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The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard Review

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The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard Review

We recently celebrated a big anniversary and knew we wanted to do something special.  However, we've done so much travel this year that we wanted to stick a little closer to home.  After much research we settled on spending an overnight at the Villas at Gervasi Vineyard.  One night sans kiddo (as much as we love her) having a rustic retreat and a few glasses of wine sounded just about perfect for an anniversary celebration.   I know some people balk at the idea of paying the going rate for a what they think is a mere hotel room in...

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Natural Inspiration in Interior Design - A Photo Shoot Gone Well

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Natural Inspiration in Interior Design - A Photo Shoot Gone Well

I was so in love with my latest photo shoot that I wanted to share how beautifully they all coordinate with each other. This also gives you a sneak peek of some of the products coming soon.  My blooming dogwood (one day after it snowed here!) was the inspiration for the color scheme and I borrowed a few plants from the yard for accents. One of my interior design recommendations is to try to combine a natural elements together for a cohesive, complete and refreshing look.  It only makes sense then to use brass to complement your plants, and greenery...

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DIY Pine Cone Natural Display

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If you live on a property with evergreen trees or have access to a location where you can collect pine cones you have a lovely resource to create beautiful natural displays. I happen to have a Hemlock tree in my front yard that has the most adorable little miniature pine cones.  My toddler simply loves to collect them so I thought I'd put all her hoarding skills to good use and do something with them all. Today I'm going to share an absolutely simple DIY you can do to turn pine cones such as these into a lovely, stylish natural...

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Let Nature Inspire

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Having a studio near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is so inspiring. It's amazing how much a good hike can clear your head, feed your soul, and renew your creative energy!

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Mountain Inspiration

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When I began designing the pieces for the Wanderlust line for the Valerie Tyler Collection I let landforms and gorgeous locales serve as the inspiration for the pieces.  The jewelry was created drawing on the textures, shapes, lines and other elements you might see when gazing at various landscapes and natural structures. The idea behind my dotted ridge earrings and dotted ridge necklace was to recreate the idea of a ridge dotted with rocks and to simulate the texture of a gorgeous craggy, rocky mountain scape.   Dotted Ridge Earrings Dotted Ridge Necklace Mountain Photo from Unsplash

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