How do you Leland gal? (Volume 6, sisters edition)

Meet Louise and Hadley. Since the day they were born, these blondies were drawn to color, and thus my perfect test market. Whether they liked it or not, they've also been major customers of Leland gal since the beginning, which tends to happen when your mom is the owners oldest...

How do you Leland gal? (Volume 5)

Meet Janie. At 101, she redecorated her living space with my fabric. I felt she was a natural start to 2015 for this series. She also happens to be my grandmother, and where much of the creativity in my family stems from. Here she is as a blushing young bride...

How we decked our halls.

This was our most edited holiday decor to date, and oddly enough, I think my most favorite. Tommy is almost two, and while he might not have pulled the tree down on top of him, I just didn't feel like spending the weeks leading up to Christmas scolding him. So,...

Challenge Accepted...

As someone who takes major pride in their home and interior design, I will admit that when my husband brought home a "free" 9 foot long sailfish this week, I was less than amused. Picture the pride of the dad from "A Christmas Story" when he wins the major award...

Charleston and back in five days. Yes, we drove.

Confession: The initial idea of this "Pop up" was to get a girls weekend in Charleston. While we had talked about it, it wasn't until one early morning on the treadmill two months ago, that I really started devising a strategy. First, I needed an accomplice. Of course, I thought...

Chicago Renovation (Part 4)

Now this was a small kitchen. Major positive was that I would finally have a dishwasher even if it was a tiny one and around the corner from the sink. First things on the list to change was the startling main focal point of a magnetic knife rack, and 25%...

How do you Leland gal? (Volume 4)

Meet Katherine! Katherine is an adorable aspiring artist who I had the pleasure of meeting two summers ago for the first time in my shop. After about 5 minutes, I felt like I'd known Katherine a long time, and realized we had so much in common. Katherine also grew up...

Chicago Renovation (Part 3)

I can remember feeling so at peace laying down to sleep the first night there by myself only to realize that the elevator shaft was directly behind my head. "ding, ding"! I sat up straight in bed and thought, "What have I done?". But just like the Amtrak station close...

How do you Leland gal? (Volume 3)

Meet Elizabeth! Elizabeth is a Southern Belle with a hilarious sense of humor, and style is her middle name. I've been lucky enough to know Elizabeth for about a decade, and though long stretches of time pass between our meetings, it always feels like I am with an old friend...