Holiday Sparkle


I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  This year my celebration was spread over three days…yes, three days!  It was wonderful.  Each day was filled with nourishing food, time with family, friends, and even moments alone.  For me, this was the perfect lead into the holiday season!

Holiday Feathers The quiet moments gave me time to stretch my imagination and allow creativity to flow.  It gave me space to expand into a new vision for this years Holiday Open House & Trunk Show.

I just love all things that sparkle…& this year that love for sparkle is being combined with my love for grapevine wreaths…creating Holiday Sparkle in ways I never imagained!  I hope you’ll be able to stop by during the Holiday Open House and see it yourself!  Surprises abound!

Shine Brightly!

Lori A Andrus
Journey Jewels

Sparkle Quotes

“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”  – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.  Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait.  The grip in your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”  -Henry Ford

“Begin doing what you want to do now.  We are not living in eternity.  We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake…” -Francis Bacon, Sr.


More Changes…

I love this time of year…the leaves are changing color, temperatures are a little cooler, and oh the fall winds.  The changes all around coax me to reflect on what needs to change in my life as well.
new studio spce This past week I took some time to change the location of my in home studio.  I moved everything from the tiny little room on the 2nd floor where the vision of Journey Jewels was born and nurtured, to an expansive space in the basement of my home.  I love the new space!  And all of this change has refreshed my creative spirit…I can hardly wait to breathe life into these new ideas!
A couple things I would like to share with you this week…
An opportunity to move and connect your core… JourneyDance™ this Friday, October 21st at 7:15pm… a great way to shake out the old and draw in the new!
Every Tribal Goddess needs Feather Earrings ..Catch your Dreams and with Vision Soar to Great Heights!  Feather earrings are now available at More info below…
Enjoy your week…and as always…Shine Brightly!
Lori A Andrus
Feather Earrings!
feather earrings
I love feather earrings…and I believe they are a must have for every Tribal Goddess!  Feathers connect us with the winged ones…they remind us to soar to great heights and embrace a greater picture for our journey!  black feathers & wreath
Each pair of feather earrings is accompanied by a grapevine dreamcatcher…so you may catch your dreams, and as you wear your feathers you may soar with the vision of your dreams!  Shop Now

Are You ready to Shine?

The Iowa City Yoga Festival came to a close Sunday evening, and everyone was radiating a beautiful yoga glow.  It was powerful to be surrounded by such a collective energy, and it reminded me how important it is to embrace our authentic self and allow our own light to shine brightly.

“We are all meant to shine….And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” -Marianne Williamson

Iowa City Yoga Fesival Throughout the weekend I connected with countless amazing people who truly embodied and expressed the beauty of what it means to live in the “Heartland.”  Being a Midwest girl, I’ve often heard that phrase, but over the past weekend I experienced the word “Heartland” differently and recognized that knowing what it is to live in the land of the heart is the key to truly shining!

I invite you to live from the land of your heart…to truly shine with love for yourself and for others!Lori & James Miller

With much Love, Shine Brightly!

Lori A Andrus

Journey Jewels

A heartfelt thank you to James Miller and all who came together to make last weekends yoga festival possible.