Monday, November 6, 2017

goodbye fall.

Goodbye Fall. It was a beautiful season, packed with activities that appreciate the true feeling of it. You see Fall is my favorite time of the year, it is time to shed the old & get ready for the new. I turned 37 October, it was such a low key birthday & I was totally OK with that. We are still adjusting to our new state/school and surrounds. I did find a amazing local photographer for our family photos, saying I'm excited is a serious understatement. All these photos posted are of myself and my amazing son Caleb. We are a two person family/team and he is the absolute world too me. I enjoy our mommy son photo sessions and stated this tradition about 4 years ago when I got my divorce. I am always the one behind the camera and so I make it a thing to get ours professionally done a few times a year now. That way he can have these as memories too look back on.

Hope you are all having a beautiful season, I have been preparing for the upcoming holiday season for my jewelry stamping business. Some exciting news I will share with you all on another post, it includes the same family photographer I used for these shots :)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fall in Michigan

We moved here to Michigan a few months ago and the weather has been so much more different then what we were use too like back in Colorado. In Colorado they already received their first snow fall and here {home now} we have been in the 70's still. Lot's of rain here, almost weekly, which is how it stays so lush in vegetation & Green. The leaves are just starting to turn, beautiful colors like Colorado. Seems here your more true to getting all 4 seasons, which is really exciting. Red's, Orange's and Yellow trees scattered everywhere. Such a beautiful time of year and really my favorite. I love nature and appreciate the beauty that is all around. Little things like the sound of crunching leaves under foot, cool breezes and cooler nights that I love so much.

Are you experiencing Fall weather where you are?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Alpacas and their cute faces

Alpacas. They are seriously the cutest creatures and my son adores them to pieces. So I sought out the closet Alpaca farm near us and we made a day trip of it. Found a Michigan Alpaca farm 20 miles from us, took my son and my mother. My son was in heaven, he has quite a liking for them. I wish we had the extra land to have a few, maybe in a few years.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lake Michigan Shores

I am naturally drawn to the outdoors and getting my hands dirty with the earth, its a way for me clear my mind and feel peace. One of the places I find myself visiting on a weekly basis is the lakes of Michigan. Huron lakes, is near where I live. A small 10 minute drive puts me in my happy place, where there a little people and just the sounds of the waves. I have been collecting rocks, a new hobby I have picked up. I can't wait to drill some of these piece for my jewelry shop. Wanted to share this place with you all, shouldn't we all have a place like this?


Monday, August 28, 2017

Hand Stamped 'Beach' Bangles Jewelry Giveaway

Can you believe Summer is almost over?? What the heck happened to the time? We just moved from Colorado to Michigan and we are only 6 miles from the Lake. Caleb and I are spending so much time there, we love it. One of my favorite things about these Michigan beaches are the amount of beautiful stones, I have been collecting them for a surprise that will be added to my shop later this year!

Today's giveaway is for a set of two hand stamped bangle bracelets, both with a theme of the beach!
One says "Beach Girl" and the other with a "Sun" image. Both are made by me, I offer these amazing bangles, that can be personalized here in my Etsy shop. MountainStoneDesigns.

Giveaway is easy, simply go through what is prompted and gain as many points as possible. More things you complete the better chance you have at winning. I do check entries!
Open to USA only.
Open for 7 days, winner will be contacted via email and given 7 days to respond.
That's it, good luck!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017


Changes are on the horizon and I am welcoming them with open arms! You ever get to a point, where you really need change and can feel a big change coming but you don't know what it is yet? Yep. That's us. When I say "us" I mean myself and my amazing son Caleb. So I purchased this home with instant equity, it was very outdated and I flipped it, renovated it and now selling it and using the proceeds left over to fully pay for a mobile home in cash. Which for me means no more mortgage payments, I am also blessed enough that there will be enough funds to also fully get out of dept. No more school loans, no more credit cards etc. This is huge guys. We are moving in 3 days, eek! I just wanted to post here. I have not been blogging as much as I would like too because I have been preparing us for a out of state move. Two days trip to get re-located from Colorado to Michigan. I will post more once we get setup!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Etsy Edition

It's no surprise I adore all things Etsy, I have been in business for 7 years there and not only do I sell on Etsy handmade. I also purchase many gifts there, when I can. I wanted to show case on my blog a few favorite gift ideas from there. Enjoy and comment your favorite from my list!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Another teacher appreciation gift idea

I posted last week about a Target gift card holder for teacher appreciation week, today I wanted to share what my son took with him to school this morning! It's super easy and won't break the bank. We bought a tackle box organizer at Walmart and filled the divided areas with things like: push pins, paper clips, binder clips, erasers, hand sanitizer, hersheys kisses and the best part, two hand stamped inspirational bracelets from my jewelry shop MountainStoneDesigns. We love and appreciate all our teachers, they have such a important job shaping our children's young minds.