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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ropers Sports News August Issue

The Fallen Sky Stone
By Amy Witt

             I am obsessed with turquoise jewelry. It is not an obsession really…it holds beauty and signifies who I am. German, Dutch, Mexican, and some Cherokee Indian is the makeup of who I am while I feel like my Indian heritage is my soul and spirit.  Traveling to rodeos and ropings, since I was a young girl I started collecting turquoise from all over California, and as an adult, all over the United States. I now proudly have a collection that is very special to me. My collection ranges from pieces dated back to the 1940’s, from Cowboy and Indian Museums in Paso Robles, Ca., and states all over the world. Each piece is significant and has a story and meaning behind them. Many were given as gifts and some I treated myself to. My turquoise gives me security and strength that many people cannot understand; I refuse to leave my house without all my turquoise rings on.  One of my favorite pieces is a delicate squash blossom shaped as a wagon wheel…given to me with love and bought from Texas. It is a stunning piece and I feel so special wearing it. I also have a “Hopi” bracelet that is absolutely jaw dropping purchased from Albuquerque, NM. While on one of my adventures to New Mexico, I was able to purchase a spirit necklace, aka, animal fetish necklace, from an older Indian woman who hand crafted every animal on the necklace.
Turquoise, “the fallen skystone,” has been found in burials over 7000 years old and is even referred to in the bible. For myself, and those who believe, the Native Americans believe that turquoise provides powers and strength for those who wear it. Turquoise combines well with all metals-copper, gold, brass. Its color palette ranges from sky-blue, hence the “fallen skystone,” to lime green, coral, purples, and grey tones.
Every few years, Turquoise re-gains its must-have trends in high fashion. It is a perfect summer trend, although I wear it everyday.  Mixing turquoise with silver and gold and even pearls is always fun while making a huge statement. Men and women alike can wear it and look fabulous while feeling happy and strong. Men can rock turquoise with carrying money clips, rings, and even the braver men…necklaces.
You will be noticing tons of turquoise this summer hitting runways and magazines. For me, turquoise isn’t a trend…it’s who I am! Many of our traveling boutiques and stores carry turquoise costume jewelry that is trendy, cute and adds the same flair. While you are on you’re roping and rodeo adventures, stop at an antique or vintage store…you will be surprised of the deals you can find. You can always find me rocking this stone to new levels wearing all black and layering with tones of turquoise, silver, and pearls! Try it! Rock it!
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Why hello?! It has def. been sometime since I have blogged!
I have been busy..alot been going on.
I have alot of things planned for this month of August...well one is my birthday!!
And another is a trip I am taking the Monday after my birthday in which I CAN NOT wait to take beautiful pictures and share this paradise ranch I will be visiting!
Looking through these pics...I always have turquoise on...even with my bathing suit :)
I can't make myself buy costume turquoise so the pieces I have I have swap out and change up with other jewels...I hope to be adding more turquoise necklaces to my collection soon!
Hope you all are happy and well!
Love ya!

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. "
Marcel Proust

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Take You Higher.

Dress: Eyeshadow
Sweater: Vintage
Fedora: Target
Sunglasses: RayBan
Wedges: Steve Madden
Bathing Suit: Target (4years ago)

Today was such a beautiful day..
I went for a "all natural" look today...just smeared the lipstick on and let the hair fly..
I love those days..
We went rafting first and it was amazing...and stunningly gorgeous...I don't have many pictures due to the amount of splashing that was taking place.
Afterwards, we happily beached at King's Beach near North Shore Tahoe...
Amazing! I looovve paddle boarding...I could bore you all day with all the pics.
I can't wait until I get my own paddle board which will be very very soon!
I would love to have a house here...maybe someday.
Anyways, we are off to dinner and a few drinks down town...hopefully some dancing.
Talk to you soon!
Love ya

"Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see." 
George W. Russell

Column #27 - Vakay in Tahoe

The Porterville Recorder
Vakay in Tahoe
By Amy Witt

              Hundred degree weather…I think not! Seventy degree weather is more like it. Basking in the sun, clean air, river rafting, sipping wine, shopping, fishing - Lake Tahoe is the place to be. The Northstar Resort is my current vay-kay home.  Staying in a gorgeous condo that was interior decorated for me, does this place get any better? As you walk out of the condo, you walk straight onto the main walk of the resort; restaurants, Starbucks, bars, make your own candle and jewelry shops, ice cream and candy shops. Oh, not to mention there is a frozen yogurt/candy shop on the main walk. Zeb, my little brother and I, giddily savored our concoction. They give you huge bowls to fill with whatever flavor of frozen yogurt fancies you, as well as, all the toppings including all the candy in the store to top your frozen yogurt off. I must say, it is a little tempting to just fill that bowl to the top with yogurt and candy.  
Truckee is about 15 miles from the resort. The town offers a farmers market, a variety of clothing boutiques, bars, and restaurants. There really isn't a whole lot there. JAX at the Tracks, which was featured on Food Network's Diner's, Drive-In's, and Dives, was delicious. The chicken penne pesto, was my entrĂ©e of choice…it was delic! An electric lemonade, an adult beverage, I ordered along with dinner…I do not recommend. The food was good but the service was very very slow and the mosquitos were bothering us as we dined outside. 
River rafting is on the agenda today. It will be my first time and I am not quit sure how I feel about this. Watching The Real Housewives of Orange County and their experience rafting, I think my reaction will probably be pretty comparable. At the bottom of the river, you are cheered on by spectators and welcomed to relax on the river beach with a restaurant or adult beverage. Tonight, we will be attending "Truckee Thursdays" which is a street fair along with all well drinks starting at $0.25, increasing a quarter every hour. 
Tahoe is a wonderful place to get away from the valley's heat with the fam. Tahoe has many activities to offer, as well as, a safe place. I am going to dread leaving this beautiful weather and scenery, but ready to get back to business!

Good Morning. Hope everyone is having a great week.
I actually need to get off here so I can get ready to go water rafting and basking on the beach.
I hope to get some outfit posts up soon also.
Have a beautiful day!
Love ya!

"Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there."
Francis Thompson

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth!

Just wanted to take a moment and say how proud and thankful I am for my brother and all he does for our country along with all the others who are actively serving and Veterans as well. Without you men and women, we would not live safe and free. The Air Force is one of the elite and I am so proud that my brother choose to be the best because he is the best! Follow him on instagram: @wyatt_w
Have a wonderful fourth of July.
Take a moment to stop give thanks to a Veteran or a solider!
Love ya!