It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….everywhere you go!!!
It’s November my lovelies and the Christmas prep is now in full swing everywhere you turn! There’s lots of excitement over here at SJL HQ as we get ready for the busiest few weeks on our 2018 calendar! Last weekend we were at the Festive Food & Gift Show in Brentwood….the craziest but loveliest two days – you all shopped till you dropped & we really enjoyed meeting you all!
If you didn’t catch us there don’t worry, there are plenty of other opportunities to see us up close & personal in the coming weeks. Here’s a little list of where you can find us – well, it’s not that little actually…SJL is everywhere up till the middle of December!!
Saturday 10th November – Leigh Pop Up Christmas Market, Leigh-on-sea Community Centre 12.30-4.30
Sunday 11th November – Great Wakering Christmas Fair, Great Wakering Community Centre 10am-4pm
Saturday 17th November – Broadway Belles WI Christmas Market, Leigh-on-sea Community Centre 12-4pm
Saturday 24th November – Woodville Christmas Fair, Woodville School South Woodham Ferrers 1-4pm
Friday 30th November – Leigh Lights @ St Clements Church Leigh Broadway Leigh-on-sea 5-8pm
Saturday 1st December – St Clements Christmas Fair Leigh Broadway Leigh-on-sea 11-3pm
Sunday 2nd December – Westcliff High School For Girls Christmas Fayre Kenilworth Gardens Westcliff 11-2pm
Saturday 9th December – Danceworld Christmas Fair Southfields Business Park Laindon 11-3pm
We will also have a pop up shop from 10 till 3pm at the Civic Centre in Southend-on-sea on the following dates:-
16th November – 22nd November – 29th November – 5th December – 13th December
Phew! I think I might need a holiday once I get to Christmas!!!
I really hope you might pop along and say hi at one or more of the events we’re attending. It’s my favourite time of year with lots to look forward to.
Have an amazing month and I’ll catch up with you in December (if I’m still alive…hehe!!)
Christmas is fast approaching lovelies…I’m now super busy making preparations for the run up to my favourite time of year! I actually can’t believe I’m already mentioning the ‘C’ word?!!! It only feels like five minutes ago it was happening last year doesn’t it?!
Firstly though…update time!
As it’s been a while since I hopped on here with a fresh blog, I thought a little update might be in order!!! Over the last six months I’ve been busy sourcing some gorgeous jewellery and brand new accessories, expanding the SJL collection. You can still choose from my beautiful memory lockets, and a wide selection of stunning bracelets & bangles. I’ve also added some sumptuous scarves and an exciting range of bags for all occasions. Plus so many other lovely pieces bringing you an eclectic mix that I think you are all going to love!
I’m proud to say SJL supports British wherever possible! It’s been an exciting journey, travelling the UK to discover fresh talent to share with you. I have loved every minute of it and I look forward to introducing you to more local designers and makers in the future.
Christmas is coming!!!!
If you’ve ever wanted to see my ranges up close & personal, Sarah Jane Loves… is going to be out and about everywhere over the next couple of months!!!
I’ll post the full list at the beginning of November so you can make a note in your diaries. I can’t wait to see you all!
New new new!
Watch out for yet more new additions to the SJL collection as we get closer to Christmas. I’ll be bringing you lots of beautiful items that will make perfect gifts for those special ladies in your lives.
In the meantime, enjoy the change in seasons! Go kick up some leaves then cosy up in front of the fire at home!! I’ll see you next month with my Christmas Event list!
Happy New Year my lovelies!! I hope you enjoyed some quality time with your families over Christmas and your 2018 has got off to a fabulous start?! So….hands up…who loves a January Sale and bagging a bargain?! There are lots of great deals to be had out there – I’ve definitely been stocking up on a few things and tucking them away for later in the year! I’m sure you have been too!!
Not one to be left out, Sarah Jane Loves…has launched their very own January Sale with lots of gorgeous goodies up for grabs with some fab discounts!!
Love our memory lockets?! Then you’ll be very pleased to know that our Large Round and Heart shaped Plain Silver and Rose Gold Lockets are reduced by 25%….giving you a saving of up to £8 on each item!! Why not add a ‘Love’ or ‘Family’ coin….50% off in our Sale until the end of January at just £2 for the medium size and £3 for the large!
Bag a bargain with 25% off our Hoop Earring Collection – both the Round and Oval shapes are discounted…a saving of up to £7.50!!
And what outfit wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of arm candy?! Click here to see what discounts are available on our ever popular wrap bracelets….
Why not stock up on presents for all those special occasions you have coming up over the year? Birthdays…Anniversaries…dare I say it – Christmas?!!! But be quick – our Sale ends on 31st January….I’d hate for you to miss out!
Time to go but before I do….do make sure to check back at the beginning of February when we will have a FANTASTIC joining offer up for grabs! If you’ve been thinking about becoming an SJL Stylist you won’t want to miss it!!
Happy January lovelies!
All together now….it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! How can it be December already?!! So are you all organised? Or could you benefit from a little helping hand?!
We LOVE Christmas at SJL and would be more than happy to assist if you’re looking for a special gift. Our memory lockets make the perfect present – whether it’s for your partner, a family member or your best friend! Choose from a wide range of styles and finishes, add a bespoke coin and charms to create the perfect personalised keepsake.
We also have a beautiful range of accessories to accompany your locket or to add an extra special touch to that party outfit!! How about our silver sparkly star stud earrings? Or rose gold hoops?! Don’t forget your arm candy too!! Layer up bangles and wrap bracelets to create a gorgeous boho look….you’ll be the belle of the ball!!! For inspiration why not take a look at our facebook page over at Sarah Jane Loves
You’ll need to be quick though!! Our last date to order memory lockets with guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas is 11th DECEMBER!! After this date, we will only be selling accessories while stocks last. so don’t leave it too late folks!
One last thing – if you or someone you know is looking to pop the question over the festive period we can help to make the proposal extra special!! Take our heart shaped locket and add our mirror shine coin with the words ‘Will You Marry Me?’….the perfect way to surprise your future fiance! Just contact us to discuss your requirements and let us help you make the moment one you will never forget xx
Are you a Mum looking for a job? Or maybe you’re stuck at work in a job that you hate?! Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of owning your own business….
Here at Sarah Jane Loves… we like nothing more than to support and mentor women in business! So, whether it’s a part-time job you’re looking for or a full time management role, we would love to help you!
As a Sarah Jane Loves… Stylist you can benefit from:-
* A generous commission – up to 30%
* Uncapped earning potential
* Earning beautiful jewellery for free!
* Flexible hours to fit in with your lifestyle and commitments
* A fun and friendly working environment alongside like-minded ladies!
But wait…I’m not a salesperson, I hear you say! And we would reply…that’s great! As SJL’s products really do sell themselves!
Wear your Sarah Jane Loves…jewellery with pride and you will be amazed by how many people will ask you where it is from!
You will also be offering ladies the chance to host a ‘Social’ – an informal get together to preview our jewellery. You will be able to help your customers create their own unique, personalised pieces from hundreds of jewellery options.
There’s no high pressure selling – just an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere where everyone can feel at home.
So – become a Sarah Jane Loves… Stylist and let us celebrate you…and your unique style…with endless possibilities!!!
Here’s Sarah, one of SJL’s Company Directors, to tell you more…..
Calling all working mums!!! Up until now our blog posts have concentrated on our beautiful jewellery – and rightly so! But for this one I wanted to address a problem that faces a lot of women at this time of year – working mums and how to survive the school holidays! A difficult situation for most, so what can you do to help make things easier for you and your family?!
I’ve put together a little guide which might help all you working mums out there! Some points sound obvious but we’re all guilty of just trying to muddle through, when there are some simple steps we could follow to make sure peace and harmony (and a business!!) is restored!!! You might also want to check out the lovely Claire Mitchell who has lots more fab advice over at – SOS – Business Mum’s Survival Guide For The School Holidays
Be organised – as a working mum its important to set yourself tasks for the day and give yourself a specific amount of time to complete them. Then you won’t end up feeling so guilty!
Involve the children – can the kids help with preparing or packing? Could you dictate an email so they feel like they’re contributing? It might take longer but you can have fun whilst you’re doing it! And your children will get to learn about Mummy’s business and what being a working mum entails when they’re at school!
Invite their friends over – a welcome distraction! And you get to help out another working mum who will most certainly return the favour at some point, leaving you child free for a few hours!!
We LOVE Grandma – whether they are round the corner or miles away grandparents can be saviours when it comes to getting the job done in the holidays! If there’s distance between you then consider asking for a few days of childcare so you can really crack on!! If not, a few hours here and there will really help to ease the pressure. They are their grandparents after all, right?!! And your mum was probably a working mum once too!!
Reduce your hours – if you’re a working mum that runs your own business like I do, it’s easier to fit your job in around the children, as the hours are more flexible. But if you have an employed role it goes without saying it’s more complicated! I try to schedule at least one day a week where it’s just me & the children – we head out for the day & I keep work to a bare minimum.
Lastly….RELAX – no child ever had permanent damage from staying in their PJ’s playing on their PS4 all day!! The more chilled you are about everything, the more they won’t mind mummy having to work.
I hope that’s helped in some way to steer you through the minefield that is the holidays and being a working mum! Enjoy making memories with your little ones – time passes by too quickly…blink and we’ll have missed it!! Hope you like the pic of me and my monkeys outside the Imperial War Museum in London….we had the best time!!
At Sarah Jane Loves…we’re passionate about quality and care. So for this week’s blog we thought it would be helpful to share our top tips with you, so you can keep your Memory Locket sparkling for as long as possible!
Tip 1…always keep your memory lockets and other jewellery away from water to reduce the risk of tarnishing
Tip 2…avoid exposing your jewellery to perfumes and harsh chemicals
Tip 2…always take your jewellery off at night
Tip 3…polish your memory locket regularly to keep it super sparkly!
When you buy a memory locket or other piece of silver or rose gold jewellery from Sarah Jane Loves…you’ll receive this cute little care card in your gift bag or box. So you’ll always be reminded of what you should and shoudn’t do!!
To view our full range of Memory Lockets hop over to www.sarahjaneloves.co.uk/lockets
Keep sparkling everyone!!!
At Sarah Jane Loves…we are always looking for new ways to personalise our memory lockets. We’ve had charms you can add pictures to but they were quite small and we found the quality of the picture became lost.
So when we came across photo backplates we did get a little bit excited!! They are so lovely! Take any picture in either black and white or colour. We will then resize it to fit on one of our silver backplates for you to wear in your memory locket, either with or without charms.
Prices start at £12 and you can view the options available via the following link – Bespoke Range
For more information or to discuss your requirements please email us at email@example.com
Eleanor Roosevelt once said “Do something every day that scares you”….so I did!!
I’ve just posted our very first video on our YouTube channel….I hope you’ll all hop on over and check it out?!!! This one is all about our memory lockets – what they are and how to design your own. We hope you like it! Don’t forget to subscribe so you can keep up to date with all our latest news….
Welcome to Sarah Jane Loves…a brand new, UK based jewellery company! I’m Sarah and together with my good friend Jane we will be introducing you to some unique and beautiful accessories, whilst also entertaining you with all our latest news and stories….we can’t wait to get to know you all!!
This is our first ever blog and we’ve thought long and hard about what to share with you today! Do we try and be funny?! Or informative?!! Or something else?!!!
And after lots of deliberating we’ve decided that the best way to start is to just be ourselves! So….I’m Sarah – married to Paul and we live by the seaside in lovely Leigh-on-sea, actually voted in the top five happiest places to live! We have two children – Rosie and Oliver and there’s also Barney the dog, who’s the cutest bundle of fluff!! And then say hello to Jane who’s married to Mark – they have two boys, Jack and Sam and live in Chafford Hundred…right round the corner from Lakeside! They also have a cute furry bundle of fluff that goes by the name of Lexi!
I guess you could say I am a bit of an entrepreneur (or Mumpreneur…yes, that is an actual word apparently!!) Since having the children I’ve really struggled to find a job that fits in around my family. I’ve gone back to ‘work’ twice and failed miserably!! Then about eight years ago I discovered the world of Direct Sales and I’ve not looked back!
Jane and I have worked together on several projects but it’s jewellery that we’ve found we’re most passionate about! And so…Sarah Jane Loves…was born! We’ve had the best time sourcing all the pieces for our first collection and over the coming weeks you’ll get to know more about us and the best way to way our jewellery.
Our memory lockets, or floating lockets as they’re sometimes known, allow you to wear what you love close to your heart every day. But without the expensive price tag! So please feel free to explore our website and discover a whole new world of personalised jewellery!