Instagram and a Warm Drink

Do you follow @anchorintime on Instagram? If not you should. 🙂 Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

I stayed warm through January crocheting away, drinking peppermint mocha tea steamers and wearing my favorite Boot Warmers and Beanies. Some lovely winter items went out last weekend, like the Sailor’s Net Scarf, a few Bow Hand Warmers, Beanies and some fun custom orders. I stocked up on yarn to start creating the Spring Collection! Keep your eye out for some fun new items and let me know in the comments what accessories you can’t wait to wear when the weather warms up.


I can’t drink caffeine lately, so my barista sister helped me come up with a tasty warm drink. I call it a peppermint mocha steamer.

Peppermint Mocha Steamer DIY

  • To make it you seep half a cup of peppermint tea. Nice and strong.
  • Separately heat up half a cup of milk.  (If you’re fancy, a milk frother like THIS ONE works wonderfully!)
  • Once the milk is hot add a tablespoon of honey (or sugar) & stir.
  • Once the peppermint tea is steeped, pour the milk over it.
  • Top it off with a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

How My Shop Got Started

One of my dreams has always been to have my own business. As a child I was always coming up with a new venture – from holding neighborhood car washes to writing newsletters and even selling painted rocks. These ventures usually included a friend or younger sibling I had convinced into running a short business on a summer day when they’d probably rather be inside watching cartoons.

Along with being a professional photographer, I loved the idea of running my own boutique. After discovering the Etsy shop platform, that dream of having my own shop became a reality. I carefully created a collection of items to sell. Soon, I realized I was Read More »


Who Is The Anchor In Time Shopper?

Growing up in beautiful California, I have a love for the outdoors and know that requires cozy and classic accessories for everything from a cool morning on the beach to windy mountain hikes in the summertime. Ever since I began crocheting, I was more interested in making my own patterns, rather than something that already existed, I wanted to create new things. I originally learned to crochet from my mother and have now been crocheting for longer than I can remember. Accessories I dreamed up and Read More »

Ramblings & Red

It’s after midnight and I should be sleeping, but I’d rather write and listen to music. So, here’s a sleepy look into my nerdiness, if you have some free time and want to know.

…autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place…
~ Taylor Swift

I’m a sucker for Taylor Swift’s music and get excited every time a new album comes out! So, this week, I’ve had the album Red on repeat . . . especially the songs Treacherous & I Almost Do! And The Last Time (with the lead singer from Snow Patrol)!

Speaking of red . . . I’m also working on creating some more of the popular Claire beanies for the shop!

Just a little behind the scenes pic from my phone.
Claire's Red Hat

I hope you have a lovely rest of the week!


Yellow Love

I had a lovely start to the day with a trip to the Farmer’s Market! Despite the fact that I despise waking up early, I sure love mornings . . . as long as I have enough coffee (and no one talks to me before the former ; ) Yeah, so maybe I only like how mornings look haha!

Quick Tip: If you get a chance to go to a Farmer’s Market, grab a giant bouquet and divide it up into smaller arrangements to brighten up your home. I used good ‘ol mason jars and ended up with five arrangements!

I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of blogging lately. Seems like the more I have to share, the harder it is to find time to actually share it, but I promise I’m working on getting more entertainment and pretty photos to your computer screen! What is your favorite thing to read on here? Any favorite posts or categories that you would like to see more of??? Any input would be highly appreciated and I may decide to have a little big giveaway on here if I know you all are paying attention! Just sayin.

“Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  Everything is simply happy. . . Look at the flowers – for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.” 

>>> I just listed this Ombre Sunshine Cowl in the shop! <<<ombre-sunshine-cowl