h.a.p.p.y. b.i.r.t.h.d.a.y.

While April 21st was not the official start date for OCD, we think it works out perfect to call it our birthday! So today we are 3 years old!! 

We have come a LONG way since our first pair of earrings. What started as a hobby to relax after a long day of work (as a Scientist.... seriously!!) has now become quite a lil business! Armed with a pair of pliers in a cute apartment on Zilker Park in Austin, OCD was born with just $70 tactfully skimmed from each paycheck for supplies. Luckily, vintage stores and antique co-ops were ubiquitous and CHEAP! Quality has definitely improved from those first few months. Even our photography skills went from amateur to well, we think we do pretty good!!!

And we have learned some important business and life lessons on our journey, such as: 

Shop around for supplies- you can always find a better deal with a little bit of energy. Always treasure the night before a trunk show- and cancel any plans that involve wine. NEVER teach your trade to someone unless you are paid. And paid well. LOCK up everything-including design ideas, materials and start up business plans- you would be shocked who will steal from you. Silver and gold tarnish incredibly fast in humid cities (aka houston!) and quality means our friend Judy won't break out in hives. UPS will lose a few packages, and will be late on a bunch of them. Hire women who are smarter than yourself, and let go of anyone who ONLY ACTS smarter. Don't sweat the small stuff. The anxiety of being worried has no value but sure costs a lot. And when all else fails, a good cry sure feels nice.

So on our BIRTHDAY, we are wearing our favorite pair of simple but perfect earrings. 14k Gold ear wire with 14mm Grade A-B freshwater pearl. A tad bit expensive (and FABULOUS!) but we are worth it! And so are you~ what (or who) can you celebrate?! 

Happy 3rd Birthday OCD!!!!

14k Gold Ear Wire with 14-16mm grade A-B freshwater pearl                  $400




i LOVE...

the springtime! and this delicious photo... makes me think of lovely, gorgeous spring days where the birds are chirping to wake me up, like today. lazy days in flip flops, flowy cotton dresses, and sunshine.

i love it almost as much as these little beautiful baubles...
ahhhh spring! thank you for finally arriving.
{blue chalcedony and gold vermeil cluster drops $59}
xoxo missy


make me a mimosa!

How was your Easter weekend?! OCD's was PERFECT! With my new extended family, we enjoyed a relaxing day of mimosas and fried turkey {my hubs trophy bird from their Easter hunt at the Spikebox!} So what did the ladies do......

SHOP! But of course, we were ready with our visa's yet there was NOTHING worth purchasing  except some yummy Orange Cup and makeup at Sephora (Benefit makeup "Legally Blonde" gift set.....thank you Mr. Easter Bunny!!}

But when nothing catches our eye in the shoe and clothing department, one word always comes to mine.......... ACCESSORIES!! Why not start with coral?! Coral screams SUMMER! A wonderful way to transform a plain outfit into something special!

Doubled Coral Bib Necklace in Silver               $88