Last week I did a little Q&A over on Cleobella’s blog as part of their ‘Bella Beauty Tribe’ feature. I was so honored to be included. I have been following along with Cleobella’s journey for years now, and it has been so inspiring to watch the brand explode and to see the collection expand to what it is today. As a small business owner myself, I always get so excited when I see good people making their dreams come true. I had the chance to spend some time with Angela (the founder) and her baby girl Indi when they came down for the day…and she is as sweet and genuine as they come. A true bella.
You can read my whole interview here. It’s a lot of my story, my passions and how I ended up doing what I do for a living.
Hello, hello. Yes, I am still alive. And here is an outfit from 6 weeks ago to prove it ;)
It was not my intention to neglect this space for as long as I have. Sorry for disappearing on ya. There have been many nights where I have tucked the kids into bed and sat down at my computer with every intention to write a blog post or two. But in each attempt, my mind is just so exhausted and full of other to-do’s, that the thought of writing something worth reading, even writing at all, seems like a great task in and of itself. I started this blog never imagining thousands of people would read it everyday. It was a space I could put my own personal stamp on….a creative outlet that allowed me to share who I was and what I loved. Before my kids came along, it was easy. It was inspiring. The community that came from it encouraged and motivated me to continue pursuing my creative dreams, and I did. After Rylee, it became a little harder to keep up with. And in the last 6 months, after Cru’s arrival (not to mention the launch of a brand new (second) business, Rylee & Cru), it’s become really hard. The clothing line got off to an incredible start in November and has kept me insanely busy since. I am currently working on our Spring/Summer collection for 2016! I am still maintaining my etsy shop, taking on invitation jobs and other various freelance work. One of my favorites over the last few months has been designing cards for Papyrus! I am still doing DIY projects, I’m still creating new art, I still love fashion and discovering new and exciting brands and products….I am just not sharing these things here as much as I used to. Sometimes, I feel sad about that. I really wish there was more time in my day for blogging. But the reality is, that in this season of my life, there just isn’t, unless something else is sacrificed. And right now, there is nothing else I am willing or able to sacrifice.
All that to say, I love you guys! Thanks for being friends, supporters and encouragers over the years! I will still post here as much as I am able, but don’t be disappointed if my updates are infrequent! Let’s still be friends and stay connected! For the day to day, you can follow along with me on instagram!
Have you guys heard of Cricket’s Circle!? I’ll do you a favor and introduce you if you haven’t….
The site was created by mothers, for mothers. It’s intention was take the guesswork out of shopping for a new baby. Not only do they offer hundreds of products, which you can browse by category, but they also offer product recommendations, all of which have been tested and rated by members of the site’s “mom community”. Real life women who have actually used these products. Alongside each product is also a brief description offering an overview, ratings, as well as the various pros and cons. Genius right!? I remember being so overwhelmed by all the buying decisions as a new mom. This site makes the task of “buying for baby” a whole lot less daunting.
I shared my baby registry must-haves over on their blog, alongside 9 other awesome women who know a thing or two in the motherhood department ;) You can read all of our favorites HERE.
Valentines day is coming up and Rylee just got the most perfect dress in the mail for the occasion! Two Els joined forces with Le Petit Organic for this limited edition rose colored dress. Isn’t it perfectly sweet and girly!? 2 different styles will be released tonight on Le Petit at 9pm ET time! Staying true to her style, we paired it with her black ankle boots and round sunnies. Can’t believe how “grown up” this girl is getting! Yeesh.
I recently collaborated with Little Wife Power House on a new quilt design and I’m so excited to share it with you today! “The Cru” features an all-over plus design in a toasty walnut colorway on the front, and creamy woodland creatures scene on the back! I had so much fun picking out these color combo’s and fabric designs. I love that it’s totally gender neutral and matches perfectly with our shared nursery here at home. The quality of construction and fabric on this quilt is top-notch. Something you’ll definitely want to save and pass on to future kids. LWPH also offers a matching crib sheet with the woodland design HERE. Such an adorable set! Today through Thursday, get 20% off with code THECRU20.
And can you believe this little chunk is going to be 5 months old in just one week!? Time is FLYING.
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