Monday, 30 July 2012

Pearls and Thangs

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."  - Steve Jobs

My good friend on her way to a wedding.  Crazy thing is that she came into town and didn't tell me. We were actually at the same wedding...but I didn't get to see her. Sigh...
Have a fabulous week. xx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

::Drum Roll Please:: And the winner is...

...Zoe Bunyan!

Please send your mailing address to so I may send your new necklace.  Have a great remainder of the week everyone. 


Monday, 16 July 2012

N'omose Couture.... Win It!

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." - Ingrid Bergman 

Top of the morning to you all. Hope everyone had a great weekend.   
I received the items below from Merrytime of N’omose Couture
to review. And they are so adorable.  I absolutely love the earrings (which I will feature in a future post).  I just could not want to hold you all back any longer from having the opportunity of winning the necklace below.  Merrytime will also be giving away the makeup bag, featured below to another lucky person.  


Here are the rules: 
1.  Visit N’omose Couture Facebook page and write "Win It!" on the wall. 
2.  Follow this blog with Blog Lovin' or via email for additional entries for the contest. 
3.  The entries will close Wednesday, 25 July at 9am EDT.  We will draw the 2 winners and will announce it on both N’omose Couture and here at Beese's Pieces.

Good luck, everyone!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Summer Bliss

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” - Revelation 14:13

"Don't wait until it's too late to tell someone how much you love, how much you care.  Because when they're gone, no matter how loud you shout and cry, they won't hear you anymore." 

"Death ends a life, not a relationship." - Robert Benchley 

So this post was not supposed to be like this, but... As I was on the phone with my mother on my way home from work yesterday, she told me that a family friend (who's known me since birth) had passed away in a car accident in Nigeria.  It is amazing to me how someone who is seemingly healthy and in good condition can be here one second, then gone the next.  It also only validates why it is so important to be nice to people, but also to forgive them of their wrongdoing (even if the state of the relationship is negatively impacted) because having such anger and animosity in your heart only affects your own life... especially if their life is taken unexpectedly and you never have the chance to tell them how you truly feel.  We are all sinners and guilty of offending someone at some point in our lives. We all must be right with ourselves so that we may be right with others.
Please keep my friend and her family lifted up in your prayers... life and death is not easy for anyone.

This past Sunday my best friend from childhood (we've known each other since 2nd grade) got married! Still in shock she's a wife, but could not be more excited for her.  Here's one of her guests from Gambia. This dress is the epitome of summer- just lively! 

Have a blessed Thursday! xx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Bisi's Pieces

"Being wanted for who you are instead of what you can give is the ultimate compliment." -???

Happy Monday, everyone.  Hope you all had as great of a weekend as I did. 
I spent a bit of time with my sewing machine both Saturday and Sunday. Here are some accessories I made.

Multiple material flower pin/brooch 
Bamboo handle tote 

(Extremely long) Waist belt or neck tie (for women)
Oversized (measures approximately 22") fold over clutch [my favorite of them all]

More to come. Hope you all have a blessed week. xx

Thursday, 5 July 2012


"Honesty is a very expensive gift; don't expect it from cheap people." -???

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Have a fabulous month.