A Love Project: Fourteen Days of Love


Handmade Valentine: Find more more at Mireio


Lately, when I’m on Pinterest, I find myself quietly singing, “My boards are alive… with the sound of Valentines.” (to the tune of “The Hills are Alive, with the Sound of Music.”) I’m a brilliant lyricist. (not) But it’s true, right? Everywhere you turn people are pinning ideas for this season of Love. 

I’ve made some lovely little sachets for Mireio. Sweet things that come in parchment envelopes to give to your sweetheart. But I’m seriously turning my thoughts to how to sweeten up things here at home as well. Ideas that don’t always include sugar, though, because: resolutions!

I’ve been turning this idea over for the past few weeks, and I’ve decided to find little ways, sweet ways to tell the people I love how adored they are this year. I’m not sure what all I’m going to do just yet, but I’ll be posting my progress here on the blog. I think a few craft projects, some baking, maybe even a collaborative project to send to friends? I think we’ll call it 14 days of Love. Starting February 1, I’ll post my first project. 

Sound good to you? If you want to play along, let me know. I’d love to see your projects and ideas!! 

Why I Love: Dancing Mooney


Really, what’s NOT to love? Gorgeous Amethyst Glass Necklace by Dancing Mooney. 


If you haven’t discovered Dancing Mooney, then you’re in for a treat! Janell’s store is so lovely, full of wonderful gift ideas: you’ll want to make sure you shop early for the holidays! Run by a fabulous Oregonian, Janell, Dancing Mooney is one of those stores that provides a wonderful shopping experience. Which is saying something when you’re shopping online! Everything from the photography to the packaging is so well thought out — you get that Anthropologie feeling without leaving your house. It’s just lovely to linger. And, who doesn’t love shopping in their P.J.s? 

There just are not enough superlatives . . . and Janell (who is a fabu twitter friend and generous supporter of all things handmade!) really is a terrific shop owner. If you’re looking for amazing gifts and a wonderful shopping experience: this is your place, friends. I adore everything Janell does!

And that’s why I love Dancing Mooney. (I think YOU will too!) Take a peek. She makes bath goods, jewelry, and so much more!


And… this is pure love here, friends. Just love.

Mailing Seeds


Packages of seeds ready to be mailed.  


Work has been so busy–lots of long hours. I still haven’t put my peas in the ground: hoping to do that this week sometime. But I managed to get all my friend seed packages ready. Off to the Post Office today. 

I dressed up the envelopes with free hand leaves in pretty vintage fabrics late last night. I’m thinking I may tape over them just to be on the safe side. And then I dashed off a quick photo this morning. You should get your seeds by the end of the week. For those of you who are participating: THANK YOU!! 

Ok… back to the day job. 

Straight From the Orchard

A gift from a friend’s apple tree. Now, what to do with them. . . pie, maybe?