Wardrobe Remix: Day 1

Last fall, before I started blogging regularly, I participated in the 30 for 30 Remix which is basically, 30 articles of clothing for 30 days. Each day you try to do a remix of those set items and in doing so, you learn to make do with less, and maybe examine your wardrobe more closely […]

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DECORATOR CHALLENGE

I’m excited to launch my first Pippin + Pearl Decorator Challenge and to give one of my readers a chance to win a custom 24″ x 24″ painting by yours truly. 🙂 The Decorator Challenge is simple. You take one of the images of the paintings shown below and create a room around them. Choose […]

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THE EFFICIENT TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO ALT SUMMIT

Hey friends! It’s the time of year when we all start gearing up for Alt Summit, the design bloggers conference in Salt Lake City. I wanted to share with you my tips for traveling light and making it easy on yourself. I’ll admit, I packed a little heavy last year. Not TOO bad, but still, […]

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Branding: Honestly Margo

What were you doing when you were 12? I was probably drawing absurd fashion sketches, rollerblading, and being obsessed with Jonathan Brandis, of Sea Quest. I am pretty sure I didn’t have any ideas about starting a business, which is why I was SO impressed when I received a message from Margo Gianos, a 12-year […]

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WHERE ARE YOU GOING TODAY?

I’ll tell you where you SHOULD be going… The Holiday Pop-Up Shops. Images by the wonderful Greer Inez I’ve already been a few times, especially since a big number of my clients & friends have been represented over the past few weekends. This weekend you can see some of my colorful (and affordable) small works […]

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TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN WHOAH

I mean this sincerely when I say that I hope your 2014 is amazing. 2013 was a rough year for the Cooper camp, but I’m a firm believer that you make your own luck. I try to just keep going, and keep believing that I can have the things I need if I work hard […]

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HOLIDAY MUSIC MADE WITH LOVE

A long long (long) time ago B.C. (before children) , when Tim and I were first dating and during the early years of our marriage, we had a LOT of free time. Time for leisurely brunches, dinner parties, ski weekends, camping trips…AND, recording holiday albums, y’know, for fun. We recorded these songs and sent them […]

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AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR…

Hey kids! I just wanted to pop in and say how incredibly grateful I am to all of you that shopped & shared about my sale. It was a red letter day for my little studio and it warmed the cockles of my heart (yeah, I said cockles!) that so many of you enjoy my […]

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I’M STILL HERE & APW LAUNCH

Hello everyone! Thank you for your patience as I dropped off the face of the planet for a week. 🙂 I have been busier than a one-armed fiddle player over here trying to juggle all my normal projects, AND… launching the biggest brand redesign & website we’ve worked on to date.A Practical Wedding is a […]

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THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS IS…

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be some woo-woo post about self-empowerment. I certainly don’t know any secrets to having everything awesome all the time. Recently our family has been through some trying times. Like, really trying. Like natural disasters. Like family dying. I’ve been bemoaning 2013 since the week we returned from Oregon. In […]

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