a chic critique giveaway



Giveaway on the Chic Critique forum blog! Did you enter, yet? Good luck!

{see it in the shop here}


tastes like summer – documenting the meaningful things


I posted this to the Maya Road Design Team blog yesterday. In that post I talk a little bit about why blackberries will always hold a special place in my heart. Have you documented (and journaled) one of your favorites? Especially telling WHY you love it? Typically our favorite things aren’t based on flavor only – but shared experiences with others, and memories built around them.



life has it’s ups and downs

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{this is what happens when all of us gather in front of a camera for an impromptu photo – kind of reminds me of movie out takes for some reason. This is just an iphone snap of the dslr file being viewed on my ipad}

I thought about titling this, “when life kicks you in the teeth…”, because, quite honestly, that’s the way the last few weeks have felt. I’ve been busy with lots of work (yay!), but it’s also kind of stressful, and meant very little sleep. My husband’s job has been through the roof stressful the past two weeks, too. We’re passing laundry back and forth between us like hot potato trying to make sure everyone has clean underwear. If I listed all of the things that have happened in the last couple of weeks, you just wouldn’t believe me. Seriously. Everything from a hit and run on our new vehicle, to my sewing machine dying in the middle of the night, in the middle of a big project.

Instead wallowing in the dumps, I’m trying to focus on looking upward, taking the free moments to breathe a bit, and appreciate the beautiful moments we have had in the midst of everything.

I’ll be back to the blog soon, I promise! I love sharing here, and have plenty that I’m wanting to post! In the mean time, if you’re looking for a bit of a daily update, pop in on the facebook page or visit my IG account where I’m able to microblog a bit of what’s going on!



shop announcement


I’ve recently changed my shop policies to reflect a different philosophy on the goods that I stock. Because I choose unique fabrics and supplies, I’m not planning to stock more than ten of any particular item – some may be stocked with as few as two. This will roll over new items in the shop much more quickly, and keep things fresh. It also stays far away from a “mass produced” feel for the shop – just the way I like it. I love being able to come up with new items, and constantly focusing on restocking already existing items kept me from being able to do that.

I’m SO looking forward to the coming months, and keeping things FRESH! Be sure to stop by the shop and see the current listings!

- scarf camera straps-                      -ruched camera strap covers-                         -rustic ruffles camera strap covers-


summer won’t last forever


Enjoy the holiday weekend! And on a side note, when I looked at this photo in post, I was again reminded to pick up my big girl camera. Iphones are awesome, but not as awesome as my baby.