Hey, I'm Tracey. The word kaleidoscope is derived from Greek words meaning observer of beautiful forms, and the intent of my blog is to be a kaleidoscope of all types of design that I love and which inspire me. I hope it will give you inspiration too.

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mountain getaway

happy wednesday! recently i went on a weekend getaway with five of my long-time girlfriends to a very cute mountain cabin. it was so awesome to spend time with these gals, catch up and just hang out. oh, and drink wine too! and we ran out! i snapped these pics hiking around the cabin and the grounds. i just loved these adorable, colorful birdhouses decorating the cabin and along the fenceposts, and there were so many cool, interesting & picturesque plants to take pictures of, i was in heaven. the cozy winter setting and wonderful camaraderie made it such a lovely weekend. i'd love to hear about a fun getaway weekend you've had recently. leave me a comment if you have the chance.


art prints aplenty

hello! the new year for me has gotten off to a great start so far, and i have hit the ground running with my designing! i submitted several designs to the first ever minted art prints challenge; take a look at these cute, fun designs. which one do you like the best? 

i had so much fun creating these art designs for the challenge and loved thinking on a larger scale. I can so see the Beautiful Buggies, Peppy Puppy and Cute Kitty prints in a child's room! And i can picture the Romantic Ruffled Dress LOVE or Love Birds prints in a ladies bedroom or boudoir.  If you have a sec, click on the designs and rate them over at minted, i'd so appreciate it. 



bring on spring

now that the holidays are basically over, i am looking forward to spring!! i saw this cute and perky Laura Ashley bedding recently, and it made me want to freshen up our dark bedding with some light and airy spring colors. might be a little too pink & feminine for the hubby but the colors & patterns would be lovely in a brightly sunlit guestroom. are you ready for spring too?


sweet lil' chef


happy monday! this past weekend, a lovely neighbor of ours brought my daughter the cutest early christmas present - this cute, cute, cute jessie steele candy canes & holly apron sized perfectly for a child. So adorable! we made pancakes for breakfast and our sweetie helped stir the batter in her new, festive apron! how cute is that?


season's greetings


i have been fortunate this season to have three holiday card designs for sale - evening snowflakes on Minted and elegant holiday circle & lively ornaments for sale on Indigo Prints. it has been so fun to create these festive cards! i was also approached recently by the gallery collection about submitting holiday designs for their 2012 collection and my design above, fluttering snowflakes, was chosen to be included in their collection for next year. Yea! i feel very lucky and thankful to be doing what i love doing.

i'm so excited for 2012 and all of the possibilities that await! how about you?