Monday, August 24, 2015

So Clearly...

it's been a long time since i've shared anything here.  many of you have asked where i've been and i appreciate it.  the past year has been one of the hardest periods for me, so much so that the creative side of myself vanished for a while. a time where everything that i thought was stable about our life suddenly was not. my husband was laid off, we lost our remaining dog suddenly, and experienced a leukemia scare with my oldest son, just to name a few.  i experienced so much stress and anxiety that my hair was actually falling out. 

but we have finally come out the other side.  i'm starting to feel like myself again and getting my creative mojo back ten fold.  i have a whole new clarity on life and my husband and i are even closer and our marriage is stronger because of everything we've been through. this online world is hard for me to navigate sometimes, trying to keep a balance between posting pretty pictures, but also being real without sounding like i'm complaining.  i have nothing to complain about.  my life is not perfect, but i'm happy and i hope to be here a lot more often now...


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Beauty of Boys

i'm outnumbered, but i'm totally okay with it.  life lately in the boys club...





sledding, home improvement + time changes 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Scent Therapy

this time of year i find myself burning candles like crazy to fight off that end of winter stale feeling.  here's a few favorites around the abode that smell just as wonderful as they look and they're all available at target right now!  go grab em before they're gone, you won't be disappointed...

great room // black orchid & amber soy candle by illume


kitchen // brazilian palm by chesapeake bay



office // sweet blush & agave soy candle by illume


Monday, February 23, 2015

Legoland

the extreme temperatures have kept us inside a lot, but they've also given us a lot of quality time here with our boys.  this room evolved after we decided to put cole and dean in a room together to make our night time routine easier in hopes that they would comfort each other, and they do more than we could have imagined.  what we didn't realize was how valuable this playroom would become especially once lego madness entered our home.  i also have a perfect view from my office so they can "work" while i work, with an occasional pop in to show me their creation or ask me to separate pieces.  the added beauty is that when we don't feel like cleaning up the mess we just shut the door, and our always bare feet have been spared too...



sources: teepee by house in habit / rainbow tassel garland by everly lane design 
neon yellow lamp base target / henley rug pottery barn / lego storage containers target 
bear, leather stool, lava lamp + viking helmet vintage

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Pillow Power

i've been working hard to stock the new shop and my home is now full of them, but i'm not complaining...


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