Monday, December 13, 2010

Last Minute Must Haves this Christmas!

We love to promote a friends' business, especially when it is a friend from high school, C. Milton Wright!! Tara Rose created her own etsy shop, TZ Burps, and designs owls, birds, hairclips, bibs, burp clothes and wet bags, all with designs inspired by her own 3 year old daughter, Emma. We recently hosted a Holiday Open House and Tara sold her unique gifts and of course my daughter couldn't leave without her own fleece owl for her bedroom.

Tara's designs are fun, make a great gift and best of all, affordable!! Check out her etsy page and support another local Baltimore area business! Click on the link above to find TZ Burps on etsy.

And of course, it would not be a Tu Vida blog post if we didn't remind you that we are still taking Christmas orders until Wednesday, December 15th. We have just added the last of our Fall/Winter inventory to our etsy page and everything is on SALE. 15% off everything in our store plus some pieces are already marked down! Enjoy!!

Wishing everything a fun Holiday Season!

Katie and Melissa
Tu Vida Jewelry and Design

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Shopping--It's Not too Late

Thank you so much for supporting Tu Vida Jewelry & Design this holiday season. Nothing says "Happy Holidays" better than a unique gift, which is why our jewelry is perfect for that special someone on your list!

As a reminder, we will accept custom orders for the holiday until this Sunday, December 12 at midnight. All other online orders must be made by December 15 in order to ship and be in hand by Christmas. Any questions, email Otherwise, visit our etsy site, and shop! As a thank you, we are offering 15% off until Christmas. Enter coupon code GIFT2010 at check out.

If you live in the Bel Air area, email us about details about our Holiday Open House this coming Sunday, December 12 from 10-1 at Melissa's house. You are welcome to join us and bring friends! Email us for details and directions!

Happy Holidays!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Deal- Valid through Friday, December 3!

Looking for great Cyber Monday deals? Well...look no further. And better yet, our deal is good through Friday, December 3rd!! So shop our etsy page, and enjoy great savings and a special treat for yourself during the holidays.

What is the deal you ask? 25% off EVERYTHING online! Plus, spend $100 and receive a FREE pair of our signature Tu Vida earrings (pictured above). Spend $250 and receive a FREE necklace of your choice ($45 value or below, not valid on initial jewelry). Simply check out as usual and we will take care of your discount and email you to take care of your free items if eligible. Make sure to check out but don't pay via paypal, as we will invoice you with the discount applied.

As always, any questions, email us at

Happy Shopping!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Clients!

We have worked with so many clients throughout the years and we are SOOOO very happy when we receive pictures from photographers or the clients' themselves. It is wonderful to see our jewelry on the person and especially within a wedding party, making the picture complete.
If you are a happy client that would like to submit a picture of your Tu Vida piece, please do so, whether it is your wedding day, a holiday, or simply everyday, we would love to see you sporting your wares. Send pictures to and you just may make it to our blog!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

More Initial Necklaces! Order yours TODAY!

Just added more initial pieces to our site.
Remember that we offering 25% off all initial jewelry between now and December 1, 2010. And we will gift wrap your order for FREE. Think about your holiday gift list and make this year special with a customized gift that will be the most meaningful part of the season!

If you have any questions about fully customizing your jewelry, please email us at and we are happy to work with you.

Enjoy the new designs and spread the word!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Announcing Adan Orlando Ramirez

We apoligize for the lack of blog posts for the past several months! There have been a lot of transitions with our personal lives and thus as we have been busy growing our families!
Katie is happy to welcome Adan Orlando Ramirez into her family. He was born on September 8, 2010 at 6:17 am, weighing in at 6 lbs, 13 oz and 21 inches long. Big sister Elena is loving her new little brother and mom and dad are adjusting to life with 2 kids!
Equaling exciting, Melissa is 6 months pregnant and will be giving birth to her second baby boy on January 24, 2011. Melissa is feeling great and Julian is excited to meet his little brother in 3 short months!

As our families grow, Melissa and I continue to transition our business with our changing lives. We continue to work with Baltimore area brides to create custom jewelry and stationery designs. More blogs to come with some new bridal designs and featuring an upcoming October wedding, in which we designed everything from invitations, to bridesmaid jewelry to programs and placecards.

For obvious reasons, our jewelry line is continuing to expand to include new initial jewelry, making great gifts for new moms! I created the necklace in the picture above while waiting for my baby Adan to arrive. It is featured on our etsy page, As seen above, Adan is modeling the necklace in this exquisite photo taken by Lindsay Parks Photography. She is an amazing Harford County based photographer and I would highly recommend her for your newborn, baby or family pictures.

In honor of my son's birth and the creation of our newest initial necklace, we are offering 25% off all initial jewelry between now and December 1, 2010. Simply go to and pick the initial piece of your choice. Go to check out as normal and put "baby love" in the message to seller. If paying via PayPal, go through check out but do not pay. I will send you a revised invoice to reflect the discount and email it to you for payment. If paying via check, I will email you a revised total for payment. THINK HOLIDAY GIFTS!!!

We want to thank all of our loyal clients for supporting our business and bearing with us as we deal with the the growing pains of juggling business and family!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mother's Day Shopping Soiree

Join Tu Vida for a Mother's Day Shopping Soiree on Tuesday, April 27 from 10am-12 and Wednesday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the MAC Harbor East. We will not only be offering exclusive deals (up to 50% off!!) on our great jewelry gifts and stationery, but other vendors will be offering discounts to pamper your favorite "mom" or yourself this Mother's Day. Including Pitango Gelato samples, Shelley Vincent gourmet cupcakes, The Pearl Spa and of course the MAC will be offering exclusive enrollment deals!

If you can't make it to our Shopping event, please be sure to visit to do your online Mother's Day shopping. Orders must be placed by April 28 for Mother's Day shipping.

" “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside!!

Well, here in Baltimore we have been hit with the biggest snow storm in history! We currently have 30+ inches of snow and counting. While it does put a slight damper on business, we are not letting a little bit of snow keep us from doing business. Especially with the internet being at our fingertips. honor of the 30+ inches of snow, we are offering 30% off all jewelry online throughout the duration of the snow storm! (which at this point could last a long time!!). Simply go to and search all of our jewels! Proceed to checkout as normal and put SNOW in the "message to seller". If you wish to pay via check or credit card offline, I will email you a revised total with the discount applied. If you wish to pay via PayPal, proceed to checkout but do not pay via paypal. I will email you a revised invoice with a link to PayPal and you can then checkout with with the discount already applied.

If you live in Maryland and you too are home bound, make this the perfect time to do some online shopping and support our business! Remember that we have many pieces that give back to various causes, so do some good while homebound!

Enjoy the snow and thank you as always for your ongoing support!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Buy for your Valentine and Save!!

Spoil Yourself or Someone you Love this Valentine's Day!.

Buy any of our Tu Vida Jewelry designs online between now and February 9th and save $5 at checkout. Simply go to, buy your favorite Tu Vida piece, proceed to check out and put "LOVE" in the "message to seller" box. If paying via check or credit card offline, checkout as usual and I will email you a total. If paying via paypal, proceed to checkout but not not pay using paypal. I will email you a revised invoice that will allow you to then pay via paypal with your discount. All Valentine gifts will be gift wrapped at no additional cost.

Don't delay, ask me about custom orders, custom colors and as always, don't forget about our bridal jewelry. Refer Tu Vida to any of your engaged friends and we will thank you with discounts and potential FREE jewelry! As always, we take appointments and can be reached at or by calling 410-812-2547.

With love,

Tu Vida Jewelry & Design


About Us

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We specialize in custom created jewelry and stationery design. We work with brides to create jewelry for bridesmaid gifts and stationery from invitations to placecards and table numbers. Our initial necklace and announcements are a great way to welcome a new baby. And our awareness jewelry makes a great gift!