Palm to Pine Design  is the most perfect collaboration of a brand name for me that I could cry thinking about how much I love it. Too much? #sorrynotsorry. Hey, I'm a mom,  I cry a lot now.

One of my favorite places in the world to be is on the beach. Give me sand in my toes, and a cocktail with an umbrella and of course a palm tree overhead and I am literally the happiest person on the planet. Palm trees instantly make me smile, and they have littered the decor in my room since I was a teenager. My taste has improved since the DIY trading spaces days of cutting out calendar images of beaches, but my love for them hasn't changed.

My other happy place? In the mountains among the pine trees. Fresh mountain air mixed in with campfire smoke gathered around with family and friends feels truly at home to me. I could spend a week under the stars without a care in the world, it makes me grin just thinking about it.  

I have spent years wanting to rename my Etsy Shop, formerly Twisted Sister Shop, but never felt *just right* about anything. When I got news of an exciting feature for my business in Mingle Magazine, I knew it was time to make the change.

 

I proposed the idea of a name change to my Mom Tribe on our walking trail, another place near my heart where we have walked hundreds of miles (literally) since our babies were weeks old, and the pieces started to fall into place. If you believe in positive signs from the universe, then you know this name is right for me. I proposed the idea of using Palm in my new name, but wanted something to go with it. I liked the idea of a word that started with P, and Marie suggested Pine. "You're happiest in the mountains with your family." As we continued to talk about the idea, I realized that the last two parties I had thrown were a vintage Palm Springs favorite things party, and a buffalo plaid camping party, Palm to Pine. It could not be a more perfect fit.

 

The universe was running me over telling me this was the right thing to do, and the little dream that had been tucked away into a corner of my heart was set on fire.