Ogerbeads | Small Core Bead Sets SALE!

My personal favourite: Cottage Bead Set

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERY ONE! In today’s blog post, I am excited to share about an exciting, new sale that Ogerbeads is launching, as of today (January 24th, 2020). Ogerbeads has 24 small core bead sets available, all that follow a similar colour theme and a set of 5 beads per set. These sets do not include a bracelet.

This sale is quite tempting to anyone who has been thinking about investing in Ogerbeads. For instance, retail value for one of my favourite sets, Cottage (picture above), retails for $145 euros, but is on sale for $75 euros! It is a tempting and fantastic deal.

A special thank you to, Ogerbeads for providing the photos and information about this sale!

Camouflage Bead Set
Originally: $165 euros and on sale for $95 euros.

Now, one important fact to note about Ogerbeads small core beads is that they are not universal core (meaning they can fit onto the majority of charm bracelets companies). Ogerbeads small core will fit on the Ogerbeads bracelet, Trollbeads foxtail and bangle, any unthread Pandora Bracelet (moments bangle, “O” pendant, unthreaded bangle, etc.), Ohm Beads twisted bangle, etc.

If you are interested in hearing (and seeing) more about this topic, feel free to watch my YouTube brand overview video about Ogerbeads, HERE.

Seashell Bead Set
$165 euros, on sale for $85 euros

In this blog post, you will see all 24 bead sets that are available. Please note, there are only 24 sets total, so stock is very limited. So, if there is a set you love, make sure to order it, ASAP.

If you are not ready to invest in a 5 piece bead set, consider shopping Ogerbeads Small Core muranos, individually. They are also on sale, however the bead sets are an extra special deal!

Gentle Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros



Through out the rest of this blog post, I will highlight the remaining sets in this sale. I would LOVE to know which ones are you favourites. I personal love: Cottage, Gentle, Luminous, Camouflage and Seashell the most!!! But close runner ups include: Ocean View, Strawberry Kisses and Autumn Sunset. I love these colours!

Luminous Bead Set
$135 euros, on sale for $70 euros

If you do take advantage of this sale, I would love to know what you decide on ordering! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask myself or feel free to contact Ogerbeads directly. I always find they have such fast and friendly customer service!

Ice Queen Bead Set
(perfect for a
villain or evil queen themed bracelet, I think!)
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros

How cool is the Ice Queen bead set (shown above)? I feel this would be fantastic for a Disney Villans or “evil queen” themed bracelet.

Pretty in Pink Bead Set
$135 euros, on sale for $70 euros

Loving all these pinks! (shown above)

Autumn Sunset Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros

Autumn Sunset reminds me of being by the lake, in October!! Such gorgeous colours.

Wisteria Bead Set
$135 euros, on sale for $70 euros

I spot some “glow” beads!!!! The two bead on the ends, glow in the dark!

Lot’s of Love Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros

Lot’s of Love has such fun and bold pops of colour. I can see this working beautifully on a summer or Valentines Day themed bracelet.

Ocean View Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros

Ocean View is soo beautiful! I love the colours and it truly lives up to it’s bead set name!

Winter Blues Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros
Purple Rose Bead Set
featuring one of my favourites: Purple Magic Light muranos!
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros

Such cool colours!!! How would you style this bracelet?

Outer Space Bead Set
$135 euros, on sale for $$70 euros
Alpes Bead Set
$155 euros, on sale for $85 euros

I love the light lavender and purple beads paired with golden details.

Passion Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros
Galactic Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros.

This is a runner up too! So much detail and would be cool for a Star themed bracelet.

Gold as Honey
$155 euros, on sale for $85 euros

Gold as Honey is soo pretty and magical. I could see this being styled for a wedding themed bracelet. It is so special!

Strawberry Kisses Bead Set
(love these vibrant colours!)
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros

Another lovely and bold pop of colour to add to a bracelet! I see this being a beautiful addition to an autumn themed bracelet.

Spring Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75

I’m not too big into lighter greens myself, but I love the idea that this could be for a St. Patricks Day themed bracelet!

Strengths Bead Set
$155 euros, on sale for $85 euros

Loving these pops of wine colours paired with purple.

Nature Forest Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros

Beautiful for a Nature Forest themed bracelet (shown above)!

Wisteria Bead Set
$135 euros, on sale for $70 euros

The last bracelet shown is, Pink Lollipop (shown above)! What a fun name and so girly and feminine too! It retails for $165 euros and is on sale for $95 euros. I think this would be perfect for a spring themed bracelet!

Autumn Sunset Bead Set
$145 euros, on sale for $75 euros

Valentines Day Pandora Bracelet + Ogerbeads Newest Collection!

A New Video is Up!
Valentino and Love Game

With Valentines Day just around the corner, I recently posted a new Valentines Day bracelet design, as well as a new YouTube video! In this video, I share my review on two new beads from Ogerbeads Valentine’s Day collection: Valentino (a murano glass bead with cubic zirconia) and Love Game (a silver oxidized bead).

In the video, you will see how I styled these two Ogerbeads beads on my Valentines Day themed Pandora Bracelet. I love how this year’s bracelet design turned out…it’s so feminine and pink! Two of my favourite things about Valentines.

Pandora’s “Gift of Love” Charm

Speaking of which: all of Ogerbeads newer collections are universal core, which means they fit on the most popular charm bracelet companies (Pandora, Trollbeads, Ohm Beads, etc.) I often get asked this question, as well as about Ogerbeads small core beads and what they can fit on. I did make a YouTube video answering these questions (and more). You can find it, HERE.

“Heart of Winter” Pandora Clips, paired next to the “Hearts All Over” Pandora Charm.

I really love mixing Ogerbeads with my Pandora jewellery items. Muranos have always been one of my most favourite charms/beads and I am sad to see that Pandora is bringing out very little, if not anything. Ogerbeads has become an enchanting new addition to my Pandora bracelets and they truly stand out. Like I always say, they are pure magic in a bead!

How do you feel about mixing jewellery charm/bead brands?

Ogerbeads Murano paired next to some retired Pandora Charms.
Ogerbeads, “Valentino
Ogerbeads, “Love Game”
Pandora’s “Love Note” charm is sadly long retired.
It is one of my Valentines Day favourites!
Another look at Ogerbeads, “Valentino”

And that is it for this blog post! I would love to know how you plan on spending your February 14th, 2020, this year! I most likely will be cuddling up to my little Ella and the guineas with a delicious cup of tea! Cheers!

Ella Kisses!

Pawfect “Disney in Pink” Pink Tail Co. Harness | Review

Ella looking pretty pawfect in her, “Disney in Pink” Harness

One of Ella’s Christmas presents were a few new items from Pink Tail Co. I first discovered Pink Tail Co. back before I brought Ella home. I had done an instagram search for feminine, floral dog collars and they came up! I love to sew, but I often don’t have as much time (as I would like) to create clothing and accessory items. That being said, I just recently made Ella a few collars. It is sooo good to get back into some home sewing projects.

ANYWAAAAY!!! What attracted to me to Pink Tail Co. is that it is a small business and each collar is lovingly, handmade in San Francisco. If I didn’t have the time to make Ella a cute collar, I might as well find a company that could! I truly love supporting small businesses, as I find they have the BEST service and products and I use to be a small business owner myself! So, I really appreciate the time, talent and dedication that these owners put in to making their dreams come true! And I really want to support that.

My first order was the, Aurora Bundle. It came with a collar, bow and leash. It was too big for an 8 week old puppy, but I knew Ella would grow into it and I couldn’t have picked a better first choice. I loved the rose gold hardware and the floral, spring-like pattern. Ella was born on May 26th, 2019, so I wanted her first collar to reflect that time of the year. I also find it so special that Ella was born in May, as it is also a very romantic month for my husband and I. Our first date was on May 1st, 2009. He made it official on May 15th, 2009. And we got married on May 16th, 2015. SO…as you can see, having a collar that reflects a special month was very important to me.

When I received my first order, I became SO obsessed and couldn’t wait to order more. I also really hoped they would introduce harnesses! AND THEY DID!!! I ordered two, for Ella. The Aurora (of course), as well as the, “Disney in Pink” harness.

I had to get it with the rose gold hardware! I am so obsessed!

This harness is beautifully made and having worked within the fashion and alterations industry, I appreciate the high quality and attention to detail that goes into it. It is durable, well made and you can tell the designer/owner truly understands what canines (and owners) need to feel comfortable, but also provided with function and style.

I really like how it fits around Ella’s collar bones and along her back and belly. It looks and appears to be a very comfortable fit. I am a huge fan of the Buddy Belts for this reason too, but Ella has wiggled out of them, on occasion, as it can be harder to find a perfect fit, especially for a poodle silhouette. I find the Pink Tail Co. stays on extremely well and I love how it is fully adjustable. I have yet to have Ella wiggle out during a play session outside or on a walk.

A close up look at the front of the harness, over the collar bones.

Speaking of which: another thing that I couldn’t get over, was I had purchased the harness during a Black Friday Promo and Pink Tail Co. adjusted the harness sizing to accommodate Ella’s poodle frame, at no additional cost! I was blown away…and this is something I think they SHOULD charge for, as someone who knows that it does take extra time to make those adjustments. BUT…wow! That just speaks volumes on their customer service and passion for a perfect fitting product.

Ella looking so cute in her harness!

When I first opened it, I adjusted the harness to accommodate Ella’s sizing and it was so easy to put on her. Although she is a puppy, she is well trained with having clothing and accessories placed onto her, but some of these things can take a bit of time to put on, with the different closures, etc. Surprisingly, the Pink Tail Co. harness was faster than I expected and I think that has to do with the parachute buckle! The hardware does put this harness in a light to medium weight category, but it is not at all heavy or uncomfortable for smaller or medium sized dogs.

I also love that Pink Tail Co. added a cute rose gold logo onto their harnesses and collars. It is a perfect touch and feels so fancy.

Such cute details!
Can you spot Minnie?

As you all know, I am a HUGE Disney fan and I had been wanting to make Ella a Disney themed collar or harness for quite some time. Well, it was like Pink Tail Co. read my mind because when they brought out two beautiful and fun Disney options, I could not resist!!!!

I find the, “Disney in Pink” fabric so fun and also extra cute for Valentines, as well as the “French” poodle, hehe. And the cotton material is breathable, lightweight and flexible for a little puppy.

Ella getting playful during our “photoshoot”.

Overall, I am so pleased with both the, “Aurora” and “Disney in Pink” harnesses. I am already planning my next purchase! If you have any other questions about Pink Tail Co., feel free to ask below. I also find the company to be very responsive on their social media accounts/website too!

What Ella Got For Christmas

Little Ella full of Christmas Excitement!

Today’s blog post is about Ella, my mini poodle puppy and what she got for Christmas! This was our first Christmas with her and it honestly ended up being the best Christmas EVER! She just adds such warmth and fun into our days, and Christmas was no exception.

While we did go to Toronto, right before Christmas (to see our family and friends), I really wanted to be back home to celebrate Christmas in our new home with our Guineas and Ella! I am really happy we made this decision because it ended up being the most peaceful, relaxing and joyful Christmas morning I’ve ever experienced.

After sleeping in (we usually go to midnight mass on Christmas Eve), I got up and made some morning teas (Santa’s Secret* from DAVIDsTEA, of course) and got Snowman (my husband) and Ella out of bed. I was SO excited for Ella to open up her stocking filled with toys! “Santa Paws” had arrived late that night and filled up her fluffy stocking (Nicole Miller), with lots of surprises! I brought my tripod out, so I could film the moment, but be present and not distracted, as it recorded! It was soo fun to see Ella’s excitement as she stuck her head in and pulled out different presents! One of her favourites was a cute mini Santa I got from Petsmart, as well as a “Sniffany and Co.” blue bone complete with ribbon (by Dog Diggin Designs). She also liked the organic pink candy cane too (by Simply Fido)!

*affiliate link for DAVIDsTEA

These are a few of Ella’s favourite things!

After that, my husband and I opened our gifts. Ella was curious and full of wonder, as we unwrapped and opened each one. And to her excitement, the last gift, under the tree was for her! We got her a “Miss Dogior – Barking Bouquet” perfume stuffy (by Haute Diggity Dog) and three delicious treats (Unicorn “poop”, Christmas “brownie” and Reindeer “cookie”). It was so fun seeing her unwrap her gift. I asked her which treat she’d like to enjoy and I must say, she takes after her mom! She chose the unicorn “poop” rainbow themed treat! I did take videos of this too. I think I will save these videos for my Pawfectella Vlogs (still debating if I should do one big long video or a few mini ones!).

I also added Ella’s “Chewy Vuiton” (by Haute Diggity Dog) to this photo because she loves this toy! She loves to carry it around by the handle, which is so adorable to watch.

Can you spot the Chewy Vuiton?

I got most of Ella’s presents at a store called, Barking Babies. I love going there to find special and unique things for my little pup! This was the first ever store we took Ella too, right after we picked her up, to get her a harness. At 8 weeks, she was super small and the associate was so sweet and welcoming to us! I was really impressed with the level of service and it keeps me coming back time and time again!

Before Christmas, I also picked up a few adorable Christmas themed toys for Ella. I really love going to Marshalls/Winners/Homesense because they have a great pet section for Dog and Cat owners. I find great deals on such cute themed toys! One of Ella’s favourites is by Zippy Paws. It is an interactive toy that provides so much fun for Ella and I! The stuffed toy is a big red mug of “hot chocolate” with two large holes and “marshmallows” that can be pulled out from the holes. She loves finding and pulling out the squeaky marshmallows and we have fun tossing and throwing them around. I have some cute videos of Ella playing with this toy on her Instagram, if you’d like to see. This toy is Ella’s favourite and because of that, I ended up getting her a similar “Pumpkin Spice” toy from Petsmart too (not pictured). She loves this one too!

I also got one Eggnog “puppuccino” (by Fuzzyard) and one Gingerbread “puppuccino” (by Bow Wow Pet Products) for Ella from Marshalls/Winners/Homesense too! Her Daddy’s favourite holiday drink are Eggnog Lattes, while I am a huge fan of the Gingerbread Lattes! Oh, and I got her a cute red stuffy bone that says, “Puppy’s First Christmas”. I had gotten a similar one at Halloween and they are great for photos!

Look at all those puppuccinos!!!

During the Black Friday Sales, one of my favourite online dog accessories stores, had a great deal and I stocked up on some pieces I had been wanting to get Ella! They are called, Pink Tail Co. and I absolutely LOOOOVE their designs, quality and service. I got her two adorable harnesses. One is the, “Aurora” to match Ella’s leash, bow and collar I purchased back in July. And the other was, “Disney in Pink“. I also got her an adorable gingerbread themed collar and bow!!! Too cute to resist! I regret not getting a matching leash.

Ella also got spoiled by our loved ones! She got a very Christmassy chew rope from her Aunt Angie (DailyCharmAddict) and an adorable Mickey Waffle from Aunt Nichol (MyPandoraCharmedLife). Aunt Jessica got her a unicorn coloured squeaky toy and two cute balls and she also got an hilarious gingerbread man from Aunt Tiara (TeaforTiara).


And there you have it!!! That is what we (and Santa Paws), spoiled our little Ella Bella with for Christmas. And don’t worry! Zooey and Georgina also got spoiled lots too. hehe!!! They just gobble their presents up so fast, so I didn’t get a chance to take photos.

We spent the remainder of Christmas Day relaxing, watching Christmas movies and enjoyed a delicious holiday meal together. I hope you had magical holiday with your loved ones too!

Also, Do you have any pets? If so, what did you get for them?

Ella looking pretty darn pawfect in her Pink Tail Co. Collar and Bow.

Ohm Beads January Collection | Review + Design Ideas

Ohm Beads “Lion Dance”

In this video, I share the Ohm Beads January 2020 Release Collection + Styling with you! I will be reviewing Ohm Lion Dance, as well as Ohm Peace Alien. They were officially released on January 2nd. I will also be reviewing the January Ohmistry project: Marble the Pony Campus. A bead collaboration designed by Grace Owen and Ohm Beads. It releases on January 17th. I filmed an unboxing and first impressions video on IGTV, too. You can watch it here.

As an Ohmbassador, Ohm Beads was so kind and sent all three beads for me to review (thank you so much, Ohm). I had so much filming this video and designing with these beads! My sweet guineas, Zooey and Georgina also help co-host this review video with me! I love when they help me out!

Also, if you are new to Ohm Beads, feel free to use my referral link to save 11% off your first purchase!

Watch the video here!
Twisted Ohm Bracelet featuring Ohm Lion Dance, Year of the Rat, Bottomless
Ohm Peace Alien styled with Curly Sheep and Glass Bark, Sky and retired green spiral bead.
Marble the Pony Campus with Spark of Life and Odette
Marble the Pony Campus

Beads & Tea | Ohm Beads – Beads and Coffee

Beads and Tea with DailyCharmAddict and ACharmedDreamer

On December 20th, I woke up feeling SO excited! Today was the day I would get to see my dear bead friends, Angie and Rita!!! And not only that, but also enjoy some Ohm Beads #BeadsandCoffee, or how I like to call it: Beads and TEA!!!

We all decided to meet up at my favourite hometown coffee shop, Matter of Taste. There are two locations and we decided to meet up at the Waterloo location. I have been going to Matter of Taste since I was in high school and since moving away, it has become a special place to visit, whenever I am in-town!

When Angie, Rita and I met up, we caught up with each other first, ordered our drinks (tea lattes for Angie and I and a latte for Rita) and I gave them some special Christmas surprises to open!

Opening up some Christmas surprises!

And then it was time to start designing over some Beads, Coffee and Tea!!!

Cheers!!!!

Ohm Beads sent me a new bead concept called, “Ocean Love”. It is a new style of clip for them (more similar to a Pandora clip) and they wanted our feedback on the function, design and style! Please note, this bead has not been released. If you would like to watch our video adventures together, as well as see their designs, check out my Instagram Stories: Beads and Coffee. I unfortunately didn’t think of taking photos of their designs, just video!

Below, you can see my design:

Ocean Love Clip
Here are some of my bead styling ideas. I really liked the idea of pairing the Ocean Clip with Ohm Odette.
Completed look with a mixture of Ohm Glass!
Another look at my design.

My Pandora Christmas Bracelets | Pandora Open Bangle + Ohm Beads Bracelet

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

In this video, I share my Pandora Moments Christmas Charm Bracelet and my Pandora Open Bangle Disney Christmas themed Pandora Bracelet. I also share my Chrismas themed Pandora Floating Locket necklace and my Ohm Beads Lucky Red Whip Bracelet with some Beadmas themed beads! I hope you enjoy this video and a very blessed and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greeting to each and every one of you! I hope it’s a magical one! XOXO

Zooey, Georgina, Ella and I
Decorating the Christmas tree.
Ohm Beads and Pandora Christmas themed bracelets

My Pandora Collection Overview | Jewellery Storage + Ohm Beads Play Tray

A new video is up!

Playing a bit of catch up with some recent YouTube videos I uploaded on my channel recently…or should I say, last year?! I cannot believe we are already into 2020!!!

In this video, I share how I store my Pandora Jewellery, as well as my Ohm Beads, Ogerbeads, Trollbeads and Alex and Ani pieces. I also share an overview of my entire collection, with you! This has been requested by so many of you, but I’m always hesitant about filming this type of video. I have a huge collection and I know I’m very blessed to have such special and meaningful pieces. Each one tells a story or reflects a special loved one or memory. I really love that about charm bracelets!!!

Anyway! Here is where you can watch the video:

Now, I’ll share some information on where you can find these jewellery storage options, should you be curious!

The first is the jewellery box I picked up in November by Tuscan Designs. I found it at Homesense/Winners for $149. Since this is a store that only has limited stock, there is a very similar option on Wayfair by a brand called, Morelle Company. The style is called, Sophia Leather Jewellery Keepsake Box. This may be the only difference as my jewellery box is a faux leather.

Pink Jewellery Box
It is so gigantic!

Inside this jewellery box, I added a ring tray that I found on Amazon. In the video, I placed it in the middle layer, but I have since moved it to the top layer, below the glass section. You can shop it HERE.

You can see the ring tray hiding behind my hand and bracelet!

The last item is my grey, Less Play Ohm Play Tray! If the grey isn’t your thing, they have a quite a few colour options to choose from. I hope that one day soon, Ohm Beads will also come out with a light pink colour too (they currently have a hot pink one though)! If you would like to order the tray (and haven’t placed an Ohm Beads Order before), feel free to use my referral link to save 11% off your order, HERE.

Ohm Beads also has an anti-tarnish tray bag that is sold separately.

Anti-tarnish Tray Bag by Ohm Beads
My Pandora Collection Overview + Storage

Holiday Afternoon Tea | Langdon Hall Country House at Christmas Time

My Grandma and I waiting to be seated for afternoon tea

On December 20th, 2019 my Grandma, Husband, Mother and I went to Langdon Hall Country House for a Christmas Afternoon tea together. This was my husband and I’s second time going to Langdon Hall and we really wanted to take my Grandma and Mother, ever since our first visit! It is such a special place and I knew my Grandma had always wanted to go.

When you walk up the steps and through the front entrance, you walk into an elegant atmosphere, surrounded by history and seasonal Christmas florals and greens, picked from the gardens and woodland outside the hall.

After taking our coats, we headed into the waiting area that had a beautiful Christmas tree decorated with old fashioned charm and wrapped presents below it!

Langdon Hall Christmas Tree

Soon, they called our name and we were seated at a round table with their afternoon tea menus and beautiful seasonal decor. Afternoon tea is a seasonal, set menu, but if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, it is recommended to call ahead, when you book your reservation. Langdon Hall is fantastic at accommodating dietary restrictions and allergies, and we had called ahead about both my husband and I’s. The server let us know that my meal (and my husbands) were being served as gluten and dairy free and I loved that I didn’t even need to double check!

Langdon Hall Tea Menu

The server also explained their tea menu and also asked if we would like any champagne, mimosas, etc! My Grandma and I decided to go for mimosas. I rarely drink (just on special occasions) and this felt like a perfect occasion and a mimosa sounded so good! My Grandma agreed!

There were so many delicious tea options on the menu. I had quite a few I was debating between. I settled on the, Blood Orange Oolong. Oolong tea is one of my favourites and I was intrigued by the hibiscus and citrus peel notes.

A look at the Langdon Hall Tea Selection

The server took our tea orders and brought our mimosas. As we were waiting for our tea and treats, we laughed and chatted away and enjoyed the understated music and outdoor views through the large windows.

My Grandma also admired her tea cup and inquired about the little infuser inside her cup! I let her know it catches the fallen tea leaves from the tea pot! I hardly ever see this method being used and I absolutely love it!!!!!

Langdon Hall Teacup and Saucer

Our pots of tea arrived and they looked so charming! Every one enjoyed their tea selections! My mother actually got the same tea, as me! My Grandmother ordered a delicious ginger blend and my Husband got a peach tea.

Such a beautiful table setting! And can you spot the blueberry jam, butter and clotted cream?
My Grandmother enjoying the atmosphere and beautiful view outside!

After all our first pours of tea were nearly finished, our delicious sandwiches, scones and treats arrived! Langdon Hall recommends eating their scones first, as they are fresh from the oven!

Gingerbread and traditional scones. Mine were both gluten and dairy free!
Such a treat.

The sandwiches and treats were so delicious! Below is a photo of my husband’s selection of goodies.

Overall, we had such a wonderful time together and Langdon Hall exceeded all our expectations for a lovely Christmas treat together. After leaving Langdon Hall, we drove to see some beautiful Christmas lights…such a lovely way to end the day!

Which one would you try first?

How to Clean Your Pandora Jewellery | Silver, Rose and Shine

In this blog post, I am going to share a two of my videos that provide all my tips and tricks to care and clean your Pandora pieces, as well as other jewellery brands!

This video is one of my first ever videos. It feels like FOREVER ago and man, has my camera shyness and filming style improved, haha!

How to Clean your Pandora Bracelets

This next video is all about Pandora Rose and tips and tricks for care and cleaning. You can also apply this to your Pandora Shine pieces, as well!

Pandora Rose Care and Cleaning Tips!