Name That Group — We Have a Winner!

SOOOO many great entries!
We asked for creative, compelling names and you delivered. They loved:
~the entire collection as The Nutcracker Suite and each group named for a dance
~the Mom who honored the 100th anniversary of our spectacular National Parks (and her two sons that work in the parks) with Redwood, Glacier Bay, Grand Teton, Mount Ranier, Everglades.
~those inspired by beloved poems and carols, seasonal beverages and even Settlers of Catan board game (made us laugh).

But in the end, Brenda K. came out on top.


Mocha Cayanne


All That Glitters


Winter Berry


Paisley Panache


Black Forest Cake

We’ll be having another fun contest in October. Want in on the details early?

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Yippee! Cover Stockings!

Yippee! Cover Stockings!

Woo! Hoo! Country Living Chose my Banners!

Woo! Hoo! Country Living Chose my Banners!

Yes, I’m honored to have designed the stockings (and the tree skirt that is barely peeking out from under that bounty of beautiful packages) for the 2013 Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas.

And double bonus: another set of my stockings appear on Page 100 in the beautiful home of designer and popular blogger Sarah Macklem. It’s like filling, frosting AND sprinkles!!!

Among the thousands of products submitted, my chalk cloth banners were selected to be featured as a fun, innovative product the editors would recommend to their readers.


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