If you follow me closely, you’ll know that one of my passions is guitar string jewelry. As with all artists, broadening our scope of creativity is vital to growth. I’m so excited to announce a new design in my home decor collection & the best part is these are made with guitar strings too!!! These sweet little guitar string letter tags will be available Monday at 8pm EST! You can order through DM or on my website. Tell me if you’d decorate with one of these. They are cute hanging from a knob or vintage bottle or simply laying in a tray. Tag a friend who’d love these too. Don’t forget to set your clock for Monday at 8 pm EST! . . . . . . . #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #diy #create #handmade #handmadecommunity #supportsmallbusiness #homedecor #home #myhome #mystyle #creatives #creativecommunity
Well, here she is...the beautiful bench is done and up for sale on Facebook Marketplace! I had to move my entire living room around...again...just to get this photo. Lol! But you don’t hear me complaining, because that’s my therapy! It makes me feel new again. Seriously, it has been how I’ve survived the struggle days, days when I want to run, quit or throw in the towel...however you think of it! Creating makes me feel a sense of value and purpose. Maybe that’s why I love my jewelry company so much. . . . . . . . #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #myhome #myhouse #allthingswoodandwhite #whitehome #decor #homemadefurniture #hadnmade #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #mentalillnessawareness #anxietysupport
Love is not warm and fuzzy heart throbbing feelings all the time. Feelings come and go. We ebb and flow and there’s a lot of give and take in a marriage. Ours has lasted 30.5 years and it’s just damn hard work. Last night my husband’s cup was full...full of anxiety and stress, sadness and frustration. Even after all these years, I forget what bipolar does. It’s a mood altering disease riddled with highs, lows, in between, loss, sadness, depression and the list goes on! And yet, God’s Grace has to be sufficient. Sufficient for me to show kindness and grace for one more day even when I’ve heard it all before and I don’t want to walk through it one more freakin’ day. Bottom line, I made a vow which I plan to keep! . . . . . . . #husbandandwifelife #marriagelife #marriedlife #myhusband #mentalillnessawareness #endthestigma #mentalhealthmatters #anxietysupport #30yearsofmarriage #myforever #caregivers #livewithintention #healthymindset
Support the makers!! It’s been stirring in my heart and I’m gonna keep smiling and saying this message. 😉 We don’t need more ________, you know, the big conglomerates whom many promote from right here on IG!! Oops, I said this out loud! 😱 The bottom line for too many big accounts is supporting the big guys because they get paid to do it. Meanwhile us small fries are grappling for attention! I’m a maker of great jewelry. Unique & original! Overrated words but it still holds true. We have a unique brand and story. It’s worth supporting. I propose a MAKERS MOVEMENT, wait, I’m sure there is already one out there. Start intentionally buying from the creatives that you know and love. Then share their products and stories and do it until the world listens. Yes please?!
10 years ago, our family embarked on an adventure that changed our lives forever. Nothing ventured: nothing gained! How true it is. We sold it all and risked it all and what happened was the miracle of it all. God Showed Up!! . . Our guitar string jewelry company was birthed because, with each hardship that we faced, we refused to give up. Nailing dreams down was like nailing jello to the wall! It seemed impossible to get ahead amid repeated loss and yet from the ash heap of life, God gave us favor. . . I still sometimes feel that I’m on the ash heap, yet we have to rest and know that we are enough even when we may be Extraordinarily Ordinary! Maybe that’s part of his plan for us? . . I crave people noticing me and my work. I sometimes want it way too much and this Instagram world doesn’t help that craving. In the end God sees me & knows me by name & shows up all the time and he likes me. That’s enough! Let it be enough. . . . . . . . #honestthoughts #honesty #liveauthentic #bereal #mentalhealth #mentalheathadvocacy #advocate #vulnerability #vulnerable #home #myhome #mysafehaven #livingroomdecor #homedesign #safespace #lifestyleblogger #blogger #blogging #honestcaptions #writing #write
This was an impromptu photo during our summer “staycation” days and it captures so many emotions. This is my baby girl! Can I say I am a proud Momma?! 🥰 @kourtney_rose has grown to be the most incredible young lady. She’s bright, witty, passionate and devoted. Her heart for justice and her family would make you want her on your side! She fights for what’s right and that matters to me. She’s a fierce young woman of God and that’s even more important, especially in days when anything and everything is ok. She makes me a better Mom and for her, I am so thankful. Oh and she loves my jewelry and she and her sister have launched their own line of @rethrivedesigns jewelry. You hold my heart forever, sweet daughter! . . . . . . . #familyphotos #motherdaughter #portrait #mamabird #jewelry #handmadejewelry #supportsmallbusiness #family #daughter #photography #savannah #staycation #vacation #liveauthentic #over50andfabulous