Friday, September 30, 2016


Grey-dient collage featuring 
TenThings Jewelry 

Grazie Marta! 

Military style.

Totally loving 
military style 
for fall

maybe because this thrift store jacket is so cute, 
100% wool, made in Italy and was only $14.95

S C O R E 

{can't wait until it cools down so I can wear it}

or maybe because 
Jillian keeps making me do military lunges
in Booty Bootcamp
which I have a love-hate relationship with
{adore Jillian, and sort-of-love, sort-of-hate military lunges}.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

25 things to stop freaking out about right now.

Upfront and personal advice found via The College Prepster.
Good reminders. I especially love the words at the end; 
"don't give fear your power".

Do you remember the last time you had a mini freak out in your head? Or maybe a full on meltdown in your room? It’s never pretty. It’s always full of concern and often times tears. And unfortunately it happens more often than any of us would probably like to admit. 
The constant worrying, obsessing, and over-analyzing can really take a toll on life. Because there is always something to freak out about if we let ourselves. There is always more anxiety to feel. And more to question about our lives.
When I reflect back on my younger years, I wish I had realized how much energy was wasted on little things that didn’t matter. Or wasted on all that I couldn’t control. I would have saved myself months of having full body twitching from such serious anxiety. I would have enjoyed my last years in college and my first years living in San Francisco a little bit more. 
Because when we become better friends with that little voice inside our head, and more important become a better boss of it, our whole day gets better… our ability to love ourselves (life’s great achievement) gets easier…and the freak outs get less frequent. 
If you’re finding yourself in any of these common freak outs listen up:
1. Starting college in the fall – This is one of the most insightful times of your life. It won’t always  be roses but it’s exciting. Let yourself enjoy this next chapter.
2. Finding a job – The right one will come. Keep at it. Networking. Connecting. Refining your skills. And getting the right help. Every job is a stepping stone. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
3. Saving money – Do what you can with where you’re at. Even a little bit helps.
4. Booking your vacation – There’s options. You don’t have to book something extreme. Book something that allows you to turn off.
5. Changing your hair – If you feel the urge, do it. Hair always grows back.
6. Being single – You have your whole life to be in a relationship. Enjoy the freedom for now. And keep your standards high.
7. “Looking good” in a bathing suit – No one is looking. They’re all worried about how they look. Enjoy the beach and forget about your belly or thighs.
8. If you made the right decision – Every wrong decision leads you to the right one.
9. Finding your purpose in life – Keep doing. Keep trying. It will reveal itself through action.
10. Losing hair in the shower – Almost always a normal thing. No need to text pictures of it to your mom.
11. A broken phone/computer/charger – It happened. Fix it. And move on.
12. Deciding on a name for your new blog/business/book – Let it go. Turn off the thinking. It will come to you when you relax.
13. Getting all of your work done – In the time you’ve been freaking out about it you could have been getting some of it done. So do something about it. In your control.
14. Breaking that bad habit – Everyone has them. Its OK. You’ll break it when you want to.
15. Being “found out” – You’re competent. You deserve this. Believe that.
16. Moving to a new city – Wild and exciting. Revel in the unknown instead of worry about what’s next.
17. Accidents, like leaving the freezer open overnight – Throw out the ice cream and call it a day. Shit happens.
18. Pimples – Quit picking. Touching. Worrying. Dermatologists can help. But mostly no one even notices so don’t let it ruin that date, day, presentation or picture. You’re beautiful.
19. Getting a text back – You can’t control people.
20. Your emails – If they really needed you, they’d call. It’s never as important as we think. You’ll get to that inbox when you do.
21. Who’s viewing your snapchats – It doesn’t mean what you think it does. Let it go.
22. The election – Vote how you want to vote. Use your voice.
23. Saying the right things – Your words contribute only 7% of what a person remembers of a convo. Think about your energy and body language instead.
24. What could go wrong – Quit stealing from your current joy by fantasizing tragedy.
25. Anything in the future – Not in your control. Ever. Focus on the now and what’s in your power (aka this exact moment).
Remember, you cannot control any of these things that you’re freaking out about. And the ones you can, you need to do something about right now instead of worrying.  Your reaction is your greatest strength in combating a freak out. Don’t give another person your power. Don’t give fear your power. Remember everything is almost always totally ok in the moment. Breathe. And be gentle with yourself. The freak out will pass as long as you don’t add gasoline to the fire of your panic.

Post by Maxie McCoy


Monday, September 19, 2016

Strawberry Coconut Yogurt Nice Cream.

You are what you eat. So, eat this.


1 1/4 cups of frozen strawberries
1 cup of vegan coconut yogurt
1 teaspoon of maple syrup

Optional toppings: chia seeds, berries, coconut flakes

Directions: Put frozen strawberries and the yogurt in a blender and blend well. 
When the strawberries are blended and the texture is ice cream-ish 
you can add the maple syrup, more or less to taste. 
Fill the nice cream into a pretty bowl and garnish with desired toppings, 
for example, chia seeds.

Recipe adapted from here. 

Be a warrior, not a worrier.

Be a warrior, not a worrier.

I'm a worrier. 

But, every day I challenge those thoughts by thinking of ten things that make me happy {usually when I'm having trouble falling asleep}, and it works, happy things trump worry things every time. 

So, that's where my name comes from. TenThings. 

Domino has a back page feature that's called 
'10 Things That Make Me Happy' where stylish people describe ten things they love. I was looking to rebrand my existing jewelry business from local boutique sales to online and I loved the meaning behind this new name. HAPPINESS. So, I opened an Etsy shop back in 2008 and thought if I sell ten things, I'll be happy. 1,000's of Etsy sales later, lots of changes; like the addition of a wholesale website,, and numerous wholesale accounts, I have decided to come back to Etsy. Why Etsy? Because I miss the conversations and intimacy of selling on Etsy. So, I've opened a little boutique full of beautiful pieces ready to ship. Perfect for impulse buys and gift giving. 

I'm offering a 25% off code now through September 30th. Code: HAPPY. 

Note: you must enter 'tenthingsjewelry' as one word to find my new shop. 

I hope you'll stop by and say hello, and then stop back by. I'll be adding new pieces frequently, because creating makes me happy. 

What are three things that make you happy?

Friday, September 16, 2016

You are what you eat.



KOMBUCHA + NUTS: Kombucha with roasted nuts (my go-tos are the pre-portioned cashew packs at Trader Joe’s). I love this pairing because it’s delicious and satisfying and easy to take on the go. Kombucha is also amazing for your gut and overall health.
HEALTHY CONDIMENTS: These technically aren’t snacks on their own, but they can turn the simplest natural foods into flavorful, fully-satisfying treats. I always keep the following on hand: Eden Furikake, Garlic Gold seasoning nuggets, hummus and tahini.
AVOCADO: One half an avocado fruitcake or garlic salt. So simple, so flavorful. The healthy fat keeps blood-sugar levels steady and sugar cravings at bay.
SEASONED CUKES: Persian cucumber chips, sea salt, red pepper and olive oil – the olive oil offers healthy fat, while the red pepper gives it an unexpected kick.
CRUDITÉS + HUMMUS: Crudités with hummus were basically made for each other. Plus, they’re loaded with fiber, which helps keep us full. Plain hummus is great, but if you’re looking for a little excitement, try making beet hummus or lemon thyme hummus.
CRACKERS WITH PESTO: Gluten-free crackers with dairy-free pesto. The crackers from Mary’s Gone Crackers are loaded with fiber and the dairy-free pesto is full of flavor and healthy fat. This snack couldn’t be easier to assemble, and yet it feels more elevated than say, apple and peanut butter. 
HOMEMADE SWEETS:Making your own sweet treats means you have total control over what goes into them. For the most indulgent-feeling healthy snack, it’s a toss up between salted caramel pecans, which legitimately taste like the top of a pecan pie, and paleo chocolate peppermint patties. I also love grain-free chocolate zucchini cupcakes with matcha frosting. 
Adapted from The Chalkboard Mag. Recipes can be found here and here from nutritionist Shira Lenchewski.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

As long as I'm wearing cute underwear ...

and a stack of gemstone bracelets, 
I feel ready to get to work.

It's true, most days I can be found wearing old jeans and a t-shirt 
or a Boho top, working in my studio with 
a 75 lb. hunk of Black Lab at my feet, pretty casual, right?
But there are a few things that  

I always wear 

that make me feel like I dress up and 'go to' work each day, 
even when I'm just wearing jeans and a v-neck, 
sipping green tea, listening to Pandora, 
and petting a dog with my right foot.

1.  Sexy lingerie, the lacier, the better.

2.  Perfume, usually Tocca, Stella or Florence, 
I trade off, my husband got me both at the same time, who does that?

3.  A stack of bracelets, no less than 7, and always an odd number, 
I'm funny that way.

4.  Cute shoes, If you know me, you know I'm obsessed.

If your style is casual, like mine obviously is, 
but you're crazy about 
like I am, 
just adding a few pieces of luxe jewelry 
to your every day style takes you from 
errand girl to fashionista

If you see me at Target, please stop me and say hi, 
I'll be the one with the cute shoes, pretty jewelry, 
no make-up, and holes in my jeans, 
probably, in one of the Beauty aisles.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

On weekends, I do coffee not crunches.

Room for cream.

All jewelry available at

Carb Loading.

I love these new tie up sandals from Steve Madden, 
I wore them with jeans 
and an assortment of ocean-hued, 
gemstone stacking bracelets 
for breakfast at the beach, 
then changed into a dressier stack in shades of gray, 
and traded in the jeans for a little Bohemian slip dress 
for an Italian dinner date later that day. 

Facile e bello!