The story behind "Katherine's Blooms".

The story behind "Katherine's Blooms".
This is my friend Katherine.  We were roommates in Chicago for many years, with memories of fun late nights, and taking ourselves way too seriously in our 20's.  Both of us shared a love of music and movies, which besides the late nights was about all we spent our time...

Happy Birthday To Me. #thisis40

Somehow this was ten years ago. My 30th birthday party. It was a John Hughes movies theme party, and yes, there are two Molly Ringwalds in the background, both from Pretty in Pink.  I was Carolyn from Sixteen Candles, who cut off her hair in the back. (That's my hair...

Collaboration is Queen.

I am so fortunate to have attended two big name conferences with dynamic entrepreneurs, brands and bloggers.I started brainstorming the creatives within the Grand Rapids region and quickly came up with more than 40 women. I realized, we can stay close to home and have an incredible collaborative conference right...

Hayden Reis + Leland gal Collaboration!

Today, I am proud to launch our new exciting collaboration with the darling beach tote company out of Florida, Hayden Reis. Leland gal for Hayden Reis totes have a practical base of durable sailcloth to hold everything but the kitchen sink for a long day at the beach. Owner, Emily...

ABC (Always Be Creating)

When my blog posts first started gaining momentum, I truly believed I would be able to schedule myself to write more on a weekly, or even monthly basis, but the truth is, that felt way too contrived. Every time it came up on my calendar, I felt a tightness instead...

A new year, a new space. (physical and mental)

A whole new world has occurred since my last meaty post for the happenings of my life and what's next for Leland gal. First things first, we welcomed Eddie Arthur to our family in September. Following in his big brother's footsteps, he has been a joyful baby boy. It was...

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats.

How did Leland gal get into this amazing book? As I sit here at my desk to share this story with you, I am still asking myself the same question. This is a lesson on how "you never know until you try" can truly pay off.I've been following Julianne Taylor...

Powder Room with Southern Charm.

When I met Deidre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage last fall when having a trunk show at the Novel Showroom in Charleston, I loved her style and learning about her business. I also cracked up because it was a little chilly for the South that weekend, and she was in...

A peek behind the scenes of summer.

Wow. Middle of August already, and we feel like we were just prepping the shop for opening weekend. It's been a busy one, and outrageously beautiful this summer. I can't remember a time when the garden was this tall, or we went this many days of warm weather and beauty. My...