Monday, May 3, 2010

It's been way too long - so I've created a way too long post!

Here's a great way to keep those little bits and pieces displayed so that you'll remember to use them.
For me it's always outa site, outa mind! I found this old yard stick at one of my favorite antique shops, Gingerbread Antiques in Sandy, Utah. I think Charlet may have seen it first, but she was kind enough to let me purchase it. Thanks, Charlet!

 As promised a few posts back, here's a glimpse of what's on my nightstand. There are so many fun things in this photo! My dear Mother-in-law found this Emma journal filled with quotes from the book along with drawings of the characters - so charming!

Then I found this book at this darling children's boutique. It's called Believe and I think it's one of those must have quote books!

Also, check out my own version of a Pottery Barn Charging Station. I modified a small desk organizer as a home for my phone, sunglasses and a notebook - how cool is that? The other cool thing is I got the item on sale - I love me a good Pottery Barn Sale!

I also wanted to share my passion for collecting notebooks. Some of them were gifts from friends (who have excellent taste). I don't know why I'm so drawn to them! I have too many to count and I can scarcely bring myself to write in them for fear of tainting them in some way! How crazy is that? These journals are from Eco Jot, Caroline Gardner, Orla Kiely, See Jane Work, Design by Patti, and Cronicle Books. The colors and patterns always get me!
And here's my latest work in progress. I used very simple painters masking paper to create these flowers ($3 at the home store and the paper will run through the Sissix beautifully). I love how delicate they look. Stole this wonderful flower idea from my friend Patti's wedding decor. Just about the most beautiful wedding ever. So that's all for now, sorry for the long delay in posts! I was really missing it!


  1. So cute, Renae! And I LOVE all those notebooks! Adorable! BTW, I love all your little photos. They look like perfect scenes! Awesome. :)

  2. Love the yard stick idea! :)