Wednesday, September 17, 2014

where you can find me...

If I'm not at one of these places in the next couple of weeks, 
than I am shopping for supplies, or 
making product with those supplies, or
sitting behind a sewing machine, or
at the table creating new baubles, or
making dinner for the family, or
hanging out with the family, or
on a bike ride with Duane, or
at yoga.

seriously, this wraps up the story of my life these days.

I'll let you in on a secret...
I am loving this chapter!

I hope that you are having a fabulous day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

we went on vacation...

where myself and these two...

drove to see these two!

we had a great visit, but as usual it was much too short.

We did manage to pack quite a bit into a week!
This pic was taken at the Charleston Farmers Market.  
There were booths and booths of specialty foods
and many talented artists as well as the local farmers, I loved it!

It was 110* this day, so what's a kid to do, but take advantage of the local fountain?

We ate at some fabulous places!
Danielle and Justin took us to a few of their favorite spots,
and I can attest to the fact that the Charleston area has some delicious food!

We went into the Art Museum, where it was cool, for a stroll through some
unusual art displays.  They were in between exhibits so there really
wasn't much to see, but as you can tell Hannah and Max
found it pretty fascinating! ;)

Justin drove us to a great spot on Folly Beach to see some
truly amazing art... 
The artist 
has been commissioned by the city to paint
murals in different places.  I kept looking for more,
but never found them.  I hope we see more next time!

seriously, his work is so incredible!
(Do yourself a favor and click on his name to see more)
I can't even imagine how he does all of this detail with spray paint!

The vacation was wonderful, and much needed!
We have had a crazy, busy, and fabulous summer
here at the Detroit Eastern Market,

and here, at the Capitol Lawn Farmers Market
(last one of the season is coming up on 9/25)

and here, at the Grand Rapids Fulton St. Artisans Market
(last Sunday of the season is 9/28)
a vast array of artists every week, with something for everyone!

and here, at the Everlasting Blooms Vintage Flea Market
(next one is on 10/10 & 10/11)
it's show full of treasures galore, grab your girls and come shopping!

and here, at the South Haven All Crafts Fair for our third year!

There have been more shows in between, 
and with all of those shows comes the wonderful
people who visit us and shop our booth!


As you can see, we have been incredibly busy this summer,
so that vacation was the perfect way to close out the summer before school started!

In between going to all of our markets and shows, are long days making lots and lots of 
our lavender goodness to take to said shows...

...and in between making lavender goodness,
I make as many new pieces of jewelry as I can!

I grabbed most of these photos from my facebook and instagram pages,
where it is much quicker and easier for me to share all of the fabulous
places we set up our booth and for some of the stories of the
wonderful people that we meet.
Also, that's where I post photos of the new jewelry pieces that I'm working on,
so if you hop over to either of those sites you won't miss a thing!
On a side note about my jewelry...
I don't list them on etsy these days.  As I tell my customers at the markets,
by the time I get them finished I am packing them up to go in the booth.
If you ever see anything that you would like, please contact me and if I still
have it I will make a listing of it just for you!
I have sold many pieces straight from the instagram or FB page.

Well, that wraps up my summer, I hope you didn't feel bombarded by photos,
but I've missed sharing with you all!  
I hope I see you on FB or instagram very soon :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

summer is in full swing...

and I'm singing the blues.  Not really, I'm just drawn to the blue hues
of aquamarine, amazonite, and turquoise semi-precious stones.  I love to 
create with them and mix them with vintage treasures.  I've been
restocking my jewelry for upcoming markets and shows, and I always 
seem to reach for these!

Of course the neutrals always have my heart also!

These aquamarine rondelles are some of my favorite, add a little
rhinestone bling and well, perfection!

I've also been making lots of resin pendants to hang
on a simple chain, as they are a favorite in the booth.

This is where we spend our Saturdays.  The Detroit Eastern Market.  
We love coming here, the atmosphere is really amazing with so many
wonderful people from every walk of life mingling with each other, shopping for
produce and specialty products created by Michigan small business owners.  

On a rare occasion Duane and I get away from it all, usually to celebrate us.
This year for our 28th anniversary we made it to one of our favorite places in MI.
Traverse City
he had to be up there for work, and I tagged along!
(the sunset made it look like we were glowing, and well glowing is good)

We only had one day up there, but I will take what I can get :)
I used Rhonna Designs photo app to really capture the gorgeous sunset 
that we watched as we sat on a blanket on the beach on the  Leelanau Peninsula.

The kids and I spend most days at home 
either making product or just hanging out, but we have been
taking a few days here and there for adventures too.
The zoo has been a favorite and as a family we have been 
to a smallish lake close to home for a little R&R for all.

I hope that you are having a lovely summer full
of adventures of your own!


Friday, July 4, 2014


May your day be filled with love, laughter, sparklers, good food, surrounded by those you love.  
t. xoxo