Friday, July 29, 2011

Pick 4...

This week's Pick 4, four random things that make me smile, are from our family vacation. We just got back from beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We rented a lovely home with my sister in law and her family, my mother in law, and friends DJ, Traci, and their son Grant.

Reading a good book and watching the kids play in the ocean.

Walking for miles along the beach. It was a great way to get in some exercise and people watch.

When I vacation at the beach, I try to find local bead shops. The bead shops by the beach seem to have a better selection. Here are some of the beads I got from High Tide Beads. Wood, bone, czech glass, copper, and African wedding beads.

An awesome animal print hair clip. I found this when we went outlet shopping. Cost me about $2 after all of the discounts. The biggest steal I got was an ivory A-line skirt from BCBG. Regular price was $66. After all of the discounts taken off, I got it for $7!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cherish the Day...

If you really know me, you know I love Sade. So you can imagine how happy I was when I heard on my car radio that she is coming to Greensboro, NC to perform on September 10th! I've seen her in concert twice back in the day. She was fab then, I heard she is even more fab now. Sade is timeless. I love the above look. Big, simple hoops with lots of necklaces! My kind of girl.
Stay tuned for my Sade hoops. They will be plain and simple, no beads. Classic. I will have medium sized, large, and jumbo. They will come in copper and silver.

Cherish the Day is my favorite Sade song. I hope you all are cherishing your day. Even in this heat. North Carolina feels like Jamaica yall.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pick 4...

Four random things that make me smile.

A bowl of bing cherries.

Its the presentation! Beautiful. Dessert served to my mom when we celebrated her birthday this past May.

Fresh pink flowers. Floral bouquet given to me for Mother's Day from my 4 year old nephew.

Beautiful art. I just love this. A statue of a lady and swan taken at Nemacolin Resort and Spa.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Are you Single...

One single earring. That's all you need. New in the boutique Feathers, chains, coral, and turquoise. Perfection. Have a great weekend yall. Stay fab.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Infinite Possiblities...

My fingers can not bend, crimp, hammer, or cut fast enough for all of the ideas I have for Sydney Austin Designs.

Got these pewter beads way back yonder. Just took awhile to figure out what to do with them. Tribal looking. Perks up a simple copper hoop.

Wood beads on a strip of leather. Love these.

Ladies, you need these in your life! Earrings do not have to match. Have some fun. The chain earring is very long, shoulder duster. The hoop is simple, very lightweight. Who cares if someone says, "You know you have 2 different earrings on...right?" Just say, "Yup" and keep it moving!

Oh yeah, I'm on tumblr. Still can't get the hang of it, cause I'm an html idiot. Need a HTML for dummies book. Check me out here

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pick 4...

I am really trying to stay committed and blog regularly! Each week I will post a blog titled "Pick 4." It will be randomly selected moments, events, things, etc. that make me smile. Here is the first post.

View from the top of the Shenandoah Mountains before my mom and I started our morning hike while on vacation last week.

Martinis with 3 of my girlfriends on the patio of Bleu Restaurant in Winston Salem. Having girl talk. Mine was strawberry lemonade martini.

Having a delicious meal with friends. I rarely order steak, but my girlfriend Kim persuaded me to try it. Peppered steak, collard greens (under the steak), and oven baked mac-n-cheese. The beef was very tender, took half of it home.

Big Basketball Wives inspired hoops that I wore to Bleu. Sold a pair the next day on my etsy site to a high school classmate, Carmen! They have personality!