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Studio Sketchpad: Vol 1

Sometimes I run across some fun things that don’t necessarily deserve an entire post. So here’s a wee roundup of some of my favorite things right now. Those marbled Easter eggs from Target are my faaaaaavorite (said in Oprah voice). I want errrthang from Mara Hoffman‘s collection for spring. SO GOOD. Those swimsuits! This skirt! Jane
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Plush velvet pumpkins on a coral velvet chair in Pencil Shavings Studio's living room www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Creativity, Exhaustion & Perfectionism

Last week on the way to New York, I read Shauna Niequist’s new book Present over Perfect and it was all I could do to keep from standing up and giving a standing ovation right there on the plane. It’s about abandoning the false allure and societal pressure of perfection and giving in to the
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Tour This: Updated Historic Homes

Historic homes are my absolute favorite; they’re laden with character and a story to be told and I love seeing them when they’re well updated.  A super rare Saturday post for me, but I wanted to throw this out there especially for all you OKC readers: Simon and I were invited to attend a media preview last
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Pergolicious Patios: Three Things to Consider about Pergolas

Ahhh pergolas. They’re so beautiful, breezy and lovely, are they not? Can’t you imagine long, languid afternoons spent around a beautiful teak table while you drink bubbly things with friends under a wisteria-covered arbor? YES.  I’m over at Better Homes & Gardens where I did a roundup of some stunning pergolas, and I’m now coining
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