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 […]

NEW in the Shop | PS I LOVE YOU

It’s mid February and there is love in the air for sure- for SO MANY happy things in my life- and that feeling has worked it’s way onto the drawing board  in my new design, PS I LOVE YOU. My hope was to have this design work with stories beyond February 14th- because hey! there […]

NEW in the Shop | TRUE COLORS

Right now it’s a bitter cold February in New York and If you’re like me- you are SO READY for some bright happy colors to tell your stories with!  No worries! I have a fun new playset to help you do just that!  Check out the new Mini Kit in the shop, TRUE COLORS!  It’s packed full of delicate girlie pretties […]

Crafting the JOY and “meh” of Winter

I have a love-hate relationship with winter. Come November 1 after all the pumpkin spice palooza- I can’t wait to cozy things up with knits and layers and all things comfy-cozy, and then comes the magic of the holidays, the thrill of the first snow and the delight of slow cooked dinners and nights by […]

The Joy of Challenges

After the holidays where we give so much of ourselves to others, January gives us a welcome chance to look inward and see how we can refill our own buckets.  It’s also the time of year at the Lilypad when we host a “Month of Challenges”  where each day a different memory keeping challenge is […]

Jump start your layouts | looking backwards

It’s been said that photographs are a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. I love that thought. Because, if we can return to a time- then it’s never really lost is it? Not to us, or to anyone who can see and read and feel what that image means to us. We can tell […]

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 […]