it doesn’t get much prettier…

i have finally found the perfect spot to hang lily’s heart banner.

sean and i made this window/coat rack for our first apartment, and i later transformed it with paint and paper.  the banner is like the icing on the cake!

i am in love with the large font for her name, like an old typewriter, and the smoothness of the hearts with the frayed edges of the fabric.

it doesn’t get much prettier than this!

oh wait…

yes, it does ;)

handmade accessories


as i was packing for our trip to see family last week, i layed out all my outfits with the accessories to wear with them.  i packed away the clothes then the accessories.  as i had all the accessories set out to pack, they totally caught my eye!

3 things that made me take a second look:

1- they all were similar colors: mustard, aqua and grey/silver.

2 – they were almost all handmade

3 – i like pretty things, especially when they are made by dear friends!


clockwise, starting from the top left:

flower sash  – the pleated poppy

chunky rhinestone necklace – local shop

rosette bracelet – allora handmade

3 petal pushers – the pleated poppy

aqua stone necklace – gift from a friend

illuminate necklace – lisa leonard designs

turquoise and lime bracelet & turquoise chunky necklace – thrifted from ruby rose

rosette necklace – allora handmade

tiny squares necklace – lisa leonard designs

petite family crest necklace – lisa leonard designs

posy pin attached to turquoise necklace – the pleated poppy