Weekly Wishes 44


Happy Friday, folks! Every week for quite some time now,  I’ve been checking in and sharing my list of goals for the week to see what I accomplished.

Last weeks goals…

1. Have a wonderful wedding shoot this weekend. It was a lot of fun. Some work days just dont even feel like work days. 

2. Enjoy girls night with the lady friends I grew up with. I did. It’s amazing to still be friends with people you’ve known all your life. I love going through the process of growth with people that have known me since I was a little punk.

3. Get some good sleep.  I did, mostly.

This week’s goals… .

1. Do something creative, just for me. I’ve been using up all of my creative energy creating things for other people. Which absolutely isn’t bad, I just want to create something for the sake of creativity..

2. Enjoy my long weekend. I plan to kayak and relax and absorb every minute of the goodness of some time off.

3. Spend as much time as possible outside.  I’m on a kayaking streak again. It’s great..

4. Read.  I’m currently part way through many books…

Taking Stock // August


I saw this on Anna’s blog, Rich As Kings, and loved the idea. She provides a blank one so you can copy and paste and do one too! So I’ve been doing them the last few months and it’s so much fun! I love small, journal-y type things like this!

Kayse Wieneke:

Making: nothing creative, really

Cooking: soooo many garden fresh veggies

Drinking: teeccino tea

Reading: 5 books at once :-\

Wanting: nothing, really.

Looking: at the sunsets

Playing: with my nieces

Wasting: as little as possible

Sewing: nothing. I have projects hanging around waiting to be finished

Wishing: summer was endless

Enjoying: every moment

Waiting: for fall crops

Liking: the weather

Wondering: what i’m going to do this winter when I don’t have a garden

Loving: kayaking to the sandbar and searching for agates

Hoping: fall treats me well

Marvelling: at how fast things grow. Plants, and nieces.

Needing: more time for me

Smelling: like Thieves

Wearing: clothes filled with holes that I dont care to repair right now

Following: my dreams

Noticing: the butterflies – more this year than last?

Knowing: that summer is coming to an end

Thinking: about how to improve my self when I work less next season

Bookmarking: nothing lately, barely been on my computer

Opening: my heart to change

Feeling: blessed

Sunday Faves


This was a good week. Apparently I was in a jewelry mood.

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Yesssssss. This is the prescription everyone needs. <<< The video link isn’t working, so click there!

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This necklace is so so so neat. And it reminds me of my lovely blogging friend, Britt.

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These are so neat.

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This ring looks like something an alchemist or witch would wear. I love it.

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These are beautiful. How many crafts could I create with these?!

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This is a beautiful shirt! I started collecting butterflies… I found two dead in the woods last week and couldn’t pass them up.

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These rings are stunning.

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I lost two of my stud earrings and I don’t have any others, so I started looking on etsy for some plain studs to replace them. I like the idea of wearing copper like these!

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These earrings are stunning. I just wonder how funny they’d look supposing I have ten ear piercings.

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This might be one of my very favorite pieces of artwork I’ve ever ever seen.

Weekly Wishes // 43


Happy Friday, folks! Every week for quite some time now,  I’ve been checking in and sharing my list of goals for the week to see what I accomplished.

Last weeks goals…

1. Edit my three shoots from this upcoming weekend. I am almost finished! You can see the sneak peaks here, if you like!

2. Get in three good workouts. I went for a run, I kayaked, I gardened… That’ll do..

3. Sit down and embroider, even just a bit. I said no excuses, but I just didn’t do it.

4. Kayak at least once.  I did!

This week’s goals… .

1. Have a wonderful wedding shoot this weekend. It’s going to be a long day and the weather may not cooperate, but I hope it’s still a lovely time.

2. Enjoy girls night with the lady friends I grew up with. Dinner with them tonight.

3. Get some good sleep.  I want to sleep in at least once. It’d be nice not to wake up to an alarm for a day.

Friday Faves

friday favorites | arthealth&happiness

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These raw crystal rings are amazing!!!!! I would love one made from citrine since the chakra I tend to have the most issues with is my solar plexus.

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Very seriously considering purchasing this duvet cover. I looooove it.

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Alice in Wonderland washi tape…. This makes me feel like every material item I could ever possibly dream up already exists haha

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This washi tape is amazingly beautiful as well.

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I’ve been thinking about getting some fancier tunnels for my 1/2″ lobes, like these…. I currently wear a set of plain stainless steel tunnels every single day. Honestly, it kinda freaks me out that I have my earlobes stretched to a 1/2″ inch when I really think about it ha!

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This is cuuuuuuuute!

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Anybody else fantasizing about Halloween yet? I sort of never stop. I think about projects and costumes for Halloween all year. No idea what I’ll dress up as this year yet, though. This wreath is a lovely piece of halloween decor project inspo.

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This is beautiful.

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Wow. All I can say is wow. 

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So, I really love coffee, but can’t do caffeine… I tried some of this just for fun, and it’s surprisingly similar in flavor to coffee!

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I’ve been thinking about getting a mala for meditations, and this one is lovely and simple.

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This is so so so exciting! A list of veg-friendly places to travel to!!!!

Happy weekend, friends!

Weekly Wishes // 42


Happy Friday, folks! Every week for quite some time now,  I’ve been checking in and sharing my list of goals for the week to see what I accomplished.

This last week was a blur. Harvest time, peak photography season, and a few evenings of socializing left me kinda pooped out. This next week is going to be pretty darn crazy, too, but I’m planning to have a ‘me’ day to reward myself for getting through it. Maybe a day of yoga, outdoor adventures, and really good food? Maybe even break out the ol’ paints.

This week’s wishes…..

Last weeks goals…

1. Finish editing my three shoots from last weekend. I did and they’re all at home with their clients!

2. Get to bed earlier. It was better than the previous week, but it needs work.

3. Do yoga every day, even just 10 minutes.  I really did pretty well on this.

4. Kayak at least three times.  I kayaked once, but swam twice.. it was raining for a good few days.

This week’s goals, since I didn’t get to a lot of last weeks….… .

1. Edit my three shoots from this upcoming weekend. I think I might be a crazy person, I have three photoshoots and a wedding in the next four days. It’s amazing to do work I enjoy, though, even if it cuts into the small amount of time I might spend socializing with humans that aren’t my clients or coworkers ha!

2. Get in three good workouts. I did pretty well on workouts last week, I’d like to keep rolling with it this week..

3. Sit down and embroider, even just a bit.  No excuses, self.

4. Kayak at least once.  It’s gonna be a busy week but I’d like to get at least one kayak session in.

Roasted Maple Mustard Carrots


When I found this recipe, I knew I had to try it with the slew of rainbow carrots I’ve grown. And it’s amazingggggg. I’ve made it a few times since. Just had to share!


Cosmic Purple, Scarlet Nantes, Atomic Red, Lunar White, Amarillo, and Pusa Asita carrots. Let me know if you want to know where I got the seeds for any of these! I recommend them all, especially the beautiful black Pusa Asitas!


  • 2 pounds carrots, well scrubbed or peeled – if they aren’t long thin young carrots, just cut your bigger ones into long thin wedges
  • 2 tablespoons oil – I used coconut
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon miso paste – to avoid soy, I use a chickpea miso
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar – I actually used a chive flower infused vinegar I made myself
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce – I used coconut aminos to avoid soy
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated


directions (From CLOSETCOOKING.COM)
  1. Toss the carrots in half of the mixture of the oil, maple syrup, mustards, miso, vinegar, soy sauce and garlic, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until tender and lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes, turning half way through, before tossing them in the remaining glaze and serving.


IMG_7561I served mine alongside adzuki beans, sliced garden fresh kohlrabi, quinoa seasoned with a little coconut aminos and salt, and fried local oyster mushrooms (oyster mushrooms have replaced portobellos as my all time favorite mushroom!!).