When I find something that inspires me, I become attached. Almost obsessively so - whether it be in my design work or in life. And this seasonal editorial? Not only is it ridiculously well designed, but it's one of one magazines I purchase. The messages and the entire content have such a positive aspect and I love the home and family feel it exudes. So nice to have something like this amongst the other things you find on the newsstand. Anyone else subscribe and love it? And anyone else want to plan a future trip to Waco?! 😉 Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
Can't stop won't stop with the home design inspiration. This outdoor space is 👌 and has me all 😍😍😍. What is one thing on your list for your dream outdoor space? Image via @luxemagazine
If someone were to ask me if I do it all, I would probably laugh first and then adamantly answer with a definitely not. But behind closed doors when I am (once again) reminded that I CAN'T do it all? I struggle. I get down on myself. And when I'm pregnant there are definitely tears. I'm a pusher. And I have way too many ideas to sit still. But yesterday afternoon when it became quite clear that I was not going to be ready for the new product launch that I promised this week and had scheduled for today, I took it hard. I hate not following through, but I hate even more putting something out there that is (pardon my mouth) half-assed 🙊 And after throwing some hormones around and letting out a good cry last night (my husband should have sedatives in hand for these moments 🤦🏻♀️) I remembered that it's all about seasons. Right now at 31 weeks pregnant, with 4 other kiddos, helping my husband run his business, keeping up with life and whatever else... just putting in an 8 hour work day for myself is a huge accomplishment (thank goodness for school being back in session). And right now I have clients working to launch their projects in time before I am off on maternity leave that need my utmost attention. So, it's an attempt to balance those spinning plates. And it's priorities. And it's just having to let go of the notion of doing it all. So I guess what I am trying to say is if you run a business, if you are a stay-at-home parent or if you are a working parent, give yourself space. Have grace. And absolutely cry it out when you need to. It doesn't mean it's forever. It's simply just a season. Keep going and let tomorrow handle what you couldn't today - whether it be laundry or product launches. And know that you have at least one other person out there 🙋🏻 who understands what you are going through and is cheering you on ❤️
He blesses me with the most beautiful memories. Watching him love them is nothing short of breathtaking... (their sweet dancing in my stories right now)
My dear sweet Wolfie. The transition to Kindergarten has been a bit tough for him which completely surprised us after two years of PreK. His teacher has kept me updated with his daily midday tear up when he lets her know that he 'just misses mom'. Break. My. Heart 😭 However, seeing him as excited as he is everyday to tell us all the things he did, I know he needs to be there and will have amazing experiences even though the time it takes to transition to official school is hard on both of us. But today? On day five? He proudly told us that there were no tears because he knew he would see us soon. And then he proceeded to tell us all about his day. I beamed with pride, gave him the biggest squeeze I could and then we snuck off to the pool to celebrate... this being a mom thing has it's hard parts. It's a constant dance between keeping them safe and held close and nudging them out of the nest for them to experience the things they need to and without me. But seeing my kids work through personal hurdles will never get old - no matter how big or small. And I know the view from the nest will always be the sweetest. More in my stories 😉
I have this quirk that when I come across a new song I love, I play it on repeat for days. Just the one song. No other tracks or albums. It drives my family nuts 😜 Anyone else do this? Current track on loop since this weekend: Suit and Jacket by @judahandthelion. It's totally fueling me while working in the studio. You guyyyysssss.... I can't get enough 🎧
Darling details and all things girly 😍 Finished up this #DIY project with my girls this weekend for their bedroom and I love the simple and handmade touch it has added to their new space. Sharing about it on the blog tomorrow so stay tuned!
Brushing the dirt off on repeat and making sure to always admire those scraped knees because it's all part of the story 👍