Tuesday, April 23, 2013

all over the whole wide world

we are leaving for a week long road trip tomorrow! so excited to try this with our baby; my mind keeps racing with possible scenarios as i try to envision what it will be like for us. we will be doing a mix of camping, couch-surfing, and motelling, from mountain to desert to beach very much like this unforgettable trip when the tiny sprout had just started inside me, when she was just a twinkle in my eye.

speaking of the tiny sprout, she is not so tiny these days! she is nine months old, on the prowl, and proud of it. she pulls up on everything, including her little wooden chair upon which she promptly fell and hurt her lip, first little ouchie :( she is busy busy busy, always alert to anything new and interesting. 

the days are warm and full and i fall into bed exhausted. it is fun work but it sure keeps me busy; lucy loves it when i come up with new stuff for her to enjoy, like bubbles:

though they freaked this guy out a little...

or letting her pull everything out of this storage drawer under her crib:

or an afternoon at the brewery:

she waves at everything and everyone these days, the trees, the moon, new friends, her cats.

she also gets super excited and pants with enthusiasm when she sees something that delights her, which is often.

ever since she was a newborn she would stick her arms and legs out straight and quiver with excitement. 

a visit with cousin utah, counting his little toesies.

being mommy's modeling assistant for our etsy shop:
(for this one we made it a game, timer on two seconds, a mad dash!)

and last but not least...looks like it's bathing suit season :)

sunshine, water, a stripey crab skirt suit, well...life is sweet.
i hope you all have a marvelous week full of adventures and i'm sure i'll be back with stories to tell ;)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Smells Like 90's Spirit

in celebration of these two lovely ladies' birthdays, they threw a huge 90s inspired bash in becky's upstairs studio on main street. 

with a keg and everything! it was a true 90's rager that took me (waaayy) back to my 17 year old just-graduated-high school, baggy-overalls-wearing scrunchy-lovin self. 
the 90's were multi-faceted really, when you begin a serious study, and there is a big difference between '91, '95 and '99. the many intricacies were represented in full force at this birthday riot.

looks like a really bad 90's sitcom, hm?

myself, i went circa 1998, when i was way into wearing bindis and little jewels by my eyes and fake tattoos and glitter. i wore this fairy baby tee that i used to rock quite frequently as evidenced by its completely faded nature, with a tutu which i never actually wore, but i wanted to look like more a raver than i really was. a pile of beaded necklaces, a pink plastic flower clip in my pigtails and some big bulky maryjanes with knee socks, and i was good to go. psychedelic fairy flower child?

needless to say,with a playlist riddled with the likes of "no diggity," ace of base, and "firestarter,"well shit yeah it was a regular riot in there!

i even got a whole red plastic cup of beer spilled on me. hella 90s. see what i mean?

add plenty of glow sticks, and don't forget the candy necklaces.

...and perhaps a sleeping baby along with your beer ;) 90s gets an update.

all we needed was some zima to complete the flashback. i will admit, i wish it still existed.
but then again, this is what i do for fun, so....yeah. i'm gross.

what about you? favorite 90s memory? song? fashion faux pas? pray tell. meanwhile i'll be listening to spin doctors. just kidding. just kidding.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

something wondrous this way comes

first off, thank you so much for your responses to my last post. i was a little embarrassed hitting "publish" that day and i am not an easily embarrassed person so what's up with that? i guess it's just that body-love can be sort of uncomfortable to profess publicly, but there we have it, and thanks so much for chiming in on such a personal subject. and i 'm really glad i wrote it, even though my dad came by and said, "i read your blog post," (i groaned inwardly) "and it was really good! very thoughtful!" i'm like, dad, that was pretty much supposed to be for girls :)

anyway, onward to that "next big adventure" thing...  

my dear friend becky (far right) of velvet leaf / black sheep fame, has a little plan up her sleeve to start a real brick-n-mortar vintage shop. filled with goodies from the collections of some of us vintage-loving local gals, including chelsea of bone-tooth-antler, emily and yours truly.

we are crazy excited to embark on this project together. the other day we went out romping and darin filmed some shots for a kickstarter video we're putting together. it started on main street and ended up out in the fields, with wildflowers and wild moss and then pizza and sparklers and a bonfire. the babies were good (i had my trusty babysitter, pops, along) and the night was fresh and balmy. we got kind of witchy out there.

here are some photos.


we just conjure up a little magic sometimes.