Monday, September 26, 2016

Whimsical & fun new patterns...

Some pretty cool things have been happening lately with regards to my fabric design hobby. None of it is the result of anything I’ve done (lol), but rather because Spoonflower has launched a new company called Roostery Home Decor. I’ll do a post explaining all that next. (For those of you who don’t know, I create patterns for fabric, wallpaper & gift wrap under The Pink Home.)
In the meantime, I have been busy creating some new designs. Lots of fun, colorful & playful patterns that I thought I would share here. The ones shown above are available through Spoonflower and Roostery. Baby, Baby ~ the pattern shown below ~ should be available shortly.
Look for the upcoming post about my exciting news ~ it’s pretty cool.

Patterns by The Pink Home

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Miss Em on a Sunday morning...

Emily is rarely willing to pose for pictures but this morning she decided she didn’t mind having her photo taken, so I snapped a couple shots. She looks particularly cute in the chair she is sitting in, though I suspect she knew that. She needs a haircut, but even so, she’s still adorable.
Wishing all of you a lovely Sunday... 

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Snapshots from the Lowcountry...

My husband and I just returned from a week in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with friends. We spent most of our time on Edisto Island, which is off the coast near Charleston. The Lowcountry is a beautiful, almost mystical place with its Live Oak trees dripping Spanish moss, fragrant marshlands and beautiful coast. Not to mention the beautiful houses and long history. 
I took these photos on the island and in Charleston ~ just a little flavor of the place. Hope you enjoy.

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Flowers & afternoon light...

My husband came home today with a gorgeous bouquet of red roses and an adorable tiny birthday cake for me (my birthday is coming up next week). He had the cake decorated in pink, which I love. I put the roses in the living room where I can easily see them and enjoy their beauty and his thoughtfulness. I just love how the afternoon light is casting a glow, too.
Wishing all of you a wonderful day...

Photo by The Art of Living Beautifully

Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer flowers...

My limelight hydrangea (known as Ralph) is a glorious huge beast this year, and putting out a plethora of simply gorgeous blooms. I cut a large bunch for myself and another bunch just as large for a friend of mine, and I didn’t even make a dent in his beauty. Long may he live.

Photo by The Art of Living Beautifully

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A new look...

I thought it was time for a different look on the blog, so I redesigned things. I always think I’ll go ultra minimalist, but I never do. (I’m sure some of you can relate.) This is much more of a pared-down look, though, and I’m really loving it. Hope you like it.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The beauty of a single rose...

One of the perks of working in a creative field is you are a part of making something creative, something beautiful. Sometimes that means you come back to your desk to things like a single rose, left for you and the other women on the team after a photo shoot. I brought mine home and put it in an old handblown vase from my mom’s china cabinet ~ given to me, of course, because it was pink. It is now sitting on my desk, looking quite lovely, so I thought I would share its beauty.

I am linking to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully