Blessed day.

-my first batch of cold brew this season
-tie dying play silks instead of eggs + handmade superhero Easter bunnies
(we used this dye kit and white silk scarves. Any natural fiber fabric would work just fine)
-treated to dinner and an egg hunt with dear friends
-new chickens (French copper marans) and reunited with my sweet pup Denver (miniature blue heeler)
-unfailing grace that chose me.

(what are you grateful for this week?)

It’s starting to feel like we’re finding our rhythm again. Still very much a transitional stage but it seems we’re all peaceful and settling in. With that usually comes occupying this space more. Sharing what I do here is just an outlet for my creativity and nothing more at this time. I don’t make money from blogging and what I share is only a very small fraction of the entirety of our lives. My hope is that, this will always be taken into consideration when coming here. Also, I don’t choose to engage socially over social media and do my best to limit time spent online but I’m grateful for the handful of you who come here and encourage me with your kindness.

Wishing the best this new season has to offer for us all.



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Part one of our recent trip to Haiti. I don’t have words to describe how wonderful this trip was. More coming on the work we did during the two weeks there. Just a few shots of some of my favorite memories.


whole + grateful


This year has wrecked me in every way. By far the hardest and equally most incredible year of my life. I feel as if I’ve been turned upside down, emptied and filled back up. I’m stronger and more content than I ever could have imagined. Although circumstance consistently seem bleak I know faith more intimately with each passing day.

My life is the most tragically beautiful story of grace I’ve ever seen written. Words can’t express the gratitude in my heart.

All the blessings to you this holiday can offer my friends!


Fait La Force + AWTB


I’m so excited to be announcing a collaborative project with my dear friends and founders of Fait La Force. It’s been in the makings for a few months now. I met Josh and Chandler through social media and was for obvious reasons really drawn to their story and work. Many emails and skype calls later the boys and I will be traveling to Haiti next month. I will be working with a small group of ladies they employ to help teach some sewing technique and some of my own pattern/designs.

To kick off our brands working together Madewell has graciously agreed to hosting two trunk show events for us!

Thursday, Decmber 19th 6-9pm
Madewell at the Domain
Austin, TX

Friday, December 20th 6-9pm
Madewell at the Galleria
Houston, TX

If you’re in the area or know someone who is we’d love to meet you and share some of our work!

clothes x Madewell
bag x AWTB
tag x Fait La force
photos & jewelry x Lauren Cloninger













stay close to natures heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. wash your spirit clean.

-John Muir

*from last weekends breakaway to the red river gorge. much need.