What I’d Like for Christmas-

It’s November 30th. And I’m doing it already.  Slipping into a silent freak out about Christmas.  Sometime about two weeks before Thanksgiving, someone in the family will ask if the boys have a Christmas list ready. Christmas list? For Pete’s sake! – I just got the Halloween decorations packed away!  I live in real time- […]

Occupy Thanksgiving!

It’s October 24th.  Halloween is about a week away. I just got back from a trip to Target- and I have to let loose here a little.  Hold on- let me drag over this soapbox… Ok- I know it’s still a bit away, but for some reason, I got into the Thanksgiving spirit a little […]

Love and Pumpkin Guts.

In case you haven’t guessed it, Fall is my most favorite time of year! Yes, summer is awesome- gotta love summer, but OH! Fall is beautiful! I can remember walking to grade school on October days, my breath puffing little white clouds into the crisp morning air- and I would walk in the curb because that’s where all the […]

Getting into the “Spirit” of Halloween

Without fail, the first crisp October day I need to go up to the attic and pull out the cozy sweaters, it’s officially Halloween Season around here! I LOVE Halloween- I always have.  I grew up in an apartment building in NY, so we didn’t have a font porch to decorate, or even windows anyone […]

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 […]