Saturday, August 31, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Sale!

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy 15% off all orders in SP Home with coupon code "September"! Good through Monday at midnight. 

Happy Weekend All!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

To the Weekend!

This weekend will be full. There will be work. There will be lots of Ben Howard and  Miles Davis, and country music. There will be fellowship. There will be cleaning and prep for my wonderful dad's visit next week. There will be comforting & lovely moments with my husband, and glorious time in God's word. There will be mountains, and coffee, and maybe some rain. And I can't wait.

(Image via Coffee in Tea Pots)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mountain Living

What life around the cabin has looked like as of late...

Big 'ol Sunflowers growing outside...

Hanging out with the neighbor's ducks

Riding on the bike path...

Hiking through the Tetons with my love...

 Walking around the yard...

Enjoying fresh raspberries, eggs, and garlic from our generous friends and neighbors...

All photos from my instagram. Follow along @Silverpencils

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations Sarah King! You've won $40 worth of loot to SP Home! Please email me ( to collect your prize! 

Thank- you to everyone else who entered the SP Home Anniversary Giveaway! Feel free to take 10% off any order until Thursday with the coupon code "THANKYOU"

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Last Day of Sale!

Don't miss out! Today is the last day to to take advantage of the BEST SALE Silver Pencils Home has ever had! 25% off everything!

Use coupon code LAUNCHPARTY at checkout for discount to be applied.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Friday, August 23, 2013

To the Weekend!

Happy Friday all! This week was crazy! Between preparing for and launching the new kids line, celebrating the anniversary of SP Home, making and shipping out orders, having multiple car issues, and then just the everyday regularness of life... I must say I am looking forward to the weekend! I'm still going to work just a tiny bit this weekend, but I'm going to try and take a good portion off- because I need to recharge a little :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! And don't forget: you have until Monday at midnight to enter the $40 giveaway to SP Home and you have until Sunday to get 25% off of everything in SP Home by using the coupon code LAUNCHPARTY.

Happy Weekend and see you next week!

(Image via the decorista)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

SP HOME Anniversary Giveaway!!

Woo- Hoo!! Silver Pencils Home officially turns 1 today! And to celebrate the madness, I'm giving away $40 worth of loot to one lucky winner! That means you can get a fall scarf, multiple headbands,  jewelry, products from the new kids line, etc... you choose! And there are multiple ways to enter- because the more ways to win, the better right? 

The giveaway ends Monday at midnight and don't forget you can still take advantage of 25% off all items in  SP Home until Sunday. Just make sure to use coupon code LAUNCHPARTY at checkout.

Thanks for all of your love & support thus far! I'm so grateful for all of you!!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

First Ever Giveaway Tomorrow!

In celebration of SP Home's 1 year  Anniversary, I'll be doing our first ever giveaway tomorrow right here on the blog! And don't forget to take advantage of the 25% off the entire shop through Sunday- just enter coupon code LAUNCHPARTY at checkout... it's one good week over here at Silver Pencils!

See you tomorrow!

(Image via This is Glamorous)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SP KIDS Launch Party & Discount Code!

Yay!! Today is the launch party for SP Kids! So exciting! In honor of this very special day (and in collaboration with the anniversary of  SP Home this coming Thursday), I will be giving a 25% discount to all orders in SP Home through Sunday (August 25th). Just enter the coupon code LAUNCHPARTY at checkout to receive your discount! With savings this huge, you can get something for baby and yourself! More items will enter the Kids line come fall and winter- but for now, this will be the signature line. Since some products were used from vintage and or/ leftover fabric from other projects in the past, there are a limited quantity available for some products.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks so much for the encouragement I've received from so many of you! I am so grateful for all of it!!

Here are just some of the products from the now available SP Kids Line!

Geometric Tie Headwrap

XOXO Knotted Heart Headband

Organic Rustic Deer Children's Beanie

Mountain Man Newborn Beanie

Organic Floral Knot Headwrap

Navy Birds Tie Headwrap

Navy Sparrow Tie Headwrap

Peach Birds Tie Headwrap

Strawberry Lace Headband

Chic Children's Knot Headband

Sugar Sparkle Headband

All products available in SP Home under the SP Kids tab

Top Image via Pinterest

Monday, August 19, 2013

SP Kids Launches Tomorrow!!

Getting ready for the launch of my SP Kids Line tomorrow!! So exciting!! And  I'm not gonna lie... I might be slowly adding some of them to the shop today :) See you tomorrow with goodies for all of the kiddos in your life!

PS- Shout out to the adorable Miss Emma for modeling my XOXO Hearts Headband!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Such an Exciting Weekend!

You wanna know a secret? I've got one exciting week ahead of me. Not only is Silver Pencils Home turning 1 next week! Whaaat?!! Already?!? But... I'm also launching my new SP Kids line!! That's right! 2 big things in 1 week! And I'm thinking all this exciting stuff means some pretty exciting things for you too- like a big discount... some new products.... and maybe a giveaway too?! It's going to be awesome. So make sure to stop by so you don't miss it!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

Image via

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

One year...

I was playing around with the app Flipagram on my phone and decided to put together a short video (under a minute) of photos from the last year- kind of like if you could condense an entire year into one minute- what would it look like? The app only lets you use photos from your instagram so it's not a complete look- but I like the glimpse it gives- and I love that you can put it to music.

Here's how my past year looked...

 All photos from my instagram. Follow along @Silverpencils

Monday, August 12, 2013

DIY Lettuce Garden

A couple months ago my husband made us a lettuce garden in the side yard and since then- we haven't bought lettuce once... and we eat A LOT of salads. So besides being a great investment, it's also just been really awesome to grow something that's not only so useful to use- but that I also no longer have to worry about going to waste.

Here's how he did it...

First, he went to the local garden center and purchased some lettuce that had already began to grow. (We also have lettuce that we grew from seed that are just now getting large enough- that's a cheaper option for sure- but our growing season is super short up here so I think we'll go this route from now on).

He also picked up some good compost...

And Garden Soil...

I had cleared this section a couple days earlier. Danny then dug a hole in the ground to put the culvert in the ground (we found it already cut at this length at the local Habitat for Humanity Restore for $10)

Maverick's a really good helper...

 After he dug a hole large enough to fit the culvert a little more than half way in, he filled the culvert about half way with regular soil and then covered it with newspaper (to keep weeds from growing up)...

And then covered the newspaper with chicken wire (to keep our many moles from coming up through that)...

Afterwards, he filled the remaining area with the garden soil and planted each of the various types of lettuce and bok choi...

And then poured a generous layer of the compost on top...

The lettuce has grown abundantly since then. We water it frequently and trim it often...

So I can enjoy yummy salads like this...

We are definitely going to grow our own lettuce each spring and summer from now on. Although next year we've decided to add some kale to the mix.

Photos from my instagram. Follow along @Silverpencils

Friday, August 9, 2013

To my Papa...

Today, my Papa would have been 84. I can't believe he's been gone 4 years... and I still miss him LIKE CRAZY. I've already had myself a good cry, and I don't doubt that there will be more throughout the day. I've looked through pictures and reread this post. And I know if he were still around, he'd be making a fuss over us making a fuss about him. He'd be saying today is like any other day, to save our money, and to not buy him gifts. He'd be running to the grocery store for my Grandma Chicken who'd be giving him a hard time in her half Japanese/ half English slang- what is that? Japalish? Englanese? And he'd be at the market- buying things we like- never things for himself.

And at the end of all of it, after getting upset at us for buying him presents, for making a fuss over him, and after eating take out pizza (their birthday splurge) and homemade birthday cake, I'd find him outside- having a smoke, taking in the view, with Maverick by his side. I'd sit with him as the hot, California, summer air began to cool, and just enjoy being next to him.

Happy Birthday Papa. I miss every single thing about you.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mountain Living

A little glimpse into what life around Jackson has looked like as of late...

A couple weeks ago I headed out to the Moulton Barn to do some reading and meditating amid God's beautiful creation...

Earlier that morning I had dined on Croque Madame at Persephone Bakery...

Hanging out with the pups on our lawn...

Taking in the abundant thunderstorms we've been having...

Babysitting a beautiful, little girl...

More horses...

And some owls...

Driving home after an early morning bagel run...

 And an after work hike up Snow King...

All photos from my instagram. Follow along @Silverpencils