Monday, May 12, 2014


i had a wonderful mother's day yesterday with the girls. they brought me breakfast in bed and made me a million beautiful cards and drawings. hope all you mamas had fabulous days as well.


this is the let the waters settle necklace,
with a gorgeous high dome teardrop rainbow moonstone and a small faceted labradorite
the labradorite is nestled in one of my wood-grain specimen pieces, and there's a handcut dove made from several layers of silver sheet.
with a lovely rumi quote on the back
and this is the new ocean necklace,
with a gorgeous apatite cabochon
this necklace was inspired by the gorgeous song new ocean, by jake bellows, from his album of the same name.
I’m lookin’ for the one;
a path into the hills;

another setting sun;

the power without the will.

And we can fall into the new ocean

Make ready, all the boats.
The valley’s filling up.
Let’s lower down the ropes
and let our brothers in.

And we can fall into the new ocean.
With all you do are you already sunk?

Here we come,
Here we come,
Here we come—

Tied a ribbon around the star
so it won’t forget my wish
to never be so far.
Give my body to the fish so they don’t starve.

And we can fall into the new ocean;
and where are you, my darling one?

Here we come
Here we come
Here we come—

Here we come
Here we come

the chain is made of wire-wrapped frosty apatite and chrysoprase beads. a fine silver star with two white sapphires dangles from the end,


and jake bellows' beautiful words on the back.
and, i don't normally post photos of food, but i wanted to share this. i've been doing the whole30 program for one week now. are you familiar with this? basically no sugar, (at all-- no honey, no stevia, no agave nectar, nothing) no gluten, no grains, no dairy, no corn, no beans, no alcohol. i also gave up coffee. for 30 days. the idea is to completely clean out your system and let it reset itself. after 30 days a thing becomes a habit. so, i can eat eggs, meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, eggs, and nuts. so far, so good. i've been trying so many new recipes; it's wonderful.
so i made these salmon cakes last night, and they were a-m-a-zing. the whole family loved them; the girls each ate six!
and i made homemade tartar sauce to go with them- made from olive oil, egg, pickle, and herbs




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