Sunday, November 6, 2016

Zulily Picks :: November 6th

From "Festive Foliage"

...because I'm obsessed with recreating this gorgeous cottage-y wreath.

 ...because I want wreaths in allllll of my windows this year.


From "Throw A Yuletide Ball"

...because if I can't have wreaths, I want my big picture window to look like this.

Saturday, February 6, 2016


A good friend of mine, who is an amazing professional photographer, agreed to do a year-long photo project with this very non-professional photographer.

We post new pics each Saturday following a particular theme.

Keep up on the fun :: Two Friends Through Two Lenses


Saturday, January 30, 2016


 Making adorable rooms for Big Brother Mouse

Books that make me cry...

Silly Boys

Baby Triptych

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Dream Begins...

Leaning Shanty Farm is my dream.

It has taken me many years to figure out what that dream even was. For years, it was to be on Broadway. Some days I want to be a writer... Other days I want to be a stationer... Sometimes I want to be a stylist...

Finally, I began to think about the things in my life that really made me happy...excited even.
  • Holidays (especially Halloween & Christmas)
  • Special Events (my own & other people's)
  • Making Pretty Things
  • Sharing Pretty Things
  • Being with People who love these things, too
Why not marry all of them together? Combine these things that I love and all the dreams I've dreamt so far, along with the hubby's dream of having a farm again?

Thus began Leaning Shanty.

I say "began," but in all reality I am many, many years away from actually having this farm. I'm currently living in central California (though I'm a native Kentuckian), with only a bit of backyard, but a neighborhood & neighbors that most people dream about. So, until that big move, I've decided to start planning and dreaming away about Leaning Shanty Farm and what it will be one day.

If you'll indulge me, I'd like to share this with you...along with adorable things I come across on the internet and the best bits & pieces of my favorite magazines and home design.

Welcome to Leaning Shanty...Can I get you a cup of coffee?

*edited & reposted