Marie Kondo Has Taken Over

Okay. Not literally. I’m still the top dog and decision maker here in my studio.

But, seriously. She makes me want to organized IT ALL.

Once I got one glimpse of her clearing out and organizing I knew exactly where I was taking my booty to start clearing out some stuff.

Cleaning Marie Kondo Style at

What a F’ing mess I have here. I can’t find things without hauling sooooo many things out of the closet. The sometimes I still can’t find it.

Besides the having way too much sh*t I also have pivoted with my designs.

You see. This year. 2019. I decided to be more my brand with my biz. All my designs. And I mean all. So this means clearing some inventory that is beautiful and meaningful but not on point with my brands mission.

What exactly does that mean. Well, first this gal is turning on my learning mode (once again) and designing my own brand related charm/pendant/sliders….heck I may even whip up a ring (when I get a little nervy and well intoxicated) then I’m going to cast my design and let the good times roll. Sounds like fun right?

But I need space and a clean slate for this new adventure and designs. So, I’m flash selling several designs then retiring them forever. I’m purging old displays that are not on point with my brand. Then I’m celebrating BIG with my launch in Spring-ish 2019.

Are you with me so far.

Marie Kondo lite a fire under my rear and I got super serious about “tidying up”. A truck load of Thanks to Marie for getting me moving on this and sparking my fire to go forward with my dream of having my own branded charms/pendants/sliders.

You never know who you’ll influence or who will influence you. Just be ready with some packing boxes if it’s Marie Kondo.


Be ready to shop the FLASH SALES over on The Onyx Feather FB page. See ya there.

Feather and Angels.

First let me start off with IT'S WINTER. It's colder than a polar bears arse after sitting on ice. Did I mention it's cold?

Feathers messages sent from Angels,

My point is it's cold and I haven't seen a bird other than those crazy Canadian Geese flying around....when. I found two black feathers lying next to my car door when I left work yesterday. Then. It getting more interesting. I find this green feather while I was walking my four legged furry friend.

Obviously, I picked them up......NEVER do I ignore the messages my Angels leave for me. Brought them home and sat down to find what messages I was given.

Black feathers are message telling me I'm being protected, most likely by negative energy. The black feathers are also telling me that I'm undergoing an increased in wisdom or a spiritual growth.

Okay......I get you Angel. Thanks!

Now the green feather signifies abundance and money, a fertile opportunity, as well as vibrant well-being, health, and love.

I like the sound of that Angel friend.

After processing this information my Angel(s) sent me I realized why I was being sent these messages.

First, I'm making a huge shift in my business resulting in preparing for a big fat inventory purge....meaning flash sales are on their way, SOON!

Second, this shift I'm talking about is pretty darn cool, exciting and darn right scary....but sooooooo exciting. I'm excited. and. You'll be excited.

Some peeps will think I'm nuts and skirting too close to the edge (hince my Angels letting me know they got my back and are protecting me against negative energies). But. When something feels this good and leaves me feeling all the feels and pretty darn calm.....I know it's gonna be the right thing to do and the right time to do it.

I haven't got all of the details ironed out but I'm working hard here behind the scenes to get it all in place. Meanwhile, watch for the FLASH SALES about to pop up.

Well......HELLO 2019

2019 could not have gotten here quick enough for me. Every day of the last few weeks of 2018 I was wishing the days would just wiz right by.

New Year. New Ideas.

It seems I feel this way every year.

So I decided to sit my booty down with a full glass of red (California Roots Cabernet is my fav) and reflect on what 2018 gave me and also what it took away from me.

So I started with what it took away.

  • Sleep

  • Sanity

  • Hope

  • Belief

Let me define the above events.

Sleep - I just moved to KC and spent most of my time in moments of wondering where I was and how do I get from point A to point B. I swear I used google maps for the first 6 months to get EVERYWHERE. The “Around Me” app was my newest best friend. I also started a new job 2 days after I arrived and boy did I struggle with learning new systems…….STRUGGLE!!!! By the end of the day I was exhausted and ready top fall into bed to sleep.

Sanity - See above. I honestly felt like I was losing it more often than not most days.

Hope - I spent so many mornings stating I HOPE I make it through the day in one piece. DAILY, y’all. Some days weren’t very magical.

Belief - After the effects of the above 3 experiences I was beginning to lose all belief in myself. My belief that I had a grip on my life. My belief in humanity. My belief in the Universe and what it had in store for me.

I poured myself another healthy glass of red and began to reflect on all of the good and happy highlights of 2018.

Phew. The list was adding up pretty nicely. This is how it went…..

  • Family

  • Friendship

  • Success

  • Health

  • Future

Family - Well, that’s what brought me to KC in the first place. Nothing like the bond and love of family to get you to pack up, sell your house, resign from your job, and tell your Mom and BFF goodbye. Was it easy? NOPE! Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY.

Friendship - I’ve met new friends here in KC in fact my first new friend was within the first week of living here and we are still friends. I’ve met new people who only lasted a short time as friends but that’s okay, you’ve got to meet people to know who will be that person you call friend.

Success - Oh, this word has some many meanings for me. First, I did eventually stop using google maps to find my way home, HUGE SUCCESS!! I did learn all the new systems at my job (thanks goodness). I started feeling hopeful again. I started believing in myself again. I had success with The Onyx Feather. I had success with friendships.

Health - I began and maintained (for the first time since college) a workout regimen and actually tone up and started to regain some strength I had lost with some previous injuries. I got the guts to have my varicose veins worked on and WOW what a difference it made in how my legs feel, no more heaviness, less swelling, no more pain when sitting or standing and my legs look better.

Future - My future is here in KC. My girls are here. I love the area. I have even found….well, don’t want to jinx it so I’ll keep that under wraps for a bit longer. : )

I could have easily held onto all the struggles of 2018 and made that my year. But., I didn’t. What I’m going to do it make it a habit at the close of each year to sit down and reflect on everything. The good. The bad. and The ugly. Reflecting on the bad and ugly is to help me make changes where changes can be made so there is more good for the new year.

Cheers to new beginnings.

Cheers to a prosperous 2019.

Take a moment to reflect on 2018 and see what kind of year you actually had.