the journal

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You don’t always have to re-invent the wheel each season. It’s okay it use the same favorite aqua napkins at Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Whether you prefer using your favorite tried and true natural egg dyes or your trusty dollar store tablets that you soak in vinegar, there’s no shame. Your ‘Sunday’s best’ outfit can […]

Revisiting some of my Favorite Easter Ideas

Mar 30

Lifestyle

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Help Wanted! Join the Team for the 2021 Season

Mar 9

Business Planning

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We’re two months past Christmas now, all the shopping and holiday gift guides have fled our minds. However, what I’m always wondering is what people actually recieved, what they liked (and didn’t really like) and then how long that “new toy” feeling lasted. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to circle […]

It’s Two Months After Christmas, what Gifts do You Still Love?

Feb 26

Places to Visit

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we want to help you make those blooms last as long as possible, embracing the beauty while it lasts and watching the evolution of your arrangement as each day the flowers open, fade and change into something completely new.

Caring for Your Fresh Flower Arrangements

Feb 16

Flowers

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Do you ever wonder what a designer’s holiday table actually looks like? I mean, clearly if I’m posting a tabletop inspiration for Christmas and Christmas hasn’t even happened yet, then this may not be what my actual dining room might look like on Christmas day. Unless of course these photos are from last year and […]

A Holiday Table Mock-Up

Dec 21

Home Decor

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2020… need we really say more? We all know everything that goes without saying when you mutter those four little numbers. And I can only hope we all know how imporatant it is to support eachother right now, always really, but right now too. Small businesses need your help. They depend on the holiday season […]

Shop Small, Shop Local and Shop Michigan Made – a Little Something for Everyone Gift Guide 2020

Nov 24

Life Adventures

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A couple weeks ago in our Hot Topic Talks over on Instagram, we talked all about the pros and cons of styled shoots. It was such a great conversation with people from various creative industries joining in that I thought we needed to sum it up for you, put together a landing place here to […]

How to Plan a Successful Editorial Styled Shoot

Nov 18

Business Planning

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Election Day Hope

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Some election day thoughts… I am not going to tell you who to vote for or share who I am voting for.  My hope is by the time you’re reading this, you’ve already voted.  Casting a vote is the only way we can do our part to control the outcome.  We do not have control […]

There is Nothing New Under the Sun

Nov 3

Life Adventures

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Various shades of green and tan immediately catch my eye. But upon further contemplation, I see subtle mauve and grey tones as well with so much texture it makes me giddy.

Inspired by September Views of Our Neighbor’s Farm

Sep 28

Wedding Planning & Advice

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