I constantly joke about my hands and how they can feel like rough old lady hands at times. On top of being over excessive about washing my hands throughout the day, being a jewelry metalsmith adds to the roughness. From cuts, burns (sometimes) to filing my hands take quite a beating. My mom always says to lotion them every time I was, but to be honest I forget. While in the kitchen one day I decided to mix up a concoction for my dry hands and I must say even my little one was impressed on how soft this kitchen mix up made our hands. He was even more excited to make a video of us mixing it up…just watch and see!
With such a busy schedule cooking and meal prepping nowadays happen on the fly. For the past few years, actually since my older boys went off to college, my husband and I kind of just wing it with dinner each night. Our little one, Aiden, will eat fruits for breakfast, lunch and dinner (I’m not even lying), we’ve nicknamed him a “fruit-a-tarian.”
I’m always adventurous when it comes to trying different vegetables and fruits, which is why when I came across an orange cauliflower in the supermarket I just knew I had to try it. Debating for about a week on how to cook it and praying that it didn’t spoil, I finally settled on trying out cauliflower tacos. I must say they came out pretty tasty that I just had to share the recipe.
Now when I cook, I don’t measure out anything (I’m from the Caribbean the only time we measure is if we’re baking), so if you feel like adding a little more or less of these ingredients go for it, you really can’t mess it up.
1 head of cauliflower
1 T of olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
⅛ tsp of cayenne pepper (or just give it like 2 shakes)
1 tsp of sazon
¼ cup of sliced red onion
Lime cut into wedges
1 avocado – sliced
Freshly chopped spinach
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl chop cauliflower florets into a bowl and give them a nice rinse in cold water. Add olive oil and onions then use a spoon toss florets and onions together. Add remainder of dry ingredients and mix together until completely combined. Put cauliflower on baking sheet and place in over for about 25-30 minutes. Once cauliflower is cooked spoon it onto warmed corn tortillas and add chopped spinach, avocado slices, salsa and a little bit of feta cheese with a little squeeze of lime juice over tacos.
It’s been a while I know! I have been really sowing some seeds, thinking, strategizing and just overall “getting my life” as the youngsters say now, but I’M BACK!
Well it’s Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day so hope you have a happy one planned. Personally, I’ve never been a lady that really gets all excited or wants to go out and celebrate the day of love. One Christmas just ended a little over a month ago, my anniversary is next month followed by an April birthday, so yes I usually opt out of Valentine’s Day. However, I do like seeing the Valentine’s Day decor in stores.
If you’ve ever taken a road trip with me or been in a car with me for more than 2 hours while I’m driving. There are two things about me:
1. I play DJ push and play like crazy (no really it even drives my 6 year nuts–he’s like Mom just let the song play)
2. I create really random playlists of songs I want to hear and they tend to be REALLY random.
For Valentine’s Day I came up with the idea of creating a playlist of RANDOM songs about love, relationships and anything else that equates to this holiday. I think I did a good job (I hope), trying not to make it too random, but just enough for you to keep your head bopping and saying “Oh I remember this song…”
If you have Apple Music, you’re in luck because that’s where I’ve added the playlist. Just click the link below and enjoy!
What started as custom order from a dear friend of mind has turned into a profound message that many can relate to. Sometimes little trinkets, like jewelry pieces like this are a gentle reminder that we should be in pursuit of our true dreams.
We all have dreams that one day we hope will become our reality. Whether it’s starting your own business, traveling the world, paying off debt or crossing items off your bucket list, the important thing to remember is that dreams are possible and can become your reality if you allow them. So ask yourself right now, what are your dreams? What’s stopping you from going after them? What can you do right now to get yourself on track to pursuing them? Now by no means am I an expert on giving advice in this arena, BUT I do know of a few things that have helped me along way. Here goes:
Get in company with those who have similar dreams of what you’re trying to accomplish
In other words, build a support system with those who are trying achieve the same dreams and goals as yourself. It helps, trust me. Now I know many of you may say where do I find these individuals? Social media groups, meetups and networking events are an excellent place to start. No excuses, there are so many Facebook Groups that you can join to find these support systems.
Start each morning reflecting on your dream
It’s time to change your mindset, each morning take 5 minutes to sit down and really think about your dream, get all that positive energy in to start the day.
Do something each day that takes you a step closer to that dream
I think the classic excuse people tell themselves is “I’m busy” or “I don’t have time.” Well you know that 1 hour you spend scrolling through social media feeds (yes we all do it), that is now your reclaimed time, use that one hour to do something related to pursuing your dream. Now I’m using the social media analogy, but there are other ways we waste our time throughout the day so if it’s not social media then it’s probably something else, just get busy that’s all that matters.
Comparison is the thief of joy
Stop comparing yourselves to others. It doesn’t do you any good. You can and will be great at whatever it is you’re trying to achieve. Everyone has a different story. Just because someone had a struggle story to achieve their dream doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have the same exact story. As a matter of fact, you’re probably not.
Reward yourself when you hit milestones
Each time you hit a small goal or milestone reward yourself with something. It can be something small and save the big celebrations for when you hit major milestones. Rewards help keep us going.
To help you spark some motivation or to keep it going, order your Chase Your Dreams cuff and receive FREE SHIPPING, just use the code dreamchaser at checkout.
Next week marks the midway point of the summer season. If you haven’t had a chance to getaway yet for the summer, well you still have time. I must say my summer has been a very busy one. I haven’t even gotten around to posting up pictures from our vacations just yet.
The biggest issue I have is “what to pack?” I personally cringe at the idea of being on vacation and having to go and find an outfit for a particular event or outing and I absolutely hate packing my entire closet as well. The key to packing is finding those pieces that can easily be worn together and mixed up, then just accessorize. So I challenged myself to come up with a wardrobe capsule mixing and matching pieces to see the options I could come up with. I even threw in some accessories and jewelry from my collection .
Tomorrow I’m kicking off my very first online trunk show for the year. I’m bringing back some oldies, but goodies and even mixing in some new designs.
Prices will be great, 30-60% off, PLUS I’ll be doing 6 giveaways during the 2 day sale. All you have to do is RSVP to the event to be entered in the drawings for the giveaways. Now the event is strictly happening ONLINE on The Pink Locket’s Facebook page.
Trunk show operates strictly online beginning Wednesday, June 21st at 9am EST ending Thursday, June 22 at 11pm EST.
Jewelry is all handmade and quantities available are limited. Our jewelry is made from various metals such as brass, copper, gold filled, sterling silver and titanium. Type of metals used will be included in product descriptions for each jewelry posted.
Sale prices are discounted between 30-60% off. Since these items are deeply discounted, all sales are final, so please be sure to read descriptions carefully prior to purchasing. If you have any questions about a particular jewelry piece you can send a message to our page or post a question on the event’s page.
Discounts and Giveaways
During the two day sale, discount codes and giveaways will be giving to only those individuals who have RSVP’ed to the event. Discount codes will be posted on the event’s page, with the expiration date and time, please be sure to check.
Giveaways for this event will be gift certificates that are applicable ONLY to the items included in the trunk show sale. Should you win a gift card after purchasing jewelry items within the trunk show, The Pink Locket will adjust balance of your order to reflect a credit in the gift card amount, credited to whichever form of payment you used when you purchased.
All orders are shipped via USPS and orders over $50 qualify for free shipping. We will combine orders if you make separate purchases, and refund shipping fees if your combined total order is under $50. Unless noted, orders will ship beginning June 23, 2017.
We respect your privacy and never sell or solicit your private information which includes, but not limited to, name, address, email, phone numbers and payment information.
All payments are processed via our website using Shopify’s highly secured payment platform. The Pink Locket does not store nor has access to customer’s payment information.
I’ve been a member of The Artisan Group for a little over a year now and I have to admit one of the greatest perks to being a member of this exclusive juried organization is the TV show gifting opportunities. Over the past year The Pink Locket has had the privilege of sending jewelry pieces to stylist of TV shows as consideration for use on the show. Now here’s where YOU come in, are any of these shows your absolute favorite? All you have to do is watch the show, as you normally do, and if you happen to spot any of these jewelry pieces on any of the episodes. Take a screenshot and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . The first person to spot it, snap a picture and sends it will receive that particular jewelry item as a free gift!
Here goes the list and happy spotting!
Law and Order: SVU
The Vampire Diaries
Pretty Little Liars
March 11th marked The Pink Locket’s 9th birthday. It was nine years ago that I embarked upon a journey to enter this world of entrepreneurship. Not only have my designs evolved over the years, but so has my experience in running a business. One day I’ll unleash my stories and experiences, but I will say it’s been far from easy and inexpensive.
This collection is my favorite to date for many reasons, but the main reason is that I wanted to create a collection that captured a woman’s true beauty. I even named the jewelry pieces after women and customers who have continuously supported my business regularly from day one (don’t worry if you don’t see your name I have more collections coming this year–I didn’t forget you). My love for shapes I was the biggest inspiration of this collection. From simple 2D shapes to various combination of abstract 3D ones, I created this collection with simplicity in mind because I wanted it to be jewelry that any woman could wear.
Always being intrigued by culture and diversity, this time around I decided to test out my modeling skills alongside two other beautiful models, who happen to be from Ecuador and St. Croix. The shoot was a lot of fun and depicts the collection exactly as I envisioned. It was only fitting to launch it during March for Women’s History Month. Be sure to go check out the collection and use the code EPITOME1 to receive $10 OFF your order.