Tunes ‘Til Two

IF I had full faith that people we love who die give us signs from heaven after they are gone, this story would bring me glorious comfort. I would think it was so perfect, so Daddy…so Daddy and me. I would roll around in it, cover myself with it, drape it over my shoulders and … Continue reading

Camp Makery, Y’all!

I know it has been ages since I’ve posted anything here, but I have begun to write and edit for a new blog started by my uber-talented cousin-in-law, Lauren. The site is called Camp Makery, and you MUST check it out! Lauren has gathered some amazingly talented women from across the world to contribute to … Continue reading

SIMPLIFY: Moving the Leaf

I never make New Year’s resolutions. Ever. I don’t keep them, and I feel like a total failure when I forget that I even made one before January is out. But I did this year, and though I am preparing myself for that familiar feeling once again, I am trying. I really am. This year, … Continue reading

Spring has Sprung at Stella & Dot!

Hey friends! Been a long time….I’ve missed y’all! Last year, some special people helped me host several catalog parties as benefits for people in my life that I hoped to help: Melanie Ford, my aunt Diane who was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy, and a little girl named Allie Hart, who stole … Continue reading

Melanie Ford’s Message: Fourteen Arms

Melanie Ford’s Message: Fourteen Arms

We all love a happy ending, don’t we? The princess rescued from the tower. The game won by the underdog. The child reunited with his parents. The plot foiled and the good guy still stands. Pretty Woman. What do you do when the rescue begins, the game is still being played, the search is still … Continue reading

Taking it all apart: Part I

Since Pinterest has become a household word, it seems sayings like the one above appear on my Facebook page 212 times a day. Many times, I skip them. But sometimes I take the time to read one. It meant enough to the person posting it to do so, which says to me it reflects something … Continue reading

As Isaac Approaches, I remember Katrina…

On August 28, 2005, I was sitting on my friend K’s front porch with 3 of my closest, childhood friends. None of us had to go to work the next day, as the weather was already predicted to be awful. It was around 10:00 in the evening. We were enjoying the vacation: staying out later … Continue reading