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Song for Autumn
In the deep fall
don’t you imagine the leaves think how
comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
freshets of wind? And don’t you think
the trees themselves, especially those with mossy,
warm caves, begin to think
of the birds that will come — six, a dozen — to sleep
inside their bodies? And don’t you hear
the goldenrod whispering goodbye,
the everlasting being crowned with the first
tuffets of snow? The pond
vanishes, and the white field over which
the fox runs so quickly brings out
its blue shadows. And the wind pumps its
bellows. And at evening especially,
the piled firewood shifts a little,
longing to be on its way.
Mary Oliver

Autumn is sneaking it’s way in with all of it’s splendor and I can’t wait to show you the collection it has inspired.  As I home school my two youngest, nature journaling and an appreciation for the world around us is something I like to spend a little time each week exploring.  This collection was inspired by those walks.  Moss climbing rough bark up to the sky, dark water bubbling over rocks in a stream, bright berries speckling lush green bushes, I looked to the forest to guide the color palette and story.  As always, soft linens are the star but I really think that the vintage florals stop the show.  I hope you love it as much as I do♥

Available on the new website tomorrow!

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Hello my dear friends who stuck around this quiet space!!  I’m so excited to be back and blogging about my shop and of course, my life.  I hope you’ll stick around for the posts to come and as always I would love to hear from you so never hesitate to say hello.  I’ll see you here tomorrow for a shop update♥

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Every January I pick a word that is my guide and muse for the year ahead and this year is no exception.  I’ve learned and grown though my words in the past and this year decided to really dig in and choose two.  One for my life and one for my business.  I’m so excited to see what goodness this new year will bring!

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For my personal growth this year and my family, I chose the word Home.

Noun: the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered / Adverb: deep, to the heart

To bring focus back to our home.  Taking moments from the busy go, go , go of our lives to center ourselves in our soft place to land.  To get serious about simplifying our home and clearing out the clutter to make room for only the things that we love and are useful to us.  To cook meals that not only bring us to the table and in each others company but that fuel us with simple, real foods.  To remember that I also reside in my body and it’s time to cherish it and treat it as I do my home, with care and love.  I want to gather more in our home with those whose company we enjoy, with loved ones and new friends.  I want our home to be filled with God’s grace, love and truly be a place of quiet retreat as well as a place for boisterous celebration.  I’m excited to get back to the basics and slow living seems a sweet goal right now.

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This year for the first time I wanted to have a separate word to be my focal point and goal for the year.  For this I chose, Flourish.

Verb: to be in a vigorous state; thriveto be in its or in one’s prime, to be successful; prosper, to grow luxuriantly, or thrive in growth, as a plant

Last year I felt like I began to hit my stride in many ways with Little Lotti.  At years end I launched a second brand(more on that next post).  I learned a ton and grew in many ways.  This year I’ve taken some big leaps into opportunities that, to be honest, scare me and that is so exciting!  I’m ready to dig in and watch this little business of mine bloom.

Do you choose a word of the year?  If so, tell me about it in the comments!