posted on: Monday, March 10, 2014
River and Baby Boy: They both arrived to Florida yesterday safe and sound on what was the easiest flight ever. We are here having a baby moon/ family vacation before baby boy's arrival, and it's been so fantastic already.
posted on: Friday, March 7, 2014
Have you had the chance to sit and think about your signature garment? Something that you gravitate towards no matter what time of day or mood, fabric or print. The other day I got the chance to sort-of sit down and put my style mind to work and think long and -maybe- not so hard about what I used to love, what I love now, and what I still love. All of this "thinking" was mid conference call about something fun I'm working on behind the screen that I'm super excited about. Breaking down my style story and finding what has been constant was kind of mind blowing.
I realized that one of many constants and things that I hold dear to my personal style is a head wrap of some sort. No matter the state of my hair, chances are I will give a scarf, a full blown head wrap or turban a good chance everyday when getting dressed. For me, a fun vintage silk scarf wrapped around my head is my go-to on a simple day. A full head wrap is my go-to on a fun and funky kind of day.
I love skimming through Pinterest and looking at the way others have styled their turbans, scarves, or head wraps. This one is big and beautiful. Her orange lip flows so well with the design of her head wrap.
I would love to know what you would consider your "signature garment?"
posted on: Thursday, March 6, 2014
A few days ago, I somehow found myself fighting off the heaviness of my eyes, and the weight of my arm as a tired toddler also found herself dosing off into an alternate happy state. I, fightiting my sleep as I normally do with a list of things that just need to be done before I could rest, started to dream as I often do. Dreaming about things that shouldn't be just a dream. Things that make me ooze with joy in a moments thought, and things that make the planner in me want to jump up from below that white down comforter and get to actually going and planning. Dreaming is good, but making it happen is where I'm at.
Very well then.
Up until recently money seemed like something we needed to live a more fulfilled life. Money was what we needed to move to a better home, to put our child through ridiculously overpriced New York City pre-schools, to have another baby, and to just live more. Yeah, live more. With the money came the ever so true slogan "More money more problems." Yes, money came, and yes it did and does solve quite a lot of issues; but money isn't the answer. With money more questions started to arise. Is money or a certain amount of money ever enough? I am not a millionaire by any means, but I will answer that question as accurately as I personally feel I can. Money, it's this thing that goes in and out, around and back again. It's there for us now, and I won't hold on to my panties and say it'll be there in the future, I can only hope. But, from the ups and downs we've personally had with this monetary figure I can only simply answer no. Money isn't enough. When the money arrives so do more issues. The world expects you to live at a different standard. Cost of living rises, and despite any form of simple living, here in New York, you make more you give more... back to the government. So there's that.
When will we travel? When will explorations and discoveries outside of this frighteningly cold winter city and sticky and humid summer city happen? Well, whenever we make it happen. Money is a factor, but it isn't the deciding factor you see. There will always be a bill to pay, an extra hundred to save, a specialist that requires an out-of-pocket payment, and new shoes to be bought. But traveling, picking up, going, and exploring while our littles are still little... that time is particularly short.
Six months pregnant and wanting to go.
Wanting to experience.
What is life without experience? Why are we really here if we aren't grabbing all the opportunities? Not just the creative and work related opportunities that make us feel like we are becoming bigger and better people, but the true and deep ones. Experiences where we explore. Experiences that not only create memories, but add to our wholeness and creation as people. With more miles under our tippy toes and more picturesque sites in our lasting memory. That's what I want.
With two kids in tow and a husband who is just as willing to experience and travel, this will be our new life. One with ease, experience, and travel. It sounds ridiculous, but to us it's so real and attainable. No more dreaming. Travel. Experience.
Here's a fantastic post about how to have a great life. She touches on investing on good things and experiences at the end
Photography by Belle for Old, New and the wee one too
posted on: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I had another post ready for today but then my uncle sent me this video with a simple " I love u" text. This video, that text, it made my day... maybe even my month.
If I'm going to be all cheesy about this
It's amazing right? Did you get the chance to see his Oscar performance of the song?!