May 2013 archive

Table Linen Dress Tutorial

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Lately, I’ve been inspired by Betz White’s work in up-cycling. When I ran into this dingy old table linen at a local vintage store, I thought, “hey, I can make my two year old wear this!” I’m only half kidding, of course. The adorable embroidered daises were too much to pass up! I bought it, sent it through several rounds of OxiClean (that stuff is amazing!), cut a hole in the middle, and voila! –a cute dress or smock for a toddler. It was really that simple. Here are the details: (more…)

Happy Mother’s Day!

DSC01579Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mama’s out there. I hope you had a bellini in bed, a day at Spa Castle or as my mom still sometimes says, just “a moment’s peace.”

I’ve always loved this picture of me with my mom. Love it even more now that I have two kids of my own. On the icky days when no one naps and everyone is grumpy, I don’t know how she ever did it so gracefully with four kids. Thanks, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day! Xx

Spotlight: The Nine, Jill Oulman

I’m so excited that my good friend, Jill Oulman agreed to guest blog this week! Jill is a Fertility and Marriage Therapist out of Denver, Colorado. Her practice focuses on helping individuals navigate through the emotions involved in conception, pregnancy, motherhood, infertility, post-partum and grief and loss. Ten years ago (yikes, gasp!!), we used to work together in the fashion industry in NYC. I asked Jill to give us  a few thoughts on TTC and infertility . . . Thank you, Jill!! Xx

“Even though our brain knows that fairy tales aren’t real, we often hope and dream for the perfect man, perfect home, perfect baby, our own happily ever after.  But what happens when a baby is part of your dreams but not your reality?  (more…)