Inspiration: Via Pinterest


“Whenever I’m feeling down, la la la, whenever I’m feeling blue, la la la, all I have to do – is just think of you!

Or, at the very least, all I need to do is take a trip to some of my favorite Pinterest boards to collect visual trinkets that will continue to inspire me – whether in the bitter cold of winter or sticky sweetness of summer. 

Do you have a Pinterest board filled with goodies to motivate, enthuse and inspire? If so – share a link to it in the comments below! 


Inspiration: Glitter & Gold

Glitter and Gold: Design Inspiration

Oh – the holidays. Tis the season for lights to go up, leaves to come down and for us to be jovial and filled with cheer! One of my favorite things to do this time of year is walk through my neighborhood gazing up at all the elegantly dressed homes, twinkling with warm white lights, casting a cozy mood onto entire blocks at a time.

The soft luminescence of the season made me think about my favorite obsessions of late: gold and glitter. Caitlin and I used these two elements in our Renegade set-up, and the final results aesthetic lingers in my creative abyss. How can I incorporate this warm hue and sparkling touches into my designs? I haven’t figured it out quite yet – but did curate a collection of items off Etsy and Pinterest that grabbed my attention.


Gold Star Urchin by Kissa Design
Gold Paper Heart Confetti by Paper Whispers
Gold Glitter Deer Garland by Steph Loves Ben
Pop of Color vintage sweater from Pierogi Picnic
Milk Glass Vase Candles by Fresh Pastry Stand
Gold Glitter from 8 Days of Treasures
All that Glitters Garland by Willow Boutique
Vintage Brass Figurine from Compost This


On the eve of Thanksgiving I reflect upon all of the things for which I am grateful.

Beyond my husband, family, friends, health and spiritual wealth, I am also thankful for all of you.

Those who shop, follow, share, support and encourage – it’s because of you that Pierogi Picnic continues to thrive! And for that I want to send all of you a warm and heartfelt “thank you.” I appreciate each and every one of you!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Inspiration: Anthropologie

We all have our guilty little pleasures. For my husband it’s sneaking in a freshly baked cupcake before work. For my eldest dog, Peanut, it’s pretending to be asleep to evade his 7am walk. Whatever the indulgence, there’s one that I can no longer deny: Anthro stalking.

Sure, I can say that I just walk by and admire their window displays, or go in from time to time just to peruse their sale racks, but who am I kidding?! My sole purpose for going in many a visit is to fill my lungs with whimsy and inspiration. Much of the applause is due to the visual merch team. Both Anthro and Urban (who are owned by the same peeps who bring us Free People) know that their clientele has a weakness for rustic yet romantic handmade visual displays. It’s how they sucker many of us in in the first place!

So on a recent visit with my beau, brother and soon to be sister-in-law, I put my apprehensions away at facing this love affair and began to snap snap and snap photos of their gorgeous, breath-taking displays. Continue reading

Inspiration: Today is the Day

It’s Friday – which means the weekend’s at hand – which also means making plans and squeezing the life out of each and every moment.

Throughout the week I find myself yearning for Saturdays and Sundays. But then I’m stopped in my tracks when I see a print like this  from Lucius Art. It reminds me that each and every day is a gift and we should use it to the fullest. No wallowing on a Monday morning or skipping thoughts past the weekdays.

Let’s all make the best of each day that is given to us.

Inspiration: A Hymn

The end of summer is always an overwhelming time as I work long hours and prepare for upcoming fall events, all while trying to make the most of the season. Between fulfilling Pierogi Picnic orders, planning for the fall, managing work responsibilities and the overarching demands of life, I often feel like I’m on a rollercoaster ride too soon after drinking an over-sized milkshake. Continue reading