Life always has its ups and downs and I truly believe that no matter what you're going through there will be something, whether its as small as seeing a tiny wild bunny hopping around, to having your little niece tell you she loves you, there's always something to smile about.
Lately, I've been finding that through the busy-ness of school, transitioning to a new job, volunteering, and finding the time to just breathe, I found some sparkle that had me thinking, oooh perhaps a little shine and pretty might be fun!
When I first heard of stella & dot I thought to myself, meh it's just jewelry...Then I read more about the company, learned that one of my friends was a stylist, and read up on the trunk shows. I didn't want to jump on the trendy bandwagon, but I began really liking their jewelry and what their company stood for.
The first piece of jewelry I saw on stella & dot that I loved was this pretty number...
|Sloane Enamel Bangle|
Alas, it was way out of my price range of affordability for me...so I just put it waaaaaaaaaay in the back of my head. Then, opportunity knocked and my friend's friend, who happens to be a stylist, was selling her sample! Or if you hosted a trunk show she would give it to you for free. I jumped on this opportunity and set up a date and time for this trunk show that I had never done before in my life. I figured, if I could get something that I really wanted for free, why not set up a trunk show?! I'm always about free stuff, and this might be fun!
I'm somewhat of a shy person and meeting new people and let alone selling products is probably one of my weaker qualities. However, she seemed really nice and excited and once you get the trunk show date & time finalized the company makes it really easy on you to start it up.
I also have a very limited number of friends on my own here in Nebraska, thankfully my friends (including you readers too) can buy some lovely gifts online under my trunk show from now all the way up to August 24th. Just click this link ---> Ka'ili's Stella & Dot Trunk Show and you're on your way to some sparkle and shine. P.S. there's a 4th of July sale going on right now and the fall line will be coming out this weekend!!
At the end of all of this, I plan set up a Stella & Dot giveaway to one lovely reader, check back again in September when I'll post the hows and the whats of the giveaway.
Here are a couple of pieces I've already enjoyed sparkle time with:
A tid bit about the above earrings, I wore them to my interview at Children's Hospital & Medical Center, and my sister also wore them to an interview she had, and coincidentally, we both got hired at the respective companies! How crazy is that??!!
Aren't they pretty?
So, for me, these past couple weeks I've been finding some happy time with dressing up in pretty dresses, tops, and sparkly goodness. Of course you don't necessarily have to buy something new or sparkly to make yourself smile, but as a woman, it's a nice touch at times, and I hope to make others feel beautiful inside as much as they are beautiful on the outside, and if buying a gift for themselves will do that for them, I'm all for making someone smile.
Lessons for this post:
- Always be open to opportunities that are out of your comfort zone, you may realize that there are qualities in you that have yet to be shown to the world.
- Be open to making new friends. No matter where you live.
- In all the challenges, find it within yourself to be happy.... for your life, for your accomplishments, for your mistakes, and for your future goals.
- Always focus on what's ahead of you.
- Lastly, always continue to believe in yourself, in love, and in God, no matter what goes on in the world or in your life, always believe.
*cheers* to a wonderful Tuesday!
May all of you have a
blessed, safe, and fun
4th of July!