merry christmas

a peek at my christmas gocco fun! enjoy the holiday!


our feast

welcome to the little house on the grand prairie. here our a few photos from my house yesterday.  we recently painted a chalkboard wall and made those lamps. oh and painted the living room. 


Happy Thanksgiving

Check out these neat centerpieces! via



laura george

i love these two prints in laura's shop



found some cute white pots at ikea (for really cheap of course) and i filled them with some thyme, lavender mint, and rosemary. it really freshens up the entire kitchen!



please welcome hayley kay to this world! my sister in law, jen, had her this past tuesday and she is absolutely gorgeous. and of course momma is a wedding photographer so...


gemma correll

it has been a long time since i have posted, and i still haven't gotten anything together on the picture book blog. things have been beyond crazy in my life lately and i apologize! things should turn around mid october for me and i will try to get my blogging in order once again. for now check out gemma's awesome illustrations. 


goody goody gumdrops

all sorts of neat things at susy jack

the picture book collective

i am going to work hard over the weekend to get the new blog set up. i've received a great response from people who would like to be involved. please send your name and e-mail address to thesmallthingsstudio@gmail.com so i can contact you with further details. this is going to be so fun!


new blog?

i have been thinking a lot lately on some new creative ventures and thought of creating a photo a day blog. it might even be interesting to get multiple bloggers involved. anyone interested?


a little bit of inspiration

from my collection of images


amy butler

i absolutely adore these rugs from amy butler! some day when i get the hardwood floors i've always wanted i am going to be all over these!


i am currently blogging for range design studio. check it out here 



fossil shoes

yes, ladies and gents they are finally here. last summer during my internship with fossil i was able to sneak a peek at some prototypes of the men's footwear, but the women's shoes were still in the design stages. take a look here. i want this pair of boots...cough...cough...christmas present...size 7.5 or 8 ....cough... cough



cute fabrics

found these on etsy for pretty cheap. fabric 1. fabric 2. fabric 3. fabric 4


baby shower

this past saturday i threw a baby shower for my wonderful sister-in-law, jen. everything went wonderfully! her friends are some of the nicest people i have ever met :)

here are some pictures she took at the shower (she is a wedding photographer, of course i let her do the picture taking) 




today we are celebrating five of our nieces and nephews' birthdays! our gift to them is a trip to a rangers game in august, so to give them something to open and hold in their hands today,  I made these little goody bags of peanuts and cracker jacks with a tag in the front explaining what it is for. Although my suspicions are that my three year old niece will be clueless about the game, but be totally excited she got a bag of treats :)


diy headboard ideas

our guest room furniture at the moment is comprised of a box spring, a mattress, and a metal bed frame. if you are in a similar bind here are some headboard ideas that you can pull off for cheap!

find two pieces of plywood at a hardware store and stain away

use wallpaper or a block of color to create a headboard

cover a couple of canvases in fabric using a staple gun and mount above the bed