dreamin' of the long road...


i have been reading more and more about families that travel full time. when i heard about this concept i was floored and it lit a fire in my heart. it makes me want to sell our stuff, rent out the house and scoop up the hubs and kids and hit the road to travel the world. these two little ones are going to be all grown up before we know it. i want to experience all the good stuff with them and with chris too. what a game changer it would be to actually be together more time than less, to splash and swim in many many beaches, and eat our way around the world throughout all sorts of country side.  we could world school the kids, as they say. what a colorful & life changing few years it could be. my parents instilled in me the love of long road trips and family travel long ago and learning about these full time traveling families has sparked a passion in me that i can't shake. to be continued....but don't worry i'm not going to up and quit my jewelry gig any time soon!!!! :)


do you love me?


this article is thought provoking and inspiring whether you practice bikram yoga or not....

here's a small excerpt below or click here to read the full article


"There you stand before it, almost naked, every one of your flaws on display: every fold, every wrinkle, every scar, every layer of excess skin, every hairy mole. And for 90 minutes the mirror continuously asks, do you love me?  You can’t hide from this question, not in that 90 minutes (or really anywhere else for that matter).

Out in the world when you may be able to distract yourself with the plethora of mind altering alternatives (and they don’t have to be drugs) that exist; you can ignore, temporarily, the incessant inquiry that is continuously asked by your Spirit.  However, in the yoga room where there is nothing but yourself and the mirror for 90 minutes, even ignoring the question is answering it.  Averting your eyes, or looking at the pretty girl behind you, or staring at the floor is just a way of saying, “no, I do not.

photo credit: PCT

skeleton clutch by bad fruit


i've been wanting to post this rad clutch by my friend trisha allen of badfruit.

she makes killer purses, clutches, suitcases and pouches by pairing repurposed quirky toys with their destined purse, or the like.  i am lucky girl to have two of her awesome wearables. you can contact her via etsy for your own!! FUN FUN!!!!

new drusy...

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new drusy i have hangin' on my bench for a few new wares!! yay to fun colors, shapes and textures!

alexander mcqueen








i recently came across some pictures of alexander mcqueen's ingenius work thanks to my love of the blog simply olive. it's truly sad that he has passed on. art and fashion will forever have a void, a true master mind of his trade.

images here, here, here, here