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✨.  The next and final event for us in 2021 is coming up!  Join us at the Mistletoe Market] Saturday, December 4th, from...
11/22/2021

✨. The next and final event for us in 2021 is coming up! Join us at the Mistletoe Market] Saturday, December 4th, from 2-8pm. They’ll be music, wine, and lots of opportunities to support local artists while holiday shopping.

✨. I’ve gotten new metal pieces, beads, and yarn colors that will debut at the Mistletoe Market] .
We hope to see you there!

✨. The next and final event for us in 2021 is coming up! Join us at the Mistletoe Market] Saturday, December 4th, from 2-8pm. They’ll be music, wine, and lots of opportunities to support local artists while holiday shopping.

✨. I’ve gotten new metal pieces, beads, and yarn colors that will debut at the Mistletoe Market] .
We hope to see you there!

🎉.  Happy Friday, It’s time to celebrate.  I finished two large wholesale orders in less then a month!  Over 65 pompoms ...
11/19/2021

🎉. Happy Friday, It’s time to celebrate. I finished two large wholesale orders in less then a month! Over 65 pompoms were made, trimmed, and painstakingly assembled by my hands into art. Cheers 🍻

📸. While on the topic of handmade creations, the earrings in this picture are from another talented artist @gunlee100 . Shop local, shop small, and support creatives!

#pourmeadrink

#itsfinallyfriday

#makeart

#looklocal

#birranddash

🎉. Happy Friday, It’s time to celebrate. I finished two large wholesale orders in less then a month! Over 65 pompoms were made, trimmed, and painstakingly assembled by my hands into art. Cheers 🍻

📸. While on the topic of handmade creations, the earrings in this picture are from another talented artist @gunlee100 . Shop local, shop small, and support creatives!

#pourmeadrink

#itsfinallyfriday

#makeart

#looklocal

#birranddash

🪐.  The last pair for @bricolageartcollective got it’s inspiration from @billieeilish .  I googled “black and neon”.  Li...
11/17/2021

🪐. The last pair for @bricolageartcollective got it’s inspiration from @billieeilish . I googled “black and neon”. Like Billie, I’m a big fan of chartreuse!)

🗓. Calendar puts me on trac to wrap up wholesale orders this week. I’m looking forward to working on some new pieces for the @mistletoemarketcu . What’s that? It’s an awesome market featuring local artisans and the opportunity to shop small for the holidays and ITS FREE! Mark your calendars for December 4th!

#iseethefinishline

#youlookgoodinneon

#busybee

#mistletoemarketcu

#birranddash

🌞.  Today would have been my Dad’s 73 Birthday.  I will never forget calling him, when I lived out of town, and hearing ...
11/08/2021

🌞. Today would have been my Dad’s 73 Birthday. I will never forget calling him, when I lived out of town, and hearing the joy in his voice. He was at the dinner table, surrounded by family, and recounting the tale of his deer hunt that morning. I feel so connected to him through that memory even though now he’s far away.

We said goodbye to my Uncle Louie last week. He was my Dad’s brother and only surviving member of their family. It’s been so hard letting go. There isn’t a birthday, family get together, or holiday that didn’t have him in it. It was a great comfort having he and our late Grandma after Dad passed.

I’m thankful to have so many good memories but the loss is still very painful. I’m morning not only the loss of my Uncle but the loss of my Dad’s family. The privilege of this life is not without its hardships.

In light of all this posting on social media hasn’t been all that important. I’m still here though. I just finished one wholesale order and am into the next. The earrings pictured above are available at @oakstreetsalon . As always, thank you for supporting my small business and helping me heal through art 💛.

🌞. Today would have been my Dad’s 73 Birthday. I will never forget calling him, when I lived out of town, and hearing the joy in his voice. He was at the dinner table, surrounded by family, and recounting the tale of his deer hunt that morning. I feel so connected to him through that memory even though now he’s far away.

We said goodbye to my Uncle Louie last week. He was my Dad’s brother and only surviving member of their family. It’s been so hard letting go. There isn’t a birthday, family get together, or holiday that didn’t have him in it. It was a great comfort having he and our late Grandma after Dad passed.

I’m thankful to have so many good memories but the loss is still very painful. I’m morning not only the loss of my Uncle but the loss of my Dad’s family. The privilege of this life is not without its hardships.

In light of all this posting on social media hasn’t been all that important. I’m still here though. I just finished one wholesale order and am into the next. The earrings pictured above are available at @oakstreetsalon . As always, thank you for supporting my small business and helping me heal through art 💛.

🍁.  Is there anything more exciting to do on a Friday then filing taxes for your business???  I didn’t think so 😆.  📸.  ...
10/29/2021

🍁. Is there anything more exciting to do on a Friday then filing taxes for your business??? I didn’t think so 😆.

📸. Photo by @ericapetersphoto taken at @meyerproduce cute lil setup.

#deathandtaxes

#finallyfriday

#fambam

#centralillinois

#birranddash

🍁. Is there anything more exciting to do on a Friday then filing taxes for your business??? I didn’t think so 😆.

📸. Photo by @ericapetersphoto taken at @meyerproduce cute lil setup.

#deathandtaxes

#finallyfriday

#fambam

#centralillinois

#birranddash

📿.  Working on wholesale orders for the holiday season.  The time from Halloween to New Years always flies by.  Other th...
10/26/2021

📿. Working on wholesale orders for the holiday season. The time from Halloween to New Years always flies by. Other then creating earrings for this order I haven’t really thought about the holidays yet. Are you on top of it already or waiting?)

#beading

#slowdown

#makeart

#create

#birranddash

📿. Working on wholesale orders for the holiday season. The time from Halloween to New Years always flies by. Other then creating earrings for this order I haven’t really thought about the holidays yet. Are you on top of it already or waiting?)

#beading

#slowdown

#makeart

#create

#birranddash

👋.  As someone who struggles to find their place in this world this quote and the accompanying post from the teachertomb...
10/22/2021

👋. As someone who struggles to find their place in this world this quote and the accompanying post from the teachertomblog on fb stuck with me this week. He talks about how a life with minimal risk is a minimal life. That risk is at the center of anything worth doing….

As I’ve gotten older I’ve become more comfortable with risk. A lot of the fluff and static of life seems to fall to the side leaving greater emphasis on the things that mean the most.

Creating through Art, food, and gardening helps me feel alive. Sharing my art is a risk, because it’s a part of me, a vision brought to life by my own hands. It’s not for everyone but the passion I feel from others I connect with through these pieces makes it worth it. What risks have you taken lately?)

Link to blogpost - http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2021/10/after-that-they-get-to-do-whatever-they.html

#takeachance

#feelalive

#learning

#poweryourstyle

#birranddash

👋. As someone who struggles to find their place in this world this quote and the accompanying post from the teachertomblog on fb stuck with me this week. He talks about how a life with minimal risk is a minimal life. That risk is at the center of anything worth doing….

As I’ve gotten older I’ve become more comfortable with risk. A lot of the fluff and static of life seems to fall to the side leaving greater emphasis on the things that mean the most.

Creating through Art, food, and gardening helps me feel alive. Sharing my art is a risk, because it’s a part of me, a vision brought to life by my own hands. It’s not for everyone but the passion I feel from others I connect with through these pieces makes it worth it. What risks have you taken lately?)

Link to blogpost - http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2021/10/after-that-they-get-to-do-whatever-they.html

#takeachance

#feelalive

#learning

#poweryourstyle

#birranddash

🍁.  The leaves on one of our giant maples are changing and falling.  If you find yourself falling into the same ole same...
10/20/2021

🍁. The leaves on one of our giant maples are changing and falling. If you find yourself falling into the same ole same ole and needing change I find starting small helpful. Today I moved my body because it makes me feel good. I’m baking some banana bread because for months I’ve been putting ripened bananas in the freezer but today I did something with them!).

🍁. Earrings pictured are from the new collection and are available.

#smallthings

#bakeisinmyname

#fall

#pompomearrings

#birranddash

🍁. The leaves on one of our giant maples are changing and falling. If you find yourself falling into the same ole same ole and needing change I find starting small helpful. Today I moved my body because it makes me feel good. I’m baking some banana bread because for months I’ve been putting ripened bananas in the freezer but today I did something with them!).

🍁. Earrings pictured are from the new collection and are available.

#smallthings

#bakeisinmyname

#fall

#pompomearrings

#birranddash

🧳.  I got away.  We made a plan, some brought food, some brought wine, some just brought themselves.  We goofed around, ...
10/18/2021

🧳. I got away. We made a plan, some brought food, some brought wine, some just brought themselves. We goofed around, ate food, sang karaoke, made a TikTok video, and talked a lot. Sometimes you just need to get away, do whatever you feel like, and let go of life’s responsibilities for a bit.

#getaway

#womanweekend

#sanskids

#southernillinoiswinetrail

#drivesouth

🧳. I got away. We made a plan, some brought food, some brought wine, some just brought themselves. We goofed around, ate food, sang karaoke, made a TikTok video, and talked a lot. Sometimes you just need to get away, do whatever you feel like, and let go of life’s responsibilities for a bit.

#getaway

#womanweekend

#sanskids

#southernillinoiswinetrail

#drivesouth

🎯. Casual Target run in track pants, elevated with some one of a kind earrings.  These pompom tassels have sold but I ha...
10/14/2021

🎯. Casual Target run in track pants, elevated with some one of a kind earrings. These pompom tassels have sold but I have a couple in stock if you need to up your errand game 😉.

#lookoftheday

#oneofakindearrings

#poweryourstyle

#pompomearrings

#birranddash

✨.  Last pair of collab earrings up on the website.  I’m wishing I would have kept the other pair for myself but they so...
10/13/2021

✨. Last pair of collab earrings up on the website. I’m wishing I would have kept the other pair for myself but they sold at market…. I really loved all the pieces I go to make with @the.common.grackle.jewelry .

#collab

#midwestmakers

#shopsmall

#pompomearrings

#birranddash

✨. Last pair of collab earrings up on the website. I’m wishing I would have kept the other pair for myself but they sold at market…. I really loved all the pieces I go to make with @the.common.grackle.jewelry .

#collab

#midwestmakers

#shopsmall

#pompomearrings

#birranddash

🍂.  Thank you to everyone that stopped by @destihlbrewery yesterday!  I spent last night and part of the morning uploadi...
10/11/2021

🍂. Thank you to everyone that stopped by @destihlbrewery yesterday! I spent last night and part of the morning uploading the last of the collection onto the website. These camo pompoms with soft saddle brown tassels are available now!

#linkinbio

#pompomearrings

#leathertassels

#poweryourstyle

#birranddash

🍂. Thank you to everyone that stopped by @destihlbrewery yesterday! I spent last night and part of the morning uploading the last of the collection onto the website. These camo pompoms with soft saddle brown tassels are available now!

#linkinbio

#pompomearrings

#leathertassels

#poweryourstyle

#birranddash

✨.  The Fall Collection pieces are LIVE on the website!  The website will be open until Wednesday at Midnight.  Shop now...
10/10/2021

✨. The Fall Collection pieces are LIVE on the website! The website will be open until Wednesday at Midnight. Shop now at the link below.

✨. SHOP - https://birr-dash.myshopify.com/collections/fall-2021

#fall2021

#pompomearrings

#handmadejewelry

#poweryourstyle

#birranddash

✨. The Fall Collection pieces are LIVE on the website! The website will be open until Wednesday at Midnight. Shop now at the link below.

✨. SHOP - https://birr-dash.myshopify.com/collections/fall-2021

#fall2021

#pompomearrings

#handmadejewelry

#poweryourstyle

#birranddash

✨.  Last pairs of collabs up for grabs!  Come see us at @destihlbrewery until 3.#pompomearrings #blono #centralillinois ...
10/10/2021

✨. Last pairs of collabs up for grabs! Come see us at @destihlbrewery until 3.

#pompomearrings
#blono
#centralillinois
#shopsmall
#birranddash

🥃.  Cheer’s!  We made it to Friday.  We will see you Sunday at the @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market.#finallyfriday #cheers...
10/08/2021

🥃. Cheer’s! We made it to Friday. We will see you Sunday at the @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market.

#finallyfriday
#cheers
#wemadeit
#midwestmakers
#phew

🥃. Cheer’s! We made it to Friday. We will see you Sunday at the @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market.

#finallyfriday
#cheers
#wemadeit
#midwestmakers
#phew

🍂.  I almost didn’t use these pompoms because they didn’t turn out exactly alike.  When I saw how perfectly the mustard ...
10/07/2021

🍂. I almost didn’t use these pompoms because they didn’t turn out exactly alike. When I saw how perfectly the mustard tassels complemented the pompom colors though I knew they belonged together.

🍂. You can find these and the rest of the new collection debuting this Sunday at the @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market.

#pompomearrings
#midwestmaker
#centralillinois
#poweryourstyle
#birranddash

🍂. I almost didn’t use these pompoms because they didn’t turn out exactly alike. When I saw how perfectly the mustard tassels complemented the pompom colors though I knew they belonged together.

🍂. You can find these and the rest of the new collection debuting this Sunday at the @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market.

#pompomearrings
#midwestmaker
#centralillinois
#poweryourstyle
#birranddash

🍁.  Burnt orange, gold, and red.  Is anything more fall?  The navy background on these exudes velvet.🍁.  New collection ...
10/06/2021

🍁. Burnt orange, gold, and red. Is anything more fall? The navy background on these exudes velvet.

🍁. New collection this Sunday at @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market.

#fallhues
#looklocal
#midwestmakers
#pompomearrings
#poweryourstyle
#birranddash

🍁. Burnt orange, gold, and red. Is anything more fall? The navy background on these exudes velvet.

🍁. New collection this Sunday at @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market.

#fallhues
#looklocal
#midwestmakers
#pompomearrings
#poweryourstyle
#birranddash

✨.  My current view, hunkered down at my desk, trimming away the excess, and making magic!🍁. New collection debuts this ...
10/05/2021

✨. My current view, hunkered down at my desk, trimming away the excess, and making magic!

🍁. New collection debuts this Sunday at @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market. Lots of Midwest makers and the Central Illinois Humane Society will be there with doggies!!!

#looklocal
#midwestmakers
#centralillinois
#poweryourstyle
#pompomearrings
#birranddash

✨. All new pieces are coming to the market THIS weekend!  We’re debuting our new collection at the @destihlbrewery Maker...
10/05/2021

✨. All new pieces are coming to the market THIS weekend! We’re debuting our new collection at the @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market this Sunday. Until then I’ll be holed up in my house making earrings 😆.

#newstuff
#looklocal
#shopsmall
#centralillinois
#birranddash

✨. All new pieces are coming to the market THIS weekend! We’re debuting our new collection at the @destihlbrewery Maker’s Market this Sunday. Until then I’ll be holed up in my house making earrings 😆.

#newstuff
#looklocal
#shopsmall
#centralillinois
#birranddash

✨.  I’m really enjoying working with these hoops from @roamingdruggist .#pompomearrings #poweryourstyle #birranddash
09/30/2021

✨. I’m really enjoying working with these hoops from @roamingdruggist .

#pompomearrings
#poweryourstyle
#birranddash

✨. I’m really enjoying working with these hoops from @roamingdruggist .

#pompomearrings
#poweryourstyle
#birranddash

🍁 Trying to channel fall with an autumn tee from @rendlemanorchards … but it’s still 90 out!  #goodthingscometothosewhow...
09/29/2021

🍁 Trying to channel fall with an autumn tee from @rendlemanorchards … but it’s still 90 out!
#goodthingscometothosewhowait

🍁 Trying to channel fall with an autumn tee from @rendlemanorchards … but it’s still 90 out!
#goodthingscometothosewhowait

✂️.  I always feel a little frazzled by the time a hair appointment rolls around.  Between roots, dead ends, and brassy ...
09/27/2021

✂️. I always feel a little frazzled by the time a hair appointment rolls around. Between roots, dead ends, and brassy tones courtesy of well water, professional help is always needed. It feels good to hand over the reins and let someone else drive for awhile.

✂️. I had a hair appointment last week and finally cut out a lot of dead ends. I also freed myself from the constraints of societal expectations by going with a short cut. I LOVE it and it got me thinking about what else I could stand to lose…

✂️. What have you been putting off? What have you been holding onto to please others? What do you want for yourself? Right now I want to make art, wear my hair short, and leave a job that’s not working for me. ✔️ ✔️✔️

📸 I spy some new color ways !

#yolo
#cutitoff
#quitmyjob
#makeart
#poweryourstyle
#birranddash

✂️. I always feel a little frazzled by the time a hair appointment rolls around. Between roots, dead ends, and brassy tones courtesy of well water, professional help is always needed. It feels good to hand over the reins and let someone else drive for awhile.

✂️. I had a hair appointment last week and finally cut out a lot of dead ends. I also freed myself from the constraints of societal expectations by going with a short cut. I LOVE it and it got me thinking about what else I could stand to lose…

✂️. What have you been putting off? What have you been holding onto to please others? What do you want for yourself? Right now I want to make art, wear my hair short, and leave a job that’s not working for me. ✔️ ✔️✔️

📸 I spy some new color ways !

#yolo
#cutitoff
#quitmyjob
#makeart
#poweryourstyle
#birranddash

🌻.  It was all yellow!  Picture I took with my favorite color of pompoms.  My husband added that this @elizabethcookfors...
09/24/2021

🌻. It was all yellow! Picture I took with my favorite color of pompoms. My husband added that this @elizabethcookforsheriff tee is channeling Ozzie!

#sunshine
#femaleartists
#yellow
#allaboard
#birranddash

🌻. It was all yellow! Picture I took with my favorite color of pompoms. My husband added that this @elizabethcookforsheriff tee is channeling Ozzie!

#sunshine
#femaleartists
#yellow
#allaboard
#birranddash

✨.  Join us at the @destihlbrewery outdoors maker’s market!  We’ll be debuting our fall/winter collection!  Come shop ov...
09/21/2021

✨. Join us at the @destihlbrewery outdoors maker’s market! We’ll be debuting our fall/winter collection! Come shop over a dozen local artisans and support Midwest makers. Hope to see you there!)

#destihlbrewery
#midwestmakers
#supportlocal
#centralillinois
#birranddash

✨. Join us at the @destihlbrewery outdoors maker’s market! We’ll be debuting our fall/winter collection! Come shop over a dozen local artisans and support Midwest makers. Hope to see you there!)

#destihlbrewery
#midwestmakers
#supportlocal
#centralillinois
#birranddash

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Power Your Style

I feel that my entire life up to a point style was about what others wanted. For me style had always been about what others determine and I had to find a way to fit that idea.

Driving in the car one day, my oldest asked if I wanted to get my hair cut short. It hit me that I always chose what I thought others would like. For the first time I thought “Why not?” Having short hair is glorious. It costs less to shampoo, less to have cut and less to color. Not to mention all the hours of styling and blow drying I have saved. More importantly though I felt people were finally seeing me. Not curated, cookie cutter Phoebe, but artistic, expressive Phoebe. I found my power through style.

Cutting my hair freed me in a sense. I started realizing the restraints I had put on myself to meet others expectations. In my newfound freedom I started dressing how I wanted. I chose clothes I liked. It gave me the freedom to empower myself through style. This empowerment led me to live my truth.

My true self is creative. I’m a hands on, get in there and get things going type. A while back I found pom earrings and had to have a pair. I bought all the supplies and made pom earrings. I enjoy using different colors, adding texture elements and seeing others reaction to the finished product. My sister encouraged me to sell them and for over a year I dismissed the idea. I again was scared.

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These Birr & Dash earring make for a great GIFT! Jaime Block Freier loves hers!!