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Work Work Work

Work Work Work

Cindarelly Cindarelly… Today is definitely a work day for me. I’ve gotten off on the right foot by creating my first official Facebook ad! A few days ago I hit 100 likes on my page! In the grand scheme of the Facebook world, this is highly un-impressive, however, in the grand scheme of my life as a starving artist, this was the most exciting thing that happened to me in the month of March. Anyways, Facebook ROCKS and they sent me a coupon for $50 of free advertising. So my hopes are that by the end of the week, my likes will grow exponentially. Fingers crossed!

In other news, this weekend was Easter weekend and I am still coming down off of my candy high. My sweet boyfriend made me a healthy salmon dinner last night and I felt SO much better. So naturally my next move was to stop by Burger King this morning for a croissant sandwich. And a miniature Cinnabon. All of that being said, I really want to try to focus part of this blog on the health/wellness side of Happiness. I would love to dedicate one post a week to trying out a healthy recipe and share how it goes. Thoughts, tips and tricks of food blogging would be MUCH appreciated.

I’m off for the day to make more beaded creations and stalk pinterest for a recipe to try tonight! Perhaps I can post a what-i-ate-wednesday post tomorrow….. 🙂 Have a healthy day and BEad Happy!

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Stack of the Day!

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Good morning bloggers! This is me checking out my brand new WordPress app…. Loving this stack. Somehow, every piece of jewelry that I am attracted to ends up being turquoise. Is it just me, or should turquoise be the number one arm candy staple?

I have potential HUGE news in my life that I’m hoping to share within a week…. Keep your eyes out 🙂

Make today great and remember to always BEad happy!!!

Whining and Wine-ing

Once again, I find myself writing this after a loooong hiatus. I have been in a total lazy, fatty, fried food-induced, post-vacation coma creative funk the past few weeks and I am hoping that this is the end and that I will finally be able to commit myself to becoming a true blogger. So here goes….

In the month of March, I have been guilty of whining. A lot. While it has been for various reasons, not a single one of them have been legitimate, which is pretty sad for a perfectly healthy and happy 23-year-old. The silver lining of this??? I have realized that it has been happening, and I am vowing to make it stop, effective now. To make it a little easier to quit whining cold-turkey, I am going to take up WINE-ing.

Wine-ing is a term that may already exist for all I know, but for the purposes of this blog will be defined as enjoying a glass (or four) of my favorite adult beverage some time after the hour of 5pm (okay, 4:30). I have gotten off to a great start with my wine-ing tonight! It has even inspired me to make some new bracelets 🙂

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Spring has sprung 🙂 Now if only the weather would catch on. I thought it was supposed to be hot in Georgia??

In other news, this month was my annual girls trip to Cabo San Lucas (aka, the best place on earth) and we had a BLAST. Here are some pics from the trip!

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Loves.

Also, I have turned into the world’s corniest human, so I couldn’t resist…..

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Well bloggers, I am off to enjoy some of the other creative minds that I can find on WordPress! I hope to find some inspiration and motivation to write again tomorrow. Cheers to WINE-ing!!! Always remember to BEad Happy 🙂 🙂 Much love.

Thanks to Skinny Margs….

Hello blogosphere! I finally got around to making some bracelets tonight. After a skinny margarita (and a half), I was feeling it. ABOUT TIME! I need to get over this creative block issue if I am going to really take off with this bracelet making… I’m thinking it could potentially be a problem. Maybe I need skinny margs every night? Let’s go with that.

At any rate, new bracelets are on the market. Now to get them OFF the market, so I can replenish my bead stash 🙂

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Welcome to my office. Tonight, Idol. I’m seriously missing Steven Tyler.

And here are the finished goods!

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Now I am off to what promises to be a VERY late night of cleaning and coming up with a delicious, low-cal dessert to make for my man for our 8-month anniversary date tomorrow night. Ideas welcomed! BEad Happy my friends!

Trips and Treats

After a long week and a half of traveling, exercising and attempting to eat healthy, I am finally back to add another chapter to my blogging journey! I haven’t worked on my bracelets in over a week and I am writing this blog post in the hopes that the creative flow will jump back into my body.

Two weekends ago, I took my very first trip to Boston to visit friends of my boyfriend, Jason. It was AWESOME. Talk about a much needed get-away. That being said, it pretty much obliterated any shot there was of me moving to any state where the winters stay consistently below freezing. Another trip this past weekend to the midwest did not help those odds. I am still parked in front of a space heater wearing a sweater and uggs, trying to get my body temperature to return to normal. Here are a couple of pics from Boston!

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Talk about a beautiful city! I would live there in a second if it weren’t for the sub-arctic temperatures.
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Georgetown Cupcakes…. Chocolate Banana and Coconut. No further explanation needed. Thank God for a boyfriend who loves food as much as I do.
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Last, but certainly not least, my sweet boyfriend, Jason and I enjoying some margs. Love him 🙂
While I LOVE to travel, I tend to over-indulge when I am in places that I have never been before, or don’t go often. Or when I go out to eat. Or when I drive past a bakery. Let’s just say, I like to eat delicious food, regardless of the nutrition label. So when I got back from Boston and my mom informed me that I had been volunteered (by her) to join her and my dad in a Biggest Loser contest, I was a little skeptical about the fact that they thought I needed to be included in this contest. I went along with it, because I was trying to be supportive of my parents and because I still have hopes that I can eclipse my middle sister for the title of favorite child. THEN, I weighed myself for the first time in months to get my starting point. I was a little more than slightly taken aback, and I have now flipped my competitive switch on and plan to beat the crap out of them. Forget being the supportive daughter. Sooo, I have been using my new favorite apps, Nike Training Club and Lose It, and I have had a successful week in spite of having a couple McDonalds runs on my second trip!
I am now adjusted to my new, healthy lifestyle and it is time to get back to being an artsy hipster. Stacking up a few bracelets has inspired me to string up some new styles today, so be on the look-out for NEW and exciting pics! Here are the neutrals I went with today. They were a pretty wicked (I picked up some Boston lingo) compliment to my tan sweater, if I do say so myself.
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I’m now feeling creative and energized! Off to make some Smart-Pop and string up some BEautiful BEads!!!!! BEad happy readers 🙂

Look-alike Lottery

Nordstrom

If there is one place in the world that I know will never let me down. Will never disappoint. Will never let me walk away empty-handed… It is Nordstrom. I have always held a strong belief that Nordstrom is the best place on Earth and that if I am in search of happiness or warmth, I need travel no further than the beautiful mecca of decadence that is Nordies. Unfortunately, during several stages of my life which I am sure others can relate to (poor college student, struggling recent grad and my current status: self-employed creative mind), I have seriously lacked the funds to indulge my passion.

There are three words that create a solution for the financially-challenged with incurable Nordies lust: Mix, Replicate and for the love of God, FOCUS.

Now for the cool part: Mixing and Focusing are things that anyone can do on their own. I have now mastered the art of replicating! For certain jewelry pieces, at least. Pictured above are two sets of bracelets. The set on the left is Simone Sebbag and was featured in the most recent Nordstrom catalogue, where a lovely, tan model showcased how easily these bracelets can work themselves into your next beach vacation wardrobe. Stunning… and also $522 for the set. I don’t know about all of you other Spring-Breakers out there, but I would feel much better about spending my hard-earned cash on some skinny margs.

Luckily, now you don’t have to sacrifice style for a bargain! At just $16 a piece and $44 for a set of 3, Bead Happy bracelets are a high-quality alternative that allows you to rock the latest trend on vacay without spending a whole paycheck. The WHOLE set on the right is available for $132. Now I would say that is something to BEad happy about.