My Story. My Jewelry.
How my addiction helps you learn about me
Here’s the truth. I always turned my nose up at these things for whatever the reason was. Honestly, I have no idea what that reason was! Maybe I thought they were silly and too childish for my taste, or maybe it was just another network marketing product that I didn’t want to take part in. All I know is that after all these years, something kept me from liking them, until now. I was recently invited to an online Jewelry Bar party by my mom. She was helping her Women’s Group raise money for the Peace River Center Sebring Safe House, so I happily accepted the invitation to help out. Next thing I know, I’m curating a keychain locket of my life. These tiny charms, enchanting rhinestones, and plethora of lockets, have me going in debt!
After I purchased my very first Origami Owl living locket, I decided to host a party with intentions of possibly scoring some discounted or free products, because I really didn’t think any of my friends would buy anything (no offense! lol). It just so happened, at the same time, my mom decided to become a consultant (Shop Here), so I had my online party under her name! To my surprise, it actually turned out great. We had a few people purchase, as well as a couple people committed to hosting their own online party. At the end of the party, I received a couple discounted items and $$$ in free products! I went on an Origami Owl shopping spree, and I enjoyed every minute of it! I’m no longer able to wear necklaces because of the baby, so I decided to go all bracelets. I purchased three different colored wraps, one locket, and TONS of charms. I am now one of them. #noregrets
All You Need is Love and Five Dogs
Yes, you read that right, FIVE dogs. Welcome to my crazy, fur filled, life. We have a total of 5 dogs as of today. Let me introduce you to Ace, Buddy, Keiko, Jake, and Casper. Three of them are huskies, one blind, an Australian Shep mix, and the little runt of the pack is a Norwegian Elkhound mix. Each dog has his own personality, which usually leads to a lot of grumping, moaning, and sporadic outbursts. My husband, then boyfriend, and I, adopted the two mutts about 7 years ago, then not too long after that we “accidentally” walked into a pet store where I say we “rescued” the first husky from. Since then, there have been a couple foster dogs, and a few foster failures. Our blind husky was a foster failure, although my husband knew we were going to keep him but didn’t tell me. Then, about two years ago, we were transporting two huskies from South Florida to Central Florida on our way back from my birthday cruise. There sat, in the back seat of our truck, a scared little red husky, who immediately stole my heart. On our way to drop them both off, I looked at my husband and told him “that one is coming home with us!” Sadly, we were unaware of his fight with cancer, and we had to say goodbye to him not too long ago. With a new baby in the house, I was adamant that there were to be no more dogs, but true to form, we acquired our newest all white husky. I’ll say it again. No. More. Dogs.
Summer Lovin’ From a Florida Girl
Born and raised in South Florida, I’m your typical Floridian. I love the water, sun, palm trees, and flip flops. Put me on a boat with a sangria in hand and leave me alone while I bask in the sunlight. Every time I meet some one, I usually get the same remark when I tell them I’m a native Floridian. With Florida being the melting pot that it is, people are usually surprised to hear that I’m not from another state. If it weren’t for my husband, there’s a good chance I would have never left South Florida. For the past 7.5 years that I’ve been with him, we’ve lived in Orlando, Madiera Beach, California, and here we are back in Orlando. We are still trying to plan where we’ll be next, and I’m hoping it’ll be near the water. This whole, center of the state thing is a huge buzz to my water addiction! Nonetheless, I never really leave my South Florida roots. It’s flip flops and sun glasses all the time, except when it gets to be about 70 degrees, then I’m bundled up in my parka.
A Little Bit of Love
Have a mentioned my husband? He’s a good source of most of things I do, have been, and have. We met in South Florida about 7.5 years ago, where on our first date we ended up at a tiki bar where I stunned him when I paid for a round of drinks, then at a small hotel bar that turned into a laser show disco extravaganza! A couple years into our relationship, he received a job offer in Orlando. It was at that point where we were faced with either breaking up (long distance relationships aren’t our thing) or I leave everything I ever knew to move with him to the middle of the state. Here we are, five dogs, a baby, and a ring on our fingers. We have gone on a handful of adventures, moved across the state twice within a year, gone through layoffs, resignations, triumphs and tribulations. Times get tough, but we always manage to stick together.
A Little Piece of You
It’s amazing how one piece of jewelry can tell a story about your life, your love, your hobbies, anything. Like I mentioned before, I’m obsessed with creating these living lockets. You can check out all the adorable charms they have to offer if you’re interested in curating your own story. You can also host an online Jewelry Bar party, where you can receive free and discounted products like I did! Your life isn’t boring, so why should your jewelry be? Check out all the different ways you can tell your story here!