Can you believe that Christmas is only 5 months away? Time goes faster and faster each year.
For our family, Christmas is kept pretty minimal. With four children, we just have to be a bit frugal in our spending… and we find that less is much more come the Holidays. A lot less chaotic with less gifts… and the children seem a lot more appreciative of what they get too.
When it comes to yourself. You tend to as moms, not worry so much about what gifts you may get. Still, ever woman’s husband, almost always wants to get their wife a nice gift. Even if you do the whole “No gifts for us.” thing. We’ve tried that and seem to always break that rule hah…. If you have a husband like mine, you have to prepare them a bit…. give them little hints and ideas along the way… hoping they get you something you wanted or at least like.
My husband honestly looks to me for these tips often :) – as his gift is not in the area of giving gifts. No shame in that, it is just how he is. While that may have bothered me in year 1-3 of our marriage.. now at almost year 12, not so much hah….
One thing that is often times on ladies list… is a nice piece of jewelry. I have found with young moms however, many of us, don’t want much in this area. We have small hands pulling and tugging on us. Our hair, our ears, our necks… that having a lot of jewelry on, is often times not the most ideal thing to wear.
However. As a very modest jewelry wearer. I may not wear much… but what I do love, are simple pieces… esp those with meaning.
One thing I have always wanted was a necklace to symbolize motherhood.
Shane Co. wanted me to take a few photographs of my visit and trip to their store. Originally the plan was to go on a nice date night with just my husband to the store… so we could take our time and look. However, with the cost of sitters adding up. We chose to go with all four boys and make a night of it. It ended up being fitting in the end… since what I purchased was all about them ;-) – and being their mom.
My husband prepared our boys for the trip. Telling them that they needed to dress nice. That tonight was a special night for mommy…. that they needed to be on their best behavior…. and prepare for a date night to treat me. Sweet huh?
So my boys got dressed and we made our way to Shane Co.
I have only been in a handful of Jewelry shops… some give a feeling of stuffiness for me… However. Shane Co. greeted our brute of boys and my husband and I with very open arms. Offering our boys cookies (score!) and offering to help right away.
The experience was great and the employees all very helpful. The main lady who helped us was so sweet. She even let me boys touch some of the sapphires and explained the refining process of all their gems. The boys found that so interesting. It was interesting to learn all about how sapphires come naturally in all sorts of colors.. not just blue… and that all of Shane Co. Jewel’s are their natural colors and not artificially dyed. So they will never fade or change color.
On this visit I ended up choosing the Mother and Child Piece. A simple sterling silver piece with a 5mm cultured pearl in the center. I got the chain custom made to be a little bit longer too. I really liked how they gave you the ability to adjust those small details if you wanted to do so. In the images shown here, the chain is the original length. I had to go back a few days later to get the new chain extender. I am wearing the piece in this INSTAGRAM photo if you would like to see how it looks longer. I think it looks much better with 2 inches added to the length.
All of Shane Co. pieces come with a life time warranty as well. While it may not be as cheap as some etsy. pieces…. these jewelry items are beautifully made and something that will last a life time. I look forward to passing this down to one of my boy’s wife (daughter in law) or if I have my own daughter, to her one day.
So here is to finding those pieces, that fit your fashion side. My personal style. Sterling. single pearls… and small gems. I’m not much for glam but love to dress up a casual outfit with a nice piece of jewelry from time to time.
So what’s your favorite summer accessory?
Have you tried Polyvore yet? I just discovered them. Used them to create the fun fashion board above. Great way to put together outfits.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shane Co. The opinions and text are all mine.