Hello, Autumn



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“Why, hello there!” When did you come up our lane and through our front door? Welcome, welcome and please stay awhile. Pretty please? A whirlwind of a summer, which left my heart so full and then autumn showed up on my birthday! Please, stay with your chilly mornings and warm afternoons. The windows flung open wide to let Autumn weasel it’s way in and we’re glad it does!

I could tell you every last detail of the last two months–but, really I’m going to speak about one thing that gave me joy. Really, it was a simple meeting in another state, but it gave me a boost!


I discovered a gal in Virginia, who had seen our Summer Fete look book we produced last summer. I pretty sure she left a comment on my blog and I found her blog. (That’s how these blogs work!)  Then I then started following her on Instagram and was blown away by her simple, beautiful style. It was real and genuine.

My brother recently was married in Virginia and I had the chance to meet Amy. Matt & I have three kids so it seemed like a lot to put on our hostess! (Yes, Luke stepped in dog poo and it ended up on Amy’s bathroom floor, I scrubbed to beat the band.)

So, I got to meet Amy, her husband and her parents to boot. Oh, yes the kids ended up over at Amy’s nieces & nephews neighboring home! I’m so glad we drove up to meet them. It’s these things that make the internet so interesting. Amy has also opened their renovated 1868 “mill” home up for a bed&breakfast, her style and hospitality is all packaged up ready for you to visit. Recently, Amy & Hope hosted a Kinfolk event; Art of Camp Cooking & Grilling. To see the documentation of this event go here.

As I embark on my 39th year, I’m ready for simple beauty in everything, from entertaining to our home. I’ve been cleaning out and ready for lots of meaningful endeavors. Stay tuned for another inspiring gal, I know you will enjoy!

What do you have planned this fall?




  • Amy

    Still smiling about this, I too am SO glad you drove up here! What fun to launch into conversation about things we already knew we had in common! We all enjoyed Matt and the kids so much. You are such an inspiration, and all the more wonderful in person!

  • Jen@thecottagenest

    How nice to meet a kindred spirit! I’m so enjoying this fall too! Though the other day I was thinking how placing an order from you like in the good days would just thrill me to no end. All those delightful little bits and bobs that make a girl like me so happy. I do so miss your little storefront although I cherish the things I’ve gotten from you. Especially that stapler but you know already how important that is to me. So important that I actually consider buying a second one in pink because I know it would make me smile. Hope you are well!

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