smelling the roses

hi friends! sending love and love to you all. i've been spending some time with my family...finishing up work projects...and dreaming a bit. bee learned how to smell (and not eat) flowers last week...and there was just something so breathtakingly beautiful about it and her and those tiny little heavy breaths in. anyways, it made me realize in my own small way how an'ache i was for a genuine, authentic life...filled with smelling life's roses (and maybe sometime eating them too). little ones have a way of reminding us of that..

we're leaving for the ocean on friday. a week away with the loves of my life..time to paint...time to rest...time to collect way too many seashells. (while i'm away you can see peeks of our trip on instagram: @katiespencilbox)

p.s. the summer issue of anthology magazine is coming out and me and matt...our bobbins and our house are all featured inside. here is the trailer and bits from our photo shoot!

Issue No. 12 Trailer from Anthology Magazine on Vimeo.


  1. agree with you- our little kids have a way of reminding us to just relax and enjoy life's simple moments. :)

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  3. I love the picture of the kids looking at the camera, and you and your special man looking at each other. heart explode.

  4. Have fun on your trip! We are leaving for Hawaii tomorrow. Babies at the beach at this age are so fun.

    Looking forward to what's to come for you!

  5. Have a great time away!
    Big Congrats on the Anthology Magazine 'venture!!!
    You are such a beautiful inspiration!!!
    xoxox Jane

  6. Have a wonderful trip, loved the simplicity of this post! x

  7. How exciting!! I always admire photos of your home. I will have to buy this issue for sure.

  8. What a gorgeous dress! May I ask where it is from?!

  9. As usual, this is a perfect post. I love the blurred image and cannot wait for anthology magazine!!

    x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

  10. Hi, Katie! I hope you enjoy your time off & find lots of beautiful ways to be inspired :] I've been a long time reader of your blog, but I'm ready to start speaking up & commenting! Talk to you soon ;]


  11. such a cute little trailer! hope you're having a nice vacation!
    x o.

  12. Oooh, yay, I can't wait to see the magazine!

  13. so excited to pick up a copy! yay! enjoy your vacation. hope it's wonderful!

  14. what a lovely video, thank you!! have the best time ever.

  15. Your blog is amazing! I love your vintage pieces, I recently started my own blog I would love to be a reader, please follow my blog back.

  16. this is such exciting news! i saw this issue when we got it shipped to us at work (Anthro), but i haven't had the chance to thumb through it yet. i'm definitely going to get a copy since one of my favorite bloggers is featured!

    also, i love what you said about living a more authentic life. i've been thinking about that A LOT in the last few months, especially in regards to blogging. i haven't blogged in a long time and i think it's because all of the bloggers out there i know and/or follow (besides you and a handful of others here and there) are so focused on image and getting more followers and becoming "blog famous", as i like to call it. it has saddened me because i don't want to be like that. i just want to live an authentic life and be honest about who i am and not try to turn that into a gimmick. that's why i appreciate your blog so much. i don't feel like you try to be someone you're not, you just document your life and your loves and it's beautiful.

    i definitely wasn't expecting to write all of that out, but when i started thinking more about what you wrote about bee smelling the flowers and how that inspires you, i guess this all just came out HA HA!

    anyway, thanks for being a blogger i admire and am inspired by.
    also, i've been really enjoying your ig photos from the trip! so lovely and gorgeous.


  17. Love, love, love Anthology! Can't wait for the summer issue; I'm sure your shoot was lovely. :)


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