Lisa Leonard Designs

hiking the bluffs montana de pro

May 27th | adventures, family, san luis obispo

We’ve been hiking a lot lately and it’s been so fun! One of the easier hikes we’ve done is off the beaten path and absolutely breath-taking. It’s land owned by PG&E so you have to enter by walking past a gate and sign into the ranger station. The views are staggering and the landscape is easy to navigate. Check out these pics.

Maybe we should have a gathering in San Luis Obispo and I’ll take you to my favorite restaurants, show you some beautiful hikes and of course we could do a little thrifting too. Wouldn’t that be fun?

hello snapshots of a weekend

May 25th | blog friends, hello monday

Hello friends! Technically it’s still the weekend since the boys are out of school today. Hooray for long weekends, right? We had some friends stay with us this weekend and you might recognize their cute faces. I’ve got some fun pics to share and some hellos for a brand new week. Ready, set go!

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello music. Steve played guitar and Ma joined in. So cute!

Hello Hands Gallery. Love these art pieces made with license plates.

Hello sweet Whitely family. We miss you already!

Hello happy Matthias. This was his silly face when our table was finally ready at almost 8pm. Hungry and thankful!

Hello cute bike.

Hello awesome band–Ragbone Saints. Their music was good.

Hello taking time to sit and just be. Much needed.

Hello sweet boy–you stole my heart.

Hello downtown–shops and food and lights and things to see.

Hello happy baby. Natalie is maybe the sweetest baby ever.

Hello pretty spaces downtown.

Hello yellow daisies and sandals.

Hello opening my heart to a new week.

Hello Las Vegas trade show.

Hello squeezing in a family hike today.

Hello counting down the days to summer–only 18 days of school left!!

Hello to YOU! It’s a brand new week with beauty waiting to be found. What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there.

loving vintage roadway signs

May 21st | blog friends, decorating, shops i love

I couldn’t wait to share these with you! I’ve been looking for some fun vintage roadway signs and I haven’t been able to find them anywhere. And guess who created some ADORABLE signs with a perfect vintage feel? Yep, Barn Owl Primitives.

These remind me of long road trips on heading North on the 5 freeway to see cousins.

Picnic! Food! Scenic spot!

So fun.

I love the simple brown and white with sanded edges. So sweet! And perfect with some sunny flowers and a funky lamp. Lamp DIY here.

Do these evoke road trip memories for you?

Yay SuMmEr!! Let’s take a road trip and have some fun.

You can see all the vintage street signs here. And use code LLD25 for 25% off anything in the Barn Owl Shop. Awesome!

**Click here to shop**

maxi pants {aka gauchos}

May 20th | what I'm wearing

I stumbled across what I thought was a maxi skirt at Anthropologie the other day and when I tried it on, I realized it was actually pants. They are so comfortable and flowy–I fell in love with them! And they are on clearance, so that’s awesome too! I’m pretty sure these will be worn with a tee and flip flops all summer.

I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

The color is kind of a brick red, not a rosy red like it’s pictured on the anthro site.

The wide elastic waist makes them flattering and comfortable.

They run a big, so if you’re between sizes, go down a size. I’m wearing medium.

Of course I topped it off with a basic black hand and denim jacket. Easy.

And this necklace is always a win.

 Outfit details: Pants, Anthropologie. Black tank, Old Navy. Denim jacket, Gap. Sandals, Target. Bag, Stitch Fix. Next step necklace, My shop.

Happy Wednesday friends. xx

finding balance

May 19th | thoughts

I often get asked how I ‘find balance’. If balance means the house is clean, the kids are attended to, I’m caught up on emails and I’m wearing a cute outfit with lipstick—then I have never found balance. My house is a mess, my kids are loved, my email list is long and I wear the same jeans almost every day.

Balance is illusive. What does ‘balance’ look like? How can we as busy moms find it? I have a slightly different perspective that’s helped me.

I’m blogging over at {in}courage today. Hop over to read the rest!

hello this hello that

May 18th | hello monday

Hello to you!

It’s a new week, ready or not.  It’s a chance to find beauty in the midst of the crazy. Let’s do this.

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello little family. These three boys are my world.

Hello trying to keep our heads above water. Honestly, it’s just crazy right now in the workshop. We are working hard to keep up.

Hello take out food and pizza. I haven’t been cooking much and I’m anxious to get back into our routine.

Hello taking moments to breathe deeply and soak up some fresh air. So important.

Hello grace. I am reminding myself a lot these days that my value isn’t based on my failures or successes.

Hello silly David. He has been throwing his arms around my neck lately and then nuzzles in for some snuggles. Nothing better.

Hello pancakes for breakfast. With chocolate chips, of course!

Hello listening to this album. I’m not ashamed.

Hello to you! What are you saying hello to this week? Let’s greet today with an open heart. Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there!

dressed up/down to business

May 12th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

Things have just been completely nuts lately! We had our biggest mother’s day season ever! Super exciting but it brings some late orders, a huge influx of customer emails and some unhappy people. We’re working overtime to try to email everyone back, return calls and make it all right. If you’re one of the people whose order was late, I’m so sorry! Behind every order is a person who matters and who is deeply loved. My desire is that every order is hand-crafted with care and arrives on time. And if we haven’t succeeded then I want to make it right. And Steve, myself and the team are working overtime to make that happen.

So in the meantime, I’m throwing on a fun dress, comfy shoes and working as hard as I can. This dress was my mother’s day gift and I absolutely adore it. It’s super comfy and flowy and kind of dressy. Perfect.

Outfit details: Dress, Anthropologie. Sandals, Target. Denim jacket, Gap. Bag, Stitch Fix. Necklace, rings, My shop.

Alright friends, back to work. Have a fabulous day and know that you’re loved.

hello home {the best!}

May 11th | adventures, dominican republic

Hello friends! We are back home and soaking up lots of extra cuddles and family time. We had a great time in the DR–very productive with some fun and even a little bit of sightseeing! It’s beautiful and I love the DR–but there’s no place like home, right?

Today I’m sharing pics of our time last week and saying hello to a brand new week. Join me?

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello Altos de Chavon. It’s an artists colony with incredibly stone work. Truly breath-taking!

Hello finding love. It’s everywhere.

Hello time with my love. So thankful for him.

Hello stone steps–so much detail.

Hello hard working rhino.

Hello golden flowers, golden sunset.

Hello church built 50 years ago that looks thousands of years old.

Hello breeze through the palm trees.

Hello nighttime at the marina.

Hello little star twinkling above the trees.

Hello fresh fish. Very fresh. I don’t think I’ve ever had such fresh fish.

Hello delicious. I wan’t sure how to eat it but I figured it out.

Hello all done. Yum.

Hello color and light.

Hello laundry and emails. {I’m always saying hello to those!}

Hello snuggling with my boys. So happy to be home!

Hello sipping an extra cup of coffee to fight the jet lag.

Hello needing a day off to get the house in order.

Hello new designs to photograph and share with you!

Hello getting back into our rhythm with eating good and exercising.

Hello to YOU! It’s a brand new week with beauty to be found. What are you saying hello to this week?
Leave some hellos in the comments section or link your own hello monday post there.

hiking bishop’s peak, san luis obispo

May 8th | adventures, san luis obispo

Last weekend we hiked Bishop’s Peak off Foothill in San Luis Obispo. It was harder than I thought! It’s do-able, we just took our time. Steve carried David in the backpack. At the end, we all had a huge feeling of accomplishment!

Going down was a little scarier than coming up. So good for us to stretch ourselves and try new things.

It’s Friday and we are heading home to the boys. I absolutely cannot wait to see them. What are you weekend plans?

salvage life, long beach, ca

May 6th | older posts, shops i love

A couple weeks I met up with my twin sis, Chrissie for breakfast in Long Beach. I had David with me–so he got to hang out with the girls. And he had so much fun {almost as much fun as we did!}. We ate at Bake-n-Broil then walked over to Salvage Life–an adorable boutique, for some inspiration. This shop is amazing! I took lots of pics to share with you. Check it out.

Isn’t it charming? You can shop Salvage Life online here or follow her on Instagram here.

Just looking at these pics makes me want more sister time! I can’t get enough.
Happy Wednesday, friends!