Hi! Hi! Hi!
Missing: blogging! I feel like I have so much to say and share and I’m eager to jump back in on a regular basis. Bear with me if things get a little baby-centric over the next few weeks / months / years ;)
Feeling: so inspired for Autumn after seeing Anthro’s Fall merchandising this past weekend. It makes me want to bake blueberry muffins, knit a blanket (maybe finish this one?), and wear oversized sweaters. If only California Summers would get the memo…
Loving: being a mom. I love it, I love it, I love it. I worried that these first few weeks would do me in, but I’m happy to report that in spite of the exhaustion (oh, it is REAL), they have been downright amazing.
Taking: daily walks, tidying up the house everyday, keeping Larabars at the ready, basking in air conditioning, and letting John take the 6am feeding so I can sleep a longer stretch = the keys to my sanity.
Enjoying: my new lamp from Target. I had my eye on it for awhile, so when the perfect storm of store credit + a 20% discount arose, I jumped on it! It’s always the little things that make the biggest difference, no?
Doing: more laundry than I’ve ever done in my life. Who knew a seven pound baby could fill an entire laundry basket in less than a day?!
Listening: to lots of podcasts, as always. (Are there any good mom or baby related shows I should check out?)
Trying: to decide what’s next for me, career-wise. I definitely feel like I’m at a crossroads and I’m ready for a BIG change.
Itching: to learn how to sew baby clothes! Dresses, rompers, vests…I want to make everything! See Kate Sew’s tutorials have been fueling this desire like nobody’s business.
Dreaming: of the holiday season. So many crafts I want to make! So many photos I want to take! So many places I want to go! Having a little one makes everything more exciting.
Strangely: fascinated by all the surfing videos from the giant waves that hit the California coast last week, especially this one!
Getting: my money’s worth out of my 50mm f/1.8 lens and my new iPhone 5s (first upgrade in three years!) as I photograph Briar’s every move. The kid’s less than a month old and we already have hundreds of photos of her…!
Designing: new stamps for September. I’ll be taking the August edition stamps down on Friday, so get them while you still can!
Wondering: what kind of posts you would like to see on this blog? Any specific topics or tutorials in mind? I would love it if you could help me build my editorial calendar (my brain is just a wee bit fried these days ;))!