Month: July 2010

The Vintage Pearl

I've been meaning to write this particular blog for some time but realized I hadn't taken the pictures that I needed to do it justice. I've finally gotten my act together and so here it is. One day back in March/April I was reading one of my favorite mommy blogs Mom2y6pack and she mentioned another mommy blog that makes jewelry. TheVintagePearl was the name and the blog was very cute but the jewelry was even better. I browsed the entire site and immediately thought this was the answer to my mom's Mother's Day gift. I love anything customized/personalized and my mom has been wanting something like this for some time. My first order was a necklace for my mother. It was two hollow circles one slightly larger than the other. On the big outer ring was mine and my sisters first name. On the inner hollow circle were the names of my niece and my son. I was pumped up about my order yet nervous at the same time. I hadn't thought of a plan b gift if this didn't work out. Rest assure I received it a few weeks later and it was a beauty. It came in a little small draw string mesh bag with a tiny silver cleaning cloth. The package was really cute and simply most importantly it was gift ready. LOVE IT!

How do you love?

Yesterday as I was walking to the Metro (Subway) I got to thinking about life and love. Random I know but that's how this brain of mine works. In my thinking I put love in two categories. a.) you are in love with your significant other and loving and affectionate.
b.) you show your love by being a great provider and parent.
I then thought of the couples I know and placed them into one of the above categories; of course this is based on my own opinion using what I know about them and how they interact with one another. Naturally I know more about some more than others, but that's what made my thoughts even more interesting. Either way I was really intrigued by this thinking and sought out some opinions and thoughts from others.

Girl, where did you get those?

Anyone that knows me knows I like funky and different things. Either I make them, stumble upon them or simply seek them out. Well one night I was OEF'ing (read browsing the inter webs) on Fotki natural hair albums. I came across this girl with some hot earrings on; picture after picture I saw bold, creative, and funky styles. I had to know where she got them from. She told me a place called Nappy Rutz. Oh word! Nappy Rutz creates Nappy Inspired T-shirts and handmade earrings designed with a Natural woman in mind! Sounds like me huh? I know! Too bad my napps are currently held hostage by these micros. Nevertheless here are the two pair of earrings I ordered.