Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our First Etsy Treasury!

We thought we'd give it a shot and it came out great! If you're looking for a personal gift, check out our TREASURY! Lovely items for you or someone you love!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

We were featured on ETSY'S FRONT PAGE today!

We're so proud to have one of mom's necklace's Featured on Etsy's Front Page! Thank you Etsy and all who visited our shop today! Because we're so excited, TODAY ONLY 4-10-10, we're running a special - FREE SHIPPING when you mention Etsy in the note to seller. Happy Shopping!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mother's Day

What a great holiday to celebrate the one's that give (or gave) of their lives on behalf of their children. Now that I am a mother, I really see all the sacrifices my mom made for me first hand. Not that I was unappreciative before, it's just that first hand experience always shines new light on things. For example, NO SLEEP. My kids are not infants anymore, not toddlers either... BUT for whatever reason each has to wake us up from a dead sleep at least once every night. Sometimes I get so worked up before I go to bed thinking they're going to freak me out with their wide eyes next to mine I can't GO to sleep. I've been trying this new natural stress reliever lozenge called "Bach's Rescue Remedy" - WOW. It really help's take the edge off my nerves and allows me to go to sleep quicker than before. I would HIGHLY recommend it. It's all natural - so no side effects... just results. I got mine at The Fruitful Yield, a health food store in my neighborhood. To all you mom's out there - hope you have a wonderful Mother's day filled with everyone you love and some peaceful slumber. And thank YOU mom for putting up with me at night. xo

Friday, March 26, 2010

Statement Necklaces

We've got some gorgeous new inventory Mom created! Come take a look at our statement necklaces! Current trend, but with a fantastic price!! To get the look, pair them with something simple for a classy statement. Enjoy!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Somebody Please Make It Warm So I Can Stop EATING!

I actually found a half eaten a piece of provolone cheese in my purse. I'm like an alcoholic that finds herself lying in the alley at dawn. Can somebody please make it warm, I need a popsicle, my gardening gloves and a tan! All I'm growing now is hair on my upper lip and I have no desire to see my Avon lady - Can somebody PLEASE make it warm?

Disillusioned in the Midwest - Ree

Is It Summer Yet?

HOLY COW we're suffering from MAJOR cabin fever. This weather is making me CRAZY! In order to avoid going crazy, I went to mom's to create some stuff. I packed up my kit and daughter and drove 13 miles to "play jewelry" with mom. That is such a highlight for me. For whatever reason, my creative juices don't flow very well at home - maybe is the weather, or the million interruptions (ha), I don't know. But go to mom's house and it's all there : ) Thanks mom!

These carnelian earrings are a product of my play date with mom; they totally remind me of summer. My daughter has been asking me everyday when it is spring? HA - spring in Chicago is usually a BLIP on the calender. Here's a pair mom made - Spring BEE - can you tell we've got warm weather on our minds??

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

Hearts for Haiti is an Etsy collective of hundreds of Etsy shops who have generously donated items to raise money so we can assist the relief efforts in Haiti. As of Sunday 2/7 they have raise OVER $28,000 for Doctors Without Borders. This shop has permission to use the Doctors Without Borders name and a separate bank account and PayPal account have been opened to maintain the integrity of this shop. This is an amazing opportunity to either make a donation/purchase OR donate one of your handmade items to their shop. God bless Haiti and all those who support her during these terrible times. This beautiful Haiti Heart pin was donated by SandhraLee's Etsy shop and can be purchased at Hearts for Haiti.

Monday, February 8, 2010

BEE Mine!

Is this a cool charm bracelet or what?? We call it BEE MINE - ha! It's currently on sale at The Jul-Ree Box for $22.00. Mention BLOGSPOT in the note to seller and you'll get FREE SHIPPING! We will reimburse you the shipping costs via Pay Pal.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Julia & Marie

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A New Twist On A Classic

I really enjoy creating wire wrapped crosses. They are so fun to make and the possibilities are endless. To me, the Cross symbolizes the ultimate sacrifice that was made on our behalf. John 3:16 is truly THE ULTIMATE love story. May the wonderful Lord bless you today.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Need a Unique Gift? Try Etsy!

In this world of cookie cutter department stores, you may think finding that PERFECT gift for your friend has gone by the way side. Instead of opting for a gift card, why don't you try ETSY? You'll find AMAZING creativity at affordable prices. Plus with over 150,000 vendors, you'll be sure to find something amazing for that special someone. There are items that range from humorous, to glamour, to crafty,to sweet, the list goes on and on! Give ETSY a shot and I believe your answer to that perfect gift is a click away!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Need an impressive gift for your Valentine? We've got some great jewelry for Valentine's Day! Check out our Etsy shop www.thejulreebox.etsy.com! Also, we still have FREE SHIPPING going on through the month of January - just mention JANUARY BIRTHDAY in the note to seller and we will reimburse you your shipping costs via Paypal. Have fun shopping!!