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Lori McDonough
I'm a married artist with 3 kids, a dog, and a creative soul.
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Hi Friends! I appreciate all of you so much. Please enjoy and share these FREE printable Valentines and know that they came straight from my heart! xo Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at fresh picked whimsy
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BIG things are happening at whimsy studios! Last month, a whole line of products (like the flag featured in the picture above) featuring my art premiered with Studio M...a leading provider in the artful home and garden décor market. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at fresh picked whimsy
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I am so grateful for the support and encouragement and love that I receive from all of my blog, IG and FB followers. You guys are such great cheerleaders! Thank you! So, let me give it back to you with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at fresh picked whimsy
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I know, I know...it's January and I'm just now posting pics from our Christmas Pop Up. I'm trying to play catch up. There's so much going on in the studio right now, but I don't want to bypass all of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at fresh picked whimsy
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Dreamy, Lovely, Cozy, Octobery Yes, yes, I just made up that word. But, it describes our weekend sale perfectly! The weather on Friday was grey and chilly, which made our pop up shop so inviting! But then on Saturday, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at fresh picked whimsy
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Well, that went fast. Summer, what was your hurry? I thought we were having fun and stuff and then you had to go and run off... there was a brand new firepit to enjoy... and family fun at an Indians... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at fresh picked whimsy
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This is the meal that we had every single Sunday night when I was growing up. {minus the wine} Yes, we call it macaroni and meatballs. We call all pasta 'macaroni'. We also call the tomato sauce 'gravy'. Most Italian... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at fresh picked whimsy
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It's the fastest week of the year. We count down the days leading up to it...and they go by at a snail's pace. And then, BOOM! It's over. Gah! Take me back!!!! We spent last week in our happy place,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at fresh picked whimsy
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No, your eyes don't deceive you...I'm actually blogging. Yep, blogging! My sister Kim likes to send me snarky texts about my lack of new blog posts because she checks my blog regularly. At this point, she's probably the only one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at fresh picked whimsy
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hello, friends Let's pretend that it hasn't been months since I last blogged. ok? I promise that everything is ok. I've sincerely just been crazy busy. And as always, when I've lagged in my blogging...I've missed it. So, I'm back.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at fresh picked whimsy
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Gosh, i hope you can come! I promise to put you in the holiday spirit with all kinds of holiday goodness and cheer! xo Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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Wow These striped pumpkins were "the" item to buy at the pop up shop. Who knew? I've painted them for my friends in years past...just a silly little gift that i left on their doorstep each October. For the sale,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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Finally getting around to blogging about our first ever fall open studio... the Whimsy Studios Yummy October Pop Up Shop! It was amazing!!! As i told you before, i had some special guests join me for this sale. We had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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{print available in the shop} Maybe I'm showing my age, but i love to stay home. Yup, that's right, i'm a homebody. Although i might have to make another print; only this time it would be a wine glass instead... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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i think everyone needs to be reassured from time to time. This new print is available in the shop now, and it will remain at a lower price than my other prints, to make it a little easier for you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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are you still there? i've been a bad blogger. i know. Seasons end and begin and i didn't make a peep. Online that is. i have been working like a crazy woman here, behind the scenes in the studio preparing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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And just like that...summer is over. Okay, i know...on the calendar there are still weeks to go before the first official day of fall. But, when my kiddos go back to school...for me...it's over. We're getting ready to send our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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Last weekend we drove down to Georgia to attend the wedding of my sister's stepson Nathan and his lovely girlfriend, Audrey. I was honored to make their invitations at their request... It was held on a beautiful farm deep in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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Been working on new whimsy studios things for the upcoming holidays. Playing with ideas that have been rolling around in my noodle. These newbies are straight out of my sketchbook... and even a little Christmas in July!... I've got so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
Lori McDonough is now following Katie Joy
Jul 7, 2014
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Growing up, my parents worked hard and made sacrifices throughout the year so that we could go on our vacation to the Cape every summer. It was very important to them that we would have those two weeks of uninterrupted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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We spent one glorious day on Martha's Vineyard. Or, should i say Mahtha's Vinyahd. We got up early and took the ferry. It's a quick 45 minute trip to the island. When we left the port at Wood's Hole on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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This place is so unique in so many ways. The sea life, the houses, the history. New England eye candy. Unlike anywhere i've ever been. Let me show you... they use crushed seashells for mulch. um...yes, please! see! everywhere you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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Growing up, i spent every summer vacationing on Cape Cod with my family. that's me...and a crab We lived on the east coast and the trip was easy. We went for 2 weeks and met the same families up there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy
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i know, i know...graduation season is just about over. But, i wanted to share my graduation cash card anyway. I had to come up with something clever that wasn't too cutesy for all of Riley's close friends. The quote on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at fresh picked whimsy