this one's dedicated to the babe:
here's what the yard looked like in the season of your birth...

we just can't wait until you come out and see it for yourself!
whew, just in tme for baby we have finally completed our sunroom project!
i'm so happy with how it all turned out and can't wait to hang in there this winter with our little one, warm toes, and a beautiful view of our yard...

here's the before and after...

plus some interior shots for inspiration

 {our lovely fiore pendant lamps are from CB2 
and the beautiful brazilian gray slate tiles are from the cleft stone works}

hope this inspires you to turn a rotten old part of your home or life into something so much better... even if it's your scary closet or a bad attitude – dust it up or tear it down and breathe new life into it!
it's an amazing feeling when you're enjoying the fruits of your labor.

happy mid-week friends!

since i'm about to close up shop on all things custom 
i just wanted to show that last two pieces i've created before taking my leave...

this piece was a such a joy to make –
a return customer told me how she had just been proposed to with these words from dr. seuss and how she'd love to have them made into a piece of art as a gift to her fiance...

i love it so much i plan to make it available in my shop for all to enjoy!

and this second piece is a simple and modern ketubah –
i always love the sentiment and traditional wording/signing that goes along with a ketubah.

i think i'll make this one available to the public, too! hooray!

i sure will miss making custom pieces for a while 
but in the meantime i'll be sure to be working diligently on my own little custom piece here at home...

wow, i can't believe the time is actually here!
next wednesday i am accepting my very last custom orders before this baby arrives...
so, if you need that perfect wedding or baby gift please order before noon EST on wednesday october the 10th...

{ooooo the pretty colors – order yours today!}

hopefully i'll have that happy little baby that sleeps soooo wonderfully well and gives me plenty of time to make all your custom wishes come true in the new year. that's a dream, right? well, i'm dreaming it so cross your fingers for me!

{check out this sweet little sleeping baby photographed by the lovely catara carrell!}

in the meantime, i'll be settling my dust so i can rest up before my gauntlet of sleep deprivation. yikes! but i will be setting up some help around here with the regular orders so i'd like to extend a friendly coupon to my loyal viewers. enter HAPPYBABY at the checkout for 20% off your entire order from now until november 1st.

stock up now for the holidays so you can enjoy and relish the time in the moment.
at least that's my plan... and i'm sticking to it.

oooh check out my 2013 best year ever calendars on creative bloq –
of course, i am totally honored to be chosen as one of the 
"twenty stunning examples of calendar design for 2013"... 

and they mentioned me falling pregnant – oh, how i love that terminology!