Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I'm Published!!

Ohh my goodness, I'm so excited....
My First Magazine Publication!!!

On the shelves Stampington & Co.  Somerset Home magazine !!
Somerset Home 2013 Volume 8

They asked me to write an article on my Springtime In Paris Lampshades.
I was so honored...(blush)
Thank you SO much, Nancy for letting me borrow them back again...for a few months!
As a celebration, I'm having a sale over at my store 15% off storewide for the Whole Month of AUGUST!!
And several new items will be added throughout the month too!

Thank you sooo much for stopping by and celebrating with me...I look forwards to visiting with you again, soon! lol

Have a LoVeLy Day,

I'm also working on a NEW can follow me as I work on my new stay tuned!

Friday, March 04, 2011

I'm Still Here!

Hellloooo Everyone!

Yes, I'm still around (believe it or not!) lol
And just for now, a quick note to let you know that I'll be updating my site over the next couple weeks so check back to see all that's new!

I have some new and exciting things going on in my life here at Lilypad of which is starting an Etsy site! Be sure to come on over and visit!
Lilypad Lane Designs

"See" you soon!

and remember, "Whatever is LoVeLy, think on these things!"

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

They're Here... full bloom. (sigh)
And oh how they make the air smell sweet! LOVE that.
How do you like our slate rock walkway?'s coming along. We need about 10 more. They're HUGE. and HEAVY. ...and yes, they did have to be harvested from the side of my father's mountainside. sheesh...but it just makes me look at the view out my kitchen window with sooo much more appeciation.
Thank you everyone for all the Birthday wishes! I's been a month now, and I haven't written. So much to do!
Family coming to visit next week. We're sooo excited! Especially Lily getting to see her two lil cousins. And the Treehouse??? It's mostly done. I'll have the next installment picture for ya tomorrow.... better get back to work...before I have to GO to work! lol
Have a Wonderful day, and remember to stop and smell the LILACS!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just Reminising...

Ohhh my goodness! I'd forgotten all about this lil snapshot...and yes, I am reminising. It comes with growing older, I suppose. (sigh) And as I'm thinking of another year about to go by, I can't help but look back...and it comes to this: If all reminising brings as sweet of thoughts and twitters of heart as these...I don't mind a bit about how many years are attached to my name. The more, the sweeter life will be! Yes! I said it. Bring on another year...(smiling)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Afternoon

Ahhhh Tuesday....such a lovely day. Kinda cozy. Not real sunshiny out, not stormy...but a possible hint of rain. (Shhhh...I LOVE the rain!) And how perfect is this gorgeous digital bracket album kit from Diane over at ScrapArtist called, Tuesday Afternoon???? I am so enjoying her work lately...just pieces of ART!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tree House - Phase II

Moving right along...sort of! LOL This lil treehouse is a BIG undertaking, I tell ya! I can't believe how paranoid I am now that I have a little one..."This isn't sturdy enough. That needs another brace. There's going to be rules on this thing!" lol Take a Chill Pill Mom!!!
Ohh Oh! Miss OliveJuice and Co. is posting again....and making her fabulous aprons! Right now, if you leave a comment on her site, you can be in the drawing for one she's giving away! Sooo cute! And, soooo to die for pics of Rhonna's Paris trip on her blog...wonderful inspiration! Love these creative women! Why does creativity and beauty keep us going day to day in this world? I really don't know, but it certainly puts a smile across my face everytime I witness it! Have a Beautifully Creative Day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bring on the Purple....

I just LOVE Lilacs! And our new house has THREE lovely full bushes just ready to burst in new buds right now...just thought I'd share. Have a beautiful, purplicious day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Ultimate Tree House...

Well Everyone, as each day brings weather that jumps straight across the board (in opposite directions, that is)...we are trying to FABULOUS Tree House for Lily. I think I'm more excited than she is! And of course I have design ideas one after another...but, then again, this is supposed to be her Daddy and Grandpa's project. sigh.

Very proud of them, though! Great ideas. A widow's walk around the tree. A huge slide. winding staircase. zip line to another tree. trap door. rope swing. peep hole door. shuttered cottage windows (that's mine!) and a hammock underneath to boot! lol

She (I) will be so excited when it is done!

Well, here's the first phase. Will keep you updated.

Have a wonderful, wonderful day!

Monday, April 06, 2009


I LOVE blueberries! So you can guess how excited I am to see these beautiful buds popping up all over these new bushes of mine! lol

I am really not a morning person, but lately...especially with taking Lily to school and having to work at 5:30 AM a few times a week, I'm getting used to the energy of the bright new day. This morning was sooo nice out, and so I decided to just start putting the new beauty bark down in the beds right after dropping her off at school. Looks so nice! Pretty proud of myself...(smiling)

Well, now it's making lunch and off to work I go!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Dress....form

Well, it's finally happening. Spring IS arriving. Even on colder, windy days there's a lightness and excitement in my spirit! Next thing you know, a smile comes across my face...aaahhhh.

Even the shops are feeling it! And I just about died when I saw this gorgeous metal dressform yesterday! It was out front on the sidewalk of an old creamery building-turned-antiques (really cool!) and you can better believe I almost slammed my brakes right there in the street! She's almost always waaaaay too expensive in her shop, but I just had to check it out. Isn't it sooo sweet and delicate? I would say...about 6 ft. high and an aged creamish yellow with a very very pale pink bow. sigh...

I can always take pictures, yeah? lol

AND LOVE these botanical flourish brushes by House of 3! There's matching borders pretty!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring Inspiration...

My Sunshine by Karina (click to see gallery)

Yes, I think we all are in the same frame of mind lately: SPRINGTIME...sigh
Fresh Air (I know the air in MY house could use some)
Warm Breezes (away with you, winter coats! Bring on the twirly skirts)
Flowers, Flowers & more Flowers! (the more the merrier)

Anyways, just had to share a fabulous gallery I found today that TOTALLY inspired me for Springtime! Go take a look and be amazed...and refreshed.

...Soon...very soon.

(and if you see a certain Groundhog, I have a great recipe for him and his shadow!) LOL

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Where have these places been all my life??


In our daily (hourly) browsing the web for the next fabulous shops and have I never come upon this one!!!

Come ON inventors! Get it going scientists! I want a teleportation machine in my very own home...this very INSTANT! lol

Yes, a little overdone, but...I know you know what I mean. Don't you come across these absolutely wonderful places online...but know that there's a 99% chance of never ever being able to actually see and experience them in person?? (sniff sniff)

Well! THIS place is one of those. Monticello Antiques in Portland, Oregon. Go take a peek, but warning: long sighs and possible daydreaming may occur. lol

Monday, February 23, 2009

A New Day...

Well now. This isn't so hard, is it?

Posting, that is! LOL

I have been away so to speak for the last year and a half, and am soooo excited to be up and running again!

Do you see the new Blog Couture??? (my new header and background??)

You must absolutely run to the House of 3, daaahhlings...and pick yourself up one. or two. lol

LOVE those girls!!

Ok, so!

Lots of plans for today. (including working on this site!)

And lots of plans involving future endeavors...SO exciting!

So as much as I'd love to sit and chat, I must make it short.

I'll leave you with a digi LO I've been working on...LOVE this sweet kissy photo of my DD and her Ralphie playing in the snow!! Can you do too many things with the same photo?? Hmmm.... LOL


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Colors are a Changin'...

Well, it's kind of a sad day...leaving our first home together. Lots of memories as I look around. Our first Christmas, Lily's first snowman...she even took her first steps here.
I'm so sentimental! I didn't even want to leave the cherry tomato bush that we've been working on all summer...or the monster wall of of blackberries in the backyard. Lily is a lil sentimental too...she cracked me up on her last night in her bedroom.
"Mommy, can you please ask the landlord if I can take my closet doors? I really love my closet doors..."

But, times change. And we're off on another adventure.
First, a short visit (or not so short) to grandma and grandpa's house over the mountains...(and thru the woods! lol) Then, it's off to find jobs and a new home in California!

I'll be out of touch for a few days, and then hopefully my computer and internet will be set up shortly. ...I think my only option is going to be ...DIAL UP! aggggahhhaagg!

I do have a few treats in store for all you digiscrappers, so check back.

And for now, enjoy this fall weather...ooohhh the Colors are a Changin'!