Friday, 31 July 2009


For a chance to win one of my lovely necklaces visit popular parenting website Gurgle. Login, enter and cross your fingers.
Good luck and happy weekend my lovelies x

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


This weekend while we waited for Mr C&B's callout to Afghanistan (he finally left yesterday) we managed to spend some time with lovely friends we don't get to see often enough. They helped ease the stresses that we had been feeling not only due to the big trip to a WAR ZONE but also the fact that everything in our lives seems to be breaking down - car, boiler, oven and finally my mobile. I thought bad things were supposed to come in threes!
Anyhoo, to escape all the crap at home we visited friends Tom and Hanna who I have posted about before. Their son, Alex, is now 4 months old - he is growing so fast and is totally adorable. Didn't hear a peep out of him all weekend.

In between cooing over Alex and enjoying their home grown food (they have a veggie patch/field to die for) we admired Tom's new sculptures in their garden. Check out his clever, clever work here and here.

We then made our way to Howard and Laura's (clever lady of Cloudfishing fame) aka 'The Bungalow' for an amazing bbq feast. The kids played together brilliantly, tearing round the huge stretch of sand at Westward Ho, dodging the jelly fish with faces caked in sand and ice cream.

The sea air and wonderful friends blew away our dark moods very quickly and we had such a fab time.
Finally Laura suprised me with some super cute bunting she made for the nippers. It is hanging in their rooms and I would love to post a picture but would you believe it, the fecking camera has decided to jam.
I do not have a picture of me in tears but Molly looks an awful lot like me in times of crisis - you get the idea!
Things can only get better x
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

It's worth it!

All the hard work that is. Your kind words after receiving your jewellery makes it all totally worth it. It makes me happy and therefore the people around me happy too.

'Wow! Necklace arrived this morning. Absolutely gorgeous. She will be over the moon, I can't wait to give it to her' - Matt, London.

'Just wanted to say how very pleased I am with my "Carpe Diem" necklace, I underwent a bone marrow transplant 18 months ago to treat leaukaemia, and thanks to an anonymous donor I am still here today and hold the moto "Carpe Diem" very close to my heart. You have done a fantastic job in producing a lovely piece of jewelry that I will wear daily, just to remind me to "Seize the day and put no trust in tomorrow"' - Catherine.

'Amy, parcel has arrived safely and looks beautiful.......but I am not allowed to wear it until my birthday! Thanks for all your help. I will be sure to tell everyone about your wonderful and unique items when they admire mine' - Jayne.

'What can I say? OMG … No wonder everyone raves about them.. my necklace is gorgeous!

Thankyou so much .. I won’t take it off' - Sharon

'Just wanted to let you know that I've received my necklace - it's absolutely beautiful. I am so pleased with it and I know my Father would have thought it was wonderful too. Thanks Amy' - Hannah

'Just cycled round to the post office to pick up my parcel from you - it is so beautiful - I was sort of cringing to myself incase I had built it up too much in my mind - but do you know what- it is a million times better than i ever imagined
I absolutely love it - infact I could cry its so lovely
thanks so much' - Liz

Just a few of the lovely messages I have received to pick me up when things seem a bit shitty. And finally, from my NBF, who I think I can now officially call a fan after a couple more orders.....

'Its totally gorgeous' - Charlotte (Church that is)!!!

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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Celebrity Spot

The gorgeous and amazingly talented singer/presenter/chat show host and mum of two, Charlotte Church bought one of my necklaces this week. She bought the Harry Classic for a friend, but seeing as I originally made the Ruby Maxi necklace with her in mind (her children are Dexter and Ruby), I offered it to her as a gift. She accepted immediately and asked to add a charm with her partners name (rugby star - Gavin Henson).
Very exciting. I am now waiting to hear back from her - I hope she loves it and spreads the word amoungst her (no doubt) yummy mummy friends. Never know, she might even get papped wearing it. Bring it on!
Happy weekend
P.S - Don't forget to become a fan on facebook to be in with a chance of winning a necklace.
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Sunday, 5 July 2009

Necklace giveaway

I set up a Facebook page for Chambers & Beau a while back but have never got round to doing anything with it. Well, I figure I should start sending out updates via Facebook now too. To increase my followers I am going to give away a super popular Talulah Classic Necklace to a lucky winner once the fan base reaches 100. So, become a fan here or here, tell your friends and spread the C&B love - simple as that x

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Breaking the rules

Well, it was a very special occasion - Sam's 5th birthday. His (unofficial) god parents were visiting from NYC, who he rarely sees, so playing hooky from school seemed ok on this occasion.

We had a great day, eating seafood at The Winking Prawn in Salcombe, playing in the sun on Bantham beach and a barbeque finale back home. I think he had an amazing day. The tears at bedtime because he didn't want it to end was proof enough.

I am completely and utterly exhausted. Like, I can't string a sentance together, think I'm gunna cry tired and I still have the birthday party to go yet. Twenty screaming kids, high on E numbers (see previous post) and a bouncy castle.
Wish me luck.
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