Five on Friday: Spark of Loves this Week (Pearl and Clasp)

It's Friday and I am so ready for the weekend here in the Willamette Valley.  We are set to have sunshine Saturday and Sunday here and it couldn't be better timing.  This weekend is the first weekend we are able to get out and get The Peppermint Bee Farm in order for the growing season coming upon us quickly.  Our poor, old Craftsman lawnmower finally hit the bottom, so we will be on a hunt for a new one this weekend, for sure!  I might be sharing the new grass conqueror in next week's Five on Friday, so look out for that!  Any suggestions on a good one, are always welcome in the comments section below.  :)  

So here we go with this week's Five on Friday.

1.  These Earrings.

I am starting this Five on Friday off with a review of some amazing earrings.  I was contacted by Pearl and Clasp recently to review some of their jewelry.  I received the black pearl earrings, and I was pleasantly surprised.  They are solid, minimal, and the best part, they don't get caught in my hair. 

These earrings can be worn with just about anything really.  They are beautiful and come in a pearl, pink, and the black pictured here.  You can snag a pair at the Pearl and Clasp site for under $25!  

Similar earrings have been seen on Ginnifer Godwin and Angelina Jolie.
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You can get these Black Pearl Button Earrings on their site at Pearl and Clasp for under $25.  You can also get 15% off your entire order from there by using code:  shelly15.  Check them out, they have a lot of great quality jewelry.  Pearl and Clasp will also restring your broken pearl necklaces and bracelets too.  

Be sure and follow Pearl and Clasp on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook to stay up on the latest items they have for sale.

2.  This Kitty

I've been doing a lot of posts about my Persian/Siamese named Meia during my Five on Friday because she turns 15 this year.  15!  She still acts like a spunky little kitten too.  She will be 15 in November of this year, so you will be seeing a lot of her throughout the posts in 2015.  

3.  This Icing.

Talk about the easiest chocolate icing that ever was.  Here's how it's made:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter 
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips (Melted.  Do this in the microwave in 30 second intervals)
Pour it into a mixing bowl and mix on medium high until it is spreading consistency.  Add more milk if the mix is too thick, or more sugar if the mix is too thin.  This icing is the perfect compliment to a white cupcake, or for a chocolate overload, try it on a chocolate cupcake, or cake.  It's amazing!

4.  This Trip.

We took a trip on the Polar Express back in December, and I have JUST now be able to go through the TONS of photos we took on the trip.  One of the things we did on the trip was take shots with our Flat Ryan from Arkansas.  Those Polar Express and trip pictures coming soon!

5.  This Desk.

Skylar finally has an official desk for out little Red Snail Classroom.  I'm so pleased that we finally found "the one."  It's the perfect size for him and will fit nicely in the space we are reserving for it. The desk is from World Market and is called the Secretary Desk.  You can grab one of these for your own classroom, or home here, but hurry, they sell out so quick.  The day that I posted that we bought this desk on Facebook, my mom went to look at it and it was already out of stock.  So grab one fast!   More on this when it comes in!

You can join this link up every Friday by visiting Carolina Charm.  All you do is, blog about five things that made your week special and share it with the others in the linky.  It's that easy!


  1. What a perfect size desk for homeschooling! Love the design too!

  2. Thanks so much! I did a search for writing desks and that was the first one that caught my eye. Can't wait to see it put together and in our little classroom. I will post pictures once it's up.

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