Cleaning house

We are retiring over 30 designs from our past collections. But we wanted to give you one last chance to get your hands on them before they go! Check out the 'Retirement Party Section' in our shop- you have until MAY 31st then it's Bye Bye for these pieces!

Culebra Getaway

I got to spend the last of the rainy month of April on the tiny island of Culebra, off the main island of Puerto Rico. I can not tell you in words just how gorgeous this place is. The ocean, the sun, the sand, the plants, the people, the food, it was just awesome. For the first half of the trip I was so good at ignoring my phone, we had a little internet and a tad of cell service so it wasn't hard. I actual did relax! I even read a book cover to cover, that never happens. I don't even have the time to pick up a book. It was so nice for my husband to talk me into this trip and my in laws to bring me along. I know some people may cringe when they think about spending a week on a island with their in laws, but I feel so blessed that mine are awesome, I love them and I'm pretty sure at this point they must not think I'm to terrible either!

This is the amazing house we stayed it. Its located high on a hill over looking the ocean and two more tiny islands. At any given time you could look out and see sail boats and wind surfers. But I have to tell you a funny story about this place...

When we first arrived and opened the place up (it had been some time since anyone had been there) and started to look around we notice a lot of dead bugs and poo everywhere, and I mean everywhere! Floor, walls, lamp shades, windows... it was tiny little poo, like a mouse, bird or a bat. Patti and I started to freak out a little and though the view was beautiful, we almost high tailed it into town to find a hotel. But instead, we found a bunch of rubber gloves and cleaning supplies, we all started to get to work on cleaning the house. We found out later it was Gecko poo, I guess the idea of Gecko poo scares me a little less then mouse or bat poo. But I still slept every night with a candle burning in my room like a night light just in case.

Above:  is the book that I finished cover to cover. It was a gift from a friend I made through Etsy. She sent it to be just before I left, it was such a beautiful surprise, and a beautiful book about love.
Below: all 'dressed up' for our first dinner in town! It was so nice to just throw on clothes after the beach and just hit the road. Salty hair and sun kissed skin.

I am kind of a fish taco connoisseur. If they are on the menu you can pretty much count on me ordering them. I'm always trying to beat my home town favorite (El Rio Grande in Stoughton). I have to admit I found them on this trip, along with the most amazing outdoor view (sunset photo) and super yummy Puerto Rican Rum, have to drink it straight! The food on the island was incredible. Every night after the beach Patti would say "Lets go get some f*cking seafood!"- shes the best!

We went to about 5 different beaches on all sides of the island. I have to say my two favorite beaches were the ones we had climb a half hour uphill to get to, but totally worth it. I realized on this vacation that I am also terribly out of shape.. I was so winded by the time we actually got to the ocean!
Of course it wouldn't a tropical vacation if someone didn't get sun burned. We all did, Patti on her feet- the only thing she didn't have covered, Chuck on the top of his head, Danny his lower back where he missed putting sunscreen, and me on my legs.. I never put sun screen on my legs in WI! But the thing is the UV is stronger + the reflection of the ocean = killer burn, OUCH!
Side note- Danny and I learned to harvest aloe while we were there to sooth our burns naturally, so that's a plus!

It rained pretty hard the first night we got to the Island, as well as the day we left. Driving along the roads you could see these huge crabs just handing out of their holes waiting for them to dry out. We named these areas "the crab lands".

The last half of the trip I found it a little harder to relax, after making the mistake of checking my E-mail and checking in on the Etsy shop.. I kept thinking about all the things I had to do when I got back and that was the end of vacation for me mentally. Next time I go on break I plan on just putting the shop on vacation along with me,  AND I'm also bringing my hubs. :D

Above: The crew, me, Chuck, Danny, Patti


White Elephant + dream Lineup

I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw this image on Instagram. There are a few jewelry designers I look up to and admire their work, they inspire me.. to have my work sold in the same shops and to be in the same category is like a dream. 
Check out White Elephant shop online or visit them in person!
Check out these two of my favorite designers, Young Frank + Sea Worthy 
and of course you can shop us too C. Alexandria  :)


Madison's Gallery Night + One-One Thousand

This Friday May 5th, is Gallery Night and it's also One-One Thousand's grand opening party! Come meet the makers of One- One Thousand and shop our handmade + vintage curated vignettes, shop the gallery and enjoy spiked punch & Humble pie!

78 N. Bryan St in Madison from 5-9pm. 
Lets Make a Fuss!

 Meet Cire Cross of C. Alexandria - a Stoughton-based designer, maker and stylist.
Vignette concept // The perfect nook for organizing your small treasures.

Meet Krizia Villanueva of Oak + Olive- a Madison-based designer and stylist.
Vignette concept // Modern sophisticated gender neutral nursery. A comfortable and calming sanctuary

Meet Melissa Jenkins of Melissa Jenkins Designs- a Madison-based maker specializing in all things fiber, from jewelry to home decor. Besides creating handmade goods, I also enjoy styling products, Instagram feeds, and interiors.
Vignette concept // Indoor Gathering in Imperfect Times: Dining Edition

+ Image collages by One-One Thousand 


Spring '17 | The Beholder Collection

 The Beholder Collection is now ready to be shopped! Inspired by "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" this collection is rich with symbols of transformation, enlightenment and open eyes. A mix of red brass and gold fill with hints of copper. This mix of metals is warm and rich. Each piece can be worn causal with a t-shirt and jeans or transition for night. Find the piece the speaks to you HERE.