As my saga always goes, I really wanted to get a house tour done before we left for the summer. But that never usually happens because things tend to get crazy the month before we leave. I did manage to sneak in a few photos the day before we left. I didn't get to Collier's room because he happened to be napping during the few minutes I had to run around and grab these. I plan on doing a full tour next fall, when I'm not quite as rushed and can really work on styling and taking nicer photos. But I thought I'd at least put a little sneak peek of the house as it is now!
This logo is for Melissa Reibe, from Arkansas. I actually did her logo a few years back. She was ready for an update and this is what we came up with! Something modern, bright and fun, just like Melissa!
I posted my best friend Mary's engagements a few months ago. Since then, we've been working together on her wedding invitations and I am so happy I can finally share them! Mary and Steve are getting married in a botanical garden so the incorporation of flowers made perfect sense. Since many of the guests will be out of towners, we created a guide full of their favorite spots in New Orleans. I can't wait to do some exploring in April and be a part of their big day!
This was a big month for Collier (or maybe more for us)! Adam and I went on a vacation for a full 7 days sans kids. After much internal debate, I finally decided to wean Collier. Now remember, this is the baby who hadn't taken a bottle his whole life. Once we found the right bottles (Tommee Tippees), it was smooth sailing. I'll admit, I was pretty sad and seriously considered not going (am I crazy?) because giving up nursing earlier than I was planning was hard. But we have both adjusted and all is well!
This month Collier has started really figuring the world out. He figured out that fake cries get him attention. He figured out how to bully his sister back. He figured out how to sign for "more" and "all done", even though he still just likes to scream at me. He is still taking to solid naps during the day and sleeping through the night! This makes for a happy mama. We're so happy we have this cutie around!
I've had these Valentine's in mind for awhile now. Adam brought home a pair of these disguise glasses a few months ago and I thought they were so cute on Rilo. Plus she thought she was hilarious in them. I found these miniature ones in a party pack at Walmart.
I worked on some mermaid invitations for California photographer, Heather Avrech. I don't normally do illustrations like this little mermaid so it was a fun change of pace!
I know it's already February, but I couldn't go without sharing this cute Christmas card for my good friends, the Oldhams. Kayti wanted to use a deer bust. After I brainstormed a bit, I thought what could be cuter than a little family of deer!?
Well, I'm sure you noticed I haven't been around here as much in the last 6 months. I've been trying to figure out balance in my life. It's so hard, isn't it? Trying to make sure I'm spending time with my kids, with Adam, photography clients, design clients, moving, maintaining my home, helping with The Crepe Co. and everything else going on, has been tough. And blogging is like going to the gym. When you're going, you're in a good rhythm and it's easy to get up and go. And then you miss a few days and then a few weeks, and pretty soon you haven't seen the gym all year (seriously, I went to the gym ONE day in January...oops!).
I really do love blogging...I love the community and I love how it allows me to share the things I love. So I'm pushing myself to make some time again. For the first time, I'm going to try and plan and schedule posts. I want to focus on really good original content. Design projects, DIY, updates on our new house and new restaurant and hopefully some collaborations with other artists and bloggers. I hope you stick around as I try and find my groove again!
And to make this semi-boring post full of cuteness, please go check out Small Fry's Valentine's Day video, filmed by Lumineux Films. Rilo makes her big screen debut plus it was filmed at The Crepe Co.!
I'm still playing a mean game of catch up around here! I finally was able to grab a couple of quick photos of recent design projects. Here is a baby shower invitation for an old friend of mine. Her husband is from Hershey, PA so they had a chocolate theme for this surprise baby shower!