Summer Jewel. Vintage Thrift.

Vintage pins make great statements. Collectors often have favorite themes like flowers, dogs, musical instruments and fruit. And, it’s always nice to add to a collection. I’ve never set out specifically to pick up a pin. I randomly stumble across them when doing something else. This time my washing machine broke forcing a quick trip…

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Bead Beauty. Natural Power.

Beautiful, natural stone beads always make great gifts. This wrap bracelet is made of amazonite. It’s said to encourage truth, courage and self-discovery. I gave this one to my daughter as she completed her first year of university. It comes from paybackgift.com, a retailer who curates handmade jewelry from artists worldwide. Their team is focused…

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Spring Bling. Flower Power.

Spring always brings new beginnings, growth and freshness! Less black and more color. Don’t get me wrong, I love black, wool and layering up in fuzzy delight, but it always feels good to embrace silk, cotton, romantic boho dresses and shoes – glorious shoes. You can express yourself with statement jewelry or refined collectibles. Looking…

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Equestrian Spirit. Horse Love.

I began riding at the age of ten and competed tirelessly in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions throughout my teen years. Once a girl falls for horses, it’s forever love. Even though life took me along a path to university and on to raising children, I never lost my passion. Doesn’t everyone want a pony?…

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Believe. Shine Bright.

Shine bright like a diamond. Rihanna’s words, and good ones at that. Really, wouldn’t it be nice if everyone believed in himself or herself? I think I can. I think I can. Those words belong to the Little Engine that Could. What a great little story for children and relevant at any age. Believing, trying,…

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Sweet Hearts. Pearl Jam.

Hearts and pearls are classic symbols of love. Timeless and beautiful, they have old-world charm, ooze romantic sentiments, and can be totally modern glam with the right outfit. I think every woman should have a pearl necklace in her collection. Even if not worn often, I guarantee you will find the right time and inspiration…

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