Tuesday, October 28, 2014

choose joy

I've got some brand new artwork in my Etsy shop that I'm so thrilled to share with you!

I created this piece as a reminder to myself, to choose joy.
No matter what we're facing today, we have a choice. And I want to always choose joy. You too?

The original, prints, and greeting cards are available!

Sending love, dear friends.
xo

Monday, October 27, 2014

enjoy the journey

Every year, my love and I make a little date out of adventuring to the pumpkin patch. If I could visit all the pumpkin patches, I would be one happy girl! It's one of my very favorite traditions. This year's date is one I will always treasure.
We had lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant and played in the autumn sunshine and talked about how our lives will change so much in 6 short months.
We talked of hopes and dreams for our growing family and about how we would try to savor these last months of quiet;).
It's so easy to rush (in your mind) to 'the next big thing' (aka meeting our child!), and we are determined to enjoy this journey and this current season of life.

xoxo

Friday, October 17, 2014

season of change + a little baby bump!

My dear friends, oh how I've missed you!
These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of change and I'm so thrilled to share with you that we finally (finally!) have moved into our very own home. It's nestled in the forest, on the lake, just a few short miles from the ocean. We're still hanging art and twinkle lights and finding homes for belongings that have been packed away for the past four months, but we are living and loving here and I can tell we've found a magical spot.
If you look closely you can see our house peeking through the trees! Our front door is now turquoise (of course!) and surrounded by pumpkins...an updated photo soon! We have big plans for the exterior of this baby one day...I've been sketching and dreaming and color scheming like crazy. It's so fun to dream. The upstairs room you can see here is slowly becoming my art studio. It's the biggest, most light-filled space I've ever had, and I am so excited to start creating again soon. But even more exciting than the house... Friends, we are witnessing a miracle. Karl and I will be welcoming a new little person into the world this May! I'm almost 12 weeks pregnant and so full of love and joy. Here's our little pumpkin! This was taken at just over 9 weeks. I can't wait to see how much bigger she's gotten since then. (I have a feeling she's a girl!)

Wishing you a day full of peace + love + inspiration.

xo

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

autumn heart

My autumn heart is filled with so much happiness because September is finally here!

Yesterday, we watched the first of the falling leaves dance in the wind, savored the crisp morning air, watered the pumpkins, and in the afternoon I snuck away for a bit of painting.

 Counting so many blessings.


xoxo

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FLASH SALE!

Beautiful friends,
I'm having an ART SALE!

HAPPYSUMMER14 is the code you will need at checkout to receive 25% off of everything in my Etsy shop. The sale will end in 24 hours, so if you've had your eye on something - now would be a great time!

You can see more art on sale here <3.

xo

Friday, August 8, 2014

wildflowers and joy


Dear friends,

This week I said goodbye to 26 and welcomed 27 by celebrating in my favorite way: delighting in everyday, ordinary magic.
There were iced coffees, reading on the dock, watering the garden, finding a new favorite restaurant, holding hands, + sharing dreams.  And of course, a little time for painting! 


I'm so excited for all of the goodness to come in this new year.

 
THANK YOU for your beautiful words and for helping me celebrate another birthday! 
I still feel so wrapped in love.

xo

ps: the brand new print above is available here!



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

all of life is a gift.

it's my last day of 26 today!
as you might have guessed, i'm on a mission to savor each moment.

the arrival of august always sends a rush of happy through my veins. late summer + autumn, you will always have my heart. 

i've been carrying a little journal with me the last few days, and it is quickly filling up
with all of the things that make my heart happy.


cool air after a summer rain
midnight thunder + lighting
a feeling in the air of autumn on the way
laundry drying in the sunshine
the sound of the sprinkler watering mama's garden
sweet smell of blackberries drifting in the warm breeze
watching the hummingbirds chatter and play and drink from our plants
campfire lingering on clothes
painting outdoors
moonlit walks in the forest

i'm realizing more than ever, this truth:
with a grateful heart, all of life is a gift. <3

hope today is beautiful for you, friends!

xoxo