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Spread Joy Like Glitter Phone Wallpaper

It’s heeeeere!  Winter and the holidays are upon us.  It has already been a whirlwind around these parts, how’s it going around your house?  The trees are up & covered with decorations and beautiful sparkly, glittery things.  I have a giant Christmas red peony surrounded by eucalyptus branches in a vintage blue ball jar sitting on my desk.  Life is good, my friends.  Life is good. ♥

I just wanted to send you a little reminder to spread joy this holiday season (and always).  Joy is contagious!  Spread it around like glitter.  Let it fill in the dark craggy parts of your soul & let it shine bright.  I am wishing you the merriest, most lovely, joyful & glittery holiday season!  Celebrate with this free gold glittery “spread joy like glitter” phone wallpaper. ♥

If you love this little wallpaper, could you pretty please share it on Pinterest?  That would make my little heart pitter patter!!! ♥

November Birthstone – Citrine

Citrine, November’s golden birthstone, is the sun-shinyest gem.  I totally think that should be a word.

Before my boys were even born I sang, “You are my sunshine” the them.  I even changed the words to something happier – because that’s the kind of goofy mama that I am.

You are my sunshine.  My special sunshine.  You make me happy, when skies are gray.  You’ll never know dear, how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away.  The other night dear, while I lay sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arms.  When I awoke dear, I wasn’t dreaming, so I snuggled you all the night long.

See – no hanging heads & crying…happier, and goofier! ♥  Just like me!

Personalized Initial Charm Necklace

Okay, some more juicy details about November’s birthstone, the beautiful sun-shiny citrine.  It has been used for centuries to create stunning jewelry pieces and art.  It varies in color from bright orange to brown to pale yellow.  I choose the more pastel yellow color for my jewelry because its subtle color pairs nicely with creamy pearls.

All of the Little Girl’s Pearls bracelets can be personalized with a “Big Sis” or “Lil Sis” charm with her birthstone.

Citrine, which was first documented all the way back in 1385, resembles topaz (November’s other birthstone).  These two beautiful stones have long been confused with each other.  Citrine is known for its healing properties because of it’s fabled ability to comfort, soothe and calm – releasing negative feelings and helping its wearer to embrace imagination.  It’s also known as the “merchant’s stone” because of stories that it attracts wealth (since I have an online shop, my mama brought my a beautiful citrine sphere that sits by my computer).

Darling Pearl and Birthstone Crystal Bracelet

Because such large citrines have been found over the centuries, the ancient Romans used them in intaglio work.  Intaglio jewels are gemstones that are carved into beautiful creatures or faces.  They’re so incredibly detailed and intricate.  Citrine is the perfect sunny palette for these amazing miniature works of art.  Citrine was also used to create the large, intricate jewels of the Art Deco period – worn by Hollywood starlets like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.  So you lovely November babies are in very good company!

Adorable Pearl & Birthstone Post Earrings for Girls

Adorable Pearl & Birthstone Personalized Name Bracelet

Happy Birthday, you beautiful November baby!  Embrace your sunny birthstone, citrine. ♥

Your Sparkle Has Not Gone Unnoticed Phone Wallpaper

Hey there, lovely!  I just wanted to remind you that you are doing an AMAZING job.  I know mama-ing can be overwhelming.  My boys are teenagers, and I still have days where being a mama can seem a bit thankless.  But then I look into my boys’ baby blues and realize that it’s all worth it (even when they’re rolling them at me).  So snuggle up with those babies (tiny and big), and remember that you are doing the MOST IMPORTANT job and your sparkle is not going unnoticed.  It may not seem like it, but I guarantee they see your sparkle.

 

 

Sending you all of the mama love, support, and virtual hugs in the world!! ♥

Here’s a little reminder – a wallpaper for your phone, so you never forget that your sparkle is most definitely noticed.  Keep shining on, you sweet mama.

Do you love this or know someone else who needs a little encouragement & unexpected joy?  Pretty please share on Pinterest – that would make my heart so very happy. ♥

 

October Birthstone – Pink Tourmaline Gemstone

Every girl loves to feel special on her birthday, and a birthstone is on thing that cane make her feel truly celebrated.  Her birthstone is a lovely way to show her how special she is (especially when it’s a princess pink birthstone)!

Green tourmaline was first thought to be discovered in the 1500’s where it was confused with emerald.  It wasn’t until the 1800’s that scientists discovered that it was its very own gemstone.  Because of the confusion, the name even means “mixed gems” Sri Lankan.  Tourmaline can be found in a beautiful rainbow of colors, but here we focus on the lovely and feminine pink hues.

It has been found all over the world including California.  It makes me want to take a quick trip down to San Diego where they still find the beautiful, multi-hued gems!

Take a peek at the SPARKLY BIRTHSTONE BRACELET here.

For October’s birthstone, I focus on the dainty pink tourmaline, which is particularly delicate and lovely.  October actually has two birth stones, opal & tourmaline.  Because of its gorgeous color, pink tourmaline is a favorite for jewelry for girls.

Celebrate her October birthday with a sweet ornate cross necklace with pearls and her birthstone.

One of the most exciting things about tourmaline is that it comes in a beautiful spectrum of hues and intensities.  Peeking at a pink tourmaline is like gazing into a mesmerizing pink pool of pretty!

Shower her with love & a darling pearl and sparkly birthstone crystal necklace for her October Birthday.

So whether you’re looking for something dainty baby pink to celebrate her October birthday, or a more deep, rich pink, tourmaline is definitely your go-to stone.

October birthstone and real pearl earrings for her birthday.

When you gaze into a piece of tourmaline, you’re likely to spy all of the hues of pink, soft delicate pinks, touches of deeper rich pinks, and everything in-between.  This variety adds a beautiful depth to her October birthstone creating a natural ombre effect.

Pink Tourmaline – October’s birthstone, is a favorite among girls of all ages, whether their birthdays are in October or not, because of its beautiful color.  Baby Pink tourmaline jewelry has a particularly delicate and feminine look and feel, which makes it a great choice for new babies.  The stones look beautiful paired with real freshwater pearls, silver or gold.  It’s the perfect choice for your precious princess!

All of the October Birthstone Gifts – Pink Tourmaline & Pearls

Darling Pearl & Birthstone Necklace | Ornate Cross Necklace with Birthstone | Darling Pearl & Birthstone Bracelet | Adorable Birthstone & Pearl Earrings

 

May Birthstone – Emerald

May’s birthstone – the beautifully green emerald, is one of the rarest and most popular gemstones.  That doesn’t surprise me in the least!  The gorgeously vibrant green color always catches my eye.  My dear friend {hello, J ♥} has an emerald in her wedding ring, and it’s absolutely stunning.

I think that an emerald was the perfect choice for May’s birthstone because it embodies the life and color of spring.  In May, you’ll see the deep green emerald reflected in spring tulips, in the foliage of trees, and in the grass that’s finally recovering from its long winter’s nap.  Emeralds are the color of new life, perfect for May!  That’s probably why emeralds have been associated with rebirth for centuries.  For me, emeralds are a bright symbol of new beginnings, growth, and happy energy.

Adorable Pearl & May Birthstone – Emerald Necklace

A fun historical tidbit about emeralds is that Cleopatra was said to be all but fanatical about them.  The first known emerald mine was a Greek mine near the Red Sea.  Cleopatra claimed it as her own.  The ancient Egyptians fervently believed that emeralds could treat eye diseases, and were the symbol of fertility and rebirth.  That’s one of the reasons why Egyptian pharaohs insisted on being buried with emeralds – the hope of rebirth.  Visiting heads of state were said to have gifted Cleopatra with emeralds that had been carved in her likeness – oh man, I’d love to see one of those!

Darling Pearl & May Emerald Crystal Personalized Name Bracelet

In the emerald jewelry that I lovingly create, I diligently attempt to capture that spirit of life, energy, and renewal.  Emeralds look beautiful nestled among pearls, as a pair of delicate earrings, or as a personalized pendant necklace.  At Little Girl’s Pearls, all of my birthstone jewelry has the option to be created with genuine gemstones that are micro-faceted to give them that little bit of twinkly sparkle.  The emeralds I use are a beautiful lighter green color, un-dyed and natural.  I absolutely adore the varied hues and inclusions in these stones, they seem to speak a story all their own.

So I wish you the happiest of birthdays, you beautiful May babies!! ♥

 

 

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