Monday, May 14, 2012

Introducing Baby #2

Say hello to our latest bundle of joy, Little P! He was born on April 13th, 2012 at 3:22 PM. Weighing in at 7 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. We LOVE him so much!


Photos by: DarbyElizabethPhotography

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Items in the Bessie Jean Boutique!

There are two new items in my Etsy store. Go check them out! I think these are gonna be my new favorites. Hope you like.

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Check back soon because I have a special SECRET to tell…. It will be GOOD and explain why I haven’t posted for a month. I wonder if you can guess what my SECRET is?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fall Color Inspiration {EMBERGLOW}

Oh Boy, am I in LOVE with EMBERGLOW!  According to EMBERGLOW is going to be a HOT color this fall. This is the SECOND color listed on the PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT FALL 2011.


Here is a few of my Etsy FAVS in this Rockin’ color for fall.

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Ring by Bessie Jean Boutique

Silk Scarf

Silk Scarf by Ocean Avenue Silks


Necklace by RachelleD


Headband by Seventh Studio


Slouchy Hat by Duncan Creative

Nursery Door Knob Pillow

Nursery Doorknob Pillow by Moon Spirit Studios


Beaded Leather Wrapped Bracelet by Kimberly B. Jennings


Apron by Terrace Hill

Boe Tie

Boy’s Boe Tie by Divine Domestication

Men's Tie

Men’s Tie by Tie Obsessed

Baby Hat

Baby Hat by Eco Baby Hats

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Baby Headband by Poppy Row

Coral Baby Booties

Baby Booties by Tilly Whistle


Pillow by Urban Fringe

Keep checking back for more of what I’m LOVIN’ on ETSY in the rest of the colors from the PANTONE FASHION COLOR REPORT FALL 2011. Happy Shopping and thanks for reading!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I Opened My Etsy Store Today!

For probably the last year and a half I have been dreaming about opening my own Etsy store. Well, today was the day and I am sooo EXCITED! The store is called the Bessie Jean Boutique and I am so proud I finally got up the guts to start one. I don’t have all my items listed yet, but I have a start. And that’s something right? Here are a few pictures of the rings I listed today.

And I give you the “Rachelle Ring.”





"The Rachelle Ring" is a Gorgeous Ruffle Scallop Rose cabochon atop a Black Filigree Ring Base. The Perfect Statement Piece to add to your wardrobe!

The Rose cabochon is approximately 20mm and color is through and through. Black Filigree Ring Base is lead free and 100% brass with a beautiful black powder coat finish.

The ring will come packaged in a cute little box.


There are several more rings currently in my shop and I have a bunch more pieces (Necklaces, Earrings and EVEN More Rings) to Add, so keep checking back. Click here to go to my store. Thanks for reading and HAPPY SHOPPING!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

April 2011 Family Vacation in Maui, Hawaii

My Husband was asked to be the best man in his friends DESTINATION WEDDING this past April. (I realize I’m behind in posting) This happened to be pretty AWESOME because the wedding was in MAUI, HAWAII!

Although I totally wanted to attend the wedding, I contemplated staying behind with Princess B, her being so young and all. I was super nervous about subjecting her to a six hour plane flight and subjecting everyone else to us for six hours. After much debating I decided to go and we turned it into a family vacation.

All in all, traveling with Princess B was a breeze minus the fact that the airport held me in security for over half an hour. One of Princess B’s bottles set off one of their “High Tech” machines. Per AIRPORT PROTOCOL all mine and Princess B’s belongings had to be swabbed down, we had to be patted down, (yes, they patted down my 4 month old) and they even called in their Resident Explosive Specialist. Who knew a bottle filled with BREAST MILK could cause such a stir. So, despite this small hiccup the trip was AMAZING!

Here are some pictures:






Ahhhh… to be back in Maui.

We stayed at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas and I LOVED it there. I didn’t want to leave and actually pondered whether or not any one would notice if I camped out on their beach in Princess B’s tent for a few more weeks. LOL!

Click here if you would like to see pictures of the wedding.

Hawaii Wedding Inspiration

Hawaii Wedding

These are pictures from a WEDDING I attended in April. All I can say is GORGEOUS! Destination WEDDINGS are so much FUN! If you are considering a destination WEDDING I say go for it.

Click here to read about our Hawaii Family Vacation.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Makeup: 7 Minute Summer Look + 3

Remember how I got this look? If not click here.

7 MInute Summer Look Collage

Well, this weekend I JAZZED it up.



Here’s How:

Just like on the original look, line the entire top lash line. This time just thicken up the line a little. When you line the bottom lash line, instead of just doing the outer corner, line it from corner to corner and smudge with a cotton swab.

When applying your eye shadow, do everything the same except apply a little more of the Nars color Ondine in the crease and corner to darken it up. Make sure to blend well.

These extra steps will add on a little time, but will make your eyes really POP! Have fun.