3.20.2017

Happy Spring


I love spring! It's the "renaissance" season--a time of re-birth and re-commitment to life, love and happiness. It's the season of "fresh starts" and "clean slates," a time to re-define one's goals, vision and purpose. Today I choose to be humble, compassionate, kind and confident. I choose to live a life of joy and intention. I choose sunshine, fresh air and flowers.

"...if we had no winter, spring would not be so pleasant. If we had no taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." --Anne Bradstreet

"...spring is the sun shining on the rain...and the rain falling on the sunshine." --The Secret Garden

"...that is one good thing about this world. There are always sure to be more springs." --L.M. Montgomery

"...the beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."  Harriet Ann Jacobs


3.06.2017

The Creative Petunia: Sunshine + Blooms



Unseasonably warm weather around the USA {and always here in the sunshine state!} has me eagerly anticipating the soon-to-be months of spring and summer! I recently discovered Fabric.com, and this site is a treasure trove of ideas to bring warmth and bold florals inside, outside + everywhere in between! Redecorate your pool house, start a nautical-themed project, design summer dresses for the family and more. The possibilities are endless! 

Shop all prints here, or check out my favorites below.

This cream print brings a bohemian vibe to any project. Sew leggings, jumpers, aprons and more with the nature-inspired fabric. It’s 95% cotton and 5% spandex, making it a little stretchy for additional comfort.


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This lightweight cotton jersey knit fabric is perfect for t-shirts, summer lounge shorts, leggings, children’s clothes and more. Use this print to create a mother-daughter look that’s perfect for summertime beach photos.


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This bright floral fabric has hints of lime, magenta, white and peach on a teal background. The vibrant fabric is perfect for outdoor cushions or a beach cover up. 

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Bring green, blue, pink, hot orange, red and maroon into your next quilting or DIY project. The fabric is lightweight, 100% cotton and can be machine-washed in cold water, making it a good choice for blankets or apparel projects.

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3.03.2017

Labels We Love: Soia + Kyo



Sport simple, luxurious outerwear this season with new looks from SOIA & KYO.  I recently stumbled upon this brand and was highly impressed by the feel and quality {and chic designs!} of each coat. They are ideal for all seasons--especially for areas of the country still struggling with that transition from full-blown winter to the beauty {and sunshine!} of spring. 

The Montreal-based brand creates masterful outerwear with a contemporary yet timeless feel. A brand for both guys + gals, here are some of my favorites from their newest collection {and bonus news: FREE shipping!}


Pictured in Oatmeal, this trench is water-repellent and made from stretch cotton — perfect for a rainy day. Metallic accents give the coat a modern feel and the over-sized hood provides a dramatic touch and is big enough to be functional on drizzly afternoons.


This bomber-style jacket is a classic look for any occasion this spring. The dropped shoulder gives it a relaxed feel, making it perfect for running errands or catching a weekend game. The jacket also comes in rose {a great color for this time of year!} and black.




The RYLEE leather jacket is versatile and slimming. Wear it as a modern take on the traditional blazer for your next job interview or pair it with jeans and a v-neck for a clean, sleek look. The RYLEE comes in stone and black.




SOIA & KYO’s KATHRYN vest is a must-have for anyone that loves to layer looks, but doesn’t want to "turn up the heat" in the process. The design features large lapels, a high-low hemline and side slits. It’s available in rose, pictured here, and black.



 Happy Weekend, lovelies!


3.01.2017

Petunia Picks: The March Edit


When I think of March, I think of luck, the color green and the many wonderful promises of spring {my favorite season!} I love incorporating these thoughts into my style--a small, but sweet, tribute to the month and all it represents.

With March being the month of St. Patrick, you can't go wrong in this super cute lucky hoodie from Ily Couture. Ideal over your favorite skinny jeans, it's the perfect tribute! I also love the sweatshirt and this super adorable style for your little one. 

This clover charm bracelet from Alex + Ani represents blessing, fortune and prosperity--something I wish not only for myself and my family, but for all of you as well! I also love supporting great causes through style, and this Save The Sea Turtles bracelet from Pura Vida is the perfect accessory for March.

I find it fun to switch phone cases from month to month--a reset and refresh for an item you see ten times {plus!} daily! This floral iPhone case by Sonix fits my theme perfectly {a pop of yellow--all the better!} 

And the month wouldn't be complete without a green {oh-so-chic!} tote to set the mood. The Tory Burch Gemini Tote, with it's traditional link motif, is the perfect place to store some of that gold you received from the pot at the end of the rainbow. ; )

May your days be blessed with luck and love!