• day in the life,  faith,  family,  home,  inspiration

    real life…

    Any of you who have been around for any length of time know that I want this little corner of the internet to be a positive, encouraging place to go. There is so much negativity in the world that I don’t want to add to that. But today I have to be real. I feel like 2014 has not gotten off to the best start. There has been health issues for most of the year (which thankfully are seeming to work out right now – my digestive issues are healing thanks to Whole30 and I also got positive news that a lump that I found was just a cyst. my…

  • business,  day in the life,  home,  jewelry

    a peek at the process

    Last week one of my customers turned friends, Lindy, came over to do a photoshoot of me in my studio working and she also interviewed me for her blog (she’s so sweet, be sure to check it out). I love all of the things she captured because I don’t have any pictures like this of myself doing what I do almost every day. I thought I’d give you guys a little behind the scenes look at what my work day looks like: from stamping & cutting bands, to soldering and shipping. Now that you’ve experienced a day in the life, go over to Photos by Lou and enter to win…

  • day in the life,  family,  house hunt

    goodbye summer

    Goodbye summer…you were so good to us. You brought us a new house, lots of outdoor time, fishing, swimming, strawberry picking, seeing my brother in law off to Afghanistan, trying my hand at a garden, mini-trips here & there and lots of adventures. I’m sad to see you go, but excited for what the school year & autumn brings. Goodbye summer, until next year!

  • day in the life,  dear ...,  family

    dear weekend…

    Dear Weekend, You were really fun and busy and relaxing all at the same time. Thank you for being a pretty enjoyable last weekend before school starts! Dear starry-eyed boy, Your love for your sisters BFF is so cute. The way that you do everything she does and like everything she likes is precious. You call her your “goyl-fwiend” and believe you’ll get married someday. Time will tell, son…time will tell. Dear camping out in our backyard, I didn’t like you last time because our air mattress went flat at 3am, but I’ve come to {almost} enjoy you again thanks to a comfy new bed in the middle of the…