Meet Brittany Shinn! The author and owner of The Shinn Life blog and Etsy shop.
The Boss Lady herself, Brittany Shinn
I have to credit this lady and her wonderful blog, The Shinn Life, for giving me the extra push to start The Mermaid Nook. In honor of her success and all the help and advice she has given to me, I wanted thank her by featuring her blog and Etsy shop FIRST!
I met Brittany through her husband, Adam. He and I met back in 2010 during our Air Force job training in Texas. When I found out we’d be stationed together, I jokingly told him we’d be best friends and it actually happened! Lucky for me, when Adam married Brittany I gained another great friend! They have a son, Max, who was born in February of 2015. Naturally, I plan to figure out a way to get Norah, my daughter, and Max to fall in love and make us cute grand babies! The Shinn’s were stationed in Florida with me until 2014. They then relocated to Utah where Adam recently finished out his time as an active duty Air Force member. They just moved back to their home state of Oregon and absolutely love it! If you read my “About Me” then you know I have a hidden agenda when I go visit them! 😉
Let’s get back on topic before I start gushing about how wonderful the Shinn family is. Anyway, Brittany’s blog has it all! She has delicious recipes, honest parental experiences, and my favorite has to be her makeup posts! I wish we lived closer so I could bribe her into making me look like a movie star too! She also blogs about fashion, photography, and home decor. I highly recommend hopping over to her blog and checking it out! She is truly talented behind a camera and has way more fashion sense than I do. If we lived closer, we’d be doing makeovers ALL the time! 😉
I can’t forget about her Etsy shop! Brittany makes STUNNING earrings and necklaces. I already have 5 pairs of earrings and my collection is growing! My absolute favorite are the mermaid/dragon scale ones pictured below:
She also makes the most gorgeous boxes that your order arrives in and they can be personalized for any occasion. I couldn’t bring myself to throw away the boxes that my earrings came in! Her jewelry is perfect for gifts or a little extra sparkle for yourself! They are so versatile that I’ve worn the earrings to a fancy photo shoot and to the gym. You can easily dress them up or down. I also have to mention they won’t irritate your ears. My ears are very sensitive when it comes to earrings, but I don’t have any irritation or itching while wearing them. You will not be disappointed if you snag yourself a pair of earrings and a matching necklace to complete your look!
Brittany is a talented photographer, makeup artist, and jewelry designer. She is also a wonderful mother to Max, so she’ll be the perfect mother-in-law in about 20 years to Norah! 🙂 I couldn’t wait to write this piece about her and The Shinn Life. You can follow and like her on many social media avenues, including Facebook and Instagram. The links to The Shinn Life Facebook, Instagram accounts, Blog, and Etsy shop will be listed below. Just click on the one you want to go to!
Brittany has given me an exclusive discount for my followers – use the coupon code MERMAIDNOOK at checkout for 10% off your order (no minimum)! Her Etsy shop link is listed above! Go grab some beautiful jewelry for your gorgeous self!
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