Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Shots from a recent Vermont trip

Sorry to have abandoned my blog for over a week now. My youngest (16 months) was sick with a contagious skin infection. It's amazing how quickly you change over to complete mommy mode when your child is sick. I spent days changing dressings, giving antibiotics, comforting, washing every sheet, piece of clothing, and towel in the house in hot water, and washing everyone's hands over and over again. Thank God she is fine and responding nicely to antibiotics. And luckily, the rest of us didn't catch the infection. My heart goes out to parents of children with long-term illnesses. I can't imagine the strength that it takes to constantly have to give medical care and always carry the heavy burden of worrying about your child's health.

I promise to be back to actively posting, I've missed it! : )

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

two new things to love

Today, two creative ventures are brightening my morning. The first is Twelve Chairs, a new Boston shop that showcases gorgeous, sustainable products for the home. And the best part, I can walk there from my office. Yay!

Twelve Chairs at 319 A Street Boston, MA

The second thing is Srpuce Upholstery's new t.v. pilot found via Design Sponge. It is a fun, hip, look into the world of finding something old and turning it into something wonderful. I love the combination of design with physical labor. So fun!
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Spruce Upholstery, Austin Texas

Thursday, October 14, 2010

great fall ideas from papersource

have you seen this Paper Sources's fall projects for this year? I think the leaf wreath is already sold out but the mum one is still available. I love that they are showcasing the pink side of fall colors. Have you made any paper decorations for Fall or Halloween? Please send me a picture and I'll feature it here!

Fall Leaf Wreath Kit from Paper Source

Mums Wreath Kit from Paper Source

Large Die Cut Fall Leaves from Paper Source

Gourd Place Card Kit by Paper Source

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sweedish design

I came upon this great Sweedish shop, Stilleben Shop on the wonderful blog Red House Design.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

fall fashion

I just returned from a relaxing weekend in Vermont. Although they have had a lot of rain, the colors are still so vibrant and beautiful. I am longing for a wardrobe to match the warmth and coziness of cool nights by a fire with a cup of warm cider.

Alice in Autumn Sweatercoat, Reminiscing CoatGenevieve CowelField Nap Necklace, Cinnamon and cloves dress.

Friday, October 1, 2010

the winner of the wedding invitation is...

I used to pick a number and it spit out 4. So congratulations to Jackie P. who said:

"I hope my wedding will be the most meaningful expression of mine and my fiance's love for each other and our families and friends, peppered with a few hijinx, lots of laughter and a packed dance floor!"

I look forward to working with you on your wedding invitations!

Thank you to everyone for entering. I really enjoyed reading your creative and thoughtful comments. 

tea towels + wedding invitation giveaway

Happy Friday! It's not to late to enter the wedding invitation giveaway. I will be picking a winner tonight at 9 p.m. (est). 

Here are some lovely screenprinted tea towels from Etsy. I love collecting tea towels. It's so fun to change the feeling of a kitchen by changing out the towels. Don't you think?
2. MichelleBrusegaard
3. greenolivetextiles
4. wonderthunder
5. sweetnaturedesigns
6. MichelleBrusegaard