About Me

Hi! I am Mary Staples Mills, the owner and designer behind the mmillsdesigns name! I am 52 years old, I have been married to my best friend for 16 years, I have one older brother who lives overseas {no, he is not in the military}, my Dad just turned 89 this January, and I have lived in 5 states and in Australia at one time or another in my life.

I have been away from my business over the last 16 months while fighting stage 3c breast cancer. In late January 2019, I found a lump in my breast and I was diagnosed with breast cancer soon after. If you would like to read about my journey, I have been writing a blog to share experiences with others. I do not hold anything back when sharing my journey, so from time to time, there will be graphic photos with a clear warning in the title of the blog post.

My Cancer Story Basics: I was Dx at age 51 w/ ER/PR+, HER2-, IDC. I have had ACT, Rads, and I am on a 10 yr plan w/ HT, Anastrozole. My cancerversary is the date of Dx on February 25th, 2019. I have had a partial mastectomy, port-a-cath insertion, reconstruction w/reduction mammoplasty and insertion of breast prosthesis following reconstruction.


🎀Breast Cancer Fighter👚, 💕Wife💍, 🐶Mom to 3 fur kids🐱, 📿Jewelry Designer🎁, 📚Book Lover📖, 🌴Traveler👙

Again, thank you for being here! 💕

What People Say About mmillsdesigns

Excellent customer service, fast shipping…Thank you!


Great earrings; love the work, and the materials! Super fast shipping too. Thanks!


Beautiful, lots of shine, will be back for more!