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{ Pearls & Pasta } — life

{ Easy Peasy Mac-n-Cheesy }

I’m charging into 2021 full of Belief & Hope. Believing anything is possible, anything... and Hopeful for healthy gatherings, tons of hugs and sharing scrumptious food together around the table! Some of my families & friends favorite dishes are most often the easiest ones to make! Here's a take on a homemade stove top mac-n-cheese that's so easy peasy it'll make you throw away the boxed stuff & never look back! This recipe makes a big batch, which is perfection for a crowd or leftovers the next day. And, trust me adults and kids alike will be coming back for...


{ Slingshot Style }

Here at Marinella jewelry our studio and work space is also our owner & designers home. We are well aware of the everyday and not so everyday mix, alongside the fun & chaos of kids, pets & other household interruptions of everyday and not so everyday life. Things don’t always go the way you expected or intended in business or otherwise! For example; our Quality Stretch Protection Bracelets by Marinella | The lore of touching, plucking, pulling & flinging them especially by little hands is undeniable. Hence one of the reasons for Our Commitment to You, our treasured clientele and  friends! Our Commitment...


{ A Pretty Reminder }

{ A pretty reminder... Posting Pink as a reminder to GO get your mammograms ladies! I finally went to my walk in appointment TODAY 10.11.17... I was supposed to walk in 1 year ago! Search for a local Women's Imaging Center near you ~ The one near us promotes a 'Walk in Wednesday' ~ Take advantage of the ease, comfort and kindness this service provides so you don't put off your mammogram another day - You deserve to take care of yourself so you can continue to be around to enjoy and remember the moments. }


{ 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...


{ 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...