Tuesday, December 7, 2010

craft night.

last night i had some of my sweet friends over for a little impromptu craft night.

we baked, we made wreaths, we watched the singing bee. we had a ball.

my sweet friend and resident photographer, libby came after baby-sitting and took some pictures for us.

(notice loretta, the mixer, looking super fine doing her thing back there in the background)

this is my favorite icing maker and bestest of friends laura. cant believe she is getting married so soon! we have had many, many, MANY wonderful adventures together.

so glad we had crushes on two brothers back in the day and became friends. love you.

see, she is a great icer. must have been all those years at puffy muffin.

and here is our lovely craft. a ribbon wreath.

and here we are with our lovely wreaths. thanks lib for the pictures. your the best.

happy tuesday!

verse for today:
the Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing. Zeph. 3:17

much love,

mary morgan

Friday, December 3, 2010


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much love,

mary morgan

Thursday, December 2, 2010

sarah richardson design.

last year i baby-sat for the cutest little one year old. his mom had great style and it was always a treat to get to hang out with him. we would take walks. play putt-putt. watch the predators. he loved hockey. yes he was one. he was the best baby ever.

his mom recorded this show on hgtv and shared it with me one day and i was hooked. every time i put him down to sleep i would flip through the dvr and watch sarah's house.

it was a canadian hgtv show that you could watch on directTV and she so kindly recorded it for me.

while sarah richardson may not be a southern designer, the canadian designer definitely had a knack for southern style.

check out some of her work on her website here. or just scroll on down and take a peek at some of my favorites.

dear sarah richardson,

i love how you mix classic with contemporary, your use of color, beautiful textures and brilliant mixture of patterns.

and i think you are secretly from the south. just like my other favorite canadian, anne shirley.

much love,

mary morgan

the encyclopedia of sewing.

people always ask me about sewing and tell me they want to learn.

believe it or not before i went to college to study textiles and apparel i could sew a straight line but that was about it.

but after many, many classes and hours upon hours stuck behind a sewing machine in the clothing lab i finally got a good grasp on the whole thing.

i mean they gave me a diploma. so i think i can call my self a sewer now.

but i am still learning everyday.

last year for christmas i got this book and it basically condenses down what i learned over the past four years into a simple version. i highly recommend it if you want to learn more about sewing or if you are a self-taught sewer and just want to go back for some refresher terms.

learning about your fabrics is key. and this book breaks down and defines the basic textiles that you might be using.

i just love everything about textiles. its fascinating to me.

so thanks again martha for teaching us.

i have been waiting for the fabric store to open so i can go pick out some yummy fabrics for a client. did i tell you i love my job?

much love,

mary morgan

Monday, November 29, 2010

life lately.

i went to the beach for a few days pre-thanksgiving.

i really really didn't want to come back.

my mom told me i had to.

(sanibel island, fla.)

katie, please dont hurt me for putting this photo up. it was the only photo i had of us. sorry.

we got to stay at my friend, katie connell's beach house, it was beautiful. and the reason she isn't in this photo is because she was on the phone with her precious grandparents. no, they weren't precious, they were beyond precious. they took us out to eat one night. they were adorable.

thank you katie connell for a great trip!

(captiva island, fla.)

and the big news of my life lately is..

my cousin laura is getting married!

she got engaged on thanksgiving day. i am so excited to help her plan and to be the made-of-honor. we have a lot to do before june! but i was born to plan and i cant wait.

happy monday.

much love,

mary morgan

Thursday, November 18, 2010


a little inspiration from mother teresa for today..

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and its not to early to start thinking about christmas presents either, and what a better gift than a gift that GIVES BACK.

check out some new 147 million orphans designs that can feed a child for a week in haiti and uganda. it is truly a perfect gift. you can order online or find them at some local stores like posh or the shoppes on main in franklin.


also mocha club, another great organization, has started fasionABLE, a line of scarves and other goods to help create sustainable living for women in africa.

the scarves are only $22 and super cute. learn more here.

i love christmas.

and great organizations.

sorry if its too early for christmas talk for some of you, we decorated for christmas at the store this week and i just cant help it. i love it.

happy thursday.

much love,

mary morgan

Monday, November 15, 2010

i wish you joy.

10" by 10" on stretched 1" canvas

email me or leave a comment if interested.

more to come.

much love,

mary morgan

decorate your desktop.

there is no excuse not to have a pretty desktop background.

everyone needs one.

i believe it helps you work better.

and be more productive.

and be a better employee.

so if your boss comes looking over your shoulder tell him/her that you are trying to improve your work ethic. they cant argue that right?

so i have brought some pretty wallpapers all to one place so you can choose your favorite..

cath has more than just floral prints, but i love floral prints. too much. ask my roommates.

i have this one on my computer right now (above), i thought it was very autumn-esque.

Lilly Pulitzer

lilly has more designs on her website, this one was my favorite. she comes out with new ones every season.

kidlark releases a desktop calendar each month, they are super cute.

i am sure there are a TON more out there but these are some of my favorites.

happy monday.

much love,

mary morgan

Monday, November 1, 2010

a farmhouse.

when i think, dream home.. this is the picture that comes to mind.

i love this farmhouse.

this home was featured in country living several years ago and has burned an image in my head of the dreamiest farmhouse.

the outside is simply beautiful and the inside isn't so bad either.. check it out.

to find out more about the home owner and carrie raphael designs click here.

much love,

mary morgan

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

john 14:27

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this verse is one of my favorites.

i hope it brings peace and joy to your heart today! i mean it.

much love,

mary morgan

thanks martha.

martha stewart loves halloween. check out some of these halloween costumes for kids i found on her website (thank you katie for referring me).

this saturday is pumpkinfest in downtown franklin and i COULD NOT be more excited.

i already love little kids that come in the store, but little kids dressed up like little chickens or cowboys is going to be pretty much the best day at work EVER.

thanks martha.

much love,

mary morgan

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

a prayer.

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may this prayer be on repeat in your mind today. print it out and paste it on your computer screen if you have to.

much love,

mary morgan