October Birthstone: Opal & Pink Tourmaline

Opal’s name originated in ancient Rome where it was called “opalus”, which was synonymous with “precious stone”. Opals are valued for their unique shifting colors in rainbow hues – a phenomenon gemologists call “play of color”. Tourmaline’s name comes from the Sinhalese word “turmali,” which means “mixed.” Tourmalines come in a wide variety of exciting colors…

What’s On My Reading List

I love to read. Everything from fiction to trade magazines. In August, I went on a shopping spree on Amazon and purchased a ton of books to read over the school break. Now that the break is finally here, I am super exxcited to dive into these books. So for the month of October, I…

September’s Allure

Sapphire’s are known to be one of the most precious stones in the world. A variant of ruby, it is charming, calming and oozes with elegance. For those of you born in September or just love the deep rich color of sapphire, here is a style guide to get you rocking this birthstone. Quick Facts…

What’s in the Tote?!?

For a while now, I have wanted to try my hands on making a video. I thought it would be a fun, quick and more engaging way to connect and share with you. For my very 1st video, I decided to take you on a very quick tour of what’s inside my FIDM tote! This…

Please Just Blend In

I’m sitting here tonight doing something I never thought I would be doing. If someone told me 2 years ago, I would be up on beautiful night, doing the work I am currently doing, I would have laughed so hard, tears might be streaming down my face. Alas! I’m actually here and guess what? I…

August’s Birthstone: The Peridot

You may or may not have come across the peridot but it is a stone worth taking a second look at. Associated with love, the peridot is a stone that signifies truth, faithfulness and loyalty. Unlike some other gemstones, peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes….