Notes From a Recovering Perfectionist

(photograph courtesy of my seven year old) This is a story of a girl who loved to clean. Loved perfection. Loved order. This is a story of a girl that married a boy that did not love the above. This is a story of a girl that needed to let go of some control and a boy who met her in the middle. If you would have known this girl 11 years ago and come to her home you would …

Little Pumpkin

I had the honor of photographing my new, little nephew last week. He was only three days old. He is perfect and beautiful and the world will be blessed because of his life!!   Abran's two big sisters.   Don't forget to squeeze YOUR pumpkins a little tighter. They are a gift and a blessing. It is an honor and privilege to be their parents. I am constantly praying for wisdom as we parent them and in the same breath …

Be Choosy

I don't know about most of you girls out there…but I need my girlfriends. I need talks over coffee. Laughter in the dressing rooms. Whispering during the movies. Crying over nothing and everything. I have had friendships that I wish I would have fought harder to keep. Friendships that were toxic and I needed to let go. I have had friendships where I was the one always doing the "work", planning and calling. I have had the friendships where I …

Silver Bella

  (One of the Bella's box of pretties) A year ago I read beautiful accounts across the blog world talking about Silver Bella and the creative experience they had. The photos were gorgeous and it sounded like the most incredible party of glittery fun! I signed up as soon as registration opened more than 10 months ago.   (Gorgeous vintage items from Heather of Speckled Egg) I came with little idea what this would REALLY all be like. Keep in …

New In The Shop

I was busy yesterday getting new things in my shop. I have added soooo many new things….here is just a peek…..         I will be adding a few more things today. I also wanted to let you know that some of your favorite items from the Fall Collection are back!!   I will not be adding much before Christmas so if you see something that you love…this may be it until the first of the year. Please …

Head On Over

I am very tired and busy unpacking and getting new things in my shop (like I promised)! I wanted to let you know that Frenchie & Flea has weeks of amazing giveaways celebrating handmade. Today I am offering one of my ruffle totes 🙂 to the winner of their drawing. Head on over and leave a comment and maybe I will get to send you a little girly goodness🙂 I will be back tomorrow with photos from Silver Bella.

Silver Bella Sneak Peek Part II

It is 1 am and I am trying to wrap up some last minute projects for Silver Bella. I have tomorrow to finish and get packed. Thursday morning (early) I will head out for my 10 hour drive to Omaha….what was I thinking??? Airplane….ship my items…..think rationally….. I signed up for an art swap months ago.  MONTHS. Do you want to know when I started this lovely project that requires me to make 13…….two days ago. That's right….procrastination. I make …

A Little Girl Time

I have so much going on right now. I am usually really good at balancing a lot of things. This time there are so many things that I almost just sit and do nothing. I don't know where to start. Many months ago one of my best friends, Amy Jo, and I bought tickets to see Wicked. The plan has been to meet in Denver and have a girl's weekend. To be honest….I worked up until it was time to …

Silver Bella Sneak Peek Part I

I am really excited to attend Silver Bella this year. This will be my first time and I am looking forward to the art swap I am a part of, the workshops and meeting so many talented girls. I will also be selling at vendor night. I will have all of the things in my shop and I will also have some new items.  I didn't make as many things as I had hoped to but I am loving what …

How Big Are Your Dreams?

Brave Girl Camp has made me think of many beautiful things about my life and the dreams I have for the future. I started to think about how many people I have told my dreams to. Why don't we always share our dreams? I quickly realized how many people in my life don't really know a lot of the things that are quiet whispers in my heart. That is ok. These are sacred. I have only begun to whisper those …

Sugar Overload

I bet almost everyone in this country feels the same way…too much sugar! I can't believe how much candy the kids got this year. In the past I have even told them that I will buy them a new toy if they throw away some of the candy…it is for the best…for their teeth and my backside. So here are my little kiddos.   Each of their costumes are so them!!!  They couldn't wait to dress up and they were …