Wednesday, April 20, 2016

spring cleaning, one room at a time...

Ahhhhhh, it feels so good to have a day to do a 
thorough cleaning, and relax in a clean room.

Those cement legs on my makeshift door table may be my favorite thing in the whole room.

Well, except maybe my little collection of vintage bottles in that beautifully aged toolbox!

Oliver is as happy as the rest of us to have the windows open and let the fresh air inside,

and see how cozy Captain is as he ponders the meaning of life?  

In the photo with Captain, you can see that the sofa covers are on because, well... dogs.
I took them off as I cleaned the room, and sprinkled the sofas with our 
carpet freshener, because, well... dogs.
I left it on for a little while as I did other cleaning, and then vacuumed it up,
The sofas smell so much fresher, they just make the room feel like spring is in the house!

Now that I have one room in the house cleaned, :)
I'm  eager to get outside in the sunshine and put the patio back together.
This photo is from last summer, and I can't wait to get out there
to relax with the family.

Just in case you are thinking that my days are spent
just sprinkling lavender carpet freshener around my house, 
I thought I would give you a peek at one of my 
latest assemblage necklaces.  

you know, because, well, baubles...  :)

Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Painted Farmgirl & Friends...

It's official, I have a booth to call my own in a local brick and mortar!

 it's just outside of Grand Rapids, MI.
in the sweet town of Hudsonville. 

You can see my booth from the front door, but stop and look around the front 
area before you grab some of our lavender goodness ;)  because there are so many great signs, pillows, flowers, a booth full of vintage clothes, and fabulous vintage goodness everywhere you look!

My booth isn't large by any means, but it does have enough space for an
abundance of our natural lavender laundry and cleaning products, 
as well as my soldered vintage marbles, soldered initials,
and assemblage art jewelry.

one of the assemblage art pieces you can find at 
Painted Farmgirl...

Let's not forget the power of lavender...

I use our lavender linen and room spray for more than just our beds
 and to naturally freshen the air in our home...

My TaDa list was full today,
so I spritzed myself and my work area
with our lavender linen and room spray,
and it helped to keep me calm, relaxed, and focused
(well, mostly focused, let's not push it!)

So if you have a long TaDa list like I do,
head on over to the shop and pick yourself up a bottle!

And while you're there, meander around the shop.  It's has rooms & rooms
full of fabulous jewelry,  Maison Blanche chalk paint, vintage inspired clothing, beautifully painted furniture,
handpainted signs, the most luscious soaps & bath bombs, 
and vintage treasures from one end to the other!
I am beyond thrilled to be part of the Painted Farmgirl Family!

On top of the excitement of having my first booth in the shop,
you will be able to find me at the 
on May14, at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

it's show time!

The Vintage Green Antiques store in Grand Haven, MI. 
is our first official show of the season, 
and I am pretty excited to make my way to one of my 
favorite MI. cities!


I will have our space full of our lavender goodness of course...

perfect timing for all of your spring cleaning needs!

Let's not forget about the baubles...

perfect for all of those spring birthday gifts you may be on the look out for!

I'm having a little love affair with the vintage buffalo/Indian head coins 
I now have in my stash... they give a soulfulness to everything I add them to.

Plus I will have my soldered marbles, a fan favorite!

Another fan favorite is our new diffuser pendants, 
complete with a vial of our French Grosso Lavender oil.
Perfect for those days when you need to 
have a bit of aromatherapy for peace and calming
at your disposal.

I have those days, don't you?
I just love these necklaces, each one had a bead or dangling from the locket,
and they handle the request that many 
of my customers have said about our sachets...

"I wish I could just smell this all day"

well, now you can!

I hope to see you at the Pop-UP shop!

7 N. 7th St. Grand Haven, MI


Monday, March 7, 2016


I am one of those people with 1000's of photos on my phone.

I know that I need to delete many of them.  
but not these...

even though I made this fabulous little book of the photos
of our trip to WA, these will forever be in my phone.

These are just a couple of the 90 photos that I included in my 

It's full of the sweetest memories of the sweetest people,

I plan on making more of these...
the price is right, $8.00 for 30 pages, and $1.00 per 10 pages after that.
and it's nice to be able to hold photos in my hand again.

Remember when you took a photo and waited a week for it to arrive?
The beauty of these is that you already know how the pictures
 turned out, and the book records them according 
to the date that you took the photo, if you want it to.

You can create your own book by uploading photos from
your facebook page, your instagram page, 
or straight from your phone like I did.

This isn't a paid endorsement by any means.
Chatbooks doesn't even know I'm alive,
I just wanted to share with you my sweet book
that arrived in the mail this weekend, one short week after I ordered it.

hey, I'm published! :)