• My self-care routine for the holiday season

    For the past month or so I have been waking up a little earlier to give myself time to write in my gratitude journal. I know this sounds corny and cliché, but there's a reason we keep hearing more and more about gratitude journaling! From Oprah and Goop, the news stands, on blog posts and podcast... View Post
  • Deep thoughts with Annie

    So I have been walking a ton lately.  Yeah yeah, I have mentioned this once or twice before ;) But it's truly my only time since February that I can be alone with my thoughts. I find I get some of my best work done as I stroll the neighborhood!  It's so easy. I just take constant voice memos and ... View Post
  • Two pieces of advice...

    While I didn't intend to be away from the blog for over a month, apparently I needed to focus on other things. Since my last post, we moved back from Maine and got the boys settled back in school (well sort of- they are doing the hybrid version with three days at home, two days at school per week... View Post
  • Annie's August DIY Project

    Homemade Wood Signs I love making my own homemade signs to hang all over the house, and to give away as gifts. Instead of buying a reproduction, made-in-China version at your local TJ Maxx, try making one yourself. I promise it’s quite simple, and when it's complete you will have something tota... View Post
  • My fish in the sea

    Kevin and I are coming upon our 18th wedding anniversary. I actually cannot believe that. 18 years!?! And together for 21 years. We have been so busy having kids, growing businesses, and living life I guess, that our anniversary “celebration” has become somewhat overlooked. 2003 vs. 2020. Still y... View Post
  • The truth behind our family getaway

    Earlier this summer I booked my family of five an Airbnb in Downeast Maine to explore more of the state we love, and areas we have never been to. It was going to be the most amazing getaway in a campy little cottage, with no frills or internet, perched on a rocky cliff above a private beach, in a... View Post
  • Maine Inspired

    This summer is so strange. I was worried that with no camps, no clinics, no structure what-so-ever, that this summer would be a total $hit show. What we have discovered (well, so far- the summer is still young) is that the lack of schedule and commitments is quite liberating. Each day we have al... View Post
  • DIY with Annie

    Introducing Annie's monthly DIY post If you have been to my home or follow me on social media, then you know I love a good do-it-yourself project. So, where did my love for DIY come from? Between being raised by a mom with frugal roots (her parents were young adults in the Depression Era), and my... View Post

A note from Annie

In writing this blog, I wanted to provide a space where you can to get to know me a little better, and share with you where my designs come from. Each one has their own story to go with it.  I LOVE what I do, and I truly hope you can feel that love coming through each of my products.  

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