California, Jewelry, subscription Box

Pura Vida

I received my first monthly Jewelry Box from Pura Vida today. I am so impressed.

The box it came in is beautiful. They way it was put together and wrapped up, it’s such high quality. You can tell this company cares a lot about the impression they make.

The box has a magnetic closure.

The papers inside are so cute. It looks like something you would get from California. (Which I am originally from California.)

They included this cute sticker.

Such attention to detail.

Wow, each piece of jewelry came in it’s own pouch.

It’s so beautiful. And it’s opal, my birthstone.

I love it.

They even sent me all these awesome stickers.

All in all, I am so pleased with this box. And this subscription. I love the California vibe of it. I can’t wait to see next months box.

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Arkansas, beauty, Business, Clothes

My dream

I’m about to try to make my dream come true. I have dreamed about owning a boutique for a long time. So now, I’m getting my business plan together to see if I can make this happen.

I already have a location picked out in my town that completes in Jan 2020. They will build it to how I want it for no extra charge. Which is amazing. I already have wholesalers picked out. And I know exactly how I want it to look. I even put it out there on a local town group I’m in and I got over 107 positive reactions. And they are still coming in.

I really hope I can make this happen. This is what I’ve always wanted to do. So please say a prayer for me or send those good vibes my way. I’d really appreciate it.

adventure, Arkansas, wanderlust

49 years young

On Sunday we celebrated my husbands 49th Birthday. I cannot believe he is almost 50. And I’m almost 40. Where has the time gone?

The day started with breakfast of pancakes and eggs. Then he opened his gifts. A record player and 3 records to get his collection going.

We then took him to lunch at The Crescent Hotel, which is the one of the most haunted hotels per the tv show, Ghost Hunters. We ate their award winning BBQ Chicken Pizza. It was amazing.

We explored Eureka Springs and ended the day at the Bavarian Inn, which is a German restaurant. We met his parents there for birthday dinner.

It was a great day. Probably one of the best birthdays in awhile. This has been a tough year for us. So I’m glad this birthday turned out great for him.

Arkansas, DadLife, daughters, family, Friends, Friendship, kids, MomLife, School

School Starting Soon

School starts next week. Where has the time gone? I can’t believe summer vacation is over. And now my youngest is starting school. She is going to Kindergarten. While I’m happy and excited for her new journey, I’m also saddened by the fact that I really have no more babies.

My youngest said, “mom, what if no one likes me?” I reassured her that won’t happen because she is the sweetest little girl ever and everyone will love her. She then said she doesn’t want to go to school because daddy will be home alone and miss her too much. I reassured her that daddy will be fine. He has lots of work to keep him busy till it’s time to pick her and her sister up at the bus stop.

I know she’s scared. She’s been home with daddy for so long and now she has to leave him for 8 plus hours a day. But I know she will be fine. She’s going to love school.

Arkansas, Clothes, Fashion, kids, Life, Missouri, parenting

H&M

My oldest has been bugging me for a few weeks now to take her to H&M. I get a kick out of that because that has been one of my favorite stores for some time now. She keeps getting on her dad’s phone and sending me pictures of outfits from there that she likes.

So today, we all piled in the car and drove to Joplin, Missouri to go to H&M. She was so excited. We let her and her sister pick out two outfits and a pair of shoes. As long as they promised to not wear them right now because they are for the first day of school.

I’ll post a new post tomorrow with pics of what they got. It’s so awesome seeing them pick out their own outfits and getting a sense of their own style.

adventure, Arkansas, DadLife, daughters, family, food, Home, Joy, kids, Life, love, marriage, MomLife, parenting, wanderlust

Heading to the Square

Today after dinner, we decided to take our girls to the downtown square to walk around, enjoy the weather and eat some ice cream.

We made a stop in a new chocolate store here called KYYA Chocolate. The girls tried milk chocolate mixed with marshmallow and myself and dad tried champagne infused chocolate. It was different. Not sweet. Kind of bitter but not in a bad way. I know that’s a weird way to describe it.

Next we went to the Spark Cafe Soda Fountain. The girls each got a milk shake and dad and I shared a cone of mint chip. We enjoyed our treat while walking around the square. We even found an awesome record store called Block St. Records. And of course, they mainly sold only records. I was sad they were closed because looking in the window, they had some awesome ones like Type O Negative, Iron Maiden, and Motley Crüe. We will definitely have to go back when they are open.

So all in all it was a great evening. The girls kept saying what a fun evening this was.