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Inspiration All Around

Chris Ann was here in Baltimore last weekend for a working, inspiration weekend. What is that, you ask? It is part of our "working culture".  We get together, visit fun places, meet with friends, look for art, fun new finds and of course, eat delicious food and sip on wine.  There is no agenda, other than to be inspired.  We spent the first night at Germano's Cabaret watching my oldest son perform with arts exchange students from London. The rest of the weekend was spent meeting with potential new vendors for LoveFeast Shop, … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday ~ Holiday Makeup Tips

Holiday Makeup Trends~Winter 2011 As makeup artists we get our inspiration for creating looks from what is on the runway 2x a year. Fall and spring are the seasons where fashion and makeup trends are presented. My goal is to take what's on the runway and create looks that are easy and quick to apply. It is not hard to accomplish a tailored look with the correct instructions. This Holiday season "clean skin" is in as expressed in Alexandar McQueen's collection. The Bold lip is back on Gucci's Runway and the 60's graphic eye … [Read more...]

Liz Oie Jewlery ~ New For LoveFeast Shop

Little did we know when we started our LoveFeast Shop venture that we would be so caught up in jewelry!  But, who we happened to meet along our journey (we first met artist Liz Oie at our Spark & Style blogger event) and their passion for their work (see our visit to Liz's studio) got us caught up in the moment.  This fall we asked Liz to interpret our brand LoveFeast Table in a special collection made exclusively for LoveFeast Shop.  We are happy when we can share something beautiful with you! These pearls are from our … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday ~ Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving Feast is a favorite meal at our table. Every year, my husband and I sit down and plan out our menu.  There are certain dishes that are always featured, like roasted root vegetables, but there are inevitably new additions to the menu. I remember as a kid the retro Thanksgiving menu my grandmother laid out.  I think I might add Ambrosia salad on this year just for kicks.  But, maybe I'll use a modern twist on this dish. Our turkey glaze and preparation changes year to year. One year, Devon smoked the turkey on … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday~Pie

“Pie is a symbol of something bigger than Mom and her way with desserts.” ~ Pasquale Le Draqulec   “There are pies on a carousel, have a slice.” ~ Cake (the band)     “Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness” ~Jane Austen   “One little thing can revive a guy/ and that is a homemade rhubarb pie/ Serve it up nice and hot/ maybe things aren’t as bad as you thought.” ~ A Prairie Home Companion   “What kind of Thanksgiving dinner is this? Where’s the … [Read more...]

Plush Pumpkin Giveaway

Welcome to our table!  We are so glad that you have visited us!  Many of you are coming from Nester's Fall Giveaway! We are happy to share in the giveaway festivities!  We fell in love with Plush Pumpkins about a year ago and quickly added them to our tables at home!   We have since then loaded up our LoveFeast Shop with a bounty of Plush Pumpkins.  We have every size and color available for purchase - along with our exclusive LoveFeast colors - Sage and Mushroom found in our sets - including the LoveFeast Large set of 6 that we … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday ~ Candy

My favorites were the sour cherry balls on the right and ju ju nickles.  When I was young we would bike up to Widman's Candy to have a fountain drink like lime cokes and cherry cokes.  Sometimes we would get a malted milk.  We'd linger in the back reading the comics.  Sometimes there would be a rowdy table of boys that would shoot spitballs at us with the paper straws. When we take a visit back to the small town where I grew up we often bring our kids to pick out some candy.  It's makes me happy to see my kids doing pondering … [Read more...]

Thrill of Discovery

It was a chilly, windy day and the clouds were threatening to rain.  My mom and I were not to be hindered from making it to the Washington City Paper's Crafty Bastard Show.  The lineup was enticing, the possibilities for creative inspiration, endless.  I tried talking Chris Ann into flying in last minute to go with us.  But, being the mom of four, her time is rarely her own. But, she was with me in spirit and via texts! There were so many creative, talented artisans.  My mom (who is an artist as well) and I lingered at … [Read more...]

Mother’s Tree Of Life Necklace Giveaway

We are showing you another peek of our Mother's Tree Of Life necklace!  We don't want you to miss this "golden" opportunity to get a chance at winning this beautiful treasure!  This necklace is the perfect gift for any mother, sister or grandmother.  It is hand crafted by artist Liz Oie and is 14 k. gold with real gemstones to honor the birth of children.  It is a special piece that would make a beautiful heirloom. We hadn't found anything we truly loved to show the birth's of our children (Kristin has 5 and Chris Ann has 4).  … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday ~ Falling

"falling leaves hide the path so quietly" ~ John Bailey Autumn Haiku I grew up in northern Minnesota where the fields run straight and the dirt is dark black.  My family has driven up from Minneapolis to spend a long weekend in northern Minnesota farm country to visit my parents.  I thought the woods my parents walk in would be a perfect place to be inspired for this weeks theme ~ Falling.   These are the same woods where I walked and played in when I was in elementary school.  I feel I know them inside and out.  I know … [Read more...]