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!

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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

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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!

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

My Mother’s Christmas Present Might Kill Me…

The gift that I will be giving my mother for Christmas this year might just do me in… But it will be worth it to see the reaction on her face.  

I’m giving her an invitation to my College Graduation.  

She has no idea that I am even going back to school-and it is SUPER DUPER hard to keep that a secret, since I share almost everything with my Mom.  

My parents paid for me to go to college right after high school-But I was one of those kids who had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do with my life (still don’t).  So, of course- I thought that making $10/hour in a business office was much more rewarding than going to College to finish my Degree at that time.  I also have 2 siblings who have attempted college, but have not attained a degree.  I am almost positive these words will be uttered when she opens her gift: “Out of all my kids… I never would have thought that YOU were the one who would get a college degree”…. And I’m okay with that.  I never thought I would get one either.  I have been very lucky in my sales career over the past several years, earning a higher income than most of my colleagues that have degrees.  I never thought I needed one… Until I got turned down for my dream job-due to lack of degree.  

I have started the process of going back to school several times over the last 10 years, but it was always the same… I would complete a semester-then lose interest.  Start again, only to burn out.  This time is different.  I am within 20 hours of graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership, and I can’t be more thrilled about that.  I sit behind my computer and look at my degree plan several times a week and get chills just imagining what it will feel like to FINALLY be finished-and to tell my Mom.  

The reason this might kill me- I work full time, I’m a Mom AND I have a side business.  This fall is going to be very hard-I will be taking 18 hours-in order to graduate in Spring of 2017. 

My Mother’s famous words: If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got…. I remind myself that every single night that I am up at midnight studying or doing homework instead of sleeping or watching movies with my kiddo or Husband.  The hard work will definitely pay off in 4 months and I can’t wait!

That’s all!

Sarah B

 

Keep Your Drama Over There

As I’m enjoying a quiet Sunday morning at the lake with my husband, I receive a blocked call on my business cellphone. I answer, thinking it was a business call since I am “on call” this weekend. They hang up. A few moments later my phone rings again. A lady comes on the line asking why I called her husband on Friday and wants to know why he has my number blocked. She told me who her husband was and where he worked. Shocked, I replied “umm… It was for buisiness” and she hung up. Moments later, I received this text: 

Someone has some trust issues…

LUCKILY I don’t own any drama of my own and my husband was able to sit beside me, not questioning​ whether or not​ I had done something inappropriate and laugh at what had just transpired. 

Part of me wants to laugh, part of me wants to scream, part of me wants to call this girl back and try to explain to her that relationships don’t have to be that complicated. 

I work in a mans world, 95% of the customers I deal with on a daily basis are men. Is it easy? No. It’s friggin hard. It’s hard going into a business or on a jobsite where I get cat-called, judged or simply underestimated because I am a female. Its hard working in an industry where I’m viewed as less competent. It’s hard knowing whether or not a customer is going to think I am flirting with him or simply being friendly. It’s hard pulling up to a construction site and not wanting to get out of my truck because I would rather not be hit on or looked at inappropriately.

The pleasant experiences I have had outweigh the unpleasant, and there are tons of respectful gentlemen that I get the pleasure of doing business with every single day. But the few bad apples that are thrown in the mix, including this insecure wife-makes me dread going to work some days. 

Men: I don’t want you. I want to do business with you. I want to be able to sell my company’s services to you and not have my intentions questioned. I don’t want our conversation to cross the professional line. I don’t want you to mistake my outgoing friendliness for flirting. 

Women: I don’t want your man. I have my own. I have my own family and it is really, really great. I will continue to do my job to the best of my ability, and that includes calling on your husbands and boyfriends. Your support would be appreciated, my job is challenging enough. 

To the woman I received this text message from: I called your husband because he is working on a project that I am heavily involved in. I got his number from his work colleague because I had a business question, our conversation lasted less that 30 seconds and it was over. Why he blocked my phone number is not because of me, it’s because of him. He has something to hide, not me. And you aren’t insulting me or hurting my feelings by telling me he said I was “f*ing weird”. I’m not. I will not respond to your text message-not because I have something to hide, but because I don’t have time for your drama. I contacted your husband for one reason, and one reason only: business. 

Why would you want to live your life with jealousy, uncertainly and insecurity? My heart aches for you because that can not be a pleasant way to live life. Life is supposed to be fun, invigorating and fulfilling. Mine is-and I intend to keep it that way. Next time you need to question your husbands phone calls-question him, not the person on the other side of that phone number.

encourage other women, women in business, women working in a mans field

THIS!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼


That’s all, 

Sarah B