Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkins + Crows

Autumn always comes early to our house.
While many are soaking in the last rays of summer sunshine, I'm longing for the crisp wind blowing across my cheeks + breaking out the autumn treasures to sprinkle around our house.

I'm not ashamed to admit these pretties have been up since the very first of September! :)

Here's a peek:

Happy Wednesday, friends! xo

Monday, October 28, 2013

Life is but a dream

Yesterday, we celebrated a beautiful, glowing mama + her baby boy who will arrival later in December.

It is my belief that every nursery should have art (lots of art!) and a dream catcher.
Don't you agree? :)

Here's a peek at what kept me busy last week:

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We can't wait to meet you, baby K!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

she looked like art


"She never looked nice.
she looked like art,
and art wasn't supposed to look nice;
it was supposed to make you feel something"

-Rainbow Rowell

Saturday, October 26, 2013

over coffee


One beautiful autumn morning, over coffee
he said to her
"the thing is, even if you were gone 1000 years
you could come back
and find me waiting here for you".

and even after all this time
she fell in love
all over again


Monday, October 21, 2013

twirling floating dancing drifting

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crunching beneath my bare feet

shining in the late October sunlight

beauty sinking deep into my soul
so far it almost hurts

this is the place where dreams are made.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pieces of home, in autumn

If I had to choose a favorite space in our home, I am certain our bedroom would top the list. I love waking up early, grabbing a cup of coffee, and snuggling back in bed. Sometimes it is to read a few pages in a book, or spill thoughts into my journal. Other times it is just take a few quiet moments to myself before the day begins.

This autumn, I'm loving this space even more. What's not to love about twinkle lights, sparkly leaves, + pumpkins? 

Ps - The painting you see above was created by the amazingly talented Mindy Lacefield - it's my new all time favorite! When you find a piece of art that speaks to you the way this one did to me...well, I think permission is granted to splurge a bit:).

Sending so much light + love to you friends.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

delicious autumn

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. -George Elliot Untitled
pumpkin love
Here's a little peek at what we've been up to lately!
A lot of playing in the glorious autumn sunshine,
long walks (where I compulsively gather bouquets of leaves to bring home!),
pumpkin patches, + road trips.

What have you been up to lately, friends? Do tell!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Moonlight Magic

I've been spending many of these delicious autumn afternoons playing in the studio lately - inspired by the cool and crisp air, how nightfall has been arriving earlier and earlier these days, and by the moon. <3

This is what I've been working on!
It measures 6" x 6", and reads:
the moonlight helped her remember the magic within her soul.
(available here!)

Hope you're all having a wonderful October, friends.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Holding Hands in the Dark

At our house, celebrating three years of marriage (yesterday) looked a little something like this:

sharing early morning coffee by the fire
creating lists of all the things we love about each other
sweet, handmade notes left for the other to find
(my absolute favorite): hubby 'decorated' the house with baby pumpkins! for those who know him, you understand why this may have made my entire month:)
delicious red wine +  reminiscing about our early days
homemade dinner enjoyed by candlelight
holding hands, always

I was reminded yesterday just how easy it is to love one another when the water is calm and the sun is shining...and how much it can feel like work when the downpour comes -the ship may be sinking, and you've forgotten your raincoat. And life-vest.  I'm so comforted that through all of the bumps and the scary unknown, I can always find his hand in the darkness. <3

In case you were hoping to see a few more photos of our wedding day - Click here for a treat!

Sending so much love to you, friends. Today + always.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Magical October

Oh, October!
In my heart you will forever remain the prettiest, most magical month there is.

This painting reads:
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers"
-Anne of Green Gables
(prints available here)

Wishing you the happiest Autumn, friends.