my mummies




My mummies…le sigh. I took full advantage of the fact that this might be the last year I can suggest their costumes, and thankfully, they were into the idea! These were a labor of love for me…while they weren’t difficult to make (this is not a DIY tutorial), with hardly any extra time (or sewing skills), it was a challenge. It only came together in the eleventh hour! Seriously – until this morning, I wasn’t even sure my vision would come to life (but it did…exhale). I took these photos right before we headed trick-or-treating (you can see that action on snapchat: hutchsusan). The one of them together laughing is my new favorite – Marie is so mature, always knowing when her brother could use a good laugh.




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minted holiday



I know, I know…it’s still October. However, as we all know – if you’re hoping for a great Christmas card photo, you most likely already finished your photo shoot! It’s crazy how fast the holidays arrive, and it seems to get faster every year, doesn’t it? Minted just released their new holiday collection and it has my wheels turning! Since this year was eventful for us, I’m planning to include our travels on our card, although considering our move, these are tempting. I’ve got my eye on their new letterpress cards as well as their signature double + triple thick paper options…be still my heart. I recently upgraded thank you cards and upon receiving one my Mom said, “you could break your foot if you dropped this!” – YES. That’s the kind of paper I want in my life. If you haven’t already, check out all that Minted has to offer!

this post is sponsored by minted…as always, all words + opinions are my own

notre dame – part deux




I’m finally getting around to sharing the colorful second set of photos from our beautiful afternoon in Paris. Taken by my friend Ashley Ludaescher, these images perfectly capture the joy we all felt. We made memories there that will never be forgotten – in fact, the kids bring it up all the time and ask when we’re going back. Someday I tell them….hopefully, someday soon. Check out part un (all black + white photography) for more about our day, and click through to see more!


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periscope open house



Exciting news friends! I’m participating in the first ever Periscope open house! Organized by the the talented duo of House of Brinson, it will feature eight incredible homes. I’ll be sharing a LIVE look at our new industrial loft, including the first ever peek at Henry + Marie’s new room! Each tour will be a whirlwind 15 minutes, starting at 10 AM EST. Here’s how to watch: download the Periscope app and follow “vintagedesignme”, which is where the tour begins. You will then be prompted to each new tour – mine starts at 10:15 (you can go ahead and follow me there: fleurishing). You will get a peek into a variety of homes – don’t miss it! You can learn more here if you’re not familiar with the app. See you there!

#periscopeopenhouse | sunday, october 18th 10 AM EST | watch the replay here

memory lane



We just returned from a trip down south to Charlotte, North Carolina. I don’t talk about Charlotte much, but it’s where both mr. fleurishing and I lived for many years, met, and married. We went down to spend time with Parker’s family (in celebration of his 40th), built around a business conference he had. It was a busy week, but we made time to visit the estate where we were married in 2009. Built in 1913, the Van Landingham Estate is an escape in the heart of Charlotte, and it won us over with it’s character + gorgeous gardens. We hadn’t been back since then, so bringing our children there was really special. It was a beautiful day, and you better believe I brought my camera to capture Henry + Marie there.




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