Well here we are. Another "New Year's" post where I set my intentions for the upcoming year. I have absolutely NO GOALS planned for my blog or my jewelry business. Neither are closing, but I am completely burnt out. I think about improving my running more than what I should make or blog about. Since Fall 2015, I have been wondering what I was going to do with my business? I thought I would lay low over the Summer but... Read more →


I don't know about where you are but here in New York, it doesn't exactly feel like Christmas time. We're expecting 70 degrees on Christmas Eve which bums me out. I'd like just a little more chill and crispness in the air. It makes enjoying some Hot Chocolate that much richer. Overall it has been a lovely December. I celebrated my 40th birthday back on the 19th and had some friends over. It was so fun! We went overboard with... Read more →


What a busy Thanksgiving weekend! Thanksgiving this year was a complete contrast to last year where we were buried in snow. This year was unseasonably warm in the lower 60s so it was a good time to visit the city. We headed down Wednesday afternoon and went to check out the Thanksgiving Day balloons get inflated. I've lived in NYC all of my life and never got to do this. It's such a New York thing to do, I had... Read more →


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 →