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Packing Light: My Travel Staples

Being on the road as a nomad means much of my life is lived out of suitcases. But that doesn’t mean that my outfits have to be boring! Here are my insider secrets to a perfectly managed suitcase. COLOR SCHEMES / CLOTHES When packing my suitcase, I always follow the same color scheme – black, grey, nude, white, olive green. If you’ve seen me out and about this year, these are pretty much the only colors I wear. My essentials include casual dress pants, leggings, and an assortment of tank tops and shell tops. I’m consistently warm, so I pack primarily sleeveless tops and then a sweater or jacket that...

The Warrior Anchored In

The Warrior Anchored In | Dainty Jewelry | Mishawaka, IN | Elizabeth Carris | Bold As Love | Honey Shea Studios Images captured by Honey Shea Studios My mind is a mess of tangled and twisted webs full of medical knowledge and repeated sadness hosted by the killer that lives inside my son, all three of them. It’s a circus where the clowns aren’t happy and the ringmaster is desperately seeking something tangible and delectable but by the unfortunate design of life’s cruelty, it’s only attainable in moments. But it is in those moments where I shine. Reality is a nest of beautiful distractions used daily to get by. John Lennon said “whatever gets...

Delectable Charm

Delectable Charm | Dainty Jewelry | Mishawaka, IN | Elizabeth Carris | Honey Shea Studios Sterling Silver Skull necklace shown above (linked) Soft and dangerous at the same time is how she wanted to express herself. Gentle and hard together simultaneously twisted with just a touch of daring exquisiteness. So she searched her jewelry box and saw the silver skull staring back at her. It was on a black chain with silvered balled sections to give it that edgy vibe. The size made it simple yet elegant and noticeable, while the length made it sleek, just hitting beneath the collar bone. The skull lay deliciously against her pale skin. Untouched by the...

5 tips for tidying your closet

5 tips for tidying your closet Over the Christmas holiday break I had this idea of how cool it would be to live the simple life. What do I mean by that exactly? Well, I found myself thinking about those who are living in the NEW TREND of “tiny houses.” I even asked my family; what do you gift someone that lives the simple minimalistic lifestyle? We found ourselves lost for an answer. Maybe a grocery store gift card, or a dinner out for two. What would you do? Which got me thinking. What would I keep? What would I get rid of? How can I tidy up my closet...

A Shirt That Speaks Truth

  I just love this version of the scripture found in the Common English Bible. But, I have to be honest with you, I didn’t know which version it was when I first fell in love with it. One day I saw a customer standing outside my market tent scrolling through his phone. I approached him and asked if he was looking to find out which version it was. He said he was. I said, “Great idea, because I am not sure either, but I love it.” He then decided to tell me that I made the quote up just for the t-shirt. That is clearly the farthest from the...

Handmade leather hexagon choker

This summer I’ve been spending my Thursday nights selling jewelry at the New Buffalo Farmer’s Market. I set up my table and sell my creations to local shoppers from 5-8pm. There are local musicians playing and local food trucks to enjoy. It’s a relaxing time for the community to come together and support local businesses. Over the summer I noticed a new but not so new trend emerging. The choker necklace is making a comeback. I got new requests for chokers each week. So here you have it ladies, your very own handmade leather hexagon choker necklace in two styles. The first one, shown above, is very similar to the...