Monday, September 28, 2009

Where Has The Time Gone?!!!

So much has taken place over the last month - I'll share our story with photos!

We celebrated Wyatt's 7th Birthday on August 29th - a little retro bowling theme!!!

Amelia started Pre-K and on days that she doesn't have school we try to keep her busy with play dates and running errands!

Our entire family participated in a 5K Race. Joe beat his record and my dad and Wyatt finished in 30 minutes. Wyatt was the youngest runner to finish the race - I can't even keep up with him, but I'll blame that on the fact that I was pushing Amelia in the jogging stroller! What a fun way to start the day with our family though! We'll have to do it more often this Fall.

Oh, and Wyatt now has lost his two front teeth - so cute!!!!
Us adults found some time to get away and enjoy Kenny Chesney in concert for the 2nd year in a row! Good times, good friends, good music!

We are in the middle of preparations for Quilt Market where mom will debut her 3rd line of fabrics named Woodland Delight along with sneak peeks of her clothing patterns that will become available soon as well. The fit sessions have been absolute torture with Amelia - depending on her mood, trying to get her to stand still for measuring and pinning, etc. has been a challenge! I'll post pictures later, but I can't now because it will ruin the surprise! I can tell you that the patterns are amazing and there are adult ones too. If you're headed to Quilt Market I'll be sporting a couple of her designs!

Stella & Dot has been doing so well - I love this line of jewelry and am so happy to have this amazing ground floor opportunity! I just returned from Chicago this weekend with more training for booking trunk shows, sponsoring new Stylists, and so on. Here is a portion of the wonderful Indiana team that I get to work with on a daily basis!

Fall is our busy season and I'm looking forward to it. We've been in the press lately so you might recognize this image from the recent In Style publication! Be sure to head over to my website if you're interested in purchasing that oh so perfect piece of jewelry for the Holidays or if you are interested in the amazing opportunity with Stella & Dot!

Hopefully I can get back here before another month fly's by - bye for now!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Pretty Package

How fun to receive this cute package today! I had ordered this through my new friend Emily, who is our local Matilda Jane Trunk Show Keeper, and it arrived today. Don't you just love to open a pretty package?

You can see the cute card that came with it and I happened to place my order in time to receive the most adorable Matilda Jane tote! The dress is fresh out of it's packaging and will need to be fluffed and ironed before my Amelia can wear it, but it should look a little something like this!

I really do love Fall fashion - whether it is for me or Amelia! I can't wait for her to wear this - I even have the perfect little brown leggings to coordinate for when the weather starts to get a little colder!

Enjoy your Fall shopping and I'll be sure to share some of my new favorite looks soon (if you know me well enough you'll know JCrew is at the top of my list!)!!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Time Flies....

So hard to believe that we were just doing this,


and this

a week and a half ago with my dear friend Loree and her kiddos at her mom's lake house!

And now we're already doing this,


and this!

The summer flew by and now we're already back to school. Wyatt
started first grade this year and rode the bus for the first time - lots of firsts!

I can say that I am ready for Fall - I love the season, the fashion, and the beginning of a new chapter in our lives! Here's to the Fall!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What A Whirlwind?!

Our lives have been so busy and I hate that my blog is being neglected! I don't want to lose your interest, but I'm having trouble trying to balance it all. So, this post is going to be all over the place in order to catch you up on what we've been up to.

First up - family getaway to King's Island and Great Wolf Lodge! The kids had so much fun and this was our first vacation together since Amelia was 4 months old!

The moment we arrived and had the kids on their first ride a huge storm hit and the kids got soaked!

I thought I'd share this photo with you in case you're ever wondering what my hair looks like after a storm!

Next up was my trip to San Francisco for the Stella & Dot Hoopla convention where the Fall line was debuted! Oh, this was the most wonderful business trip I have ever been on and I can't wait to go back next year!

Blythe - Chief Creative Officer & Jessica - Founder & CEO

My Team with Danielle (The Director of Training)

And last, but not least I came home to my kiddos and took them to get haircuts the day after I was back from Hoopla. My babies aren't babies anymore!

Have a great week and I promise to update you more consistently! I've seen some amazing Fall must haves for my wardrobe so I might share those things next time!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

4th of July for us was rainy, rainy, rainy! We were able to make it to the parade in the morning, but the fireworks were postponed to last night. The kids love the parade - mainly because candy is being thrown at them for over an hour. What more could a kid want?!

Wyatt has a new fascination with Michael Jackson and so he popped out his rendition of the moonwalk while one of the cars in the parade was playing "Billy Jean". He had quite a few people laughing and that is just what that boy loves - to entertain!

Isn't she adorable? I had to snap this photo and was able to catch up with her parents afterward to get their contact info so that I could send them some copies.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th celebrating our freedom with family and friends!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Run, Don't Walk...

to Target!!!!

I had not been to Target in at least a month - that is a long time, you know?! Well, Joe and I were able to go today sans kids and boy did I find some amazing pieces.

Here is just a sampling - enjoy!

And I could not pass up buying this piggy bank for Amelia's room - we're going to be updating her room with the new Summer Soiree fabrics and this will fit in perfectly. Amelia immediately named her "Sally" and began filling her up with change from her stash (her stash = daddy's change drawer!). She's no dummy!

So, while you are out and about this weekend I would highly suggest stopping by Target!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Loree Alayne Photography + Nurture Event

My amazing photographer friend, Loree of Loree Alayne Photography, has teamed up with Nurture for an exciting event. Loree is the mastermind behind my family's wonderful photos.

Nurture is a fabulous new store for babies/kids age 0-6yrs. The store is located downtown on Mass Ave. The owner of Nurture also owns Silver in the City and At home in the city (two very cool stores). So here is the scoop .... Loree will be doing free photo sessions at Nurture (inside the store and at surrounding outdoor locations) on Aug 7th and 8th. To qualify for the session you have to buy an outfit from Nurture between now and Aug 7th. Your kiddos have to wear the outfit purchased from the store to the photo shoot. The photos will be displayed at the Fall Art Gallery Walk on Mass Ave from 5-9pm on Sept 4th. Several photos will be chosen as part of a display that will be in the store throughout the year. You will also receive a password to view and order pictures online from Loree's website.

So, head on over to Nurture and sign up for an unforgettable photo session with Loree.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Anniversary and Father's Day

11 years ago this very weekend we celebrated the start of our marriage along with Father's Day. My amazing dad walked me down the aisle on Saturday June 20th, 1998 - it seems like yesterday, yet it doesn't.

This year Joe took me out for our anniversary to one of our favorite local restaurants - a little calmer than last year. Last year he pulled off an amazing 10 year anniversary surprise party - he had me totally fooled. Friends and family were there with us and it was so wonderful to look around the room on that night and remember most of those same faces being at our wedding 10 years earlier!

We casually celebrated Father's Day today with bigger plans for next weekend since my dad was home for less than 24 hours in between week long business trips.

It has been a great weekend to reflect - Joe is an amazing husband, father, and friend. I thank God for joining us together and I thank my Dad for being the perfect example of what a husband and father should be. I love you both so much - thank you for both being so wonderful, compassionate, loving, protective, and amazing men.