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Christmas Eve {Reflections}

{the camera wasn’t picked up much and when it was the lighting was horrible…but I still wanted to share} We all have little traditions that just make special days….special. I didn’t grow up with a mom that stressed out about Christmas.  She didn’t run us everywhere and didn’t feel like she had to spend money she didn’t have. A lot of our time was spent at home. I definitely remember the excitement of pulling all the decorations out of the …

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Final Countdown {Would Love To Have You Join In The Fun}

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had such a special day with family. Unfortunately, I ended up getting sick with what all the kids had been spreading around. That didn’t stop our celebrating though.  Christmas Eve was at our house and we then spent Christmas day with my sister and her family. I will be back this week with some of our photos. ************************************ I wanted to pop in today (while we are trying to clean up …

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Eating Too Much Sugar {At My Sister’s House}

I am not a baker.  I’m just not. I love to cook and entertaining is definitely my thing…but baking….no thank you! I will buy whatever I need to to get out of it. This is when it is good to have a sister that likes to bake. I bought all of the dye free food coloring and dye/gluten free candy and my sister made all the gingerbread house pieces and gluten free sugar cookies. My mom is here and she …

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From the past {into the present}

{Maddy and her cousin ZuZu} I am a lover of history. I guess I am a sucker for what was and what is out there….maybe even a little of the story we will never know. I love knowing that things have as much of a story as people sometimes. I love traditions, family, memories. I grew up in a family of five but my mom’s side of the family was much larger. We would all get together at Christmas time …

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New Art

We are busy getting all of your orders out and trying to make sure they make it under your Christmas trees. We didn’t plan on launching the month of December…but because we did we are really trying to make that deadline for all of you that have ordered for yourself and other special people in your life. We have been so focused on the clothing and bags that I haven’t taken any time to show you the new prints that …

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My Favorite Things {Post Oprah}

No more Oprah and no more “favorite things” episodes. I haven’t watched Oprah in more years than I remember but I used to love the Favorite Things show….until last year. It was crazy and over the top.  It was just too much! Maybe it had been for years and I just hadn’t watched them. So, last year I wrote about more realistic favorite things  Here and Here. It was so much fun last year that I thought I would do …

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What Has Been Worth The Time {What Has Been Worth The Money}

Tonight Kelly and I had a sitter so we could get some Christmas shopping done. We have been so busy with the shop that this was the first opportunity we had to pick a few special things out for the children. I love blessing our kids with things that they will love and use. Over the years we have gotten so much better about quality over quantity. Those first years were so crazy, scary overload. Poor kid…..he didn’t know what …

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Winner of the $500 gift certificate {and our favorite Christmas reads}

Thank you to everyone that continues to share the Coming Home Collection! Thank you for all of your support through word of  mouth, praise, encouragement and sales. I love that so many people are getting things for Christmas from our new line. I wanted to announce the winner of the $500 gift certificate to the shop. Thank you to everyone that entered. The winner is…… #28 is Chasity at The Road Less Traveled. So happy for you Chasity.  Please contact …

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Virtual Holiday House Walk {Photo Bomb}

I am excited to be included in Jennifer Rizzo’s Virtual Holiday House Walk. Such a fun way to take a peek into so many homes all dressed up for Christmas. I love just adding fresh greenery though out the home, burlap, vintage fabrics and little touches here and there. The kids definitely decorate the tree around here and it is a little embarrassing to tell you that it took me a few years to be OK with that. I do …

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The Coming Home Collection {Winter 2011}

We are beyond thrilled to be launching the Coming Home Collection. We have new dresses, bags, vintage, jewelry and art. We are also offering children’s items for the first time! You will find a dress, messenger bag and cuffs just for the littles in your life. To CELEBRATE the launch we would like to give away a $500 gift certificate to the shop!! You can buy gifts for others or stock up on special things for yourself! To enter all …

Sneak Peek {I couldn’t wait until tomorrow}

I wanted to share the lookbook. The site will not go live until late, late tonight or early morning depending on where you live. I hope you enjoy this peek and come back tomorrow for a huge giveaway to celebrate the Coming Home Collection. Feel free to share with your friends, neighbors, strangers:-) Open publication – Free publishing – More camera bag