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Clean bench, making room for yet unrealized projects.

Be Daring

A clean bench. Making room for yet unrealized projects. To be daring. What does that really mean? This year I wanted to come up with a word that would define and steer my intentions for the upcoming year. I chose “daring” as a reminder to push myself to create new work that goes above and […]

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18 karat yellow gold daisy earrings with diamonds

A lesson in gold

I just finished listening to an interesting question and answer session with Maria Popova on the Tim Ferriss show. In the interview, she quoted from Dan Gilbert’s book, Stumbling on Happiness, in which he writes: “Human beings are works in progress who mistakenly think they are finished”. Maria Popova goes on to talk about the delicate balance between […]

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Silver Jewelry – 7 Tips for Care

Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals (usually copper), which means that it will tarnish over time. It is easiest to prevent tarnish rather than spend all your time laboriously polishing your silver jewelry. 1. Wearing your silver jewelry everyday will prevent tarnish, as the oils from your skin will naturally polish the […]

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I vow to be less efficient in 2015

With the start of the New Year I always make grand proclamations of starting the year off by completing all the items still languishing on my to do list. I declare that this year will be different and I will no longer be stressed out about the many items that need doing and I will […]

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10 Lessons I Learned from My Puppy

1) Play more. After adopting a puppy, Stout, I immediately read and re-read “The Art of Raising a Puppy” by the Monks of New Skete, in which they emphasize the importance of making time to play with your new puppy. It is funny to think that play is something I now need to schedule into […]

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