front entry tablescape

this is one of the happiest pieces in my home – my mustard dresser.

the day i painted this was the day i welcomed in color and said “no more!” to just white.

the drawers are filled with thomas the train tracks and accessories, gift wrap/tags, and tinker toys.  you know, the things that are hard to fit anywhere else!

i snagged this frame from a friend’s garage sale about 8 years ago.  it needs a little glue, but i still love the wide, beachy stripes.

my sister sent me a fun gift a couple years ago, including these vintage type press letters.

this letter c was a fun find a few years ago when my best friend and i met for the weekend in portland with our then babies.

and it just happens to sit right next to one of my most very favorite stacks of books – all inspiring, inside and out!


wall color: silver sage by restoration hardware

dresser color: pale french gold by behr (home depot)

crystal knobs: d. lawless hardware

letter c on a pedestal: anthropologie

monday madness

i’m home from blissdom and have hit the ground running!

new petal drop necklaces are in the shop – and not just a few!

these are the very last of the valentine’s posies i’ll have – all sold in singles, both pins and hair clips.

yay for new colors!  i just listed mustard and dark chocolate petal pushers, along with some of my other standard colors.

and another new color for ruffled scarves as well – snow white!

i also updated a couple other colors and many many more will be coming hopefully later this week – yipppeeeee!


i am super overwhelmed coming back to reality from blissdom.  i so want to post on my time there, but i’m still processing so much, not to mention catching up after taking off a week from work and family.  it will come soon, but i need to let the emotions settle a little first ;)


winner winner!

i am blown away at the response to the lisa leonard designs giveaway from last week!

our super duper lucky winner is…. #191

jeannine b.

who said what she treasured most was: “I treasure the lessons I was given as a child to live my life with grace, thankfulness and an open heart. I can only hope to provide those same lessons for my children so that they can be becoming wonderful, loving big people!”

yay jeannine! (email me


happy monday friends!

giveaway winner