Happy Holidays Friends!

Merry Fishmas 2012024Hi there.  I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful holiday season full of friends, family and good food.  I for my part enjoyed all of the above and more!  It's been really nice to take some time off after the madness of the holiday rush and I've been making the most of it.  The Photographer returned from his world travels and it's been so wonderful to have him home.  We've spent time with friends and family, attended an End of the World Party, exchanged handmade gifts, eaten delicious food, and spent a lot of cozy time indoors.  We also managed to both get sick, which was a bummer. This weekend though we're heading up to  Lake Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Park for a few days to celebrate our one year anniversary, which should be really fun!  I'm looking forward to lots of reading, napping, hikes and sitting in front of a fireplace.  I hope you're all doing well, and I'll see you in the new year!

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Chasing Light

_MG_7617 My days have been busy and full of simple joys lately.  A blustery walk alone on the beach, foam skittering across the sand and seagulls hurtling overhead in the wind.  Cooking and eating simple wholesome meals.  And countless hours making jewelry, packaging up orders and writing thank you notes.  I have been super busy creating gifts for the holidays, and I am excited about the ways that my business continues to grow.

Working at home all day (alone for the moment while The Photographer is on a trip for work) I have had more time to grow and foster my appreciation for the small beauties in my daily life.  Light is something that I have always paid attention to; the way it shifts and changes throughout the day, the different qualities of light depending on the season, the shadows and shapes it creates.  This afternoon the sun came out between rain showers and the light streaming into my house was particularly beautiful...I was inspired by this post to snap a few photos and share them with you.  Enjoy! XO, Ashley


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Around the House

As is most often the case these days, this afternoon found me at home working on new pieces, editing photos and packaging up orders.  As the holidays creep closer I am trying to gear up for what I hope will be a busy season.  This is my first holiday season selling jewelry full time so I'm not entirely sure what to expect.  I have a lot of plans though, and I'm excited to put them into action.  I am trying (and mostly succeeding) to keep a cool head and not get overwhelmed by all of the million "To-Do's" constantly running through my head.  The pile of lists on my desk is getting pretty ridiculous. Still, I couldn't be happier than when  I'm sitting at my desk in my bright, cozy home, golden evening light streaming in the window, creating something and getting paid for it.  How cool is that?!

The light was so pretty this evening I  thought I'd take a few photos.  Enjoy!

[caption id="attachment_1594" align="aligncenter" width="529"] My favorite new piece of art! A birthday gift from my mom, check out more of the artists work here:

[caption id="attachment_1599" align="aligncenter" width="529"] New beads![/caption]