Monday, December 12, 2011

Trendy Christian Jewelry

Need a special and unique gift for a special Christian gal?  Our Holy Trinity bracelets are hand-crafted and one of a kind.  

And making them even more special, all profits are donated to BrightPoint for Children, which provides basic needs and education for impoverished children.
Sterling silver cross and heart among three sterling silver beads signify the Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit surrounded by genuine gemstone beads of your choosing.

Wear them alone or stacked in beautiful color combinations

We also offer the beautiful "Life of Christ" bracelet which tells the story of Jesus in beads.

Come shop with us! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Silicone Band Watches are Recommended by Health Professionals

Silicone Watches, made popular by Sandra Bullock, have received a lot of press in the fashion jewelry world over the last year, touting their low prices, wonderful colors, and lightweight, comfortable fit, as great selling points. However, one of the least mentioned reports – and most important – is the health benefits from wearing silicone based wrist watches.

Silicone watches are made from silicone, a resilient, rubber-like material which is also used in popular, kitchen utensils and cookware, as well as hundreds and hundreds of other uses. Silicone watches are light-weight, flexible, hypo-allergenic and can withstand high temperatures, making them the preferred watch in the health and medical industry. Unlike typical wrist watches, silicone watches reduce bacteria that are commonly associated with metal, cloth and plastic watches.

Silicone watches are comfortablesince they are lightweight and it do not irritate the skin. And, since they are available in so many styles and colors, and due to their low cost, these items have become the perfect accessory!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pennies make cute jewelry.

Our newest items at The Trendy Boutique are cut out pennies.  You can wear them as jewelry, carry in your purse or give as gifts or party favors.

To make a necklace, add a string.

To make a bracelet, add nylon loops.

These adorable coins are affordable and fun!  Just $3.00 each and we will include nylon cords for bracelets.  Check them out here -

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Fall is my favorite season, hands down.  I love the weather, the holidays and the start of school and football season!  Here in Georgia, the weather tends to stay hot through most of September, so I consider October 1st to be the official start of Fall. 

There are two things I don't like about Fall.  I don't care at all for Halloween, just never have in my adult life, although I liked it as a child.  I don't really have a great reason, just don't get excited about it.  The other is my oldest daughter going back to college, but I know she is in a happy place and we get to visit often enough.

Fall is also when we get to participate in gift shows with the boutique and meet lots of great people.  We'll be setting up many weekends between October 1st and early December.  Lots to do to get ready!

If you can't find us locally, check out our great items at The Trendy Boutique for gift giving season.  And here's a gift for you - coupon code TRENDYBLOG for 10% off total purchase!

Happy Fall!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Double Baptism

Both of my girls were baptized this year - Krista in February and Shannon in August.  We go to a mega-church where this is a really big deal because you do a video testimony on the big screen in front of thousands live plus all those watching on-line worldwide.  The baptismal pool is up high so you're very much on display.  Although we had them both baptized as babies, we are so proud of our girls for coming to the decision to do this on their own.

I got them each a gift from my boutique for the occasion.  Since they both love to wear necklaces, a cross seemed appropriate.  Each has her own style so the necklaces are quite different.

Shannon likes to wear trendy unique jewelry and enjoys words expressing her faith. So I chose a hand-stamped open circle with "Faith, Family, Friends" inscribed with a petite cross charm in the middle.  She adores the necklace and wears it often.

Krista is younger and still likes "sparkly" things so I chose a cubic zirconia cross for her.  She loves the necklace and wears it to dress up.

The Holy Trinity bracelet and Life of Christ bracelet are also hugely popular baptism or confirmation gifts.

Click here to see all our hand-stamped jewelry.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

French Riviera

My favorite part of our European vacation was our day in Monaco and Cannes, France.

Cathedral where Prince Albert married Princess Charlene

View of Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Grand Casino in background

Famous steps of the Cannes International Film Festival

Monday, August 8, 2011


I just got back from a two week vacation in Europe with my wonderful family.  It was my 25th wedding anniversary and we decided to celebrate with a Mediterranean cruise with our two beautiful daughters. We started in Rome and travelled to Portofino (Italy), the island of Corsica (France), Cannes (France), Monoco & Monte Carlo, Barcelona (Spain) and the island of Mallorca (Spain).

Here are a few photos of the Italy part of the trip.

 Coliseum - Rome


 Pantheon - Rome

 Vatican - Rome
 Pizza every day!

 Portofino - so beautiful

We brought our personalized cosmetic cases from The Trendy Boutique!

I will be posting France next!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

signature jewelry

Letter perfect look! A decade after Sarah Jessica Parker first rocked her CARRIE necklace on "Sex and the CIty", moniker baubles are back.  Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspon, Evan Rachel Wood, Taylor Swift and Rhianna are fans.  They add a personal touch to any outfit.

It's not necessary to spend a fortune for a sterling or gold custom piece!  At The Trendy Boutique, we have a selection of very fashionable and affordable necklaces.  Have your name or initials cut from acrylic in the color of your choice, including Aqua Rain, Black, Brown, Copper, Fairy Dust, Fizzy Grape, Frosted, Gold, Gold Dust, Grass Green, Marble Lime, Marble Pink, Mirror, Orange, Pearl, Red, Royal, Royal Rain, Ruby Slipper, Silver, Silver Dust, Starry Night, Snow Dust, Translucent Blue, Translucent Green, Translucent Red, White, and Yellow.

Wear your name...
your initials...
one initial in lowercase...

one initial uppercase (in "mirror" acrylic)...
Initials in a key...

Visit our entire selection at www.thetrendyboutique.comClick here for personalized acrylic jewelry.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I am now on Pinterest after receiving recommendations from several people.  I hear it is very addicting, we'll see.  So far I am pinning only things from my boutique, but I will soon be out exploring boards and beginning the "re-pinning" process.  I don't really need something else to get addicted to that takes up more of my time, but at least I don't have an iphone and play Words with Friends or Angry Birds all day!

If you are on Pinterest and would like to follow me at "julies527", I will follow back and check out your boards.

Due to popular demand, our FREE WATCH special will continue through this weekend! Details here -

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fun Holiday Shopping - Get A Free Watch!

For those who love to shop during holidays, here is a fabulous special for you.

Get a FREE silicone band watch with purchase
Here's how to get one of our hugely popular jelly watches (value $18-$20) FREE!

  1. Place an order for $25 or more (before shipping & handling) from  It can be anything you choose, even more watches!
  2. Enter FREEWATCH in the coupon code field at checkout. Do NOT include your free watch selection in your order.
  3. After your order is placed, you will receive an email asking for your free watch choice.
Spend just $25 and get a $20 watch for free!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fun Summer Trend - The Crossbody Bag

I love the cross body bag trend.  Not only are cross body bags trendy and chic, but they are casual and functional. Choose a cross body bag that will give you a cool and hip look every time you sling it over your shoulder. Our convertible cross body bags make it easy for you to convert your cross body into a shoulder bag in one simple step.  These bags are great for carrying your cell phone, lipstick and keys without a bulky purse.  Teens love these!  My own daughters are modeling their designs here.


The Trendy Boutique cross body bags are designed by you!  Choose from over 50 designs for the two bag sections.  You also choose your strap color.

Happy Friday!


Monday, June 6, 2011

School Supplies Needed in Kenya

In the pre-school class at Ereri Primary in Kenya, the children practice lessons by writing in the dirt. Although their basic needs are being provided by BrightPoint for Children sponsorships, the need for school supplies and learning materials is still unfulfilled. It is the goal to get more sponsors to fill this important need and improve the education of these young children.
 In the higher grades in the same community, the older children have few writing materials and share just a few worn and outdated textbooks.
At The Trendy Boutique, we can help with this need by donating 100% of our Christian Bracelets profit to this cause.  It is amazing how what seems like a small amount of money to us, can go very far in improving the education of these impoverished children.  We began with this earlier post.
These pictures are my own daughters, who love to stack the bracelets in various colors.
 These gorgeous bracelets make great gifts and help children in need.  Won't you visit our site and take a look?

Friday, May 27, 2011


Today is my birthday so I feel a bit nostalgic. When I was growing up, Memorial Day weekend was always the official start of summer. I grew up in the northeastern states so the weather went along with that concept.  Now I've lived in the south my entire adult life including college, and summer seems to start with Spring Break.  In the south, school gets out earlier so families are heading on summer vacations and kids are headed to the pool in early May.  In early August, school begins a new year.  Something about that has never felt quite right. I feel nostalgic for my childhood days of summer lasting from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Summer is flip flop season, so check out our flops that you can design yourself!  Click here.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trendy Giving

Earlier this month we began a fundraising campaign where 100% of the profits from our Faith jewelry is donated to BrightPoint for Children, a Christ-centered, child sponsorship organization through which sponsors can provide for the basic needs and education of impoverished children wherever they may live.  BrightPoint enables children to:
  •  Receive needed food, clothing, shelter, health care and adult care.
  • Attend school and receive a quality education.
  • Graduate with a secondary school education.
We introduced two items, hand made by a local jewelry designer.  The “HolyTrinity" bracelet includes a sterling silver cross and heart among three sterling silver beads signifying the Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit surrounded by precious stone beads of aurora borealis, czech glass, fire polished crystal, onyx, jade and quartz.

The “Life of Christ” bracelet represents the life of Jesus Christ.  It is handcrafted in sterling silver,   amethyst, onyx, glass and quartz.  It comes in a beautiful gift box with the story printed on the top showing you how to follow the beads in the story.

We will continue fundraising ongoing for this worthwhile charity.