I've become friends with some amazing people over the last year here in Austin. Two very special women I've become closely acquainted with agreed to let me photograph them last night after an enjoyable cocktail and conversation at East Side Showroom. Page and Rachael are fun, creative, curious, clever, and quirky – just how my favorite people tend to be.  Here is a taste of some of the gorgeous shots I was able to capture as they wear some of our favorite jewels from the East of the Sun showroom.

Much love,


Hathor Necklace  +  Chevron Fringe Necklace  Made in Portland, OR

Hathor Necklace + Chevron Fringe Necklace Made in Portland, OR

Late Bloomer by Jenny Lewis (One of Rachael's favorites) 

Empire Earrings Made in Austin, TX

Go by Gracie and Rachel (One of Page's favorites) 

Triple Sun Bracelet Made in Portland, OR

Attitude is Everything

How many times in life have you heard that statement? I think it's pretty accurate, and so I try to reconnect to that concept daily. 

I just read an article by Mark Manson on YoganonymousThe Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself Today

There are so many great points in this article. For me, you could also express this concept by connecting it to attitude. The attitude you have towards the experiences that are both pleasurable and difficult. What’s worth the effort for you? Connect with that, and then try not to have a bad attitude while putting in the effort.

Denise Faddis

Don’t ask for easy, ask for the courage to keep going when it gets difficult.
Don’t ask for comfortable. Ask for challenges that force you to grow and expand.
Don’t ask for people you want. Ask for the people you need. Those that will challenge you on a soul level, who will be your mirror and show you all the places you are holding yourself back.
Don’t ask for someone to love you, instead ask for someone who can teach you how to set your heart free.