NEW BLOG! [and website!]

I am so excited to officially announce that I have a NEW BLOG and a NEW WEBSITE too!

Click HERE to check it out!

This blog will still be here, but from now on I will be posting everything on my new online home!
Please follow along by subscribing to my feed and by updates on Facebook!

I send a lot of love and gratitude to all of you who have made this old blog such a warm place for me to share my life with you over the last 5 years. It's you who keep me going and motivate me to create,  write, and share! I hope you'll follow me over to my new space and stay a while!




2014 calendars

It's that time of year again! That time of year to reassess the past, make goals for the coming year, and look ahead into the future at the exciting changes and growth that lay ahead. This also means it's calendar season and I am here to tell you that the calendars I made this year are none to disappoint! I couldn't be more pleased with how beautifully they turned out.

This year I chose to make a larger calendar with only 4 seasons, instead of 12 months. Each of the 12x12" pages come ready to hang with a branch I collected during autumn walks and hikes with my dog around my hometown of Durango, CO. Not only does this make each calendar unique, but it adds an additional natural element to the already forest service certified (FSC) paper it was printed on. Thanks to Fresh Off the Press in Durango for the beautiful print job!

Click HERE to order! 

I'm doing a pre-sale and taking orders only through Jan. 8th. I will only make as many as are sold during this time!

Again, click HERE to order online. If you're in Durango and would like to pick up your calendar and pay in person, please shoot me an email or contact me through Facebook.

Thanks in advance for your support and have a HAPPY, happy new year! xo


I had a dream...

For the last few months I've been having a more than normal amount of vivid dreams. A colleague suggested after a frighteningly realistic pregnancy dream that I had been eating too many nightshades. (Apparently nightshades cause vivid dreaming.) I did have some homemade salsa the night before, but decided to blame that dream on all of my many, many friends who are pregnant right now. Last night I frantically awoke to myself whimpering/crying in my sleep. It was the second or third dream I'd had lately where my dog died. But after allowing myself to relax and go back to sleep, I had another dream, and it's this dream I can't stop thinking about all morning.

At the very end of the dream I was with a small group of friends and family and we had to walk down this flight of stairs that was so steep and high off the ground that you had to use both your hands and knees, like a ladder, to get down. To make matters worse we were above the ocean and a boardwalk where cars and people were below.  After a relaxing afternoon of shopping and eating, our group was headed back to the parking lot and everyone ahead of me quickly made their way down as they laughed and talked, not realizing I was struggling behind them and afraid of heights. Every time I moved my foot or hand I thought about it slowly and with doubt. My body was filled with fear and I hoped no one would look back to realize I was so far behind in the embarrassment that they'd discover my weakness. It was at that point that I overheard one of them say that heights didn't bother them.

He said, "It's simple. If you don't think so much about what's in front of you and just take steps, then before you know it you are where you want to be without the doubt and fear getting in the way. It's over thinking it that becomes the problem."

Dear readers and friends, THIS is my problem. I've been told a lot lately that I'm in my head too much, which in a round about way is why I haven't been blogging or why my career hasn't taken off like I want it to. I've been thinking a lot about this, and constructively working through obstacles to overcome it. I know what I need to do. Maybe this dream is just my wake up call, a smack in the face rather, to stop looking at each step in front of me, and instead just move.

I hope this inspires you on obstacles you are trying to overcome.
-What fears do you have?
-What's stopping you?
-What do you think about too much and why is it so hard to let go and just do it?