Comfort & Joy by Melynda Bernardi

I’m so thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Melynda Bernardi’s new book Comfort & Joy. I met Melynda a number of years ago at a conference. She struck me immediately as a warm, inviting and lovely person. She is, and everything she makes and designs reflects that exactly. I love this sweet little book READ MORE

Travel To A Cotswolds Cottage in England

I wanted to share a little about my family’s recent travels to a darling 1640s Cotswolds cottage in the village of Biddestone, England. First, I love staying in Airbnbs when we travel because staying in a home instead of a hotel emerges you into the experience of being somewhere. Furthermore, this Cotswolds cottage was absolutely charming. I wanted to show you READ MORE

Twelve Super Simple Summer Knitting Patterns

Have you been on the hunt for simple summer knitting pattners? Look no farther! This week my family and I travel to Europe for two weeks with stops in Iceland, Paris and Bruges. Right now, you can find us bouncing up and down with excitement over here! Its been over 14 years since I traveled in Europe, and the thought READ MORE

Six Swoon-Worthy Modern Quilts

I love modern quilts and have since I was a little girl. I especially love quilts with a lot of white space – not surprising! Though I covet them, I have never gotten around to making one myself. It’s on the list, though! I’ve been seeing so many stunning modern quilts lately that I wanted to share READ MORE

Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Day DIY Projects

Well, here I am, days before the holiday, trying to think of some easy last minute Valentine’s Day DIY diddies to whip up for my gang. I searched around for a few simple DIYs that I thought were too cute not to share with you. Above are my DIY Glitter Heart Key Chains  from last READ MORE

Pretty in Pink Paintings

Do you ever have those times where all your interests seem to flow a certain color way? It seems to me I’m in a pink sort of mood, like these pink paintings. My pins are trending pink and my material selections are trending pink. I usually notice these trends in my art pins first. These READ MORE

Felt and Leather Laptop Cases To Make You Swoon

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like my whole life is on my laptop.  The last time I said that out loud though, my kids looked at me a bit askance. I tried to apologize and retract, but the damage was done, they throw it back in my face regularly.  Sigh . READ MORE

Caught My Eye: Original Oil Paintings under $300

I’ve had this spot in my house that is just begging for a beautiful painting, an original oil painting, not a print.  Don’t get me wrong, I love prints and my house is full of prints from artists whose work I love.  But I’m getting to the point where I just crave the real thing, READ MORE

Caught My Eye: 11.19.14

I’m not usually one to get caught up in the early Christmas hubub so soon in November. But, as I perused Pinterest the other day, I found that I couldn’t help but get excited about snow and giving and the holidays with these beautiful images in front of me. Clockwise: Snowflake Garland by Vit Jul, READ MORE

Caught My Eye: Favorite Easter Egg DIYs

I have Easter Eggs on my mind lately. Decoupaged pansies, yes please. After those sweet concoctions from earlier this week, I wanted to share some of my favorite Easter Egg decorating ideas. I am delighted by this adorable Easter flower arrangement from Kevin Sharkey. I adore Lilies of the Valley!   Leave it to Studio DIY READ MORE

Caught My Eye: Anthropologie White

I came across these gorgeous white beauties the other day and they caught my eye! Do you dress in a certain color palette?  I’ve always been a blue-green and occasionally pink sort of gal.  Then, I started noticing that, in design and things I make, I always gravitate towards a certain color palette. I love READ MORE

Caught My Eye . . . 11/11/13

1) Starry Night Bunny Rabbit Pillow  2) Etoile Velvet Ribbon from Anthropologie 3) Photo styling for Apple Gratin from Pratos-e-Travessas   4) DIY Ribbon Bow Necklace from Oh The Lovely ThingsYummy, yummy, yummy blues.  I am so enamored with that bunny, I don’t know what to say. The Anthropolgie ribbon is simply scrumptious. Please, go check out Pratos-e-Travessas for the most READ MORE

Caught My Eye 11.05.13

1) Psalms Fox by Sarah Fitzgerald 2) Ysolda’s Aunt Fred Sweater 3) Lovely Tory Burch mary jane bow shoes  4) Hermes bag and leather pleated skirt I’m in love with these burnt oranges I’ve been seeing around this fall, especially those bow heels–so charming!  I love this warm golden-y tone.  These images make me feel cozy just looking at them! I am READ MORE

Caught My Eye 08.15.13

1) Poppy by Akiko Aoki2) Summer Soup from Pure Vege 3) Peach, Basil, and Lemon Thyme Sorbet by Cannelle Vanille4) Chloe Flats on Shop Hers  I’ve been noticing that all the things that catch my eye, whether it be DIY or a trend or just things I’m head over heels for, all tend to come READ MORE

Caught My Eye 04.19.13

Clockwise:Poppies as posted by Pretty StuffPeaches & Popsicles as seen on Julie Leah (does anyone know the true source?)Taiwan Cherry Tree by Su-Li HungFloral Scarf from Sole Society

Caught My Eye 04.12.13

1) Benjamin Moore Colored Books as featured by Olga Adler Interiors2) Citrus Saturated Playscape from Playscapes3) Yello Ranunculus from Constantly Evolving4) Vintage Scissors by Plumo as featured by Home Shopping Spy

Caught My Eye 04.05.13

1) Antique Bottles No. 3 from Leaping Gazelle Studios2) Peach Flower from Janine Joles and Jardino Collection3) Cinita Dicker from The Missing4) Red and White Champagne Currants from Cannelle et Vanille

Caught My Eye 03.29.13

  1) Peas by Jeroen Van der Speck as seen on Stillstars 2) Lily of the Valley via Meara Demko 3) Mona Johannesson by Jesse Shadoan I adore this trio. I love the vibrancy of the peas against the wood–so verdant. I can smell these lilies of the valley as if they were next to READ MORE

Caught My Eye 03.22.13

1) Happy Pink Scarf from Mickeys Girl2) Painted Easter Eggs by A Creative Mint3) Pink Ranunculas from Decor84) Pink Pleated Dress from BCBG Max Azria Lovely pinks  . . . I love them.  The sun is beginning to shine brighter, I can feel it.  Happy weekend to you all.

Caught My Eye 03.15.13

1) Lavender Bouquet from Nicole Franzen from La Buena Vida2) Blueberry Sorbet from She Who Eats3) Chives via  by Cannelle Et Vanille4) Liberty Twill Fabric Blush Pink Floral from Truro Fabrics

Caught My Eye and Anne Lee

  1) Dip Dyed Bag from Nid-Tokyo by Margarete Hausler2) Wedding Flowers by Sarah Schaafsma as seen on Ruffled3) Floral Typography from Anne Lee Designs4) Jupe Stars by Le Petit Lucas on Thalia et Bubu These are the lovelies that caught my eye this week. I just had to share. When I researched the floral READ MORE