Monday, June 25, 2012

i totally got dressed

folks, sometimes it is hard to get dressed when you are in charge of another tiny human. but the other day not only did i get dressed, but i got asher dressed too. and we were both wearing vintage so i thought you should see it.

wearing a maxi dress is a first for me. they usually make me feel short. but this one made me feel like...well, like i didn't have to shave my legs, which is something that falls into the "i just don't have time for that" category.

i really liked wearing this dress though! it used to have long sleeves but i cut them off.

 i am super serious about outfit posts.

steve and asher are thrilled to be part of this operation.

i'm pretty sure ash's overalls were made by my mom for my older brother, which is pretty great.

ok, you caught me, i totally cheated and slipped the dress back on the next day to get pictures of me without asher, because i realized you couldn't really see it with me holding him.

we had such a good weekend.
house projects, thrifting and pipe shops, french brunch. and lots of snuggly family bed time.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

papa day

I know i'm late, but I still want to say happy father's day to this man.
He has been a papa to two sons this year.
he gave emerson so much love, loving until it hurt, and way beyond.
and when our time with emerson was over, he didn't give up on being a dad. He had the courage to put his heart back out there and try again to adopt a little one to love.

And now, we have a forever son, Asher. Seeing steve be a papa to asher is pretty magical. He is so affectionate and loving and FUN! He thought that i would know how to do "parent things" better because I was a nanny for a long time, but he has found things that work with asher better than whatever i was doing.  His love for asher is so strong, it radiates from  his eyes. When steve gets home from work, Asher smiles SO big because his BFF is home! ahhh..there is so much to say, but i will not write a book, i suppose.

i'm so proud of you, Steve. you're a wonderful father.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Ones That (can't) Get Away

lots of customers ask me, "if this is what you're selling, what are you keeping?" So i wanted to start a new blog series featuring the ones i keep. They are the pieces that i just can't seem to list no matter how hard i try. It will be fun for me to see if there is any cohesion to the pieces that i fall in love with and it will give you a little peek into my studio.

The first one i shall reveal is this 1930's dressing gown...

i adore its dreamy peach color. its scalloped ruffle details, the print, the delicate gathers. it just makes me weak in the knees.

have an awesome weekend.
thanks for reading,


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

happy asher

Asher is 3 months old today. he smiles so often now and even has started chuckling a bit (the best sound). he loves being outside, sucking on his hand and grasping for toys. he loves chatting with his papa and being sung to. sometimes his quiet coos are so earnest that they make me feel like he is saying he loves me back.
I feel thankful to be his mama every day.

The other night i came to bed after steve was already asleep. it was a cool spring night and through our open window i could hear the rain falling. asher was asleep in the pack and play beside the bed. i looked at him and thought, "i'd love to snuggle him right now, but i shouldn't pick up a sleeping baby" and then i thought about my dad's advice about parenting, which is "luxuriate in it." enjoy every moment. and i thought, "what the heck, i can do what i want!" so i scooped up that little bean into my arms and tucked myself in right beside steve, with asher on my chest. both my boys sound asleep and the perfect cool breeze from outside. thankful and happy, i just luxuriated in my family. it was one of those precious moments in life when it feels as though all is right.

don't get me wrong. there are also moments when steve and i are yelling at each other, and i have spit up dried to my shirt, and asher won't sleep. and something is burning in the oven.

after what we've been through on our adoption journey, i try so hard not to take being a mom for granted. it is a special gift.
i've been trying to work on my shop here and there at nap times, but obviously have been failing at blogging. i hope to get back to it, but i had to pop in and tell you all that my little son is 3 months old.
these are some of my favorite pictures from the past 2 months.

much love to you all and thanks for reading,