Alex Apland pottery mug

Alex Apland's pottery beams with a natural love of the outdoors. Her sweeping mountain landscapes, shadowy treelines and coastal beach motifs are unmistakably inspired by the Pacific Northwest surroundings where they're created. The PNW is a region I hope to explore someday, until then, I will satisfy my wistfulness with lovely ceramic testaments to it's... Continue Reading →

Scumugs: Custom Banner planter

"Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so and hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay." Robert Frost's poem published in 1923, along with S.E. Hinton's classic work, The Outsiders, serve... Continue Reading →

Callahan Ceramics: Constellation mug

As my forty-first birthday approached with little fanfare (we were busy celebrating other happy family milestones) the lack of festivity instilled in me the need to treat myself. With no New York City celebration to ring in my new decade as it had last year, I settled for a quiet morning sipping coffee on our... Continue Reading →

Pin Pal and partial pin collection

I've made no secret of my penchant for pins and pennants, and if I have, well, the secret's out. Collecting these little enamel tokens of my favorite fandoms truly brings me joy. But what's a fan to do when her burgeoning pin collection out-measures the length of her library badge lanyard? Enter Ardent Adornment.┬áThe perfect... Continue Reading →

Element Botanicals Winter release: Earth perfume

Spurred on by the magic-tinged scented oils showcased by artisan perfume treasure-hunting blogger friends, I've dipped my first toes into the indie perfume world. The Winter release by Element Botanicals' wildcrafted offering, Earth. I'm in tune with the idea of a seasonal perfume change for one that embodies the characteristics of each season. This is... Continue Reading →

Jake Ford Ceramics: Rainy day Mug

Hello all. It's early on, but the way 2018 is progressing makes me want to crawl into the nook of this photo and not come out until Spring. Conceding I'm provided books, tea and plenty of pup snuggles, of course. If there's one thing I know that perks up dreary downcast Winter mornings however, it... Continue Reading →

Holiday Decor 2017

As I sit here on a snowy Friday afternoon, home from work thanks to a severe 12-hour stomach bug, I realize that Christmas is only 10 days away. Disheartened by the thought at first, knowing that I won't accomplish all the shopping, gathering, wrapping, cooking, visiting and general christmasing I've planned in that time. Also... Continue Reading →

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