A Frosty Morning Walk

_MG_0511Recently I got up with the sun and headed out into the day for a morning walk.  I am not, by nature, a morning person so I don't have many chances to see the world in its early morning cloak.  That being said, once I'm up I love early mornings.  The light is so soft and it feels like you're getting away with something, stealing these extra hours in the day.  This particular morning was bone cold and gilded with frost.  I brought my camera along and everywhere I turned there was something beautiful, calling out to me to have its photo taken.  I even ran into my friend Thomas on his way to work in town and snapped a few frames of him. Enjoy the images, and happy Wednesday! _MG_0496_MG_0526_MG_0536_MG_0506_MG_0551_MG_0531_MG_0577_MG_0587_MG_0591_MG_0605_MG_0607_MG_0616_MG_0617_MG_0622


A Few Beautiful Little Moments

_MG_0014Things have been quiet around here lately, yet full of beautiful little moments.  Beach walks with friends,  frigid steel head fishing adventures, a snow day, and cozy time inside.  Work is slower for me this time of year, and I am trying to find a balance, to be ok with not "doing" as much.  To just be.  I'm learning, I think,  and that's all that I can ask for sometimes. _MG_0347_MG_8002 _MG_0318_MG_0383_MG_0047_MG_0370_MG_7950_MG_0057_MG_0221_MG_7973_MG_0334


Home, My Creations

Holiday Open House 2012!

This weekend I had my annual Roots & Wings Jewelry Holiday Open House!  I had a blast/worked my butt off for the last few weeks, crafting close to 100 pieces of jewelry and whipping our house into holiday shape.  I am happy to say it was a total success!  Many folks dropped by, mulled wine and hot cider was drunk, tasty treats were enjoyed (courtesy of my amazing mother), and jewelry found new homes.  Thanks to everyone who came and made it great!  Enjoy the photos friends. _MG_8103_MG_7951_MG_7955_MG_8133_MG_7994_MG_8118_MG_8227_MG_8089_MG_8147

[caption id="attachment_1704" align="aligncenter" width="529"]My awesome friends brought me beautiful flowers and champagne-too nice! My awesome friends brought me beautiful flowers and champagne-too nice![/caption]



Soapstone Lake Hike

_MG_7357We recently took a hike on a trail near our home to a beautiful little lake.  I've hiked most of the trails in our area more times than I can count, and while I still enjoy them every time, it was really exciting to venture somewhere new.  It was also really nice to spend most of a day outside, away from any work, computers, to do lists, etc...don't get me wrong, I love my work SO much, but sometimes it's hard to stop working when you work from home.  It's that whole balance thing you know?  More on that later though.  For now let's just enjoy some photos of a lovely day on the trail.  Happy Tuesday friends! _MG_7387_MG_7377_MG_7417_MG_7506_MG_7343