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Solar System Bracelet: 2017 Glimmering Gift Guide

If you or some you love is crazy over the Solar Eclipse or loves the solar system, check out this post and find the best hand crafted gift for yourself or someone you love!Solar System Bracelet By The Apollo Box

A total solar eclipse comes does not come around very often. August 2017 felt it was a huge deal! When it came around, so many people were so excited and in utter amazement whenever the eclipse went through. Unfortunately I missed it but my husband was able to see it and he said it was the most beautiful think that he is ever seen.  He talked about it for hours and I could see the sheer joy in his eyes as he told me about it. For me, that’s OK, because nothing will ever top my baby girl, therefore I’ve already seen the most amazing, beautiful thing ever.

If you saw it and were in awe or had something special occur in your life, than you are going to love this bracelet from the Apollo Box! The Solar System bracelet is handcrafted with unique gemstone planets and gold stars and works as a stunning accent piece to any outfit! I love that it has so many different colors and that it can be worn with casual outfits or even dressy clothes. The Apollo has so many awesome products I can’t even begin to tell you man seen my review previously about the Apollo Gift Boxes, I still have my Marimo Aquarium and I look at them all the

time. I don’t know if they’re growing but with the rate that they grow per year, I probably won’t be able to tell for about 10 years or so. But I digress, this isn’t about my amazing mod Marimo balls, this is about the new amazing Solar System Bracelet ….

Their response of those that I knew that saw it was so interesting and I’m very curious to know what others saw and felt when they saw The eclipse go by especially those who were in the “” ideal places I feel like in life we have a tendency to stop paying attention to things around us we lose sight of the beauty in the little, everyday things because we’re blinded by the normalcy of it all. So today, I’m issuing a challenge I challenge you to notice and find the beauty in something ridiculously small that you see every day. Not the things that you always see beauty in but the things that you haven’t seen beauty and sense perhaps you were a young child such as a blade of grass or falling leaf.  For me, this bracelet stands as a reminder to not only notice the beauty in the big things but to stand in awe of the beauty of the small things that we come across every single day.

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A Touch Of Dazzle: Perfect for Everyone!

I remember personalized jewelry being so much harder to come by when I was a kid.  Someone having a piece with their children or grandchildren’s birthstones was not as easy to come by as it is today.  Even though it is more readily accessible, the love for it has not changed.  I absolutely love that it is now easier to get for gifts though!


Touch of Dazzle has so many wonderful and gorgeous pieces in their collection.  I absolutely love that they come with birth stones for all months!  That makes it super easy to give anyone one as a gift!  I already had an Oragami Owl necklace that was bought for me a couple of years ago and I have to admit, the price difference is huge but the quality seems to show no difference.  In fact, I actually like the gems in this collection better than the other!  My only complaint is that I can’t wear more than one at a time.  Life can be so very hard!

Whether you are looking for a gift for someone else or to treat yourself, definitely check out Touch of Dazzle!  You won’t regret it!  Although I did receive this product for free in exchange for a review, my opinions are honest and original.  I’d love to hear your thoughts!auntie-necklace-touch-of-dazzleAuntie Necklace

I absolutely LOVE the Auntie necklace.  I have so many babies that call me Auntie and so many wonderful people I am fortunate enough to call my sisters!  This necklace is perfect!!!  Be sure and check out the many fabulous designs they have!

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Quan Jewelry Earrings Review

Earrings4I received these earrings to review from Quan Jewelry and was very excited when they arrived.  They looked adorable on the site. Here are the product details from the company:

  • Open heart earrings with high-quality crystals.
    925 sterling silver.
    Butterfly clasps.
    Available in Pink and Silver.
    Perfect gift any time of the year.
    Packaged with loving care from the USA.

When they arrived, they were packaged in a cute little fold up paper gift bag, then in a small cinch bag containing the actual earrings.  Unfortunately, one of the earrings in the bag was broken.  The silver heart with the crystals on it had broken away from the earring base.  I contacted the company and they were completely gracious and quickly sent out a replacement pair.  Needless to say, I was very pleased with the amazing customer service.

I am the type of girl who leaves earrings in for a while, I don’t take them off every night or change them out frequently.  After about two months wear, the same thing happened to the new pair that was wrong with the original.  The part of the heart with the crystals came unglued and fell off.  While I did get a lot of wear out of them, I expect my earrings to last a good bit longer than two months of wear.  Perhaps if I hadn’t wore them constantly, they might have lasted longer, or I would have at least lost one before they had a chance to fall apart on me.



Classic Hardware: A New Vintage Jewelry

ClassicReviewWhen I came across Classic Hardware, I was immediately drawn in.  Though not all of it is ‘my style’, there was something about it that called to me.  Repeatedly I went back and browsed their selection, trying to figure out what drew me there.  Their site is designed very well, but it wasn’t just that.  I love the classic style and the vibe it gives off.

They have many pieces that I am fascinated by, that make me smile when I look at them.  Of course, with 17 amazing artists, there are bound to be all sorts of pieces that you’ll love too!  As a matter of fact, I went back to find the name of the designer for the pieces I received and got distracted.  I know I lost at LEAST a half hour checking out the new stuff and re-doing my wish list from their site.  LOL.

The owner of the company, and one of the designers, is Karyn Cantor.  Checking out her site and seeing the amazing artists she has gathered will give you a deeper appreciation for her artistic eye!

The artist who designed the above images is named Melissa Conteras.  She has some great animal pieces, and the proceeds to the particular collection I got go partially to conserve animal wildlife.  I thought that was really cool.  😀  Though we all know I love monkeys, the elephant in this design stands out to me for some reason.  She is beautiful, as are all the animals.  I also love the zebra, as for whatever reason it too seems to call my name.

Both of the above images are from the Endangered Species Collection.  If you have a love for animals, you’ll find lots of pieces you have to have!  Personally, I don’t buy animal skinned or anything that looks like it just because I don’t want to support even the idea that it’s okay, but the pieces in this collection let me show my love for animals without any implication or representation of harming animals.  I think that’s one of the reasons I love this particular collection so much!

The sponsor asked me to point out a site that they support, Born Free USA and I am putting them on my list to support now!  Don’t let the name fool ya, they support causes all over the world.  I’m particularly pleased that they have a section of Canadian Projects, among other things.  I have a very dear friend who is Canadian (as well as a great aunt that lives there now) and my friend has given me a love for her country through her shear passion for it!  😀  (You can check her out at Journeys of the Zoo)  Moving on though…  LOL.  Born Free USA supports some great ways you can help out wildlife, as we all know not all of society is remembering that these beautiful creatures are an invaluable source of so much goodness to the world!  Jump over and check them out, perhaps you’ll add them to your list as well!

Getting back to my review, there was really only one thing that I wasn’t quite pleased with.  The bracelet is an 8 inch bracelet but due to the design of the pendants, it fits wrists a little smaller than 8 inches.  I easily solved that problem with a trip to Hobby Lobby by purchasing a link to add onto the end.  It doesn’t take away from the design and now it fits comfortably.  Problem solved!

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