Greetings from LA!
Its Spring Break in South Carolina, so I’m out here touring colleges and film schools with my seventeen year old son, Sam. He has been interested in media and special effects since he was twelve. He asked for a camera one Christmas and the rest was history. He started shooting videos with his friend, Eric, then posting them on YouTube.
I knew we were in trouble when computer parts started showing up on our doorstep. He had ordered them with money made from videos. All I know is one time I had to go to the store and buy a turkey leg because it looked more like a human bone. It was for an arm wrestling video in which the forearm broke off—-I guess that’s what they mean by special effects! So if you want to see their work go to SokrispyMedia .
And, even though I’m chilling in LA, I didn’t forget Textile Tuesday! And I owe you one because last week I got sidetracked with a job. Forgive me.
With Easter just around the corner, if we haven’t taken down our Winter home decor and accessorized for Spring, there’s no time like the present to start! I am not going to be here for the holiday, but I still like to give our home a new inspired look for the new season.
I was able to pull off a Spring update in just a few hours using the same simple steps I use no matter what the season. By following these tips, you won’t have to spend days decorating. A few well placed items in key places in our homes is all we need.
It’s April, that time of year when fashion stress kicks into high gear. What to wear? What to wear? Flannel, suede and leather are looking pretty drab and unexciting. Spring is here, but there is still a nip in the air; sleeveless attire seems still months away. I look in my closet and draw a blank.
Fortunately, over five years ago, I met Ashley Bickerstaff, of StyleEnvy. She walked into my shop, looking for someone to do some monogramming. While chatting, I learned that she was a wardrobe consultant. Well, it didn’t take me more than 5 seconds to ask her to come to my home and deconstruct my closet.
Welcome to our first ever “Textile Tuesday”! We are so excited. You all know my now how excited Kim gets over fabrics and textiles. Her heart races, her hands get clammy and her eyes glaze over. If she finds something she really loves, watch out; she comes undone. So we thought, why not share some of her favorite finds and inspirations every Tuesday? That way, you too, can get all giddy, and inspired. Watch out, this could get interesting!
Here is her find for this week:
CONTEST CLOSED 3/28/2014
Congratulations to Sonia Garcia, winner of the Pine Cone Hill robe giveaway! Thanks to all who entered. Check back often–more promos and giveaways to come!
Hogs and kisses,
To say we LOVE Pine Cone Hill products is an understatement: we wear them, we sleep in them and we definitely relax in them. That’s why we were so excited when Annie Selke, creator, let us giveaway one of her most popular products: The Sheepy Fleece Robe.
A meal that can be made in one pot; I’m all over it.
I have a confession to make: I’m a bit of a messy cook. I tend to use every pot and pan in the house when I make a meal. Sometimes I have more bowls, utensils and prep items filling the sink, than I do food on the table. I’m definitely not a “clean up as you go” kind of cook.
As the old saying goes, “they grow up so fast”, nothing could be a truer. As much as those long exhausting days and sleepless nights seem as though they will never end, suddenly they are gone in the blink of an eye.
Its one of the few holidays out there that is all about fun–no stress.
No presents to buy, no elaborate dinners to prepare, unlike that holiday in the fall, that takes a week to plan and two full days to make. What could be better than that?