Giving back to others has been a big theme in our family during the past couple decades. My mom is involved in just about every local organization between government, social service, education, and now medicine. Because she can't retire - I wonder where I get it from - she just took a job running the volunteer … Continue reading Service Above Self
Any major change requires an adjustment period, and as prepared as I was to close the doors on my company, I feel like I am in the middle of that tornado of emotions. While I am chipping away at all my orders, and while I wait patiently for supplies to arrive, I am very slowly...like a snail's … Continue reading Slowing Down…Slowly!
No words can express how grateful I am for each and every one of you who helped me build my brand. It was a labor of love and a sacrifice that took me away from my family, friends, events, any social life I could have possibly had, and many missed days and opportunities. My head … Continue reading That’s a Wrap!
In just less than a week E.R. Leather Goods will be closing its doors. I don't want any of you to miss out on getting one final bag or clutch so here is a reminder to pop online and pick out some loot! I have one last shipment of springbok hides arriving next week. If you … Continue reading Springbok Dreams
It's been a very emotional couple of weeks since I made the decision to shut the doors to E.R. Leather Goods. I am not going to lie, as confident as I am with my decision, it still makes me feel pretty sad to walk away from something so significant in my life. But such is … Continue reading For the LOVE of the Cheyenne Tote
I have been humbled by the number of well wishes, support emails and texts, comments, and the positive encouragement I have received about the news that I'm closing to the doors to my first-born baby, E.R. Leather Goods. It's overwhelming and I am beyond grateful for each and every one of you. I may have … Continue reading Two More Weeks
With the beginning of a new year comes an opportunity to press the reset button. Inevitably, there is a point in everyone's life where you hit a cross roads and a big decision has to be made. I am a creature of following my gut and it's been pretty spot on for as long as I … Continue reading Moving Forward…
It's that time of year again when everyone will race from shop to shop, mall to mall, and even town to town in search of the perfect gift for our loved ones. This year I am taking a detour from the norm. I am proud to be a designer, maker, and a mama. I know how incredibly hard … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local
The holidays are nearly in full swing, wow, how fast did this year go by? As one of my favorite, and busiest times of the year, I can't help but get overjoyed with the gift giving season. Not only do I love making gifts, I love giving them as well. In the next few weeks, I … Continue reading Holiday Gift Shows
To say the year went by in the blink of an eye is an absolute understatement. It seems like just yesterday I was staring down at a little + sign on my First Response pregnancy test...which was quickly followed by 3 more just to "make sure!" The year was full of wonder, amazement, meltdowns (mostly on … Continue reading Waylon is 1