May Birthstone – Emerald

  Where is can be found Most emerald deposits are currently mined in Colombia, Brazil, and Zambia. They are mined throughout the world (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Australia, United States) but these are the three major sources.   Facts Emerald is always green. The deeper the color, the more valuable the stone. Emerald always has some inclusions. If there are none, it’s Read More…

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April Birthstone – Diamond

  Where it can be found Diamonds are present in about 35 countries. South Africa, Russia and Botswana are the main producers of gem diamond while Australia produces most of the industrial diamond. They are also found in India, Brazil, China, Canada and the United States.   Facts  Diamonds are the most expensive stones in the world – I looked Read More…

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March Birthstone – Aquamarine

  Where it can be found The majority of aquamarine is found in Brazil. Other important deposits are in Angola, Kenya, central Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Ural Mountains in Russia, Tanzania, Colorado/USA, and Zambia.   Facts Aquamarine is the wedding anniversary gemstone for the 19th year of marriage. Aquamarine is associated with the zodiac sign of Pisces and the Read More…

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Subtle Ways to Wear Green this Saint Patricks Day

While I love being festive I’m not an over the top dresser. As a busy work at home mom, I like to keep things pretty simple, casual and functional. I like to be more subtle when it comes to dressing for the holidays.   So here are subtle ways to wear green and have a subtle Saint Patricks Day! Jewelry Read More…

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Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. February 13th is a day for ladies celebrating ladies.   So why should you celebrate Galentines day this year? It’s a day to say I love you. Sometimes we don’t take the time we should tell the women in our lives how much we love them, how much they’ve impacted Read More…

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3 Effective Ways to Clean Tarnished Silver Jewelry

One of the most common questions I get from my friends and customers is:   How can I clean my tarnished jewelry?    Most of the jewelry I make is made of sterling silver which is a fine metal and no matter how you take care of it, eventually it will probably tarnish. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it again Read More…

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February Birthstone – Amethyst

  Where it can be found Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Siberia, Canada, India, Bolivia, and Argentina and in the U.S.; most of the Amethyst comes from Zambia.   Facts Amethyst was once revered as the “jewel of the gods”. Amethyst is the official gemstone of the province of Ontario. Amethyst has been used to symbolize deep Read More…

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Printable Dragon Valentines

Last year when we were getting ready for Valentine’s day I asked what kind of valentines my boys wanted and my oldest, Mr. lover of all things mythology related, said he wanted dragon valentines. Which I couldn’t find so we made our own.   For these dragon Valentines, we went with joke ones because who doesn’t love a good joke? Read More…

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20+ Tools to Organize Your Busy Mom Life

There is something about the start of a new year that makes you want to look back at the past and want a new, organized start, even for those of us with a very busy mom life. I always start the year with a new sort of energy and with an out with the old and in with the new mentality. Read More…

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January Birthstone – Garnet

  Where it can be found Garnet is found all over the world and you can find different types of garnet in different countries. Almandine garnet star-stones are found in India and the USA. Spessartite: Brazil, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the USA. The best specimens come from Namibia and are called “Mandarin spessartine (spessartite)”. Read More…

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The Worlds Best Cheeseball

I am not a cheesball person. When someone mentions the word cheesball my mind is taken to those hard chedder ones covered in nuts that we got gifted oh so many times during the holidays. So when I was at a baby shower a few years back people kept taking about how amazing the cheesball was and all I could do was Read More…

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Must Have School Lunch Products

While fun school lunch products aren’t going to make or break a school year, they sure make things funner! It’s back to school time. I’m sort of ready, sort of not. It’s hard seeing your kiddos go off in a place where you have little control of but at the same time you know it is a step towards them Read More…

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Easy Harry Potter Cake – Monster Book of Monsters

  Easy Harry Potter Cake Harry Potter fans are you ready to make an easy Harry Potter cake? This is the year of cakes in our family. Every other year we do big fun parties with decorations, friends, games and everything. But with super simple cupcakes because who has time for all that and a fun cake? Not this mama. Read More…

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