Berry Patch Farm

  Summer is not winding down unless we are off picking berries at Berry Patch Farms. This has been a tradition I have had with the children since Jack was a toddler.     We are usually met each year by friends and this year my sister and her two girls joined us.     We spent the morning picking raspberries (the strawberry fields were closed for the day) and putting as many in our mouths as we went along. …

The Fall Collection

It is finally here! I am exhausted and my house looks like a tornado hit it…but I am beyond excited for what I am bringing you this season. A lot of planning went into this collection and I hope you adore the extra touches as much as I do. There will still be more coming…but I am taking a few days off to catch up on orders and see my family:-) Here is just a glimpse into what is on …

Are You Brave?

I am . I am going to an art retreat and I don't know any of the other women…yet:-)   I know I will make friends right away though.   Melody Ross is hosting the retreat and teaching the workshops. I have always admired her creativity and beautiful heart. I can't wait to spend a little time in Idaho (I have never been and I hear it is beautiful), create, be with like minded women and relax. When I showed my …

At The Gate

  On our way to Massachusetts and back we had connecting flights. We had a LOT of time to spend in the airport. I love to watch people. Seriously. My husband has to get my attention because I will be STARING at people so captivated by what is going on and I have a whole story going on in my head. I have told my husband the funniest things about people that are complete strangers to me. I am good …

Are You?

(originally posted January 25, 2009) Has there ever been a word that people have called you and you don't know how to embrace it?  A beautiful word?  A word that has so much meaning to you?  I come from a family of painters, dancers, musicians…..ARTISTS.   Everyday I get beautiful emails from customers and blog readers that refer to me as an ARTIST.  Really?  I have thought about this a lot lately.  This word that to me means so much.   I …

I Would Like You To Meet Inga!

(Originally posted on February 18, 2009) Inga may be a little Swedish.   She may also have a little accent.  It wouldn't be surprising if she wears a French maid outift when others are not looking.  Inga doesn't eat that much….she has the smallest waist I have ever seen!   I may throw a box of donuts Inga's way.  Inga used to be plain Jane until I helped her out a bit.  I hope you like the changes. I started off …

Caroline Ingalls? I’m not so sure!

(Originally posted July 18, 2008) I recently bought The Prairie Girl's Guide To Life by Jennifer Worick.   It has many fun projects and tips.   My family decided to try the homemade ice cream last night.   Lets just say….we earned our ice cream!  I was getting tired of the children asking if the ice cream was ready yet.  30 minutes later we had enough ice cream made to share!  We were shaking that coffee can FOREVER.   Talk about a workout program.   Do you think …

I Am In Love With Another Man…

(originally posted December 30, 2008) …Don't worry my husband knows.   If you have read about this man, their marriage, their love maybe you have fallen a little for him (and her too).  Anytime a man writes a beautiful love note to his wife and a gun is not pointed at his head… women are going to swoon.  The man I am referring to is Christian Nielson.   Awhile back I read the notes that his wife Stephanie had posted on …

Leaving On A Jet Plane

The clothes are all packed. The suitcases are by the front door.   The camera is charged and ready to go. We are off to Boston and then Cape Cod.   We are so excited and the kids will be able to see so many historical sites that they learned about this year.   We are looking forward to walking The Freedom Trail, exploring Plymouth Colony and Bunker Hill. We will also be seeing the less historical American Girl Place:-) …

Tomorrow Is Another Day

I grew up with a mother that loved old movies. Saturdays would always include my mom ironing and watching old movies. She was also known to bribe us to go to the drug store to get her a hershey bar with almonds. Did your mom iron all your clothes? My mom did! My dad had it made! My husband…not so much. I don't even iron my own clothes…. let alone his! Back to Saturdays and old movies. I was so …

Showin Up Late

    You know how they say you can be "fashionably" late for a party? Then you can just be plain late? I'm just plain late. Summer+Me=No idea of the date. Seriously. Just be glad I wasn't hosting the party..that would have just been embarrassing! Today was the Blogging For Bliss book release party hosted by Kari at Artsy Mama. Even though I am out of breath from running all the way here, my hair is a little disheveled and …

My Best of the Best Part II

I got so many emails about my first post of favorite things I thought I would do another one. I would like you to know that my friend Amy Jo especially enjoyed it and referred to Oprah (Oprah's favorite things) when expressing her joy over the list. She is a lover of ALL things Oprah. I am not. If for some reason I am ever on the Oprah show I will deny this. Ok….here we go. I love, love, love these jeans! …

Naked Man And His Kite

My husband loves to take the kids to the park and fly kites with them. Isn't it nice that we all have different interests because I would probably never do this with them. It is just not my thing. I do lots of things with them that Kelly wouldn't consider also. It was a beautiful day. The wind was just right. And my husband had to take his shirt off. Serious. The man is from California and he will try …

New Bedding

  My new bedding from Carolyn Westbrook has arrived.  I will put up some photos soon. It is just as lovely as I knew it would be and the quality is wonderful! You can find her HERE. With my new bedding comes a deal for you. We have recently bought a new mattress. Within the past nine months I had also bought gorgeous bedding from Anthropologie and now that bedding doesn't fit…hence the Carolyn Westbrook purchase. If anyone is interested …