Good afternoon, friends!
I’ve just been on a fall field trip with Oliver’s kindergarten class.
It made me think of the time my Dad joined my 2nd grade class on a zoo trip and I felt like the happiest kid in the universe. All that special attention, always having a person, and all of my friends wanting to hang close to me because he was so much fun.
I’m grateful for the great big privilege of being present with my kiddo and his friends. I love that they were all here at our house on Saturday for Oliver’s birthday party. That I read them 2 books at the end of class yesterday as the Mystery Reader. And that today I sat among them on the tractor ride as we saw a brand new calf, not 45 minutes old, trying to get it’s feet under itself. (Finding My Feet? eh??)
I know not all moms and dads get to be right there. I am just so thankful.
On another note – I have something lovely I wanted to share. (you know how picky I am about this kind of thing, right? I only share the stuff that I pick out and really love.)
Statement necklaces have been a huge trend this year – particularly that bright bubble bib one that started out at J.Crew and trickled down into a bunch of Facebook bargain deals. (they’re all sourced overseas and made cheaply, and can be sold for $15 or $150 depending on the brand name. And at this point, they’re EVERYWHERE!)
Totally don’t mean for that to sound uncharitable. They’re very cute and I wouldn’t mind having one of my own. But, they’re hardly a “statement” anymore, right?
So. I met this sweet (and incredibly talented) woman at the Influence Conference named Natalie Schlabach. (totally regretting not getting a photo with her – but you can visit her blog and see all about her!) She throws pottery like a pro. Okay, actually she is a pro. But really, girl’s got skills.
(I had to include this video of hers because it’s totally mesmerizing.
I took a pottery class in college and I know how much skill and patience this takes.)
So pleasing, right?
Okay, back to the necklaces! Natalie has recently extended her art from stoneware pottery to jewelry in her shop, NS Pottery.
And you know what? It’s handmade. In America. Ohio, actually. By a talented artist and entrepreneur with a great eye for style and quality.
I just wanted y’all to meet her and know about her shop and her really nice, really cool jewelry.
And this? It’s the good stuff.
Use code “raechelmyers” at the NS Pottery Shop through Sunday for 15% off.