the sweetest vacation and a feature


Hi, loves!  I'm back from our North & South Carolina vacation!  It was one our favorite vacations yet.  Just me and the littles cruising down the East Coast to see my sister, niece, nephew, grandparents, aunts, cousins, and a bunch of other NY to Carolina transplants.  I thought I'd share a bit of it with … [Read more...]

lavender burlap

lavender burlap bag packing freckled laundry

Hello, loves. Yesterday, I put finishing touches on the packaging for two custom orders. {Thank you, Alima & Deborah!} I thought the packages looked adorable, so I wanted to share these little lavender burlap bags with you! As usual, I kept the packaging simple with "fl" stamped on cotton scraps and attached with a clothespin. A few … [Read more...]

dreams and fireflies


I've been somewhat tongue tied (or finger tied) since returning to my blog after two months away. I have so many thoughts to share with you, but haven't been quite able to write them down. Writer's block, I suppose...or my little ones? ;) I keep this blog (and you) so close to my heart that I find myself choosing my words carefully, not in … [Read more...]

flowered, lettered & lined, giveaway


Happy Friday, lovelies! Thank you so much for the notes about my faded stamped floral wall, and for the thoughtful welcome back to blogging. I appreciate it SO much. The wall is just one of those features that is either loved or...notsomuch. I happen to be in the love bunch now that I've sanded down the roses a bit more. It softened and … [Read more...]

boots & pearls


This won't be the first time nor the last that you hear a blogger talk about the wonderful people and opportunities that come into our lives along the way. This post is about an amazing woman that I have come to know and her new blog, Kristen's blog isn't about her though. It's a blog she created with one reason alone: "I hope to inspire … [Read more...]

inspired you review and giveaway


Oh, heavens. I will try not to write a book of my own here. If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you likely know how much I adore and thank God for Marian Parsons, a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed. Despite my all of my imperfections, she has always encouraged and inspired me (and so many others) in more ways than she probably knows, and … [Read more...]

creative business story


Hi, loves. While Miss Mustard Seed is enjoying a much deserved (and likely needed!) vacation in the North, she is sharing a "Running a Creative Business" series at her place. Karen of The Graphic Fairy shared her business story and tips earlier this week, and today, I am sharing mine. I am so honored {and nervous} to have been included in … [Read more...]

fl in the “bloglight”

I'm so happy to be featured in Hometalk's bloglight today! Hello to the new hometalkers over here, checking out my place. Hi to my regular or non-hometalkin' laundry loves too! Sit down and let me pour you a cup while I share a little bit of my blogging story... About my blog. I started blogging in 2010, when my twins were 8 months … [Read more...]

whereabouts & vintage laundry

Thank you so much for your thoughtful notes and emails. For those of you that don't know, a freak tornado ripped through my town last Thursday afternoon. There were actually three tornados that hit the area, that last one touching down at the bottom of my road. I am high enough up on the hill that we only lost tree tops and limbs, but … [Read more...]

quite possibly the coolest light ever

During an {almost} nightly cruise through the streets of Etsy, I came to a screeching halt at a peculiar little shop, EarthSeaWarrior. Ursula's shop shines the reflection of a very creative imagination. And there, among unicorn glitter dispensers, air plants and bone specimens is the coolest collection of illuminations. Within minutes, I … [Read more...]