It was so beautiful outside, like a child’s watercolor dream of fall. It was unseasonably warm but not uncomfortably so. The previous night’s rain had left everything with a glowing, over-saturated sheen of color. The wind danced and blustered, playing hide-and-go-seek with itself, swirling the bright confetti leaves madly in every direction. Right before sunset, … Read moreThe Wind Blew All Around Me
With all the crazy new trends in beauty and skincare that seem to be screaming for our attention every day, sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. The thing is, fads are fun, but people have been using certain products for years and years because they work. I feel this is the case with … Read moreDionis’ Goat Milk Skincare
In recent years, Hallmark has published some truly innovative and beautiful greeting cards. I’m in love with their use of dimensional elements and embellishments that give the cards a handcrafted feel. I want to share a few cards from their Mother’s Day collection with you. I wish I could send each of you a card … Read moreHappy Mother’s Day With Hallmark! #LoveHallmark
I’ve been wanting a pretty wreath for my front door, but the prices are often dauntingly high. There’s also the problem that I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers. They so often scream tacky/funeral arrangement/old lady with plastic furniture covers, at least to me. I have flashbacks to a house I used to pass … Read morePretty in Pink Summer Wreath!
Fresh flowers are one of my passions in life. They make me feel like a decadently pampered Victorian lady, surrounded by boisterous bouquets, stunning stems and divinely scented nosegays. My dream is to one day have entire fields teeming with a wild array of blooms, ready to be snipped at a moments notice. Or perhaps … Read moreCreate Your Own Romantic Floral Topiary
My showy irises have made their appearance, spreading further this year. I love the purple ones for their delicate, veiny tracework pattern of decoration, bleeding into saturated ink-stained pools at the end of each bottom petal. The iris was named from the Greek word for rainbow, denoting the multitude of colors the flowers span. In … Read moreYou’re The Closest To Heaven That I’ll Ever Be.
I was so happy that one of my favorite flowers, the Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis), made it through the winter. I’m always fascinated with myth and legend, folklore and fairytales. I love tracing the paths these tales take, the ways in which they transform and mutate with time and distance, the ways they’re still evolving … Read moreBleeding Hearts: A Japanese Legend
My dreams have been filled with time traveling, both literal and moving back and forth through the layers of my own life. Excavation isn’t pretty or conducive to good sleep. Human sharks, tiny hands thrown up in defense just turn to bait. I want to start over, pure and clean, with no blood trail dripping … Read moreI Need One Thing That’s Divine.
A refreshing Easter table, set with a sky blue cloth which makes a perfect background for frolicking bunnies and cheerful blooms. A pink cut glass bottle holds fuchsia flowers. Scattered petals give a carefree vibe to your Easter tea party. Adorable tea packets invite guests to linger over a delicious cup of tea, flavored with … Read moreBunnies & Flowers: Easter Table Decorations
I’ve been wanting to do something to display these sparkling pink crystal-cut glass drawer pulls since I found them. I’d love to refinish a dresser or cabinet with them, but they don’t currently fit my decor. I decided adding them to a sweet floral bouquet would be a unique and unexpected touch. I used magazine … Read moreBejeweled Bouquet