January 2013- A Bit of Uncluttered Time (and a Luggage Tag DIY project) January 01 2013
A Bit of Uncluttered Time
The easiest way for me to escape the “sameness” of my mossy seaside town is to head across the Cascade Mountains, just a short ferry ride away. Near Steven’s Pass I am likely to see a line in the sky: sun in my eyes, clouds to my back as I head east. Douglas Fir are quickly outnumbered by Ponderosa Pine, the moss disappears, and the dry air quickly reminds me that I am now in the arid part of the Northwest.
I’ve spent a couple of recent weekends on “the other side” of the mountains, where colder temperatures and blue skies and deep snow help me feel that I’ve traveled much further than 146 miles. The days I spent skiing, taking photos, soaking in the tub and simply relaxing at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort were rejuvenating. With renewed energy, I found myself creating a small collection of new Valentine’s Day items in just a matter of days.
can hold love notes, jewelry or any sweet nothing for a loved one.
View Kata Golda's original Valentine's Day collection. Orders placed by 2/6/13 will arrive by 2/14/13.
The trip also gave me the mental clarity needed to plan for 2013. Now, making plans may not sound enjoyable or relaxing to some of you, but I take great pleasure in it. This is another reason I appreciate winter: the early, dark nights give me time to think ahead, to look forward to upcoming endeavors, and plan for winter travel.
DIY Felt Luggage Tag
And so it was that I found myself eyeing my black suitcase (which looks like every other black suitcase), thinking that for an upcoming trip to New Mexico I really ought to make a tag that stands out in the luggage carousel. Here it is, the result of a winter evening inspiration — something I would never have completed on those lovely, endless summer nights. I've put together a quick DIY Felt Luggage Tag tutorial so that you can make your own.
Happy travels to you, whether you go near or far, or nowhere at all. Inspiration can be found with the slightest change of perspective, even if it’s just the changing of the light.
~ Alison Kaplan, Founder of Kata Golda
P.S.: Any ideas for “must see” places in New Mexico, or feel like sharing photos of your finished luggage tag? Please drop me a line.
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All orders placed by 2/6/13 will arrive in time for Valentine's Day.
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