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Fall break 2014 at Carlton Landing / Lake Eufaula / Oklahoma www.pencilshavingsstudio.com
Fall break 2014 at Carlton Landing / Lake Eufaula / Oklahoma www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Simon’s Birthday Weekend at Carlton Landing

It had been nearly a month and a half since we’ve been able to steal away to Lake Eufaula to spend time at the Carlton Landing lake house. Luckily for us, Jude’s fall break fell on the same weekend as Simon’s birthday (34!) so we got in a full five days of fun and relaxation
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Open kitchen shelving at Carlton Landing

Open Kitchen Shelving

Happy Tuesday!  I’m blogging over at Better Homes & Gardens today about open kitchen shelving – and I was particularly inspired by this stunning vacation cottage at Carlton Landing that I got to peek into. I’ll write more about CL later this week, but in the meantime, enjoy this pretty eye candy. Um, how much
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The biggest mistake you can make when hiring a designer, be it a graphic designer or interior designer - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

The biggest mistake you can make when hiring a designer

The scenario is the same regardless of the medium. You need a designer – maybe a graphic designer or an interior designer – and you hear of a friend of a friend who happens to be one. Your problems are solved! But hiring a designer is not a one-size-fits-all solution. And I’ve seen it play out
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Progress on the nursery at Pencil Shavings Studio

Nursery Update!

Friends, apologies for the radio silence. Last week was a blur of searching for Coco, going to school events for Jude, a funeral, and dealing with some tough family news. We collapsed in a heap of  exhaustion  and I won’t even begin to apologize for getting into bed every night at 8pm.  A quick word
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