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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!

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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.

Welcome to my life

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My name is Stephanie and I am your average 23 year-old girl, trying to find my way in life. I have been out of school for about 2 years and have recently left a job in corporate America in the hopes of finding something that I can honestly say brings me joy. In the past month or so, that thing has turned out to be making jewelry, namely, AWESOME stretchy bracelets. I know what you are thinking (well, I know what my dad is thinking)… Will becoming a starving artist really bring you that much joy? While being a tie-dye wearing, late-rising, free-spirited hippie bead lady may not be the most realistic career path, I am seizing the opportunity to try it out… while also seeking part-time employment that actually provides an income.

With this blog, I am hoping to accomplish a few things. Obviously, I think that I should be the most sought-after source for stretch bracelets in this great country of ours. Potentially the world. Here’s to hoping that WordPress is the ultimate secret to success! In addition to becoming world-famous, I am also looking forward to discovering a little something about myself along the way. I hope to make at least one person laugh, cry or decide to unleash their own creative genius on my journey to discover the way to truly BEad Happy.