No shop, jewelry, or social media talk today. This month makes ONE YEAR since I went out for a walk one Monday morning and I started to jog! I haven't talked about it lately but I'm still on this fitness kick going out just about every morning to go walking/jogging/running, I wish there was one word to describe what I do..."WaJoRu?" Sure why not? My cardio has gotten SO much better! I was worried I might be pushing myself too... Read more →

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. My weekend started early when I headed down to Manhattan on Thursday. I had to visit my Cardiologist first so I walked around the Upper East Side for a bit. It's one area that still has not been effected by the glass tower building boom going on in Midtown. I hope there will always be old buildings like this in NYC. There is a new subway station that just opened up and... Read more →

In my latest newsletter, I shared that the end of Summer/start of Fall feels like a time of renewal for me. Traditionally it's January 1st or the start of Spring but I'm backwards. I've been adding more items to the shop and applying to holiday craft fairs. The fourth quarter of the year tends to get pretty busy and I think entering my favorite season inspires me and motivates me to get to work. Also, I had an epiphany recently.... Read more →

I was in the city this past weekend as it's become an annual traditional to stay in Manhattan the last week of August as part of our anniversary. Saturday night we hung out at the rooftop deck of my parents building (the 46th floor) and we noticed a new park popped up a few blocks south. We had to check it out the next day.... It was pretty humid, but sitting at this water fountain was quite comfortable and refreshing.... Read more →

What a fun Saturday, and a relaxing Sunday. Saturday was a long day as I worked earlier in the day and then headed up to Kingston for the Chronogram Block Party. It was hot, setup was a little chaotic, and I was fighting with my tent, but we got it set up! Being that this was an "Etsy Market", they wanted to have some sort of cohesiveness with all the vendors, so they made a sign for everyone which was... Read more →

If only I can spend a couple of days a week sitting in a coffee shop for hours. I would be writing draft posts for my blog, working on my e-book, sketching jewelry ideas and brain storming some witty tweets to promote them. However, that's not the case. None of that is happening. I blame the Summer. The Summer makes me feel laaaaaaazy. I'm seeing a shift in blogging. Do you see it? I'm reading more posts about how bloggers... Read more →

It appears that when I go for my July visits to the city, a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in order. This year's big fashion exhibit is China: Through The Looking Glass and it was stunning. It depicts how traditional Chinese design has impacted on Western fashion over the years. A truly inspiring exhibit which is also pretty big as it takes up three floors of the museum. The exhibit ends September 7th so if you're planning... Read more →

Back in January, I set out my very simple intentions for 2015. I figured June would be a good time to see where I'm at and if it's even something worth writing a blog post about. 1) Lose Weight - Yeah baby! I am on point with this one! I surprised myself when I timed myself and came close to jogging for 4 minutes. You don't understand, there was a time when I didn't think I could jog for 2... Read more →

I gotta tell you, I really like NOT having a blogging schedule anymore! So much hustling, so many blog planners, so many "347 Tips To Improve Your Blog" and "564 Blog Post Ideas" and "1,739 Ways To Get Visitors To Your Blog" AAAAAGGGGGHHHH! I just want to tell the Internet to SHUT UP! If I'm only going to post once a week then that's what I'm gonna do! High five?? :) My friend was having a yard sale over the... Read more →

I'm in the middle of planning our city visit this weekend and that planning involves what we can do without spending much money. We are usually in the Hell's Kitchen and Chelsea area when we're in town and while New York can be expensive, your stay doesn't have to be. This post is going to be FULL of links to older posts because I tend to write about our stays a lot. We sleep on my parents couch so we... Read more →