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Etsy Love: RiverLuna

Hello! It's been a while since I've brought you some gorgeous, art inspiration so here's a healthy dose of beauty from the amazing Etsy shop: RiverLuna. Artist, Marisa Redondo creates these magical, nature inspired illustrations, full of intricate pattern and rich hues. I'm a huge fan! Now to decide which one to order...hmm. Here are some of my favorites...

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After much debate, I just couldn't resist these sweet owls for my Gracie. Can't wait to hang it up in her room!

Go explore her wonderful collection of work - her blog is a delight too! Such talent!

xo,

Ivy

 

 

A Magical Garden

Hi friends! How's life? I hope all is well. We are preparing for our trip to Disneyland to celebrate Grace's 8th Birthday! She is beyond excited! Claire on the other hand, has decided that sleep is rather over rated and has nightly parties in her crib - laughing, talking and calling out to me. I'm exhausted, to say the least! I'll be glad when this little night owl phase passes. Anyway...A couple of weeks back we visited a magical place right here in Lake Oswego - The Elk Rock Gardens. It was a gorgeous Spring morning, so Grace and I headed over there to stroll the many paths that crisscross this enchanting place. I, of course, took a plethora of pictures, so I thought I would finally share them with you...

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What an amazing morning we had exploring this wonderful place! As Spring comes into full bloom, I encourage you to check out local gardens in your area! It's so easy to forget about these precious places and just get caught up in our day to day tasks. So much inspiration can be found in nature!

Have a beautiful rest of the week!

xo,

Ivy

Gorgeous Nature Photography by Georgianna Lane

Hi friends...hope your Monday is going well. It's bright and sunny here, after a weekend of rain. The trees look so lovely with the morning sunshine on their leaves. So as you can probably tell...I am still completely enamored with Fall and when I came across these dreamy visions by Seattle photographer, Georgianna Lane, I knew I had to share them with you...

Aren't they gorgeous? She does a whole series entitled "The Poetry of Trees". I think I may have to collect them all...

Please go wander through her Etsy store. It's a true delight. She also authors a lovely blog...here.

Hope these images brought some beauty to your day.

xo,

p.s. If you missed our trip to Greece on Friday...check it out here.

All images via Georgianna Lane

Golden leaves at my feet

I took these pictures the other day outside my friend's home. Autumn, to me, is a magical season. A time to watch the mastery of nature's brush, while preparing for the colder days to come. To plan, dream, consider, ponder and reflect. After the spontaneous energy of Summer, Fall feels quiet, thoughtful and comforting. The golden leaves, both at my feet and overhead, dazzled my eyes; the sapphire sky, the perfect contrast.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

What do you love about this season?

I hope your path is paved with golden leaves.

xo,

Beauty squared

Last year we had the opportunity to travel to Vancouver, B.C.  What a fantastic city.  Highly recommend it.

One day we visited the famous Granville Island Market.  The selection of fresh produce, goods and fine art was astonishing! Among the throng of people, a booth caught my eye.

Beautiful square images...all from nature. I was in love.

We had stumbled upon artist and photographer, June Hunter. Her garden is her studio, its foliage her subjects.

I didn't hesitate purchasing the rain drop piece as it reminded me of Portland. It  hangs in my kitchen next to my faithful espresso machine. Rain and coffee...the two things that greet me almost every morning in the winter.

Enjoy!

p.s. She can even make these images into tiles! So unique.