Once It Is Gone

It is hard to believe but my fall/winter collection is on its way! The new items will be added to my shop in August. To make room for all of the new items I have marked down all fabric items in my shop.       All orders over $50 will also receive free shipping. All of my items are one of kind and once they are gone… …they are gone! Enjoy the savings and I look forward to showing …

Peek Into The Art Of Janet Hill Studios

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. -Pablo Picasso   I have been admiring the art of Janet from Janet Hill Studios for some time now.  I love the subjects of her paintings and her use of color and light is amazing.  I had the privilege of interviewing her recently.  I hope you love getting to know her and her process.  I know I did. Janet is also wanting to give away one of her prints. …

The Farm Part II

  Funny as this sounds..my kids talk about Grandma's popsicles for the entire year. The thing that really makes me laugh about this is that it is just frozen grape juice on Tupperware sticks that we had as kids.    Have I told you guys lately how much I adore this child?     Jack and Madolyn spent about 99.9% of their time….HERE!   Three years ago they built a tree house and when they come to visit they rarely …

The Farm Part I

One of my children's favorite places on earth is my parent's farm. It has become our tradition that as soon as we finish school each year I drive with the three kids to Illinois and play with Grandma and Grandpa. Did you hear me…I drive with three children from Colorado to Illinois.  I just wanted you to think I was Wonder Woman for a moment…I am only asking for a moment. NEBRASKA.    Seriously.  This is one tough state to …

Creating

Sometimes I forget to share more of what I create with all of you. At the Farm Chicks show I was talking to my friend Amy and she was asking more about things I make.  I was explaining to her that what is on Etsy is just a fraction of what I make and she had no idea.  Most of what I make is for retailers and most pieces are one of a kind.  I don't usually take pictures of these …

Old School

I have a husband that grew up in Southern California.  He was always on his bike and at the skate park.  One of the things I adore about him is that he is so young at heart.   He still loves to go to the skatepark and he now takes our children.    I tagged along last weekend and my husband is never the only dad there riding.  What I love the most is this is something special that he does with the …

Old Glory

I was a little spoiled on Friday.  My husband took the day off and we all headed to a once a year antique show in our area. As soon as we got there my husband told me he needed to get food…I only wanted to shop.  He took the kids and headed to the food.  As he was walking away he said, "You are in heaven aren't you?" There was one incredible booth after another.  How come I hadn't known …

Best Dressed Mom At The Park

OK…I have offically decided that from now on I am only buying all my clothes from 13 Bees. I am in LOVE with everything on their site and I will now be the best dressed mom at the park, grocery store, pilates and all hikes we do as a family. Weeding the yard…yep…that will be me in my 1950s gown.  It has to be done.  Look and drool over these incredible dresses and the condition is unbelievable!! If any of …

No Water Required

In celebration of summer and the lush garden I wish I had here in Colorado I thought I would show you some of my floral favorites of the moment. Headband by Chic Allure Cuff by Paperhill The Pillow Farm Necklace by Miss Ruby Sue Clutch by Little Bryd Anne Musing Designs   Vintage Chic Images Eclu Magdalinen Bracelet by Bazaar Latino I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of summer. I have loved seeing some of my plants beginning …

You May Be Seated

I have been wanting to show you my window seat for awhile now.  On a whim I rearranged the shelves and put new curtains up (Target).  I only used items that I already had except for the curtains and I just sewed new seat cushions. That was the final piece that needed to be added before I could show you. I bought some great French ticking at WAL-MART….yes, Wal-mart. I tea stained it in my tub.   My two year old …

Tagged

I was recently tagged by Jen from City Farmhouse to share seven random things with you about myself. I did one of these lists awhile ago with 25 items…I am running out of things to tell you guys. OK…here we go. 1. I grew up in Illinois and I would move back in a second if it were not for the humidity, bugs and snow. 2. After three kids I am lucky if I don't wet my pants every time …

The Best Find Of All Part II

Ok…I know you have been waiting anxiously for the next installment of the Farm Chicks show weekend!  Did you just cheer?  I want to start off with the three things I would have bought in a second if I wasn't traveling on a plane.   The table was my favorite color blue, pine top and on casters….only $225! What?  That is insane!!!!   I am not even a fan of pink. This would have been amazing in my workspace to …

The Best Find Of All Part I

Most of you know that I went to Spokane, WA for the Farm Chicks show last weekend. It was truly an amazing weekend!!!  But in so many ways that you can't imagine. Yes, I will show you incredible treasures…and bought many lovely ones…but that is not what I really took away from this weekend. Take a good look at this photo. Yes, you see a group of gorgeous girls that are immaculately dressed:-)   What else you see if a …

Lilac Envy

I live in Colorado. Not the East coast. Not the South. English garden is a joke! Water is a hot commodity and we have a schedule we have to follow to water.   We even have water patrol. Serious.  He drives around making sure people are not wasting water. So…my point is….when all of you gals are sharing gorgeous photos of your garden I am a little jealous.  OK..sometimes I am a lot jealous. One of my favorite flowers is …

An Old Lady…An Old Bag

Ha…I am thinking I am funny right now and I know I'm not really! Ok.  I know you are really hoping for Farm Chicks info.  Sorry. Too many pics to go through and all the scoop will be coming in the next few days! May was a blur.  We did so much and we had company.  One of the special days was when my mom came for a visit and joined my sister and me for the day in Old Town Littleton.  …

Off To The Farm Chicks Show

Bright and early tomorrow morning I will be leaving for Spokane, Washington to meet a bunch of blog girlfriends.  We will be going to the Farm Chicks show. Many of us are meeting for the first time. Kim from Camp Whimsy encouraged bloggers that are going to make badges so people could recognize them and their blogs.  Nothing like waiting until the day before I leave!!! So here it is….I look forward to meeting so many of you and I will …

Inspired

I am back and I have MISSED you guys! I will try to catch up on a few blogs before I leave for the Farm Chicks show on Friday!!!! I had to share with you a few photos and highlights from the Country Living Women Entrepreneurs conference. It all started with an early morning.  I left the farm around 6:15 and drove 1 1/2 hours to Geneva to catch the train with Kasey and Allysa.  It was a great time just catching …