loveandsplendor Reading aloud to the mummy she made at our library craft time this morning // This girl has the sweetest, most nurturing spirit. Love her so so much. #gratitude 16h

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loveandsplendor Loving these #rosyrings candles I included in the farewell gifts at the #loveandsplendorworkshops. With scents like tomato vine, fireside, earl grey and sea salt, there's something for everyone. Check out the blog today (link in profile) for a chance to win one! #candles #giveaway 2d
  •   greysonsmama Mmmm... earl grey! I'll have to check these out. 2d
  •   amandaauer Earl grey!!! 2d
  •   liner_line47 1 of each, lol 2d
  •   heavenly_blooms OMG - Rosy Rings are my favorite. I carried them in my retail store 12 years ago. The scents are so spot on and amazing. Happy to see they are still around. 1d

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loveandsplendor Another day, another park. Just a little check in from Olive! #myheart #littlemomentsthatfeelbig #pressplay 3d

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loveandsplendor Good morning & happy Sunday! Freshly baked banana bread and time in the Word = perfect start to the day. Hope you all have a sweet morning! xo #morningslikethese #bananabread #fallisforbaking 4d

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loveandsplendor Made for each other: Saturday morning biscuits and @solsticecanyon cardamom and clove almond butter. It tastes like autumn comfort. Now off to prep for some weekend guests -- nothing gets my house cleaned faster! #morningslikethese 5d

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loveandsplendor Still processing the beauty that was the #loveandsplendorworkshops -- forgive me because I can't.stop.posting about this beautiful experience. Until we see the gorgeous film photos from @imryanray, you can read a bit on the blog (link in profile) about my heart and what's next. Thank you again for all of your encouragement, support and love; I am truly blessed. #teamiseverything // cc: @imryanray @lavidamichy @thewashbow @foundrentals @jl_designs @latavolalinen @casadeperrin @heirloomla @thevenuereport @ilovelucies @sweetnsaucyshop @flipboothla @annerobincallig @solsticecanyon @malvimallow @arentalconnection #rosyrings 6d

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loveandsplendor More from the welcome dinner of the #loveandsplendorworkshops in the @heirloomla #hlasalon. Chef @matthewpoley prepared each course before our eyes: from a stunning seasonal salad, to handmade pasta, to buffalo short ribs (!!!) and flourless chocolate cake. I designed the event with a subtle newspaper theme, with black & white everything, graphic linens by @latavolalinen, flowers by @jl_designs, tabletop wares by @casadeperrin and furniture by @foundrentals. The menus were styled like a newspaper front page (xo @kristinslocum for bringing my vision to life) and placecards were lettered by @annerobincallig. Wondering what those favors are?? Since it was night 1, I wanted to share "just a taste" of the experience ahead. So, I included two foodie essentials: a wonderful ascolana olive oil by @ilfustino and a slick personal slide tin of hand harvested sea salt by @jacobsensaltco. Thinking about this night and all the laughs shared makes my heart burst. #gratitude 6d

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loveandsplendor My girl. We went to replenish our apple stash today with these perfectly crisp Fujis from @gopherglenapples Olive insisted on bringing her beloved Fifi and "wand" to the orchard, too. While she can be camera shy, Olive couldn't get enough today. She kept saying, "Take my picture mama!" How could I resist?? #littlemomentsthatfeelbig 7d

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loveandsplendor Farewell dinner gifts for the #loveandsplendorworkshops were tucked into humble wooden boxes tied up with jute ribbon. Pretty placecards by the lovely @annerobincallig Contents included scrumptious (raw, unpasteurized, organic) cardamom and clove almond butter by @solsticecanyon, gourmet @malvimallow treats, my favorite #rosyrings candles (in scents like earl grey, tomato vine, sea salt and fireside), #homart matches and some of my homemade gluten free granola in pretty @weckjars. A bundle of fragrant herbs by @jl_designs made these boxes extra special. I think a lot of my Christmas packages will be presented the same way. 7d
  •   courttoney Gorgeous! 7d
  •   janetkwakkim What a treat! 7d
  •   sweetladycook Gorgeous! 7d
  •   jl_designs It was perfect! You outdid yourself! 7d
  •   liner_line47 Have been following your every word/pic since the beginning of your exhilarating workshop. You are so warm & sincerely generous to All who assisted you in making this event a tremendous success . You exude joy & gratitude. I'm sure that all the attendees were bursting with enthusiasm & expert guidance 7d
  •   redflowernyc @palomamele look at the matches! 6d
  •   utterlyengaged Amazing! 5d

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loveandsplendor Loooooved the inspiration-to-reality table that I presented with @jl_designs. This #delft inspired tabletop was created with @foundrentals wooden table + chairs and a gorgeous blue rug to ground it all. Pretty "Wedgwood" blue linens from @latavolalinen created a lovely anchor to the patterns and textures everywhere else. Our friends at @casadeperrin brought in their blue fleur de lys chargers, blue garden collection china, teak flatware, blue goblets, champagne coupes, Czech crystal and sparkling salt cellars. Carissa of @jl_designs completed the look with graceful Dutch tulips, ranunculus, hyacinth and more, arranged in my vintage #delftware and some natural wood vases. The white candlesticks and verdant greenery kept the look fresh and light, despite the heavy use of pattern. I wanted a chic interpretation of a very traditional look. Carissa said I stretched her cleaner aesthetic with this whimsical table and I loved that. Her versatility as a designer is what makes her so amazing at what she does. Can't wait to see how the brilliant @imryanray captured it all! #loveandsplendorworkshops 1w

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loveandsplendor Already missing these two. SO thankful for @imryanray and @caryray: two of the most talented, generous, loving hearts in all the world. It meant the world to me to have you both here supporting the #loveandsplendorworkshops. Love you both; see you soon!!! xox 1w

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loveandsplendor Love this pic of some of the attendees of the first #loveandsplendorworkshops Aren't they a gorgeous group?? I'm humbled to have spent the last three days with them, sharing my heart and being inspired by theirs. Each woman was so passionate, creative, curious, intelligent and kind. Can't wait to see each of them soar!! I meant it when I told you ladies to keep in touch; I hope to remain a resource and cheerleader for you far into the future. #youdoyou // from our farewell dinner at @thewashbow, scouted by @thevenuereport 1w

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loveandsplendor Special delivery to the @acehotel // My super sweet & thoughtful husband @eswanson0 sent me 100 (!) long stem roses today to congratulate me on the #loveandsplendorworkshops. Yep, I cried. So grateful for the love we share, which inspires what I do for other lovebirds. See you soon babe! 1w

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loveandsplendor Soooo honored to have had my great friend and favorite chef @matthewpoley of @heirloomla cook for tonight's farewell dinner (and Sunday's welcome dinner). He killllllled it (per usual) with a menu featuring crispy pork belly, warm sunchoke salad, wild coho salmon, zucchini fritters, chilled leek vichyssoise and more... I can never get enough of his beautiful meals. #loveandsplendorworkshops 1w

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loveandsplendor Me and a bunch of my favorite ladies in the biz: @lavidamichy @laurenatfound @1011makeup @foundrentals @jl_designs //truly grateful for each of these lovely ladies. @thewashbow #loveandsplendorworkshops 1w

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loveandsplendor Reunited Love my @caryray so so much; what a blessing she is to my soul. #loveandsplendorworkshops 1w

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loveandsplendor Final prep before guest arrival for the final night of #loveandsplendorworkshops // @thewashbow (Thank you to @thevenuereport for helping us find this incredible spot for our farewell dinner!) @imryanray @foundrentals @heirloomla @jl_designs @casadeperrin @ilovelucies @sweetnsaucyshop @latavolalinen @annerobincallig @arentalconnection 1w

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loveandsplendor Another perfect moment at @thewashbow with @foundrentals @jl_designs #loveandsplendorworkshops // Those Gary architect drawers are my fav, as is that stunning tufted couch! 1w
  •   arinabphotog Perfection! 1w
  •   roamsweethome Do you accept interns?? How do I get to be a fly on the wall (who helps in every way possible) !!? 1w
  •   veronicaskim Congrats angel! 1w
  •   boxedheartdesign All the vignettes posted are incredible! Wish we were there! 1w

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loveandsplendor One of my favorite details tonight: an apple stand with my favorite @gopherglenapples Kinda perfect that I brought "splendor" and "heaven sent" apples. Stunning setup by @foundrentals @jl_designs and Edison bulbs from @arentalconnection. Lovely chalkboard signage (done on the fly!) by the sweetest @missmultee #loveandsplendorworkshops 1w

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loveandsplendor Utterly perfect vignette with @foundrentals and @jl_designs at tonight's farewell dinner at @thewashbow. Crimson, inky blue, leather. We make a killer team, ladies! #loveandsplendorworkshops 1w

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