• fashion,  home,  inspiration

    brave beauty

    I am Brave and Beautiful – a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you… “ Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by…

  • fashion,  home,  inspiration,  jewelry

    biz tips: kicking a creative funk

    The last few months have been slow in the shop – the normal summer lull. I’ve been unmotivated and quite honestly in a creative funk. Now that school is back in session I’m excited to get back into things and get pumped about the Christmas season ahead. Today I thought I’d share a few tips on how to kick a creative funk. Be sure to leave your own in the comments below. have an encouragement wall in your studio/office I just recently moved my sewing/computer desk under my encouragement wall, so that when I’m working on the blog, shop or Natural Living Real Life, I can look up and see…

  • fashion,  networking

    save your pennies {with guest Loan}

    Hello Amy Cornwell readers!  I am Loan, a wife, mother, sister, novice photographer, wanna-be crafter and a lover of fashion on a budget!  I am thrilled to be a guest blogger for Amy while she is away on a wonderful trip to Kenya. I started my blog as a way to express my budget-friendly fashion tips for busy women juggling a career and a family. But somewhere along the way, it has morphed into a therapeutic outlet to share some of my baking, crafting and weekend shenanigans.  But for this special honor which Amy has granted me, I’m going back to my fashion roots and sharing a little bit of…

  • fashion,  WIWW

    what i wore {dotted dress}

    dress: target (clearance – holla!) belt: francesca’s collection (last year) bracelet: {charmed collection} I love the Target sale racks! Target already has great prices but they’re even better when they’re 50% off – making this dress about $12. Perfect and comfy for the hot summer Indiana days! Apparently I don’t know how to pose so I’m not posting a picture with my feet. I’ll do better next time 🙂 {Linking up with Lindsey for WIWW}

  • fashion,  friday finds

    Friday Finds {spring fashion}

    I love almost everything about this navy and yellow outfit – I’d wear it all (minus the earrings). Cardigans are almost an everyday staple for me and I just so happen to already have yellow…just need to piece together the rest! I guess my theme for spring is yellow! I love how distressed, relaxed jeans are making a comeback! This would be my comfy, cute, relaxed outfit choice for spring. I love every single color of these JCrew Chino shorts, they’re especially cute with the two-toned button down. For date night – going to have to find a knockoff of this smocked top because I just can’t spend $88 on…