Brickyard Buffalo Guest Editor

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Hello my friends!

I’m SO excited about this! Brickyard Buffalo is a site I have loved for the last couple years.  They bring in a new editor every week to pull some of their favorite shops together and offer amazing items at a killer discount! I’m honored to be the editor this week and to share some of the shops I love with you 🙂

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Here are the items I love featured this week:

I will be sharing more photos of these on my Instagram and Facebook this week so you can see them all in action! Make sure you act quickly if there are things that catch your eye because they may run out.  I hope you love these as much as I do!

Have a beautiful week!

xo, Savanah

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The Necklace that Spoke to my Heart

I first saw this necklace while looking through piece after piece of gorgeous jewelry from Roma Designer Jewelry.  I was trying to choose pieces I loved and was excited to wear, but I wasn’t expecting to find something that spoke to my heart.  In particular, my mother heart.

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I was first drawn to it because of the beautiful Roman Glass, which I will tell you about in a bit.  As I turned it over, however, I noticed a small coin on the back of the pendant.  My friend explained to me that it was a Jewish bronze coin dated between 135B.C and 29A.D. The same type of coin described in the story of the “widow’s mite” found in Mark 12 of the Bible.

Mark 12:41-44

41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

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As I stared at this beautiful coin in my hand, I felt a wave of emotion connecting me to the woman described, as well as to my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I began to cry as I reflected on my role as a mother, and how it, above all else in my life, has brought me closer to Him.  There are often times in my journey through motherhood where I feel like I am giving my all, just as the widow did.  Although my sacrifices are not always monetary, or even physical, the spiritual and emotional effort at times, are all I have to give.  I look as well to the other mothers in my life and the incredible examples that they are of completely selfless love.  It doesn’t always take all that I have, sometimes it feels like I am giving of my abundance.  That is the beauty of it.  For me, both represent that  I’m not doing this alone, He is near.

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The beauty of this necklace doesn’t stop there.  Opposite the coin, as well as these earrings, contain Roman Glass and come with a certificate of authenticity that states, “Your jewelry is inlaid with a fragment of ancient glass, discovered in an archaeological excavation in the Holy Land.  The ‘patina’ (exquisite surface coloring) was created by chemical interaction with mineral-rich soil over the course of 2000 years.” Find the necklace by going HERE and searching “widow’s mite”  Search “roman glass” to find the earrings and other stunning pieces.

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The “patina” described gives the glass such a beautiful shimmer.  Both pieces are also set in sterling silver.  I love them, I cherish them, and I am grateful for the reminder they give me to give my all everyday.  It is always worth it.

Photography by my sweet friend Stayc Smart @staycsmartphotography and www.staycsmartphotography.com

Have a wonderful week, XO

Holiday Shopping with Penny+Boss

_W6A2511Confession time…I’m super old.  Well, not in real life, just compared to my husband.  We grew up together and even attended the same high school, just not at the same time…Yeah, he was in 8th grade when I graduated  haha! Anyway, he has lots of really great friends that I didn’t know growing up (and some that I did know, considering I babysat them) that now I get to be friends with too! I hear all kinds of stories about them, and pretend I was there too.  So, he has this friend from high school named Suzy.  She’s like insane talented, creative, beautiful, etc so obviously I decided to piggy back on their friendship. Thankfully, she and her friend Sydney started a blog named Penny and Boss.  I love it, and I’m sure you will too! Maybe we will get lucky and some of their coolness will rub off on us 🙂

Suzy was in town and we decided to do a little holiday shopping together, and I’ll share some of the darling things we found with you!  Our friend Chantel is an amazing photographer, and we were lucky enough to have her with us! Check out her beautiful photos on instagram @chantelcheriephoto she really is so talented! Contact her at chantelmoorhouse@gmail if you want some awesome photos done

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First, my favorite holiday gift idea for you are these earrings and bracelet! The earrings are so neat, they are 3D and catch the light so beautifully.  Both the earrings and the bracelet are from Roma Designer Jewelry and made from sterling silver.  They are overlaid with rhodium (a precious metal closely related to platinum) to resist scratches, abrasion, and corrosion. They would be a perfect gift for any/all your favorite people…or maybe just for yourself!  Use the code “FRIENDLY25” to get 25% off your purchase through the Roma Designer Jewelry site.  I’m in love! _W6A2581_W6A2803

Suzy, Chantel, and I had way too much fun shopping at Anthropologie and Paperie and Pen.  I could buy everything in those stores (and as a result, have the most darling house in the world) but I had my sweet husband there to pull in the reigns.  He is so patient haha _W6A2714_W6A2722I absolutely loved this cute mistletoe…and of course, this handsome man!

My top picks from Anthropologie are here, here, here, here…aaaand here! Are you kidding me with those aprons?! Also, love this shot of the bracelet from earlier!

Paperie and Pen had some of the most darling gifts, like this.  Of course, they also had the cutest paper (we may have gotten in trouble for this one…oops)

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_W6A2667Long story short, we had way too much fun…but then again, there’s no such thing! Happy shopping 🙂