Welcome To The Southern Pearl

I had been throwing around the idea of starting a blog for a long time now. A few years ago I wanted to start one but the idea got thrown to the side. Then a few months ago the idea popped back into my head. I was torn and scared…obviously! What if I started a blog and no one read it? What if I was terrible at it? What if? What if? What if? Then finally I decided no more “what ifs” I was going to start one! My husband has been very supportive and even came up with the name The Southern Pearl. How awesome is that?

How did my husband come up with The Southern Pearl? Since before I can remember I have been obsessed with pearls! I have been accused of being an old woman at heart. I believe my Granny Vern is the cause of my love for pearls. I share her love for gotti jewelry but most definitely the love of pearls. I even have younger cousins who I have gotten to love pearls as well. You will very rarely see me with any other earrings besides my pearls.

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Presto Photo’s Father’s Day Mug For The Win


Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not in any way influenced by the company/or its affiliates. 

I LOVE giving gifts! It’s almost my love language :). I get all excited and giddy just thinking about giving someone a gift I bought, made or got for them. However, I am TERRIBLE about keeping it a secret for too long :/. That’s why I could never be the type of parent that shops year round for great sales on birthday and Christmas presents. I would break over and give it my kid(s) shortly after getting them.

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11 Aspirations for Year Two of Blogging

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A year has come and gone and I don’t feel like I am much farther from where I began. I know, I know, I know I am miles away from where I was with my first post. But I want MORE! I want more readers, more Facebook followers, more Twitter followers, more followers on Instagram, more shares, more, more, more.

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Mama Bear Impressions Brand Rep

I LOVE jewelry! That’s no secret. If it is anything pearl related then I’m like shut up and take my money haha. I also love marketing and anything that is public relations related. My love for jewelry and marketing is a great combination and is necessary to be a brand rep for a particular shop or company. Luckily for me Chelsea from Mama Bear Impressions chose me to be a brand rep for her shop. I am very excited about this venture (like squealed out loud excited 😉 )

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First My Mother, Forever My Friend

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” Washington Irving
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