Posts by Noelle

bringing ornaments into Mother’s Day and funerals

ornament hanging from vase

Last fall while having a coffee date with one of my oldest friends she told me that she has the ornaments she bought from me hanging in her kitchen. Then another customer sent me a photo of her ornament hanging from the top knob on a canister.  hmmm, it got me thinking.  Why can’t these…

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can a door knob change the feel of a room?

Nothing is safe from paint in the home of a creative soul. I’ve had so much fun the last couple years as we’ve made over our kitchen.  We’ve strived to have a rustic, European feel to the kitchen.  There has been one spot though that has had me stumped… until today. So this is the…

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from neutrals to colorful – new art options

lime and purple colors

Spine art and yoga art get some more colors! When I created the soulful yoga line a few years back it was neutral and calming intentionally. Deliberate spots of color in the flowers coordinated to the chakras of the poses in each piece of artwork where the main color features. It’s been fun with time…

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New cards I wish you’d never need but you will

What do you say when the unspeakable happens? When someone you care about gets a terminal diagnosis? Or a birthday of your sister’s deceased husband is coming… you want to say something, do something… These cards helps you say something. The thing we too often do is we avoid people when things like these happen.…

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How we travel hacked our way to Hollywood

Have you ever heard the term “Travel Hacking”?  Until last year I really hadn’t paid attention. Last summer while working LONG days on my wholesale catalog I found myself binge watching (listening) a course on travel hacking.  What is travel hacking?  It’s finding cheap and free ways to travel basically.  Let me share my secrets…

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New is good

Something unexpected has happened in the last year. It’s so easy as a mom and wife to put ourselves and our goals in the background.  Last summer when I put together my wholesale catalog, presented my work at the wholesale show… something in me broke open. More than anything to do with wholesale… I kept…

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From 70’s closet to cozy reading nook

closet converted to reading nook

Cozy reading nook for under $100…. yes please. Last year we ripped out a closet upstairs between the kid’s rooms. It was gloriously 1070’s in every way.  There was nothing wrong with the closet other than… we’ve minimalized so much we just don’t need closet space up there.  So instead we’ve decided to convert the…

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life 10 years after a big loss

I am alive - Noelle

10 years since my mom has passed away. I wrote this today, and wanted to share it here in case it can offer perspective or help to anyone. Whether it’s been 10 years or 1 week.   It’s 10 years since my sweet mom passed unexpectedly. It’s amazing how life can change in a moment.…

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