• 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…

  • essential oils,  healthy living,  inspiration,  jewelry

    the merging of two passions

    For the last few months, I’ve been in my slow season for the business. I’ve gone on this health journey¬†and started a new blog since then so I have to assume God has allowed all of this to happen together knowing that otherwise I wouldn’t have had time to start sharing what I’m learning. I’ve been really excited to share with others about food and essential oils as medicine, which in turn has made me less excited about making jewelry. Which has made me sad to think about. I do feel like God has given me the gift of creativity, so I don’t ever see myself not being creative –…

  • jewelry

    mother’s day deadline

    You know it’s coming…that one special day of the year where you celebrate the woman in your life. It could be your mother. It could be your best friend. It could be your mentor or foster mom. On May 11th, we’ll celebrate that woman or be celebrated ourselves by our loved ones. There are a million things that you could get that woman, one of them being jewelry. If you decide to go the route of a personalized item from my shop, I just wanted to make everyone aware of the ordering deadline so that they arrive on time. This year the deadline is Monday, April 28th for all orders…

  • home,  jewelry,  market

    may handmade vintage market

    I can hardly believe that another Handmade Vintage Market is just a few weeks away. This time, we have a focused theme which makes gift giving for events in May-June super easy. We’ve picked vendors and products to make it easy to shop for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, end of year teacher gifts and weddings. The twelve vendors that we’ve picked are a perfect fit for us. Even if you’re not local, you can check them all out below and support these great small businesses. (you can see pics of our last market here) Belle Wesley Vintage (Courtney & Gabi will have 2 booths) Amy Cornwell Eva Marie Typography Amanda…

  • home,  jewelry

    free stud earrings

    Today only you can pick your choice of free stud earrings with any $50 purchase! Choose the sterling silver umbrella or hearts – it’s up to you! Which is your favorite? Enter code freestuds at checkout to get the $12 removed! (valid 4/21/14 only. expires at midnight. one coupon code can be used at a time. not valid with previous purchases. order total must equal $50 before the earrings are added.) {p.s. did you hear? The Spring Collection is HERE! Limited edition items and full of color, don’t miss out!}