August 29, 2008

Babes and Babies - Marin Show Nov 9th

On November 9th I'll be joining 50 other creative designers at an event in Marin called Babes & Babies! I went to the last one as an attendee in SF and they had several great items for moms....not to mention the great goodies bags (first 300 people get a goodie bag).
For the next few months I'll be sewing like crazy so I can sell at this event...wish me luck! If any of you would like to attend you can go to appel & Frank and buy tickets for $5 dollars. Hope to see you there!

August 27, 2008

In a funk...

My BFF and I often call each other and have pity parties. You know the kind, when you just feel like you're in a rut and need someone to hear you out. One of our most talked about things is "change". We are always searching for change and sometimes it just takes looking at things in a different perspective. Today she sent me these inspiring words from the site You can enter your information and they email you inspiring quotes every few days. They also send ones for your horoscope if you're into that. But, I thought this one was worth posting.

When we feel stuck in our lives it’s important to take stock of what is going on and find out if there is something we are doing or not doing that is keeping us stuck. Sometimes the situation is out of our control, and we need to look within to find the patience required to wait with equanimity until things move forward again. Many times, though, we can find the source of our stagnation in our own hearts and minds. Sometimes we are clinging to old ideas about reality and we need to make adjustments that will bring us back in tune with life, so we can flow again. Sometimes we find that fear of change is what’s keeping us stuck, and we can resolve to find ways of facing that fear.

If introspection does not provide the answers we need, it can sometimes be helpful to ask those around you if they notice anything obvious that you might not be able to see. Remember to ask someone whom you can trust to be kind and sensitive as well as honest. Try to let go of your resistance because whenever there is something we can’t see ourselves, it’s because we don’t want to see it. Try to listen with an open mind, and remember that you are always the final judge of what you need. Anything offered to us from an outside source will need to be processed within before its wisdom can take hold.

In all this, be kind to yourself and remember that we all get stuck sometimes. Think of it as a part of your process, a necessary step on your journey, rather than as a problem that shouldn’t be happening. This can help to keep your frustration at bay and give you the space you need to take a deep breath and really figure out what’s going on.

August 25, 2008

Almost September...

I haven't blogged for a while, for some reason I've run into a bit of writers block. I know a few of you read my blog and if there are any others thanks for checking in on me :) and sorry for the big delay in new posts.

While I've been a bit silent I have lots of good things going on. This month I sent off several burp cloth bundles for celebrity gift baskets through jewels and pinstripes Some of the recipents were:

Naomi Watts/Liev Schreiber
Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell
Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck
Christopher Gorham and Anel Lopez Gorham
Anne Dudek and Matthew

Cross your fingers they like my product. I also just got notification that my products are going to be in the October issue of Pregnancy Magazine...eeeee!

So much excitement...can you stand it!

Best of all I just got back from vacation with the family! Some really nice friends of ours let us stay in their newly remodeled house in Lake Tahoe..that was a dream. Not only was the house in the perfect location it was so cozy and relaxing. Here are a few pic's from the trip!

Looking out off the back's hard to see in the picture but there is a little stream running through the back yard.

me and the little man at the lake...

Here's the little monkey giving dad a kiss...

let's just say there was a lot of sand in the diaper when we changed it.

After a week with the family my husband dropped me off at a friends cabin in Tahoe for a girls weekend. It was the first time that I've been away from the monkey since he was born. For those moms out know what anxiety you go through before you leave them for the first time. It all ended up being great, all that anxiety for nothing. There were 9 of us total and we ended up having the best time. We floated down the truckee river, went out dancing and stayed up until 3am chatting it up!

How about the random guy in our photo...I bugs when people do that! We just got done floating down the truckee river, really fun!

August 6, 2008

I just got an email from a friend who ordered some burp cloths...these kind of emails make my day...nice people rock!

"My cousin received her burp cloths and she “love, love, loves them”! Just thought I’d let you know..."

August 4, 2008

growing like a weed!

Last week we went over to a friends house for a little pool time in the sun, she took pictures of Cole (14 months)! I love this picture!

Oh and of course with all good pictures comes a not so good one, I can tell he's going to give me this face when I have to put him on the naughty pad :).

August 2, 2008

Cheers to great friends!

My BFF forwarded this to me today and I think it is spot on!

Permission To Be Real Most of us are familiar with the idea of keeping it real and have an intuitive sense about what that means. People who keep it real don’t hide behind a mask to keep themselves safe from their fear of how they might be perceived. They don’t present a false self in order to appear more perfect, more powerful, or more independent. People who keep it real present themselves as they truly are, the good parts and the parts most of us would rather hide, sharing their full selves with the people who are lucky enough to know them.

Being real in this way is not an easy thing to do as we live in a culture that often shows us images of physical and material perfection. As a result, we all want to look younger, thinner, wealthier, and more successful. We are rewarded externally when we succeed at this masquerade, but people who are real remind us that, internally, we suffer. Whenever we feel that who we are is not enough and that we need to be bigger, better, or more exciting, we send a message to ourselves that we are not enough. Meanwhile, people who are not trying to be something more than they are walk into a room and bring a feeling of ease, humor, and warmth with them. They acknowledge their wrinkles and laugh at their personal eccentricities without putting themselves down.

People like this inspire us to let go of our own defenses and relax for a moment in the truth of who we really are. In their presence, we feel safe enough to take off our masks and experience the freedom of not hiding behind a barrier. Those of us who were lucky enough to have a parent who was able to keep it real may find it easier to be that way ourselves. The rest of us may have to work a little harder to let go of our pretenses and share the beauty and humor of our real selves. Our reward for taking such a risk is that as we do, we will attract and inspire others, giving them the permission to be real too.