1027C1027C21027luckygirl1027love1027heartC, I love you.  Your friendship and unique nature has made an immense difference in my life.  Please know how much I love you and am praying for your complete recovery and return to the life that you love. Words can’t describe how very much you mean to me and to my family.  Prayers, support, and complete appreciation for you, my dear friend.


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texture, blended color and the beauty of materials shapely in form, finish and use.


Dirty roots and hues made amazing.


Nature in a hand stitched appearance with a custom selected subtle sea glass blue, Oh, thank you God.


The velvety goodness of petals in their graceful natural state.


A sprinkle of the likeness of spring…(it will come back around just after the sneeze).


Sensual rich color and sheen; a pouring of graceful goodness.


Of rugs, wool and silk…of woods, raw and finished….let’s leave the door open for creative energy to flow freely.

Lisa Cohen’s photography shows a seasoned take on all things visual, a passion, a maturity.  Her background as a stylist is reflected in her portfolio.  Please see more of Lisa’s talent here.  I am honored to reflect her eye, her take on the simple beauty of color, texture and light.


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Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me………..was lost……was blind, but now I see…….

I wish:   to maintain an awareness of my blessings…..the sweet and the salty, the smooth and the rough….those that understand me and those that perplex me still…..each and every twist and turn teaches me….teaches me what I wish for and what I push against; all worthwhile lessons.  When the day is done, I continue to strive for acceptance….this song, it’s one of my favorites.

I wish: I could tell you that perspective came easy for me—I was a slow learner in matters of the heart and still am at times; some things might always confuse me.  I forget.

I wish:  to savor the joys of my world….to instill in my family a sense of their worth, their importance and my acceptance of their individual natures….this is easier some days that others.  I forget.

I wish: for peace, patience and  for graceful responses to all of life’s presentations.


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“She soon learned, though, that giving weight to other people’s opinions was creative nihilism; it was like being banished from the Land of No Words and exiled to the Land of All Bullshit.”

— Stephanie Kallos (Broken for You)

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G is turning 3 this Saturday.  I love this song, it’s amazing how my heart lives outside of my body now.  I heard this before becoming a mommy myself, but I never knew the love I would feel for our children—it’s a new, fresh, all encompassing, beautiful, painful and strength inducing kind of a love.

Guthrie has asked for more items in celebration of his birthday.  In case you had forgotten or are new here, I shared his list initially here.  Since then, he has added sand, boots, water and candy.  This is bound to be a colorful birthday party.

Arlise enlightened me this morning that all animals have to go to the doctor of their animal type, so only crabs can be doctors for crabs, lions to lions, etc.  She went on to say, ‘wait, mommy, fish can’t walk so how do they go to the doctor?’ I love their take on life; it makes me smile and warms my heart; it really is the little things that feed my soul.

I know this is a design blog, yet I love to also share my journey……these babies, they color it amazingly well :)


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