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You Can Never Have Too Many Books

I have been a lover of books for as long as I can remember. I remember the first book that made me cry. It was Charlotte’s Web. The tears caught me off guard. I was only a young girl, on my bed, reading on my stomach. I was surprised by the tears and obviously still remember that moment to this day. As I grew I continued to be a reader and not just what the kids my age where reading. …

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Get The Look {Be inspired and Share Photos Yourself}

Sometimes when we see clothing online, in a catalog or in a lookbook we can wonder….what will those pieces look like on ME? I wanted to show my clothing, bags etc on different people wearing them in THEIR own way. Different women. Different unique styles. Different sizes. This idea brought about my new series called, “Get the look”. Each week I have asked 3-4 women to show photos of how THEY wear my clothing. The most exciting part about this …

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Finding the Lovely {Final Week}

This is the final Friday of “Finding the Lovely”. Kimberly and I have loved seeing your images and having you play along. I hope I continue to take as many photos with my phone and try to capture more of the day to day sweet and funny moments. Here are some of my captures from this week. Head on over to Kimberly’s blog to see what she captured this week and to link up with your own images. ************************************************ I …

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Princess {Even For One Night}

I loved dressing up when I was little. I put on plays, wrote stories and often lived in the imaginary worlds I created. Even as an adult I wish I could jump into time period movies and play dress up. I need a trunk full of fancy clothes that can transform and bring me back to the imaginary worlds of the past. My Maddy plays dress up all of the time but one time a year I believe she feels …

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My Art Studio {Where I Lose Track Of Time}

Until two years ago my art studio was down in our unfinished basement. I had plenty of room but the lack of good light and the chill during the winter made it less than desirable. I would find myself not wanting to work on art.  I would go a few weeks without creating and then get frustrated with myself for my lack of motivation. If you have been following my blog for awhile you know the rest of the story. …

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Finding the Lovely {Week Three}

I am loving doing this series with all of you. I have barely picked up my big ol’ honking camera because I have been better about using my camera phone. I don’t worry about them being just perfect and I am capturing more of the everyday photos and I love that. Here are some of the lovely moments that I snapped this week. Head on over to Kimberly’s beautiful blog to see what she thought was lovely this week. You …

Hey Girl {I just want you to all laugh}

Valentine’s Day. Crazy, weird holiday. I don’t need a holiday to remember to tell the people that I love ….that I love them. I still participate which annoys me but I can’t not participate. Anyways. This comic that I stole from my friend, Brandi, is AWESOME. So funny! This leads me to my Valentine card from Kelly. He was going to be out of town so we all went out to dinner last night and exchanged cards with each other and …

Pin It {and the winners}

Pinterest. I am addicted like so many others. I have to set a timer or I will get lost into the Pinterest vortex. I have seen it written that someone was freebasing Pinterest…funniest comment to date! Seriously, I have to have kiddie restraints put on me or I will waste too much time. I had the privilege of hearing Ben Silbermann (the creator of Pinterest) speak on a panel last year at the Altitude Design Summit (Alt). This past January …

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Finding The Lovely {Week Two}

I am loving taking photos with my phone so much! I heart Instagram. I love it so much I think I want to marry it. OK..that is weird…but I do like it a lot.  A lot! Here are some of the lovelies I was able to capture this week.   I hope you will join us. You can still join us this week and we still have two more weeks that we will be posting (and linking up). You can …

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My Life List {Part One 1-50}

Have you ever met Erin from Design for All Mankind? No? Well she is super sweet and you may want to steal her whole wardrobe. If you haven’t met her I am sure many of you read her super cool blog. I met her briefly last year at Alt and again this year. She came up with the “My Life List” and I loved the idea so much I am going to completely steal her idea and make it my …

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Call Me a Blabber Mouth {but there IS a giveaway}

I have so much to tell all of you this morning. We had an amazing snow storm this weekend (2ft) and we all had so much fun playing in the snow. We went sledding a few times, yummy hot cocoa was made and the boys made an awesome snow fort. I love being home so being snowed in for a day or two doesn’t matter to me. Now that the snow is melting I can move away from the sleds …

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Finding The Lovely {Week One}

My friend, Kimberly Taylor, and I were looking for a fun way to document the lovely things in our lives for the month of February. Since it is the month of love and and we do LOVE taking photos….this is the idea we came up with. We wanted to be intentional about  looking around us everyday and finding the little things that bring great joy and are just plain ol’…LOVELY! We wanted it to also be easy. We didn’t want …

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To Celebrate 40 {and because life is too short}

I turn 40 in a little over three months. I don’t know what I thought I would feel…but I am completely fine with it. Growing up I heard horror stories of women turning 40.  Seriously, I thought it was full of doom and despair. What do I have to be afraid of? It doesn’t matter that I am turning 40 because inside I still think I am a hot 24:-) Heck, if you stay away from mirrors you can TOTALLY …