I try and always write down my dreams first thing in the morning. I love the ritual, savoring that transition between dream life and waking life. I believe there is much we can discover about our innermost selves from our dreams. Recently I started experimenting with poetry, so I started writing my dreams in verse and I was delighted at how much more I could gleam from the dream. Instead of trying to decode the symbolism or metaphor from the dream, I felt I was able to tap into the essence of the dream. Do any of you record your dreams?
The following poem is in response to a dream I keep having…
Little Yellow House
This dream, again?
Mike and I have moved into that little yellow house in Moscow, Idaho.
The house where I spent my most formidable years.
The house is filled with junk
all tucked away in corners and closets.
The piles haunt me.
What to do with it all.
The stuff we shove away in our minds
that bleed into our souls.
My mom is there
sadness permeates the air – we order pizza.
The horses (on loan) are frightened
by the party next door
so I bring them inside
too big for this little house.
Mike is irritated – he wants to fix the leaky roof.
I tell him we should leave instead.
We should leave all this junk behind.
Knowing – I’ll just have to return to this dream
only to attend to bigger piles.
Original photo found on Design Sponge
You gotta love great street style. Those moments captured, that stop you in your tracks and you think, yeah she’s got it. These images have inspired ways to wear some vintage pieces from the shop. Vintage Long Soft Floral Skirt $48 / Vintage Meg Dress $68 / Vintage Button-up Denim Skirt $48
Street style photos via Vanessa Jackman / Dansvogue / The Style Files
I wrote another poem…
I lean back
into this moment
and I remember the words of Thich Nhat Hahn,
” I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have
were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath.”
I struggle to stay with the running water
the steam rising
yearning to tap in
to what’s beyond the naming – this plate, moving water.
Photo by Jim Franco, found on Hungry Ghost
I’m so inspired by Closet Visit, Jeana has a real knack for capturing authentic style. Considering I’m in the business of enhancing women’s closets, I thought it would be fun to share my closet.
My friend and studio neighbor Mattie of Juniperous makes amazing hand dyed clothing using all natural dyes and materials. She is a beautiful woman inside and out and her work is a reflection of her intimate connection with the natural world. Look for her clothing in the shop later this fall!
Photography by: Paolo Marchesi
I recently transformed this previously empty space into a reading/writing/meditation nook. Keeping true to my handmade + vintage sensibility; I made the bench using hair pin legs, the stripe pillows out of vintage fabric and the blue pillow using a shibori technique as shown on one of my DIY tutorials. I found those awesome southwest graphic pillows at an antique store and the hanging planter is handmade by Revisions Design. I’m really excited about how it all came together.
Fall is here!!! This collection and photo shoot was inspired by walking your own path with confidence, trusting your intuition and embracing your truest self. Tessa, this stunner of a model is a farmer and poet studying to be a speech therapist. An outdoor woman to the core, she grew up right here in Bozeman, MT and I’m so inspired by her unique style and vibrant personality. I couldn’t be more excited about what’s new in the shop, I hope you love it too! You can shop the collection here.
I’m so excited to add the work of Katrin Reifeiss to the mix. Each item she creates tells a story, influenced by her love of travel and painting. Her style is laid-back and her pieces are easy to pack and can be worn freely – from city to surf. Her aesthetic is not bound by time, rather is timeless and not meant to be disposed of after one season. With a focus on craftsmanship, her creativity and spontaneity of design are shown in her hand-dyed fabric. Each item is designed and dyed in her studio in Brooklyn, then they are sewn in small batches in the NYC garment district.
Hand Dyed Indigo Foldover Clutch $86
Hand Dyed Ngong Moyen Clutch $64
This collection of handmade, embroidered and naturally dyed clothing is certainly Made of Dreams. I love the use of sticks as hangers. Discovered on You are a the River.
I’m working on creating a little reading/meditation/writing nook in our home. I’ve been soaking up some inspiration and I’m loving these two looks. Our nook will definitely be a mix of handmade + vintage and I’m so excited to put it all together.
Images found via: 1. Apartment Therapy 2. Urban Outfitters