new project!

when i was home for the fourth, i picked up 2 of these chairs for $10 each thanks to the vision of dear katie who has a knack for house and furniture projects! I am going to cover them with a great vintage fabric i picked up and maybe paint them up in a quirky green...

in stores now!

here are a few more snapshots around the store of some things i worked on! Some new Circo Newborn product as well as my first rack of Cherokee Toddler Girl graphic t's and skirts!


i love wisconsin...

I headed out in the Bug last weekend to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a little vacation with the fam. I must say, if you haven't had the privilege visiting Wisconsin OR Minnesota, you must get your little self up north. The farmland in Wisconsin is truly beautiful..rolling green hills, picturesque red barns, and black and white cows...oh my..and talk about some precious, well-kept, cultured small towns. I made a special trip through Mazomanie, a lovely spot, to treat myself to a little vintage hideaway close to dear emily's home. Above are a few snapshots..I'll post what I got soon!

new things at target!

i have been awful about posting about my stuff in the stores and i promise i will try and be better! for now, here is a snapshot of the new newborn Circo bath merchandise I worked on in stores now!

lisa and jesse.

I have been having a blast working on Save the Dates and wedding invites this summer, one of my favorites being my friend Lisa's! They are getting married near their family cabin in Wisconsin, so that is the feel I wanted to reflect in the invite...My friend Carolyn did the amazing calligraphy!
So happy for these two!

**Are you or a friend getting married?? let me know! I would love to work on a custom Save the Date or Invite for you! Send me an email at abbyhyslop@gmail.com.

a new fave...

one of my new favorite dresses from a vintage store in my new neighborhood...

from the garden.


love this image from louisa hennessy via creature comforts. It's now the desktop on my work computer...


independence day...

I spent a wonderful weekend at home in Oakland. How is it that I can so easily unwind, forget about my life, and slip right into the small town, rural Nebraska life every time I drive past that "Oakland, The Swedish Capital of Nebraska" sign? Sigh. I guess that is the magic of home. Much of our weekend was spent in the hospital holding hands and singing to my sweet grandfather as he passed away... He is an irreplaceable part of our family but we were able to celebrate so much about his life and legacy. One of my favorite parts about this time of year is obviously the fresh food all around us. We spent alot of time in both my mom's garden at the Little House as well as our neighbor Bill's beautiful, huge garden which he so generously lets us eat from. It is truly a sight to see..rows and rows of lettuce, cabbage, radishes, carrots, potatoes, peas, tomatoes, corn, eggplants, cucumbers..You name it, he has a whole row of it. We also got to visit the farm my mom is now getting fresh cream, eggs and chickens from. I am glad she can support and appreciate what they are doing on their farm. If I didn't have to work every day, I think I would take a few weeks off and go be an "intern" at their farm! Love it. Love the 4th. Love my fam.