Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Octoberfest 2014 Third Annual Autumn Splendor Blog Hop Reveal

I am blessed to be part of this Third Annual Octoberfest event. Big hug thanks to Rita from Toltec Jewelry who organises this amazing sharing event.

There are so many things to celebrate in this season...

My parents wedding anniversary... they got married on 1 October 1956. If my father still alive, we would celebrate their 58 years of marriage. Well... we did, by cooking their favorite meal. These are some of their wedding pictures... I treasure those pictures, which were taken using an old camera, and my father developed the photos himself. Weren't they amazing?
October is also the month to celebrate birthdays in my family... first, my husband b'day on the 5th, then my brother on the 15th and my sister on the 16th. Well... sorry, I didn't take photos for these birthdays.

I also did some pumpkin baking: pumpkin cookies, pumpkin scones, pumpkin yeast bread... and my favorite is the pumpkin bread. The bread was so moist because it uses quite a lot amount of pumpkin puree... my home-made pumpkin puree. You can check the recipes on my foodblog (www.kitchen-notes.blogspot.com).

Then, the most awaited event for our family... the family holiday!!!
Six of us brothers and sisters... me, my older sister, my younger sister and her husband, and my brother and his wife. Yup! no husband for me... unfortunately he had to go back to France for something he has to do. We had holiday on amazingly beautiful island in Borneo... We went to Maratua island and visited several pictureque islands nearby... Derawan, Kakaban, Sangalaki, Nabuko islands... snorkling, swimming, tracking and hiking, or simply relaxing watching beautiful sunset from the water-cottage we stayed... an amazingly great holiday.

I also started a new business together with 2 other friends. We launched a bead online shop, Naniko Manik, in September... selling beads to Indonesian custom jewelry makers. So, this is the second month for us, wish us good luck, will you... :)

And... for these gorgeous blessed month, I created my "Red Leaves Series Necklaces"... one with a polymer clay cross pendant, and the other with a polymer clay sea turtle pendant.

You can see... this was really a blessed season for me... Now, let me wish you blessed months to come also...

And once again, thanks to Rita Toltec Jewels (http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/) who added other blessing this season by organising this amazing event.

Please visit the other bloggers listed here to find out what amazing things they did for this amazing season... Happy amazing blog-hopping everyone...

Octoberfest ARTISTS
Toltec Jewels                            Jewel School Friends (hostess)
Dini Bruinsma                           http://www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl/

Marybeth Rich                          http:/forestofjewels.blogspot.com/

Mary Govaars                           http://www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com/

Mischelle Andrade-Fanucchi     http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Karin Grosset Grange               http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr

Andrea Zenith Glick                  http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Nan Smith                                http://wirednan.blogspot.com

Linda Anderson                        http://CherryOnTopDesign.Co

Becky Pancake                        http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com

Melissa Trudinger                     http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/

Lennis Carrier                          http://windbent.wordpress.com/

Sue Kennedy                           http://suebeads.blogspot.com/

Kim Dworak                            http://www.cianciblue.blogspot.com/

Jo-Ann Woolverton                  http://itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca

Jennifer Reno                           http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/

Veralynne Malone                    http://veradesigns.blogspot.com

Lori Schneider                          http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/

Shaiha Williams                        http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

Alisa Siceloff                            http://armoredmermaid.blogspot.com

Pam Traub                               http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com/

Cryss Thain                              http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/

Maria Lourdes Rios                 http://mlourdes24.blogspot.com

Kathy Lindemer                       http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

Carolyn Lawson                      http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Blanca Medina                        http://www.peru-medesigns.com/

Debbie Rasmussen                  www.Kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca

Heather Richter                       http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/

Kathleen Breeding                   http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/

Carol Dillman                          http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/

Chris Eisenberg                       www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Rebecca Sirevaag                    www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com

Sam Waghorn                          http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk

Sherri Stokey                           www.KnotJustMacrame.com

Gina Hockett                           www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com

Michelle McCarthy                  http://fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com

Michelle Buettner                     http://www.MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com

Dana Hickey                            http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com

Claire Fabian                            http://saraccino.blogspot.com

Cynthia Abner                          http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com

Renetha Stanziano                    http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com

Jami Shipp                               http://CelebratingLifewithDaMamaShipp.blogspot.com

Charlie                                     http://505indiechic.blogspot.com

Gloria Allen                             http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com/

Lisa Johnson                             http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com

Marde Lowe                            http://fancimardesigns.blogspot.com

Jill Bradley                                http://chat2jill.blogspot.com

Toni Gifford                              https://plus.google.com/+ToniG28

Shawnda D'Arcy                      https://www.facebook.com/JewelryByShawnda

RaMona Woolson                    http://jerseygirlsbeadwork.blogspot.com

Esterina Jagiella                        http://ekleijar.blogspot.com

Sandra McGriff                        http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com

Mary McGraw                         http://mkaymac.blogspot.com

Alenka Obid                            http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com

Marianne Baxter                      http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com

Ann Schroeder                        www.beadlove.wordpress.com

Inge von Roos                          http://ingetraud.wordpress.com

Robin Reed                              http://willowdragon.blogspot.com

Suzanne Berk                           https://www.facebook.com/IRescueJewelryDesign

Mowse Doyle                          http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi         http://jasmineteadesigns.blogspot.com

RanaLea                                  http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com

Andrea Rivers                          http://turtlesoupcreative.blogspot.com

Janine Lucas                            http://esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
Tanya McGuire                        http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com
Anindita Basu                          http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Mitzie Crider                           http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com
Deb Fortin                               http://studiok24.blogspot.ca
Cynthia Kent Machata             http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Cheri Reed                              http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Laurel Hanson                         http://stonewingdesigns.com/blogs/stonewingdesignsblog
Ingrid Anderson                      http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/
Karla Morgan                          http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Lori Anderson                         www.PrettyThings.com
Louise Mccormick-Glazier       http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel                          http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Susan Kelly                            http://midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com/
Lee Koopman                        http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com/
Carol Briody                          http://cbriody.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                    http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano                http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Divya N                               http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com/


  1. What a Great post! So many things to Celebrate this month with lots of festive food and amazing jewelry. This combination of colors is so gorgeous and I' m totally in love with your turtle pendant. Beautiful necklace sur !

    1. Thank you Karin... it was a busy month indeed, but busy with fun stuffs. Turtles are an amazing creature, to see them in real life made me love them even more...

  2. mb Esterina congratulation on your new online beads shop and your necklace always beautiful as always...

    1. Thank you Asri.. wish you all the best in your new home :)

  3. what an amazingly beautiful place! would love to visit. All that pumpkin baking looks absolutely delicious!! and best of luck with the new shop

    1. Yes, that's one of the best diving spot in the world. I don't do squba diving, but snorkling is enough for me. Here we have pumpkins all year round, and it's not related to a particular season. I simply love pumpkin and enjoy baking with it... perfect for this blog hop, isn't it?
      Thanks for your goodluck wish for my new shop. Wish you all the best too.. :)

  4. love the colours you used in your sea turtle . makes me think of ice cream.

    1. hahaha... almost the same as me! I think of cupcakes... LOL

  5. So many wonderful things happened in your life, thanx for sharing all the pictures... You created 2 great necklaces in stunning colours, this is a happy happy webpage (-: I keep my fingers crossed, wishing you good luck and all the best for Naniko Manik

    1. Hi Dini... Yes, life is full of blessings. Thanks for liking the necklaces, and so grateful for your crossed fingers and pray for Naniko Manik. That means a lot!
      All the best for you too Dini :)

  6. Such wonderful things to celebrate, your holiday pictures are beautiful and make me want to visit somewhere warm and tropical. I love both your necklaces, so very colorful and fun!

    1. Thank you... I love your holiday pictures too :) A different kind of beauty from what I often seen here in the tropic, with the trees have many bright colors leaves to cheer our soul. Thanks also to love my necklaces.

  7. Your blog post is so nice, and both necklaces are beautiful!!

  8. Wonderful creations all! That pumpkin bread looks amazing. I love the wedding photo of your parents. Beautiful necklaces.

  9. Fall is definitely the time for new beginnings, so good luck with your new business venture. I absolutely adore that turtle necklace. I am amazed by what some artists can do with polymer clay.