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Are you thinking about joining the Origami Owl family!?

Now is the perfect time to start your journey.  Our new Fall catalog is out and we have new partnerships with Swarovski, our brand new CORE jewelry line, healthcare for designers, and much much more.

If you’re motivated and looking for something more in your life, contact me TODAY.

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Humor is the Glue

Last week, the world lost one of our most beloved icons, Robin Williams. He touched so many lives with his humor and shaped so many of our childhoods.

I was shocked to hear of his death. At first, I thought it was another one of those hoaxes we see so often. Later, I could only WISH it was a hoax. I found myself inexplicably upset with his passing. Just the though of it would bring me to tears.

I had no idea why it was hitting me so hard. Was it because I felt like a little piece of my childhood died? Was it because he left behind a family who loved him very much? Was it because it was so sudden and came without warning?

All of those reasons didn’t seem to justify this intense feeling of sorrow and hurt. It was almost as if I had lost my own father. And just like that … I knew why.

As a child, my dad connected with us the only way he knew how: with humor. If you know my dad, you know that he was just like a big kid. Always trying to crack jokes and make you laugh. Quoting movie lines, inside jokes, silly voices… they were part of our everyday. It was always hard for my dad to connect with me on an emotional level. Humor was our glue.

I guess, subconsciously, I connected with Robin Williams just like I connected with my dad. They were similar in the fact that they brought so much joy and laughter to my life.

They also shared another trait, they both suffer from depression. After my mom and dad split up, I could see a change in my dad. A change that I didn’t like. He seemed hurt and angry. I don’t want to go into specifics, but it was concerning to me. I was always afraid for his safety.

It has been extremely hard to cope with this connection between him and my dad and I cannot help but think of a similar outcome for my dad.

I wish that I could reach out to my dad and tell him how I am feeling, but I fear none of our jokes will help me bring these feelings to the surface for him to hear. We connect with humor and this topic is a little too deep to share. Sure, I can write about it here or mention my feelings to my brother or mom, but bringing these feelings to my dad’s attention is a little more difficult.

In some ways, I hope he just happens to read this and in other ways I hope he never does. It upsets me to think he might be hurt by my unwillingness to share these feelings with him.

I can only hope that soon I will be able to speak with my dad about my fears and feelings and that I may learn something from the death of Robin Williams. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering his family must be going through, nor do I ever want to experience it.

 

HEALTH CARE is coming to Origami Owl

O2 is now offering health insurance: read on!

Do you know someone (perhaps yourself) who is in need of affordable health insurance? I have great news!!

Origami Owl has teamed up with Agentra Health Services and they offer affordable health benefits to all Origami Owl Independent Designers!! What a wonderful way to be a Force For Good!!

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Now is the time to sign up and take advantage of this wonderful and life saving offer!!

Wouldn’t health insurance benefit YOU! Contact me today!!

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BYE BYE Birdie!

 

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Origami Owl continues to stay on trend and be fashion forward when it comes to jewelry! Our collection is updated periodically in response to fashion trends and consumer preferences. With each new season Origami Owl keeps the product line fresh with a new product release. Before that happens our Bye Bye Birdie collection is introduced. Only available until August 10, 2014 but once any piece is gone, out of stock, it’s gone for good!

Designers are anxiously awaiting for O2 convention to get a sneak peak at our new fall line!

Shop our Bye Bye Birdie collection today before your favorite piece flies the nest!

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Origami Owl July-Sept. 2014 Hostess Rewards

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Wow! I am so excited about the Origami Owl Hostess Rewards for July, August and September 2014! The Hostess Exclusive item, is truly exclusive! It’s a gorgeous Rose Gold Heart Locket, with a limited edition Rose Gold “Love” Heart Plate and Rose Gold Heart Link Chain, and three assorted Crystal Charms. The only way to get this beautiful set is by hosting an Origami Owl Jewelry Bar. You’ll be the envy of all of your friends!

But wait, there’s more! In addition to earning the Hostess Exclusive item for free or at a discount, you earn free jewelry credit and half-off items, based on your party sales. If you have a $500 Jewelry Bar, which is easy to do, you get $100 in free product of your choice (20% of your sales), plus two half-off items, plus the Hostess Exclusive for half-off ($43.50)! If you have a $100o Jewelry Bar, then you get $250 (25% of your sales) in free product, plus four half-off items, plus the Hostess Exclusive for FREE! Is that awesome or what?!

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You can earn this beauty and more by either hosting an IN-HOME party, an ONLINE Facebook party, or a CATALOG party.

Are you ready to get started? Email me at: OWLsomeAshley@gmail.com

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A Little Update

I have been so busy with my Origami Owl business that this blog has been neglected. I am currently updating via my tablet/phone since Austin needs to be in clear view or he WILL get in trouble!

So many new developments in the wonderful world of Luke that I may forget to mention some.

Last month was quite the adventure.

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Luke suffered a bad sinus infection (Austin and I as well) that went to his ear and eyes. He got an ear infection (so did Austin) and was put on antibiotics for his ear and goopy eye. We stopped antibiotics (too soon, whoops) and his ear infection never healed. It came back and so did another head cold. We are currently on the tail end of his sickness.

NOW, mommy’s wisdom teeth are coming in and I’m scheduled to get ALL FOUR out on Monday. Wish me luck…

MILESTONES
– Luke has two upper teeth (one front tooth and another to the right) and his other two matching upper teeth following right behind

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- Luke is a DAREDEVIL
– Luke can CRAWL!

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– Luke loves standing up and cruising across tables and furniture

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-Luke LOVES pushing his walker

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- 9 months for Luke was filled with MANY tears

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– Luke naps in his crib, but sleep in the bed with mommy and daddy
– Luke eats EVERYTHING!
– Austin can now form 4-5 word phrases
– Austin still struggles saying his name. I shouldn’t say struggle. More like refuses to say it.

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– Austin loves using his tools to fix his toys
– Austin thinks batteries fix everything
– Austin always says his belly is hungry and he hates sitting down for dinner

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– Austin enjoys playing with his water table and splashing Luke

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– Austin CAN be a sweet big brother, but most of the time he views Luke as a threat that steals his toys and attention

- Austin’s newest catchphrase “I charge.”  Translation: I AM IN CHARGE ….

 

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Daddy is still in his LCAC craftmaster school and doing well so far.  He drives down to San Diego FREQUENTLY and sometimes spends nights with Grandma or GiGi.  We cannot wait until the school is over.  And I think Justin would agree as well.