elevate conference 2014

blog friends, events By May 20, 2014 7 Comments

Elevate blog conference was AMAZING! I had a blast. Can I tell you the truth? When I’m asked to speak at a conference I get so excited. Then as the conference gets closer I get SO NERVOUS. The morning of the conference I wanted to run and hide under blankets. But I put on my brave face and jumped in. This group of ladies was kind, honest and basically amazing. I made so many new friends. It was fabulous to spend a day connecting–not just on a surface level but actually getting to go deeper. So good for my soul. I have lots of pics to share with you!

That’s Cassaundra from The Blue Closet and Ashley from Little Miss Momma. Beautiful inside and out!

Me with Alissa from Diary of an Addict.

Chrissy from Let Me See You Sparkle and Stephanie from Life Created did a fun session on photography.

Fiskars was a sponsor and they gave each of us a pair of scissors which I was probably waaay too excited about. But aren’t good scissors just awesome?!

These garlands from Aidie’s Hideway are TOO AMAZING! And affordable!

Cell phone pics galore!

These bags!!! Just stop what you’re doing and go shop Sage & Harper. They are beautiful. And Ali, the creator is the SWEETEST. I love her.

My heart melted instantly melted with sweet baby Johnny.

New friends, old friends. Isn’t it wonderful to just get to know people? It stretches me but I love it.

These hoops by Blue Without You. I die. Love love love.

Smiles, dimples and again, a heart melted.

The warm glow of the sunset. I didn’t want it to end!

Alissa from The Printed Palette is an inspiration to me.

There were so.many.amazing women there. I wish I could tell you about each and every one and how they touched my heart and made me thankful to be part of this community. The conference fed my soul.

Have you been to a gathering or conference lately? Did it stretch you in good ways?


a few exclusive ornaments–only available during the sale!

coupons, events By October 15, 2013 3 Comments

Hello friends! Every year we do an earlybird sale for all you holiday shoppers who are ahead of the game. This year we’ve got a few exclusive ornaments–only available during the sale. There are limited quantities available so don’t wait. Yesterday’s ornament sold out but today we’ve got two more. Check it out…

The I love you ornament is so precious! Customize with a name and the year! Only $14.25 after code ‘earlybirdie’!

The You and Me and Us ornament celebrates togetherness. Only $18 after code ‘earlybirdie’.

Make sure to enter code ‘earlybirdie’ at checkout. Save 25% on everything in the shop.

Click here to shop!


Las Vegas Show

adventures, events By September 19, 2013 2 Comments

Hey friends! Our Heartfelt Collection is at the Las Vegas show right now. If you’re there–pop over and say hi! The booth looks so fabulous, I wanted to share it with you.

Didn’t the booth come together well? I’m loving all the natural elements and color. And the cake toppers, be still my heart!

If you’re at the Las Vegas show, we’re in the north building at the convention center, booth 466. If you want more information about our wholesale Heartfelt collection for your shop, contact Katie {katie@lisaleonard.com}. She’s awesome–and we’ll get you a catalog and all the information you need!


ruby rose and fall collection

events, jewelry By September 3, 2013 9 Comments

Hey friends! It’s Tuesday and since Monday was a holiday, we’re jumping into a short {and crazy} week. Which is fine with me! Today I’m sharing some photos from ruby rose {love!} and a little teaser for our fall collection which will be revealed in just a few days!

If you’ve read my blog long, you’ve heard of ruby rose. They are the sweetest little vintage shop in town! And when it comes to styling pieces together–no one does it better!

I’ve snagged some great clothing from ruby rose, like these boots and this skirt.

We did the photo shoot for the fall collection there–and I can’t wait to share the photos. Simply magical.

Texture, color and light. These are things I love.

I’m a sucker for a succulent, but Steve doesn’t like them. How so you feel about succulents?

Chippy paint, hand-embroidery and worn wood make my heart happy.

Ah, I can’t wait to share the new collection with you. I’m the worst secret keeper in the world!

 Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek. The full collection will be revealed in just a few days.

Tell me, what is your FAVORITE thing about fall?


candy table inspiration (part 2)

events, food & goodies, inspiration By August 30, 2013 2 Comments

Are you ready for part two of our candy table inspiration? You can see part one here. I know I said this yesterday, butjust looking at these pics makes me want to go get a spoonful of sugar from the kitchen. I have a serious love for sugar. Have I ever mentioned that?

How about some COLOR?! Doesn’t color make it fun and whimsical?

We used non-glass containers that would be safe for a kid’s party. So simple but they add to the fun.

And should I tell you how fast all this candy got eaten up? I may or may not have eaten more than my fair share! 😉

Just a few containers with candy at a party, in the break room or at a wedding will add personality. Find our custom candy spoons here!

Which do you prefer–chocolate candy or fruity/sugary candy?


hello monday {remnants of the past}

blog friends, events, inspiration, san luis obispo By June 17, 2013 10 Comments

Hello friends! Hello brand new week! Today I’m sharing pics of the Remnants of the Past show. What A FUN day it was. It was also a very windy day. VERY windy. But mostly it was just fun. I’m honored that I got to be part of it.

Jen of Earth Angels Studios carries our heartfelt collection–so I made an appearance at the event to chat about our jewelry with guests of the show. It was so fun. The ladies were so incredibly excited to hear my story and talk about the jewelry.

That’s Jen on the left–one of the most FUN, energetic and smart women I know. And that’s Ben the owner of Folk Magazine on the right. We’ve worked together before–but I hadn’t met him until that weekend. And he’s incredible. Loved him.

I’m sure you all know Jo Packham of Where Women Create, Where Women Cook and more. I haven’t seen her in a couple years and it was great to get some time together. This woman is seriously amazing.

I also got to know Laurie Meseroll of Mudcakes. This woman’s got style and spunk. I tried not to ask her nerdy questions, like ‘how do you get your eyeliner to look so awesome?’. Play it cool, Lisa, play it cool.

Ruby Rose dressed me for the event with a super fun crinoline, eyelet dress and cardi. I love Ruby Rose!!

I was so inspired at the end of the day. Amazing business people, incredible artists and more vintage finds than a person can handle. Pretty much perfect, don’t you think?

How about some hellos for a new week?

Hello SUMMER! We are in full summer mode around here. That means lazy mornings, frozen yogurt and trips to the beach. Love.

Hello trying to squeeze in a little work here and there. {when I’d rather just play!!}

Hello quick trip to Dallas at the end of the week. I hate to leave my boys but I can’t wait to see my nieces!

Hello brand new summer collection. I’m incredibly excited about it. And many pieces are limited edition–so hurry over to check it out.

Hello party planning. We’re having a celebration for Steve’s doctorate and David’s birthday is right around the corner.

Hello pancakes. I’ve been making them almost every morning–with lots of chocolate chips.

Hello love! I’m so glad you’re here!

Hello Monday! What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments section for us.


Remnants of the past {this weekend!}

blog friends, events By May 29, 2013 4 Comments

Hey friends! This weekend is the Remnants of the Past Antique Show. It’s going to be so fun! If you’re local–please come on by. Or if you feel like making a road trip–do it this weekend!

The event is so visually inspiring. I just want to soak it all up.

I love all thing vintage, textured and full of warmth and love–don’t you?

It’s at The Madonna Inn–which is something to see on it’s own. I love that place. Jo Packham from Where Women Create and Ben Ashby of Folk magazine will be there too.

I’ll be there on Saturday, June 1st, from 11am-2pm with Jen O’Connor from Earth Angels Studios. Come say hi and hang out with us. Follow Remnants of the Past on Facebook here. You can see more details here.


craft weekend {part one}

blog friends, events By May 9, 2013 20 Comments

Oh craft weekend, you are GOOD for the soul! I haven’t unpacked all my treasures from last weekend–I think I don’t want to admit it’s over.

Chrissie and I flew into Wichita late Thursday night, grabbed a milkshake from McDonald’s and drove three hours to Kansas City to do a morning show segment with Better TV, Kansas City. After the segment we did some hard core thrifting and drove back to Wichita to meet up with Meg, Kimberlee and the girls for craft weekend.

One of my favorite thrifted treasures is this apple red stapler–that works! $3.

I love vintage glassware but I hardly buy it as my boys tend to break it. We use plastic around here 😉

My twin sis, Chrissie completes me–and I know that’s totally cheesy but it’s also totally true!

When it comes to thrifting, that girl doesn’t mess around. She had to buy another suitcase to get all her {{amazing}} treasures home.

I couldn’t resist these adorable yellow metal letters. A perfect reminder to PLAY a little every day.

Dear friends. I wish I had more time with them–it’s never enough! Meg is honest and funny and heartfelt and REAL.

We had some gray skies and chilly rain. It felt more like winter than spring!

Do you know Kimberlee? Man, I love this girl. We share a heart connection. I haven’t laughed as hard or cried as much in a long time. Seriously GOOD!

This group can CRAFT! They are pros–and so sweet. And funny. I laughed a lot!!

And a thrifted dress–more on this one soon.

Just looking at these pics makes me want to go back. Have you done something that’s good for your soul today?