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November 2017

FREE PEOPLE STYLE STATIONERY SHOOT

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Guys, this morning I had a hormonal meltdown. I made a plan to go on a day trip up to Cold Spring, NY. The plan was to see some cute shops, have a nice lunch and maybe take a few photos, since it was a beautiful day and I finally had my part time photographer husband with me. But then my computer was going too slow and I couldn’t find anything to wear that seemed “photo ready” and then I accidentally stepped on my cats paw and she cried probably because I’m a giant monster these days aka a regular pregnant person who was abducted by demon hormones. John came home from a run to me, the monster, trying to put this amazing outfit together in knitted tights that are definitely tighter than they used to be and partially see through, topless, complaining into my closet. After the cat paw debacle took place, I admitted defeat and sat on the floor crying. I know, this story is a real upper. BUT then John picked out an outfit for me (Yes ladies, find a guy with a good sense of style. It’s a pain in the ass sometimes but it can also be super helpful) and told me we could do this. So we did. After crying through 2 attempts at foundation, I finally dried up and got it together. Mostly.

We made it to Cold Spring and had a quick lunch at Hudson Hill Cafe because we were on a mission. Take social media worthy photos of my stationery and of me, not looking like a total watermelon. Easy. Except even when not pregnant I’m definitely a weirdo when I’m the one in front of the camera. I MUCH prefer to be the photographer, offering direction and setting the scene. Bossing around another person and posing them is where I’m comfortable. On the flip side, not so much. I must have asked “How do I look?” 1,876,542 times until John was finally like, please stop talking. But I didn’t, obviously.

But then something amazing happened. I started to have a little fun. It got super windy, which automatically makes you loosen up because you’re shaking hair out of your face and laughing. We also found a really scenic spot by the water (John found it, I know, he’s so annoying) and we got into a groove. I titled this post a “free people styled stationery shoot” not because I think I’m that cool (I wish), I’m certainly not. It was mostly because his shots with the lighting and the nature just felt free people-esque. I was feeling more care free, wrapping paper was blowing in the wind and I had some embroidery on my shirt which is standard free people style. Also I foraged a little berry branch that made my life. I like props. Hands are weird alone. Like what do you do with them? You hold stuff with them, that’s what. It turned into a time and I do hope you all enjoy the photos. I’m also really excited about my new holiday wrapping paper this year. It was my first time designing gift wrap and I put a lot of thought and intention into it. I am looking forward to working on some everyday wrapping designs to add to the shop soon. Thanks for reading!

I don’t know guys, like should we call Free People and tell them we have some brand new, stellar material for them? I’m thinking yes…

 

 

Holiday Madness

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Well, Thanksgiving is over so let the madness commence. It’s so sudden. As soon as we clean our plates from an incredibly delicious meal, it’s immediate Holiday mode. The sales and the deals and the insane retail hours (I do not miss those days). It’s all just thrust upon us in the blink of a turkey’s eye. I do love that small business Saturday follows Thanksgiving though because it seems fitting. Feeling grateful and appreciative of all the things so why not carry on the spirit a couple more days to go out and support your mom and pop shops, right? Or in my case, mom-to-be ecommerce site and holiday markets. I myself love to spend time preparing my small business gift ideas by perusing Etsy and marking favorites or shopping on my favorite clothing sites like Piper and Scoot and Roolee. I’ll even go as far as to email myself with all the gift links so I can come back to it when I’m good and ready. Another favorite activity is to attend holiday craft fairs, pop ups and markets. You’re absolutely going to find some super cool and obscure gifts at any of those.

This season I’m participating in just two holiday markets because I’m getting bigger every second it feels so my abilities are becoming limited (7 months pregnant, nbd). But I’m VERY excited about these two. The first is another pop up at our local Anthropologie. It’s taking place Saturday December 2nd from 11am-3pm. I’ll be posting on social media as a reminder! The second is the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn at Industry City on December 9th & 10th from 11am-6pm both days. This is my first year partaking in the awesome renegade fair. I had a chance to peruse one that took place this month and what a time. Your eyes are having serious ADD while your hands develop what I can only describe to be “mind of their own” syndrome. All of a sudden I’m touching, holding, feeling and smelling everything before my mind has caught up to what I’m doing. But glad about it. Of course. I hope I enticed you enough to come see the one I’ll be at! I promise you’ll enjoy. And probably leave with some super cool gifts. My husband brought home a handmade slingshot with felted balls. He says it’s to play with the cats but I know it’s really just for him. I brought home the cutest handmade stuffed animal dolls by a small company named King Soleil. I’ll post pictures below of our adorable findings. I wanted to take home like 9 candles all smelling like balsam fir but I refrained because I literally just bought 5 and haven’t burned through them yet. Give me a week though and they’ll be gone.

So that’s my fall and winter in a nutshell. Prepping and gearing and growing in all the ways. Two months time until there’s a third person living in this house. Bananas. I may or may not get another blog post in before little Logan Moon arrives but I’ll be sure to get one up after. Probably just images of me covered in baby throw up and crying while trying to package a greeting card. Yesterday I sneezed and actually peed my pants. It’s all gorgeous and life and miracles.

Below are some shots of life from the last post until now. Sometimes I fancy myself a food blogger. I love Sally’s Baking Addiction and pretty much only bake her recipes. And then I photograph them because they’re so pretty. All recipes have been taste tested by yours truly who, if you’ve read past blog posts, you’ll know I am a major foodie so, trust ya girl. And my whole family. And Friends.  I’ll add links below to everything in the photos! Thanks for reading!

  1. Cornbread – Sally’s Baking Addiction
  2. Apple Crumble Pie – Sally’s Baking Addiction
  3. The Great Pumpkin Pie – Sally’s Baking Addiction
  4. Handmade Sling Shot – Brook & Wade
  5. Owl/Fox Stuffed Animals, Mom & Baby –  King Soleil