Favorite Things

It’s often the little things in life that put a smile on our face, so I thought a blog post dedicated solely to such things would be a good idea. 🙂 These are little things that never fail to make me happy…

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Macarons

It took me literally years to find out what these things were called. Once I found out what they were called, I was on a mission to try one! I went to a local French bakery and had my first try at macarons (I remember the two flavors I first tried, and it was raspberry and pumpkin spice). I’ve been in love with them ever since! Funny enough, there is a Johnny Quik gas station in my city that has a tiny coffee bar (Rare Earth coffee) and they also sell fresh macarons! That’s where I got the ones in the above picture.

This Cup

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I guess it should be known that I have an obsession with polka dots, and I bought this pretty Kate Spade cup when I was in Santa Monica, CA.  I use it literally every day, so it definitely gets good use! Since it’s about to get into the colder months now, I need to buy one in the thermal mug version, ha!

Honeydew Slushies

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This thing is ADDICTING! I discovered it at a cute little Taiwanese-themed coffee and tea shop called Taipei 101 here in Fresno, CA. It’s amazing…there are almost no words for how delicious this thing is.

Cold Stone Creamery

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This one is the skinny vanilla ice cream with sprinkles, served in a delectable waffle cone. How can you not be happy while eating this?

Betsey Johnson Bags

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I have to admit – I really am obsessed with Betsey Johnson’s line of cute bow bags. I have three of them (and have told myself I can’t buy any more!) and they get a lot of compliments! I’m a sucker for anything super girly, and definitely anything with a huge bow on it.

Clown Cones from Baskin Robbins

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Every since I was a child, I have loved clown cones! I still get them on rare occasions, and they’re so fun to eat. Mint chocolate chip is my favorite.

Ballet Flats

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These are my all-time favorite pair of shoes, ever. I’m really drawn to ballet flats with jewels on them, and these take the cake!

These are just a few of my favorite things…I have a loooong list of others, especially when it comes to music/movies and such, but I’ll save that for another blog post. 🙂

Jewelry Creations

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Hello all!

For my first official blog post, I thought I’d take the time to talk about one of my favorite hobbies: designing my own rings. At first I just did it for fun, but then I decided to open my own Etsy shop about a month ago (which you can find here).

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Beginnings

The first rings I began making, I glued onto a wooden plank, then framed the ring with a string of pearls. That was a lot of trial and error, because the string of pearls continuously popped off. The main decorative pieces I use are cabochons and acrylic crystal beads. I use gorilla glue to keep everything glued down tight! In my experience, it’s the best glue I’ve ever used.

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I always have fun making new ring creations. I love anything bright, cute and fun, so when I’m designing rings, that’s always what I aim to create in the end.

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As of recently, I discovered lovely cameos (the foundation for the rings pictured above, at my work station). These little things are my go-to when designing rings now, because they’re perfect settings and they come in so many different colors. 🙂

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As I mentioned earlier, I opened my own Etsy shop about a month ago! It was something that was on my bucket list for a long time, and I finally went for it. My shop name is PinkBopp; there’s a funny story behind that, too. I couldn’t come up with a shop name, so I randomly merged my favorite color (pink) and my favorite comet (Hale-Bopp) since I’m a bit of an astronomy nerd. Random, I know!

Overall, I’m happy with all of my little creations, and I love being able to wear them out-and-about, and most of all, be able to say I made it myself when people ask where I got it. 🙂