Free Shipping and Some Awards

First of all I want to thank all of you that made my fall collection such a huge success. Honestly…I was smiling for weeks. I am now busy trying to get ready for Silver Bella so I will not be adding anything new until I get back. In honor of you, fall, me 😉 and that I will not be able to do any custom orders for the next month and a half…I would like to offer FREE SHIPPING until …

Life Needs Beauty

I love the details. I love the little extra touches in this world. I love color, good food, fabrics, architecture, friendship, laughter, exploring. I love vintage treasures. I love the search for those treasures. Awhile ago I told you of my heartbreak that a trip was sold out. This weekend I received an email from Kaari Meng letting me know that they are taking deposits for the next trip in July and that it would be open to the public …

Renew, Reuse, Recycle

I like to think that I do my part. I mean…I bring my reusable grocery bag into the store…ok…some of the time. I haven't used Aqua Net since 1989.  That has to count for something! I don't throw garbage out the window….wait…there was last week when…ok forget this one. I give a hoot and don't pollute most of the time…just ignore the sentence above. I can go days without washing my hair…think of all the water I am saving!!!! I …

A Vintage Grain Sack and a Picnic

Awhile back I purchased a vintage, French grain sack. I have tons of pillows and in all honesty…I didn't want to cut it up. I decided that framing it would be the perfect solution and I could show it off and look at it all the time. That was months ago. I finally got around to framing it last week. I think it turned out great and it looks perfect in my dining room. Just think of all the beautiful, …

Fall Favs

As the weather is getting cooler I love the endless possibilities of layers.  Hats, scarves, sweaters, coats….all the little extras that make an outfit really stand out. Summer wardrobes are a little plain jane for me….fall is really my fashion element:-) Here are some of my picks right now. The best part is that all of these FABULOUS items are all handmade by artists from around the world. No factory.   No big mall.  Just individuals following their dream and making …

Treasures On The Cape

I know I have not shown you any photos from our trip to Boston, Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Would you believe that I have not even gone through the photos yet? It is true! They will be coming…maybe at Christmas time….but they are coming. I had to show you some unexpected treasures I found one day on the way to the beach. We were driving through Harwich and Kelly spotted an antique shop. I had seen it  but we …

Apple Picking

Today, with my pumpkin spice latte in hand, we drove 2 hours away to an apple farm. Yes, we could have gone to the grocery store and bought apples ….but this was a little more fun. I would like to point out that we were about to drop the two youngest on the side of the road on the way there. I was very tempted to say, "Don't make me turn this car around" or "I will give you something …

I Went A Little Overboard

On Saturday I went to the Paris Street Market with my sister. I found some really great pieces for my office and home. What I obviously found is a lot of ……HATS! I really like fall….REALLY. The accessories alone make it great. Boots, scarves, hats…..are you with me? I know it is not officially fall yet, but I have already ordered my boots and now I am ready with my head accessories:-) Before we go any further….I want you to …

Being Intentional

  If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that we homeschool our children. Sometimes I am amazed at our decision, how it was made and the joy and ease it has added to our life…but that is another post. We will officially begin our school year after Labor Day. Our oldest will be going into fourth grade, our middle into second and little Benjamin is just along for the ride at this point. These weeks before …

Because I Can

  Sometimes I am reminded of all the things I take for granted. How many times have I let opportunities pass me because I was just being lazy? How many times have I been too hard on my body and judged it instead of rejoicing in it's beauty? When was the last time I thought of how strong and healthy my body is and all it has accomplished? It made me think of the babies it has carried, the miles …

#3’s Room

  Before #3 we used this room as our school room. I loved the green we had painted it so when we found out that #3 was going to be a boy I just wanted to add a few things to it. We (ok…I had nothing to do with it) added the bead board and I painted the dots all over the walls. I just used different size plates and bowls as templates and painted them in with chocolate browns, whites …