Monday, July 12, 2010

Pretty in Pink

I'm leaving tomorrow for the L.A. Gift Show and wanted to take a second to post a little pretty! A small sampling of Mixing Whimsy must-haves! I've been working/playing all winter long creating new products and am off to share the love. Because really, isn't that what it's all about? The love....

It isn't about the product. Not really. It isn't about your store and whether or not my product will work in your store. Not really. It isn't even about the bottom line. (Of course these things are important but they aren't what it's all about.)

It's about the inspiration. Pure and simple. It's about seeing the "pretty" in my booth, or the booth next door,and feeling the pull way down deep in your belly. You know what I'm talking about. It's that tug in your heart that inspires you to go out into the world to make your own "pretty" - a gourmet meal, a love song, or a watercolor of those beautiful pink roses in your garden. Whatever it is that makes you sing, that makes you smile, that makes you say YES! That's what it's all about.

So, I ask you....what is it that makes you smile? XO

Monday, July 5, 2010

We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

Ok, so we didn't really move to the country but compared to where I used to live this is definitely country. And we have the critters to prove it! Our house backs up to a creek and is surrounded by beautiful oak trees so we get a fair amount of "traffic" from the neighbors.

This little guy got caught in the strawberry net. Good for him but not so good for the berries!

These little pups hang out quite a bit in our backyard and think nothing of the paparrazi showing up for photo shoots! They're really fun to watch and are not to dissimilar to "human pups" - what with chasing, biting, wrestling, and even crying out when things get too rough!

We have our fair share of deer too but I never seem to have my camera when they come to visit. Give me a little time and I'm sure they'll be eating out of my hand in no time!

This is a partial view from my studio. Works for me!

And this is a peek from my master bathroom. Also works for me!

Just a little snapshot into our piece of paradise. I'm off next week to the L.A. Gift Show so I have lots of new products to show you. For now, I need to step away from this computer and enjoy the view for a while. XO