For the Love of Color + Pen . . .

Pen addict that I am, I am thoroughly in love with my new Kaweco fountain pen. I have recently added a few others to my stash that I will be sharing soon as well. There’s nothing like an amazing pen + a quality piece of paper to jot ideas or sketches with . . . simple pleasures. Do you have a favorite pen or paper that you like to use? If so, please share!

xo,

Pre-Orders for Solana Cheetah Straps Now Open!

Hey guys! Pre-Orders are open for the Solana Cheetah Strap! If you love options, you will love options, you will love the Solana Cheetah strap! Add her to your existing bags to make a bold statement or to add a patten pop! The perfect way to freshen up your existing bags and wear them in a cross body style. Ships 3/17. DM for invoice. Pre-Order price good thru Sunday 3/4. Click here to snag one!

xoxo,

Saturdays . . .

Happy Saturday, guys. Hope you had a fantastic week. All week long I’ve been working on re-entry to real life after my belated-birthday-business-trip to Carmel last weekend. Re-entry has been a little bumpy by my standards. I came back super energized, excited and ready to  push myself out of my comfort zone. But my TO DO list was major and trying to balance everything and fit it all in with homeschool has been a little challenging. Nevertheless, I know it will get done. I’m doing some “Spring Cleaning” in the shop and I’m having a special sale for my instagram followers, so if you aren’t following me on Insta click here and get in on the action. Sale will go live on Tuesday, when I get back in town. Yay!

In the meantime, be good to yourselves, Enjoy this weekend + make it a point to spend time doing something you love at some point before Monday rolls around again.

xo,

Life in Pictures | Carmel Getaway . . .

One of many beautiful views on the drive up . . .

Fell in love with the orange details @ Carmel Valley Ranch . . .

Re-discovered the absolute necessity of self care @ Spa Aiyana . . . The Hydra Facial was AH-MAZING

Carmel has so many beautiful nooks + crannies . . .

Our birthday get away was postponed, but the wait was definitely worth it!

Enjoyed a mid day sip of wine with Charlie . . .

Found my new favorite pen behind this yellow door . . .

Isn’t she pretty? The rose gold Quadro has 4 ink colors + pencil lead! . . . Perfection!

Found my new favorite blush @ Cos Bar . . .

Il Fornaio for dinner . . .

Back to the hotel for brainstorming + a meeting of the minds in pj’s . . .

Last weekend Lori and I finally met up for our belated birthday weekend getaway. We usually meet in November, the actual month of our birthdays, but life happened, so we decided to meet up in February in Carmel. Let me tell you, it really was worth the wait. We stayed at Carmel Valley Ranch, a beautifully serene resort that was absolute perfection, and just what the Doctor ordered. When Lori and I get together, we cant help but talk shop, all the while encouraging and brainstorming ideas for each other’s businesses. It comes naturally, and it’s always fun.  I left there with a healthy To Do List, and a recharged mind and priorities. I look forward to implementing some of my goals immediately. I will share here with you that God has been putting it on my heart to become more visible in my  brand. It’s definitely something I struggle with, being the hardcore-introvert-behind-the-scenes-gal that I am. I’ve been working on ways to do it in a way that feels authentic to me. So be on the look out for more glimpses  of me *cringe.*  And if you see me around social media, coming out of my shell, be sure to say hi! The part that makes it worth it is getting to know you guys!

xo,

January Things . . .

photo shoot prep last week . . .

How are you guys? How were your holidays? January is in full swing and moving full steam ahead. I’ve been working hard on several projects that will ultimately result in a subtle restructuring of my business. It’s both exciting and slightly nerve wracking, but such is life. Sometimes that’s how change feels, and its not necessarily a bad thing. I’m a firm believer that many of us need to spend more time outside of our comfort zones, because that’s the place where you experience the most growth . . . and I’m all about growth . . . unless we are talking waistlines, and after the holidays, thats something thats been on my stomach mind as well. But I digress! I’ll be checking back in soon with more updates, as well as previews of the new collection. Take care of yourselves out there!

xo,

Life in Pictures 11/27 to 12/8

Field Trip Pre-orders shipped this week!

A quiet moment @ The Commissary . . .

Been working on a few new prototypes . . .

Date night: Chris Rock @ the Dolby Theater . . . the BEST!!!!

Been carrying my butter-soft Field Trip Tote non-stop . . .

Styled a photo shoot earlier this week. So fun!

Love the juxtaposition of these buildings . . .

There’s been so much going on in the world. So many things to pray for. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. x

Love + Blessings

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