Over the last few days I’ve added a few new necklaces to my Etsy Shop! Check them out HERE.
Hi everyone! Don’t forget, there are only 4 days left to enter my big 100th Sale Giveaway! I will pick a lucky winner on Monday, Oct. 1st, so if you’d like to enter to win Roots & Wings Jewelry, check out this post.
Thanks, and have a great Thursday!
There is something immensely liberating about packing the basics into your car (or in this case a super sweet, tricked out van) and heading out on the road. No planned destination, nowhere to be, music drifting out the open windows and the world whizzing by. Road trips, they’re where it’s at.
This particular adventure was hatched for the purpose of attending a dear friends wedding in Northern CA (more on that later), and we figured why not make it an excuse for some coastal wandering. The wedding weekend was spent with friends and family, cooking and eating copious amounts of amazing food (can you say salmon burgers with homemade aioli, cherry tomatoes and avocado? Yum!), and generally reveling in each others company.
After the festivities were over, The Photographer and I headed up the coast seeking new sights, waves, and photos. I’ve driven this section of coast many times, but rarely have I given myself the luxury of being able to stop frequently and take detours, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
We spent a night camped amidst towering redwoods, followed by a first-thing-in-the-morning dive into a radiantly clear creek. We surfed, including a perfect near-dark evening session, the water so glassy it appeared oily and pink as the sun sank into the ocean. We spent a golden late afternoon scampering around on the tidal beds of an exquisite sandstone bay, snapping photos and taking in the sunshine. We stopped to visit family, took photos, ate more amazing food, stopped to take more photos, enjoyed a few hikes, and generally had a ball. Overall it was a rejuvenating, inspiring trip, and a perfect way to kick off my self-employed lifestyle.
Enjoy the photos!
As you may have guessed, we’ve returned from our California adventure and are enjoying settling back into work and play in our cozy little home. As always I’ve been a bit busy and haven’t been able to get to editing and processing the 1,000 plus photos I took. Still, I figured the least I could do was let you know I was alive and share a little sneak peek of everything we did, saw, and ate. It was a wonderful and rejuvenating trip, full of friends, family, good food, surfing, and beautiful places. I hope you’re having a wonderful fall so far. Enjoy the images!
I recently had my 100th sale in my Etsy shop (Woohoo!) and so in honor of you lovely people-my supporters, fans and customers-I want to give away some Roots & Wings Jewelry to one lucky reader. I am still occasionally astounded by how far I’ve come with this business, and there is no doubt I wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you!!
So, here’s what you need to do to enter:
1.) Sign up to follow this blog (I promise, you won’t be disappointed;)
2.) Check out my Etsy shop HERE and pick out your favorite creation.
3.) Comment on this post and let me know what your favorite piece in my shop is, and why. Please also include your email so I can notify the lucky winner!
On Oct. 2nd I will randomly select a winner, who will receive a coupon for $40.00 in my Etsy shop. Good luck!
We’re heading out on a short little jaunt to Northern California for a friend’s wedding this weekend! Figured we might as well make a working trip out of it…make some photos, hug some redwoods, sleep outside. I’m also sort of considering it a celebratory “I’m self-employed and can do whatever I want!” trip….that is until I have to come home and get back to work of course;). In the meantime I’ll be closing my Etsy shop, and will probably be pretty silent in this space as well. I look forward to sharing photos and stories when we return!
Have a great week!
I recently had the chance to have a girls night with some of my favorite women in the world. It was a perfect Indian summer evening, the light all golden and warm like it gets in August. We walked downtown and shared a bottle of wine on the back patio of my favorite little wine bar. These women never cease to inspire and amaze me with their beauty, smarts, bravery, compassion, wit and determination. I might be repeating myself, but I’ll say it again: I have the most amazing friends in the world, and I am constantly grateful for all of the spectacular people in my life.
Today is my last day of work for someone else. Wow, that seems crazy when I write it down, or say it out loud. But it’s true! My last day! After today I will be devoting all of my time, energy, and love to making a living and living a life centered around my art. I have worked so hard to get here, and yet it still seems unbelievable that I’ve done it. I am feeling so many things today. Blessed, scared, excited, ready, sad, hopeful, grateful, accomplished, and oh-so-very free!
I will most certainly be sharing my challenges and successes with you along the way.
Wish me luck!
Our August here on the Oregon coast was particularly spectacular this year. Full of clear blue sky days, sparkling waves and, everywhere you look, bright green growing things. It was also, for us, full of friends, family, good food and adventures. We were lucky enough to have some dear dear friends come stay with us for a few weeks, and we spent the time surfing, hiking, potluck-ing, brunching, camping, talking, laughing, and generally enjoying each others company. It was so grounding and important to spend time with such good friends, and I am undoubtedly blessed to have so many amazing humans in my life.
Enjoy the photos!