Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter is here!

Easter has arrived! I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends! April sort of snuck up on me and I haven't been around much. I've been working on a lot of fun things for the shop and hopefully I'll be listing a few new things soon! I've been catching up on orders the last month, the iPhone cases in my etsy shop have been flying out of stock and have kept me super busy!
Lately the kids and I have been dying an obscene amount of eggs to get into the Easter spirit! I decided to hand paint some floral designs on a few and I love how they turned out. I'll be sad when we have to toss them out!
What sort of fun techniques and designs did you do on your eggs this year?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hello April link-up!

Welcome to THE monthly blog hop party! Every 1st Monday of the month, link up all of your social media and blogging accounts with us. If you're looking for your blogging tribe, this is it!

The Collective Monthly Social Blog Hop with Peacoats & Plaid

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1. Follow the host and co-host's blogs: (first links in each list) If you leave a comment letting us know that you did and what method you are following with, we'll return the favor :) We greatly appreciate each and every one that does.

Your co-hosts this month are:
Ashley from Modernette
Sonya from Sea Salt and Caramel
Taylor from Nothing But a Pigeon
Autumn from Honeycomb & Co.

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Let's get social :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Last week I didn't get to post on my photo series but I figured better late than never! This weekend we finally had Marli's birthday party after many weather delays! The kids had such a good time and the weather was finally beautiful. My sister in law took these precious photos of the kids with their new little friend, be still my heart!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Color // Text: Emily Green color palette.

Gosh, I love making these color palettes! This watercolor print by Emily Green caught my eye right away and I made sure that  I pinned it just for this purpose! I love the effects in this print, the texture and bleeding of colors makes the pattern really fun and unique. I also really love the bright pops of color against the neutral and blush pink colors. I would totally hang this print somewhere in my house, now to find a place!

Artist // Emily Green.
Find this piece here.
See my last Color // Text  palette here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sketchbook // One.

 It's finally time for my first sketchbook post! I talked about this last week sometime when I showed off some floral inspiration and I've worked on a few pages since then. I'm only going to post probably a page a week. This week I wanted to show you guys the little cover page that I created for my sketchbook. I played with gouache for the first time when creating it and I loved using it for all of the little white details. I don't use much blue when I do floral pieces so I thought I would switch it up and do something different with this arrangement. I am really pleased with the finished look.
Do you have any suggestions for what I should draw and paint next in my sketchbook? Let me know!