Friday, February 26, 2010

I have moved...

Well, its been coming for a long time. It was time to make a new space for myself online... Come check me out HERE! Or just go to if you are a follower here, be sure to update your reader, or whatever it is you follow me on. :)


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New pretties, and CRAZY morning hair!!!

I am doing it RIGHT NOW! I will have some of these up in my shop TODAY!!! I swear :) Meanwhile, enjoy my crazy morning hair.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

In which I say "um" a lot...

I realized I say "um" a lot... like, WAY too much... sorry about that ;)

In the video I mention The New Moon Experience, click HERE to find out more!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


There is magic in the air there. Something that rises up off the water with the sun kissing the faces of every soul walking the forest paths. You can see it, if you look in just the right way. Its in the light filtering down through the canopy, it shimmers off the bits of mica scattered in the soil...

It hums and sings. Dancing through the trees, shaking loose the leaves that have painted themselves with rust and sunsets.
And if you are not paying attention it might send an acorn flying your way telling you to wake up, open your eyes and breathe me in!

It whispers into your dreams while you sleep telling you secrets, leaving wisps of song in the back of your mind. Stroking your hair and reminding you of who you truly are, who you long to be.

It cradles you in your cabin, surrounds you and brings others like you into a web so thick you can pluck its threads like a harp and feel the music all the way down behind your ribs.

It changes you, tenderly peeling back your layers until there is enough room to soak into your skin and become a part of you. Something you take home, something that stretches and pulls the threads over land and sea... If you are still and quiet enough, you can still feel the music. Softer now, a butterfly's wings, gentle but still strong. Strong enough that if you listen to the song, you will hear the magic all around you.

** I will be back to post about my trip, but for now there is just so much to think about and process. I need to sit with it a while...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Off to Squam :)

I am off to New Hampshire. I will be taking some workshops and soaking up the love of some fabulous people I have "known" through blogging for several years now but have not yet met in person.

Saturday night I will be selling my Gypsy Wings Jewelry at an art fair, if you live near the area this will be in I would be thrilled if you came by! I have been working my butt off making some fun new items to sell there. Its not often I get out East, so if you are out there I would LOVE a chance to meet you!

Here is a sneak peak of some of the items I will have for sale there... ;)

Monday, August 17, 2009



I don't even know how to begin. Nancy was so much fun to work with, one of my favorite sessions ever. I am so happy I was able to spend some time with her. She is sweet, and funny, and smart... and has EXCELLENT taste in both clothing AND jewelry. My friend Lisa said "I would love to rummage through her jewelry box..." and I have to say, I agree! I was absolutely drooling over the necklace she chose to wear for her portraits.

Nancy's hair and makeup was done by Dawn Weidaeur





Thank you Nancy! I loved every second I spend with you and can't wait till we get to talk again.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Gardner Family *Utah Portrait Photography*


While In Utah last month I was honored to be able to photograph the Gardner family. Heather is a photographer herself, and sells some beautiful prints in her etsy shop. I really love the ones of the old trucks, or the Angel statues in the cemetery.

This was a fun family to work with, the children are all completely adorable. I loved the matching dresses on the girls!

Here are a few favorites of mine from their session...





Thank you so much Heather, and also to your family. I had so much fun finally meeting you and spending a little bit of time with you all.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blue October!!!

Last Saturday (August 8th) my hubby and I went to a Blue October concert, and it was SO great! It was exactly 1 year, minus 1 day from the day we last saw Justin Furstenfeld perform at the Breaking Dawn Concert Tour in LA. Both shows were amazing, and each had their own special brand of magic. We will be seeing this band again... and again ;)

When the entire band is together Justin has a VERY intense energy to him, and he is very theatrical. He puts on a great show. He has lost a good 50 pounds in the last year as well and looks like an entirely different person from who we saw a year ago. And of course... I still dig his hair and eyeliner... or "guyliner" I suppose ;) I also dig the new tattoo he has on his face... a little cross I think it is. Looks like a smudged tear from far away... Anyhow, he rocks it.

Sadly, I didn't have my camera with me at the concert, as they didn't allow big camera's into the show... but my hubby got a few on his camera, and my friend Kendra and her hubby were there and got some on their camera. All of the photo's in this post belong to my friend Kendra whom I love to bits and pieces... not just because she let me use them ;) My hubby took this video of Kendra and I when he was pretending to take our picture... LOL!

One of the opening bands, Switchfoot... they were good. So was the other opening band Longwave.

Lots of pictures of Justin...

And I have to have at least ONE of Ryan... I mean, common... a guy with devil horns for hair who plays the violin like an angel... He is awesome.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009



Okay... so I am FINALLY going to start posting some of my Utah sessions here on my blog :) I know... I am so behind!

I was so happy to arrive to my very first session in Utah, and meet Jasmine. She is absolutely ADORABLE and I had so much fun with her. She was so happy, and her energy was contagious.

Jasmine's hair and makeup was done by Dawn Weidauer.





We met pretty early in the morning and already it was VERY bright outside, so we had to work with the light, but I think we got a few keepers ;) Thank you so much Jasmine, for letting me photograph you!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Giveaway!!!!

My lovely friend Jenica is hosting a series of giveaways on her blog, and this week she is giving away one of my Butterfly Wing Necklaces :)

If you would like a chance to win the necklace pictured above, please head on over to her blog and enter the contest HERE. The necklace is made using a monarch butterfly wing, and has the word imagine on it.

The contest is open until Thursday, so hurry up and get over there :)

Click me to be magically transported to free giveaway awesomeness!!!

It all happens so fast...

Life is moving along at warp speed... I somehow don't get around to blogging often these days, but there is so much to blog!

School has started. Kayden is in 3rd grade, Jett in Kindergarten. Jett had a rough few days at first... complete with getting sent out of class several times and tearing apart the school counselors office (kicked over his chair and desk, then tore her posters off the wall...) But he seems to be doing better now THANK GOODNESS!

I sent all my jewelry off to Texas to be sold at TwiCon, and sold almost all of it :) That made me smile :)

I am preparing to go to Squam next month... which means I have some late night jewelry making sessions ahead of me.

I finally finished all the edits on my Utah Portrait Sessions... I will start posting those here soon.

I got Blue October tickets for my hubby for Father's Day, and we went to see them on Saturday FREAKING AWESOME!!!! Justin looks like a different person almost with all the weight he lost. What a great show. 2 bands opened for them, Longwave and Switchfoot. I enjoyed them both. But Blue October wins for best show of the evening by FAR. Justin is super intense and very theatrical... I read somewhere that he was involved in Theatre when he was in high school. I loved it.

I am sure there are many things I am missing... but I will have to post it all later :)


Monday, July 27, 2009

The Incredible Floating Philanthropist

That is me. Me, as a superhero... The Incredible Floating Philanthropist. Yes, be jealous. I mean, look at my wings... and grocery bag!

I saw this on the fabulous Lorie Ann Grover's blog.

Make your own at Superhero Factory!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

quick update

New Business Cards :)
My new business cards... What do you think?

WOW! Things have been soooo busy. Insanely busy. But in a good way mostly :) I don't have time to really write it all down so I will do a list :D

Things I have missed blogging:

* Jett turned 5 on June 1st

* Kael turned 4 on July 8th while we were in Utah

* Utah Portrait Sessions went great (more on that later...)

* Driving home from Utah... not so great. My car died in Panguitch Utah and we were stuck in a motel for 2 days until our FABULOUS friend Brent drove 8 hours (each way) to come tow us home. Car is still dead... but Brent ROCKS!

* Summer is great and terrible... I am not someone who can spend all day every day in the company of children... forget I EVER said I would like to home school, I would rather stab myself in the eye with a fork. I mean that in the nicest, most motherly way possible.

* In Utah I got a sunburn, most of my body is freakishly tan now... except a few places that peeled. Me left shoulder and chest have bright pinky white splotches. Its sexy.

* I had a wonderful lunch with friends today at The Elephant Bar. Our poor poor waiter...

*I have read some amazing books the last couple weeks. I got to read the ARCs of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and Fire by Kristin Cashore. I loved them both. I need to be an author just so I can join the cool author club and be their friends.

* I am working like a madwoman to finish editing all of the portrait sessions from Utah. I can't wait to share them!

* I am also working like crazy to finish a BUNCH of jewelry for 2 shows coming up in the next couple months. First is TwiCon coming up at the end of this month, and then in September I am selling at Squam... So.Much.To.Do!

* In preparation for TwiCon and Squam I ordered a banner and new business cards... with a spiffy new design :) And also I have made several table signs for my TwiCon table :) What do you think?? They match my banner and new cards :)

I will update again as soon as I can... maybe with a REAL post even! Yay me!