About Me

Hi! I’m Despene and I want to introduce myself.

I’m a woman “of a certain age” meaning ….. I’m not 20 anymore!

I love, my family, entertaining, traveling, jewelry, fashion, politics, archaeology, meeting people and making new friends.

This blog is a result of all these loves!

I hope you enjoy it and visit often!

My life has taken many turns. I graduated college and taught special needs children. I got married, lived in Europe and when I came beck to the US, I worked for a high tech corporation for the next 20 years. I have a wonderful husband and  two amazing children.

I am retired from my corporate job and my children are grown and well on their way, in their lives and careers. My husband still works, although, this is his “retirement” job.

After I retired, I found myself, at home……… alone……… with time on my hands. I had time to look at my life and think about all the wonderful and challenging times I have had the privilege to experience .

I also had to come to terms with the fact that I wasn’t ready to just “go off into the sunset”!

I realized that I actually had an opportunity to figure out what I wanted to do “when I grow up!” After several tangents, I decided to retool and do something I love. I took silver smith lessons and started to design and create jewelry!

I’ll be sharing my creations on this blog and share other fashion and lifestyle tips along the way.

Below is an example of one of my necklaces.

Part of Celestial Collection by Eefos Jewelry.

Silver, Copper and Brass with glass beads

This blog is a result of all these loves!

I hope you enjoy it and visit often!