Soooo… a little bit about me. I grew up in the small little resort town of Shaver Lake in the central Sierra Nevadas of California. I had thee best childhood imaginable. I spent my winters snow skiing, my summers water skiing, fort building, bike trail building…. it was the epic childhood. To this day I am so grateful for my parents wanting to raise us three girls in the mountains. It really molded who I am today. For me it’s all about the outdoors.
At the end of my junior year in high school, I enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. Wanted to see what this big wide world was all about on someone else’s dime. I sailed the seas and met a ton of great people. The Coast Guard took me West Coast to Midwest and then back to the Pacific Northwest. Was an adventure. During my last tour in Seattle, I met my husband. After I got out of the C.G., we got married and moved to San Diego, California and lived the beach life for awhile. But it didn’t take long before the Pacific Northwest was calling us back. Moved to Seattle, Washington yet again, then post 9/11 we moved to Portland, Oregon and have called it home since. During that mish mash of time, I had both of my kids, Anders (10) and Maggie (7).
Shortly after Maggs was born, and still in the stay-at-home mom role, I started craving something to do besides changing diapers and emptying the dishwasher. I knew there just HAD to be something out there for me to do. And I didn’t even care if I made money doing it. I just needed a creative outlet. Something to stimulate my brain. And then it hit me… like a ton of bricks….
I had seen a necklace on my bestie from high school that summer prior, and loved it… and thought, “I could make jewelry!!!”…
My dad is a crafty man, and growing up admiring his wood carvings and all the things he could make with his God given talent and his two hands, I always wondered if I had been genetically given an ounce of that talent. I figured it was worth a shot, and ordered everything I thought I needed to get me started stamping. I stamped myself a little 2-disk necklace with “maggie” & “anders” on it, wore it to Anders’ preschool that following day and got bombarded by people wanting to know where I got it. Whipped up some business cards, took orders by phone and email for a few months and then had a website built.
And here I am, almost 7 years later. Still stamping, and still loving it with every swing of the hammer. I thank God every single day for blessing me with this talent and blessing me with this business. It is truly a gift. Each and every piece is stamped by me. I love stamping. I love turning on my podcasts or music and just stamping away. This business enabled me to stay at home with my babies when they were babies, and lets me continue to do what I love doing most…… STAMPING. I put my heart into every piece. And one day I’m going to write a book about all the wonderful, heartfelt stories I’ve been told over the years taking orders. Everyone has a story. And I’m so thankful that Mountain Girl Silver is a part of my story…..
Thank you so much for your visit. I am committed to my customers and I want you to be 100% happy with what you order. If you aren’t happy, then I’m not happy.