Come On Lady

Sometimes when I am driving and a person cuts me off or a person almost kills us because they are talking on their cell phone I will say, "Come on lady".   It is clean…not too offensive…and honestly I didn't think I said it a lot. Now onto today. We were in the grocery store this afternoon…the kind where they have little carts for the children to push.   All THREE wanted a cart.  We were blocking every isle, the kids were …

So Many New Things

I have added so many new things to my shop! (42 things to be exact) I have lots of new purses and bags (a lot of you have been asking for them).  I hope you love the new items as much as I loved making them. Don't forget that I am offering FREE SHIPPING this week in honor of Mother's Day.              

Tuesday Photo Challenge

I thought I would join in the photo challenge fun.  I am always taking pictures and I am excited about showing some of them.  I wanted to start with one of the shots of me with my sweet husband.  I feel so safe and loved in his arms.  When I am with him I truly feel at home! 

Mother’s Day Special

In honor of Mother's Day I would like to offer free shipping in my shop for the week of April 27-May 3! All of my packages arrive beautifully wrapped with vintage seam binding, tags and a flower attached.  I will include any message that you would like.    

Life Lesson No. 1

Sometimes things happen in life that you just have to share….and you hope that your friends will learn from your mistakes or your wise, wise advice! Recently a friend of mine wanted to purchase one of my skirts.  She asked what I wear with mine.  I told her I wear my tall boots, white tee and jean jacket.  She ended up buying a skirt and one of my purses.  Obviously she has amazing taste. Moving on. We had made plans …

Ooh La La

Treasures that I am loving right now.  This could all change at any moment!   Loving this amazing bag (I have a purse problem) by Tortilla Girl      Always inspired by the photography of Kari Herer   If you don't feel up to making your own poms just skip on over to Pom Love….so cute!   I have had my eye on this one for awhile now (I told you I have a problem).  This tote is made from …

Monograms and Numbers Everywhere

I am sure you have seen all the amazing monograms and numbers on EVERYTHING!  I have a few pillows with numbers myself.   I was at Target the other day and saw all these cute pots and galvanized buckets in the $1 section….my children's favorite part of the store (and mine sometimes too).  I thought I would give it a try making my own monogrammed and numbered pots.       I went home and rummaged through my rub on letters and …

This Is Some Good Milk

  If you are looking for a easy and fun read this week go and pick up French Milk by Lucy Knisley.  You will find the book in the travel section.   It is the true travels of Lucy and her mom in Paris.  They rented an apartment for five weeks and the book takes you through the city.  It is written in comic book form.  It is funny and honest.  I laughed out loud at her love of "French milk" …

Silver Bella

Last year I remember reading blog after blog talking about the amazing time they had at Silver Bella.  I looked at all the incredible art they created and envied the time they had with other creative women.  I can't explain how I feel when I am around other creative women…it truly nourishes my soul.  This year I was not going to miss this amazing opportunity.  I sat at my computer….7:55….7:58…..7:59….8:00…..register!  My husband looked at me a little crazy because I almost …

Petit Coterie And A Giveaway Too!

This past year has been an incredible journey of creativity for me.  Etsy has opened doors all over the world for my creations to be sold.  It has also exposed my items to so many retailers that would never had seen my work.  Etsy has also opened my eyes to so many incredible artists of every kind.  My home is so full of handmade now because I rarely have a need to go anywhere else (except Anthropologie…I can't help myself).   …

Happy Easter

He Has Risen!   Photography from Urban Design  

Easter Part III

Our family has loved the tradition of making resurrection cookies the night before Easter.  I would love to know if you try them for the first time and what your children think.  It is such a simple way to share such a powerful message. Resurrection Cookies   1 c whole pecans 1 t vinegar 3 egg whites pinch salt 1 c sugar   Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. (this in important – don't wait until you are halfway done with …

The Cleaning Ladies Were Here

That is why the house is clean.  I really liked to clean before we had children….REALLY liked to clean.  It is now weird when I think back on it.  I would stay up until 2am on the weekend cleaning out everything. It gave me such pleasure and a sense of accomplishment to have everything organized.   I drove my new husband nuts….since I thought he should be up with me sharing this special bonding time.  Three kids later, homeschooling, running a …

Eye Candy And Real Candy Too

I love girl's day. LOVE girl's day!!! Me with the birthday girl. My good friend Julie. A few weekends ago my friend Julie and I surprised our sweet friend Jade with tea at Tres Jolie and shopping in historical old town Littleton.  We had so much fun and the food at Tres Jolie was delicious and beautiful!  I hope you enjoy the pictures…..it was such a treat and Jade was completely surprised (the best part).

Easter Part II

We have so many beautiful books that tell the story of Easter.  Before we read any of our other books we spend a week or so reading The Lamb by John R. Cross.  We read one chapter each morning.  We have read this story for the past three years and it tells the story of WHY Jesus came and died.  It is such a wonderful reminder to me and the children. The book is beautifully illustrated and even has questions at the end …

We Needed The Snow

When people think of Colorado they usually assume that we get tons of snow.  This is reallly not the case unless you live up in the mountains.  We can get three feet of snow and the next day it will be melted.  We have had very little snow this winter and the children had been complaining that they never even got to go sledding!  Spring was here and they thought a whole winter would pass without sledding.  They were so …