UPDATE 10/24/10: The offending link was taken down several weeks ago after I threatened to complain to their ISP and site host. I just haven't had a chance to update the blog again until today. You may notice some of my earlier posts about my weight loss journey are missing. This is only temporary - I have inactivated them for the time being since Blogger does not have a feature for limiting the public nature of specific posts instead of the entire blog. This situation caused me to rethink whether or not I want to broadcast my challenges with losing weight so publicly and I've decided that, for the time being, I'd rather keep it just between us friends. Your comments have been preserved and will show up again if I determine I'm comfortable republishing the posts. Thanks again for your support and readership.
I have changed the status of my blog to private. You hopefully will be able to sign in with your Google Account to view it. I had to do this temporarily because some jewelry website decided to feature my blog link on their site without my permission. As this is my personal blog, I really do not want it featured on business websites. Thanks to my readers/friends for your understanding. Once I have confirmed the link has been removed, I will open the blog back up to the public.
For future reference, my business blog and this blog are separate. If you wish to feature something from my business blog, you can find the instructions on the front page of that blog. If you wish to feature this blog, please contact me in advance at elles.beads[at]gmail.com.