a freshly picked spring

i am honored to team up with freshly picked to help show off one of their fantastic spring colors…coral.  if you haven't heard of freshly picked, and you have kiddos or know someone who has kiddos or just want to be completely inspired by an amazing woman in business…then you need to check out freshly picked and the creator, susan's, story.  it is a pretty amazing and inspiring one.  

this is our first pair of the popular moccasins and let me tell you, channing and i are both in love.  she never wants to take them off and i love how they look and fit and feel on her sweet little feet.  they are amazing quality and such fun colors.  from what everyone tells me and the reviews i read…they last forever and are really great for little feet.  they are the only shoes i want to get her from now on!  

our theme for this photo shoot?  well, it was inspired by channing's new favorite book - flora and the flamingo.  we got it a couple of days ago and it is all channing wants to look through, over and over and over.  and so, a flamingo themed photo shoot it was.  maybe a little quirky but, that pretty much sums things up over anyway.  we had a lot of fun. 

also…keep your eyes open for a big giveaway i am having at the end of march, which will include freshly picked moccs and one of my maven mercantile dream catchers

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channing's flamingo hat is from H&M kids, her swimsuit is from target and i made her pants :).  xo 

a day in photos

a typical march in colorado, warm days earlier this week and lots of chilliness and rain turned to snow today.  we visited the library for story hour…which of course we walked to so we got pretty drenched getting home afterwards.  outside of that, we had a pretty typical day playing and pretending and laughing the day away. 

breakfast fit for a princess.  she is very into "puffins" cereal with milk lately.

breakfast fit for a princess.  she is very into "puffins" cereal with milk lately.

birthday party remnants…i really need to pack these lovelies away until next time. 

birthday party remnants…i really need to pack these lovelies away until next time. 

on our way to the library.  moccs on our feet and library bag over her shoulder. 

on our way to the library.  moccs on our feet and library bag over her shoulder. 

the rain quickly turned into slushy snow.

the rain quickly turned into slushy snow.

our ridiculously small deck is coming down and a great big new one going up!  once the snow stops that is. 

our ridiculously small deck is coming down and a great big new one going up!  once the snow stops that is. 

new library books…we picked some really good ones this time. 

new library books…we picked some really good ones this time. 

dying doilies during nap time.

dying doilies during nap time.

ta-da!

ta-da!

left over from a great day of dressing up and pretending.

left over from a great day of dressing up and pretending.

we are trying this "oil pulling" thing…more on that later. 

we are trying this "oil pulling" thing…more on that later. 

an illustration of channing

i truly love collaborating with the amazing people i have met through either my blog or on instagram.  the super talented talia handler illustrated the sweetest picture of my little hawaiian wahini…this is one of her favorite costumes to dress up in while watching short video clips of hula dancers on youtube.  talia is a freelance illustrator and does amazing work with children, fashion, pets and families.  i am so honored to have a piece of her work in our home!  check out talia's website to see more of her fantastic pieces and to chat with her about creating a custom illustration of your little one…you won't regret it! 

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on my own in scottsdale

i felt very fortunate to have a bit of time on my own last week.  i visited scottsdale, arizona, for a conference and actually traveled all by myself!  this was the first trip that i have ever taken all alone.  i've always traveled with family or luc or a colleague.  besides attending the conference, i had time to explore, relax by the pool, eat yummy food and meet up with some new friends i have met through instagram.  

the first day, i honestly wasn't quite sure what to do with myself.  i felt a bit guilty for traveling without luc or channing and i just couldn't figure out what to do.  i ended up taking a very very long walk to downtown scottsdale to check in at my conference and do a little shopping, once i was done.  the trip had a bit of a theme and that was guacamole.  i literally ate some every day, at different restaurants, and enjoyed every bite of it.  it was all delicious! 

my favorite part of the trip was meeting up with the loveliest ladies i had, up until this point, only chatted with via instagram.  i made some wonderful friends on this trip and feel so lucky to have been able to spend time with them! 

i am happy to be home but, last week was such a great time for me to enjoy and relax and rejuvenate a bit! 

here's a little gallery of the trip...