• 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…

  • healthy living,  home,  inspiration

    my whole30 journey

    I’m going to be really vulnerable and honest (and borderline TMI) with you guys today. I always think it’s helpful to hear from someone who has gone through something, instead of just believing someone who is trying to sell a book or program. I’m going to give you a bit of history, and I can hardly believe that I’m posting this next sentence but here goes… Back in February I became constipated for the first time in my life. Nothing would really help and I’ve been taking miralax since. I had some nights where the pain in my gut was so bad that I just had to lay on the floor…

  • fashion,  home

    happy chic boutique {a giveaway!}

    Today I’m excited to share about a business that just opened earlier this year and is full of super cute clothing and accessories for women. It’s called Happy Chic Boutique and is owned by Christy. Christy sent me this super cute Colorful Sift Dress. One of the things that I love about this dress is that it’s lined, so I don’t have to worry about wearing a slip or being self conscious about it being see through. It’s comfortable and kinda funky with the loose sleeves. It’s perfect for the days we’ve been having this past week where the temps for July are lower than normal. So fun! Isn’t it…

  • 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…

  • home

    sweet sycamore & amy cornwell {a giveaway!}

    Today’s giveaway celebrates DAD! I’m teaming up with Jill from Sweet Sycamore to give away two awesome products that celebrate the man in your life.  From Jill: I’ve always been that person who has to make things, huddled in the corner with a stash of paper products and decorative scissors, glue flying (I love the smell of craft glue…just a little perk). Sweet Sycamore, my graphic design business, specializes in custom artwork for your home. It is a celebration of the friendship that has grown with my little laptop after a college degree and many years worth of graphic design classes. Now fonts are the boss of me and I…