For the past few years, I've been sharing some pieces of my world on Instagram @hipmominsta. I share "lifestyle" things there - exercise and clean eating tips, recipes, self-care, travel, style, home interiors, wine and cocktails (I was a bartender throughout college), parenting stuff... pretty much anything that interests me, and that I think might interest someone else. Some topics I'll cover: Paleo food, Whole30 (I've done several), holistic living, natural skin and hair care, wine (especially "vin nature", a topic I'm learning more about!). fashion, trips we take as a family (and on my own - I believe strongly in solo travel, even for the Moms!). I'll tell you about products I've tried and love... I have lots of opinions! I may hit some gardening topics - I love plants, herbs, etc, but my green thumb struggles!
I currently live in Charlotte, NC. I've got a husband, dog, and two kids. They may or may not agree to appear here - I think my dog has an agent so I'll have to negotiate.
You may have ended up here through Angela Arno Jewelry - my jewelry business since 2005. It's my creative outlet, my play, and my work. I design and make limited-edition, one-of-a-kind, and custom jewelry, mainly with gorgeous natural gemstones, crystals, minerals, and 14K gold-filled components and chains. I sell via my website and at occasional pop-ups, but I am not lying when I tell you I'd do this if no one ever bought a single piece. I love it, it feeds my soul. There will be some occasional content crossover with my business and my life that you'll see here, since in many ways my business is my life!
What I'm not offering here is judgement. Nor am I asking for it, and while YOU may offer it, I'll surely pass. While I allow commenting on blog posts, I ask that you keep it kind or move along. I'm in my mid-40s, and have less time for drama and bullshit now than ever in my life. Namaste. (I swear, too. Don't judge.)
Finally: I'm not offering legal, medical, or spiritual advice. I'll show you what I do, what works for me, and share information I've gathered and learned through a life pretty well lived. You're free to do you. If you're dieting, consult your doctor. If you're divorcing, see your attorney. And if you're trying to get to a higher spiritual plane, talk to yourself.