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{ On my mind }

{ summer lovin' }

Summer of loving... Summer love is showing up in everything from our newest jewelry designs to whirl wind celebrations our families have the honor to be sharing in together { just to name a couple, my mother in laws 75th birthday & our sister-in-law to be's bridal shower } Our combined 'immediate families' total 18 siblings + their spouses / significant other & 41 grandchildren { 2 of which our mine and my hubby's } this accounts for XL love! This summer of love will continue into 2018 as we look forward to more family milestones coming our way; two weddings and the birth of a new cousin... Our...


{ unforgetable wedding trend }

Marinella Kelly

It’s wedding season! Flowers are blooming, skies are bright and you are getting ready for your big day. Whether you’ve been dreaming up your wedding since you were a wee one, just getting into it or planning for someone else, one thing is clear a bride knows what she wants, well for the most part… Even if the details aren’t pinned down there is a definite look or feel you want to capture, whether it’s a whimsical beach scene, a rustic elegant barn feel or a grand affair, every wedding is distinct and each couple deserves to feel extraordinary &...


{ free loving gifts }

At the very least Valentine's Day is a nice reminder to be loving to each other everyday. Some easy, and practically free, gifts include a Hug, a Kiss, a Smile, a Helping Hand, a Phone Call ~ yes actually dialing someone's number & speaking with them! ~ a Compliment, a Note... you get the idea. Happy Gifting!


{ loving lesson }

I keep a bowl of Dove almond & dark chocolates in my office for clients and yes on occasion I snag one for myself… I like the Dove chocolates for a few reasons; one its chocolate, two this particular flavor is wrapped in purple foil which happens to be my Marinella jewelry company color, and three each chocolate you open has a special message on the inside of the foil. I take pleasure in anticipating each simple message; don’t get me wrong not quite as much as the satisfaction I take from tossing the chocolate into my mouth. Today’s note...


{ a bony structure }

There’s an attraction I have to skulls...  So much so that I have a skull on my kitchen counter all year long and amongst the stack of  Marinella jewelry ‘Protection Bracelets’ I wear one most always has a skull charm dangling. I enjoy how the skulls large eye sockets gaze at me from its bony structure, how the bracelets feel and the sound the skull charm makes as it jangles against my other bracelets. There is something cool and composed or should I say ‘decompose’ about a skull that fascinates me. Some may say this is morbid but I am...