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It's the new year... time for a fresh start. A lot will be packed into 2013 and I can't wait for all of it to unfold and bloom into a new beginning. My orchids survived yet another move and have found a happy place in the large front windows of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at greenheart
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I couldn't wait any longer and L got her first {mini} haricut tonight... snips of golden locks to be saved forever. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at greenheart
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it's early Fall and the weather is gorgeous in NC, so we started the day with a hike at Umstead Park... and then ended it with a glass of wine on the porch for me... and a late day nap for L... In the evening, I whipped this {easy, yummy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at greenheart
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so far beauty school has gone a little like this... fingerwaves... pin curls... fingerwaves and pincurls... and a whole lot of brushing... It turns out my college art classes and 10 years of making jewelry {that really built up my finger dexterity} are paying off... I'm pretty darn good at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at greenheart
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today was the first day of school for both of us... Lila was a pro and I can now do a shapely C on the side of one's head. Lila declared that the best part was that we get to do it again tomorrow. I love a happy beginning. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at greenheart
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one of my favorite spots... a covered deck, nestled in a stand of one hundred year old beech trees during a late summer thunderstorm. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2012 at greenheart
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she wakes at 7 on the dot... this morning she insisted on "helping" me with my early {before L wakes up} morning photoshoot. hooray for new gems... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2012 at greenheart
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I spent the better part of August {:'the antonym of awesome' as dooce put it} holding my breath... scared that if I let go that the ground beneath me would surely fall and I'd be swallowed up forever. But, today starts September and a deep, much needed breath of fresh... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at greenheart
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ready to become something new. stay tuned. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at greenheart
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Melange {my old stomping ground} just started one of my favorite yearly events... the Isda & Co. fall trunk show. The shop gets the entire Fall line of Isda, so you get to play 'buyer' and pick and choose what pieces will be perfect just for you... plus Melange offers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at greenheart
It's not the same one, but close.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2012 on beach getaway... at greenheart
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the best way to end a Monday... and start a Tuesday... Lila and I skipped town yesterday and took a short drive east for a little vacay with extended family... a house right on the beach and warm water on my toes... a girl could get used to this. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at greenheart
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It's been sweltering hot here... in the summer months when the temp soars, the last thing I want to do is put on a big, heavy necklace. So these light layers and thin hoops have been my go-mix all week long. {greenheart solo wrap necklace, greenheart pure summer necklace -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at greenheart
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gifted from auntie M's garden... these colorful blooms have been soaking up the sunshine and hot weather in our backyard. They seem to scream 'hello summertime!' Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at greenheart
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well, hello there! we've been taking a little summer staycation and catching up after all the hoopla of June. Lila had a lovely fun-filled birthday {and all before the heatwave REALLY decided to set in here, thank goodness} It all started off with the first birthday card that Lila got... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at greenheart
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This morning, I learned how to do a 5 strand braid thanks to this video {via my friend, Rachel's pinterest} it turned out to be the perfect backdrop for a little color-pop-earring. I paired that with my neutral, everyday necklaces {they haven't come off in quite a while}... and a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at greenheart
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Lila's third birthday is a week away! I love sending a handmade paper invite for special parties, especially birthdays. Some juicy colors, an envelope liner, and a little attention to detail can take a small budget a long way. L is getting so excited for her big day {re: talking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at greenheart
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It's hot and sticky here, down south. Summer is in full swing and it's time to break out some new 'dos to keep the neck sweat at bay. {neck sweat. gross.} The other morning I was in a rush so I sprayed some dry shampoo {my new favorite thing} on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at greenheart
I would add a la mer wrap watch and a pair of AG stilts! xo.
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For my birthday, Meredith took Lila and I to The Orchid Trail, which consists of 7 greenhouses full of wall-to-wall orchids... it's all tucked away in a little town between here and Raleigh. I am in love with everything about this place. How was I ever to decide what to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at greenheart
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gems finally made their way into the box. a nice way to start the new week... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2012 at greenheart
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{Birthday rainbow caught on an early morning coffee run} I took a week off from almost everything to celebrate turning 33. It was a long respite from the year now known as the-one-that-sucked. 32 was hard. I ain't gonna lie. We lost two of our most loved ones, we had... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at greenheart
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I finished the first of my summer projects this past week... my Grandmother's headboard. I originally hoped to sand it down to unfinished wood. But, as soon as I started sanding, I discovered the piece was actually particle board. So, I switched gears and decided to paint it with black... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at greenheart
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A big thanks to all the ladies who came to happy hour with us... it was such a fun night, filled with tons of good girl chatter, exciting announcements and lots and lots to jewels! {not to mention some amazing cupcakes from my cousins... I'll have them share the recipe... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at greenheart
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confession: I am a lazy music lover. lazy. I can't even remember the last album I actually bought... it was before itunes, that's for sure. Pandora has become my long lost best friend, the one that always making cool new mixes for you. I went on a quest for the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at greenheart