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For Love and Friends . . .


Okay, so its ridiculously ridiculous that my last post was on saying goodbye to October, and we are now 3 days away from Christmas!!!

Instead of boring you with apologies (I really am sorry, I can’t help but to apologize). I will cut to the chase. Life has been a little hectic!! I’m not complaining, it’s just the way it is right now! The biscuits started Winter Break on Thursday. My nephew had a baby, well, He didn’t have a baby, but you know what I mean…(shout out to Amaya Anali, 1 week old!!! Yay!) I’d post pics but you gotta get permission for these types of things or you might get the proverbial boot to the… ) anyway, take my word for it, she’s adorable. This month Nadiya joined Girl Scouts and we’ve already had 2 meetings and are in the process of making some great friends and memories. -Actually, this will be good for mom too. And by mom I mean me. Yes folks, you are reading the words of a Girl Scout Drop Out. Uh huh. Don’t even remember my troop number. Didn’t even last a full summer. I think I got one badge. It was yellow and had a horse on it. Don’t know what it was for because I never rode a horse, fed a horse or did anything with a horse. I’m allergic to horses so I don’t even know how I earned that badge. I was also horrified to have to sell those cookies. And now look… some 30 odd years later, we meet again. Now I have to take my very own daughter to peddle cookies in front of some unassuming grocery store. Trying not to bother people while bothering them as they leave the store with their purchases. I know I’ll secretly be keeping tabs on how many people exit from the opposite door in order to avoid the cookie pitch. It’s okay. I don’t blame them. Sometimes you just want to go to the store and not be accosted by little girls with badges and boxes of sweets you know you don’t need, or nice people ringing bells. But I digress, last week Reston started @ a new karate studio (same Sensei, different dojo… long story). Meanwhile, I’ve been knee deep in leather swatches and cost sheets for the past 2 weeks and I’ve begun the process of getting the hardware moulds made for my handbags –Hip Hip HOORAYSKI!!!! All good stuff.  And seeing as today was supposed to be the end of the world as we know it (according to the Mayan calendar) and I am still here typing on my trusty macbook, I’d say, at the moment, life is good.

Have you made any special plans for the holidays?

Randomocities: Dysfunctional Design

From mess . . .

. . . to success!!!

Okay, so after I dropped the kiddies off @ school I came back home with my brain set to “work-mode.” I don’t know HOW I’ve been doing it, but apparently I have been working in complete and utter chaos!! I have been so ensconced in designing that I haven’t even paid attention to my surroundings. This post is for all my friends that think I am so organized. Look at the craziness that I was allowing myself to work in!!! It didn’t start out this way, but apparently this is what happens when genius’ are at work! LOL!!! Anyway, as I walked back into my room with coffee cup in hand, ready to sit down and resume the creative process, the veil was suddenly removed from my eyes!!! There was no way on God’s green earth that I could make one more move in my surroundings as they were . . . One hour later, clarity and function were restored. Yay!! The day already seems brighter, and more filled with possibilities!!!  . . . For the remainder of my time here at my desk, I will be more focused and, dare I say . . . excited!!! This is what organization does for me. It creates excitement and energy!!

(never mind the fact that my calendar says it is the 27th day of the month… that’s how I stay a step ahead of myself. LOL.)

What kinds of things get you geared up and ready to work?


Welcome to THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY!  I’m so glad you have joined me here. I hope we are able to inspire and support each other. Just to bypass all the formal introductions I am going to share a few “Randomocities” about myself. After this post, I’ll pretty much be talking to you like I know you, so don’t be offended…. ☺

  • I have a pen fetish and can get abnormally attached to my favorite pens
  • I had all my hair shaved off in the 5th grade. (not by choice)
  • My brother and I both have daughters named Nadia
  • When given a piece of paper to write on, I always crumple it a bit first. (I love the sound and texture)
  • I HATE California Christmases. (wearing a bathing suit on Christmas day should never be an option).
  • I have traveled across the country 4 times by train . . . so much fun!!!
  • I love to laugh
  • As a child I could speak backwards fluently. (I’m a little rusty now . . .)
  • I am very loyal
  • I love to support other people in following their dreams
  • I was once mistaken for a boy (see #2)
  • I love to create words (hence the title “Random-ocities”)
  • I carry my sketchbook with me everywhere I go. It’s one of the reasons I began designing bags
  • I am a recovering introvert. Sometimes I have relapses. (insert Serentity Prayer here . .)
  • I have moved over 25 times in my life . . . I’m actually feeling like it’s time to move again . . .  Sorry Rob, (tee hee).

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