Archives: November 2012


It’s Wedsnesday….but today, I’m talking about Sunday’s. They are my favorite.  We always go to church in the morning as a family.  And I love that.  Walking in, I never cease to be thankful that I have these two hands to hold.  I love dropping Rylee off at child care and saying hi to all the other moms.  I love watching her interact with other kids and learn to be more independent.  And I especially love that hour when I can sit with Sam and learn from the word of God.  I don’t talk a lot about my faith here, but it’s a foundation of who we are and one of the reasons I love Sunday’s so much.  We always walk away feeling motivated, challenged, or inspired in some way.  And it’s always the best feeling when we get to pick up Rylee and she can’t wait to jump into our arms again.  I love my family so much….and lately….i’ve been getting the itch to grow it!

After church, we’ve started to make it tradition to get brunch and walk down to the ocean.  Rylee loves it, and so do we.  Sam is a surfer, so he’s always wanting to check the waves.  And I just think it’s the most beautiful place in the world.  No matter how many times I look at the ocean, it always amazes me.  We are so happy we get to call this home.  I guess Sunday’s just have a way of reminding me of all the things i’m really really thankful for.

The rest of our day usually consists of house projects which I love, and Sam loathes.  Mostly because it is me wanting to change or upgrade something and then delegating him do it. haha. There are just things that a guy will always be better at, right?! But slowly and surely, we keep plugging away and our small house is finally coming together.  Until my style changes, and I’ll want to redesign everything again. ha! Just kidding.  What’s your favorite day!?


Photos by Erica Schneider
Wearing - Polkadot Dress - Anthropologie // Hat - Urban Outfitters // Ring - The Oxford Trunk //
Glasses - Oliver Peoples // Shoes - H&M

It’s funny, the evolution of my closet.  There are pieces I buy that I swear I will wear a ton….and I don’t.  And then there are others I’m not so sure about…..but find myself going to again and again.  This dress is one of the latter.  I usually feel funny in dresses with sleeves, not to mention a fabric that just might be better purposed on a couch….but when I saw this dress for 50% off at Anthropologie a few months back, I had to have it.  Those polkadots always get me!  (Anthro has the best sales don’t they!?….you just have to be patient enough for them to get there!)  Speaking of sales…did anyone brave any big ones on Black Friday?   I have always been to scared (or too aloof) to ever try it.  But cyber Monday….that is more up my alley!

It’s hard for me to believe that Christmas is already around the corner!  We had our first log fire last night and made hot chocolate.  It felt like the first real night of Fall (or is it winter now)?  Either way, it was COLD….and I loved it.   I’ll have some Christmas cards and other goodies up on my shop at the end of this week, so be sure to check back for that! Maybe even a cute freebie or two for ya here! (wink!)

Happy Monday.


Now through Sunday I’ll be offering 15% off all art prints in my SHOP! I’ve added a few new ones as well! (pictured below)

Just enter the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!




There’s nothing better than a personalized gift.  Here is my round up of personalized favorites from around the web!

Christmas is coming!! Can you believe it!? …..speaking of Christmas, I will have some Christmas cards available for purchase very soon on my SHOP! I know i’m late…but hang tight…i think you’ll like them. xoxo

1. Caja Jewelry Custom Vermeil Nameplate  //  2.  Double Sided Personalized Luggage Tag  //  3.  Little Notes – Prairie Caps //  4.   Twig Monogram Collector’s Charm  // 5.   Wee Initial Ring  // 6.   Personalized Clay Jewelry Dish  // 7.   22″ Vintage Illuminated Letter  //  8.   Hand Stamped Initial Tag Bracelet