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“Tis the season to say YES … a look into our engagement ring selection”

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“Tis the season to say YES … a look into our engagement ring selection”

The classic~   The “classic” as defined by me is the timeless solitaire made famous by Tiffany and Co. No matter the shape of the diamond, when it’s set in a prong head with a polished band…that screams “classic” to me. We have a wide variety of the classic in every shape. This style opens up to a wide range of wedding band choices. You can choose to stick with the classic band, add one with diamonds, one with gemstones, or a couple of each. The classic lends itself to be pretty versatile and we have them to fit every...

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Candy's Top 5 Under $500

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Candy's Top 5 Under $500

This week I want to present a showcase of some of my top 5 items in a very affordable category. Our boutique has an extensive array of gorgeous treasures and it can be overwhelming to navigate through the tons of sparkling pieces. I’ll give you a few items to glance at that might give you some holiday gift ideas.   Top 5 under $500 My first pick would be these elegant and streamline gemstone drop earrings. With an excellent price point you are getting genuine blue sapphires set in 14k white gold. The lever backs make them practical for everyday...

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Blog Challenge #18: The meaning behind your blog name

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Blog Challenge #18:  The meaning behind your blog name

Today’s blog challenge would be more suited to be answered by our wonderful store owner:   My father started our family business over 30 years ago. We have grown out of that original space, but still operate as a walk-in store. Many of our clients have been with us for those entire 30 years. Growing up, I would frequently come to the store with my father. After going to college and working outside the area, I felt a pull back to the customer service my family has always prided themselves in. As times changed, I saw the need to develop...

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Blog Challenge #17: What is your most proud moment?

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Blog Challenge #17: What is your most proud moment?

To narrow down my most proud moment would be difficult. I have several and they all have to do with family. My family has always been my center focus. Life isn’t as sweet without having the ones you love around you. Here are a few of my most proud moments:   #1 Being my daddy’s daughter     I am my mother’s daughter as well, of course. But when I lost my dad over a decade ago, I become more and more proud of being his daughter every day. When I recognize his traits in myself or have a sweet...

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Blog Challenge #15: Timeline of My Day

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Blog Challenge #15: Timeline of My Day

I start my day around 6:30 am. I have always been a morning person and thankfully so because my little 3 month old likes to start his day around this time too. I make my coffee, let my puppies out, feed my sweet boy, and put on CMT. Music in the morning helps me shake off fatigue and feel energized.   Here’s a beautiful sunrise picture from my porch.   I like to get my work done in the mornings too. Our online boutique usually lists about 20 new items each day. It is always exciting to see what new...

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