An unexpected beauty

As I was walking around the backyard, I found¬†this cute little thing…



Since we moved to Western North Carolina almost 3 years ago, we have been trying to discover all the beautiful places around us.

This past Memorial Day, we decided to visit Purchase Knob.

We didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into, and it can be scary sometimes, as we are definitely not in the greatest of shapes.¬† It was an almost 2 miles hike uphill but at the end, the views were more than worth it.

At 5086 ft of elevation, Purchase Knob stands out in the profile of mountains in this area. Views of the Cumberland Plateau, the Black Mountains, Pisgah National Forest and of course the Smokies can be had from atop.

The air is so pure, the sky so blue and the silence is soothing…



You can see the Ferguson Cabin from the deck of the house. The cabin, built in the early 1870’s, was inhabited until 1902. Sitting at an elevation of 4700 ft, it is now the highest cabin in the park. It is fully restored and in great condition…
View of Purchase Knob from the very top.



Starting again

When I first started a blog many years ago, I had such a hard time coming up with things to write about that I soon gave up.

Today, I find myself with the same problem!

But I figured, I will start by introducing myself…

My name is Judy and I create Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry. The kind you could describe as bohemian, whimsical and maybe a little bit gypsy.

For a while, it was just a hobby, since I had a 3-year-old daughter and was spending all my time with her.

Nowadays, at 8-year-old, she spends her days at school, belongs to a swim team and plays and parties as hard as an 8-year-old should!

And because of my increased “free time”, I have decided to take my love for jewelry making to a new level and make it into a full-time job, as much as possible.

I like to follow some of the best artisans out there so I will also be sharing links to their blogs, so you can also enjoy their creativity.

For now, don’t forget to visit my Etsy shop. I update it often with new items and some sales as well.