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Pencil Shavings Studio Easter Eggs at Martha Stewart

Pencil Shavings Studio at Martha Stewart's Easter Egg contest - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com


Eek! I’m so excited to be chosen by the editors at MarthaStewart.com as one of the top picks for colorful Easter Eggs! Yippee!!  It’s kind of a complicated system for voting – you have to click through the entire slideshow to get to the link to vote. Regardless, I’m thrilled to be a part of it!


See the original post here with more photos of the Easter eggs.


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How to Decorate with Pastels

Decorating with Pastels - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

With spring in the air, pastels start to pop up here and there. Here’s my handy dandy guide at BHG on how to decorate with these pretty shades while still staying chic.


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Designing for the sexes!


Several years ago there was a show on HGTV in which a very exuberant host would proudly proclaim with a broad hand gesture, “I’m Michael Payne and THIS is DESIGNING FOOOOR THE SEXES.” Then there would be a half hour where the husband wanted a man cave but the wife wanted a Victorian boudoir and Michael Payne would then help them discover that what they REALLY wanted was a contemporary retreat. It was marriage therapy disguised as a design show.

This is exactly where we are today when it comes to planning for the lake house.

Here’s the conversation we keep having on repeat: Continue Reading →

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Alt for Everyone Giveaway



I just love a good giveaway, don’t you? Up for grabs this go around is not one but FIVE free tickets to the next session of Alt for Everyone!  This online version of the popular  conference is a great way to brush up on your blogging know-how. Yours truly will be speaking on branding again too.  So what will you get with your free ticket?

  • 7 online classes of your choice
  • 1 online keynote session
  • 1 virtual social meet-up

And don’t forget, a box full of goodies will show up in your mailbox as well!

See the working schedule for May 2014 Alt for Everyone here.

Ok, so now how to enter – all you need to do is sign up for the PSS newsletter using the form, then comment on this post that you subscribed. That’s it! And if you’re already a subscriber, then just leave a comment below.  Good luck!

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