Tuesday, October 15, 2013

in progress / life lately

At the beginning of this month, a lot of people commented that I have a lot on my plate and am keeping busy this fall. We're heading into what will be some of the busiest weeks of the year for me, and I'm doing my best to stay organized so I don't get overwhelmed. It's debatable whether or not I can avoid getting pretty stressed out at some point or another, but so far things have been going pretty well in October. (They're also going insanely quickly. Does anyone else feel that way?)

I'm just a little bit excited about how all of the shower preparation for my future sister-in-law's Chicago bridal shower has been going. I got all of the invitations in the mail at the end of last month and finished the favors and centerpieces this month. I'll share some more updates as it gets closer to the event.

I'm feeling pretty good about my jewelry stock for my first holiday shows. Recently I went through everything I've made since my last show (which was in May, how was that five months ago?) and got it all price tagged. I still need to work on some smaller show items like magnets and button post earrings.

I'm bringing back the black and white button charm bracelet and unrolling new matching earrings for it in the jewelry shop this week. I have a couple new pairs of peyote triangle earrings that I'm planning to photograph and list within the next month, too.

Don't forget to pop over to the photography shop once in a while, too, and see what I've been listing there. I'm getting new items up just about every week. It's not too early to start shopping for the holidays! Spread the word, and let me know if there is anything you'd like to see there.

Many of you know that I've been putting in a lot of hours writing lately. It's been significantly more hours than usual just to keep up with client assignments. There have been a few days that I just wasn't feeling very well or needed some extra encouragement to put in a really long day of client work. Starting with a homemade drink or two can make a big difference on those days.

This fall I haven't been getting out to take pictures nearly as much as I was for much of the spring and summer, largely due to the huge work loads. However, we've been blessed with a very beautiful fall in Milwaukee thus far, and I've been fortunate to get out for a few awesome photo excursions.

What have you been up to lately?


  1. I love the musical cards you have your earrings on!! Your jewelry is beautiful!! Wishing you much good luck at the holiday shows. Great photos, I especially love the sailboat alone in the water, great shot!

    I know what you mean about being busy, trying to stay organized and hoping NOT to get too stressed... My life lately too! :)

  2. Maybe a little yoga will help? It does wonder for me when I'm feeling stressed and overwhelmed (about this time of year). Beautiful photos! Best of luck with your shows.

  3. Beautiful photos!
    I feel like October has practically vanished! I'm not complaining, though - I'm eager to get my degree and move!

  4. I was just thinking tonight that I haven't been taking as many photos this fall as I'd hoped. Since the leaves won't wait around for me guess I need to change that soon! Love your sailboat photo. That's gorgeous! Great job on staying organized so far too!

  5. I also feel like I've been fast-forwarded through October! Love the sailboat photo. Have fun at the shower, and good luck at the show.

  6. That last photo is gorgeous! Looks like your preparations are going as planned. Those girls are so lucky to be receiving your handmade goodies :)

  7. And I thought I was busy! When is your brother's wedding? And I'm jealous that you're getting a colorful fall up there. The leaves are taking their sweet time in Naperville.

    Lately I've been doing a lot of homework and projects. Work has been placed on the very back burner, but that's fine because I don't have the creative energy to do much with it anyway.

  8. Everything is looking great! The photography shop was a smart idea - I love reading your blog largely due to the amazing photos. Fall is super beautiful over here in MN too and we are headed down to La Crosse, WI for a quick fall trip. Hang in there and keep the homemade drinks flowing - you rock!

  9. You're staying so busy on all fronts, but it all looks like fun too :)
    Great photo of your multi-colored button earrings!
    And I love the sailboat shot...all the blue is just beautiful!

  10. Love all the shots, but the boat in the mist is my favorite!

  11. That is a lot on your plate! Congrats on the new photography shop- will take a peek:)

  12. Rose, it sounds like you are a busy lady! This time of year is always goes by so fast. I am loving your new fall photos.
    Everyday Inspired


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