I recently did a makeover on my etsy shops (new banner and avatar) Click each pic below to see the new changes!!


Happy Pinwheels for Peace Day!

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, who teach at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.  The project was quickly embraced by their students and the entire school community and by millions of art teachers, teachers, parents, children and adults who desire peace in our world.

The first Pinwheels for Peace were installed on Sept. 21, 2005. Since then, they have grown from 500,000 pinwheels planted the first year, to three and a half million pinwheels in 2010!



My Ben

He definitely marches to the beat of his own drum and I like the song!!


You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons.  And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.  ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.





Chevron Pattern Trend

This Beautiful set was inspired by my love of all things Chevron. My take on this subtle trend translated over stone. This is a simple yet stunning collection to own..There is something bold and military about the Chevron trend yet it can be a soothing, and almost a calming design to look at because of its repetitious pattern. This set would be perfect for any lover of fashion. This set can be purchased at my “other” Etsy shop, MEADOW TEA. Just click the photos to be re directed to my shop!


One thing a love about Tuesdays in Lancaster is ROOTS.. farmers market/auction/flea market. A lot of Amish sell their home grown goods and baked items at Roots and it’s only open on Tuesdays..not sure why? This week I took my youngest son, Ben, to Roots to get some produce and meats (and a few sweets) I would love to grow my own veges…maybe next year!

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Seattle Bride

My husband is from Seattle. We’ve lived in Seattle, WA for many years so to be featured in a top Setattle/Puget wedding website was thrilling for us!

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Now I need a short, vanilla latte, no foam, extra hot, with nutmeg…half a dash!

Top Row: Heart tags by Crafty Pagan; Placecards by Happy Hound; Bridesmaid dress by Dessy

Second Row: Hand stitched pillow by Cozy Blue; Red Velvet cake from Williams Sonoma

Third Row: Heart garland by Paper Polaroid; Favor boxes from Beau Coup; Plaque by Sid Dickens

Bottom Row: Journals by Amber Black Designs; Heart centerpiece via Martha Stewart Weddings; Invitation by Dean Penn and Paper

Untouchable Pantry

As I was making dinner tonight the doorbell rang and all the boys (hubby included) went to see who was at the door. Erik told me to come quick, but I was too late. My beautiful  friend, Janelle, had just taken off and left  a jar of peaches(canned by her) at my front door complete with a gorgeous photo of her children at the beach with some pinwheels that I made. Janelle had given me some homemade pizza sauce recently and it looked so delicious that I told her it would be kept as a pantry display and so ‘my untouchable pantry’ (coined by Janelle) was born! Thank you Janelle..you truly are a gem!

Janelle is the type of person you meet for the first time and feel as if you’ve known her all your life. She is beautiful, inside and out and has an amazing blog.

Check her out here, just click her photo!