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As Thanksgiving fast approaches, I can’t help but be reminded to be thankful for all the blessings in my life. An ornery 2 year old tops that list, but there are so many other things I need to be consciously thankful for:

- a business that has survived almost seven years, a husband who provides for me and cares for me deeply, an astounding eighteen years with my furry little angel of a cat, my two other furry babies – Hannah and Mason, a home that keeps us warm and safe, the people who support my small business and refer others to me -

In all honesty, business has suffered a bit these last two years as I adjusted to life as a mom and had to refocus some of my energy elsewhere. I no longer advertise, and rely solely on word of mouth and referrals for design clients and sales.

YOU are literally keeping this dream alive for me – and for that, I am thankful.

As a small token of my appreciation, I’d like to offer a 15% discount to any purchases made between now and the end of November. Please use coupon code THANKYOU at checkout. Valid on both this site, and in our Etsy shop. (excludes design work).

I hope that each and every one of you has continued blessings in your own lives. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

(p.s. this is clearly not a complete list of all that I am thankful for – but I hope that’s pretty obvious.)


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About a week or two ago I turned in my contribution to the upcoming Summer issue of Souvenir. I collaborated with my talented sister, Morgan on the article and we have been itching to kick off summer ever since. The frequent trips to the beach photographing and scouting locations to share with the readers was some tough work, let me tell you – I mean someone’s got to do it. ;)

Anyway, we’ve been waiting patiently for the chance to go back and relax, and reminisce about our childhood summers spent there together. This memorial day was the perfect day for just that. I brought the camera along and captured a few (ok more than a few) images I’d love to share. Just looking at them makes me smile, and want to go back…


My heart was so full on this sandy beach with my loved ones close by. I see lots of salt water,

sandy bums, and ocean breezes in our near future.

It’s officially Summer!

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Happy Easter

Finn and I dyed Easter eggs this morning and I think he really enjoyed himself. He was in charge of the wire loop that pulls the eggs out of the water, and he spent most of the time dipping it in each colored filled bowl and tasting it. Luckily I don’t use any vinegar or it wouldn’t have tasted very good.

^ When we were through, we piled the dried eggs neatly in some bowls and Finn decided he had to “taste” them too.

All in all, I think he enjoyed himself. We’ve been practicing hunting for candy filled eggs this week in hopes that Easter morning will go a bit smoother. (He takes awhile to warm up around more than a few people, even when it’s family).

We also visited the Easter bunny at the mall, which didn’t go all that well…

Let’s hope after he receives his basket full of candy and toys that he changes his mind.

Happy Easter everyone!

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