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NaDa Farm {Part III French Larkspur}

First of all I would like to thank everyone that contributed their thoughts to the post on authenticity. I definitely think this is a subject for more discussion and I hope to add another post this week. ************************************** The best part of heading back to Illinois is the pure joy of seeing friends and family. I have become good friends with Tracey, of French Larkspur, over the past few years. I love that we talk weekly on the phone and …

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NaDa Farm {Part II}

My whole family had the privilege of meeting Anne Marie and her beautiful family last summer. From the moment you step on their land you are enveloped in peace and beauty. It is a rare treat to feel that so quickly. They have the joy of raising their children on land.  Real land.  Something I very much wish for. It didn’t feel any different this time. Most of the joy of being at their sale is actually enjoying this life …

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NaDa Farm {Part I}

I am home from my very busy weekend in Illinois. With the launch of the line and then the trip to NaDa Farm to sell and teach….I am just trying to catch up on sleep! I arrived in Illinois last Thursday.  My friend, Jen, picked me up and Beth Quinn (who was also selling at the farm). Jen pretty much was running me all over the Chicago suburbs to find all the art supplies I needed for my class. {these …

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High {low}

Once a week my children go to an enrichment school for homeschoolers. My kids love it…I love it…all is well on glorious Thursdays! It is nice to have a day that everything they tell me is a surprise. I like to play a game with them on the drive home. We play high/low. They tell me one high and one low. They will also ask me. We also play this game around the dinner table and it is fun for …

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Vintage Inspired Eye Candy {and a nod to the King}

When I was growing up I thought Elvis Presley was the coolest. Keep in mind he died when I was 5. In junior high I read every book I could find on him and watched way too many Elvis movies. We even recorded the movie “Elvis and Me” and watched it over and over and over! Seriously, what child is THAT into Elvis? Moving on to present day….I gasped out loud when I saw these new photos of Elvis’ granddaughter, …

$500 Shop Winner {YAY}

I know I have been absent from posting this past week…but we have been a BIT busy! I don’t even have the words to properly thank all of you that have made the new Town and Country Collection such a hit. We have sold out of so many things and we have been able to restock a few things. Within the next few weeks the whole shop should be full, full, full! You guys have KNOCKED OUR SOCKS OFF with …

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Town and Country Collection {Summer 2011}

It is 3:30 am and I just finished listing the last of the new line! I am so proud of this new line and there are already so many new things in the works for the next line. Big plans are being made….big for me! Thank you for your excitement and encouragement.  It truly means so much. So, without further ado….here is a peek at the new line…. This truly is a PEEK because the shop is FULL of over …

I had to give you peek {I couldn’t help it}

I wanted to wait until the morning to show you the lookbook but I just can’t wait until the morning. We are working so hard around here to have everything added to the new website before tomorrow morning. Enjoy the lookbook and then come back tomorrow morning for all the goodies the lookbook doesn’t show. There will also be a HUGE giveaway. I mean HUGE:-) See you tomorrow. Enjoy the lookbook….just click on it to enlarge it..     Open …

Quick Video {and happy weekend}

Just a quick, silly video. Please pause the music before you play the video. Untitled from Jeanne Oliver on Vimeo. The summer collection will be available on Monday morning 8am EST. Happy Weekend!!!  

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Mister Wonderful, Hot Stuff, Man of My Dreams

I get asked a lot how I do everything or how I balance everything…bwahhhhhaaaaaaaaa That post is for another day, but the reason I can do any of this is Kelly. I thank him all of the time. I just don’t know if you all know how much he does that helps me stay sane, grounded, focused and encouraged. If I need ANYTHING done for the line he is always willing to help. I have never heard him complain in …

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Always Be Open To The Good {shop talk}

I am a week away from the launch of my spring/summer collection (May 9th). This will be my fourth line. In the midst of the craziness and stress I have been reflecting about the journey. I have been thinking about how I started.  Where I want to go. I have thought a lot about that young girl that was told a little over 20 years ago that this was too hard to do….and don’t try. I was also reflecting on …