Updated on June 9, 2014
Our pretentious points went up and an Ellie Rose giveaway
Our friends Brian + Cindy came over to visit this weekend. They are the kind of friends you can say exactly what you are thinking and they don’t cry or get offended. Actually they most likely will say something even more offensive. My kinda peeps.
A couple times I was thinking we were going to get kicked out of the restaurant. Not really, but we had a great time!
We took them to all of our favorite places, Scenic Drive, the Bixby Bridge, La Bicyclette for the best pizza ever, Clint Eastwoods Mission Ranch, Fisherman’s Wharf and a walk through Carmel for coffee.
This picture of Fisherman’s Wharf at sunset had to be documented since this grandma was outside after dark.
Saturday Mike and I were sipping iced coffee in the sunshine and randomly decided to go on a drive through Carmel Valley. It’s kinda our thing.
Silly me didn’t realize when the boy says “drive” he actually meant 100 miles, but we saw some beautiful roads and no snakes. So I consider it a win.
We spent our Sunday afternoon enjoying the sunshine with perfectly made Mojitos in hand, listening to Ray Charles. Yah, I think our pretentious point just went up on this one.
Now on to the really fun stuff! Megan, creator of Ellie Rose Custom Jewelry sent me these beautiful handmade bracelets. Girl has me pegged, a runner, cupcake + coffee in all of my favorite colors. Swoon.
Y’all know I have a passion for small American businesses and this is one I adore. Here is a little background about Ellie Rose Jewelry in Megan’s words:
One year ago I left the “corporate” world to pursue a new career – a Stay-at-Home Mom! I love being the Chief-MOM-in-Charge. No…it is not because I have the opportunity to stay at home and watch countless reruns of talk shows and soap operas, but it is because I get to watch my beautiful baby girl, Ellie Rose, grow up. Since day 1 of her life, I have been so PROUD to call her my own. I continually want to celebrate her, her life and her beauty. That is why I decided to develop a custom jewelry line in honor of her so that women across the world can celebrate what is important to them – their children, their loved ones, their special memories, their goals and dreams. With that said, I have been studying the art of metal stamping and have perfected the technique. I use quality precious metals and transform them into special charms that you can wear close to you heart.
I am super picky with jewelry, I usually only wear my wedding ring. But I am digging this bracelet set big time. It can be dressed up or down, the colors go with everything. The bracelets are custom made individual so you can wear just one or all 3. Genius!
Want to be twinners with me? Of course you do! Here’s how:
- Mandatory: Hop over to the Ellie Rose etsy shop and tell me what piece or pieces you LOVE. Feel free to link to it in the comments.
- Bonus points if you tell me what your custom handmade piece would say!
- Follow ER on Instagram.
- Extra entries if you tweet, IG, FB, write in the sky. Just be sure to tell me you did in the comments.
I want to win a custom @EllieRoseJewlels bracelet set from @skinnychickblog
Giveaway is open to all worldwide friends and will run until midnight PST Thursday, June 12. Winner will be announced in Friday mornings post.
Score 25% off everything in the ER shop with coupon code SKINNYCHICKBLOG until Friday, June 13th. Muhahaha.