Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I spent Mother's Day in Edison, WA with my guys. When the little one got bored in the car, I told him to pretend his window was a television and we were watching a documentary on one of America's most scenic byways. I love that he is four now, because lines like that work. And I love that we were on Chuckanut Drive, so it was also true.

 (James Reisen made this fruit crate boom box that really jams. Get it: fruit/jams.)
 We poked around the Lucky Dumpster and restocked their shelves with pins, hats and critters. The little town is so bustling this time of year, it took quite a while to get in our business, hugs and jive talk with James between customers.

The NOMAD trailer was parked down the way and I finally picked up a deck of Jen's gorgeous tarot cards.

Lunch came from Mariposa and we dripped our delicious tacos all over the sidewalk while watching a bird fly in and out of it's nest hole in the wall at the Lucky D.

It was the perfect mix of making money and spending money with people we love, to make this mama feel good all over.

I hope this spring holds some sweet adventures for you too. Even if they are just backyard, down the road, making business a pleasure kinds of adventures.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

alt for everyone, generocity and style

I entered another Instagram dance off with Hilary Rushford and this time I got the prize!

As a winner, I get to attend alt for everyone tomorrow. It is a virtual version of their alternative design conference. As much as I would love to attend the in-person event this summer (Martha fricken Stewart is the keynote speaker!) I am equally excited to learn and network without having to drive to an airport or arrange childcare. I signed up for classes around my weekly walk, preschool drop off and the farmers market. I'll even be able to sew hats at the studio and make dinner for my little family while filling up on inspiration.

I am so grateful to Hilary Rushford for her real life style tips and business savvy and for generously giving me the seat at the conference.

She's got a gorgeous video series coming out tomorrow that will teach you how to feel more fabulous with what you already have in your closet. No matter what your shape or budget, if you want to love getting dressed in the morning more often, you should check it out. And if you don't hang out on Instagram, here's my 15 seconds of fame: