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New Life in New Zealand

Hello from Wellington, NZ! I’ve been here with my family for four months now … I’ve got the Energy Shop stocked and running, the family’s adjusted, and we’re all moved in to our little house in a close suburb called Karori.

House on the hill for my family of 6
If we press our face up to the glass on our bedroom window, we can see a corner of Wellington Bay, but mostly our view from the house looks like this:

Karori, Wellington, New Zealand

 
I love living up on the hill in this part of town. Every morning, I open the curtains and I’m reminded of where I am at. I can see the mountains off in the distance, and I can see what the weather is like 30-40 miles from my house. I’ve never had a view like this in my life!
 
We can drive just over the mountain we live on to the ocean. We arrived at the onset of winter, and we experienced a once-in-a-lifetime snowfall for the area back in August. But from what I hear, even when the weather warms up, the water stays rather cold because it’s coming up from Antarctica. We have yet to find out if we’ll be able to brave the cold and swim around the area, but we have plenty of beaches to enjoy:
 

Makara BeachSeatoun on Wellington Bay

And with fur seals on Cape Palliser

And that’s just the majestic views! Next time I have a chance to sit down with this blog, I’ll tell you all about the friendly “Kiwis” (what New Zealanders call themselves), the abundance of free family activities, and the amazing atmosphere in this country. All the best, Lisa

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A New Adventure ♥

Only a few short weeks ago, my family and I learned that we were to move from northern Virginia to Wellington, New Zealand for my husband’s job. Needless to say, we are beyond thrilled and we can hardly wait to embark on our new adventure!  We’ll be packing up and moving on shortly, and we’re set to arrive and settle into our new home on or about the first week of May.

What this means for the Energy Shop:

Surprisingly, very little! When I learned of our move, I made arrangements to move shipping and handling to another location (namely, my brother’s home office in Pittsburgh, PA). Adam has been packing and shipping your orders for just about a month now, and the transition could not have gone more smoothly! From here on, I will design, create, and smudge the jewelry in New Zealand and then ship it to him. By the time it’s listed, he will have it right there in Pittsburgh and you’ll receive it quickly, as usual. I am heading into packing and moving, but the Energy Shop is fully stocked and Adam is ready to take your order! ♥

What this means for custom orders:

Custom sizing and special orders are the only items that will experience a delay. In the past, if you wanted your bracelet to be a special size, you needed only mention it and I altered it, then shipped it off to you with only a few days’ delay. Right now, I’m in one location and everything stocked on the website is at another. I’ve taken custom sizing and special orders in the last month, and in order to fill them, the bracelets are shipped to me, altered, and then shipped to you. Adam and I have been able to complete that process in a week’s time, but as you can imagine, the shipping is going to take a bit longer once I am in New Zealand.

First, custom orders are closed for May–I can’t work with jewelry because my tools will be in transit. Once I’m back up in June, I will gladly accept alterations and special orders. Please contact me before placing a special order or sizing, so that I may give you a realistic timeline and share any other details you might need to approve. If I have supplies on hand, your order could take as little as 10 days. If I don’t, your order could take up to two months. I will do everything I possibly can to ensure that most orders are filled within a few weeks.

What it means to me:

I’ve lived in some extraordinary places, and I’m ready to embrace New Zealand! I have wonderful feelings about what’s coming next, for both myself and the Energy Shop. I thank you for your continued support.

To celebrate, I’m hosting a sale on Tuesday, April 19. I am here waiting for anything you need custom-sized, and I’ll get it to you within the week! Everyone is invited to enjoy 25% off your entire order with code: newadventure

See you then, and ♥ all the best, Lisa

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