Sign up to get your daily dose of Miss Mustard Seed:

prove yourself wrong

I have some things to share tonight, but I'm going to do something I don't usually (or ever) do.  I'm going to ask you to watch this video first and then read the post.  The reason is that I'm going to talk about the video and I don't want you to read all about it before you watch it.  Okay?  Deal? Did you watch it?  Okay, now you can read... So, Saturday morning, I was showering to get ready  (read more …)

styling tips | for photo

Welcome to the third and final part of this "styling tips" series! If you missed the first two parts and want to catch up, the links are below... styling tips | for home styling tips | for retail In this part, we'll talk about styling for photography.  This is the one that I do most.  I think even when I'm styling for retail or in my house, I'm thinking about how photogenic it will be!  I  (read more …)

soda crate + dress form display

When it comes to creative display ideas, I try to "keep my head down" or "keep my blinders on" to some extent, so that my ideas aren't too heavily influenced by trends or other creatives. But, sometimes I feel a little stuck in a rut and I need to cruise for some fresh inspiration. It's definitely a fine tightrope to walk! As I was getting ready for Lucketts, though, I needed some fresh  (read more …)

behind the scenes | online shop

     Since the online shop has been a big focus in the studio for the past couple of weeks, I thought I would share a little bit of the "behind the scenes" for those who are curious about our process. Our process has been a bit all over the place, since we don't do this regularly, but we're getting into a groove and are becoming more efficient. In fact, Kriste and I spent the majority of the day  (read more …)

the business brain & the human heart

Before I get into the thick of it, I have to say that you all overwhelm me so often!  The first installment of the Lucketts Leftover Sale went live today and pieces were selling before I could even get everything live on the site.  So, I'm "listening" to what you're "saying" and I need to have more things for sale online on a more regular basis.  That's a part of a grand plan, anyway, but I can  (read more …)

back to work & other things…

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend.  My three day weekend was actually an eight day weekend, since I took a week off to recover from the Lucketts Spring Market (and months of work leading up to it!)  I still did computer work...e-mail, blog posts, social media, etc., but I took a break from going into the studio.  I really needed that time to step away and recharge. I had some appointments.  I  (read more …)

styling tips | for retail

I've written several posts about styling over the years, but I've grown a lot and learned a lot along the way and it's probably time for an update.  (I have also received a few comments and e-mails about it lately.) Styling is a broad topic, so I'll break this up into a series.  In my work, I do three kinds of styling - for photography, for the home, and for retail.  They all have similarities,  (read more …)

Lucketts 2016 Recap | part 3

Saturday was the early day of the Lucketts Market, kicking things off at 8:00, so it meant another early morning after a full day Friday.  I also didn't sleep very well the night before.  My mind was swimming with the events of the day and the tasks for the next.  Sometimes it's just hard to shut it off. We drove down to Lucketts and it rained the entire way.  The forecast was so grim, I even  (read more …)