• Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Guinea Pigs,  Harlow,  Jewellery,  Lifestyle,  Ohm Beads,  Ohmily,  Ohmily,  Pawfectella,  Uncategorized

    Harlow’s Adoption Birthday | Beadmas Day 10

    Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you had a great week. Today, we are celebrating Harlow’s Adoption Birthday, as well as Day 10 of Beadmas!

    In today’s blog post, I am sharing some of my favourite facts about my very special guinea pig. Many of you came to know Harlow on my Youtube videos. She often co-hosted with me and was a great little jewellery model. She was also (and still is) one of my very best friends. She is now a Guardian Guinea Angel. She went to heaven in the Spring of 2019.

    So, if you ready! Make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea (Harlow would recommend, Buddha’s Blend from DAVIDsTEA, that was her favourite) and let’s get started!

    This post contains some affiliate links.

    Many people described Harlow as more like a dog, then a guinea pig. She loved being by my side. She would come out of her habitat to find me. She also loved exploring around our home and going on adventures with us outside. She came on picnics, short nature walks (we would carry her) and once she even came to a waterfall with us! Check out my Youtube Video “In-Loving Memory” for a photo.

    She was also washroom trained. So much so, that she would let me know when she would have to go and I would bring her back to her habitat.

    Her favourite foods were kale, arugula, apples and strawberries. Oh, and of course Timothy Hay and her Oxbow Support treats!

    Harlow also loved “tea time” with me. She enjoyed taste testing all the different herbal teas. She loved “Harlow Approving” the “tea of the day” during DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea too.

    Harlow was extremely affectionate and loved cuddle time. She also loved to take naps with me and would gentle wake me up when she got hungry or had to go to the washroom. I would drop her off and not long later, she would be “wheeking” for me to come back and get her.

    She would also “purr” a very affectionate sound, all the time! This is one of the sounds I miss hearing the most.

    I think one of my favourite things about Harlow was how compassionate and loyal she was. Whenever I was having a tough day or not feeling well, she would never leave my side.

    Harlow’s personality was confident, compassionate and courageous. She was the leader (or Queen, as we like to say) of our two other guinea pigs, Zooey and Georgina. She loved bossing them around and “setting them straight”! Harlow enjoyed both Zooey and Georgina’s friendship, but she was extra close with Georgina.

    Harlow also loved meeting new human friends, especially if they gave her treats! She was very social for a guinea pig

    Harlow was an Abyssinian Guinea Pig which means she had beautiful rosette-like fur. It would grow in different directions and would grow out in “circular like” shapes.

    The colour of her fur was a mixture of colours: red, gold, blonde and white. I also liked to say her fur was a caramel colour.

    And that concludes some of my favourite facts about Harlow! She was a very special guinea pig and a best friend I will never forget.

    The bond with a pet can be so strong and special, no matter their size or species! Do you have any special pets that you hold close to your heart?

    The Giveaway:

    Day 10 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories 

    One winner will win the OHM Guinea Pig Bead.

    Here’s how to enter:

    1. Leave a comment down below and include your Instagram Handle, also answer the following questions in the same comment section below:
    2. What was Harlow’s favourite tea?
    3. Name one fact you learned about Harlow, from this blog post.

    4. Answer the following question in the COMMENT SECTION, on my INSTAGRAM POST: What breed of guinea pig was Harlow?

    5. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

    This giveaway ends on December 11, 2020 at 11:30 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow all instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer ALL 3 questions correctly.

    Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

    This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, DAVIDsTEA or WordPress. 

  • Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Georgina,  Guinea Pigs,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads,  OHM News & Updates,  Ohm Reviews,  Ohm Style,  Ohmily,  Ohmily,  Uncategorized

    OHM Beads Winter 2020 | Beadmas Day 9

    Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you are all had a great week. Today we are celebrating Day 9 of Beadmas!

    In today’s blog post, I am sharing my recent Youtube video on OHM Beads Winter 2020 release, as well as today’s giveaway!

    So, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!

    Winter 2020 Release:

    The winter 2020 release from OHM Beads has 10 beads, two of which are previous OHMistry Beads that are now being re-released as a worldwide, non-limited edition bead. One of those OHMistry Beads includes mu OHMistry Bead: OHM Don’t Give Up.

    There are also 4 Holiday Slim Glass Drink Beads, 3 sterling silver Holiday beads and one glass bead.

    To learn more about the collection, hear my review and see closeups of these beads, feel free to watch my video below:

    The Giveaway:

    Day 4 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories 

    One winner will win:

    A free bead of their choice, up to $65 value. (Reward will be provided as a “$65 OFF” OHMbucks coupon to the winner. A “My OHM”account required. Free shipping will be applied.)

    Here’s how to enter:

    1. Leave a comment below and include your Instagram Handle, also add the following information:
    2. Answer these questions, down below:
      2a. Is SKI BUNNY male or female?
      2b. Name one of the OHM Slim Holiday Drinks.
    3. Answer the following question in the QUESTION BOX, on my INSTAGRAM STORIES:
      What is the name of my “furry co-host” in my Youtube Video?
    4. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

    This giveaway ends on December 10, 2020 at 11 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow all instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer ALL 3 questions correctly.

    Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

    This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram or WordPress. 

  • Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Fashion,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads,  Ohm Style,  Ohmily,  Petite Style,  Uncategorized

    OHM Beads Holiday Style | Beadmas 2020 | #BeadmasStories

    Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you are all had a great week. I cannot believe it is already Friday and day 4 of Beadmas!

    In today’s blog post, I am sharing a cozy outfit styled with some holiday themed OHM Beads piece.

    So, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let me share my outfit with you!

    The Jewellery:

    For jewellery, I am wearing my Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet. It is limited edition and exclusive to OHM in Taiwan. It is such a brilliant pop of red. Perfect for the holiday season, but year round too! On it, I have a mixture of Beadmas, Christmas/Holiday beads, as well as beads such as OHM OHMily and OHM Bead Mail. These two beads remind me of this amazing bead community and the wonderful people at OHM.

    I am also wearing my OHM Drop Necklace paired with OHM Candy Crush, OHM Sugar Dipped and OHM Ice Cube. I am obsessed with OHM Ice Cube and find myself using it with a lot of necklace designs. It is perfect for the winter season! BUT…it’s also fun to wear in the summer, when you need to “cool off”. It is an exclusive bead to OHM in Thailand.

    The Clothing:

    For clothing, I am wearing a ruffled sweater vest I purchased from Anthropologie almost two years ago. This vest is a great layering piece and it is very versatile. I can dress it up or down. I can also wear it in the spring, autumn and winter seasons. It has a nice amount of warmth to it! I also love the creamy colour to it! I tried to find a similar version, but I couldn’t find an exact match. Another vest I have been eying (in a similar colour) is the Maddie Sherpa Vest from Anthropologie.

    For today’s outfit, I paired it with an older cotton shirt from Marshals for a more casual look.

    The Giveaway:

    Day 4 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories 

    One winner will win:

    A free bead of their choice, up to $65 value. (Reward will be provided as a “$65 OFF” OHMbucks coupon to the winner. A “My OHM”account required. Free shipping will be applied.)

    Here’s how to enter:

    1. Leave a comment below and include your Instagram Handle.
    2. Go to Instagram and find my #BeadmasStoriesDayFour post.
    3. Answer the following question in the comment section of the Instagram:
      What bead am I wearing that is exclusive to OHM in Thailand?
    4. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

    This giveaway ends on December 5, 2020 at 11 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow all instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer question 3 correctly.

    Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

    This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, WordPress or Anthropologie. 


  • Afternoon Tea,  Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Beads and Coffee/Tea,  DAVIDsTEA,  Jewellery,  Lifestyle,  Making Tea at Home,  Ohm Beads,  OHM News & Updates,  Ohm Style,  Tea,  Uncategorized

    My Favourite Christmas and Holiday Teas | Beadmas 2020 | #BeadmasStories

    Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the week!

    In today’s blog post, I am sharing my two favourite Christmas teas from DAVIDsTEA, as well as two Christmas/Holiday and Tea-themed OHM Beads bracelets.

    So, if you are ready, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let me share this collection with you!

    *this post contains affiliate links

    OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Milky

    My Favourite DAVIDsTEA Christmas and Holiday Teas:

    OHM Tea Bag, OHM Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet

    My first favourite Christmas tea has been a long-time favourite. It is called Santa’s Secret from DAVIDsTEA. It has black tea leaves, candy cane sprinkles, peppermint leaves and vanilla flavouring for ingredients! Here is what DAVIDsTEA has to say about it:

    Ever wonder how Santa manages to deliver all those presents in just one night? He uses a special combination of Chinese black tea, peppermint leaves and spices – all sprinkled with real little candy canes. It’s both energizing and remarkably soothing. All Santa needs is one cup and his motto changes from “ho ho ho” to “go go go.”

    – DAVIDsTEA

    I love making Santa’s Secret as a latte. It is a cozy, delicious treat. This tea just brings me back to that cozy, light-hearted Christmas feeling.

    I decided to pair this tea with my Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet and some of my favourite Christmas/Holiday and tea themed charms.

    OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Milky, OHM Milk Slim, OHM Hot Cup

    My second favourite Christmas tea is one that I discovered, last year. It is the DAVIDsTEA Gingerbread Matcha. It has just the right balance of sweetness and spiciness to it.

    Sweet, spicy & heartwarming. Inspired by the comforting flavours of freshly baked gingerbread, this energizing all-natural matcha green tea is the coziest way to get your daily dose. Try it as a frothy green tea latte topped with a dash of cinnamon a holiday treat that’s as delicious as it is comforting.

    – DAVIDsTEA

    Gingerbread Matcha has Matcha green tea powder, cane sugar and natural gingerbread flavouring as its ingredients.

    OHM Beadmas Bell, OHM Snow Angel, OHM Beadmas Tree,
    OHM St. Nick, OHM Beadmas Wreath,

    I enjoy making Gingerbread Matcha both hot, as a latte or as an iced tea. You might remember an IGTV video where I made it iced, for Christmas in July!

    OHM Snow Angel, OHM Beadmas Tree, OHM St. Nick, OHM Beadmas Wreath

    What are your favourite Christmas/Holiday drinks? Perhaps you are like the OHM Hot Mug Gingerbread man and prefer a delicious hot chocolate:

    OHM Pretty Tea Pot, OHM Hot Mug, OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Beadmas Bell

    Giveaway Time!

    I am so excited to team up with OHM Beads and to continuing helping host their 12 days of giveaways! Thank you, OHM!

    Day 2 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories ✨

    One winner will win:
    1 OHM Pretty Tea Cup bead & 1 OHM Tea Bag BOTM bead.

    Here’s how to enter:

    1. Leave a comment below, sharing what your favourite Christmas/Holiday drinks are! And your Instagram handle.
    2. Go to Instagram and find my #BeadmasStoriesDayTwo post.
    3. Answer the following question in the comment section of the Instagram:
      What ingredients are in the Santa’s Secret tea from DAVIDsTEA?
    4. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

    This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, WordPress or DAVIDsTEA. ✨

    This giveaway ends on December 3, 2020 at 11 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer question 3 correctly.

    Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

  • Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Guinea Pigs,  Jewellery,  Lifestyle,  Ohm Beads,  Pandora,  Pandora Friends,  Pandora Style,  Pawfectella,  Pawfectella Everything!,  Uncategorized

    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
  • Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads

    #BeadmasStories Day 9

    A sky of wonder…

    Known as the brightest star in the night’s sky (visible from Earth), Sirius can be seen as one of the best wishing stars! And that is why I chose A SIRIUS WISH | OHM BEADS as today’s Beadmas2019 | BeadmasStories Day 9 giveaway bead!

    Have you ever gazed up at the winter’s night sky and admired the mystery, the beauty…the snow falling, the stars twinkling…the moon glowing? As a Christian, I often think of, The Three Kings (AKA, the Magi or the Three Wise Men) and ponder how amazing it must have been to see, The Star of Bethlehem, as I gaze up at that dark sky. There are many theories on what this star actually was: multiple stars, a comet, exploding star, “dancing planets”, conjunction of multiple planets, etc!

    While Sirius is not in these theories, it still makes me think of a winter’s night sky…and that wonder and awe that must have been experienced by every one who saw the Star of Bethlehem!

    Ohm Beads’ A Sirius Wish is a stunning bead…full of mystery and wonder! It’s a wonderful bead to add to any bracelet design and a lovely reminder to make your wishes a reality!!!

    A Sirius Wish – Ohm Beads

    To enter into today’s giveaway, for this bead…please answer the following questions correctly:

    1. What do I think of, when I gaze up at a winter’s night sky?
    2. If you wished on a star, what would you wish for?
    3. What was one of the theories about the “Star of Bethlehem”?
    4. What is your Instagram username (if you win this bead, I will be contacting you through instagram)?


    Giveaway ends on December 10th, 2019 at 2:30 PM EASTERN. Winner will be announced on my Instagram stories. Thank you, Ohm Beads for letting me host some of your Beadmas Giveaways!!! xx

  • Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads

    Day 5 of #BeadmasStories

    Peace on Earth, Good Will to ALL!!!

    OUR WORLD by Ohm Beads…is my chosen prize for today’s #BeadmasStories post!!!! It is a bead that I feel is a wonderful reminder, especially around Christmas time!!! After all (sings:) Peace on Earth, Good Will to…ALL! 🙂

    Here, in the Christmas season is where we all come together to celebrate with loved ones, near and dear…but also extend welcoming hearts and friendly smiles to others…outside of our family and friends. We can do this in so many ways: charity donations, smiling at strangers, paying it forward, etc!

    It is also a time to be thankful, count our blessings and give thanks. What are you thankful for, this Christmas?

    It is also a reminder to help protect and care for our planet and do our part in reducing waste! There’s so many easy adjustments we can do, to help our planet!!! What are your tips for helping reduce waste, during the Christmas season? Please comment down below and leave your instagram name, so I can contact you…should you be the winner!

    Entries posted before 8 PM Eastern will be considered. Winner will be announced and notified tomorrow, December 6th after 8 PM Eastern. One random winner will be drawn! Winner must answer the TWO questions, (in this blog post) to qualify to win!

     Make sure to follow my hashtag, #beadmasstories so, you don’t miss a chance to enter the next 11 days!!! And follow #beadmas2019 to see the other fun giveaways going on in the community! 

    Our World by Ohm Beads
  • Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads

    #beadmasstories Day 3

    Snowshoeing with Snowman in December 2013.

    Happy Tuesday! Today is Day 3 of Beadmas 2019, which means it is time for another #beadmasstories giveaway! Instead of hosting it on my Instagram, I’ve decided to host today’s giveaway on my blog.

    One of my favourite hobbies is hiking and when the winter season comes…that turns into snowshoeing! There is nothing better than hiking up a mountain or in a forest…covered in magical snow!

    Snowman and I first got into snowshoeing back in 2012 and every year we look forward to going. It is a great way to get in your cardio, but it doesn’t even feel like exercise when you are surrounded by so much beauty and wonder! I always pretend that we are adventuring about in Narnia and to be careful…the Snow Queen might appear…at any moment! We also have a tradition of doing a Christmas snowshoe hike!

    After a nice, long snowshoeing adventure, my husband and I always head to a local cafe to warm ourselves with piping hot tea for the journey home. From there, I have a nice hot shower and change into the coziest loungewear and watch the tv fireplace while cuddling into Snowman (aka my husband, if you did not know). Oh, and of course we have more tea!

    I really treasure these moments…simple, but perfect and a great time to reflect on your many blessings and loved ones. And have some quality time with your significant other.

    Snowshoeing January 2018

    For today’s #beadmasstories, one special winner will receive the Ohm Beads Snowshoes. This bead is on my Wishlist and I hope to add to my collection, one day soon. Why, you ask? I feel like it captures that warm, magical and cozy feeling of snowshoeing, just perfectly!

    Isn’t this bead just the cutest?!!

    To enter to win:
    1. Comment down below what your favourite winter activity or sport is!
    2. Answer the following question: what do Snowman and I watch on the tv, after snowshoeing?
    3. Your Instagram username, so I can contact you, if you win!

    Entries posted before 4 PM Eastern will be considered. Winner will be announced and notified tomorrow, December 4th after 4 PM Eastern. One random Winner will be drawn! Winner must answer questions 1 and 2 correctly. ✨✨ Make sure to follow my hashtag, #beadmasstories✨ so, you don’t miss a chance to enter the next 11 days!!! And follow #beadmas2019 to see the other fun giveaways going on in the community! 

    Time to go snowshoeing!!!