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Happy Mother’s Day 2018!

Mother's Day 2018 photo shoot with my daughter, featuring the Mina set from the Blood-Drenched Lace Collection by ChrisCrafting

Happy Mother’s Day 2018! May you be spoiled rotten, even if that only means to have a blessed uninterrupted hour or two to yourself to indulge your Benedict Cumberbatch* obsession. 😉

*insert preferred object(s) of your personal obsession
#benedictcumberbatchismyauhusband #thusnamedbymyrlhusband #iloveyouhusband

In celebration of this day, I want to share with you a few pictures from the Mother’s Day photo shoot I did with my daughter a few weeks ago. You may have seen the pictures on my Instagram already, but even if you have—take another look because I’m posting them in full size here so you’ll get to enjoy more of each picture!

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Repulsion to Desire: Alternative Valentine’s Day Thoughts

Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.—Salvador Dalí. Square quote graphic by ChrisCrafting
Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.—Salvador Dalí. Quote graphic by ChrisCrafting
Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.—Salvador Dalí

Not all of us celebrate Valentine’s Day—whether they are in a relationship or not—so instead of your typical kitschy-sweet Valentine’s Day message, here’s something a little darker to tease your brain. It is a quote by Salvador DalĂ­ that you might be familiar with: “Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.”

Did it ever happen to you that something you were at first repulsed by soon captured your fascination/desire? Or did you, like some do, coughSherlockcough skip straight to the fascination/desire stage when it came to something most others find repulsive? There’s nothing wrong with either of these reactions. Of course sometimes repulsion is a valid warning sign and should be heeded. But other times, it truly does point to something (or someone) we desire, but are afraid to admit to.

Just a few thoughts for you and me to ponder this Valentine’s Day.

Featured jewelry:
1/ Mina Necklace
2/ Mina Earrings

Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.—Salvador Dalí. Quote graphic by ChrisCrafting
Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.—Salvador DalĂ­ (I couldn’t decide between the two, so I included both images!)

 

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small business saturday 2017 carmilla necklace detail

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