Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Words

POI on instagram

When you've been up for hours and the sun hasn't even begun to show its face. Your mind is going over the whys and whats and hows and trying to work out all of the details. It's not worrying. It's more logic-ing. You NEED to understand. You need answers. To all of the things. The best remedy or distraction or catalyst for working through this vortex of questions is a good snuggle with your pup under the stars- you didn't plan it. But if you're there, she wants to be there, too. Looking up at the vast unknown reminds you that understanding isn't necessary. All of this happens every damn day whether you notice or understand. Nothing is required of you- it just IS. Similar to the magic of puppy snuggles. WHY do they soothe an overactive mind so well? I have no idea, but this little girl has been the best therapy I've ever experienced. She makes me laugh and just warms my heart with her silliness and trusting nature and her constant need for body contact. And when I'm feeling be loss of my dad so intensely that I feel like I might crack in two, she's there with a gentle nudge and her eyes say 'hold me.' And the sadness slowly ebbs away with each heart beat and mindful deep breath. Because no matter what you are facing, the act of mindful, purposeful breathing helps.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Designs

Fraser fir Christmas tree by Terrain
Christmas is officially on my radar. Today starts the two month countdown. To makers, this is a HUGE deal. There are only so many hours in the day, so making and building inventory needs to start in January- to keep stress low and shopping options varied. I've been hoarding ready to ship pieces all year, so that I would be more ready than ever this season. 
crescent moon herkimer earrings by Peaces of Indigo

I've got SO MANY lovelies to share. 

And I'll be listing them weekly, so you can start your shopping whenever you are ready. I'll be closing shop earlier than usual this year, to avoid the post office lost issues that start around the 15th: no tracking updates for days, lost packages that are for whatever reason delivered a week after Christmas after disappearing off the face of the earth for a week or two, the "I forgot that Christmas is on the 25th!" crowd... And I'm going to stop right there because I can feel my blood pressure rising as I type. 
bohemian star necklace by Peaces of Indigo

So the important details from the above note: 

1. Christmas is coming. 

2. I've got handmade lovelies for nearly everyone on your list, READY. TO. SHIP! 

3. December 12th-ish will be the last day to order ready to ship pieces in time for holiday delivery in the US. November 15th is my last recommended order date for international addresses. 

4. *****  IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!!  ***** (cue carols here)
sapphire and Canadian diamond rings by Peaces of Indigo
Christmas cuties on my tree:
perching owl ornament
log cabin ornament
brushy deer ornament
Happy Tuesday! 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Words

Sunday Drive in Rural Tennessee 

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, 
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, 
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, 
rejoice, for your soul is alive.     Eleonora Duse

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Cabin

autumn is here and I am so very ready
little Gib at the cabin
not all those who wander are lost
This is our third Autumn at the cabin. I'm so ready for it. It's my favorite time of year, mostly because of fires. There is nothing I like better than starting a fire, inside or out, and tending it. The magical flickering of flames, the smell of the different types of wood, I could go on forever.

I love reading almost as much as fire. These books are on my list to read in the upcoming months. {{Just a simple link to each book on Amazon, for convenience. I don't even know how to set up the fancier kind.}}
Norweigan Wood by Lars Mytting
The Artful Wooden Spoon
firewood - stacked and ready 
So much texture, so much inspiration! Happy October! 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Words


I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. Hafiz