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Getting Outside

Truly a breath of fresh air!  A mere one hour drive from home and we are hiking {uphill – puff, puff}  through beautiful forest and amazing wildflowers.  A short escape from the shop to the Little Bandera Mountain along I-90 – my favorite way to clear my head  and get inspired for a new week. […]


Outdoor inspiration

First real week of summer!  I love this point of potentiality – so many sunny days ahead!  Put a date on the calendar, invite your best buds and plan to dine al fresco!  Our shop is brimming with beautiful books to inspire!  Here are just a few: Season’s, by Donna Hay Donna Hay’s books are […]

One perfect way to begin summer

Summer officially begins when the Slip ‘n Slide comes out!  Not warm enough?  Apparently if you’re in the 3 – 5 year old range there is no such thing.  Blake and Drew are calling the shots today!  {no swimsuits – no problem}  Sunshine + happy little boys = pure joy “I’m hungry!”  OK!  Hot dogs […]


Chalkboard Paper

School’s out, but chalkboard art is definitely in!  Chalkboard paper table covering sets the stage for a playful, casual summer dinner.  Stocked in our shop in rolls of twenty-five feet, just roll it out, add chalk and watch the fun unfold!  Couldn’t be simpler! No need for place cards! Let your guests in on the […]

Stylish hydration – bkr water bottles

Simple, beautiful:  silicone and glass in the freshest colors of the season.  This stylish, new way to carry your water feels good in your hand and looks so great it just might become your favorite little fashion accessory!  

Paper crafting al fresco!

We couldn’t believe our good luck on May Day to have an 80 degree evening for our first Crepe Paper Flower Class!  It seemed just perfect as we set up our paper flower-laden table in the breezeway outside the shop.  Our black chalkboard paper had just arrived {Kitchen Papers} so we used it to cover […]