2018 wins (+ where I’ll go in 2019)

    Hello my wonderful friends!

    I’d like to go a little deep today and share my 2018 wins with you. It was a big year for Moulton and for me, and a lot of that had to do with allowing myself to make big (scary to me) investments. It is a great joy for me to feel like we are in conversation — that what I share here in this newsletter and on instagram is part of a larger dialogue. I love getting to work with you more than anything — it is so special to be brought into the fold and create meaningful objects that represent your deepest hope/fear/struggle/dream. Thank you for being here!

    In no particular order, here are Moulton’s wins (+ personal ones too):

    Launching Moulton Heirlooms

    Hosting Madewell in my studio and being featured on

    Launching Moulton jewelry on

    Designing, hand-carving in wax, + casting in gold 27 new designs for Moulton Heirlooms

    Collaborating on 10 Moulton Heirlooms projects

    Launched two new best-selling designs for Moulton

    Creating 124 Moulton orders

    Participating in five pop-ups and meeting + chatting with lots of customers

    Investing in skills: pottery, CAD, B-School, Penland

    Investing in tools: a new camera, pc, jewelry torch, second jewelry bench, welder, and lots of jewelry tools and metals

    Investing in self: whole45, therapy, hypnosis, reiki, myofascial release, twelve days on silent meditation retreat, Peloton

    Celebrated seven years of health after cancer

    Spent time with girlfriends in Portland Maine, NYC, Rhode Island

    Traveled to Asheville, Carlsbad, Kentucky, Punta Mita


    Celebrated six years of marriage and fourteen years with my husband, Matt

    My very loved pups, Charlie and Reese, turned 8 and 9 – every year with them feels like a gift

    2018 was an investment

    I took an academic course to learn CAD, I stepped back from Moulton for a few months as I prepared for and created Moulton Heirlooms, I reinvested profits into the business to purchase new tools, I spent days at a time completely silent to learn how to truly witness what is going on moment by moment. And smaller investments like my bi-weekly therapy sessions, Sunday mornings at a coffee shop going through B-School, bi-weekly sessions writing WONDER LETTERS, lots and lots dedicated solo time practicing and making in my studio. All of this driven by building a business that is so near to my heart — that is in service to others and their deepest dreams/struggles/wishes/hopes.

    2019 goals…

    I started to feel ready to stretch my wings in the last quarter of 2018 and my 2019 goals reflect that. I’m looking to achieve and do big things in 2019 — grow my business, write more and publish articles, hire an employee, launch a bunch of new designs, grow my savings account, buy our first home, volunteer, and this is a big one — care for myself by cooking and moving because I love myself (not because I hate myself). I have specific, actionable goals for all of this but I’d rather keep them to myself for now so I can tend to them for myself, not because I’ve made a public commitment.

    Thank you for your support and kind words this year, it means the world to this one woman with two hands that’s built this business over the past seven years.

    With love,


    Reading – I enjoy reading the most when I read fiction and listen to self-help + business books on audio.

    2018 books read:

    Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel

    We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel

    The Alice Network: A Novel

    How to Walk Away: A Novel

    The Favorite Sister

    Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)

    Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel

    The Death of Mrs. Westaway

    The Perfect Couple

    An American Marriage

    The Banker’s Wife

    Tell Me Lies: A Novel

    This Will Only Hurt a Little

    I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff

    Bitter Orange

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

    Watch Me Disappear: A Novel

    Favorites: We Were the Lucky Ones, An American Marriage, The Bankers Wife, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

    2018 audiobooks:

    Rules of Civility

    10% Happier

    A New Earth

    The Wife Between Us

    When Things Fall Apart

    On Writing

    You Are a Badass

    You Are a Badass at Making Money

    What I Know for Sure

    (books in italics are ones I listen to over and over – I’ve listened anywhere from a few to twenty times)

    January 4, 2019




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