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colorado homesteads

outdoorsMolly McCraw

i love living in denver. i'm 15 minutes away from the city and 15 minutes away from the mountains - technically, if you count the foothills as mountains. recently, an old friend and I took a drive out to golden gate canyon state park. we hiked one of my favorite trails out there, only because of the beautiful old swedish homestead that lies about a mile up the trail. it still stands, but many parts have been refurbished. its still an old beauty. 

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the little ranch house sits on a hill over looking a trout pond. it brought me back to simpler, rougher times. i imagined cold, harsh winters, only to be rewarded with warm mountain summers, lush with wild raspberries and fresh trout. i may spend a few summer days up here myself when the weather warms up.  here are a few more photos to curb your outdoor + vintage inspiration cravings!

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crystal jewelry!

Molly McCraw

february was quite a busy month! i'm working on a few different projects right now, including re-painting our home! in january, i challenged myself to do a craft every month because there are so many things I want to try! february wasn't very productive on the craft side, because I have been working on some nursery rhyme illustrations for a client. BUT, I did make some gem jewelry! i applied gold foil to the tops of the gems and sealed them so the gold foil wouldn't chip. i may make a DIY post of my process for making these, so stay tuned!

 

from left to right: amethyst, colorado rose quartz, calcite, clear quartz, citrine

from left to right: amethyst, colorado rose quartz, calcite, clear quartz, citrine