Stroll down CHESTNUT LANE

Halloween is behind us- and there is no doubt the the Holiday season is in the air.  But if you have been following me for awhile- you know I am one who likes to slow it down a little and enjoy the autumn goodness that November has to offer.  The cozy at home vibes inside […]

New in the Shop | A is for Autumn

Summer has officially collapsed into Fall and we now have happy September stories to tell!  I am so in the mood for some crisp happy Autumn vibes! So I packed them onto the drawing board to create my new design, A is for Autumn!  This design has a crisp, bright retro vibe and is filled with papers and ellies that […]

Hello September!

We are set to start school in just a few days- the calendars and schedules have been updated, new school shoes are under each boy’s bed and the backpacks are packed with new supplies are ready to carry my guys into a new school year.  7th grade and Junior year college. *Deep breath.* The one […]

Do you BEE-LEAF in the Magic of Fall?

Hi guys! September is here and I have to admit- it’s the start of my very favorite time of the year- AUTUMN!  So, even though the pool is still open, and the AC is humming, I am dreaming of all things apple and pumpkin and boots and sweaters and *sigh, Fall! That feeling worked its way onto my drawing […]

Unboxing the JOYFUL PLANNER | McIntosh Edition

Hi guys! So many of you have dropped me a note asking for a return of the JOYFUL PLANNER collection– I’ve decided to make it  a regular design in the shop- starting this month! Say hello to the JOYFUL PLANNER | McIntosh Edition Desk set! You’ve told me what you like best is that it’s more than a […]

Autumn is a Second Spring

  Here in New York City, nature doesn’t always take the spotlight.  Sure, there is awesome eye candy all around, but you have to look hard to find a pretty flower or stunning natural wonders occurring naturally. Except during the fall.  Even the most humble tree in the bleakest of landscapes will  bloom in such vibrant colors […]

NEW in the Shoppe | McIntosh

Fall is in the Air! I am a die hard fan of all things pumpkin when it comes to Autumn- but let there be no mistake- around here, one of the very first signs of the season are the big baskets of bright, crisp apples and the farmers stand!  Flanked by big potted mums they welcome in […]

Simplifying December with Traveler’s Notebooks

Especially this time of year, when there are so many stories to be captured- I wanted to make it a point to scrap more often- to tell more stories- but in a simpler way. I love Project Life- and I am a big fan of mini books. It’s only natural then that my attention has […]

Crafting a Joyful Thanksgiving

I recently read a terrific article about the joy of anticipation.  It brought to mind a wisdom I try to live by- the joy of the ride is just as important as the thrill of the destination. It struck me that this month, November, is a journey and a destination all wrapped in one beautiful, […]

Stroll down CHESTNUT LANE

Halloween is behind us- and there is no doubt the the Holiday season is in the air.  But if you have been following me for awhile- you know I am one who likes to slow it down a little and enjoy the autumn goodness that November has to offer.  The cozy at home vibes inside […]

Layout Lookback | October

It is almost time to turn the page on October and welcome a new month! Each month it seems like there is a trend of what joy we put in focus.  October was a month of family moments, days on the game field,  celebrations- and of course, Halloween! Here are a few layouts I wanted […]

craft the joy of WEEKEND VIBES

These days my thoughts have been turning more to the comforts of home-and that comfy vibe worked it’s way onto the drawing board in my new design-WEEKEND VIBES!  It’s filled with all the cozy joys of being indoorsy on the weekend- books, warm cups of goodness, bagels to brunch on, a fireplace to cuddle by and […]

craft the joy of HOWL-O-WEEN

Who said Halloween is just for kids? It’s one of my favorite holidays because of the sheer fun of it all! I love the weather, the pumpkins everywhere- spooky movie marathons- and seeing all the kiddos in their costumes! And of course- all that candy!  And you know who else loves Halloween? The four legged […]