Mermaid Life

  “there are a million fish in the sea- but you my dear, are a mermaid.”   Maybe because I have been focusing so much of my drawing board on the boys and was pink deprived- or maybe because I am in desperate  need of some mermaid life by the pool- aka: dipping in the […]

welcome summer!

School ends for us this Tuesday, June 24th- and I feel like I’m a kid waiting for Christmas morning!  I try and have a few simple things set up for the boys- even the big guy- to make a little “Woo-HOO” of  it all! Last year, I broke out the window markers and painted the […]

Surf Shack

Summer is here, surf’s up and the SURF SHACK page Kit is now in the Shoppe! One of the reasons I crush on this design so much is the colors! The kit has a retro sun-kissed feel that pairs so well with summer photos- and the patterns are bold but not overpowering.  It’s timeless feel will make it a stash fave […]

Ship to Shore Collection

  SHIP TO SHORE is in the shoppe  along with the NANTUCKET PAGE KIT & WAYFARER WORD ART Nantucket 25 Nautical styled paper are packed into this page kit that is “shore” to become one your your favorites- it has classic colors and styles that compliment your memories in a timeless way.  Inside you’ll find lobsters, seashells, nautical maps,madras […]

Working from Home : Summer Time Remix

Working from home has it’s challenges- but working from home during the Summer when you have kids?  It’s like being a ringmaster.  Instead of having a good 6 hour block of time that I can just work straight thru- well, I have some childhood memories to curate.  And really, to me, that’s why I’m working […]

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 […]