• Kneebone

    American Capital Advisory just completed its new office space in downtown Ketchum. And because my husband is more interested in building his business than picking out tile I got to be the de facto designer and project manager. 

    Across the hall from the office, they built a three bedroom condo. This is where I got to have some real fun! Here are some pictures that Josh Wells of Sun Valley Photo took for articles in Big Life Magazine and Sun Valley Property News. You will notice lots of Baxter & Jackson pillows and I look forward to using the space for new product shots! 

    Kneebone Living room

    kneebone kitchen

    kneebone dining area

    kneebone outdoor porch

    And these are the not so professional photos...


    There are still a few key pieces missing from the office, but I will share those images eventually!

  • My Home Town: Breakfast and Lunch Edition

    Whenever I visit somewhere I love reading about shops and restaurants from locals. So here is another list of my favorites around Ketchum, Idaho. 

    Konditorei - I love the Chai Latte and their chocolate croissants! And walking around Sun Valley Village is really fun with the kids. Or perusing the shops is fun too if you don’t have kids in tow.

    Sun Valley Konditorei

    Stanley Baking Co. & Cafe – Take a drive up and over Galena. Go for a hike or a dip in the lake, but most importantly start your day at The Stanley Bakery. It is only open seasonally, so be sure to check before you make the drive. And when you go be sure to get the oatmeal pancakes. If you are feeling like you are more in an egg mood: order the pancakes as an appetizer to “share”. I have spent years working on my own oatmeal pancake recipe inspired by The Bakery!

    Stanley Baking Co. & Cafe

    Big Wood Bread – They have two locations in Ketchum so if you are meeting someone make sure you know which one. In town is convenient for pickup or in the summer the patio is nice, but if you want to sit inside during the colder months the industrial area location is best. My favorite menu items are the cilantro lime salad and the tuna melt.

    KB’s - I just love their fish tacos (and if I really want to mix it up I go for the shrimp tacos).

    Wrap City - I always grab a Chinese Chicken Salad Wrap before catching a flight. They travel well and are much better than anything that you can find in the SLC Airport.

    Galena Lodge – Another drive and seasonal spot, but this one is on the south side of Galena pass. Go for a Nordic ski or snowshoe and then hit the lodge for some of the best soup around. Every thing they make is amazing, but there is something about coming in from the cold and getting a warm bowl of soup!

    Galena Lodge

  • Creating a calendar

    The first calendar I made as Christmas gifts for my family was in 2008. Which means 2018 marks the 10th edition! Here is a little recap of how they come together. 

    Original art for Baxter & Jackson 2018 calendar

    First the fun part! I paint. Lots and lots of little paintings. I find inspiration everywhere: tiles, magazines, metal work, children's books, fabric, rugs, logos. 

    Baxter & Jackson Calendar Art edited

    I scan my favorites and start editing. I am play with scale, repeat and colors in photoshop. 

    I pick my 12 favorites (and try really hard not to have a calendar that is entirely pink or blue). 

    I add hand painted dates and finalize the layout.

    2018 Baxter & Jackson calendar piles

    Then the printers in Boise produce copies and I package them.


  • Old calendars or other pretty paper

    As we near the end of the year I find myself with a stack of calendar pages that I just can’t bear to throw away. I confess I have a Baxter & Jackson calendar in almost every room. Here are some of my favorite things to do with them when the calendar is no longer relevant.


    recipe cards, gift tags, place cards, bookmark
    • Recipe Cards – I have a million recipes bookmarked on my ipad, but my go to recipes are on paper.
    • Gift Tags – I make them in all different shapes and sizes. Above I used a round paper punch.
    • Place cards – Boy, girl, boy, girl and no spouses next to one another. This rarely works unless I plan it out in advance and assign seats.
    • Bookmarks – I love a nice thick paper for this, that way when it is buried deep in my book I can easily find it.

    I should have a preview of some of the art for the 2018 calendar soon! I have been painting away.

  • The Little Loveseat

    When we temporarily moved to our current home I abandoned all our furniture to renters who would be in our house for the summer and collected anything I could get my hands on from friends and family. One of those pieces that we were gifted (thanks to the consignment store that wouldn’t take it because it was too dated) was a floral loveseat. I admit it is totally the wrong size for our space and the fabric is well yes, dated. But after a year and a half it has totally won me over. Now I dream about where it will live in our eventual renovation and how I will recover it. Here is a little loveseat recovering inspiration.


    1. This charcoal velvet settee by Anthropologie - and imagine some nail head trim on there too...

    2. A fun pattern by George Smith

    3. A smart pin stripe by Jayson Home

    4. Very Idaho appropriate...this buffalo check by Serena & Lilly

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