haircuts and inspiring decor.

blog friends, decorating By May 6, 2010 17 Comments

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have i complained about haircuts before?

for me, it’s a chore right up there with laundry.

i love getting my own haircut, it’s taking the boys that is so tiring.

probably because david screams the whole time.

but the good part is the salon is soooo cute.

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it’s called bluebird salon and there are so many creative touches.

i think the owner is part genius.

and speaking of genius, do you know of my real life friend cathe?

she is amazing. check out her post on a kitsch makeover. i’m smitten.

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i love this painted buffet.

love love love it.

i dream about it at night.

if it shows up missing, it’s because i stole it.

check out THIS painted buffet. i die. love it.

and one more painted dresser in an entryway. lindsey is so creative.

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little birdie touches, books

and some darling wallpaper.

check out melissa’s post on wallpaper. so inspiring!!

and some amazing wooden floors.

oh i love wood floors.

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what’s your decorating style?

what’s inspiring you today??

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blogging outside with amazing people {bloggy bootcamp, phoenix}

blog friends By May 4, 2010 35 Comments

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the weather and landscape were amazing this weekend.

wow. the desert is so different than home.

i enjoyed taking it in.

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it was very stretching for me to travel and speak without a friend or my husband.

but the ladies were so inclusive and friendly.

i made a bunch of new friends this weekend. {thanks ladies!}

in the photo above–me,

kim of today’s creative blog

jyl of mom it forward and gno twitter parties

cindy from skip to my lou

and laurie from tip junkie.

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i was on a panel with two other ladies, for a three hour session.

3 hours seemed so daunting, but it flew by!

and i learned so much.

marlynn from urban bliss (also my roomie for the weekend) and laurie are so knowledgeable.

i was taking a bunch of notes during our session.

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and there was lots of time to hang out and chat with people.

i met the camera strap lady, sheyB

one of my social networking idols, loralee

and steph from somewhat simple.

so many great conversations.

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and yeah, there may have been a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake

shared with my new BFF angry julie.

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a final photo as i walke dto the lobby to checkout of my room.

i love the way the sunlight was streaming through the slats.

tiffany and heather, THANK YOU for making bloggy bootcamp happen.

find a bloggy bootcamp in your area-and go!

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so share with me,

do you blog, or just read blogs?

what is your top one or two favorite blog(s)?

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friends + inspiration

blog friends, events By March 31, 2010 No Comments

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last night’s open house was so much fun.

it was held at my friend susie’s new home.

they just finished building and

they’ve created a modern environment, perfect for their family.

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i would describe it as industrial meets danish modern with lots of warm details.

their family homeschools and has a passion for books.

there is lots of open space to be together

and plenty of natural light pouring in the windows.

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blue corduroy was there with her darling dresses, hats and bags.

vintage fabrics, and sheets paired with modern prints. love!

oh, if i had a little girl!!

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lindsey was there with tea towels, aprons, and lots of yummy goodies.

she’s the brains behind the stitch market. she’s so good.

and have you seen dondibags? so fun.

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my friend joy had darling sushi themed baby tees. and the cutest display.

she has a knack for decor (that’s an understatement!!)

and love that library shelving above.

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i saved my favorite bit for last.

one wall paper with orla kiely and the most awesome chandelier i’ve ever seen.

so fun, so inspiring!

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matthias has art class this morning

and i need to get out house in shape.

we are soaking up spring break

{except the boys woke up before 6am this morning, excuse me?!}

happy wednesday!

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chalkboard bubble {giveaway} CLOSED

blog friends, decorating By March 30, 2010 No Comments

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oh my goodness!

these chalkboard bubbles are so much fun.

can’t you tell how much i’ve enjoyed mine over the last week or two?

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the perfect photo prop

and also lots of fun for a wall in your home.

genius, seriously

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and the creative genius behind the {amazing{ chalkboard bubble?

the adorable and talented rachel denbow,

mommy and crafter. her blog is an every day favorite of mine.

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check out her home tour on apartment therapy

and her amazing blog

and you can see her (and lots of other fun) creations on red velvet art.

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and yippeee!  she is giving one away.

{they sell out super fast, so there aren’t any available in the shop right now}

leave a comment and tell us what you would do with a chalkboard bubble.

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and i’m over at (in)courage today

come on over and join the discussion about finding joy.

happy tuesday!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED, thank you!

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creating a blog and david’s story by Lisa Leonard

blog friends By February 23, 2010 58 Comments

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so completely thrilled to be part of the newest artful blogging.

i absolutely love this magazine.

so inspiring, and filled with amazing images and creative women.

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i’m so excited because the article doesn’t just talk about jewelry,

it talks about david’s birth and why i started the business.

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it’s kind of a brief account of our story.

and there are so many other wonderful blogs featured.

go pick up a copy!

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about three years ago, i shared david’s birth story in 5 chapters.

these are the original posts, and there are a few spelling errors,

it doesn’t flow perfectly (i should really re-write it!)

but if you have a few minutes and want to hear more details,

you can click through the links to share our journey.

chapter one

chapter two

chapter three

chapter four

chapter five

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I {heart} my blog friends! thank you for being part of our journey.

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rain, rest, and relating

blog friends By February 5, 2010 16 Comments

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it’s a rainy day in nashville, but inside opryland its a perfect 72 degrees.

so funny, because in the atrium you feel like you’re outside.

i’ve been resting some, but not getting enough sleep.

today i’m going to need a nap so i can stay healthy and gear up for more doctor visits when i return home.

david is doing great by the way.

feeling good and so happy.  i miss my sweet boys (all three!)

but’s great to get a few days of rest.

so many new friends to meet.  it’s amazing to be a part of blissdom.

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thank you for your comments and blogging question!

i’ll work on getting resources and answers.

and i apologize that i have not chosen a winner for the illuminate giveaway!  eek!

i’m planning to do it later today.

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today’s the last day for valentine’s delivery!  so get those orders in.  hugs, hugs!

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blissdom 2010

blog friends By February 4, 2010 No Comments

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we’re here!  we hit traffic on the way to the airport but thankfully made our flight.

then after a mix-up with our room, we were upgraded to a suite…sweeet!

chrissie, sarah, and i all have the same toothbrush.  what are the chances?

one in a million?!  insane.

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the grounds are amazing.

lush gardens, multiple restaurants, lots of twinkly lights

scrolly ironworks and koi ponds.  beautiful.

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we just devoured the most amazing chocolate cherry cake.  so rich.

now i’m ready to go relax and wind down with some tv.

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do you blog?  any questions you want answered while i’m here?

i’ll be sharing tips and tools i learn throughout the conference,

but let me know if you have any questions!

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