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Monday, December 9, 2013

Cassidy Magazine - The Fallen Skystone

Cassidy Magazine
The Fallen Skystone
By Amy Witt

            Think Iris Apfel…oh the things I would do for her turquoise collection. I am obsessed with turquoise jewelry. It is not an obsession really…it holds beauty and signifies who I am. German, Dutch, Spanish, and Cherokee Indian are the makeup of who I am while I feel like my Indian heritage holds my soul and spirit.  Traveling to rodeos and ropings, since I was a young girl I started collecting turquoise from all over California, and now as an adult, all over the United States.  Traveling, I proudly established a collection that is beyond sacred. My collection ranges from pieces dated back to the 1940’s, from Cowboy and Indian Museums in Paso Robles, Ca., Texas, and other states all over the continent. Each piece is significant and expresses a story with different meanings behind the stone. 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…given to me with love from my fiancé and bought from our local Indian Tribe. It is a stunning piece, which reeks of beauty, love, and protection. While on one of my adventures to New Mexico, I was fortunate enough to purchase a rare spirit necklace, aka, animal fetish necklace, from an older Indian woman who hand crafted every animal on the necklace. When wearing the necklace I feel so grateful with the knowledge of knowing how powerful and spiritual the piece is.  The necklace holds magic in every stone and animal that hangs around my neck.
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. The special thing about turquoise is that every piece is unique and genuine. Turquoise wears and roughs it’s stones to your life.
Every few years, Turquoise re-gains its must-have trends in high fashion. 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 can utilize the color by decorating with furniture and accessories throughout your home for any season or occasion.
You will be noticing turquoise this winter 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 chic, affordable, and adds the same flair. While you are on you’re roping and rodeo adventures or even on a road trip, stop at an antique or vintage store…you will be amazed with the deals you can find. For Christmas, you can not go wrong with giving a friend or loved one a hand picked turquoise piece. You will receive joy watching a jaw drop, surprising the gift receiver especially those who have yet to be fortunate enough to own. Remember, every stone is unique and special while given with thought and from the heart. 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! The sky’s the limit!
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This is a preview of the magazine...they will be at the NFR and I also encourage you to purchase a subscription: cassidymagazine.com find them on Facebook and Twitter.
I'm sorry I have been so busy...I will be making my blog a priority.
Be peaceful and happy.
Love you!

"In the end, only three things matter; how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wedding Wednesday

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 Happy Wedding Wednesday!!
I'm needing some much needed inspiration. Wedding planning is so stressful, important, and fun.
Making sure every detail is perfect and leaving no individual behind.
We did our guest list in 30 minutes just family and close close friends and we already
totaled 300 people.
I have my bridesmaids lined out, a venue in mind, colors, and even the dress I want.
We plan on everything to be couture and over the top just the way our life is.
No matter how much I stress, I need to stop and take a deep breath because no matter what, it is going to be perfect marrying my best friend.
I anticipate a video up on Friday with a few exciting announcements of some new opportunities!!
Photo credits all to Pinterest.

Have a beautiful day!
Love ya!
“Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til they find someone just as wild to run with them.”
Sex and the City


Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Wearing: Thrifted Guess Denim button-up, Express Editor Slacks, Xhiliration Cheetah Wedges

Oh Heeeyy!
Yes, I cut my hair all off it was a much needed must have change.
Monica did an amazing job on the color and cut especially with situation at hand.
I started Herbalife with the help of my friend Kareen. I have already felt an significant difference in energy and the way I feel, decrease of bloating, and not to mention the self accomplishment of not indulging in Starbucks, Pepsi, or carbs every morning every day.
The Coordinated Bride featured me today on their Instagram @thecoordinatedbride
and I was so thrilled and honored.
Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful exciting frusterating happy did I mention stressful task I have ever even dreamed about- no wonder Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big decided to wed at the courthouse - I'm at that point especially when the wedding venue of your dreams quotes you $36,000-$38,000...that's as much as my car!!
Have a nice evening.
Love ya!

"As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda,
woulda, buckle up and just keep going."
-Sarah Jessica Parker

Friday, October 4, 2013

Stop and smell the roses.

F21 Blouse & necklace, Mossimo pants, Vonzipper sunnies, Cupid wedges.

Happy Friday!
 I feel like we are all guilty of being ungrateful or having too many expectations from other people and even for ourselves. This blouse and title was appropriate for the way I was feeling because sometimes I really do need to stop and smell the roses and realize how fortunate and lucky I am. My expectations for myself and my goals go above and beyond and sometimes a little to above and  beyond to the point where I dwell and dwell on what I haven't accomplished or what I haven't done or feeling like I can't get ahead and being so critical of myself;  I find myself thinking negatively which one negative thought leads to another.
I told myself it is time to stop. It is time to slow down. My health isn't in the best of condition and for months of not knowing, hopefully this month I will finally know what the problem really is. 
Realizing that life doesn't always go as planned and that things happen that we can't control is realty...sometimes realty that we don't want to accept. I have opened my eyes to living day by day, living in the moment, and working on being positive about everyday, everything, and every situation that is thrown at me. Meditating, praying, reading, and ultimately just slowing my mind down, as well as myself, are uplifting practices that help me.
My life is beyond beautiful surrounded by beautiful people and beautiful things.
Sometimes, I just have to stop and smell the roses!
Love ya!

"Being ashamed of your past is absolutely insane. Learn from it. Don't let it debilitate you. New day, new love, new mind, every morning."
-Unknown author

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I'm back.

 Wearing: True Religion Brand T-Shirt, Vigoss Jeans, thrifted boots, F21glass

Well Hello,
It has been a while...a little too long.
I have made a vow to myself to start blogging more. The blog will be undergoing some major facelifts!
From health, to moving, to roping, to wedding plans, there has been a lot going on since I last blogged.
Roping has finally made its way back to me - we have been religiously practicing every Tuesday and Thursday now and Mo (my horse) and I have never been more confident and on top of our game.
It has been fun exposing Will to another part of my lifestyle and he has not only started roping but it is something we enjoy looking forward to to free our minds.
We are now moving to such a beautiful and motivating house we intend on buying.
Wedding plans have finally made some progress with a hold on figuring out when and where Wyatt was going to be deployed and when he would be returning. Wyatt will be being deployed to Kurdistan for a few months then Afghanistan soon after. He will return sometime November-December 2014 so we are planning for a Spring 2015 wedding.
There is so much to write about but I have to run.
Be talking to you soon!
Love ya
I wasn't able to upload a roping video yet but you can
check it out on my instagram: caliiforniadreamin
and a little instagram action for you below

"Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens."
Carrie Bradshaw

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Beverly Hills.

Well Hello!
I'm so sorry for the delay in blogging - sometimes priorities, health, and life manage to get the best of me.
I am starting to make California Dreamin' more of a priority as well because it is a part of my life.
A few months ago, my mother, my TuTu - which is a grandmother in hawaiian, and myself ventured to Villa Blanca to give it a try. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was beautiful and uplifting. It was very romantic. As you can see from the bottom pic, I did get a pic with Pandora, daughter of Lisa Vanderpump - part owner of V.B. and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fave. Lisa, Ken, and Giggy were both there having dinner with a friend but I felt it inappropriate to bug them and get a pic even though everyone else in the restaurant was. Pandora, her husband, and some of the other cast members from Lisa's show "Vanderpump Rules" were also there waiting and bartending.
I bought my dress from H&M along with my necklace. My shoes are from Target.
My next trip to the Hills I plan on going to SUR where the atmosphere is funner and younger...so I hear from my mother who has gone without me.
I hope you are enjoying my "Ropers Sports News" columns.
I am no longer on facebook so feel free to email me: amycwitt@gmail.com or follow me on instagram.
Below is a lil taste of insta on my account!
Peace and Love


"When you can't forgive someone, pray for them. It may or may not change them,
but it will always change you."