How To Read Jewelry Marks

The number markings on precious gold jewelry are a bit of confusion to lots of people. We are generally used to seeing a karat or silver mark like this: 10K, 14K, 18K, Sterling, etc. The numbers mean the same thing. For 14k the number is technically 583 but most manufacturers adopted the European way and…

If It Takes a Village

Letely we have begon to hear more and more about how creating change takes a community or a village; as though we did not know this! Americans have a DNA unlike any other nation on the planet! We are a 'can do' nation of people who can not and do not accept defeat. "No" has…

Preparing for Times of Disaster

Whether you live in the western united states and have suffered fires and drought, or the eastern coast and endured hurricanes and flooding, chances are you may experience one or more natural disasters in your lifetime. Being prepared won’t take away the trial, but it will help you to recover as well as sustain you…