I am loving life with my fiancé (expect all of the wedding content!!) and our two basset hounds, Duke and Dory. I'm getting a degree in Marketing while he finishes his master's degree. We're graduating, moving, and getting married in 2023, so there are a lot of big, exciting life changes coming soon!
I've always loved to talk and get to know people, so a blog has always felt natural to me. In 2018, I decided to take the leap and I started a blog called "Devyn Nicole". The problem is, I also have always LOVED to attempt to "do it all", but when I get overwhelmed things fall to the wayside. After years of a couple of weeks of blogging followed by months of silence, I decided to fully commit, hired some AMAZING small businesses to help me with a rebrand, and Costiera Pearl was born.
Born in North Texas on a Sunday in May, I'm a Taurus through and through
Moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, and met Dalton, my best friend (and fiancé). Woo Pig Sooie, baby!
Decided to start my blog, formerly known as "Devyn Nicole" because I'm not very creative, but also had a lot going on and couldn't make it a priority.
Hard launching Costiera Pearl after I finally pulled the trigger and decided to invest in myself and really prioritize and build my brand!
(costiera = coastal in Italian) and her birthstone was a pearl, which also happens to be my favorite gemstone (they are so timeless). My mission is to share a lot of what I am loving such as books, clothes, beauty items, or recipes while being very transparent and honest about things going on in my real life like grief and mental health things with y'all. My favorite thing to do is connect with people, so I am THRILLED that you are here, my sweet gems!
This is where it all started for me! You'll find all of my tips and tricks for just about every part of life. From beauty and fashion to food, travel, and mental health - my hope is that you'll find something you're interested in here.
Similar to the blog, I want everyone to be able to find something here they want to listen to. If it's true crime, interviews about life, business, community, and more, or you just want to hear about the next great read in your life, check out my podcasts to find something new to listen to.
Calling all book lovers! Honestly, it's crazy that it even took me this long to start a book club. I love every kind of book: literary fiction, classics, romance, fantasy, mystery, and I'm even trying to get into thriller/horror. If you are looking to read more and diversify your reading tastes, join the #ItsAGem Book Club to keep up with our monthly picks, live shows, and all the book news you could ever need.
Listen, it's no secret that I struggle with impulse shopping. The best thing I can do about it (other than work on it - which I am doing), is share my new favorite finds with you! This is where you'll find all of my recent happy purchases - clothes, beauty, dog-related, mental health/ADHD aids, and more.