Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stand Firm #quotes

I've been searching for the perfect quote about standing tall and firm. With all the changes that life brings there is one thing that can always be constant, what you stand for. This is what makes me hold my head up high and dig my heels deeper into what I believe in when the uncertainties in life stare back at me.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stella's Braided Bun

I can never seem to get Stella to sit long enough for me to run a brush through her hair, let alone braid it. I am not the best at braiding anyways, but with Stella's long, magical hair it's a travesty not to keep her looking like a perfect milkmaid 7 days a week. So despite the crying and torment it may be causing her, I will keep trying to braid that beautiful hair she's got. 

Since my hair braiding skills are at a 2 I thought I would attempt a style that was more difficult for my elementary abilities. I was able to give her a french braid that started on one side, wrapped around the back of her head, then straight down into a basic braid on the opposite side. (A basic braid I can do, I tell you what!) I then wrapped the long end of the braid into a bun and bobby pinned it in place. A pretty simple braid with a cute look. It keeps her hair back and tight all day and looks super cute, too. A win, win! 

What's your favorite braid to do on your girls? I need some ideas to put Stella's long locks to good use.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Goldie : 10 Weeks

Goldie is 10 weeks old, I can hardly believe it. Since she arrived she has been a perfect fit to our family. With her sweet disposition and easy going spirit the transition from two kids to three seems flawless. Goldie is such a perfect baby. I've said it before, but not much has changed. She is happy when she awake, smiling and cooing all the time. She loves a long nap during the day, especially when she laying on her tummy and she is just the most beautiful baby. All anyone ever wants to do is snuggle her and kiss her cute cheeks.

Having a newborn, a sassy toddler and an active little boy has made getting back to work a bit of a challenge. Since I work from home it would seem easy to make time for designing, but it has been more tricky than I had anticipated. I really have to keep on top of things to actively meet business deadlines and continue to work on the release of new products.

I really want this blog to become more of a place where I can dive into sharing my "real life" and what I go through as a mother as well as a designer. I have more than one role and I want to share that with you.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

100 Creatives : Phoenix New Times

Living in Phoenix I have been lucky to have meet some very talented and creative locals. From fashion designers, stylists, prop stylists, florists, photographers, painters, letters, entrepreneurs, hair and make up artist to chefs and bloggers. 

When I got the news that I had been included in the Phoenix New Times round up of 100 Creatives I was thrilled and humbled. To personal know so many creative people that dwell in the Valley of the Sun, people who's work I am in awe of and am inspired by, it is indeed big honor. To top it off, I made top 50.  

Read my whole feature in the Phoenix New Times. Thanks again PHXNT!

Thank you Becky Bartkowski   

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