am a fan of re-discovering a treasure! look at this vintage quilt! i've had it folded up and stored away for years. (what was i thinking!?!) i am so very much in love with it. (whit and abby are likely laughing right now, they know the truth about my quilt addiction.) i am a collector, which is a nice way of saying that i'm a quilt hoarder. you really can never have enough quilts. you need a quilt for every mood and they all need names. i am spoiled in quilts and i often feel unworthy since i barely know how to sew on a button! this one is just right for the beginning of fall; the fabric feels cool on my skin and yet it is so cozy and soft. i am studying the individual fabrics and imagining their stories. re-wrapping myself up in it is making these night feedings much more dreamy.
am a fan of jimmy kimmel (speaking of night feedings). he makes me laugh out loud.
am a fan of mixing equal parts limeade and gingerale. benji calls it lime-o-nade.
am a fan of bumble and bumble texture undressing creme. this stuff gives my fine hair grit and volume. a little goes a long way. it's so helpful on days when i am attempting the beachy bed head look. and it gives some ooomph when teasing the roots for a top knot or messy ponytail (which is pretty much my go-to for walking benj to pre-school). if you like their surf spray, you'll love this stuff.
am a fan of the october issue of the Oprah magazine. this magazine is always well thought-out and beautifully designed, however this specific issue is loaded with useful advice. (even dr. phil's article had me pondering...)
am such a fan of this article by steve carell. i love when you can hear someone's voice in their writing.
am a fan of meeting blog readers in the flesh. you guys are the coolest. i always marvel that people are out there still reading this silly old blog. a really wonderful photographer came to snapshot my boys this weekend and shockingly she admitted to reading my blog for awhile now (unless you comment, i don't believe you're out there!). we hit it off right away and i can't wait to share jessica's photo session tips with you! i never thought i'd invite a guest into my home and let her watch me make my bed (while she holds my new baby)! there's a first time for everything!
am a fan of blogging for SIX years. happy blog-a-versary to me. as most of you know, this blog has been all over the place. it's had some highs and some lows. i take pride in knowing–no matter what–it's pretty genuine to me. right now it's taken a major leap from anything organized, neat or pre-determined. right now it's all organic and spontaneous posting, i hope you don't mind. and pretty un-airbrushed. here i am, all loosey goosey. words all over the place. as i always say, thank you for reading. i love the community of blogging. i love having all my thoughts in one general location. it's awesome to look back and see so many happy memories. i like watching my ideas change and evolve over the years! (oh boy, have i learned a lot.) i've said it (more eloquently) before: here, here and here.
am a fan of saying no. or at least, i'm getting better at it. these days i'm taking baby steps on the tasks i can tackle. since my creative juices seem to be boxed up with my skinny jeans, i'm taking maternity leave from designing logos and invitations and more (sorry if i haven't replied to your email inquiries!!). however, i have plenty of good designer recommendations for you! for example, suzanne from shepaperie and i have very similar design aesthetic. i can't say enough good about her, i just love her work. she is seriously talented and can read your mind when it comes to custom pieces. (in fact, she is helping me create a very important baby announcement!)
am a fan of layered fall fashion. the denim, the corduroys, flannel plaids, tights and riding boots are all chomping at the bit. planning on painting my nails a moody hue this week.