Sunday, July 20, 2014

Myrtle Beach Vacation Family Time at the Ocean

We just returned from a wonderful time  at the ocean.  Each year we go to our vacation condo at Myrtle beach.  We host  family reunions there.  Some times it is our couples vacation and other times it is just for the girls.

Buying a condo at Summertreevillage has been so rewarding as we have wonderful memories at the ocean.  Our girls time together is so relaxing and we spend our lazy days on the beach just catching up with each other. 

Other days we spend eating, shopping or just doing nothing.  The three weeks just slipped by so quickly.  Myrtle Beach oceans are just fabulous and very family oriented.  We always meet the most interesting people there.  As folks are on vacation the mood is always up beet and everyone is so friendly.

If you are interested in renting our condo we are one block from the ocean, and  we have all the amenities one can ask for.

Our vacation rental information can be found here.  Hope we to see you at the beach!


I am opening my home to you. This affordable, beautifully renovated inside and outside two bedroom, two bath 1200 Square Foot condo in the highly desirable Shore Drive area will lead to your Best Myrtle Beach Vacation ever.

You'll have plenty of space to spread out. It is beautifully
decorated with new furniture throughout.  You are only two blocks to the beach where you can soak in the sun, build a sand castle, or ride the waves. You are close to all the shopping you could desire at the incredible Tanger Outlets, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing.

You can relax on one of three private porches drinking a cup of coffee or a margarita if you prefer while you watch people enjoy a refreshing swim in one of two pools.

You will love the privacy of two separate bedrooms with their own private spaces. If you are on vacation with your family or other adults, you will treasure the private full bath and deck off the master bedroom. The second bedroom is perfect for your children or guests to retreat to for their own time alone.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer 925 Silver Jewelry Fashion Trends Inspired by Nature

ESSENTIAL to the EARTH.  is a group of collections inspired by nature. Jewelry  tells several stories about water and oceans and out Abalone Collections truly reflect this

abalone earrings
Secret Garden Gems



These dazzling Paua Abalone Shell earrings are 32 mm, 1 inches in width and featured in a polished 925 Sterling Silver Setting
The Abalones are from Australia and handcrafted by Bali Artisans and feature a dazzling array of iridescent colors brought to you by
Secret Garden Gems Natural Collection



Flowers and Leaves completes the collections  in these stunning Bali Earrings.  The flowers are made of silver and  they come alive as if moving in the wind and lit up by the sun.
Bali Jewelry from Secret Garden Gems


Sunday, May 11, 2014

#Inspiration A Message of #Hope #Courage for #Women


After a while you learn
The subtle difference between
Holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't always mean security.

And you begin to learn
That kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman
Not the grief of a child

And you learn
To build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is
Too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way
Of falling down in mid flight

After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers

And you learn
That you really can endure
That you are really strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn
With every good bye you learn.

Veronica A. Shoffstall

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bali 925 Silver Jewelry Designs 2014



Bali Dot Tulang Naga Bracelet

Amethyst Cable Bracelet

Capture the secrets of paradise, inspired by the lush landscapes and natural beauty of the world’s most exotic destinations.
Secret Garden Gems  exotic jewelry collection exceeds your expectations at every turn with vibrantly colored gems that shine in sterling silver settings and intricate filigree that pays homage to the metalworking traditions of the Balinese.

Guy Bedarida, the creative director behind the oft-mentioned Bali-based jewelers,
John Hardy, said the exchange of jewelry-making savoir-faire went both ways between designers and artisans.
The jewelry being designed and made in Bali has its own characteristics that appeal to a wide audience


Balinese  925 Sterling Silver   is the inspiration behind this elegant cuff bracelet.
and is capped with intricately-cut amethyst. Shimmering sterling silver  embellishments complete a one-of-a-kind look you'll love

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Abalone Jewelry Meaning from Secret Garden Gems



Secret Garden Gems

The pastel rainbow colors of the Abalone shell enhance feelings of peace, beauty, compassion and love.
Work with the Abalone shell when you are facing tough emotional issues.
Abalone will soothe the nerves and encourage a calm demeanor.
Abalone Shell  helps to gently open our psychic and intuitive connections. Abalone Shell is an excellent companion when needing
guidance in relationships.

Abalone Earrings set in 925 Sterling Silver from Secret Garden Gems Collection

 
Pendant
Secret Gardens Abalone Jewelry

Secret Garden Gems Bali Abalone 925 Silver Necklace

It enhances the four C's--communication, cooperation, commitment and compromise, which lead to harmony and balance
The pastel rainbow colors of the Abalone shell enhance feelings of peace, beauty, compassion and love'
Each one is a unique piece!  The inner lining is composed of Nacre, also known as Mother of Pearl
Abalone Shells are a great water element that can be used in the practice of Feng Shui or if you prefer

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Secret Garden Gems: Summer Jewelry 2014 Coral Turquoise Silver

Secret Garden Gems: Summer Jewelry 2014 Coral Turquoise Silver
Lapis Coral Turquoise Silver Bracelets  from
  Secret Garden Gems Jewelry Collections

Coral Turquoise Bracelet
The  piece is certainly striking! The quality of the workmanship is very good and one can certainly tell it is a handmade piece . The Lapis and silver beads add to the detail of this piece.

Turquoise has long been prized for its intense color, and is accentuated with silver.  Silver and turquoise are one  the finest forms of personal adornment.  Generously drenched  turquoise and coral stones are found in this bracelet from Secret Garden Gems.

Summer Jewelry 2014 Coral Turquoise 925 Silver

Secret Garden Gems
 
 

Lapis Coral Turquoise Silver Bracelets  from
  Secret Garden Gems Jewelry Collections

Coral Turquoise Bracelet
The  piece is certainly striking! The quality of the workmanship is very good and one can certainly tell it is a handmade piece . The Lapis and silver beads add to the detail of this piece.

Turquoise has long been prized for its intense color, and is accentuated with silver.  Silver and turquoise are one  the finest forms of personal adornment.  Generously drenched  turquoise and coral stones are found in this bracelet from Secret Garden Gems.