November! Friends! Fires! Anniversaries!

Hellllloooooo! It’s me! I’m back! I’ve had a few obstacles in my way of blogging regularly, but I think I have managed to start working out the kinks so I can at least come here periodically and have a little fun with it…. 

First off, I cannot even believe that this month Christian and I celebrate TWENTY THREE YEARS together! Whhhhhhhhaaaaaaaat?!?? Yes. Wow. Where does the time go? I swear I don't know what I would have done without him this last year.......

Last weekend we had a fire, friends, lots of great convo and catching up, and the reminder that it had been one year since we'd seen some of these folks when they were in town at the farm for a big burn a year ago. 

Last November, I had a big 'girls-night' bonfire planned for weeks - a gathering where I knew everyone, but some had never met each other. A cool way to forge some great friendships between gals I knew. 

In the words of Joe Walsh, “Life’s Been Good To Me So Far”…… 

Silently Saturday night as I watched the fire burn, and stared up at the starry sky and the cloud patterns, I was able to reflect on the last year.

As the holidays inch closer, I’m reminded of how I got through them last year amid the circumstances....

I rearranged my shop countless times until I felt the setup really encouraged and motivated me to think outside the box. I made everyone’s presents last year and what spawned from that experience was an opening to create unique, affordable, personalized gifts year-round for people all over the country! These little fun projects along with my revamping the Etsy vintage shop has kept the farm afloat and fed cared for all her creatures. 

It didn’t happen overnight, and is still a work in progress, but I am continuously evolving my techniques and in the last month made some real progress I absolutely love

Last night at the fire, a friend asked to see some of my recent pieces, and that spawned a conversation about photo transfers on sheet-metal by another friend that is a tintype artist, and well, let’s just say that now I have a brand new process to try out and I’m excited about it! I adore my friends, and love the lessons I’ve learned in the last year, the most amazing continued support from Christian (who will likely never be seen here due to my respect of his privacy) and the growth that was only able to happen because I was humbled in ways I couldn’t have ever imagined. 

Happy Monday to all of you, and if you keep up with my insta you are well aware that our tree went up just before Halloween, so we are in full swing of Christmas cheer over here and for those of you who are just a little too excited about the holidays a bit too early, I leave you with this fun Christmas mix!



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