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Featured Seller: pollenArts

Apr 11, 2011

by pollenArts

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Tell us about yourselves.
Aloha! We’re Peter and Juwels — husband and wife, creative partners, and above all, best friends. When we met, Juwels was a competitive skateboarder. She was sponsored by some pretty huge companies, appeared in magazines and flew overseas for photo shoots. In 2006, Juwels and I published a novel to great reviews. It briefly became required reading and then a banned book at a Los Angeles public school. We’ve had many creative projects over the years, but our most recent offering is a line of antique bottle-shaped beeswax candles. Now we make candles on our tiny stove in our big red honey pot.

About three years ago, Juwels and I left our fancy top-story loft and moved into a 1975 Winnebago Chieftain. We bought “Miss Winnie” and immediately received a lot of dubious looks from family and friends when we announced our plan to simplify our lives and expand our horizons. There was a lot to be sacrificed, no doubt, but I was taken by the idea, and continued to nibble away at her conventions. The idea of being able to travel easily finally won over Juwels, and we first exercised that freedom when we flew across the Pacific to enjoy our four-month honeymoon in Southeast Asia. You will soon be able to keep up with our adventures in our Winnebago Diaries.

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Besides creating things, what do you do?
We’ve recently discovered an abandoned horse ranch near our studio. It’s a wonderland of wild edible plants, tree frogs, butterflies, raccoons, flamboyant skunks, and about a million feral cats and song birds. The footpaths of this forgotten ranch have become our local escape these days, but other pleasures include going to the hot springs to give the old birthday suits a soak, having friends over and spending the night making food, telling stories, creating new recipes, thrift store hopping, people watching, bargaining massages out of each other, researching child prodigies, sliding across our bamboo floors in our warmest pair of socks, being nostalgic about whatever season we just left, and all sorts of other things which keep us young and deepen the smile lines below our eyes. It’s a lot of work, but we’re like two friends in the same class, sneaking our little moments and passing notes all day long.

What would be the name of your memoir and why?
“Level Ground” because we believe that life is about searching for a balance.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Our inspiration comes from the great delight that we get from sharing. Whether it’s a new type of food, a piece of music, or a special tint in the sky, the instinct is always to nudge the person next to you and say, “Check it out!”. Creating things is just a wider reaching nudge.

Also, we’re always inspired by a good cause, and with this project in particular, there’s such a great opportunity for environmental and health progress. Most candles are made from chemical paraffin, a byproduct of petroleum. But honey bees produce an organic, smokeless, ionizing, sweet smelling fuel. It burns longer and brighter than any other wax, and these days with millions of bees falling victim to Colony Collapse Disorder, it’s very important to employ as many bees as possible. They say that we vote with our dollar, so vote for our buzzing bee boys!

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What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade is the cliff swallow, building a mud nest on a wall where vertical meets upside down. It’s about finding the patience to slow down and accept the pace at which one person can progress through many detailed steps. It’s the power that we all have to bring something into existence that just moments before was a fleeting thought or curiosity.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
Mother Nature.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
From the finger paints and play dough, to the mashed potato snowmen and paper boats, we all start off as curious beings, makers and learners. The challenge, though, is having the courage and determination to sail into the “real world” in your paper boat amidst a swirling sea of cargo ships from China.

How would you describe your creative process?
Our creative process is kind of like a verbal, and slightly telepathic, game of ping pong. Ideas bounce back and forth across our little kitchen table, scattered with notes, tools, and materials, and when the ball suddenly unravels into a beautiful butterfly and floats around the room, neither of us know exactly who did what.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
It would be great to press an eye to the keyhole of Nikola Tesla’s laboratory. Yes, strange nights when he and Mark Twain would laugh and shoot spider webs of lightning from mysterious metal coils. That would be a sight to see.

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What handmade possession do you most cherish?
The Winnie is by far our most cherished handmade possession. Our stained wood counter tops began as a few sheets of furniture grade plywood somebody left out in an alley, and our little claw foot bathroom vanity was stuffed headfirst into a dumpster and covered with ants. The ladder which hooks to the edge of our reclining bedroom was pulled out of an old motor home in the junkyard, and our kitchen sink was an antique wok which we found in a small shop in northern Vietnam.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
We stop eating and start drinking. A good raw juice and smoothie fast can really cut the background noise out of your head. We seem to equal each other out through our combined strengths, but if we were to hit a rut, or if we just wanted to soar a little higher, simplifying the diet down to a rocket fuel would be the prescription.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
We dream of branching out beyond our little Winnie stove and studio space to someday find the Pollen Arts home base on a simple, green piece of land with plenty of plants and animals, beehives, solar power, spring water, and open airy work spaces full of good people chatting over the music.

We’re currently renting a large studio space at an artist collective. Watching thirteen creative people, from all walks of life, live and work together has given us some pretty unique ideas about what we can do to keep our future team happy and healthy. Juwels will surely be passing around some of her raw food snacks and smoothies. The idea of being able to offer a free on-site daycare and an arts and nature program for our employees with small children really tickles our family bone. This way our moms and dads can have lunch with their little ones and enjoy a visit to the goat pen, flower gardens, or watch the chickens scratching up the soil.

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620 comments

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 6 years ago

    I love this shop. It must be great to work with someone you get along with so well. I want to hire/acquire a creative partner! Big congrats!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Love your philosophy. And your work! Best of luck and congrats on feature seller article.

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Wow! You both are living a lifestyle I only dream about. Maybe it isn't too late for me. I will certainly keep an eye out for your blog. Good luck with in your endeavor! Gary

  • marebear

    marebear said 6 years ago

    awesome! glad you guys get to get out on your own and see the world as it was meant to be seen! on the road, together!

  • StuffByStuff

    StuffByStuff said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • betsywynn

    betsywynn said 6 years ago

    Awesome article ! I love your story !

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 6 years ago

    totally fab. i've often thought of moving into a mystery solving vehicle and leaving it all behind :)

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 6 years ago

    wow! how inspiring:) Keep it up!

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 6 years ago

    This is such a great story! I love your freedom and simplicity! Great feature, congrats!

  • BlueDoorStyle

    BlueDoorStyle said 6 years ago

    what a great worry. Congrats and keep living the good life!

  • LavishLeather

    LavishLeather said 6 years ago

    Great article! Cool candles. Wonderful free spirits!

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina said 6 years ago

    Loved this interview!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you guys are sooooo inspirational! congrats on your work! is really awesome! :D

  • ETALIE

    ETALIE said 6 years ago

    Great Story! Great life!!! Great Store!

  • pollenArts

    pollenArts said 6 years ago

    Thanks guys ; ) Can't believe we were featured !! here's a little link to the video of the skateboarding jump above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IBp6yy8UDo love, -p&j

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery said 6 years ago

    very inspirational. i love the Winnie! your product is the perfect mix of organic with the beeswax and industrial by using the man-made bottles. love it, congrats :)

  • SilverFirsFarm

    SilverFirsFarm said 6 years ago

    WOW congrats you guys, I'm so happy to see another candle maker and one of my absolute favorite shops as a featured seller!! Congrats, this is great... and AWESOME winnie!!

  • riversongrapture

    riversongrapture said 6 years ago

    What an amazing feature! Such a fluid & woderful story of you!! Very inspiring!

  • LilikoiLane

    LilikoiLane said 6 years ago

    Such a great story. I want to come and live on your future artist's compound. Just let me know when and where. ;)

  • Hapagirls

    Hapagirls said 6 years ago

    Love your interview. The ultimate handmade story!

  • yalipaz

    yalipaz said 6 years ago

    True love and free spirit!! Way to go!! Congrats on the feature!! Wonderful article!!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous story and a great product. Love Miss Winnie!!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 6 years ago

    I love your candles! Great story!

  • myjewelry

    myjewelry said 6 years ago

    I love your story. So inspiring, thanks for sharing! By far, one of the best I've read!

  • happyhoundcreative

    happyhoundcreative said 6 years ago

    WOW!! So inspirational!! Love the answer to the What is Handmade to you question.

  • bettylooproject

    bettylooproject said 6 years ago

    such a great life!!!! so inspirational to hear about the love and passion behind what you do and to believe in it that much.

  • bettylooproject

    bettylooproject said 6 years ago

    such a great life!!!! so inspirational to hear about the love and passion behind what you do and to believe in it that much.

  • vohandmade

    vohandmade said 6 years ago

    Your paper boat will surely inspire many other paper boats to follow!

  • conspiracytheory74

    conspiracytheory74 said 6 years ago

    Great shop, nice article.

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney said 6 years ago

    I love the photo of you two - looks like you have a wonderful time together!! Congrats!!

  • LoveTheBaby

    LoveTheBaby said 6 years ago

    I really love their work. We've had lots of old bottles and things "churn up" at our place, so I really appreciate their use of old stuff to make new. Especially to make bees wax candles. Neat! P & J, you seem so sweet and happy. Best wishes!

  • bakerinva

    bakerinva said 6 years ago

    This is one of the best articles I have read in a long time! You are living MY dream! I will get there soon....thanks so much for sharing ~ keep doing the great working you are doing.

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    love this shop ~ its spirit and now its story. Happy journey's Miss Winnie!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 6 years ago

    Fantastic story - loved it!! It took a lot of courage to downsize like that - you've inspired me. Love your product too. Congratulations on your success!

  • heartsandbows494

    heartsandbows494 said 6 years ago

    It amazes me that all these candles are made in such small kitchen! I enjoyed reading your story and Congratulations! btw, the photo of the two of you rocks!! :)

  • futurowoman

    futurowoman said 6 years ago

    So awesome! Great they were featured--I had not seen this shop before! :)

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 6 years ago

    You guys are amazing! Living the dream! Wishing so much happiness and success :) So glad to know you guys are out there.

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    You two sound like the nicest, loveliest people ever!

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 6 years ago

    LOVE this article - the writing style, the products and your love as a couple that shines through everything! What beauty!

  • rins

    rins said 6 years ago

    I love this story too! very much so. and indeed very inspiring " Creating things is just a wider reaching nudge" : )

  • marysworkshop

    marysworkshop said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article! I admire your joyful, simple and creative lifestyle.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    I love your story! You both such a great couple. I am always trying to get my significant other to simplify so we can move somewhere beautiful if only for a year... And, I always fast on juice when I feel stuck. It's amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • gumbygirl

    gumbygirl said 6 years ago

    This is stuff dreams are made of! Congratulations.....

  • meggancolleen

    meggancolleen said 6 years ago

    what a beautiful article; so many well-put words of wisdom! not to mention your candles are dreamy

  • TheSewingGin

    TheSewingGin said 6 years ago

    It is so wonderful to hear how the two of you can create together and be free. Must be wonderful.

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 6 years ago

    Amazing! As I sit in my cubicle I think that space openess and light are things that dr ams are made of. You are living the dream. Congrats to you both, you are a fantastic couple! Back to lunch I only have an hour. Thanks for sharing your wonderful product and story. I could have kept reading!!!

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 6 years ago

    Wow!!! You two are such a neat & wonderful couple. Keep it up & congratulations. This interview was so refreshing to read. : )

  • ArchetypalTheatre

    ArchetypalTheatre said 6 years ago

    This is so great! I could maybe handle a day job with employers like you =) Inspirational.

  • Melony

    Melony said 6 years ago

    What a great article and hooray for non cookie-cutter couples making their way in this world. Loved reading about your life!

  • LastMinuteClothing

    LastMinuteClothing said 6 years ago

    I'm sailing my paper boat amidst the vast of cargo ships from china and it is tough. Cheers to you two for employing the bees in our world and making a great product as a result!

  • tanisalexis

    tanisalexis said 6 years ago

    holy smokes, you 2 are incredible! well spoken, balanced, and grounded. Can my family come and live as your neighbours? hahaha! you're living my dream! ;) well done, bravo, and congratulations for running (and being) such an inspiring and down-to-earth business. :)

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign said 6 years ago

    Sounds like you are making a lovely life for yourselves and those around you! Congrats on the feature and your success!

  • tiialin

    tiialin said 6 years ago

    love the candles!

  • shabbyvintagemom

    shabbyvintagemom said 6 years ago

    Just found a new favorite seller♥ What a wonderful & inspiring story!!! I'm crazy about your Winnie, LOVE what you've done inside :)

  • veskomom

    veskomom said 6 years ago

    Amazing! Simply amazing! You guys rock! Wonderful candles!

  • monamivie

    monamivie said 6 years ago

    This is the best one yet, hands down! Love the shop and the positive attitude. Good vibes and good karma :)

  • oakappledesigns

    oakappledesigns said 6 years ago

    Possibly the most eloquent interview answers I've ever seen... you brought me into your world, and for a few minutes I was sharing your WONDERFUL life! Thanks so much :)

  • amandapiver

    amandapiver said 6 years ago

    Winnies rule! and what a sweet shop too.

  • BirdiesCozyNest

    BirdiesCozyNest said 6 years ago

    Best wishes to you! I hope your piece of beautiful green land full of plants, animals, clean water and solar living is realized very soon!

  • MarthyMay

    MarthyMay said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful and inspiring article! Getting back to what's real!

  • chARiTyelise

    chARiTyelise said 6 years ago

    oh my goodness. definitely my favorite featured seller/ story ever. congratulations and thank you for sharing such a soul nourishing story. i am delighted by this article!! off to check out your shop!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago

    Absolutely loved your article! How nice to be able to travel and yet still take your shop with you! Congrats to you both! lovely items!

  • olivebrown

    olivebrown said 6 years ago

    great article! loving your candles....(when the budget allows...)

  • Akamatra

    Akamatra said 6 years ago

    Great story! Inspiring way of life! I especially like the "bargaining massages out of each other" part!!! Love your shop! Warm wishes to you both!

  • opheliasapothecary

    opheliasapothecary said 6 years ago

    what an inspiring couple! thanks so much for sharing your winnie and story with us....xoxo, ophelia

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap said 6 years ago

    So fun and reminiscent of my early days with my sweetie in new Mexico. Delighted by the simplicity of your lives!

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 6 years ago

    Big fan of your work- especially the poison bottle candles! Congratulations on the Feature!!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 6 years ago

    great interview and thank you for the reminder that handmade is in the process. i am not getting a lot "done" in my studio lately as my kids are needy right now. it's good to be reminded that it is normal and part of handmade, and they are my priority.

  • MichelleJacqueline

    MichelleJacqueline said 6 years ago

    How inspiring - the interview really highlights the duo aspect of your work. It's great.

  • azramomin

    azramomin said 6 years ago

    Your product is wonderful, and your article was such a great, great read. Thank you!

  • MagpieWorkshop

    MagpieWorkshop said 6 years ago

    I love your products and your story was a pleasure to read.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Wow you guys prove to live simply indeed can be attainable. Congrats on the feature, and I also admire

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Wow you guys prove to live simply indeed can be attainable. Congrats on the feature, and I also admire how happy you guys seem to be :) Nice candles!

  • Foodphyte

    Foodphyte said 6 years ago

    This is so hilari-crazy off-the-hook terrific/inspiring I don't even know where to begin. I want to hang out with you guys. No, seriously.

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Great story and your product is so unique.

  • greengarland

    greengarland said 6 years ago

    What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

  • VintageNesting

    VintageNesting said 6 years ago

    Love this Featured Seller! What an inspiring story. Makes me wannna buy an old Airtstream and hit the roads.

  • lilliprint

    lilliprint said 6 years ago

    おめでとう P&J!!! I am so proud of the creative work you are doing! You are a refreshing breath of true individuality, originality, and expression. ;-)

  • youcute

    youcute said 6 years ago

    I'm impressed with the inside of your Winnie. You made it charming and cozy..."home."

  • caiseemontgomery

    caiseemontgomery said 6 years ago

    LOVE this! I enjoyed reading this interview, I usually don't stop and read these things, but the candles are definitely cool and caught my eye. Curiosity lead me in and I'm glad it did!

  • maclancy

    maclancy said 6 years ago

    roam-antic adventures! I love the bees and am thrilled for yet another promoter of beeswax.. loved your story.. creative and wonderful candles.. I am sold! best to you both!

  • Macramaking

    Macramaking said 6 years ago

    What a cool story! Sounds like so much fun to be free like that! Congratz! :)

  • LittleBirdWallArt

    LittleBirdWallArt said 6 years ago

    How very inspiring! I loved the paper boat VS cargo ship statement, sometimes it definitely takes stepping out and taking a risk. Thanks for the great post!

  • MoonParade

    MoonParade said 6 years ago

    I want a Winnebago! Congrats to you both! Love your style, integrity and unfettered approach to life, not to mention those amazing candles.

  • KitschDesigns

    KitschDesigns said 6 years ago

    What a neat idea to use those cool bottles to make candles. Very cool. Congrats on the feature!

  • eclecticka

    eclecticka said 6 years ago

    great article, nice little glimpse into life:)

  • PurpleBlossomStudio

    PurpleBlossomStudio said 6 years ago

    This was one of the most enjoyable profiles I have read! Love your world and your store!

  • 4telling

    4telling said 6 years ago

    Love your inspiration! Especially nature speaking to you it is a wonderous sound for those who can hear it!

  • mamasgroove

    mamasgroove said 6 years ago

    Oh my gaad, Fantastic!

  • mamasgroove

    mamasgroove said 6 years ago

    Oh my gaad, Fantastic!

  • LucillesAttic

    LucillesAttic said 6 years ago

    Absolutely amazing! My husband, daughter and I are also contemplating getting an RV and traveling the country to see what we can discover and experience. Your story makes me realize it can be done and the wonderful adventure that goes along with it. Great story and congrats!

  • pollenArts

    pollenArts said 6 years ago

    we're both crying - thank you all ; )

  • spontaneousreality

    spontaneousreality said 6 years ago

    peace & love candlemakers!

  • ChasingtheCrayon

    ChasingtheCrayon said 6 years ago

    Love the interior photos of your amazing home.....and what a original and brilliant idea for candles.

  • ARabbitNamedMolecule

    ARabbitNamedMolecule said 6 years ago

    Love your story, love the way you live and bless be both of you! Congrats on the feature!

  • MaineHarbour

    MaineHarbour said 6 years ago

    This life is those out a novel! Congrats on making it real! I love your candles as well.

  • HeavenlyNaturalSoap

    HeavenlyNaturalSoap said 6 years ago

    ubber cool I think if we ever met we would be instant friends :)

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Your philosophy is incredible! What a great story! I'm so excited to be able to follow your blog and keep up with your adventures! Beautiful shop and I wish the best of luck to both of you :) Congrats on the FS!!!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 6 years ago

    We enjoyed your story so much! Thanks for sharing! We have always wanted a RV and then go where we wanted to go and see what we want to see. Good For You Guys! You are something special.

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 6 years ago

    Um when I grow up can I be you?!!! You two are complete sweet hearts! Would love to know you! Great FS!!

  • genctug

    genctug said 6 years ago

    I like your candles :)

  • CarlasFunkyArt

    CarlasFunkyArt said 6 years ago

    Back to simple, nice! Loved your story, and it is so special that you get to share it with your best friend! Congrats on the article!

  • JunkStyleHome

    JunkStyleHome said 6 years ago

    You guys are right up my alley! Little "footprint" ~ big impact! Thanks for loving Mother Earth! Love your candles!

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 6 years ago

    Love!

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 6 years ago

    how wonderful!! congratulations!!!!

  • amusedboutique

    amusedboutique said 6 years ago

    lovely and fascinating...anxious to read & see more!

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 6 years ago

    Beautifully written and a joy to read (and this coming from a long-life bookie and librarian). Are you continuing to write? You must! Off to peek into the corners of your shop. Congratulations and good luck during your featured artist whirlwind.

  • tammyann343

    tammyann343 said 6 years ago

    Love your story, some people write about living and loving life but you two do it! Thank you for sharing such an awesome story :)

  • SunnyDayDiggs

    SunnyDayDiggs said 6 years ago

    I have a "Winnie" too! One of the best Etsy spotlights...Thank you for being FANTASTIC!!!!!

  • meowadays

    meowadays said 6 years ago

    beautifully written!!

  • lilafrances

    lilafrances said 6 years ago

    You two offer beautiful, inspiring art and back it up with a beautiful and inspiring lifestyle. I admire you both and wish you all the magic this life has to offer. <3

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 6 years ago

    What a cool life.

  • rosebudoriginals

    rosebudoriginals said 6 years ago

    What an interesting path you've chosen. Awsome interview! Love your prescription for a creative rut: stop eating and start drinking! Cheers!

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 6 years ago

    What an amazing, inspiring story....You two rock! Congrats on your success!

  • JulieNolan

    JulieNolan said 6 years ago

    I loved reading your story. Congrats to the feature and your Winnie!

  • winsomehollow

    winsomehollow said 6 years ago

    just love your work and the obvious love which pours into your creations... a beautifully written story about a truly wonderful philosophy on life. congrats!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    AWESOME STORY!!!!! I wish me and the hubby were like that..... Love it!!

  • winsomehollow

    winsomehollow said 6 years ago

    p.s. i'm a wee bit jealous of your winnie!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 6 years ago

    I....LOVE YOU guys! Smiling through the whole interview...congratulations! P.S. Miss Winnie is a beauty!

  • JulieLillian

    JulieLillian said 6 years ago

    Fantastic interview. Congrats on the feature!

  • melsartbuffet

    melsartbuffet said 6 years ago

    I want to find the "Peter" to my "Juwel". Such a lovely story, thanks for sharing. And always wonderful to keep the bees moving. The candles are great! :)

  • treasuresrustique

    treasuresrustique said 6 years ago

    Love this shop, their story is great too!

  • babyjewlz

    babyjewlz said 6 years ago

    Amazing life together! The two of you and your life together are really inspirational!!!! I love the photo of you guys together.....very cool!

  • BettyTurbo

    BettyTurbo said 6 years ago

    raddest featured seller photo EVAR.

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • strikk

    strikk said 6 years ago

    completely inspiring. *swoons*

  • AukinasGoddess

    AukinasGoddess said 6 years ago

    I love all the love between you two ♥

  • thefinalstretch

    thefinalstretch said 6 years ago

    I seriously envy the two of you. My partner and I have been strongly discussing doing as you two have done. He's into Skateboarding as well, we head out to the parks as much as we can. When I get home, I will be showing him this so he can see how easy it is to do as you both have. He is well in touch with Mother Nature, as I am. She takes care of us! I'm so happy for you both!!!!

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae said 6 years ago

    what a inspiring story, makes me wanna get in my 66 Scotty and trek the states! just wonderful! congrats

  • terabliss

    terabliss said 6 years ago

    So inspiring! Congrats you guys!!! love it! ♥♥♥

  • GuerillaBabe

    GuerillaBabe said 6 years ago

    You inspire me to connect with my husband on a more creative level and see what we can do together!

  • velvetplume

    velvetplume said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your journey!...I also work side~by~side with my love, everyday...sharing life with our sewing machines and our *almost* 5 year old son!....life is *beautiful* and Bliss~FULL when you contribute to it with passion and love*

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 6 years ago

    I'm just about to graduate high school and am full of dreams! Sometimes I think dreams can only be dreams, but you've shown me that they can become real! I opened my etsy store as a way of selling my tiedyes to fund a trip to World Youth Day in Madrid, but with that goal almost met, I am now "dyeing" to go to college... Thank you for the inspiration to keep focusing on the future, while I enjoy every step of the present, and fondly recall the past. Congrats on all you have accomplished!

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue said 6 years ago

    Did the same, yet downsized to a 550 sq ft house. It can be done! I have bamboo floors too :D

  • Littlezozo

    Littlezozo said 6 years ago

    great story ilove your way of living and gongrats on feature :)

  • meshedesigns

    meshedesigns said 6 years ago

    This was a very lifting article, simple and easy working, living, and loving!

  • meshedesigns

    meshedesigns said 6 years ago

    This was a very lifting article, simple and easy working, living, and loving!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    awesome shop and interview! may you stay forever young.

  • TableTopJewels

    TableTopJewels said 6 years ago

    Good luck, kids....great story...I'll try your candles!

  • woolies

    woolies said 6 years ago

    Gotta get some of your candles. Been talking lately about how - in 6 more years - after kids are graduated from college - selling everything and RVing around. Your Miss Winnie is a beauty.

  • LetterParade

    LetterParade said 6 years ago

    You two are like the model couple for all creative couples! Please never fall out of LOVE!

  • honeywild

    honeywild said 6 years ago

    Wow, I adored this interview!! What a beautiful life, wonderful dream and exquisite Winnebago! I would never have dreamed it would have such a gorgeous interior!! Thanks so much for sharing a slice of your life with us. xo.

  • morganstreet

    morganstreet said 6 years ago

    WOW what an inspiration! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about your shop and your work!

  • MicheleP222

    MicheleP222 said 6 years ago

    Come to Florida...We will come live with you!! Plus, I can cook!!

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 6 years ago

    Following a dream and living by example while loving life to the fullest! Awesome feature, congratulations!

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Music to Dance By. congrats

  • provax

    provax said 6 years ago

    This whole interview made me smile!

  • CurioCabinet

    CurioCabinet said 6 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful products and I admire your creative, alternative, sustainable lifestyle...Best wishes for continued success and adventures!

  • TerraNovaJewelry

    TerraNovaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Super duper mad props to both of you for everything! Finding happiness (know there are still bumps along the way) and just living life the way you want. What an awesome photo!! Love, love, love your home! : D

  • aprilstarrstudios

    aprilstarrstudios said 6 years ago

    i am so appreciative to have come accross this story, this thriving and vibrant example of stepping off of the grid to follow one's own path. Would love to hear more from people who have made this work for them! thank you j&p.

  • beadsoffolly

    beadsoffolly said 6 years ago

    Wow you two are amazing! Pollen Arts is a simple idea with an original twist! Love your molds, your atitude, and approach to the creative process! Isn't Love amazing:)

  • ElfiePins

    ElfiePins said 6 years ago

    so fun and spunky! i love this shop! so much character :)

  • larrysleatherwork

    larrysleatherwork said 6 years ago

    Great story and what you have done with the Mrs Winnie is great. Thanks for a great post.

  • TiffanyMorganDesigns

    TiffanyMorganDesigns said 6 years ago

    So fun! How do you get them out of the bottles... or is that a trade secret? :P

  • kathyscraftroom55

    kathyscraftroom55 said 6 years ago

    Very creative way to make candles!! Love it...................... :o)

  • JemimaAndJude

    JemimaAndJude said 6 years ago

    This is really inspiring! :)

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Great art, values and philosophy...having fun all along the way! Mahalo for sharing. Aloha, Connie

  • nenafaye

    nenafaye said 6 years ago

    Oh man, you are living my dream.....I wish you years and years of freedom and happiness for you are truely living an authentic life. Peace

  • LuckyLadyApparel

    LuckyLadyApparel said 6 years ago

    My favorite: "The challenge, though, is having the courage and determination to sail into the “real world” in your paper boat amidst a swirling sea of cargo ships from China." -That really struck me; you guys absolutely rock :) I wish we could be like you :))))

  • pollenArts

    pollenArts said 6 years ago

    Tiffany : ) many people ask us how we get the wax out of the bottles without breaking them ... and of course ... we'll never tell ; )

  • queenbeehoney

    queenbeehoney said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful interview, and I loved your shop the moment I saw it in December! You have really taken flight! I love the bees and the wax as well. The poor little girls have a big challenge in this world , with more awareness about keeping things all natural maybe things will change! Congrats to you both! You have a beautiful life!

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 6 years ago

    Okay, I personally think your creative writing ability is at the very top of your many talents. I enjoyed the read so much that I am now a follower of your blog-to-be! I wish you continued happiness while you're out there following your dreams.

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 6 years ago

    Okay, I personally think your creative writing ability is at the very top of your many talents. I enjoyed the read so much that I am now a follower of your blog-to-be! I wish you continued happiness while you're out there following your dreams.

  • GardenDaisies

    GardenDaisies said 6 years ago

    "The challenge, though, is having the courage and determination to sail into the “real world” in your paper boat amidst a swirling sea of cargo ships from China." I love this. I think that it is super wonderful and inspiring two people can be so full of love and so aware of their surroundings. Love Miss Winnie and her much-loved interior and really loving the candles. Congratulations - it was by far one of the best I have read and best of luck in your future endeavors :)

  • aLuminousSpark

    aLuminousSpark said 6 years ago

    "The challenge, though, is having the courage and determination to sail into the “real world” in your paper boat amidst a swirling sea of cargo ships from China." Word!! LOVE your candles, Love your outlook. :)xx

  • oktak

    oktak said 6 years ago

    You guys are too cool to be true.

  • DebsWhimsicalDesigns

    DebsWhimsicalDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your free spirits!

  • sighfoo

    sighfoo said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful story. Lovely lovely candles.

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 6 years ago

    Love your candles! Fabulous idea. All the best to you both :)

  • NikkiCrossApplesauce

    NikkiCrossApplesauce said 6 years ago

    thats so interesting, I also drink a lot of fresh squeezed juice and it really does seem to clear the cobwebs while I'm working! I second the comments on your writing skills, writing another book may be in your future. Keep on keepin on!

  • fishlegs

    fishlegs said 6 years ago

    That is the coolest Winni-mobile I've ever seen! And your candles are so cute. Can't wait to get mine!

  • copperandglass

    copperandglass said 6 years ago

    I want some. . . candles and simplicity. Thank you for sharing.

  • laceydu

    laceydu said 6 years ago

    Please so tell us of your book! My highschool once made us read all the banned books, it was super. Your story and love is incredible, keep on roaming, sharing, and inspiring!! BEST interview yet, I passed it along to many loved ones. Your candles are so fine. Thank you!!

  • TeeBooLee

    TeeBooLee said 6 years ago

    I love your lifestyle! I look forward to hearing more about your adventures with Miss Winnie! Your products look great too!

  • BirdsOnMyShoulders

    BirdsOnMyShoulders said 6 years ago

    There is nothing more amazing than a partnership that works so well! Support the bees and keep creating!

  • CasualNeeds

    CasualNeeds said 6 years ago

    love your shop but most of all your story :) To live & travel is my secret dream, congrats!

  • fairyspells2010

    fairyspells2010 said 6 years ago

    A WONDER FUL INSPIRATION TO THOSE OF US WHO DREAM OF "LETTING GO" OF WHATEVER INHIBITS US IN THIS REALM. A CHANCE TO BE THE EXTERNAL SPIRIT -NOT JUST THE INTERNAL ARTIST. A SECOND CHANCE OF LIVING BEFORE DYING. THANK YOU FOR PUTTING A SMILE ATOP MY DAY. FAIRYSPELLS2010.ETSY.COM

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed your article. Reminds me of my husband and I...always growing together and finishing each others sentences. ;-)

  • OggoThings

    OggoThings said 6 years ago

    wonderful story, lovely shop.. congrats!

  • girlbyAileen

    girlbyAileen said 6 years ago

    I am so inspired by you both. Thanks for sharing!

  • jodyvanB

    jodyvanB said 6 years ago

    A fabulous shop! Their candles are flawless and their generosity of spirit so great! Wonderful people! Congrats, guys, on the feature!! You rock! xoxo Jody

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 6 years ago

    Just loved your story. And I'll be sure to tell everyone I know to check it out. Wow!

  • thegreenpickle

    thegreenpickle said 6 years ago

    INCREDIBLE! AMAZING! INSPIRATIONAL! Thanks for sharing your story. Really makes me think about my life. What's important? What do I really want? Your candles are awesome. Can't wait to follow your blog and share your story with my husband.

  • BohemianThings

    BohemianThings said 6 years ago

    Officially, on my favorite sellers list . Love your story and your shop...you're living out my dream. :)

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    excited to read about your future adventures in your winnebago diaries blog... beautiful shop! congrats on the inspiring feature!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 6 years ago

    Love it! Congratulations on the feature, guys, and good luck for the future!

  • abonner18

    abonner18 said 6 years ago

    Great interview! What was the name of the book you published?

  • Mylana

    Mylana said 6 years ago

    I love your bottle candles.

  • hoosiermamma1

    hoosiermamma1 said 6 years ago

    What I am dieing to know is .... how do you get the candles in the shape of the vintage bottles and out of said bottles without breaking said bottles? I am the person who can NEVER figure out the magic trick/ LOL

  • AprilUnfolds

    AprilUnfolds said 6 years ago

    What wounderful and heartfelt story!

  • AprilUnfolds

    AprilUnfolds said 6 years ago

    What wounderful and heartfelt story!

  • greeniebeanrecycle

    greeniebeanrecycle said 6 years ago

    wow. I'm struck with wanderlust all over!

  • AprilUnfolds

    AprilUnfolds said 6 years ago

    What wounderful and heartfelt story!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 6 years ago

    What a great story and cute couple! Thanks for featuring them Etsy, super inspirational food, like flowers for bees.

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps said 6 years ago

    I agree with IlluminatedPerfume! You two are such a cute couple! Good luck on your new creative endeavor. I love your candles.

  • GypsyDreamz

    GypsyDreamz said 6 years ago

    One of the best interviews I've read and I love your view of life. I'm a gypsy at heart and would enjoy the lifestyle you have! Congrats!

  • 3rdAveShore

    3rdAveShore said 6 years ago

    Mahalo for sharing, your interview was such a treat to a Monday Morning :) Ted and I often talk about doing the coast in a VW Bus, 3rd Ave Shore on the road and enjoying all the stops in between. Congrats to the both of you!! Sending Aloha your way from Kailua, Oahu...... Sam www.3rdaveshore.com

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 6 years ago

    Awesome feature! And great message about the importance of balance. Reminds me of growing up reading Thrasher and Skateboarder magazine and hanging out at friends half pipes they'd built in their backyards. Ah the good ol' days :) those candles are fantastic!

  • charmednecklaces

    charmednecklaces said 6 years ago

    WOW, definitely one of the more cool, unique, and oh-so well defined features I've seen here!

  • TwistedDesigns

    TwistedDesigns said 6 years ago

    I signed up for your blog and can't wait to read all about your "winnie"! I will for sure be supporting your shop soon. -Lindsay

  • MOAS

    MOAS said 6 years ago

    very interesting journey you guys have taken on, I'm likin it!! Good luck to you two with your success and maintaining a beautiful balance :) Very cool creations!

  • Petaluna

    Petaluna said 6 years ago

    As everyone else has articulated, bravo, on several levels. I never read these features, I don't know why, but I read yours start to finish and got lost for a few minutes. You have a magical, blessed life from the sounds of it. The fact that you're in touch with how lucky you are just compounds the beautiful experience of a life well lived, which many people don't wake up to until far later in their years. Wishing you continued creative success and inner peace. ;)

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

    Sounds like you make a great pair, such a blessing :) My husband and I have thought of uprooting ourselves and living in a class C or maybe even a fifth wheel. We've also fallen in love with tiny homes, living in one next to a studio space would be so neat! Regarding your love for mother nature and making stuff together--if you haven't already--I highly recommend Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. She's truly amazing and we've learned so much from her recipes for everything from tinctures to energy bars to face creams. This is definitely the longest comment I've ever left ha ha. Anyway, good luck with all of your adventures and explorations!

  • theroyalart

    theroyalart said 6 years ago

    good stuff

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire said 6 years ago

    Lovely couple and it looks like you're doing something really fun for your work! I adore the smell of beeswax and the look of vintage bottles. I'm adding you to my favorites!

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 6 years ago

    Oh, what an incredible story! Hitch your wagon to a star! No better guide! LOVING your energy poured into your adventure! Makes me want to follow along and find out what's next! Here's to many, many years of doing exactly what you love!

  • Quiltedhearts5

    Quiltedhearts5 said 6 years ago

    How "AWSOME"...I want a Winnie too...but at my age my Husband would think I went over the edge...or would he. Congrats...great shop...

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 6 years ago

    soooo sweet...love that the two of you work together!

  • BlackHeartRevolution

    BlackHeartRevolution said 6 years ago

    Best life story EVER! Thank you so much for sharing part of your wonderful world. I can't wait to read your adventure diaries! :)

  • cayennepeppybags

    cayennepeppybags said 6 years ago

    Wow! An amazing, inspiring duo!! Cheers to much happiness and success!

  • HennaTrails

    HennaTrails said 6 years ago

    Love your story, best wishes for grand adventures!

  • VintageBicycle

    VintageBicycle said 6 years ago

    You guys are my kind of people! I'm so glad you shared your story here!!! I'll be looking for more from you two!

  • ByPearlElizabeth

    ByPearlElizabeth said 6 years ago

    Nice! Your article reads straight from my heart. Happy trails!

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly said 6 years ago

    I hearted your shop a while back. I'm very happy to see you featured here today. Very sweet that the two of you found each other and consciously enjoy your lives together.

  • wolfmoonstudios

    wolfmoonstudios said 6 years ago

    I'm speechless and teary,why because you are living my dream. your words give me inspiration and such pleasure. I'm so happy you found eachother. I don't think I've ever read any featured seller all the why through. I know it's shameful, but when I saw the winnebago I knew right away I wanted to read every word. thank you so much! Carmen

  • henrystreet

    henrystreet said 6 years ago

    Love it. Nice bike!

  • soap

    soap said 6 years ago

    Interesting backgrounds. Thanks for the interview and congrats. Just discovered your store. Good luck!

  • FeralVintage

    FeralVintage said 6 years ago

    Wow! What a joyful and inspiring feature to read. You two seem to be on a great life path and anyone who loves and helps the little bees deserves kudos in my book. Congratulations on being featured. xxx

  • LivePrettyJewelry

    LivePrettyJewelry said 6 years ago

    So beautiful and inspiring. Your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  • peachee56

    peachee56 said 6 years ago

    Love the atricle, the products, the vibe of the whole piece. I like how your philosophy pulls from nature and science at the same time, often conflicting ideals. Could you please tell us the name of your book? I would love to read the controversial novel and be in awe once again at the problems our public schools continue to encourage! Thanks for being free to go against tradition and make up your very own along the way. Keep dreaming and living those dreams!

  • beehivekitchenware

    beehivekitchenware said 6 years ago

    What a great, fun story. And it appears you have our spoons hanging from your red stock pot. That is excellent; I am so happy to know they have a fantastic home.

  • BeaumontStudio

    BeaumontStudio said 6 years ago

    loved this interview - the bit about the smoothies was actually advice that works for me too! haha

  • PaperNotions

    PaperNotions said 6 years ago

    I am in love! What an amazing story and craft! So creative! You two are inspiring!!

  • StylesbyHolly

    StylesbyHolly said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! You both seem to truly enjoy some of the great things in life. Your candles look wonderful too!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring article. Love your philosophy and how you actively live it. congratulations and all the best.

  • NinasShop

    NinasShop said 6 years ago

    Hearts and love. ;)

  • ShilohWinterJewelry

    ShilohWinterJewelry said 6 years ago

    Inspiring couple!!! You're my kind of people!!!! Dream big & never stop reaching for your goals. What a joy it is to have someone to share your passion and vision!!! Wish you all the best!!!!

  • BasahanAlit

    BasahanAlit said 6 years ago

    Your story is awesome! All the best for you two, and your shop ^_^

  • mysticrafts

    mysticrafts said 6 years ago

    One word describes your work, life and relationship; BEAUTIFUL

  • alleymaranto

    alleymaranto said 6 years ago

    What a lovely and joyous interview. Thank you both for the glimpse into your cozy lifestyle.

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 6 years ago

    An Absolutely Wonderful Story!! You are inspirations! Your candles are very special, too!

  • yellowgrey

    yellowgrey said 6 years ago

    beautiful story. beautiful life!

  • Gemstonesonmymind

    Gemstonesonmymind said 6 years ago

    Beautiful life, beautiful story. Love your Winnie and your shop....Enjoy your life, it sounds so awesome, like my generation...it takes me back. I will order one of your pieces and when I look at it, I will think of you.....

  • rusticCrush

    rusticCrush said 6 years ago

    by far my favorite interview...i really admire your style and the way you've learned to cut back & repurpose.

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 6 years ago

    Love your free and handmade life. You really do have an idea of what's important in life :)

  • bluebirdbylucie

    bluebirdbylucie said 6 years ago

    Your life vision in ten years sounds amazing! Best of luck to you on your adventures.

  • snlcreations

    snlcreations said 6 years ago

    Double love!! Great feature and shop!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Great candles, love how they're made from beeswax but how do you get them out the bottle? ;)

  • Jungle

    Jungle said 6 years ago

    Your home looks so cuddly and full of love! keep on loving what you do :)

  • ElizabethMD

    ElizabethMD said 6 years ago

    WOW. What an amazing life. Simplifying your life is the most amazing thing a person can ever do.

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    What a super cool life you both have!

  • dahlilafound

    dahlilafound said 6 years ago

    I adore Winnie! What a great setup. You're lives sound lovely. Thank you for sharing. dahlila xo

  • akennedy

    akennedy said 6 years ago

    U sound like an interesting couple. I really think it's great that you both are living out your dream. Keep on truckin' dudes!

  • owlbot

    owlbot said 6 years ago

    I've been a fan of your shop since the first moment I laid eyes on it. What a wonderfully full life the two of you have! Such an inspirational interview! Thank you for sharing.

  • marinataliera

    marinataliera said 6 years ago

    U guys r awesome ! so is the Winnie !

  • proteales

    proteales said 6 years ago

    How have I never seen this shop before?? I LOVE beeswax. It's a comforting smell from my childhood.

  • Sweethoots

    Sweethoots said 6 years ago

    Congrats!

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 6 years ago

    what a beautiful love story...i love the notion of a simpler life...a so far unfufilled dream...but you guys've done it!

  • CrazyAngelArt

    CrazyAngelArt said 6 years ago

    Amazing Story of Love, Friendship and Creative repurposed Art....Love your lifestyle and your Wonderful Whimsical Winnie....PeaCe.

  • solarwood7222

    solarwood7222 said 6 years ago

    I love your story! We run our home & business on solar power, too. Your candles are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story :)

  • HelloHorizon

    HelloHorizon said 6 years ago

    "It’s the power that we all have to bring something into existence that just moments before was a fleeting thought or curiosity." This is so beautifully put. Fabulous and congrats!

  • TheLoft10Beyond

    TheLoft10Beyond said 6 years ago

    I have chills and tears! This has to be one of my favorite "Featured" articles I have read. I think you have just inspired soooo many people. I have the exact dream of simplifying my life and buying a winnebego. Seeing you guys reminds me of what I can one day have. Thank you!

  • BelleBeen

    BelleBeen said 6 years ago

    This article really touched my heart. It's amazing what love, passion, drive, and a creative edge will do for ones life, adventures, and business.

  • ToucheVintage

    ToucheVintage said 6 years ago

    OMG! Very cool. Envy your Winnie. Unique spin on candles...Love it!

  • SeedsOfCreation

    SeedsOfCreation said 6 years ago

    Love, love, love.....!

  • 1022pandora

    1022pandora said 6 years ago

    Love this shop, such great sellers and a beautiful product. Congrats on getting featured!

  • trulyenchanted

    trulyenchanted said 6 years ago

    I love that you are living the life that many people can only dream of having at retirement. Why sit cooped up in a cubicle when you can have this?! I love your life philosophy!

  • trulyenchanted

    trulyenchanted said 6 years ago

    I love that you are living the life that many people can only dream of having at retirement. Why sit cooped up in a cubicle when you can have this?! I love your life philosophy!

  • IAmAGoddess

    IAmAGoddess said 6 years ago

    what a beautiful story. congrats on being featured and finding your place :) best of to you both. ♥

  • skyepiece

    skyepiece said 6 years ago

    such lovely words! reading this, i was filled with whimsical images... congrats on being featured! x

  • skyepiece

    skyepiece said 6 years ago

    such lovely words! reading this, i was filled with whimsical images... congrats on being featured! x

  • GourdNut

    GourdNut said 6 years ago

    Neat story. Love the bottles. Best of luck.

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 6 years ago

    what is the name of your book? i am intrigued ...

  • monica420

    monica420 said 6 years ago

    I just read your bio and I love love love it...it totally sounds like you guys have "IT" the peace the Love and enjoying life outdoors and with loved ones. That is so awesome and I'm so happy for you two. I'm sending lots of joyful, hopeful vibes to you guys hoping you get your green piece of land. : )= Bless you both.....and I'm now going to buy a candle : ) because they rock!!!!

  • RosalieOrwell

    RosalieOrwell said 6 years ago

    i love everything about all of this! Will keep in mind for future purchases and gifties :) Be well**

  • TheLittleThistleShop

    TheLittleThistleShop said 6 years ago

    I am completely in love with the Winnebago!

  • magicjelly

    magicjelly said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed this interview! Love those candles too!

  • shopthinkingofU

    shopthinkingofU said 6 years ago

    this is what you call LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!!

  • Tanith

    Tanith said 6 years ago

    Great article! Wonderful candles!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 6 years ago

    woww. The candles looks so pretty.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    Your candles are so pretty and very unique I've never seen any candles like these. Man Ya'll are living the life!

  • Glassimo

    Glassimo said 6 years ago

    You are awesome!:) Good luck to you!

  • LiveLoveCapture

    LiveLoveCapture said 6 years ago

    Love love love your story! I so enjoy the smell of beeswax, and your beeswax candles look amazing!

  • wendiboettcher

    wendiboettcher said 6 years ago

    Congradulations on a wonderful article. It sounds like you're living wild and free and having a blast! Thanks for sharing and your work is lovely!

  • willowstreetworkshop

    willowstreetworkshop said 6 years ago

    Your words are so inspiring... "It’s about finding the patience to slow down and accept the pace at which one person can progress through many detailed steps. It’s the power that we all have to bring something into existence that just moments before was a fleeting thought or curiosity." Love it. Mary

  • ArtMadeByTammy

    ArtMadeByTammy said 6 years ago

    Truly inspiring!! Fantastic shop and feature!

  • brookwood

    brookwood said 6 years ago

    Love your story, love your life, love your product! Best wishes.

  • brookwood

    brookwood said 6 years ago

    Love your story, love your life, love your product! Best wishes.

  • skiedesign

    skiedesign said 6 years ago

    I love ur lifestyle. The beeswax candles in antique jars are a great idea and I love that ur winnie is so tidy...

  • theminabucket

    theminabucket said 6 years ago

    i love what you have done with the "winnie". my husband and i used to have one but ended up selling it. looking at yours makes me wish we had ours!! wishing you much success with your business!

  • sillylittletpot

    sillylittletpot said 6 years ago

    This is very inspiring... :)

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster said 6 years ago

    you guys sound amazing! i wish there was more out there like you!

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster said 6 years ago

    you guys sound amazing! i wish there was more out there like you!

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, simplifying and finding your great love! LOVED this amazing (true-life) story!!!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Super cool work! I love your shop!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 6 years ago

    Love love love the Winnie! So awesome. You two seem like such a fun and interesting couple. Enjoy! :)

  • SpottedFish

    SpottedFish said 6 years ago

    Wonderful lifestory - thanks for sharing!

  • pollenArts

    pollenArts said 6 years ago

    once again ... thank you all. reading these comments, sprinkled with such positive words makes us so happy you don't even know. you're all fireflies of hope for the collective future. glad to know you're out there love, p&j

  • eclecticquirky

    eclecticquirky said 6 years ago

    You are an inspiration! I loved reading about your life.

  • iheartnorwegianwood

    iheartnorwegianwood said 6 years ago

    I would love to see about a million more pictures of your camper...I sell my wares at the Winnipeg Folk Festival every summer and that week of living in my grandparents '76 camper is THE BEST!!!

  • somewhereinthesun

    somewhereinthesun said 6 years ago

    Wow...I throughly enjoyed reading your interview! Your thoughts and words are so expressive. I felt like I was right there visually picturing your life! You are very inspiring and how wonderful to do it with the one that you would want to pass notes to back and forth, all day long! I am amazed by you! Thanks for sharing and I will certainly enjoy following you on your journey!

  • thebeadedlily

    thebeadedlily said 6 years ago

    Hugely powerful FS interview! Looks like you guys are touching a lot of people. Keep up the amazing work!

  • CaptainOfAffliction

    CaptainOfAffliction said 6 years ago

    One of the most inspirational interviews I've seen. This is great!! :D

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    cool

  • NOVILUNIO

    NOVILUNIO said 6 years ago

    Love your candles, your story and the way you enjoy life! Keep it that way!!

  • TheFabricVineyard

    TheFabricVineyard said 6 years ago

    Love your story, and "Winnie."

  • skkline555

    skkline555 said 6 years ago

    I so very much enjoyed reading your story - thank you for sharing! Miss Winnie is beautiful, and your candles are too - I cannot wait for your blog to get up-and-running... best of luck and take care :)

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 6 years ago

    Love your story, it's great. Sounds like life is fun for you both. Life is like an adventure, isn't it? xo

  • InamorataTrousseau

    InamorataTrousseau said 6 years ago

    It was fascinating reading about your creative process and the freedom you have found to create what you love. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Your work is beautifully nostalgic and inspiring. It gives me hope that eventually my husband and I will be able to collaborate artistically someday while working from home. I love your idea for a daycare collective. Right now that is my biggest challenge, finding the time to work on my shop with three young children at home with me during the day. I think you are on the right track for combining family life with creativity in the future.

  • Saphoona

    Saphoona said 6 years ago

    I loved this article. I hope you both have many more years together to realize your dreams and create beautiful things!

  • lindageez

    lindageez said 6 years ago

    You both are a joy! I wish you this kind of togetherness your whole life! When one is in love, your heart is bursting with all sorts of energy and creativity! And I believe your love is allowing all these great things you are accomplishing to happen! You dream and you do not limit yourself but go about it with a vision of love peace and togetherness! Bless you both! Love and peace! Linda :0)

  • justmejewelry

    justmejewelry said 6 years ago

    love this article!

  • BDVintage

    BDVintage said 6 years ago

    Wow.Wow. Wow. I love this interview! To live in a vintage RV is such a fantasy of mine. What a great life, shop, product. Congrats!

  • elegantgirl

    elegantgirl said 6 years ago

    Such an amazing story! I love their new venture in Winnie, so interesting and inspiring!:) Erin

  • dj2003

    dj2003 said 6 years ago

    You guys are incredibly inspiring! I love your story, love how you live so simply and joyfully. Carpe Diem indeed!! And of course, I absolutely love your candles. Gotta get me some for my home!

  • kgummey

    kgummey said 6 years ago

    Awesome!! Sounds like you have a great life!! Your candles are really cool!!

  • kgummey

    kgummey said 6 years ago

    Awesome!! Sounds like you have a great life!! Your candles are really cool!!

  • kgummey

    kgummey said 6 years ago

    Awesome!! Sounds like you have a great life!! Your candles are really cool!!

  • lindyjean

    lindyjean said 6 years ago

    i have ordered a few candles from you because: a) i love beeswax candles b) i love old bottles c) i applaud and admire your determination to follow your hearts d) i believe in supporting american artisans e) i want the bees to come back!!! f) i love your philosophy. i live in an agricultural part of California, and the pesticides are killing bees above and beyond the colony collapsing going on worldwide. i'm happy to support the bees and the two of you, even in a small way.

  • e5jewel

    e5jewel said 6 years ago

    love the picture of skate boarding!-bless you both for loving life and living the love through your work-awesome interview-beautiful shop and the whole of it!-congrats!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Your candles are great! Love your story!

  • MusedBooks

    MusedBooks said 6 years ago

    Love your Tibetan prayer flags, which is what caught my eye... and then your story compelled me to buy. Peace, Marmie

  • MsMarmie

    MsMarmie said 6 years ago

    Right On!

  • kathleenatkins

    kathleenatkins said 6 years ago

    Charming!

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    This is incredibly cute!!! such inspiration you two! love! xxxxx EL Vintage

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    This is incredibly cute!!! such inspiration you two! love! xxxxx EL Vintage

  • annaruth

    annaruth said 6 years ago

    I LOVE THAT WINNEBAGO.

  • annaruth

    annaruth said 6 years ago

    I LOVE THAT WINNEBAGO.

  • LookatthisHoney

    LookatthisHoney said 6 years ago

    love your story, your beautiful candles, the owl bottles, your Winnie, your wok sink, and your embrace of freedom. I'm dying to know the name of your book!

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 6 years ago

    Love your philosophy. And your work! Best of luck and congrats on feature seller article.

  • Lunarianart

    Lunarianart said 6 years ago

    This is awesome guys, its really inspiring to see you follow your dreams and see where the road takes you:) sounds like to me you have some lovely harmony, something thats so special. My partner and I left for traveling 5 years ago this year, weve been living in a country for a few months at a time then gathering our things and hoping onto a plan for the next destination. Suitcase living in its finest lol. But I must admit a bus of a boat would be a dream maybe one day we may follow in your foot steps :) Keep up the Harmony and Love :)

  • cottagesigns

    cottagesigns said 6 years ago

    May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face :)

  • never2old

    never2old said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring couple you are. The article makes me want to find a Winnie and take off for the wild blue yonder. Love your work and the space you have created for yourselves. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • never2old

    never2old said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring couple you are. The article makes me want to find a Winnie and take off for the wild blue yonder. Love your work and the space you have created for yourselves. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Coventinasjewels

    Coventinasjewels said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story and candles! Mother Nature rocks:)

  • conmismanos

    conmismanos said 6 years ago

    Serendipity!! Your journey takes you on a fantastic ride...go Winnie!

  • 2BlackCats

    2BlackCats said 6 years ago

    OMG, this is by far the most amazing, inspiring Featured Seller interview I have ever read on Etsy! You guys rock - I *love* you! My big dream right now is to own a travel trailer, I was actually thinking of giving up my apartment and moving in to it to save money for a possible permanent move to Italy. I also one day want to have a micro-farm complete with beehives! I just adore bees, and their crisis right now just stabs me in the heart ... I have a thing for old bottles and glass, too, so I really love your products. Off to peruse your shop - it's my birthday today, and I'm buying myself some of your candles as a present to me! Congratulations on your feature and keep doing what you do!

  • Zozuz

    Zozuz said 6 years ago

    Totally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • ShimmeringShack

    ShimmeringShack said 6 years ago

    Hey, that was super inspiring! Thanks : )

  • freerangeart

    freerangeart said 6 years ago

    I do not normally comment on etsy, but that being said...... This story really touched a heart string. I resided in a small travel trailer for 3 years on the coast and relished every minute of it. Even got home sick when I moved to a conventional abode. I grew up in a house built in the early 1860s and became a digger after finding the old outhouse location and found an abundance of old bottles. My cowgirl hat off to you!

  • RollingHillsVintage

    RollingHillsVintage said 6 years ago

    This is an inspiring story! All the best to both of you!!

  • InspirationByKaren

    InspirationByKaren said 6 years ago

    Very nice interview! LOVE your shop!!

  • Charmish

    Charmish said 6 years ago

    This was a very inspiring story of a couple conducting their lives and their business by their values. Original, fun, intriguing, and poetic story, photos AND product! Cheers.

  • QuitePoshHomeDesign

    QuitePoshHomeDesign said 6 years ago

    Wicked-cool interview! You guys are living the good life! So inspirational!

  • TokulCrafts

    TokulCrafts said 6 years ago

    Inspirational is how I felt reading about these "kids" too. I love your description of hand made. Love your spirit!

  • TokulCrafts

    TokulCrafts said 6 years ago

    Inspirational is how I felt reading about these "kids" too. I love your description of hand made. Love your spirit!

  • littlefinchshop

    littlefinchshop said 6 years ago

    Great read and fantastic candles. I want a winnebago :)

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    So awesome to see you guys featured! You guys are one of my favorite shops since buying a few candles for my friend's birthday in January and I was so thrilled with her present that I've been meaning to make a purchase for me ever since :) Huge congratulations guys! So rad to read about your story in such detail. Cheers!

  • BonTons

    BonTons said 6 years ago

    A lovely story

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 6 years ago

    Oh my god, what a RAD interview!!!! You guys are too cute for words...hehe.... Wonderful little shop, great energy and I just LOVE WINNIE!!! Heidi

  • GypsyCloud

    GypsyCloud said 6 years ago

    you two are just awe inspiring. you have the most beautiful thoughts in your brain and your art is pure love. thank you for being you

  • thekingisenglish

    thekingisenglish said 6 years ago

    Your story is inspiring. It makes us want to do more with less.

  • baked

    baked said 6 years ago

    A beautiful story! You two are the epitome of Etsy. I'm a bit jealous of your lifestyle. Keep it up!

  • Floralina

    Floralina said 6 years ago

    The beautiful thing about this story is your courage to "live to live", life is about now, not later.Who cares what others think, only conscious spirits can recognize consciousness in others. I agree with you completely, more people should learn from you. Bravo!!!!!!!

  • CreaShines

    CreaShines said 6 years ago

    Sooo super inspiring! Congrats on your feature & your wonderful partnership! :)

  • shecological

    shecological said 6 years ago

    i have love your shop since I stumbled on it a little while ago! I love your products, and I loved this interview! really well done and good on you! Congrats on being featured sellers and thanks for sharing!

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 6 years ago

    May you continue to follow your bliss! LOVE the photo of the honeybee on the spoon!

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 6 years ago

    congrats! great story..

  • brahmanda

    brahmanda said 6 years ago

    congratulations guys! I have the melty ends of your candles (some of my first etsy purchases) sitting on my bedside table mere inches away from me. you done good!

  • brahmanda

    brahmanda said 6 years ago

    congratulations guys! I have the melty ends of your candles (some of my first etsy purchases) sitting on my bedside table mere inches away from me. you done good!

  • brahmanda

    brahmanda said 6 years ago

    mann.. I wish my computer wouldn't do that :c oh well apologies everybody

  • vantiani

    vantiani said 6 years ago

    Inspiring. Totally inspiring. You guys rule!

  • VillaCollezione

    VillaCollezione said 6 years ago

    What an incredible love & life story! I wanna be Juwels when I grow up or be Peter in my next life! Congratulations on being featured!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story enjoyed a lot while reading Congrats an good luck !!!

  • HomesteadingRoasters

    HomesteadingRoasters said 6 years ago

    I love this article! Alaska has plenty of space for an artists' community : )

  • asherjasper

    asherjasper said 6 years ago

    That big red pot is going to get a lot of use in the next few weeks!!! You 2 sound wonderful - congrats on your feature and cheers to you for seeking such a wonderful simple life for yourselves :)

  • RealmofNevermoore

    RealmofNevermoore said 6 years ago

    I love your article. I will be opening my shop this coming Saturday, April 16, and pray that I will be able to continue to have the passion you both do for your art and life. I have recently discovered that I am happiest doing what I love, and as I transition out of the military with as a wounded warrior, your article has given me hope that YES! my family can survive on our dreams. Thank you so much.

  • indigobjects

    indigobjects said 6 years ago

    Wow just wow!

  • sfcitysnippets

    sfcitysnippets said 6 years ago

    I love the candles burning in the window of the Winnie! I also really admire the desire be in a community that offers free child care. So much can come from compassionate connections. I enjoyed your space and your story.

  • sfcitysnippets

    sfcitysnippets said 6 years ago

    I love the candles burning in the window of the Winnie! I also really admire the desire be in a community that offers free child care. So much can come from compassionate connections. I enjoyed your space and your story.

  • sfcitysnippets

    sfcitysnippets said 6 years ago

    opps! double post @....@ 0

  • cottonskin

    cottonskin said 6 years ago

    wow is all I can say as well! good for you, guys! everything sounds just perfect in your life/story ( or, better yet life story)! enjoy it to the fullest, I know you gave me something to dwell on :) thanks

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 6 years ago

    Merci for such an inspiring and dreamy feature... LoVe you guys! You rule big time (*_*)

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 6 years ago

    Merci for such an inspiring and dreamy feature... LoVe you guys! You rule big time (*_*)

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 6 years ago

    Merci for such an inspiring and dreamy feature... LoVe you guys! You rule big time (*_*)

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 6 years ago

    Merci for such an inspiring and dreamy feature... LoVe you guys! You rule big time (*_*)

  • Pocared

    Pocared said 6 years ago

    Great pix!

  • madewithsilk

    madewithsilk said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring! Love the article and looooveee the candles! Not everybody is so lucky to have such a wonderful connection with their spouse. I hope you two know how lucky you are!

  • picksomeflowers

    picksomeflowers said 6 years ago

    I lived in an old camper for a while... it sure didn't look like yours inside though! I think everyone should do it, just to learn how much they really don't need. Thanks for some great inspiration for the next time :-)

  • RebeccasEmporium

    RebeccasEmporium said 6 years ago

    Amazing article! Your story is so inspiring! Me and my other half are definitely the best of friends, but that "grown up world" is taking all the fun away! Time to have some fun I think! :) Good luck with your adventures!

  • beckygarratt

    beckygarratt said 6 years ago

    I would love to meet a flamboyant skunk!

  • ClosetGothic

    ClosetGothic said 6 years ago

    Now that sounds like FUN! Great story - thank you.

  • BeyondCrochet

    BeyondCrochet said 6 years ago

    Out of all the featured stories I've read so far, this is absolutely the best. Congratulations on the article....but mostly, congrats on being brave enough to be such free spirits. Can't wait to read the Winnebago Diaries. Absolutely Awesome!!

  • LynnSchwabJewelry

    LynnSchwabJewelry said 6 years ago

    Two precious souls . . . Reading your story is a beautiful way to start my day! And . . . it's my birthday. What a gift. Lynn

  • watermediaworks

    watermediaworks said 6 years ago

    Wow - that's the world's coolest Winnebago! And does it really have a claw foot tub? So inspiration to see people living their dreams -- congrats!!! (And your candles are gorgeous!!)

  • ThirtySixTen

    ThirtySixTen said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. I have so enjoyed reading your story. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  • Janbrinks

    Janbrinks said 6 years ago

    Great article! I'd love to see more photos of Winnie and your creativity in designing this wonderful home!

  • Janbrinks

    Janbrinks said 6 years ago

    Great article! I'd love to see more photos of Winnie and your creativity in designing this wonderful home!

  • BarnshopAntiques

    BarnshopAntiques said 6 years ago

    I love this! My husband and I just started bee keeping. We are reading and learning like crazy. I love your candles. I'm going to go wake him up to show him this now. hee hee Keep having a great, adventurous LIFE!

  • allisonstrine

    allisonstrine said 6 years ago

    I love your vibe! Congrats on the feature!

  • Cherryplum

    Cherryplum said 6 years ago

    Love your work and your lifestyle guys! What inspirational pieces you make and I look forward to smellin' their sweet scent burning in my honey yellow bedroom sometime soon, thanks for the interview too! :-)

  • ruthiebell

    ruthiebell said 6 years ago

    super cute story!

  • lagitanachicana

    lagitanachicana said 6 years ago

    :) "sigh............" I just love it....... :)

  • giftworldz

    giftworldz said 6 years ago

    Love your story and love the candles. What a delightful life you two have!

  • paulahiga

    paulahiga said 6 years ago

    Love your shop, your life style, your house...so cool!! Congratulations and many many success.

  • VintageScraps

    VintageScraps said 6 years ago

    How extraordinary! Adore the candles, and must admit that even my "pull it out of the trash and turn it into decor" mind would never have thought a 70's Winnebago could look so loft-chic! Quite inspiring, all of it.

  • coup

    coup said 6 years ago

    You guys are the epitome of COOL. Congrats on being discovered, and keep up the exciting adventures in your RV. Wish I were there!

  • coup

    coup said 6 years ago

    p.s. Have you seen the TinyHouseBlog?

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof said 6 years ago

    Stay strong in your beliefs and kiss the Winnie for me!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    gorgeous....................x

  • FallForward

    FallForward said 6 years ago

    Great to hear about such a great couple...and another female skater! My boyfriend and I skate, and I am always outnumbered by the boys. Congrats on your success!

  • tweal

    tweal said 6 years ago

    Great interview - so inspiring!

  • DomiFolies

    DomiFolies said 6 years ago

    inspiring!

  • DomiFolies

    DomiFolies said 6 years ago

    inspiring!

  • WeddingLab

    WeddingLab said 6 years ago

    Lovely story! Congrats on the feature!

  • willowcreekjewelry

    willowcreekjewelry said 6 years ago

    This is by far, the most enthralling interview I have read on Etsy! What an amazingly gifted and insightful duo. I smiled the entire time I was reading their philosophical words! Thank you & carry on the good life!

  • sojooriginals

    sojooriginals said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring story! Your candles are amazing (so is your Winnie!) - and I love the tidbit about keeping your buzzing bee buddies employed =) Congrats!

  • stonesartisanjewelry

    stonesartisanjewelry said 6 years ago

    This is the best thing I've read all week!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 6 years ago

    Love your work, congrats and best of luck!!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    You are very inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing! Very cool shop! Congrats!!!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Love the shop and the positive attitude guys :) Many many success.

  • Americanbeautybeads

    Americanbeautybeads said 6 years ago

    Congrats and Namaste....you are a ~BEAUTIFUL~ couple and I am sooooo ordering one of those poison bottle candles!!! Love it and so grateful that you are working "for" those precious bees...no bees no food no life!!! Keep up the great work!!

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing! Your life sounds like a lot of fun for sure!

  • paperandwhimsies

    paperandwhimsies said 6 years ago

    Your interview made me cry! (The good kind.) I've been dreaming of shaping that kind of life for myself, and you show me it's possible. Thank you.

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 6 years ago

    What a great story - love the candles

  • zelmarose

    zelmarose said 6 years ago

    Bees rule.

  • BeadSoupJewelry

    BeadSoupJewelry said 6 years ago

    You are livin the dream!

  • Serrelynda

    Serrelynda said 6 years ago

    Wow.. this is an incredible story. great candles too.

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 6 years ago

    Wonderful candles! Congratulations and keep up the great work!

  • archousewares

    archousewares said 6 years ago

    totally inspiring story! I've always been enamored by Winnebagos and RVs in general, particularly of the vintage variety. I love your candles, too! Here's to continued success.

  • manzanitapress

    manzanitapress said 6 years ago

    Groovy!

  • AtlasSigns

    AtlasSigns said 6 years ago

    You two are very cool! Good luck in finding balance.

  • femoralba

    femoralba said 6 years ago

    What a refreshing and inspiring story...a magic mix of romantic love, freedom, inspiration, simple life and love for this planet......Congratulations and blessings

  • aprilmdesigns

    aprilmdesigns said 6 years ago

    Keep on Truckin'

  • RetrospectPhoto

    RetrospectPhoto said 6 years ago

    Love your story and your shop! I'll be following your Winnie adventures... Thanks for sharing!

  • amityfarmbatik

    amityfarmbatik said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful, well written and inspiring story. I can feel a freedom and joy in your story. I also find beeswax to be the best in producing my batik work.

  • somewhereintime4u

    somewhereintime4u said 6 years ago

    Fantastic Story, Love everything about who both of you are! My husband and I have appreciated being close to nature since the 1970's when so many of our generation lived a similar lifestyle. Solar energy is a passion of ours too, have always purchased Bees Wax candles when we could and now know where to find them, I will cherish these Beauties were handmade in that darling Red Honey Pot! So Happy you left that Media World & offered us your incredible hand made Candles, your Heart is evident in every Piece! So Cute too where you both want to be in 10 Years, Thnx for the inspiration....

  • DIVINEsweetness

    DIVINEsweetness said 6 years ago

    peter and juwels, congrats! i love the sense of freedom you have in your spirits! keep up the good work =) by the way, your winnie looks so homy =)

  • ChamisoDesigns

    ChamisoDesigns said 6 years ago

    Great article!

  • ShabbyChicTwo

    ShabbyChicTwo said 6 years ago

    I love your items and your story.....and best of all UR FREEDOM....what a GREAT LIFE the TWO of ya are getting to live.....~ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY! ~lori rawls Monroe, LA.

  • GreenTrunkDesigns

    GreenTrunkDesigns said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring - Thanks for sharing!

  • buckwheat40

    buckwheat40 said 6 years ago

    I love your story. Nothing better then being happy, in love and creative with your best friend and partner :). Your 'Winnie' is charming!! I love Etsy for it's incredibly creative people and wonderful people. Thank you ! :)

  • ArgentaCollaborative

    ArgentaCollaborative said 6 years ago

    Love this article; you have captured my fancy. Best wishes for you both!

  • breenordenson

    breenordenson said 6 years ago

    lovelovelove! the skateboarding video is totally awesome! xo.

  • WaddleandMoo

    WaddleandMoo said 6 years ago

    So inspired by the work - the philosophy - the couple & I am in LOVE with Miss Winnie! *hugs*

  • JodysVintage

    JodysVintage said 6 years ago

    Love the Winnebago and the decorative style within! Love your items!

  • elisemahan

    elisemahan said 6 years ago

    This is Fantastic, I adore your story its quite inspiring.

  • wayfaringmagnolia

    wayfaringmagnolia said 6 years ago

    So inspiring. I could see myself living the Winnebago life.

  • Eccolo

    Eccolo said 6 years ago

    I love your philosophy, your art, and Miss Winnie. Congrats!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 6 years ago

    Great story and great life! love the winnie!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful interview! I wish I lived nearby--I'd love to come visit you two!

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland said 6 years ago

    Beyond incredible! Continued best wishes to both of you - and Miss Winnie.

  • boywondersgirl

    boywondersgirl said 6 years ago

    it's so amazing how two people can share one life together. it's beautiful! thanks for sharing your story, it was very inspiring and gives such a sense of hope! <3

  • janbyersdesigns

    janbyersdesigns said 6 years ago

    What a treat to read about your life and art. What an inspirational team!

  • linljones

    linljones said 6 years ago

    I grew up in Scottsdale...we know some of the same people in the skating crowd. I read your book right when it came out and I loved it! So happy to see you featured on Etsy...way to go, you two!!!

  • shabbymcfabby

    shabbymcfabby said 6 years ago

    I have been a huge admirer and follower of yours for a while now! I just 'LuV your embrace on life and living your dreams out together...waaaay coool! Thanx for sharing your amazing life story and passions with others...you are a true inspiration to the rest of us. Oh, & BTW...'The Winnie' just R O C K S!!!

  • glassgolightly

    glassgolightly said 6 years ago

    Wow! What a dream, to sluff off all the extra and live free in simplicity. How romantic! Very inspiring, and thank you for taking care of the bees employment needs :)

  • PhotosbyKym

    PhotosbyKym said 6 years ago

    Definitely inspiring and creative. Love your style!

  • PhotosbyKym

    PhotosbyKym said 6 years ago

    Definitely inspiring and creative. Love your style!

  • swimswim

    swimswim said 6 years ago

    this is so inspiring. i have been trying to think of a way to live on the road and create for a living at the same time. thanks!

  • Lukewarm

    Lukewarm said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story (thus far). You guys are so inspiring and I love your candles.

  • BathAndBodyBoutique

    BathAndBodyBoutique said 6 years ago

    A love story within a love story. I'm in love!

  • HanaMauiCreations

    HanaMauiCreations said 6 years ago

    Love your story and product ! Glad I this so I can now go check out your shop, I love honey bee products! Aloha!!

  • AdornmentsbyDebbie

    AdornmentsbyDebbie said 6 years ago

    Loved the interview and your candles. Congrats on being able to capture the joy of living an uncluttered life which leads to focus and creativity.

  • Happybee

    Happybee said 6 years ago

    wow!!!I just love your story and love the fact you are married and you are best friends, this is awesome!!!! I wish you all the best!!!!

  • DaphnesDoodles

    DaphnesDoodles said 6 years ago

    This is very inspiring! Keep up the great work!

  • DaphnesDoodles

    DaphnesDoodles said 6 years ago

    This is very inspiring! Keep up the great work!

  • customcreative

    customcreative said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring interview. Congrats on being featured! I love your candles...

  • courtneyoquist

    courtneyoquist said 6 years ago

    Oh my! I love your Winnie! SO cute. Nice reading your story.

  • steampunkjunksupply

    steampunkjunksupply said 6 years ago

    Love your product! and your story. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • DixieMasons

    DixieMasons said 6 years ago

    It's extremely refreshing to hear about other peoples thoughts and ideas that meet your own. Maybe one day we can all get together and chat around a big open fire.

  • barefootbeadz

    barefootbeadz said 6 years ago

    You guys are cool! Thanks for sharing your story and keep up the good work!

  • PeregrineBlue

    PeregrineBlue said 6 years ago

    this is the most charming interview i have ever read on etsy. what a couple! what awareness! what inner beauty! wish they lived xlose by to be in close range of their energy! keep on loving each other. and the candles are gorgeous by the way.

  • irishbabies

    irishbabies said 6 years ago

    Congrats, what a great story

  • aoisart

    aoisart said 6 years ago

    Great candles, I can feel the perfume just watching at your shop!

  • GoodNewsMarket

    GoodNewsMarket said 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! Inspiring! Congrats!

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 6 years ago

    Romantic, lovely and honest-damned to the dubious looks-live the life you DREAM! :) Kudos!

  • PluckingPendants

    PluckingPendants said 6 years ago

    I have a couple crush on you guys! Love it all! Congrats on your success!

  • LizasWhimsicalArt

    LizasWhimsicalArt said 6 years ago

    I too love bees and find them fascinating and adorable:) Your beeswax candles drew me here to read your story. Good for you both to live your dreams together! Best wishes and luck to you. Liza

  • lauratownsley

    lauratownsley said 6 years ago

    love, LOVE, love, what an amazing story of the two of you. Love your products too....peace, love and grilled cheese :)

  • Skonez

    Skonez said 6 years ago

    fabulous inspiration

  • sheehana

    sheehana said 6 years ago

    Wow. What a story. Awesome candles. My question is: (Work in a high school library) What was the book ? I'd like to order a copy for us. Banned books are usually that much more attractive to the kids.

  • cherrytime

    cherrytime said 6 years ago

    you are amazing!!great story and wonderful inspiration

  • Oskarmitts

    Oskarmitts said 6 years ago

    Fantastic! What an inspiring life :) thank you for sharing. Would love to know the name of the banned book. The candles are Beautiful!!! And I simply adore the Winnie :) The whole article brought me back to childhood. Thank you again!!

  • ShelleAnne

    ShelleAnne said 6 years ago

    I love your interview! So charming and awesome at the same time!

  • Mypink1

    Mypink1 said 6 years ago

    wow. best of luck to you both. awesomly written article.

  • GoodTimeJunkin

    GoodTimeJunkin said 6 years ago

    Those candles stopped me dead in my tracks! Congrats to a couple of free spirits who totally have it figured out!!

  • petrillij

    petrillij said 6 years ago

    So inspiring! Love, love, love your story! To someday live that way is a goal of mine too, and the two of you prove that it can be done!!! Love the idea of employing more bees too, we definitely need that! Great article! Love your shop!!! Best of luck to y'all!!!

  • ReFabulous

    ReFabulous said 6 years ago

    I was lost for a few moments, reading your story... imagining, no, *seeing and feeling* the creativity, freedom and love you set before us all. You are both truly gifted, in writing and creating, and I can't wait to see what you guys cook up next. Congrats to you both, and good luck!

  • ForgedInLife

    ForgedInLife said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful life! My sweetie and I have dabbled in raw and juice diets, and it's something we want to do more of. You have a lovely and inspirational story. -Bly : )

  • GatoyGallo

    GatoyGallo said 6 years ago

    I love you two after reading this :)

  • philosophydoll

    philosophydoll said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful joint project and awesome story! so far of course because it sounds like you two are going to go all kinds of places, doing all kinds of things, as you live it up. I used to dream of going onto the open road in an Airstream trailer when I was a child back in the 1970's. Now I know I'm going to do it. Thanks for sharing your dream with us.

  • CoastalShabbyChic

    CoastalShabbyChic said 6 years ago

    Just read all the love written here...did you guys ever imagine you would touch other's hearts and inspire them to make their dreams come true as you have! It brings me to tears of joy! I love your candles and look forward to reading your blog of adventures in Winnie! I have a feeling we'll all see a movie of your magical life someday :) Congratulations!

  • knottysarena

    knottysarena said 6 years ago

    so sweet and cute.

  • GunShy

    GunShy said 6 years ago

    I WANT TO GO TO THERE!

  • GunShy

    GunShy said 6 years ago

    I WANT TO GO TO THERE!

  • melissasnead4

    melissasnead4 said 6 years ago

    Just bought some candles!!!!!! Can't wait to burn them :)

  • melissasnead4

    melissasnead4 said 6 years ago

    Just bought some candles!!!!!! Can't wait to burn them :)

  • notionbyleandra

    notionbyleandra said 6 years ago

    You guys are awesome! I love the simplified approach to life! Congrats on your success!

  • pigtailsandhightops
  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview and great work!

  • YesterdaysMagic

    YesterdaysMagic said 6 years ago

    You have a great outlook. Your lifestyle is amazing, rich ,full and inspiring. The world is a better place with such caring,giving and ambition. I hope you succeed with your ventures and your dreams are fulfilled. I loved reading your story..stay carefree and happy XX

  • MidwestAlchemy

    MidwestAlchemy said 6 years ago

    Such a great story! Thanks for sharing and best of luck!

  • StudioDivin

    StudioDivin said 6 years ago

    Great products and what a lovely couple!

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 6 years ago

    Sounds like you two are having a lot of fun. Good for you. Somebody got to do it.

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured on Etsy! I love your winnie! It is so lovely inside filled with all your handmade/finds! I can't believe you make the candles in such a tiny place! They are so lovely! Where do you ever find such cool old bottles to make your candles in?? They are so interesting! And the beeswax candles are so much better for people and the air! Way To Go!!

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing! Bees rule :)

  • jenniferlockedesigns

    jenniferlockedesigns said 6 years ago

    WOW...love it all:) Peace to you both!

  • BlueStarlight

    BlueStarlight said 6 years ago

    I envy anyone who can live (organized) in a small space!

  • EstellaNostalgia

    EstellaNostalgia said 6 years ago

    ohhh me o my o...i am so glad the world is full of such refreshing beauty. i think your idea/ dream of artists working together w/ an on-site daycare is the bee's knees... i type this with my 6 month old bouncing on my lap... also, my studio is a 1950s camp trailer! wooo hoo tin can studios!

  • encarter925

    encarter925 said 6 years ago

    You're so corageous and inspiring, keep it up!

  • IngredientsOfaWoman

    IngredientsOfaWoman said 6 years ago

    your products are gorgeous!

  • songbirddreamer

    songbirddreamer said 6 years ago

    Such a gorgeous story! What a fun and fascinating life you lead. So interesting! Thanks for brightening up my Wednesday, love your goods.

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 6 years ago

    thats so awesome. How do you even get the wax out of th jar?

  • Imagesbylynnann

    Imagesbylynnann said 6 years ago

    Cool shop, cool story, cool life....thanks for sharing! : )

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 6 years ago

    @poorjimsvintage, I was wondering the same thing! :) Great story....love to see people who have the courage to follow their heart! Thanks for sharing!

  • SymbolicImports

    SymbolicImports said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring! Love everything about you shop!

  • Eclecticpelican

    Eclecticpelican said 6 years ago

    I was enthralled with this story and the lives these two old souls have discovered. As a grandmother I treasure my future and my past and realize it takes true guts to wander from the path of what is so called a normal life. I love this couple and their story and it makes me want to go back to my twenties and do it all again......no it really doesn't cause once you have done it you want to try something different a little less work now thank-you.

  • elefantpeople

    elefantpeople said 6 years ago

    Love your candles, very different and beautiful,must be all the love you both have.Thank you for sharing and congrats.Much Success and Blessings.

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    The photography in this was just beautiful.

  • bgillat

    bgillat said 6 years ago

    What an amazing way to live your life. Great story, great craft, great relationship and fabulous friendship. Keep it all up. Good luck in the future.

  • dwcartgallery

    dwcartgallery said 6 years ago

    Great work - I love the creativity! Nice photo layouts. Thank you for sharing!

  • modernbird

    modernbird said 6 years ago

    the most fabulously creative and inspiring interview i have read in ages.....wow, thanks. happy creating, living and writing of your experiences in your Winnie.

  • VintageInspiredVt

    VintageInspiredVt said 6 years ago

    These people are the tops! Thank you for all your great work and congrats!

  • VintageInspiredVt

    VintageInspiredVt said 6 years ago

    These people are the tops! Thank you for all your great work and congrats!

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the interview, love the shop,

  • SimonEtCie

    SimonEtCie said 6 years ago

    How fun! Love the candles! Good luck for the future!

  • postroadvintage

    postroadvintage said 6 years ago

    This quote of yours is rocking my world right now!!! -- "From the finger paints and play dough, to the mashed potato snowmen and paper boats, we all start off as curious beings, makers and learners. The challenge, though, is having the courage and determination to sail into the “real world” in your paper boat amidst a swirling sea of cargo ships from China."

  • allsewnup

    allsewnup said 6 years ago

    cheers to being awesome and inspiring!

  • GeneralStanton

    GeneralStanton said 6 years ago

    Hello Peter and Juwels, you make a great team..simply creating,living and loving.Congratulations :)

  • stephtheartist

    stephtheartist said 6 years ago

    I'm additionally inspired to know of another female skateboarder being successful in the sport. Do you do much skating together? seems like you'd find plenty of spots to skate as travelers.

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 6 years ago

    Such a lovely feature. Love your work and your passion for all that life has to offer : ) Cheers to you and Juwels!

  • DeusFilia

    DeusFilia said 6 years ago

    You two are adorable :) Keep up the great work! Lovely shop!

  • againstthewoodgrain

    againstthewoodgrain said 6 years ago

    Ahhhh this is amazing! I love the winnie, my wife and I considered moving into an airstream trailer but alas we have too many pets.

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 6 years ago

    Great Article!!! Beautiful Creations!!!

  • TheButterflyGypsy

    TheButterflyGypsy said 6 years ago

    Oh how I admire your daring choice to live your art!!

  • HappyDappyBits

    HappyDappyBits said 6 years ago

    You guys have such a great passion and really seem to be in tune with eachother. Love your need for a simple life, and your products are incredibly cool. Much success for you two in the future!

  • BasketsByEmily

    BasketsByEmily said 6 years ago

    So fun! Never actually wanted a winnie....until now! =)

  • Khalima

    Khalima said 6 years ago

    I love these guys! We're Volkswagen Bus travelers ourselves. But the Winnie's got us on studio space, that's for sure!

  • raspberrybutterflies

    raspberrybutterflies said 6 years ago

    I love your candles. I also think living simplier is the way to go, I also downsized by selling my possessions and moving across the country and live in a 225 sq foot studio on the ocean, I couldnt be happier. Great feature shop

  • camillechung

    camillechung said 6 years ago

    What an inspiration and what a lovely shop. I enjoyed reading this interview and knowing that there are people out there who can enjoy the small and simple things in life. It's not always the bigger the better. Something that I just see too often here in the US. Merci!

  • underthenightmoon

    underthenightmoon said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful story of love and art- so refreshing to read about your journey- I would love to own one of your candles! :)

  • mollynewborn

    mollynewborn said 6 years ago

    such a well written story - i enjoyed it very much. i love your part about when you knew you were an artist. very inspriational! thank you

  • CoocooCollageChick

    CoocooCollageChick said 6 years ago

    Brava ! Lovely shop,lovely couple!

  • bellastwist

    bellastwist said 6 years ago

    Truly inspirational article! The candles are beautiful. I look forward to the Winnie diaries!

  • bellastwist

    bellastwist said 6 years ago

    Truly inspirational article! The candles are beautiful. I look forward to the Winnie diaries!

  • bellastwist

    bellastwist said 6 years ago

    Truly inspirational article! The candles are beautiful. I look forward to the Winnie diaries!

  • bellastwist

    bellastwist said 6 years ago

    Truly inspirational article! The candles are beautiful. I look forward to the Winnie diaries!

  • knotloopy

    knotloopy said 6 years ago

    absolutely inspiring! i love your story, your journey. if only we could all simplify our lives... my hubby & i have started to, although we have a long way to go... but hey, you have to start somewhere! ;) we are gaining back the room in our lives to be creative. congrats on being featured!

  • folkspirit

    folkspirit said 6 years ago

    So amazing, great to read about you! Congratulations on being featured!

  • leesasaur

    leesasaur said 6 years ago

    This is the loveliest article I've read in a long time. You two are amazing! Best of life for the both of you!

  • leesasaur

    leesasaur said 6 years ago

    This is the loveliest article I've read in a long time. You two are amazing! Best of life for the both of you!

  • MeAndBoo

    MeAndBoo said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful life! I love that you are friends, (not just husband and wife), who enjoy hanging out together and creating together as well. An inspiring and happy article to read, yay!!

  • dyonneht

    dyonneht said 6 years ago

    You are a true inspiration to me. The way you answer those questions, I can just feel how HAPPY you two are. I'm currently in the middle of a mid-life crisis (I'm in my mid-30s), searching for an answer to what my life is all about and what I should be doing in life to be HAPPY, and I would like to be where you are IN THE NEAR FUTURE. Life is too short to live an unhappy life. Everyone dies, but not everyone lives. I will be LIVING my life SOON. =) It is people like you will help me find true HAPPINESS....

  • dyonneht

    dyonneht said 6 years ago

    You are a true inspiration to me. The way you answer those questions, I can just feel how HAPPY you two are. I'm currently in the middle of a mid-life crisis (I'm in my mid-30s), searching for an answer to what my life is all about and what I should be doing in life to be HAPPY, and I would like to be where you are IN THE NEAR FUTURE. Life is too short to live an unhappy life. Everyone dies, but not everyone lives. I will be LIVING my life SOON. =) It is people like you will help me find true HAPPINESS....

  • TommysHut

    TommysHut said 6 years ago

    All I can say is there must be alot of love melted into those candles! Everyone's comments sound like we all want smaller, simpler, slower. Thank you Earth children!

  • ScentedLuxuries

    ScentedLuxuries said 6 years ago

    Cute article!

  • SimplyArt

    SimplyArt said 6 years ago

    oh my...thaks for sharing your love with the rest of fellows here in Etsy

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Cool story!

  • TerrorDome

    TerrorDome said 6 years ago

    By far my favorite Featured Seller. You're quite a wordsmith Peter. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous story, Winnie must be full of excitement today. : )

  • ScarletLark

    ScarletLark said 6 years ago

    What a great artistic adventure story! Sounds like you're living the dream. :)

  • taraashleytreasures

    taraashleytreasures said 6 years ago

    Beautiful artistic creations. Beautiful life. Blessings to you in all that you do.

  • rasaom

    rasaom said 6 years ago

    super idea

  • ElkhornDesign

    ElkhornDesign said 6 years ago

    So beautifully articulated. It was truly inspiring to hear your story. Wonderful work!

  • FeltByGina

    FeltByGina said 6 years ago

    Lovely product, and gorgeous furniture and accessories, too.

  • slumbersoft

    slumbersoft said 6 years ago

    A wonderful story. I love your candles and I have a future daughter in law who will only burn beeswax candles. I will definitely keep your shop in mind.

  • WendysWonders127

    WendysWonders127 said 6 years ago

    Love the story, Keep up the great work!

  • petticoatpistol

    petticoatpistol said 6 years ago

    My husband and I lived in a travel trailor for 8 months. I have to say that it was one of our very best memories. Everyone should try it. Beautiful candles and a lovely story!!

  • Teelightful

    Teelightful said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story and beautiful candles. I love that you are living well your wanted and unconventional life. Keep living inspired and independent !

  • CamouflageYourself

    CamouflageYourself said 6 years ago

    What a story, absolutely fantastic and inspirational! I Love your products... Best of luck!

  • RueRenee

    RueRenee said 6 years ago

    You two are too cute. You make we want to move to Cali and buy a Winnie.

  • vandalay

    vandalay said 6 years ago

    Inspiring words & Beautiful creations! Namaste'

  • somethingshidinghere

    somethingshidinghere said 6 years ago

    L O V E them... so cute.

  • NaturallyGoodSoaps

    NaturallyGoodSoaps said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story, wonderful Winnie and wonderful candles! True inspiration!!

  • aprilfoss

    aprilfoss said 6 years ago

    My cousin, her husband and their 2 kids sold their house and bought an airstreamer, gutted it out and fixed it up and are traveling around the US. They have a blog called Our Unconventional Life. Super fun to read. I didn't know that their were others out there doing almost the same. I hope you write more on your blog:))) Can't wait to read more!

  • BobbiesCountryHouse

    BobbiesCountryHouse said 6 years ago

    Love your story and your candles.

  • SylviaJanssen

    SylviaJanssen said 6 years ago

    Super cool! Congrats!

  • MagicandMud

    MagicandMud said 6 years ago

    I found your story to be incredibly inspiring and I love your shop...love your ideas. Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations on the feature! :)

  • LidiDesign

    LidiDesign said 6 years ago

    Love your story, love your product and love your Winnie! Congrats on the feature! Keep up the great work!

  • nancyhughesmiller

    nancyhughesmiller said 6 years ago

    wow!! look at all those great comments above me - Great candles - and Great story- inspirational - good luck on your journey!

  • carolinabenoit11

    carolinabenoit11 said 6 years ago

    Very cute love story!!!! <3

  • carolinabenoit11

    carolinabenoit11 said 6 years ago

    Very cute love story!!!! <3

  • billetsdoux

    billetsdoux said 6 years ago

    Great story.........love the candles!!

  • JenSanCandles

    JenSanCandles said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! It's great to read about a different take on candle making. I wish you much continued success.

  • fifthseason

    fifthseason said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed this interview. Your creative lifestyle and your supportive relationship is very inspiring!

  • Creazionidiangelina

    Creazionidiangelina said 6 years ago

    You're both sooooo cute! Your way of life is fantastic, congratulation for your fantastic candles!

  • HopesAndDreamsStudio

    HopesAndDreamsStudio said 6 years ago

    This is one of the BEST interviews I have read. I envy your way of life. You guys are awesome. Good luck and blessings with everything you do.

  • LailapCreations

    LailapCreations said 6 years ago

    Congrats - love the bees too!! Your creativity is absorbed throughout your entire lives! Much future sucess!

  • Mariafloradesigns

    Mariafloradesigns said 6 years ago

    inspirational, thank you

  • LittleFleaMarket

    LittleFleaMarket said 6 years ago

    You two inspire me in so many ways.....thank you

  • SacredEarthFriends

    SacredEarthFriends said 6 years ago

    In LOVE all things beautiful unfold inside the poetry of life's untold unfolding mysteries! THANK U for sharing your passion for LOVE & life together. I adore all you are, and what you're offering. Beeswax is ultimately the best wax to burn for our health, the environment, and in all it's radiant beauty inside creation it makes the most sense to enjoy candle light made w/ the "Bees-wax"! Look forward to ordering from your shop one day soon! In light~ Ambuja

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    'Flying High' by Jem plays on the media player and I'm reading your special, congrats and looking at the two of you made me run to my Lover's shop and gift him with a kiss. You two are lovely. Now I must check out your shop! May you find all the different balances belonging to you. Dream on. XCL

  • bluebirdheaven

    bluebirdheaven said 6 years ago

    Great and creative work!

  • luminescenttreasures

    luminescenttreasures said 6 years ago

    I am so inspired! Thank you, thank you! I hope to meet you someday and play on the land. I have a raw, vegan, organic chocolate business called Crucial Chocolate and also envision having a beautiful, sacred space to make magic to share with the universe. keep sharing with each other and spreading the love to all beings in all ways, ALWAYS! Manny Blessings, ~ Jade

  • TheIndianPaperForest

    TheIndianPaperForest said 6 years ago

    Fabulous interview - Juwels & Peter, congrats on being such an unusual and beautiful paper boat that the great big ships fade away in comparison. Simply love your antique bottle candles, and your amazing journey! I wish both the very best, your Pollen Arts haven is on its way! Suzanne

  • finefeatheredfinds

    finefeatheredfinds said 6 years ago

    I love your story! We actually just got our first Winnebago and I was joking about how we should do what you are doing. Actually I was only half-joking. Happy Travels!

  • sunrisetreasures

    sunrisetreasures said 6 years ago

    This is by far my favorite story! I just LOVE it :) Congrats and much continued success!

  • shutterknits

    shutterknits said 6 years ago

    Absolute Love! My husband and I are inspired to find our own Winnie! On a search! Good Luck. (:

  • myneedlehabit

    myneedlehabit said 6 years ago

    Your answer to "what does handmade mean to you?" was one of the most intelligent and compelling answers I've read in a long time.

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    thanks for the inspiration! simplicity is an act of refinement & sophistication, and y'all have got it goin' on!

  • jmcclure1976

    jmcclure1976 said 6 years ago

    Hey guys, Love the article. What a great accomplishment. Love to hear you enjoy this so much. Many can't say that about the job they do everyday! Much success... Luv, Pat, Jennie, Nathan and Allison

  • renegadeperceptions

    renegadeperceptions said 6 years ago

    Wonderful Feature. Loved your story :)

  • xtremefootstools

    xtremefootstools said 6 years ago

    Love your work. Very artistic.

  • PapaJoes

    PapaJoes said 6 years ago

    Sounds Great! Back in '95 I left the corporate world and moved into a big camper, a 5th wheel style. Lived there for ten years. Loved every minute, well almost. Better to have done it and go with the ups and downs than to always wonder what you missed by not doing it. Good luck. Wow!, an abandoned ranch, now we're talking. Makes me drool.

  • inaflashopalinlay

    inaflashopalinlay said 6 years ago

    Great feature, and I envy your life with "miss winnie" it makes me want to leave my flat and travel. The candles are fantastic and unique. Congratulations on the feature.

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 6 years ago

    Sounds like you guys are a fun team.

  • 5erg

    5erg said 6 years ago

    I haven't seen someone making candles like this, refreshing to see original work! All the best to you, great feature

  • Liwlig

    Liwlig said 6 years ago

    I just love this interview and your Winnie is so darn awesome<3<3<3 Love your candles and your life:0) Thanx for sharing.

  • Liwlig

    Liwlig said 6 years ago

    I just love this interview and your Winnie is so darn awesome<3<3<3 Love your candles and your life:0) Thanx for sharing.

  • Domestik

    Domestik said 6 years ago

    Love your philosophy =) what an inspiration! beautiful and unique items as well, love it!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed your story! What a life,you two are very lucky to have each other. I really love your candles. Good luck.

  • HarborHouseVintage

    HarborHouseVintage said 6 years ago

    We enjoyed the article and are glad to see anyone living their dream, good luck and best wishes! Dave and Brian

  • PrettyPaperz

    PrettyPaperz said 6 years ago

    Wow what a charming life "Simple" I think as American have too much "Stuff". We dream of traveling the world and if we got rid of the "stuff" we would unchain ourselves and be free. You two are an inspiration, off to read your blog....and follow it.

  • 925silverwear

    925silverwear said 6 years ago

    Love the simple! Realizing more all the time that it's much "simpler".!

  • VeniVidiVintage

    VeniVidiVintage said 6 years ago

    Love everything about you guys! You have such an amazing home and your candles are just beautiful with such a raw creative feel!

  • vinika

    vinika said 6 years ago

    Wow, I got goose bumps reading how beautiful life is to you. And I think you're work environment and work display it. Thank you!

  • TheOmegaWorkshop

    TheOmegaWorkshop said 6 years ago

    The best read I have come across for ages!!! Love your outlook on life. Inspirational!

  • TheOmegaWorkshop

    TheOmegaWorkshop said 6 years ago

    The best read I have come across for ages!!! Love your outlook on life. Inspirational!

  • Beautanicals

    Beautanicals said 6 years ago

    I LoVe how you are living and I am inspired by your story. Thanks and please do let us know how to keep track of your travels!

  • whimsicaljewellery

    whimsicaljewellery said 6 years ago

    Wow what a wonderful story!! so inspirational....love your shop!

  • whimsicaljewellery

    whimsicaljewellery said 6 years ago

    Wow what a wonderful story!! so inspirational....love your shop!

  • theelenacollection

    theelenacollection said 6 years ago

    My first time on Etsy as a seller, what an amazing story and FAB candles!

  • babychickdesigns

    babychickdesigns said 6 years ago

    Great story...love the candles!

  • alligatorpaper

    alligatorpaper said 6 years ago

    Your work and philosophy are beautiful! My husband and I work together on projects, too; it's so fulfilling to work on my craft with my best friend.

  • alligatorpaper

    alligatorpaper said 6 years ago

    Your work and philosophy are beautiful! My husband and I work together on projects, too; it's so fulfilling to work on my craft with my best friend.

  • galmovies

    galmovies said 6 years ago

    Interesting to see. Thanks for all. American Hospital Association

  • kirrikila

    kirrikila said 6 years ago

    Wowww! just wonderful!great story!

  • Titus2woman

    Titus2woman said 6 years ago

    What inspiring people!!!! Great, great interview. :)

  • pollenArts

    pollenArts said 5 years ago

    We had to leave just one more comment thanking you all for your kind words ... you are the wind beneath our Winnie : ) love, love, love, love, love, -p&j

  • LavenderField

    Victoria Letemendia Koupparis from LavenderField said 4 years ago

    wow I'm in love with you guys and your candles!!!!

  • cinnanne1

    Cindy Adams said 4 years ago

    Wow what a neat story, I am so excited to get the candle now..love to support someone like both of you...

  • sheridan616

    sheridan616 said 4 years ago

    You guys are about as awesome as it gets. I'm old now, but still doing it over here in north Central NM in an old adobe w/o running water on a cattle ranch. Lived and worked all over Alaska, Navajo Nation, and a bunch of states on cattle ranches. Not always convenient, but pretty good. Best of luck to you!

  • ad87

    Fetesha Downs from ad87 said 4 years ago

    I can't wait for my first order to arrive. This shop seems so cool!

  • Powerofflower

    Lorena Balea-Raitz from BaleaRaitzART said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Ariete

    Zane and David from DANCINGFAUNEMPORIUM said 3 years ago

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