it’s the little things

 I get wrapped up too quickly in my everyday busy life and sometimes forget the little things. And to be grateful for those little things.  I came across these precious {handwritten} items and the quotes quickly reminded it’s the simple, small things that mean the most. All pieces from Laurel Denise.

"she lives life in her own little fairytale" $28

"you are my sunshine" bud vase $18

furbish studios

I recently came across the perfect place for ALL types of gifts and accessories. Furbish Studios has put together a unique variety of merchandise and gifts of all kinds. The prices are right too! I included my favorite finds below! 

{coral bracelet $12}
{Mr. & Mrs. cocktail glass set $18}
{earrings $18}
{tray $22}
{earrings $18}

gold chains

Recently in a craft store I came across this light weight gold chain {next to the ribbon and trims}. I knew it would make the greatest jewelry. I had majority of the supplies {and borrowed from pieces I wasn’t wearing} which made this DIY very inexpensive too!

{gold chain}
{beads added from old necklaces}
{necklace with vintage button added}

*bottle inspiration seen here 

heart of the matter…

I love, love, love this heart necklace. I have seen many versions at much more expensive prices. A friend of mine makes the version below!  I have had this piece for some time now and always receive compliments! {makes a great gift too}

{bashful love $24, jackie's jewels}

{Adina Reyter $338}

southwest for the fall

I love the southwestern influence that I have been seeing for the fall! I have compiled below some of my favorite southwest finds{best of all majority are under $60}!

{PonchoUrban Outfitters, $42, Shrug, Forever 21, $27.80}

{Tribal Print Pants, Forever 21, $17.80 Aztec Skirt, Asos, $60.34Tribal Skirt, Forever 21, $9.50}

{Watch, Urban Outfitter, $38, Hat, Urban Outfitters, $34 , Boots, LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, $58.99, Scarf, Forever 21, $8.80, Purse, Urban Outfitters, $59}

{feather earrings, Urban Outfitters, $29, necklace, Forever 21, $7.80}


I have had several friends rave about JewelMint. I recently joined and had my first item delivered and absolutely love it! I can’t get over the styles, price and precious package your item is delivered in.

Side note, you are not automatically charged monthly {you can skip any month, as long as you skip by the 5th of each month. And pay only when you order a piece you like}.

Look for joining specials as well. My first piece was only $14.99!

{perfect packaging}

{my first piece, the Astoria necklace}

their way & the DIY way

My sister saw these bracelets recently on a {reality show} celebrity and wanted to have them immediately! Instead of purchasing the below set for $62 she set out and made her own {and so graciously made me a set too}. You too can have your own with the simple steps below!

their way

{jelly bracelets with gold charms, $62}

the DIY way

{neon jelly bracelets, 144 pieces for $4.99,}

 Once you get the bracelets head out to your local crafts store and pick out your favorite charms {pick up some jump rings too}. To put the charms on you will need the jump rings and 2 pair of  pliers. Follow the simple steps below to add the charms to the bracelets!

  • Hold a pair of pliers in each hand
  • Use the pliers to grab onto one side of the opening of the jump ring
  • Take the other pliers and grab the other side of the ring
  • Push one side away from you while pulling the other side toward you so the jump ring opens
  • Hold on to the jump ring with one set of the pliers and with the other attach the charm
{the DIY way}

do it yourself…

{heavy clear elastic, assorted charms, wooden beads}

{simple knots will work to finish the bracelets off, a small drop of super glue wouldn't hurt!}

problem solved…

Out of sight, out of mind? Ever find yourself not wearing your jewelry because it’s not displayed? These bottles will solve that problem! Makes bracelets and watches so easy to see and organized! Not to mention an attractive table top decoration! Have fresh flowers, stick them in the bottles too!

{these bottles were purchased from Old Time Pottery for under $6 total. any bottles will work, bring some bracelets with you to make sure they fit around. or order online at World Market or Specialty Bottles.}