April 15, 2011


The evening light came poring through our living room window so beautifully last night.  

Happy weekend.

April 14, 2011

happy two-year, sweet home

Two years ago today yesterday, a tiny green house became our home.

We've had sweet and somber moments here:
We've cried a lot but laughed much more.
We've shared time with friends
and stayed inside all day.
We've planted and mowed
and ripped up and sewed.

We've tried our best to care for this home
and for each other.

And I said this last year, but it still rings true:
Happy two-years of being our home, Tiny House. We know you've had plenty of owners in your 106 years of life, but know that we think you're something special.

PS--Yes, our grass needs mowing.

April 11, 2011

sneak peek / office redo

I thought I'd share a little sneak peek into my newly renovated office.  It's no longer a spare bedroom {slash} office {slash} studio {slash} catch-all room {slash} walk-through-to-get-to-the-bathroom-room!

Now it's just an office, studio and the room you walk through to get to the bathroom... 

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I'm planning on sharing before and after pics pretty soon, so stay tuned!

April 8, 2011

lilacs + peonies

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Our yard is full of flowers and shrubs that are responsible for my love of Spring.  

Our 100-something-year-old home has bushes lining the house that remind me of my great-grandmother's back yard: they're big and drapey and tuck you in when you walk between them.  Our lilac bush blooms outside our dining room window and its fragrance needs to be bottled up for year-round use.

We have peonies, too.  A couple Falls ago, my grandfather and grandmother came across some peonies in a neighbor's trashcan who'd mistaken them as weeds.  They dug them out of the trash and saved them for our new home's yard.  Last year, when they should have bloomed for the first time, they were squelched by Nashville's flood.  So this year, watching them bud and begin to bloom has brought me such sweet memories of him, in the form of my favorite flower.  

Happy weekend.  Happy Spring.

April 5, 2011

featured : county-faire

The ever-so-wonderful Katie Moore has done it again.  As if her design work wasn't enough to make you fall head over heels for her aesthetic, she's recently launched County Faire: a fashion blog that features an entire outfit--head to toe--all for under $100!  I've mentioned it before, but for a girl like me who reveres a clearance rack more than any designer label, this is right up my alley.  

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Today, Katie is featuring an outfit I pulled together for County Faire.
Oh, wow Chelsea.  How shocking.  You came up with a gray ensemble...
Anyway, head on over there to see what kind of goodies she and other contributors have come up with.  And it's not just for the ladies; she's got dudes covered, too.

April 4, 2011

feathers in her hair

Tec recently ran across this image set he took a year or so ago that had fallen through the cracks. The hair adornment I made for this shoot was made from a vintage brooch and lots and lots of pretty feathers.
A big thanks to my beautiful sister, Jordan, for the hair and makeup.

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