachieving nature get the best of me. I could stay up at night fixating on every single detail. I could make this holiday 100% magical for everyone I love, but sacrifice my own livelihood along the way. I could slap on that smiling face, but feel oh-so-exhausted inside.

I think we can all agree that door number one feels a bit less than ideal. Right?!

So, this year I’m choosing door number two. I’m not going to give up on spreading the cheer, but with every act I’m going to ensure that I’m also being kind to myself. I’m going to do my best to embrace those holiday imperfections, laughing at them instead of worrying about how I could have made it “better”. I’m going to smile, genuinely, because this year I’m going to set better boundaries {including my getting my nightly Zzzzs}.

It all starts today, on Thanksgiving. And, I’m happy to report that so far my new holiday strategy is going well.

This morning I woke up and chose NOT to rush into the kitchen. I enjoyed time with my boys at a slower pace and accepted the fact that dinner will be served eventually. From there decided to leave that pile of laundry by the stairwell and be present instead {it’s amazing how much you miss when you’re neurotically cleaning all of the time}. Now, as I prepare to turn in for the night I’m leaving those thoughts of Black Friday in the future. Instead, I’m appreciating the opportunity to reflect on a great day, my new perspective, and all of the things that I am grateful for.

Because it’s so much.

Xo

Tina

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Simon G Is Coming To Yelton

We are so lucky that Simon G has selected Yelton Fine Jewelers as one of the handful of stores that he’ll be visiting this year. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th if you would like to meet this talented man, browse his amazing collections, and maybe even walk out with something sparkly for yourself.

If you’ve been reading this blog or have ever met me in person you’re well aware of my obsession with Simon G. You might be wondering, of all of the jewelry designers I’ve encountered, why I’ve grown do fond of this one?! Well, here are just a few reasons …

LE4556Something For Everyone: The jewelry industry has no shortage of high-end designers, most of them with high-end price tags. What I love about Simon G is that he does what he can to ensure that his pieces are accessible to everyone.  With styles starting as low as $1,000 you don’t have to break the bank to experience luxury.

 

Attention To Detail: As designers become increasingly popular the small details often fall by the wayside. Well, I can confidently say this is NOT the case with Simon G. Over the years I’ve watched his collections evolve and the one theme that’s always apparent is his passion for those tiny, handcrafted features. You can see it in every single piece.

LP4555Timeless Beauty: One thing that can be difficult about the jewelry industry is the tendency for trends to come and go. While Simon G. always works to incorporate cutting edge ideas and technology, his pieces are timeless. They’ll complement you just as much at year five, or even twenty, as they did on day one.

 

Don’t take it from me. Stop in next week to experience these works of art for yourself. The collections we’ll be showcasing include natural white diamonds, natural colored diamonds, vibrant colored gemstones, and an extremely unique colored gold collection. The only downside is that you’ll want them all.

To set up our individual appointment shoot me an e-mail {tine@yeltons.com}. We’ll get you set up to meet Simon, learn about his process, and try on his exquisite pieces in a private setting. Believe me, it’s an experience you won’t regret!