Remember the Bloom Workshop I went to back in June? Not only did I learn a ton of ways to improve this little space of mine, I also met some amazingly talented women. One of them being Haley Baur, the owner of Sweet Sugar Beet, who I connected with immediately over a lack of sleep & sugar beets. Long story short, Haley grew up on a sugar beet farm & I grew up next to the factory that turns them into sugar. Keep Reading
The heat of coral sedum blossoms & the cool of round sedum leaves inspired my recent color crush: Coral + Frost. I walk by them every day at the greenhouse in awe of their color play. It’s a classic game of fire and ice. These two hues aren’t something I’d usually expect would play nice with each other but I’ve been proven wrong by nature—again, and always again—with this dynamic duo. Keep Reading
The Two Wolves
One evening an old Cherokee Chief told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee Chief simply replied, “The one you feed.”
It’s a story my dad sent to me years ago. Keep Reading
It’s been about 1 month since I became a full-time freelance designer & let me tell you, I’ve been learning faster than the lake can bring a storm to shore. Which is to say, terrifyingly fast. I mean, this summer in Michigan, you guys! Crazy fast.
I’ve practiced design for 7 years now & with every project have discovered the most effective pieces to my process while keeping an open mind to tweaks that will make it better. Keep Reading
I was awake all week trying to fulfill the pile of promises I made so by the time Friday rolled around, I was spent. Lesson learned: don’t tell all your clients you’ll have it to them on the same day as everyone else’s. Woah, note taken.
As I drove up to the Hydrangea Blu Barn for the Bloom Workshop at the end of the week, I was miraculously reenergized from all the blooms, treats & group of women who have started their own blogs & businesses. Keep Reading
When a folksy band from Grand Rapids came to town with a dog named, Leonard, looking for a place to stay we immediately said, “Come on over.” We met Brother’s Picker after dinner last weekend when they were playing a gig at Vandermill, a local cider mill & eatery known for their rich spirits, food & atmosphere. After a week full of coffee chats & deadlines, a relaxing dinner with tunes like this was just what I needed. Keep Reading