Jimmy and I welcomed 15 lovely ladies into our home for an Origami Owl jewelry party on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Our cousin (who also goes to church with us!), Katie, sells the jewelry, so it was really neat to host one big shindig for friends and family to get together and shop for jewelry.
I hadn’t heard of Origami Owl jewelry until I was gifted a necklace for mine and Jimmy’s wedding in 2014. Basically, you can design a necklace with a locket that opens, has charms inside it, as well as dangles on the outside. Since the locket opens and the charms can be taken out, the company calls it a “living locket” which is so true. There are a lot of other products, but the living lockets are the main thing the company focuses on.
One of the approaches that Katie takes with the charms inside her necklace is to view them as prayer reminders. I now have a few charms that remind me to pray about certain situations, people, things, etc. every time I see them.
Everyone gathered inside our little home and we had a nice time. Pittsburgh had its first snowfall of the season that evening, so it was especially cozy! Everyone took turns holding Katie’s new baby and mine and Jimmy’s new baby (Malcolm, haha).
Hannah and her friend Melissa helped Jimmy decorate the house and get everything in order while my mom and I did some cooking.
We had a big spread with pumpkin pie dip, sausage dip, a veggie tray, pumpkin spice ginger cookies, Oreo white chocolate chip cookies (Hannah baked them earlier that day and they were the star of the evening food-wise), fall trail mix, deviled eggs, apple cider, juice, and plenty of coffee.
It was one of those evenings where I’m pretty sure I fell asleep with a smile on my face. I was blessed to spend time with so many people that I cherish. We ate and laughed and cradled the sweetest baby in our arms. Lola and Malcolm were spoiled with attention, and my sweet husband helped out more than I could have asked for. He’s a keeper 🙂
It was a great night!