Minimalistic Jewelry from Six Sisters Beadworks

This article is part of a sponsored collaboration with Six Sisters Beadworks.  As always, my opinions are honest and my own and are based on my experience with the brand/products.  I only feature brands that align with my lifestyle and that I feel are a good fit for my audience.
Minimalistic Jewelry
Over the years, my taste in jewelry has gotten much simpler and more minimalistic.  When you have young kids, they tend to tug on bulky jewelry, but I’ve found that by wearing more simplistic jewelry, my kids tend to overlook it.

My daily jewelry look typically consists of a simple necklace or a few necklaces layered, and a pair of post earrings.  I also wear my wedding ring and an occasional right hand ring.  My go-to necklace has been this hand-stamped Wanderlust necklace from Six Sisters Beadworks.  It works great for travel or at home and pairs nicely with anything from my wardrobe.

Minimalistic Jewelry

Earlier this month I talked about shopping purposefully this holiday season.  Rather than purchasing junk that is on sale that the recipient might not even necessarily like, make an effort to actually choose a gift with meaning.  Not only will the recipient appreciate the gift more, you will feel so much better choosing a gift that came from the heart.

A great gift idea is the Carly Personalized Bar Necklace ($38) from Six Sister’s Beadworks.  This is a hand-stamped necklace that you are able to personalize, making it a true “gift from the heart.”  You can choose everything from the metal color to the letter color, font style, chain length, and more.  For the text, you can choose up to 10 letters (spaces included).  You can also add an accent stamp like a like a sunrise, heart or flower.
Minimalistic Jewelry

The Carly necklace is great for adults, but I am also really loving this Anna Marguerite Cuff Bangle Bracelet  ($58) for babies and kids.  I had one customized for my daughter, Charlotte.  As you can see, I had a heart and her name put on the top of the bracelet, and if you scroll down just a bit you can see that I also added the Roman numerals of her birthday on the back.  She loves this bracelet and will treasure it for years to come.

Minimalistic Jewelry

Minimalistic Jewelry

Minimalistic Jewelry

If you are looking for heirloom-quality jewelry, Six Sisters Beadworks is your shop.  Their products come in all different designs and can, in most cases, be customized for each unique recipient.  Their products are not only great quality, but their very affordable, made in the USA and look great.

Learn more about Six Sisters Beadworks by visiting

You also might remember Six Sisters Beadworks from my recent Good Day Sacramento appearance:

Kelly Moore Woodstock Backpack | For Photographers, Moms + Travelers

Sponsored post in collaboration with Kelly Moore bags.  All opinions are my own and I only feature products/brands that I like.
Kelly Moore Woodstock Backpack

I have been hunting for the perfect backpack-style purse for over a year now, but have never found the perfect backpack.  Most of them look too schoolish or cheap, unless you’re willing to pay upwards of $600 – which I’m not.

The Kelly Moore Woodstock Backpack

As you know, I’m a mom and a blogger, so I need to be able to carry around “kid stuff,” but I’m always lugging around my camera and miscellaneous products to photograph.  The Kelly Moore Woodstock Backpack ($229is sort of just your all around bag.  I use it for travel and even for day-to-day use.

What I love most about the Woodstock Backpack is its ability to organize my belongings so well.  It comes with it’s own removable padded basket which is great for camera equipment and/or sippy cups and snacks.  It also has so many different magnetic and zippered compartments for hiding smaller items like keys, a phone, hair ties, lipstick, and every other random item we carry around all day.

Kelly Moore Woodstock Backpack

Kelly Moore Woodstock Backpack
The Woodstock comes in three different color options.  The one I have is called BONE COLORBLOCK.  It also comes in STONE (solid black) and CINNAMON COLORBLOCK.  Each of them features a top carry handle and two backpack straps.
The backpack straps are so comfortable and soft, that it makes carrying a backpack around all day easy.  I’m also finding that I use the top grab handle more than I thought I would.
Kelly Moore Woodstock Backpack
Outside specs: 
  • 2 – 4.5″ x 5″ zipper pockets
  • 1 – 5″ x 6″ envelope magnetic pocket
  • Zipper closure
  • 1 – Wallet pocket (which includes 6 credit card slots, 1 big envelope pocket, 2 open pockets behind the credit card slots, and 1 big zipper mesh pocket.
Inside specs: 
  • Removable Padded Basket 
Which includes:
  • 3 – padded, removable, adjustable dividers
  • 2 – spaces on either side of the basket to store laptop, i-pad, notebooks, magazines, etc.
  • 1 – inside zipper pocket
  • 3 – clear envelope pockets
  • 1 – laptop divider
  • 1 – grab strap (4″)
  • 2 – adjustable backpack straps (32″)
  • Crafted with their CAMBRIO material.  Exclusive to Kelly Moore Bag, this vegan friendly material is also abrasion & water resistant 
  • Gold Hardware
  • Weight: 3.2 lbs
  • Will hold up to a 13″ lens
  • Will hold a camera body with lens attached
  • Will hold a pro camera body or standard body + grip
  • Will hold up to a 13″ Macbook Pro

Learn More

Kelly Moore has so many chic bags for just about every purpose.  To view their entire collection, visit

How to Stylishly Protect Your Face from the Sun

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Black and White beach hat, Oakleys and Sunscreen.

Have you ever been to the beach and found people completely covering their faces up as if they were going snow skiing in a blizzard?  First of all, those face masks look ridiculous.  Secondly, people might get the wrong impression and think you’re going to rob them or something.

Thankfully, you don’t need to look like a burglar on the beach this summer thanks to these practical and stylish tips for protecting your face from the sun

Get a Stylish Wide Brimmed Beach Hat

Black and White Wide Brimmed Beach Hat

Aside from sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat is essential for protecting your face from the sun – plus, they’re super chic.  If you are traveling, try looking for a packable beach hat so you can stuff it in your carry-on bag or checked baggage.  One of my favorite hats is this black and white striped hat.


I really try to keep my eyes out of the sun as much as possible.  This is much safer for your eye health and it helps prevent aging and wrinkles.  I personally like sunglasses with reflective lenses like the Oakley Feedback sunglasses.

When I’m not wearing my Feedback sunglasses, I go for a larger pair for even more coverage.  Shown in the image up top are the Oakley Pampered sunglasses which are no longer available.

Get A Good Sunscreen for Faces

There are lots of sunscreen brands out there, so if you have a favorite brand, check to see if they carry a facial sunscreen of at least SPF 30.  I really like the Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen for Face which actually comes in a 3 oz. carry-on size.  This safe sunscreen doesn’t clog my pores and layers nicely under my makeup.
The Blue Lizard is a non-comedogenic, broad spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF 30+, skin protectant in a daily moisturizer which is enriched with antioxidants like vitamin E, caffeine and green tea.  These ingredients rejuvenate the skin and reduce the signs of aging.
This sunscreen is a gel-like texture that glides on easily and is designed for all skin types.  It is paraben-free, fragrance-free, oil-free and contains 8% zinc oxide.  It dries quickly and doesn’t show up white like most facial sunscreen.
Something that is unique to the Blue Lizard brand is the fun color changing packaging.  Depending on the sunscreen you have, the bottle or the cap will turn blue when exposed to the sun to remind you to use your sunscreen.

You also might like their sport sunscreen, baby sunscreen, regular sunscreen and sensitive skin sunscreens which can all be bought in smaller bottles or by the gallons.
Use promo code P20TBLM to get 20% off your order of $35 or more at
 Blue Lizard Sunscreen Promo Code
About Blue Lizard
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen originated in Australia, where standards for sunscreen are the highest in the world. Even though Blue Lizard is now manufactured in the U.S., we still adhere to those strict standards to offer the most advanced formulations available in sun protection. Using only the highest quality ingredients, Blue Lizard delivers clinically proven, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection in a mineral-based, water-resistant, SPF 30+ formulation. Our patented BPA-free Smart Bottle™ changes colors in the presence of harmful UV rays, reminding you to cover up. We offer an array of products for every skin type and outdoor need. It’s no wonder Blue Lizard is the brand most recommended by pediatricians, dermatologists, pharmacists, and moms that know a thing or two, nationwide.

10 Style Trends I'm Loving For Summer 2016

2016 Summer Style Trends

I’ve put together a collection of my favorite style trends for this summer.  This collection includes:

Nautical Stripes,
Cut Offs
Off Shoulder,
and One Pieces!

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