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show me your stack : jivita harris-casey

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Jivita Harris-Casey

sorry for the late post today! thankfully it’s a stack post I know you’ll love. today’s killer stack comes from Jivita Harris-Casey, a jewelry designer and mama to two wonderful little boys. here’s what she has to say about her stack…

The grouping changes pretty regularly, depending on the mood and sometime the nail color! They are all sterling silver rings from my collections. The open almost eye shape on the far pinky is the newest design and is called burnt water. Its shape was inspired in part by navaho rug weavings, and specifically a weaving style from the 70’s, where this ring gets its name. The stack with the lapis and snake textured pyramid is a combination I wear almost daily. The Path rings were inspired from the brick roads in Europe. I loved the way different brick work and cobblestones would intersect and create these amazing patterns. I designed several patterns so that the wearer could always be creating and changing their path. The large bezel set stone stackers and pyramids add a little sculpture to the combinations. On the other hand I have a one of a kind sapphire, gold and silver ring that I absolutely love paired next to one of my Path Rings set with tiny amethyst and nestled between hammered gold-fill bands. I don’t always wear rings when I am working at the bench, but when I don’t have my hands on my tools I love to stack on the jewelry!

love that polish and love that stack! thanks Jivita!

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unruly things + seventh generation

Unruly Things for Seventh Generationhi friends! exciting news to share with you today. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve partnered with Seventh Generation to help spread the word about their Toxic Freedom Fighter Campaign. Seventh Generation has worked for 25 years towards creating healthy home by delivering plant derived products using bio-based ingredients. we’ve been using Seventh Generation products in our home for almost a year now and haven’t looked back. I feel so much safer knowing that I’m not dousing my home with chemicals while cleaning. especially with little ones in tow!

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mama things : hatch collection

unruly things | mama things : hatch collection

good morning friends! and happy Monday. I hope you had a lovely weekend. as you know, on Mondays I usually run a category called little thingssince I’m pregnant with our second child, I thought I’d also include a mama things category where I can share fashion, advice and tips for mamas.

what better way to kick off this category than with the new spring line from Hatch Collection. I’ve always been such a fan of Hatch Collection and the spring line is just perfect. that jumper, those cropped pants, and of course, that sweep dress are just a few of my favorites.

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bite + sip : hello spring & rhubarb

unruly things | bite + sip : rhubarb pie

happy first day of Spring, friends! while it may be sunny and just gorgeous outside here, it still doesn’t feel quite like Spring yet with temps in the 40s. so I did what any normal Spring-loving gal does to welcome Spring: I made strawberry rhubarb pie and rhubarb simple syrup. you can find the pie recipe I used here.

since I’m pregnant, and not doing any cocktail drinking anymore, I’ve taken to making mocktails. but Levi still enjoys a well shaken whiskey sour so I made a little rhuby version for him last night with some homemade rhubarb syrup. I did have a sip, you know, to make sure it was safe for consumption, and it was mighty delicious! so quick, go find some rhubarb at the farmers market or grocery store and whip one up to welcome Spring. or if you’re pregnant like me, or liquor just isn’t your thing, mix it with a little limeade and fizzy water for a refreshing treat.

unruly things | bite + sip : rhubarb cocktails

rhubarb simple syrup
4 cups of rhubarb
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water

• combine everything in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and bring to a boil. lower the heat to a simmer and cook about 20 minutes. remove from heat and allow to cool for a bit. then pour into a fine strainer {I used our nut milk bag} that has been placed over a large bowl or other heat-safe jar. squeeze to strain the syrup from the solid pulp. bottle and refrigerate until ready for use.

rhubarb whiskey sour
makes 1 drink
2 oz of rhubarb syrup
2 oz of whiskey {we prefer Bulleit Bourbon}
2 oz of fresh squeezed lemon juice

• pour all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until mixed. serve over ice in a rocks glass.

{photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things}

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show me your stack : michelle fantaci

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Michelle Fantaci

oh how I missed this series. didn’t you? today’s stack comes from a recently new-to-me-designer named Michelle Fantaci. she has a brilliant collection of gems, and her rings are just stunning. here’s what Michelle has to say about her stack…

I don’t wear the same rings everyday.  I change them up a lot, more than other jewelry.  Since they are stackable, they invite playing with different combinations.
I wore this ring combination on a day I had a meeting that called for some extra good luck or armor.
The sapphire ring is one of a kind due to the gemstone.  Natural sapphires are rare and this is a color change sapphire as well. The rope ring and diamond band are wedding rings I made for myself.  The cross ring is the first piece I made for my line.  The thorn ring is fun as a midi ring but I mostly wear it as a pinky ring.  The rings on my index finger have fancy grey and yellow diamonds.  I love fancy colored diamonds because they have fire like white diamonds but are more unexpected.  The diamond band on my middle finger is a wedding band in my line and has stunningly bright diamonds.

so thoughtful! thanks so much Michelle!

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little things : here comes number two!!

Unruly Things | here comes #2!

get ready world – this kid is going to be a big brother!! I’m due mid-September with our second child and could not be more thrilled. I posted this pic on Instagram over the weekend and I know many of you already guessed it. it’s difficult to hide when you’ve got babies on the brain. plus I’ve popped so much sooner with baby #2 than with Wolf so I’ll share a bump pic soon. as I enter my second trimester, I’m feeling much more alive and I’ve finally gotten my energy back. to be perfectly honest, so far this pregnancy has been even easier than the first {which was pretty easy in itself!} Wolf is pretty excited, for as much as we think he really understands. he’s convinced he’s going to get a baby sister and tries to peek down my shirt to find her. me, I think it’s a little boy. we’ll find out for sure late April.

I’ve got a few exciting kiddo related partnerships coming up this year and I can’t wait to share more with you next week.

this is looking to be a wonderful year, friends!