postcards from the farm…goat yoga*

leipers fork sunrise“life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more”…

Another brilliant summer sunrise at the farm…granted it is 5:30am and getting up this early is not for everyone. Well, pretty much not for anyone. But I will always get up and run across the pasture to capture my favorite purple sunrise. It is always fleeting…only lasting a minute or two over the far off ridge…but it is always worth it.

The heat this August was not overly oppressive…unless of course you have hair like Libby & I do. It is akin to wearing a heavy blanket on top of your head. Hair, more hair and more hair. So what better way to beat the heat than to wear the same matching braids. I think she kind of liked them!

Nigel got his usual short summer hair cut and was all ready for his morning duties to clear the pasture of birds. He takes this very seriously.

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Goat Yoga in Leipers Fork

My friends over at Gratidude Ranch here in Leipers Fork have a charity for foster children called Safe House. It is an awesome charity for children in the foster system and they work tirelessly  to give these children a better life. They personally keep a petting zoo of 27 different animals on their property that the children can visit.

They came up with a wonderful idea of having Saturday morning Goat Yoga on their farm in order to raise money for their charity.  Why not? They had lots of willing goats and a pig or two.

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The hardest part of the whole thing was not laughing. Constantly. They were so darn cute and they wanted to snuggle. Although some people brought carrots and had an unfair snuggling advantage. We will be going back again next time for sure! Carrots in hand. If you have a chance check out their Safe House For All and the wonderful work that they do!

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Sundance says don’t forget to stop and smell the sunflowers!
(he’s ver wise…not just a pretty face)

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all you need is love…and a dog*

All you need is love and a dog…and maybe a red chicken…

This is Nigel, my Old English Sheepdog, constant companion and snuggler extroidinaire. And quite possibly the best dog that ever was.

He is the inspiration behind most of our dog inspired jewelry…and we love him so. Like our new Paws Forever Bracelet from our new Fall collection…For those of you that love your dogs as much as I do.

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unique engagement rings

unique engagement rings*

We are proud to announce our new Bridal division which offers organic and unique engagement rings for the bohemian bride. Rough + Luxe Jewelry was born out of creating my own engagement ring and the many requests from customers for heirloom quality diamond & sapphire engagement rings, anniversary band and wedding bands.

You may view our unique, alternative Bridal and Engagement line on our website at Rough Luxe Jewelry.

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peace, faith & love*

…”love is the key that opens the heart…peace is the light that guides the way and faith is the certainty that sees us through…”
Our Big PeaceBig Love and Big Faith Bracelets on chocolate leather are some of my favorite bracelets to wear depending on my thoughts for the day…and yes…there are some days when I need all three…and stack them up high…

 

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feeling the local love*

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 12.33.44 PMA BIG thanks to Huntington Beach’s own ‘Main & PCH Blog‘! Recently they did an amazing feature on Island Cowgirl Jewelry and Flagship Store.

Main & PCH‘ is a phenomenal asset in supporting local Huntington Beach businesses. They feature food, events, artists and lifestyle of the HB community.

We couldn’t appreciate their recognition more! It was a great write up and we feel really blessed as the Island Cowgirl family to have this fabulous mention on such a well respected blog.

Make sure to check out their website, you’re sure to stumble upon some great local treasures and first hand info on upcoming festivities in the Surf City community!

 

 

things are blossoming @ our flagship store*

Love, love, LOVE the new spring window display at our Flagship store. Its filled with tons of great season appropriate inspiration. Giant carrots, butterflies and flowers are just some of the decorations that can be seen in our store front! If you live in or near Huntington Beach make sure to stop by and check it out for your self!

xo

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…luck of the irish…

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A limited edition boho wrap bracelet, just in time for Saint Patricks Day. The ‘Luck of The Irish‘!

And with March right around the corner, it has us thinking about a few of our favorite Irish phrases

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What is your favorite Irish saying?…We’re wishing everyone lots of luck in the month of March.

XOXO

…new things on the horizon…

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Who goofs off on the job? No silly Sallys around here! No sir! We get down to business!

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This may appear to be a fluffy english sheepdog, but Nigel, he’s is all about focus! No shenanigans are tolerated while he’s on set! He directs production.

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Oh and don’t let the eyes fool you… Bonnie Bell is our lead styling assistant here, she tries to stay behind the scenes.
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It’s all quiet serious really. No funny business. WORK. WORK. WORK.
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Its good to be an Island Cowgirl!

Keep an eye out for our new lifestyle photography, coming soon to the site!

 

…a little birdie told me…

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Soft chocolate leather, combined with heartfelt charms, results in the perfect Island Cowgirl piece. Each token is etched with its own romantical saying. Check out all of our pieces and find an item with the sentiment that matches your own loving feeling!

XO