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Life lately…

Hello there! Oh my goodness, it’s been a tough couple of weeks! My little Claire bear is just now getting over pneumonia. Poor baby…and well…poor Mama. We were both sick of being cooped up so it was fantastic to take her to daycare yesterday and see how happy she was to run into the classroom and play with her wee friends.

I started the day (childfree) with a trip to the nail salon for a quick, Spring manicure! My hands were trashed from constantly washing them! It’s amazing what a coat of pretty nail polish can do to lift your spirit! ;)

Anyway, as you can imagine, I haven’t had much time to paint or do anything really BUT thank goodness for my iPad because it’s so easy to reach for it and create something minus the setup/cleanup. Here are a couple of digital collages I made this past week…

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Absolutely love creating on the app – Procreate! Such fun! Oh, and I just splurged on a new pressure sensitive stylus. I highly recommend it!

A couple of other things to share with you…I just received the most gorgeous necklace from my jewelry designer friend.

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It’s a beautiful piece of lapis lazuli and it resembles a dreamy piece of the starlit sky! I adore it! Thank you Amy!

I also finally got a bracelet from Becky at Farm Girl Paints on Etsy! It reminds me to keep my head up and live courageously – not easy for this girl – who tends to back away from scary or intimidating situations…

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Oh and I did a little Spring cleaning in my studio! I’m hoping to start creating more frequently now that both kids are healthy!

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And….lastly…a little glimpse of Spring blossoms popping in my neighborhood. Such a beautiful time of year!

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I hope you are all healthy and happy! Enjoy your weekend!

Much love,

Ivy

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Etsy Love: le Petit Foyer

Hello there! Hope your week has been fabulous. It has gotten quite cold here in Portland, so at night I’ve been wrapped up in a vintage quilt, sipping tea and hanging out on Etsy. I seriously spend too much time there…but who can resist all the treasures to be found!

Check out these lovelies at le Petit Foyer

Such romantic and whimsical pieces! I love them all…although that sweet little parasol necklace may just have to come home with me…

Have a beautiful Friday!

xo,

All images via lePetitFoyer

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Etsy Love: White Owl

Hello there! It’s raining outside (again) and I just made myself a hot cuppa tea. Gotta roll with the weather in Portland. Anyhow, I wanted to share with you a new favorite Etsy store called White Owl.  Ooooh…and is it full of pretty things! Check out these beauties…

White Owl is run by a sister team from Michigan, who uses vintage lace and materials to construct these whimsical pieces of jewelry. Aren’t they so lovely? Go visit their shop to drool over more gorgeous creations!

Hope it’s sunny where you are.

xo,

 

All images via White Owl

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Etsy Love: Sue Gray Jewelry

Today it is glorious outside! Not a cloud in the sky and I’m considering moving my laptop outdoors…but before I end up being distracted by the lovely sunshine, I had to share an amazing jewelry store on EtsySue Gray Jewelry. Her seal stamped pendants are so beautiful. I’m having a hard time picking which one I want for Mother’s Day! Sue is a lover of history (like me) and her vast collection of antique wax seals are used to produce these amazing treasures. Some of the seals date back to the 1700′s!  Look at how gorgeous they are…

With so many to choose from, you are likely to find the perfect one for you! Which is your favorite?

Okay the sun is calling….hope your week is going well!

xo,

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In love with Sahlia Michelle

Okay, everyone knows I love sparkly things but these beauties really took my breath away.

One of my favorite jewelry designers, Amy Olson introduced me to Sahlia’s work and as usual, Amy’s impeccable taste has not led me astray.

Her organic aesthetic, unique combination of textures and materials and an undeniable *swoon* factor, makes her work highly desirable. Half untamed and half refined, her designs strike the perfect balance between the good girl and bad girl in all of us.

The fact that she’s from Portland is rather fabulous too!

These are from her Bridal collection but I think I would wear them everyday…why not?

Go to her beautiful site to explore her entire collection.

You won’t be disappointed.

xo,

Images via: Sahlia Michelle

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Jewels of Portland

Such loveliness. I heart Amy Olson’s jewelry. Check out her Etsy store here.

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