Category Archives: life

5 things to do with 48 hours in carmel

We took a trip early this summer to visit Carmel-by-the-Sea. Every year Matt and I try to get away kid-free for a couple days. We were invited to visit, and I am thrilled we went. It...

lively work balance

Everyone of us hits a space in life where things seem tipsy, a little chaotic, and euphoric all at the same time. It’s moments like these that I’ve most often found something amazing about to happen. Writing...

#TheNextStep forward

Sometimes, taking the first step is the hardest part. Every time we launch a new project I get the same butterfly feelings and nervous anxiety – but in the end I am always glad it happened....

my real life pinterest board

I have a confession to make. I’ve been a pinner all my life. Have you? Since a very young age I would find things I loved – photos that inspired me – and tear them out...

we’re hiring + a summer update

We reached a huge milestone this week – we finished production on the book that will be coming out next summer! It feels so good to have that HUGE project done, and I am crazy excited...

photos on the go

This post is brought to you by HP. We are smack dab in the middle of family vacation season over here! Last week was the Pacific Northwest and this coming week we are headed to see family...

trust your gut

Most of my business decisions I make with my gut (that and my crazy 2 am crafting dreams). It is one of the pure joys of running the show around here. Something seems right and I...

fourth of july instagram takeover

With the holiday week upon us I am ready for a quick trip planned to the coast. We are really excited to be visiting the Red Wood Forest for the first time (any great tips?). We will be stopping...

my kids in the studio

It’s about time to say goodbye to June – is anyone else in disbelief about that? With the huge book deadlines I’ve been working on (I am so excited to share that we are half way done!)...

a weekend in surprise boxes

Everything around our place is in boxes, ready for next week’s move. I can’t wait to share more about all the plans I have for our new place (and studio!) soon. In the meantime we are looking...

tea party manners for kids

Teaching my kids how to act appropriately at parties is a high value around here. Having young children around can either make a party the best or the make it the absolute worst few hours of your week (all depending...

Honeycomb wreath + weekend links

I am feeling so incredibly relieved this weekend. Matt is FINALLY home from the hospital after a 12 day stay, I made it over the blizzardy-snowy mountain for a spring shoot with Pictilio, and my in-laws...

Love at home

Happy Valentine’s Day! No matter how you are celebrating love today, I hope it is great. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard last Thursday that Matt was admitted to the...

Blogging conferences, year-by-year

Happy weekend! As I continue to process everything from the Alt Summit this past week, I am realizing the biggest factor to having success at a blogging conference is to know why you are there. This year marked...

Vive La Fete + happy weekend

As soon as I set eyes on the work that Frieda creates at Lab 71 I knew her book would become an instant favorite. I cannot read a word of the text in Vive La Fete, yet it...

Using Mantras For Work/Life Balance

The new year always prompts me to re-evaluate everything. Throw out the sofa, change the wall color, and update my schedule. This year I have been thinking more than ever about the balance between work and home....

From Us to You

Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas week! These are our family Christmas cards that went out this year (Minted always has such stylish cards). I wish that I could send one to each of you… We...

Ballerina Buns and Birthdays This Weekend

We are off for a weekend jaunt to San Francisco to celebrate the twins birthday. I am taking the girl into the city to see the Nutcracker where we will be sporting fancy dresses and ballerina buns. The...

Artful Blogging

I am really excited to share about the Artful Blogging magazine. An entire magazine devoted to blogging! They chose to feature A Subtle Revelry in their latest issue (hitting newsstands today). It was fun to share...

The Old Granite Street Eatery

We recently photographed a few Thanksgiving ideas (Can you believe it will be November tomorrow?) at my favorite restaurant in Reno, the Old Granite Street Eatery. Last year’s move to Reno was not an easy one for me, but...

celebrate like an Italian

My mom likes to shares stories from her childhood about the bar my great grandma owned in Nigara Falls. How they would close it down for any holiday, and the entire family would stream in. They’d...

the pumpkin patch

This post is sponsored by The Grow Method. It’s the brand new way of feeding your family in the 21st century. Try it, share it, like it, and together we’ll make sure everyone has enough to eat, always. My daughter...

blogbash NYC

My trip to NYC, like this photo, was a beautiful blur. Matt and I were in the city toddler free for a total of 27 hours (We only slept for three of them!). Attending the blog...