Hi just a pop in to say hello….I will be out of town for the next few days but do have an exciting? post scheduled for tomorrow as well as a wonderful giveaway you will not want to miss. Hope your week is going well….. For all who asked, no my Pet Love Contest has not happened, but it will in a few weeks.? I more than reached my maximum of pictures so unfortunately cannot take any more submissions, stay tuned, you will LOVE the “contestants’! Ready to get started with my randomness? Let’s go………. MY NEW SOFA!? After a looooong wait, I got the gorgeous new EJ Victor sofa for my living room. Love it, its done in a cream raw silk (but upholstery weight) and we did tonal pillows as I will have pillows made eventually from the fabric I choose for the eventual chairs but in the meantime the blue pillows look gorgeous on it. Love the detailing on the bouillon fringe/tape and this is such a comfortable sofa..its down filled and fabulous, worth the wait. GORGEOUS CUSTOM ARTWORK. I always talk about how awestruck I am by anyone who has been given the amazing gift of being a naturally gifted artist. Jeanne from I Dream Of is one such talent. Her work just bowls me over every time! I have worked with her a few times and each time was just mesmerized by the result. I love the beautiful gingers jars I commissioned her to draw and she took it one step further and sent me the most wonderful surprise!! Imagine how excited I was to open this pretty package! She had the art matted and ready to be framed and included some wonderful ginger jar gift tags….LOVE IT ALL! These are now a focal point of inspiration as I work on a new office for myself this summer.? Thanks Jeanne….if you have a project in your future, you must consider uber talented Jeanne. Click here to visit her at her blog, I Dream Of where you can also find her contact information. I had to share two earlier commissions from Jeanne, can you get over how talented she is!! ?AN AMAZING TIME LAPSE VIDEO. I found this on Pinterest and must say I was immediately intrigued, what a phenomenal idea. I sure wish I had the foresight to do this with my own kids… what an amazing keepsake of your child growing up! Here is an excerpt about this video- An?incredible 14 years in the making, this viral video?shows?Lotte Hofmeester grow from a baby to a beautiful teen in a mere 4 minutes and five seconds. Lotte’s father,?Frans?Hofmeester, started taking video of his daughter as soon as she was born on?October 28, 1999. “She was changing at such a rapid pace, that I felt the need to document the way she looked, to keep my memories intact,” he writes on his website.? The result of his perseverence is this?gorgeous tribute to the first 14 years of his daughter’s life, and a heartbreaking?expression of the common experience of all parents who watch their children grow from infants into adults right before their eyes. ?SPRING IS HERE. Finally despite getting a dusting of snow last night (no I am not kidding) I have for the first time seen buds!! Woo hoo this is indeed big news, it means spring is really here and it never felt so good!! Ever so slowly things are starting to bloom and the grass and trees are just starting to turn their beautiful bright green……. A? MOVING VIDEO. This was sent to me and brought me to tears (happy tears). This is something every single person should see and really think about..you will want to share it, I promise! SHOP NEWS. It might seem quiet on the shop front, because I haven’t spoken a lot about it lately but rest assured there is lots going on behind the scenes. The production of the tole line is in full swing and its incredibly exciting! I am looking for a mid June delivery as of right now and will be sure to keep you posted! I am excited to be getting the newest spring/summer bags from Annabell Ingall within the month and have a long list of people waiting on them, such a perfect every day tote, they are dubbed “the perfect summer bag”. If you are one who was interested, there are a few bags left to reserve email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. These will no doubt be sold out right away. I also am getting in all of these goodies early? next week? after a long wait that many have been waiting on as well and I will offer them all up in a really exceptional Steals and Deals next week so be sure to stay tuned, you will not want to miss it as they will be super well priced! And that my friends is about it for here. Hard to believe this weekend is Easter, then it will be Memorial Day, July 4th..it all goes by so fast! Hope your weeks end is a good one, thanks as always for stopping in, wishing everyone a fabulous day…..be back over the weekend. Be sure to check back tomorrow for an amazing giveaway and sponsor introduction:) Until next time…….