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The Beauty of France {Sneak Peek}

  I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We took the children to the Littleton Historical Museum and they made apple cider, saw the animals, ate pumpkin pie, took a wagon ride and picked out their pumpkins to carve. I can’t wait to show you the photos because it is like stepping back in time when you step on the land of this 1860s farm. The rest of the weekend we were busy getting the new site …

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Your Own Private French Brocante {French Larkspur}

You know you are pretty lucky when you can sit at your computer and buy vintage treasures that have been handpicked in France! From. Your. Computer. All of my vintage finds from my time in Paris and Normandy will not be available until the next collection (in November) but… Tracey, my awesome travel partner, has loaded her beautiful shop with tons of French items. She has been working like crazy since we landed and has been sorting, photographing and listing …

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Registration Now Open For Our Brand New E-Course!

We are so excited to share with you our brand new e-course! We can’t wait to share this journey with you. **************** When I was a little girl I would play house. I would hang clothes on the line, pat my baby doll’s back, set a small table with care and decorate “my house”. For as long as I can remember I wanted nothing more than to be a mom and to have a home of my own. As a …

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It is worth a trip to France {just for the flea markets}

Opening my suitcase after coming home from France was like traveling back on my journey. As I pushed dirty clothes to the side I uncovered vintage silver, oil paintings, old French letters. My trip brought me overflowing treasures. A trip to France is not a regular extravagance for me. A trip to France is a treasure in itself. My dear friend ,Tracey Leber of French Larkspur, makes regular trips to France and now Belgium to fill her suitcases just for …

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Get The Look {Be inspired and Share Photos Yourself}

Welcome to week two of “Get the Look”. This is a series for the month of March celebrating how YOU wear my clothing, bags and jewelry. You can see last weeks post HERE. This week I have not only photos from two women sharing their style but also our first $100 gift certificate (to my shop) winner. The first “Get the Look” photo is from Tracey Leber of French Larkspur. You probably know Tracey from her beautiful decorating blog. Here …

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To Celebrate 40 {and because life is too short}

{source} 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 …

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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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Packing Up {but only for the night}

(all photos are from Flora’s blog) I should be packing right now but instead I am on the computer..surprise, surprise! I am heading to Boulder tonight for the opening ceremony of the Makerie and then staying the night for an art class tomorrow. I am really excited to be taking a class from Flora Bowley. I love her style and use of color. This will be out of my comfort zone….and that is good. It can be hard to create …