One Year Ago this week.... Califonia Roll IRL!

How the crap has a year flown by SO fast?

This week, one year ago, i was in California. My life was upside down. I got accepted to Renegade. I was seeing my best friend i hadn't seen in years. Did i mention my life was upside down?

Renegade was super amazing. I shared a booth with Andrea, who is so talented, and friendly!

I had sushi at the bar of a place Sean frequented, so we got loads of free [scary] things to try. I tried [successfully] using chop stix. [and failed.]

Brian drove me all around, ate cupcakes, brought me to Ralph's [who makes the BEST cherry jam] cracked an egg with one hand. drove like a maniac. :) and made fun of me on his podcast.

Twas a lovely trip indeed.
I only have one real disappointment....

The California rolls are better in Orlando. :]

Are you going on any fun trips this summer?
Mucho love to you,

Oh Cali, how i miss thee today...

So..i woke up this morning, reminising about California. I miss how beautiful it was there, the freedom of not having to be anywhere specific, the company :) , and just generally traveling.

I've never craved travel before in my life time, and since this trip and after meeting some travel emthusisit friends, i want to go EVERYWHERE now.

* Portland (THIS really should be soon!) (Crossing fingers!)
* New York City
* Brooklyn
* Savannah
* Chicago
* Seattle
* North Carolina

Those are all on the "soon i hope" list. :)

Oh yesh...I miss this too. :)

PS: Thanks!

Dear LA...

To those of you, [if any of you], who came and met me at Renegade, i thank you SO SO SO MUCH!! I was so astounded that some of you, where ever you are, actually took the time to look at my jewelry and read about me. It made my week!

For those of you who signed up for my e-mail list, i generally write thank you notes too, BUT they still haven't delivered my boxes from my trip and my notebook is in there.

I am really sorry!! I shall e-mail you soon. :)

Thanks again!! <3

Big Red

Rest Easy


You know you want it!! You may have even been one of the 150 people to try it on at the show! :)

Jen and ze Mountian.

So my first day Brian took me to see the stars on the street, took me out to eat, blah de blah.. Then he said "Hey, want to go for a hike?" Me, being the least athletic gal in the world figured hike just meant walking around the woods or something. No biggie. So i through on my old sneakers with no tread and some shorts and off we went.

ha ha ha ha. sooo not a little walk in the woods!


In the first 15 minutes i stepped on what i thought was a rock, but was cleverly deceived by a mound of sand and started to tumble down the mountain. Brian had to literally pull me back up by my tank top.


Going up, i realized JUST how out of shape i was. And while it took the little 60 year old Mexican man with his ski polls under an hour, we were still drudging up for an additional 30 minutes.


Going up was a beautiful relief and an amazing view. Goodness gracious, look at it!! ..until i realized now we had to go back down...


Brian literally walked down the whole mountain backwards, which took about an hour, holding my hands so i didn't DIE!! It was one of the most terrifying experiences.

I am SO not cut out for this. Yet...i kind of want to try again. One day.

Oh yeah! And we got to see a hummingbird!! That was cool too. :)


Back from California!!

Okay! SOOOO after taking 700 pictures while im LA, i decided it's prolly best to have posts with topics. Hopefully it shall help me be a better blogger since there were so many fun things to share with you all!

This post shall give you some highlights of my trip. :)

* LA was super awesome!

* I climbed up a mountian and got a bloody knee.

* I was on Brian's podcast!

* Renegade was SUPER DOOPER! I met so many amazing people! (a lot more on that!)

* I went to In-And-Out burger.

* I went to Melissa Joan Hart's new sweet shop!

* I got to visit "Reform School" - a neat indie shop in Silver Lake.


* I'm sad to be back.

Bloggin' at the Airport!

How super awesome is that? I have INTERNET CONNECTION at the AIRPORT! Smiles all around.

So right now, i am waiting my flight for California for five days of fun, friends, and RENEGADE! I am more then stoked for all of it. I have been prepping jewelry like a fiend, and it was really scary overnighting everything off to LA a few days ago. It's so strange to send off your whole business in two very large boxes. It's like mailing away a part of you.

Here are some of the new goodies i've been whipping up!!

Electic Evergreen
Electic Evergreen
^^ My new favorites!!

Big Red
Big Red

i <3 snacks
i  <3 snacks

The only good part of that is that i am what some would call "a work-a-holic" so not having my tools and such put me in a place where i wasn't able to make jewelry and chill out a tad for a few days.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Do something exciting! Inspire others! Inspire yourself! :)

11 days!!!!

Eee!! It's almost time!!

I am SOOO excited!!!! This is the BIGGEST show i've ever been a part of. :)


I fly out to LA in 10 days and am MORE then excited! For the show! To see one of my best friend's Brian! To meet booth partner in crime, Andrea! To just GET AWAY! Yay! I'm excited for it all!

Come visit if your attending!!

news FLASH!!!

Originally uploaded by Handmade Nation!
So..for the past 24 hours i have been crossing my fingers, my toes, my ears.....?

Alas, i can share my news!! IM GOING TO BE IN THE RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR!!!!! This is such an honor and I'm so so so excited!!

The Renegade Craft Fair is one of, if not THE top notch of crafty fairs out there. RCF has been in the works for six year now, but this is the first year it's going to be in Los Angeles.

I'm so stoked! Come visit if you plan on going ! yay!!

Thank you so so so much to this lovely, talented lady for sharing her booth space with me! I am more then excited to meet you, and see all your beauties in person! :)