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From the Archive | Advice to My 25 Year Old Self

From the Archive | Advice to My 25 Year Old Self
I have a daughter who's graduated from college & is working her first job.  My 19 year old niece is visiting for the summer.  My youngest is now 14.  And at the shop every day I am surrounded by women who are about half my age.  So I have been thinking a lot lately about life, lessons,  the things that have made me who I am & the hard-won wisdom that comes with life experience.   Continue reading

Change of Heart

Change of Heart
Well, 2019 had some surprises for me.   Some good, and several not so good.  Just when I think I have some control over my life, I'm reminded that no, I really don't.   And I'm reminded of something I read somewhere -- "you can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails." I think it's time to adjust my sails.   Continue reading

The Price of Accomplishment

The Price of Accomplishment
I love transitions.  The end of every year feels like an opportunity to refine (or reinvent) myself, my habits and my impact on those around me.  And I am lucky that my birthday falls in February.  So if I have a slow start with my resolutions, I can always have a re-birth a month later. Continue reading

Go ahead. Steal my sources.

Go ahead.  Steal my sources.
One of the best things about being in a creative field is the abundance of beauty that surrounds me every day.  Sometimes a photo of a dining table will inspire a color palette, or a pattern on a dress will bring to mind an idea for a floral installation.  However, when putting so much creativity out each day, sometimes it's nice to just refill the well of inspiration, so to speak. Continue reading

2017 - The First 100 Days

2017 - The First 100 Days
Hey friends!   As you know, we are huge fans of  new year's resolutions.   We love that feeling that we have a chance to start over, and an entire year stretched out in front of us to make something new and wonderful happen.  And when we shared our resolutions, we found that we all want something similar:  to be happy, healthy, generous people. Worthy goals indeed. Continue reading

2017 - Come and Get me!

2017 - Come and Get me!
Happy New Year, friends!  You may have noticed that Kelsey, Millie and Emily have taken over the blog and have been doing a very good job bringing you ideas, inspiration, design news and other fun things we discover along the way.  Thanks, ladies.  You're the best.   Continue reading
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