This past week I took a week off from jewelry making. Coming off all the travelling and hustling to make shows and orders come together this past month, I was more than ready to relax and enjoy the cozy calm of October in New England. I packed up my bags and headed back home to see my family. Now, packing is always a fun project for me; for years, I have always taken a slightly odd approach to filling my suitcase (but totally normal if you consider the world of Fashion I love to live in). I always pick a theme, and 3 strong colors to allow me to have a complete wardrobe in a small suitcase. This years theme: Bohemian Landscapes. A flowy, earthy palate filled with Desert Sage, Stormy Skies and Marsala. And as luck would have it, I had the perfect wardrobe to match the gorgeous foliage that was starting to turn in Connecticut.
The main purpose of this trip was my cousin's wedding over the Holiday weekend, but I made sure to have some family time scheduled in the mix. My dad and I had a whole day together while he played hooky from work. We drove up to New Hampshire and had lunch at his favorite Brewery/Restaurant and then off to pick up newly filled cans at another craft brew spot in MA. Then we headed over to my little sisters house to have dinner with her and her family. So much fun, and did I mention the gorgeous scenery?
The wedding happened on Saturday in Worcester, MA at a little venue called the White Room at the Crompton Collective. Gorgeous outdoor courtyard, fun basement style room with long tables, mismatched chairs and a dance floor. It was wonderful to be a part of such an inspiring day, Laura and Casey have been together for 13 years and are such a solid, loving, funny and sweet pair. I wish them many days of happiness as they continue on their journey together.
But eventually it was time to say goodbye and head home. I loved every minute I was home, surrounded by those I love and taking a break from hectic schedules and production deadlines. All that being said, I am still happy to be back, and eager to pick up where I left off. I have been so happy and lucky with all the abundance that has come into my life since I stopped thinking and starting feeling out my right path. I only hope everyone finds the right thing that makes getting up in the morning exciting and energizing. And if I could give one piece of advice to my sister's little ones... there are many pumpkins out there, and not everyone will be drawn to the same ones. Wander that pumpkin patch, pick up a few, try them out and see if they are your perfect pumpkin. That way, when you find the right one, you will know. For me, this rule applies for people, careers, and life paths just as much as pumpkins. Happy Fall everyone!
Owner/Designer for Desert Daisy Jewelry. Crystal Enthusiast, Wanderer, Gypsy Soul.