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Wood Ring – Refinish & Maintenance

If you’ve purchased a wood ring from us recently, or are thinking of doing so, please remember: Our wood rings are meant to last through the good and hard times as well as any changes that you might encounter in life, however with that being said we do suggest good wood ring care, including annual wood ring refinishing, as you learn to live with and care for your wood ring. Personally, I have two bogwood rings that I wear constantly on my pointer fingers and they get to experience life just as much as I do!  I see the marks that I make when I knock it against my desk, or somehow my hand hits a wall as if it’s a reflex of some sort I have yet to completely figure out. I am that customer that doesn’t take it off as often as I should, I shower, wash my hands and dishes as well as the occasional gardening all with my ring on.  My rings are essentially apart of me at this point, my metal and wooden ones. As I’m sure it happens to the majority of married people I feel lost without my rings even if it’s in the rare occasion I do take them off- it’s like something is missing. All this extra love does mean a little extra maintenance here and there.

Once the wood ring is back in our hands we work diligently to ensure special care is taken of it while refinishing your wood ring to its original shine or matte finish. Let’s say you’ve had your ring for a couple months and notice a slight crack in the outer layer- DO NOT PANIC, this is the outer layer which is for protective purposes and can be easily refinished to fix the issue, while this is rare it’s important to pay attention at least in the first couple months of wearing your ring. I hate to say it but some customers love their wood rings so much that they will wait years before sending in their rings, sometimes this results in us having to completely remake the ring which could result in an additional cost to, essentially, make you a new ring. So, while we do suggest to annually refinish your ring, it’s always better to do it sooner than later. Think back to why you got the ring or how you customized it to fit the needs in your life or the memory you’ve created while incorporating something from home- treat the wood ring as you would the actual memory, with care.

If any questions ever arise regarding refinishing your wood ring and you’re unsure of which Tier to pick; feel free to reach out to me (Shelby) and I can certainly talk you through it. Contact Us.

Wood Ring Care Plans

Tier One : Free Refinishing Tier 1: Free Refinishing Tier 1.5: Refinishing Tier Two : Setting Refinish & Extensive Repair Tier 2: Repair  Tier Three : Repair Ring Tier 3: Re-Wrap Tier Four : Remake Tier 4: Remake

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Our Tiny Journey – Where it all started

After our first daughter, Kennedy, was born, my husband and I started talking about buying our first home. We dreamed of buying a house we could make our own so we would watch hours of HGTV shows and tag each other on design posts for inspiration- still a regular thing I will admit. The more HGTV we watched the more we saw of this booming tiny house lifestyle.

As a new household of 3 with only one income living in Los Angeles, well I’ll just keep it short and say; we quickly realized we could not afford a traditional house we could comfortably live in, in the area we wanted with our budget. So, we started talking tiny.

Watching everything on HGTV and doing our own research the idea that we could own our home while saving money AND getting rid of debt at the same time was just what we needed and wanted. We were already used to living in close quarters in our small WEHO apartment so we figured the transition would be perfect. But once we actually started looking into tiny homes, we found that the permitting and finding somewhere to put the house would pretty much be an uphill battle where we lived.

— It’s not like that everywhere though! There are more and more places accommodating this growing lifestyle. El Paso County in Colorado (where we are now actually) just voted to amend a land use code to allow tiny homes wherever mobile homes are allowed. The code has also been changed to allow residents to stay permanently. And with no better timing too I might add! —

So for the next year and some change, our time in West Hollywood was spent dreaming of ways to obtain our dream tiny home and a tug-o-war of “should we stay or should we go?”

The deciding factor, really, was my Mom’s passing after an almost 3 year battle with cancer. We decided that we wanted our girls to grow up closer to family. Family is the most important thing in our life. We knew our dream house would always be out there for us, but our time with loved ones is short and should be cherished.

So we stuffed our two small cars and a trailer full of our belongings. Loaded up our 2 girls and 3 pups, said “see you later” to where it all started, then we were off to beautiful Colorado and the next step in our journey.