She’s a Winner!

Congrats to my lovely friend Susan Scofield, who won the Dixie Dunbar Studio drawing on Small Business Saturday. She now is the proud owner of a fabulous pair of earrings AND her very own advance reading copy of ENCHANTED! Want a pair of Dixie Dunbar original earrings for yourself? Click over to the online store, or give Soteria a…

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On the Importance of Turkeys

Thanksgiving weekend’s not over yet! And before it is, I have a quick message I would like to say to my beloved little sister, in front of the whole world. My next video should be about the story behind this, or why we called Soteria “Sami” all those years…but for now, I’m just sort of hoping this prompts a…

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Small Business Saturday

Those of you who already know what I’m going to say can just click this link. *grin* For the rest of you who stood in line at the Big Chain Stores yesterday to get the Big Deals of the Season…today’s your day to shop from the heart. Yes, it’s SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY… here’s how you can take part! (And…

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TODAY ONLY – 50% of DDS Jewelry

TODAY ONLY — which means click on this link now — Living Social is featuring Dixie Dunbar Studio as their Deal of the Day. I still have yet to learn about how Living Social works, but I think if you get the deal, and then share the deal, and then three of your friends get the deal you’ve shared,…

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The Jewelry Designer Diva

Just because it’s not May anymore doesn’t mean I won’t be hosting interviews on my blog anymore. They just don’t always have to be about writers…like this one! I talk about my sister Soteria and her spectacular jewelry all the time–heck, I’ve handed out her business cards to people who have complimented me on the New York subway–but how…

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Caption Winner

Last week I posted a picture of my parents from Xmas for a Caption This Photo Contest. Thanks to all you joksters who jumped in with your two pennies…you guys are a laugh riot! My all-around favorite caption, of course, came from my sister…it was sort of a play on the dead baby jokes she and my brother collect….

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The Twelve Rules, Annotated

I have been asked to talk a little bit more about the now-infamous 2010 Christmas Pageant song “The Twelve Rules of Christmas” (Click here to watch on YouTube). Rule#1: No Decorating the Tree I believe this rule originated the first year we moved into the giant house in North Springs…so I was about ten and Soteria was eight. We…

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Happy Birthday, Pig!

Tracy just pointed out that today was also Pig’s birthday from Pearls Before Swine! This is super special and awesome to me — you might remember, I’m a big fan of Stephan Pastis. He’s a super nice and crazy fun guy. He’s also a Talented Capricorn of Greek Descent — his birthday’s later this week. Some of you might…

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Eleventh Night

Due to…well…life, the Kontis Clan didn’t get to have Christmas until this week. We were all too excited to wait until Three King’s Day (today), so we opened the massive amount of presents (pics to come) and had a lobster feast before playing Cranium so loudly we kept the neighbors up (payback for their annoying dog). Once upon a…

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