Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Zika Virus testing

I just got back from the beautiful Bahamas...with several mosquito bites. 7 days later, I came down with fever, sore throat, joint pain, though no rash or red eyes. Do I have Zika? 

There are soo many articles out there about Zika virus testings and how they work BUT how do you go about getting tested???

I went to the state and county health department website and there are no clear info of how to get tested. 
After ton of trips to Dr office, urgent care centers, health department + many phone calls (where I had people from the local health department hung up on me!)

Here is how I got my testing done and I wish there is an article or someone out there to tell me how easy it is:

**note: This is a PCR test, it is only effective within 7-10 days of the symptoms onset.
**note: Labcorp is available in most states


1. Get an appointment with your doctor as soon as you have the symptoms (fever, rash, joint pain, red eyes, fatique etc).  They usually occur 5-7 days after the bite, when the viral load releases.

2. have your doctor order a lab test from Labcorp with test # 139600 just like this

Zika virus testing lab order

3. Go to Labcorp, get your blood drawn (only 1 vial!) and urine collected (10-20ml)
4. Result within 3 days. Viola! 

more info: https://goo.gl/0myWAL

I hope this information helps someone who just got back from a nice lovely vacation in an area where  there is Zika transmission. It took me a lot of driving, calling, waiting and a bit of tears to find out.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial day sales!

I am running my first sale this year! Offer expire June 5th, 2016

Friday, February 13, 2015

Dream Basement

I am proud to say that this -->

is NOT a picture I'd pinned in my 'dream home' board. It is MY house basement and I LOVE it!

bookshelves custom built by Stefhan Dassoulas , baltimore local carpenter, extremely hard working. I drew the picture and he made it happened.   Stefhan.Dassoulas@gmail.com



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Personalized gift!

I made some personalized gifts today

F#$@! Lyme necklace. Made for my friend who's been fighting lyme disease

The Raven statement necklace. I live in Baltimore. Need I say more?

Ohio State statement necklace

personalized gifts. done!

Want a statement necklace in your sport team color? send me a message on etsy:




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Say Goodbye to Summer

Wow it has been the coldest summer in Maryland. Someone told me that this is the coldest summer since 1880s according to the weather record and he seemed serious about it.

This summer, I have been working hard making orders for wedding season. I feel so fortunate that That's Mine boutique is successful. You can ask my husband. I never complain when I have to stay up making orders. There is no other jobs for me that would be this much fun and rewarding.

Life has been eventful and not really at the same time. My husband and I are currently looking to buy a home. And we have found nothing! so discouraging.

Let me share with you some of my favorite photos this season.

Super awesome bridemaids

My feature at Dansko 

Until then! Say goodbye to Summer. BYeee

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chunky tangerine orange statement necklaces for bridesmaids

WOW it has been forever since my last update! Life has been eventful with the wedding season around the corner and the spring season finally here. I am ready for bright colors, warm weather and not wearing my puffy winter coat!

Today, I completed this wedding order for bride Jaclyn. Chunky Tangerine orange , burnt Sunkist orange necklace

Here are some pictures:

Chunky orange statement necklace

Tangerine statement earrings 

Close up bridesmaids statement necklaces in tangerine orange 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Wears Kelly

My latest blog collaboration was with Kelly from WearsKelly. Every morning, I do my daily fashion blogs read, a few blogs are on my 'daily read' list and WearsKelly is one of them. Kelly has a great sense of style. Her outfits are simple, fun, chic with a little hint of vintage.

Check out some of That's Mine! pieces that Kelly styled. Isn't she gorgeous?

silver flower bib necklace

purple dress with silver flower statement necklace

styling That's Mine chunky gold chain mint bracelet

Gold bracelet with Mint charm

Check out Wears Kelly