5 simple things.

// these simple little things make me happy. bring joy. they inspire. they are lovely to look at.. and i imagine, quiet lovely to have. so for now i will dream up some ideas on how to add these 5 simple things into my life. linking to Back to the Basics blog, march edition.
Dress Under $50.00

seriously? yes. this dress. i need this dress. i am desperate for this dress — especially after seeing my sweet friend Tricia wearing aĀ  very similar dress worn 7 ways! so, anyone? anyone? via


this image had me at the art store picking up some new watercolors, brushes & paper…Ā  because the kids stuff just wasn’t cutting it anymore. i am joyfully inspired by the colors, fonts, brush strokes and layout.



she looks so happy! how could you not while wearing this amazing coral & turquoise loveliness?! i am suddenly craving summer — or a warm beachy day. i think i need a photo like this. don’t you think so? via

(via sweethomestyle)

some of you may already know, but i am desperately looking for inspiration for my workspace. i wrote about how important your workspace is and even shared some other space ideas HERE reminds me of my childen’s art wall, but for me! — but i adore this wall full of creative lovliness via



YES! i am definitely making these with my leftover stamp supplies. i am a letter writer and these will be going on some future packages.





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I'm a Christian, married to Lenny, the Gluten Free Dad and raising our 3 kids together on the east coast while enjoying the sun, ocean breezes + cupcakes.

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  1. Love that stamp idea for envelopes so cute. And that turquoise necklace I want that in my life now.

  2. I do believe it is the little things in life that can bring the most joy. I so love to write a note, a dying art! What a cute idea. Love that dress too. I think it would be barely a tunic on me. Tall girls do not always get to wear dresses like that!

    • hey, if i can pull it off at 5’10” — i KNOW you can! šŸ™‚ and yes, it might be tunic-like, but we’ll just have to own it! i love that you stop by!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  3. Aw, how sweet and fun! Love it!
    xo Heidi

  4. Oh, my goodness! Those envelopes are SO adorable. Love the idea of stamping a tag on them. How fun would it be to get a letter like that in the mail?

    Fabulous outfit you put together! It would look wonderful on you. If you get the dress, you’ll have to take a photo in it…or 7. šŸ™‚

    • i know — i have a few foam boards left to make some stamps — too too cute. and yes, your outfits totally inspired me — i am DEFINITELY buying a striped dress!

  5. That dress is perfection! šŸ™‚ Thank you for linking up!