Happy Sunday evening. Tonight I want to share a bit of peace that I found today. Come along with me on my meandering meditation through the mountains, rocks, trees and along the river. Quiet- no noise that distracts. Alive with the gentle sounds of the earth, the wind and the movement of water. I hope… Continue reading I Like These Rocks. I Think I Shall Live Among Them.
Happy Spring! Today is the Spring Equinox, and to me that means the joyous return of life in this great yearly cycle we all live through. Today I feel especially hopeful because it’s been a heck of a weekend- Daphne has been sick, like 104.7 fever and a trip to the ER sick- and all… Continue reading Happy Spring! Time for a DIY Wreath!
This past weekend brought a wave of gorgeous spring-like weather, Gloria’s first birthday and my mom’s birthday as well! It was a whirlwind weekend full of family, fun and an extra special visit from my mom and my lovely aunt, Meredith. I knew I wanted something light and delicious to eat in celebration of the… Continue reading Beautiful Blueberry Birthday Muffins
Well, holy rusted metal, Batman, I actually did it! Fancy Elephant Shoppe is official and open! It took a little longer than my goal if 9:00 last night, but there are reasons, important reasons, why… ready for a little story? Way back when I turned 18, I decided to get my nose pierced. I have… Continue reading Fancy Elephant Shoppe Is Open! And A Trip To The ER, But Everybody’s Alright.
I woke up this morning KNOWING that today, March 1st, was my goal date to open my etsy shop- Fancy Elephant Shoppe. My energy this morning is excited and nervous. I don’t have everything done that I wanted to have done, but I am going to open my shop with what I do have and… Continue reading Fancy Elephant Shoppe – The Soft Opening
Being a lifelong student, and a teacher as well, I am a firm believer in the power of research and notes. This comes into play over and over in my life and making lists for bills, chores and groceries, in my world, is a must. That being said- I have been gathering research and making… Continue reading Getting Ready For Etsy! ~My Journey to Fancy Elephant Shoppe ~
Almost February and our front door has been without holiday decoration for a few weeks now. Time for a mama and Daphne art project that will breathe new life, and some bright colorful images of love into our home.Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so… we decided to make a bright, happy heart and… Continue reading DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath
This is Thomas. He’s cute, right? I first met Thomas about 5 years ago- it was evening, the sun had set and it was getting cold out- it was November I think. I was driving down a dirt road in pursuit of a “house for sale” sign when I noticed a shivering gray form… Continue reading Our Thomas
I love the feel of eclectic artsy style- it’s in my bones. I am an earring wearer and I am especially into longer and bigger(ish) earrings. Several years back I made an earring display/organizer that I adore and still get use out of- so I decided to do a fresh, new, smaller version to keep… Continue reading DIY Eclectic Jewelry Organizer
The Christmas memories of my childhood include gingerbread boys (courtesy of my grandma,) luminarias (a new mexico tradition,) Christmas lights, lots of feelings of seasonal magic and The Polar Express (the book, not the movie.) I have children of my own now, and I want then to have the same feelings of wonderment in… Continue reading The Bell Still Rings For Me (Our Time On Durango’s Polar Express)