As life leaps forward I fell back (in love) with baby fun.
When asked to create a shower invitation, I found that child’s play now is style play.
Authentic, creative and  plush – baby lush is everywhere. Enjoy.

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Sea inspired baby blanket I made for the shower.  Ships ahoy, it’s a boy!
joelledesign blanket

old fashion / new fashion:  handmade dolls by Jess Brown turns their frown upside down

music ball: come on, come on baby – twist no pout

mini things mean a lot

S is for styley sister snake

hearts for hire baby inspired

home spun family fun
cool mom meets drool mom: teething necklace

powder pouf – baby proof

felt pom poms feel festive: baby décor

soft and sporty spill stoppers: attached to glass

cuddle duds for little studs

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Pantone announced the color of the year and it’s Marsala!
Just like the color of the fortified wine it is, the rich warm shade of red-brown
is earthy, yet sophisticated.
It’s flattering against skin tones – think make-up, clothes & jewelry.
When used in a matte finish the look tends to be more organic
and with a sheen, more glamorous.
See how this versatile color can work in your world.,,20687819_20878924_30268357,00.html

Everyone loves this dip!
Whenever my sister has a party – she requests it.
With the ingredients handy, it takes 5 minutes to make.

1 c sour cream
1 c mayonnaise
1/4 c heavy cream
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp smoky paprika
2 tsp honey

Put all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk until well mixed.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
Serve with vegetables

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I fell deep in Jungle Love when asked to create a tablescape for the
Ohio Design Center’s second annual Entertaining by Design benefit (for North Union Farmers Market).
Fittingly local interior designers are given carte blanche to create thematic tabletops
for the public to be inspired by.
As a nod to the Lion King’s 20th anniversary  –
The Lion Eats Tonight is a room created to curl up and eat in…
fluffy furs, a plethora of oversized plantings, jumbo marshmallows, a cozy campfire,
all coupled with the rich accessories of the Baker Showroom.
My table, layered in many raw materials was a little outside the box
and was awarded by the judges as Best Interpretation of Chosen Theme.

As one of 3 winners I was invited to present my jungle tablescape on
‘Kickin’ it with Kenny’ on Fox 8 in Cleveland.
Check it out here

Marsh madness!

Heating up the Lion’s Den
joelledesign/The Lion Eats Tonight
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