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The ugly truth about bitting off more than I could chew...

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Last night, I found myself feeling overwhelmed, underprepared and defeated at my dining room table. I had just finished packaging 30+ watercolor calendar orders and was turning my focus to The Earring Envelope - my new monthly earring subscription. I was hitting a wall on so many levels - exhaustion, lack of creativity and I was literally out of time for dreaming up a new earring design that I had promised subscribers by Monday.ย  Mentally, I began writing my apology email to those who had signed up, ready to refund their money! I mean, who decides to launch their seasonal...

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October Favorites: Courtney's Current Crush List

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I let the month of September completely squeak by without curating a list of my current crushes but I'm back to round out October with a few of my favorite things! Without further ado... 1) Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum Two weeks ago, I was battling a n-a-s-t-y cold. I called it the "flu shot flu." I was reaching for chapstick hourly and I realized that my lips were getting dryer and dryer by the hour. I was using a Bert's Bees chapstick and truthfully, it simply wasn't the bees knees. Maybe it's the name of their game...

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Get ready to Jingle and Mingle!

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Gastonia, Belmont, Charlotte, Dallas, and Denver NC friends... Start making your lists and checking them twice.Shopping with us is twice as nice! I've teamed up once again with my childhood best friend to bring back our annual Jingle Mingle. Come kick off your Christmas shopping with hand painted gifts and home decor, jewelry, ornaments and ๐’”๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’†! Shopping Hours: Friday, Oct. 18th - 8:30-11 AM & 5-8 PMSaturday, Oct. 19th - 9-11 AM ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ– ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’˜๐’๐’๐’… ๐‘ซ๐’“๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’๐’๐’Š๐’‚, ๐‘ต๐‘ช ย 

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5 Trends for Fall 2019

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If you're anything like me, then you, too, rely on the glossy pages of magazines or internet articles to tell you what's in, or out, of style. I'm no trend setter - far from it actually - but as a jewelry designer, it's importantย for me to stayย in-the-know when it comes to fashion so that my designs align with what's on trend.ย  Fall 2019 designs hit the runways ofย the "Big 4" back in February: New York, London, Paris & Milan. While there are some bold statements still being made {like 90's neon that I'm just not sure I can get behind},...

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August Favorites: Courtney's Current Crush List

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It's nearing the end of August which means it's time for my monthly edition of Courtney's Current Crush List! It's where I share with you the things I'm currently loving and using and think you *need* to know about. I am in no way affiliated with these products. They are simply of my own opinion, and I love them! :) And I think you should too! First up - The Happy Stripe Simplified Planner by Emily Ley.ย  ย  I take my planners very seriously! Technology is great, but nothing will ever compare to that of a paper planner! I've tried...

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