Archives: October 2011


{ Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell / Hat – Vintage / Sunglasses – Karen Walker / Shirt – UO / Shorts – F21 }

I’ve missed doing my lookbook posts!  I’m going to try to keep up with them a bit more  like I used to.  Somehow with Rylee, I just don’t “dress up” as often as I used to. I think it’s because we are home all day together (and honestly, nothing beats pajamas)….but hopefully we won’t be such homebodie’s in the not so distant future.  I think we are ready for more mother – daughter outings.  Dressing HER up has taken priority….but i’ve got to start getting MY act together again!

I wore  these shoes when I went out to lunch with my sister, her kids and my best friend (who is due to give birth any day now!).  As I was taking Rylee out of the car in her carseat an old man looked at me laughing and said “My…what tall shoes you have on!!” And then I proceeded to see every head turn to look at me as I walked into the restaurant.  I guess you are not supposed to wear shoes so tall when you are a mom….oops! My mistake.  It will be sure to happen again. Ha!  Sorry folks.  It’s just who I am.




Last weekend the fam and I headed out to a little local carnival to celebrate Oktoberfest.  We skipped the booze (Rylee is under age) but chowed down on some bratwurst’s and caramel apple’s.  Shame on me for not getting pics of the festivities….but at least we snapped these before we left.  Finally, a few pics of me and my baby girl! I have about a thousand of Rylee….but since it is me always taking the pictures….I never have any of the two of us.  I looooove that it is finally feeling like Fall here in San Diego!  We are planning a trip to the pumpkin patch for next weekend!  I can’t wait!  It’s funny how we are so much more excited to do things like festival’s and the pumpkin patch now that we have a baby.  She still has no idea what is going on, but holidays are automatically more exciting now.  Anyway, it rained here last night and it was the first time since last winter that we made a fire! Can’t get much better than sitting in front of a fire with hot cocoa, your husband and a sweet sleeping baby in your arms.


Today I am inspired by the artwork of HOLLI 

If you are any fan of ETSY, I am sure you have stumbled across her work.  Not only does she create these beautiful watercolor illustrations, but she also makes paintings, dolls and stationary.

Sweet, soft,  and innocent….quite fitting for a nursery don’t you think!?

ABC German Alphabet Poster



6 whole weeks! My little baby is growing up!  My how life has changed.  I am finally settling into this new “me”…..mommy me that is.  To be honest, it has been a bit of a harder transition than I expected. Life is totally and completely done a 180 for me.  Where I once was working like crazy, meeting deadlines, and taking on more projects than I probably could handle…..I am now at home all day devoting 100% of my attention to the needs of my child.  It’s not that i’m not working anymore, it’s just a new job entirely.  It’s amazing and fulfilling and wonderful, but also a change that took some getting used to for me (along with a good amount of patience….something I don’t necessarily pride myself on).

I didn’t know how I would handle this change going into it….if I would miss creating art everyday and sitting behind a computer screen for hours upon end.  I wondered if I would miss feeling productive at work, miss my freedom, or miss my alone time with my husband….or if this baby would replace all of those desires with new ones.  I can now say : All of the above!  For the first few weeks of Rylee being in my life, work was the last thing on my mind.  All I wanted to do was get to know her and snuggle with her all day.  Her snuggles are the BEST.  But now that week 6 has come and gone, it’s time to prepare myself to dive back into work again.  I knew this day would come….it just came AWFULLY fast! Although it will only be part time, Rylee is FULL time… I am trying to figure out what that will look like.  I am lucky to have a job that allows me to work from home most of my days.  But let’s be honest….when I’m home, all I want to do is be with her.  So that poses a challenge.  Fortunately, Rylee has the most amazing grandma who has offered to watch her while I head into the office 2 days a week.  There is no one I trust more than my momma!  So I know she will be in good hands.  I am excited to get back to designing, but I know I will never accomplish as much as I used to when it was just me.  As a mom, “ME” = “WE”.  And as much as I love work, that other someone rules my world now, and she is much cuter than my computer screen.

When you become a mom, priorities shift and the things you once cared so much about, just don’t seem to matter in comparison to the role you play as a mother.  The love I have for Rylee is like nothing I have ever felt before.  It’s true that our lives will never be the same, but thank God for that.  He’s blessed us with one that’s even greater having her a part of it.