rethinking space

After being away from the blog for an entire month, I have finally caught up and getting back to routine with work, the shop, exercise, and everything else. I have been very busy working with a number of new customers on wedding invitations, shower invitations, save the dates, custom art, and more. It has been a whirlwind couple of months, but lots of fun!

When I moved into my loft, I hadn’t planned on dedicating a space for an office/studio. Now that I have been there almost six months, I have realized the need to rethink that idea. 

Of course, what else would I do but turn to Pinterest?!  I am just beginning to get a few ideas, but know that the starting point must be to get a desk or table for some work surface. Wouldn't it just be easier if I could snap my fingers and just have the perfect space?! (Only in my dreams, I know!)  

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lights of Christmas

Christmas is almost here. I hope you have all your shopping done and gifts wrapped.  If so, you are definitely ahead of me.  I will get there somehow, though.  I love this time of year for several reasons, but one is all the beautiful Christmas lights.  Even the bad Christmas lights are fun.  All the lights just add a glow to the dark nights of winter.  Do you go all out with the decorations or keep it minimal and simple? 

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three weekends?!

I don't know about you, but I am having struggling terribly with the time change this year.  I never like the dark being so early, but normally after a week I do okay with the change.  This year, it just isn't kicking in for me.  Am I the only one having trouble this year? 

And around the corner... is Christmas!  I cannot believe that there are only three weekends between now and Christmas.  It doesn't even seem possible.  I'll be in a mad rush to get my shopping done in time.  Guess it is officially time to start going through some gift guides and compiling some of my own!  Let the gifting purchases begin.... 



antiques, boots & booze

I am beyond excited about the event that I've been planning for "the company" tonight.  The venue is a newer addition to Nashville, that also happens to be a boot warehouse.  Let's be real though, I could move in tomorrow.  Vintage decor, Italian antiques, and industrial touches everywhere... you would never know it used to be a meat packing plant.  I will be sure to get some pre and post event photos to share. 

And girls... did I mention the BAGS?!  Check them out at http://www.peternappi.com/

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