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Hold Tight {it is worth the work}

{I surprised my family with a weekend in Denver…I didn’t even tell Kelly} Sometimes I wish I could slip back into time and be a small child that can’t sleep on Christmas Eve with an excited heart. As a child you are oblivious of other things going on around you. {A night ice skating with my sister and her family} I have said recently that the age I am now is very real. Very. You can’t turn your head and …

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The Winner of the $850.00 Prize Package Is…..

Thank you for your wonderful response to our Thoreau Collection! I love that you also love all the French treasures and special fabrics. Many bags have sold out but we are working on getting more made for the new year. If you didn’t get a bag yet don’t worry….we made you lots and lots of bags! I bet you want to know who won our huge giveaway package. I do too. That looks like it is …. shanaalissa baileycommented: December …

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Good Things Happen on 12/12/12 {Huge Giveaway}

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. -Henry David Thoreau Thank you for your beautiful response to our Thoreau Collection! We sold out of a few of our bags in one day! We thought we had produced plenty and were so surprised by your response. We will have more available in January! Thank you! {Our black and grey wool Aubrey Ruffle Tote} We always love doing a big …

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The New Collection Is Here!

{all new bags} {The Julia French Messenger Bag} I am so excited to tell you that the new collection is here! Welcome to The Thoreau Collection… {Vintage Clothes} {Grainsack Market Bags} {The wool Aubrey Ruffle Tote} {The Emerson Handbag} {French Linen Market Bag} {The Elsie Linen Messenger Bag} {Grainsack Market Tote} {The Ellison Camera Bag} We also have new jewelry pieces that you will love… The shop is full…sooo full of vintage treasures that we bought back from our last …

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Holiday House Walk 2012 {Welcome To Our Home}

Welcome to our home! I am so excited that you are here. First of all I wanted to thank my sweet friend, Jennifer Rizzo, for asking me back this year to show you our home all dressed up for Christmas. I love that Jen puts this house walk together and it is such a fun way to get inspired for the holidays (and to get my act together and get my house decorated early:-)). I know you have been loving …

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Launch Delayed {and other matters of National Security}

Good evening everyone! Well, there is a first time for everything. Tomorrow we are not able to launch our new collection because my whole family has been fighting the flu since last Thursday. Every. Single. One. With Christmas boxes exploding all over our home we have taken turns getting sick and trying to take care of each other. So, as much as I wish I could take off my hat and rip off open my shirt and show my Wonder …

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Preparing Our Hearts {It ain’t always so simple}

I can’t believe that tomorrow is December 1! How can it be so close to Christmas and a brand new year? I have thought a lot about our month of December and what I really desire for our family. Part of the plan has been built upon two of my three that fight and pick at each other all. day. long (at least it feels like it). I know that siblings do this. I did it and I was really …