Tried my hand at a DIY spring wreath for the cottage this weekend. I am sometimes (ok, lots of times) weary of fake flowers, but pumped up on pinterest inspiration, encouragement from Mom, and armed with a grapevine wreath from...

March was blur this year ~ so catching my breath and excited to finally share!  Perhaps the biggest deal for me was being invited to host a table at the Martha Stewart Wedding Party in Chicago founded by The Wedding...

Currently doing something new and exciting for me as I help redecorate a living room for a client from afar. I can barely wait to see it come together and wait each day for photos as furniture arrives!I have found...

As engagement season is in full swing I realized we are always favoring the girls - sorry, gold foil and pretty pink stripes are really hard to step away from.   But after more than a few requests giving the boys...

Around the holidays, gift wrap, labels and ribbons bring me so much JOY.  I wish I could work in a department store for a month.  I always think I am overbuying. Until I unroll my fancy gift wrap to find...

We've gone gold!  I have been dying to work up some gold foil designs for months and months.   Gold foil is a way of stamping metallic sparkly goodness onto paper so it really looks like gold leafing.  Figured I would...

It has been a full two weeks and I would be remiss if I did not introduce the newest member of our family, Toby - a dachshund that might give me a run for my money, but has already stolen...

Had such a nice fall break at the little green cottage last week.  Was reminded how much I love the porch.  When I bought it the porch was one of the spots I couldn't wait to decorate.  It seemed like...

Don't normally blog about food & travel here, although I do love both.   I leave that to my fabulous friend Kate over at ToLoveandLucy.  Was excited to be asked to guest blog today sharing about my trip to Costa Rica! ...

Even my Mother has been asking why I haven't been posting!  It has been a whirlwind.  Lots of travel, a great vacation, a visit from Mom & Dad, and THIS wedding.  Kristie is my Sweet Sanity senior designer and I...

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