Happy halloween weekend everyone! After shopping around for my Janis Joplin costume, I decided to make this splurge about accessories. Here are some of my favorites from my favorite place- Free People.[[MORE]] It’s a lovely wishlist….
Green tip for the month...
Ride your bike even though it’s cold! I know it’s chilly and your face might sting as the crisp air hits you, but try and bear through and keep riding your bike until the snow falls! Here’s a few tips and tricks of the trade for those of you willing to try this…[[MORE]] Tie these zip ties onto your wheels for better traction in harsh conditions. A rain poncho protect...
I know it’s a day late, but better late than never! This splurge I encourage you all to purchase your groceries at your local co-op. What I like to do is buy everything I can from the co-op and what I can’t find from another local grocery store. Fortunately I can find pretty much everything at my co-op, but I know that can get pricy for many of you. So this month I encourage you to...
Hello everyone! So, now that I’m home from the Navajo Nation after another enlightening experience, I thought I’d share some pictures of a renowned Navajo silversmith making a design (a unicorn) out of recycled metal! Vernon Haskie is one of the most well-known and talented silversmiths in the nation. His forte is in a different area of jewelry design known as inlay.[[MORE]] Above...
In light of being on the Navajo Nation this week’s sunday splurge is to buy yourself a piece of jewelry. The amazing detail, beautiful stones, and stories behind all of the pieces out on the Nation are inspiring and make every purchase worth while. It is one of my favorite ways to bring back some of my many memories of this culture back with me. So today, I encourage you all to splurge on a...
The Navajo Nation
Last night, a group of Navajo students, a Navajo elder, a Diné College professor and one of the nation’s most talented silversmith’s joined Winona State Students in presenting collaborative documentaries they created to share the stories and wisdoms of Navajo elders, and preserve their culture permanently. This past summer, I was lucky enough to travel to the beautiful land in Tsaile,...