It’s finally here…

Over the weekend I submitted the very last college paper of my 17 year (undergrad) college career. The emotions that surged through my body when I clicked “submit” were unreal. I got chills. I had tears in my eyes. I have tears in my eyes typing this. Going back to college as an adult is hard. I have boasted about how easy this has been for the past year, but that was a lie. Looking back, the last year was a complete blur-but I wouldn’t trade the lack of sleep or the endless hours in front of my computer writing, reading, and enriching my life for anything. The last year My life has been comparable to a tornado, but it was totally worth it. I am SO PROUD of myself-and that’s not easy for me to admit. I have maintained a 4.0 GPA somehow and for those who know me-you know I’m not a scholarly individual-nor am I the type of person to stick to anything until completion. This degree is solid proof to me that you can do anything you set your mind to.

If you wonder if you should complete college-stop thinking about it and JUST DO IT! I guarantee you will not look back on that decision wishing you hadn’t done it. 

Congratulations to all the graduates of 2017!! 

👩🏻‍🎓🎉🥂🍾👨🏼‍🎓

Graduation deserves a selfie!

Bedroom makeover!!!

Oh what a difference furniture can make!! My husband and I have HATED our bedroom furniture for the longest time, but we did not want to settle for something we didn’t love… well- we finally found it! Actually, my husband did- and he surprised me with it. My son and I took a short trip to Texas over spring break and I came home to this…..

My husband is good at surprises!


It was quite a big change from this…


I have never had so much joy walking into my bedroom before! I changed up some of the decor and this is the current result:

New furniture makes all the difference in the world

I am working on the art above the bed and the room will be complete. I swapped out curtains and bedside lamps, art and a rug to tie everything together. I added a salt lamp and some crystals for some fung shui. I am IN LOVE with our bedroom and can not wait for our next room makeover! Living room, coming soon!! 

Furniture: Bernhardt

Bedding: Dillard’s 

Lamps: IO Metro

Curtains: Kirklands

Rug: At Home

Art: Hobby Lobby

My Mom’s Christmas gift…A late update…

I was able to give my Mom an envelope for Christmas.  It was stuffed with what I consider one of my greatest accomplishments.  I gave her an invitation to my college graduation.  She had no idea I returned to school to finish my college degree until she opened that envelope.  I was nervous, my son was anxious, my husband was excited.  When she read the graduation announcement, the tears began to fall-from both of us.  All she could say was “that is a really great gift”.  She couldn’t believe it and I was so relieved to FINALLY reveal the secret I had been keeping for over a year.

My husband was shocked that she didn’t know. My whole family knew, but knew to keep it a secret from Mom.  My 8 year old somehow kept that secret for over a year.  He proved to me that I can trust him with big secrets, and that is a huge deal!!

I’m now 2 months away from finishing this 17 year project-and I couldn’t be happier.  I have enriched my life by returning to school to complete my degree.  I encourage anyone who thinks about returning to school to finish their degree-to JUST DO IT! Make one last final effort to push through and DON’T STOP until you have that degree in your hand!  May 6, 2017 will be one happy day for me as I will walk across that stage at UCO in Edmond, Oklahoma.

XOXO

Sarah B

614 Bestie Bracelet Making Kit

We just released our Bestie Bracelet making kits! These kits are perfect for any type of parties where you need a party favor or activity!

614 Bestie Bracelet Making Kit

The 614 Bestie Bracelet making kit is perfect for little girl’s birthday parties, bridal parties or a gift for your little crafter. 
These kits are fully customizable to match any party theme.
Here’s what’s included:

*locking bead case

*5 different colors of beads, choose from the sparkly shamballa beads or soft silicone beads-or mix and match both!

*stainless steel spacers, gold or silver or both

*charms and jewelry tags (specialty charms available)

*pre-stretched, pre-cut elastic string that is ready for beading! 

(The strings have an “anchor” bead tied on at one end so beading is easier)

*Instructions included

All you need is an adult to tie the bracelets!

Just pick how many bracelets you would like for your party! 

We keep the beads and kits in stock and ready to ship, we can usually ship within a few days. Custom orders may take 1-2 weeks.
Choose from a 5 to 25 person kit. Each kit will come with enough supplies for the number of people plus 2 extra, just in case!

At only $5 per person, this makes an affordable party favor!

Gameday bracelets

It’s almost time to show your school pride! I have been working extra long hours getting gameday bracelets ready for the football season. I can customize any color combination to match your team colors. 

These are my most popular item and they are only $12 each! 

Wholesale orders are availabe for 25 pieces or more. Contact me for more details! 

Sarahbinokc@gmail.com

Or 

http://www.sixfourteen.net

Edmond North bracelets

Edmond Santa Fe

Life Altering News

I’ve been extremely lucky in my 33 years on this earth to have not been on the receiving end of any life-altering, devastating news that directly affects me or my family. This week that changed. 

My dad, who is one of my favorite people in the world, my fishing buddy and my 8 year olds idol-was diagnosed with colon cancer. 

My mom had cancer when I was in high school and I didn’t realize the magnitude of the word then. Now I do. 

My dad has been through more physically in the last couple of years than many people go through in a lifetime. 2 shoulder surgeries, complete knee replacement, a major neck surgery less than 6 months ago, which he was just now beginning to heal from-now this. My dad is tough, but can someone continue to be tough after all of that? 

I am hurting thinking about having to tell my son that his Brapaw is sick. Part of me wants to keep it from him so he doesn’t have to worry, but part of me wants to prepare him for the reality of the cruel, unfair world. 

Please pray for my Dad and also my Mom. They have been through many health scares in their nearly 40 years of marriage, and I’m certain they will make it through this one. 

Stay tough, John Bob!

Favorite spaces, part II

Less than a year ago I started a small side business. I never dreamed that it would grow as quickly as it did. I started on my dining room table and quickly out grew that area-plus my husband didn’t like looking at beads all over the place.

I slowly began to transition one of our spare bedrooms into my office. Here is a picture of it in the beginning:

office/craft room (before)

It was better than the dining room, but I didn’t love it. I slowly started feng-shuiing the office. The most important feng shui principal for an office to make sure your desk is in the “power position” or facing the entrance. It made total sense-why would you want to face the wall!? I tried so many variations with that table to move it away from the wall, but nothing worked. I found a “L” desk on Amazon that would work much better for my space.

My son, Jaxon, helping with orders

It was starting to come together- I loved being in my office/craft room and the space functioned and flowed much better. I’m still tweaking and changing things in the space one by one-but the big stuff is complete. This picture is my favorite:

Home office

Gold accents are my thing right now. The white desk, chair and printer give my office a modern look that I love.

LexMod Chair: $88, Amazon

Ashley Desk: $183, Amazon

Decorations: Hobby Lobby and Kirklands

That’s all for now!

Sarah B

Feng Shui and My Favorite Spaces

I’ve recently been studying feng shui and applying what I learn to my home. I am sort of a messy person- my house is not filthy, but it doesn’t have organization or order most of the time, and it stresses me out. My husband, on the other hand-is OCD and a neat freak. It’s been a struggle for us to adapt to living with someone who is polar opposite in regards to house keeping.

Last week I made a change- he mentioned the corner of our room-where I had a pile of things stacked up for some time..(when I think about it, it was probably there for over a year…) I felt a little embarrassed and took care of it almost immediately. I didn’t stop at that corner- I moved from the bedroom, to the bathroom, to the closets and so on.. My husband came home and was SO HAPPY! Which in turn, made me happy. I am falling in love with re-creating spaces in my house and applying feng shui techniques each day.

Today I am going to share my bedroom, it is definitely a work in progress-We are searching for new bedroom furniture, but have yet to fall in love with a perfect set- so I will continue looking until I find it. Until then, I will work with what I have.

In feng shui-the far back, right corner of your home is considered the love and relationship corner of your home on the baqua map. Our bedroom happens to be in that corner. Based on the principles of feng shui, when improvements are made to the relationships and love corner of your area, you can find love that you may have never previously known or can rekindle or increase love that you have. My husband and I have an excellent relationship and seeing him happy about the order and flow of our “love corner” creates a much more joyous relationship.

Try it! Even if you don’t believe in feng shui, it’s always nice to move things around, de-clutter and redecorate!

That’s all for now!

Sarah B

Thank You, Russell Westbrook

I’m not a sports buff- I couldn’t tell you a single stat about a team or a player. I never even liked Professional basketball until I moved to OKC. My husband took me to my first Thunder game when we were dating and I was hooked. I wasn’t hooked on the sport or the stardom of the NBA players- I was hooked on the colossal event that that I experienced on a random Tuesday night. 
In my opinion, Russell Westbrook is one of the main reasons that random nights at the Peak’ are extraordinary. The energy he brings to the court is nothing short of spectacular. 

My favorite player has always been Russ. Other than being uber talented, he is scrappy, emotional, raw and full of passion for his sport and his team. He’s serious when he needs to be, but shows a goofy, playful side that his fans adore. Plus his dance moves are pretty bad a**.
Oklahoma was upset when KD announced he was leaving- I felt the same at first, but then realized- we’re not losing our best player. We still have Russ. We would still have the most passionate, aggressive player on OUR team, if he chooses to stay.
Today he made a $85 million choice that is sparking pure joy and excitement from Okies who have been suffering from KD depression for over a month now. 
Thank you for choosing OKC, Russ. Thanks for keeping your talent and passion (and fashion) in Oklahoma. Hopefully this will be your best year yet. You deserve to be the star of the show and I can’t wait to see you lead our team! 

#thunderup


Sarah B