What I Love About You…

By |July 23rd, 2014|

To my littlest.

I hope your birthday was so much fun, and was a time you’ll remember fondly.

I love your quiet moments.  You can be so calm and reflective.  You were my lap baby, the one who likes to hold my hand when we walk into a store or into a crowded room.  I love how you […]

Our Week in Instagram

By |July 21st, 2014|

The last couple of weeks have been a happy blur, filled with parties and life and work and some stress, but I am so grateful for it all.  I wanted to share some snippets from our Instagram account to document them all here…

Some reclaimed canvas bags we will be carrying in the shop and will […]

coming home: real life vs. decorating

By |February 20th, 2014|

The original title of this post was something ridiculous like, “Focusing on the Details of Design: our home goals for 2014.”  Lord, have mercy.  I sound like I just lost my job working at the Daily Planet and I can’t find my brain or an ounce of creativity to save my life.

Step away from the […]

Finally Home & Magazine Features

By |February 17th, 2014|

We made it in at 11 p.m. on Friday from our trip to Maryland and Pennsylvania.

We (and I mainly mean me) are pooped.

It was so much fun to hang out with Lisa & Marian this week, and I count myself very blessed to have such strong, talented, funny, encouraging […]

a word from a friend…

By |February 11th, 2014|

We interrupt this program to bring to you a hacked behind-the-scenes post from the best friend….


I am not being paid to write this post and in fact, I may even lose some privileges from this one but I feel like it is high time that Shaunna scooted on over and let someone else […]

Work it Out

By |February 4th, 2014|

I was pretty blown away by the responses and encouragement to my truth about body issues.  If you haven’t read those, you may want to start here.  Thank you for the beautiful, kind words and all of your support.  I know it’s something we all struggle with, and it should be addressed a […]

You Were Made: the truth about body issues, part 2

By |January 25th, 2014|

Psst…if you missed part 1, you might want to head here first.


A couple of months ago, while in the midst of writing my book, and feeling about as thin as butter scraped against burnt toast, I was just low.  I found myself thinking on my workout schedule, about how […]

And When You Slow Down…

By |January 23rd, 2014|

…You could just slow down.

You could cook breakfast once or twice a week.  You could sit on the porch and watch a flag blowing in the wind as the sun comes up and the dew stretches its legs.  You could wear pajamas all day because that doesn’t make you lazy (hello, they’re comfortable).  You could […]

Or You Could Slow Down

By |January 22nd, 2014|

Life moves quickly.

Better keep up.

Better make the best pie and take it to the most potlucks.  Better go to the gym more than any other mom.  Better take the kids to the every single sporting event this year.

You better clean the house every spare second & cook the perfect dinner every single night.  You better […]

the days

By |May 26th, 2011|

You know, the older I get, the more I like life.

The more I appreciate the circle of it.

Do you know what I mean?  It seems like yesterday when my parents took me to the park, to swimming lessons, to school.


And while […]

becoming, chapter two

By |April 13th, 2011|

To say that I was overwhelmed by the response you guys left after I wrote Becoming’s Chapter One last week is an understatement.  I tried to sit down that day and reply to each of your 150+ comments, and I just honestly couldn’t.  I felt so raw, so exposed.  Wonderful.  I teared up on and […]