Monday, July 1, 2013

New Treasures!

New limited edition gift bags have been added to my Etsy shop! Hurry before they are all gone !

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What I am Reading

One of the great perks to working at a library, I have access to so many wonderful books. Here is what I am reading as of now.

 Adulting by, Kelly Brown is such a cute life lesson book. I love the tone she sets in this book. If you want a good laugh and some useful tips I recommend this one.

Quiet by, Susan Cain is an interesting look at what being introverted means based on research. I like how she shows the many layers of being an introvert. That there are many people that are introverted and that it is okay.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fun Stuff

SecretLifeOfaBioNerd has this super cute and easy to fallow tutorial on how to make toe thong sandals. I really want to make these. So cute for summer. Now I just need to go to the beach ! If you have any fun summer tutorials please share in the comments below.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

More Treasures!

I just opened my Etsy shop! There are new treasures listed. You can check it out here.

Favorites of the Moment

Favorites Spring 2013

1) Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo, 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze 2)Pixi Correction Concentrate - Brightening Peach 3) Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, Fragrance Free - 16 Oz 4) Neosporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream - 6 oz. 5) Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue 6) Wet N' Wild Brow & Eyeliner Pencil 7) Korres Lip Butter- Wild Rose

These are a few of my favorites at the moment. Please share yours!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Creative Space!

Having a creative space is super important especially if you are trying to run a business. I thought I would share a few pictures of my space. It is a work in progress, please don't judge. I live with my family at the moment so I am extremely fortunate to have this little corner to call my own.

Packing materials are easy to access. I would love to have a separate work space for packaging.

I found this fun mirror at Hobby lobby. I love the vintage feel of it. The painting to the left of the mirror is a painting conservation study I did while in Italy.

This is where I store my wire and beads. The yellow vintage dresser is where I store finished treasures.

I hope this was helpful for you if you are trying to create your own creative space. Please share pictures or links to your own studio space. If you have any tips or tricks that you have found helpful feel free to share.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Treasures!

New colors are listed on my website for the Petite Blossom earrings as well as new treasures! Stop by and check them out at

Thursday, April 4, 2013

New Jewelry listed!

Just listed some new earrings to my website! Check them out at

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Shop My Closet Additions

I have added a few items to my shop at! Stop by and check them out!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shop my Closet!

Alright I have finished setting up shop. I am excited to share some of my finds with you. You can shop my closet here

Sunday, March 17, 2013

That Time of Year

I am getting in the mood for spring cleaning. That being said I have some items that I found at my favorite thrift stores that are gently used and even brand new. I am thinking of selling them online. Any advice on selling online would be appreciated. Where do you sell online? What tips have you found helpful?


Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I went to Holland, MI over the weekend and had a blast. Here are some pics from my visit to the Holland light house.

That water sure looked chilly.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Look!

My website layout has been redone. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shop Update!

Hi there,

I have added new treasures to my online shop . Check them out!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thrifty Finds

I love thrifting! I think I started enjoying it more when I realized I could get almost new and brand new with tags items for a steal. My favorite spots to hit are Goodwill, Salvation Army (if I have the time and patience), and Conveniently Sold .

Here are some treasures I have found over the past year.

{Matisse shoes from Goodwill, I have worn them alot}

{Coach all leather bags from Goodwill}

{Banana Republic leather trimmed bag from Conveniently Sold}

{Tano all leather bag from Goodwill, this is my go to bag}
Please share your thrifted finds!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

College Weight

At the risk of sounding like I am telling you what to do, diets, well I don't believe in them. Any time I tried to fallow one I would cheat and in a big way. So after my four years away at college and gaining 40lbs, I realized I needed to do something. I was uncomfortable, and refused to buy larger clothing. So, I decided to implement two major things, moderation & exercise. It's true, eating a smaller piece of that chocolate cake and lifting weights will help you shed those uncomfortable pounds.

It was hard at first. The working out was painful because I was so out of shape. But, after my second workout session I was already feeling a difference. Also, I started drinking more H2O again and less pop. After I worked out I would drink a protein shake . I found that not only gave me more energy it helped me curve those before lunch snack cravings.

Now, I have shed those 40lbs from college and went down 4 pants sizes. I am in the best shape of my life! I'm a size 4 and proud of it. I worked hard to get here and I plan on staying here. The holidays are hard because I love chocolate and baked goods. But, allowing myself to enjoy some, helps me not eat it all. Here is a link to an inspirational blog post I discovered thru pinterest you can read it here.

*Remember we are only human. Let's not set ourselves up for failure. I am not saying don't diet, maybe that works for you. I am just saying do what works for you, and don't beat yourself up if something doesn't.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What I am Reading

I have been reading "Office Girl" by Joe Meno. I am not familiar with his work, but what can I say I am a sucker for art work and I found the cover intriguing. This book is about two twenty somethings and the life they are living. It is a fun read that isn't super long. Thank goodness, there is a chance I will get thru it.

I am notorious for starting books and not finishing them. I get distracted by one thing or another. Please tell me that happens to you to?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Lot's happened in 2012. Some good and bad, but that's what has made me who I am today. A few months ago I started my own business, and I am super excited about it. The website is, check it out.

For 2013 I have many goals for myself and my business. Hope everyone has a great 2013!

{Lake Michigan}