• card,  inspiration,  networking,  review

    the care of a card {paperless post}

    This post was written in partnership with Paperless Post. I was compensated with coins for my virtual cards but my thoughts and review are my own. To me, there is just something about a person taking the time to send a card – whether virtual or in person. The person took the time to pick out a card for me, write a nice note and send it. It brings me such joy to receive cards with a thoughtful message. I truly feel that sending a card is a lost art. In this world of social media a lot of people take to leaving a quick facebook message instead of sending…

  • business,  healthy living

    why start a side business?

    For those of you who have been around here for a while, you know that I’ve been doing this for a really long time. Like 14 years. Jewelry has been in my blood since the first beaded bracelet I made and sold my Freshman year of high school to earn money for Spring Break. It’s such a joy hearing the stories of what you all have stamped on your items – memorials, celebrations, words that impact your lives. Owning your own business definitely has its perks: you choose your schedule, you get all of the profits, the flexibility and being your own boss is amazing. But there are also some…

  • essential oils,  healthy living

    sometimes I just need to focus…

    We can all use a little bit of help in the area of focus sometimes, am I right? There are days where I sit down to make jewelry and it’s like “squirrel” every time my phone goes off or the dog barks. It’s no secret that I’ve come to love essential oils so I thought I’d share this focus blend with you all today. This blend is energizing and is perfect for studying, working or simply when you need some extra focus. You can apply it to your forehead, behind your ears, to the back of your neck or rub it in your palms and inhale it aromatically. In a…

  • business

    things are changing…

    If you’ve been on Instagram already today, you’ve seen all of the chatter about Instagram changing their algorithms and making the feeds non-chronological. Nearly everyone is posting pictures pointing to those triple dots in the top right corner and asking you to turn on post notifications. Well, I’m telling you today to please don’t do that. If you really want to, you can…however I know for myself I have enough distractions throughout the day. I don’t need my phone to ping every time someone posts a picture on Instagram. I’m telling you right now that getting a notification when I post a picture of a new item is not important enough…

  • create,  essential oils,  healthy living,  recipe

    homemade bath salts

    A few weeks ago I did a make & take at my house with a few friends. We made diffuser pendants, bath salts & sugar scrub. Today I want to share with you how to make an easy bath salt that is perfect for gift giving! It’s not too late to whip some of these up for gifts! The original recipe is from TidyMom. To make Lemon Rosemary Bath Salt you simply mix together the following: Ingredients: 2 cups epsom salt 1/2 cup baking soda 2-3 tbsp fresh rosemary; finely chopped 6-8 drops lemon essential oil 2-3 tbsp lemon zest (optional) I didn’t use that much rosemary in mine because…