Monday, July 11, 2016

Hello Monday and Hello "Pretty Inspired Design" Blog! 
It's been awhile since I came on here and posted as Life has been busy evolving the past few years, but now that things have settled down, I figured that this would be something great to post about and it would be better on a blog than as a regular Social media post. I want to share with you about the feelings that I've been hearing about that you can't teach an old dog new tricks...

Last week, I decided to step out of my comfort zone. I know I needed to do this, but it was scary to say the least. Being a "Techy" gal who creates things with her computer for a living, I knew that if I am going to recommend something to others, I need to try it, not just read and recommend. 

I'm talking about using Facebook LIVE to make a Live Video post, to share and teach others something that you want to, well, share or teach them, even inspire them! It's also a better way to share your small business, by showing and sharing over LIVE VIdeo.

First I did some research and found this awesome gal who teaches you alittle bit about the latest in social media. I do try to stay up on the latest tools out there, but I figured that you can always learn something new. So after taking her class and watching her videos, I followed her advice and I jumped head first into doing my first FB Live Video.

I came up with an idea, wrote a script, set up an area in my home to go LIVE on Facebook, practiced like the class I took said and actually went LIVE last night shared some "Summer Style InsiderTips" from my other business eSBe Design that I love. I figured there are some really young gals out there making a good living sharing things that I've known for years about fashion and style. You get wisdom from things over the years but that doesn't mean that it's not good information or not relevant.

Well, Even with Practice, the results were a bit rough, Rougher than I really wanted especially to go public! But it was LIVE so I give all the Live Shows on television major props as there is no editing on doing something instantaneously, not taping it ( although you do have that option to save the video to edit it later, unfortunately that option did not pop up on my phone screen after I was done taping live. ) 

It's all okay though - I lived through it, it was scary and exciting. I had no idea if anyone other than 3 lovely friends and my darling supportive husband, Brian who held my script for me so I could remember where I was and what I wanted to share actually saw it. I'm proud though as I really learned alot and faced my fears- I hate being in front of the camera, and feel much more comfortable behind it. Especially when I had crazy uncontrollable growing hair from the humidity in the air and a red face from either excitement or being anxious or hot, probably a little of both and I now know, I need to wear my make up a litle bit better when I'm going under "The Camera" so to speak. But I was real, I got to share my passion on design, style and some fabulous jewelry pieces. I'd hit the "That was Easy" button, because I conquered my fear and did it imperfect and all. Learned alot and will push that button the next time i do a Facebook LIVE Video.

Anyways I am sharing this, because over the past few weeks I've had some interesting conversations with a few people who are in roughly the same period in life. I highly encourage anyone to not be ready to settle in Life even if you are looking ahead to retirement to go find the Golden chair on your porch and grow old. I mean we do all grow old, that IS Life, but Life is also a journey and even if you are not a Spring Chicken and more like an Old Dog, you still have a LOT of Life left in you. That means that you can continue to grow and learn and be savvy at whatever you decide to do.

I'm specifically talking to my parents, I'm talking to my contemporaries and I'm talking to my children. So Get out there because:

You really are "Braver than you Believe, 
Stronger than you seem, and 
Smarter than you think."
Quote by A. Milne

By the way, I've definitely got to do some re-designing on this site so don't look around too much as I'm going to be busy learning and sprucing up on here.
Thanks for Reading and Have an awesome week!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday's Inspiration for the Week!

Happy Monday, Happy Inspiration Day!

I always think, Monday starts a new week, it's time to make life this week a good one. I don't know about you, but this winter has been especially hard one. But as my Grandma Margaret used to say, "You catch more bees with sugar than vinegar!"

Springtime is aways a time for renewal and I view this blog setting as my thoughts to share so "follow me" if you'd like to follow along on my adventures and what I've learned about design & life.
On that note, I'm going to post some source of Inspiration that I found somewhere for this week and hope that it inspires you too! I'm sorry I don't remember where I got this from.

By the way, I've been thinking for a while about changing up my blogs a bit so I haven't written in a while. I've finally thinking that this one, is going to be my main one, just because I like the name and had bought the domain name quite a while ago! lol  So, Just like Spring cleaning, I'll be changing things up a bit in between all my different jobs. Look for some new design goodness:) Blessings!
P.S> I'm undecided about which background to use, so stay tuned as I try a few out!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Which one would you choose?

September is here and that means it's time for  a fun contest. Click & Vote on your favorite & help me choose my updates for my Sara Blaine jewelry samples. October 1st we will debut our new Fall/Winter catalog as well as about 74 Brand NEW designs. As a Representative, we get to order new samples a month before you can order them. 

This time Sara has really outdone herself, the designs are spectacular & each piece has unique beautiful stones. I am so excited and want it all! But, more importantly, I want to know what my friends and clients want. SO I've decided that I'm going to have a little fun & have made 3 different photo collages that show 9 of some of the pieces that I like & want you to tell me what your favorite ones are. I'm going to have 3 contests, 1 a week & for those who post the number of their favorite, they will be entered into a drawing & win a surprise from me!

SInce it might be a bit complicated, I originally posted this on my Facebook Business Page,  so thought that I would post  about the contest here, but have you go to my page to vote. Now, don't be like most, as I've had 68 views but only 6 people post there favs, so… please VOTE! That makes it fun for you & me:)

Click on the link below: 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Look of the Week

This week has flown by too quickly! I've been wanting to start a weekly "Look of the Week" post so today I'm going to talk a bit about the wearing organic Jewelry.
Mother of Pearl 
Jewelry made from Mother of pearl falls in the group referred to as organic jewelry -- jewelry that originates from a living creature, plant or organism. Mother of Pearl is the common name for iridescent nacre, a blend of minerals that are secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells, coating and protecting them from parasites and foreign objects. Although pearls are popular today, some past cultures regarded colorful mother of pearl as a more desirable component for jewelry and other objects. People have been creating & wearing jewelry and home accessories for centuries using this naturally found product. 

Here is a close up of the inside of an oyster shell &
the iridescent NACRE used to make Mother of Pearl.
Here is the top of an inlaid Mother of Pearl finish for a tile.

Mother of pearl is semi precious and very collectible which also means it can be a bit pricey. That being said, I'm going to now tell you that 
Every week we are having a "Designer Deal" 
& this week it is the Maya Earrings. 
It'a a mother of pearl earring that has been etched with a Rust resin into this beautiful circular flowing motif design and accented with golden Brass metal. 

Here is a close up of the Maya Earrings our Designer Deal of the Week.
Maya earrings link to Pam's Boutique 

Click to see the Maya Collection at Pam's Boutique

Click to see the Audrey Sunset bracelet, 
with your purchase you donate $2 to
 Help save the pets foundation in August.

What is always great about Sara is that she gets that people like different colors and different metals so after I show you the Maya Collection, I'm going to also show you the Calypso collection that is the same design on Mother of Pearl but with a Amazonite resin etching and silver metal accents. 
Click to view the Calypso collection at Pam's boutique

To check out both collections you can go to my website and put the collections' name into the search bar & see the entire lines. Some of both of these lines will be retiring soon, as we will be having a whole new Sara Blaine at Willow House Fall/ Winter Collection debuting October first. SO I encourage you, if you like something to buy it as it may not be around forever & if you are like me, by the time I decide that I want to get something, If i waited it will be gone. I know I'm a pretty picky person and if i like something I should buy it. 

Also if you want more than one piece of any of our Sara Blaine Collections, make sure that you contact me so that I can work my VIP Nifty Fifty Customer Pricing. It'a fabulous program that let s you take advantage of simply put, the more you buy, the more you save! This is great for gifts and bridal parties or just now taking some time to change and upgrade your look and wardrobe. Look for a post on this soon!

PS. Love you to take a look at my Sara Blaine Boutique! 
Click here to visit Pam's Sara Blaine Boutique

Monday, August 12, 2013

Open Your heart and Share the Love!

It's Inspiration Monday …

YES! Open your heart and Share your LOVE! 

I need to put this disclaimer out there~ I am a Positivity Junkie. I love to read inspirational messages that have a short, but sweet & sometimes sappy message to them. If they have a visual, I usually upload it to my Inspirational photo file. Plus I follow people who have pages and blogs about this type of thing.

I think what I'm trying to say is that I want a connection to this kind of thing because it makes me feel good and if you take the message that you are looking at and repeat it to your self for the week, it usually has an impact on you and your outlook on life. 

Some people call it a Mantra, devotion, meditation or other various words to repeat silently or out loud to yourself. This is thought to have an effect on you on both the conscious and subconscious level. 

So find an inspirational message and tell yourself that message this week, then see if it has a positive effect on you!

Mine for this week is: Open your Heart & Share the love!
Profound words put in classic songs by Queen and the Beatles & I'm sure many others too.
Have a great week & I'll be posting soon!

PS. Thanks for the great Artwork: toolbox 
Such great messages. Follow Them.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Love Style, Fashion and Jewelry?

Become a Sara Blaine at Willow House Associate!

Have you ever wanted to try something new, but wasn't quite sure that you had the time or the money to start a business from your home? Maybe you want to earn some extra money and get some real jewelry but have a full  time job or are going to school and you just want to have a fun little side business that doesn't require much effort? Well, August 1st, Willow House began a new Associates Sales Program where you can start an eBoutique for NO COST & get paid to promote and sell Sara Blaine's private collection of Designer Jewelry at Willow House. Yes, it really is FREE! Plus they let you start earning money right away.

Sign up as an associate and you EARN 25% COMMISSION just for sharing our flash sales and beautiful jewelry through social media. That's parties, no shows, no order forms - just contact me to open your boutique for FREE, share the deals, then earn cash on all of your sales!

Yes, it is amazing and there is NO CATCH!

Message me, call me, text me, or email me so I can tell you more!  
Cell phone: 734-516-9977

And don't forget to ask me what I mean when I say: FREE, FREE, 50, 20, OPEN, SHARE, EARN!!!!

FREE sign up
FREE Online boutique
Earn 50% on Personal Sales...25% cash forever, 25% product for an Associates first 101 days.
Earn 20% on your personal recruited Associates...10% cash forever, 10% product during your personally sponsored Associates first 101 days

So it's this easy...….

CLICK a link on my website to OPEN your FREE online JEWELRY BOUTIQUE
simple sign up

1. Your website is immediately LIVE ... Start sharing your store with
    everyone you know, FB, Twitter, word of mouth
2. Start EARNING 25% off all sales, even what you order. 
3. SHARE this opportunity to all of your friends and earn 10% 

In the first 101 Grand Opening Days, you will earn an extra 25% of Free Jewelry on your sales and an extra 10% Free Jewelry on those you recruit.

 Open your online boutique and share your boutique with friends, family and acquaintances as well as the regular deals our company will be sending you. You can earn cash and product!
Ready??!! Change your life with Sara Blaine at Willow House.
Isn't FREE is a great word?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday's Inspiration

This week just remember to tell yourself: 

Your Attitude is directly affected by your thoughts." Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life!" has been my mantra or affirmation for a few years now. I say it to my kids & Brian all the time whenever they seem to be having a moment of self doubt.

The older I get the more I really understand this. It also affects your outcome, if that makes sense.There are a lot of self help books & Tapes out there. Someone that really helped me was Dana Wilde the creator of The Mind Aware. She has a series of tapes/mp3 that are called "Train Your Brain" series that I bought. It is really a great series to listen to and learn from. What's nice is the beginning has quite a bit of information to absorb but she has broken it up into less than 20 minutes each lesson. I've had the series for almost 2 years now it took me a while to get through but you really can train your brain. Saying a simple thing such as " It's going to be a Great Day!"

To check out more on Dana Wilde Go to .