Impromptu

On my last day in California we met friends for breakfast in Laguna Beach. We had an amazing breakfast at Nick's and then spent the rest of the afternoon looking through incredible and inspiring art galleries, bead shopping and even an impromptu photo session. When you find an amazing door like this…you HAVE to take photos…it is the camera law (didn't you know?). Jenny Doh left before all this lovely photo action..she missed out.           (BEAUTIFUL …

Time To Breathe

The night of the Crescendoh launch party we all stayed up way too late. All us girls curled up on beds…and no…there was no pillow fight. We talked until the wee hours of the morning and had to make ourselves go to bed. The next morning we slept in, made breakfast and talked some more….we are really good at that one! We decided the best day would not have much of a plan and it would definitely include the beach. …

We Have Lift Off

Sometimes you need to grab an amazing friend, make plane reservations, fly across the country and surprise a friend that is having a launch party for her new business. You may also need to get ready for said party in about 10 minutes because you were in California traffic for hours. You may also not mind a bit because you are laughing so hard and having such a great time. This is the story of many friends coming together to …

Crazy Road To Health

It was eight years ago. I was three months pregnant with our second child. My mom was visiting and giving me a head rub…which she always does when she visits me (don't you just love mamas). I was extremely tired and talking to both Kelly and my mom. I started to not talk correctly.  What I was thinking in my head was coming out as something else when I spoke. My left hand then went numb. This was followed by …

Mama Said Sew

Being that my birthday and Mother's Day were so close together I was blessed with a five day run of celebration. I will not even pretend I was complaining. In my last post I told you that I asked to go hiking for my birthday. We decided to head to Fort Collins to hike Horsetooth with the kids. Because we used to live in Ft. Collins we stayed the whole weekend and made it a little get away with the …

The Best Gifts

When I was a child I never understood why when I would ask my mom what she wanted for her birthday she always said things like…I don't want anything…..I just want to spend the day together….I just want something you have made. It is so interesting how things change as you get older.  I now understand what she was saying.  She was asking for time. She was asking for the things that really matter. I understand that "things" are nice …

Friday Favs

Because I love pretty…I thought you would too. Happy Friday. Enjoy the pretties! Violet Bella Photography Pretty Birdie    Bohemiennes   Ruta Jasiuniene Volume Twenty Five *********************************************** Our weekend will be the drag race for the boys:-), The American Girl store for me and my sweet girl (and some friends are joining us), dinner with friends, bike rides and hopefully seeing Letters To Juliet with friends. What does your weekend look like? Whatever you do I hope it is relaxing …

Wanderlust

Wanderlust! Do you get it? Do you travel to different towns, states or countries and then come home and dream about living there? I know in my soul I am a gypsy. I could move every few years and love it. I would miss my friends but I also love meeting new people. I have lived in Illinois, Alabama, Washington DC, Virginia and Colorado. I have not traveled out of the country too often but I have been blessed to …

Opened Doors

   Sometimes you know that doors will begin to open and you just don't know what those doors will look like. Sometimes you wonder if you will recognize these opportunities and especially if you will be ready for them. Will you be brave? ********************************* About four months ago I was checking my email in bed…like I do every morning (I love my iphone). There was an email from Amy, a woman I had "met" through blogging, and she was asking …

And The Winner Is……

"I bought my bag!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!! I can't wait for it to arrive. Since I love it (and you) so much, I posted your store to my blog and Facebook!!! I want more!!!!!" So Miss Maija Lepore…you are the winner of the $200 gift certificate to my shop. Maija…just go ahead and start shopping!! I am now off for an early morning hike with my family. ************************************ For everyone that did not win you can thank my husband….I just sat in …

A Few More

I wanted to remind you that you have a FEW MORE days to enter HERE for the $200 gift certificate to my shop. Thank you for the wonderful response to my new collection. It is so fun to work so hard on something and then have so many of you love it too! I have been busy wrapping up all your orders and I am almost caught up. I will be restocking the store soon with more of the new …