Friday, February 15

Up until now.


Hey everyone! 

I wanted to do a little "since we last met" update to catch you up on the happenings here at The Peach Tree. It's been less Peach and more Tree here lately, setting our roots in our new home in the Hudson Valley. 

I'm hoping to get back to a more even balance between my day job at Etsy and my jewelry shop on Etsy (and beyond).


 
The cats have been prepping for a new event in the winter olympics.

We took a frigid stroll across the Walkway Over the Hudson.

Embracing my wonderful new Etsy family.

J took me skiing.. and forgot to start me off on my bunny slope.

We're discovering the joy of New York State Microbrews.

How do you deal with the balance between 9-5 and your passion for entrepreneurship and/or home life? Since moving out of NYC last April, I haven't listed a single new piece in The Peach Tree. 

While I continue to work at sustaining what I've already built, I feel parts of what I loved about growing and learning from my customers, slipping away. I don't see this as forever :) But being aware of the shift definitely has me fired up to get back to basics. Back to the true roots of handmade living. 

 I'd love to hear what you've been up to and how your 2013 is starting off differently than 2012! 

Talk to you soon! 
Amy 

4 comments:

Jennie said...

I guess I'm way out of the loop- I had no idea you were now working for Etsy... and out of Brooklyn, too. How does that work? Are you commuting or telecommuting? Fill me in when you can! I wear my TPT earrings almost daily, and hope that your shop will always be open :))))

ThePeachTree said...

Oh, Jennie, TPT! I've never heard/seen that before. I can't not think of kids pranking on halloween ;)

I moved from NYC in spring of last year to work in Etsy's Hudson office. It's been a whirlwind, a dream and only settling to a thoughtful pace just now.

How are you? How is old is the little babe nowadays??

Crystal Capritta said...

You look so thrilled in that skiing picture at the top of the mountain. You're doing a great job with everything! xoxo

Jaclyn said...

I didn't realize you were working for Etsy, either. How exciting! I recently had someone ask me how I "find time" to do jewelry after my 9-to-5. I guess I never thought of it that way. There's just ... always time. I find it so relaxing, and the creating is the fun part. That being said, when you're just SO busy you don't have time to breath, it's not always conducive to creativity.