(Alyssa) I’m writing to you from a Starbucks not far from the place I currently call home. My daughters are here with me- two of them are doing homework, and my third is sitting cross-legged with her lips pursed in concentration as she completes a crossword puzzle. Forgive me if this post might be a Read More
Fall is just around the corner, the last day to order has come and gone and we are working hard on getting your orders to you! We are mesmerized by your creativity! What a treat to see each piece you’ve crafted, the fabrics and patterns you’ve carefully chosen to suit your children’s personalities or to Read More
Hi all! Welcome to “Back to School” month for many of us! I hope you were able to squeeze in a wonderful Fall Collection 2019 Trunk Show before school season began! We are in our last week of shows, however, ordering doesn’t end until August 30th! You can continue to order and shop online ~ just Read More
This week I would like to highlight a little more about our Trunk Shows and Hostesses. We are heading into our second week of shows here now and we truly don’t want you to miss out on one of these wonderful events and opportunities to see the Fall Collection from the perspective of feeling, holding, Read More
Welcome Summer! This past week we wrapped up the last day of school for our spring 2019. Summer is officially here for us and it wasn’t but the second day with everyone all at home and I was feeling slightly closed in, as little hands were all attempting to help me with a meal, that Read More
Mother’s Day Diary 2019 Next month I will have been a mom for 21 years. As I sit here today thinking about what I’d write to moms, what makes us “moms,” I really don’t feel I have anything that hasn’t been written. Maybe we all might feel that way. Is there more? Is there something Read More
Never a dull moment! This week starts us off in Lala Land, better known I guess to most as L.A. It’s fabric show time and time to check out what will launch us into our next season’s uniqueness as we close out this Spring Collection and pour our hearts into the Fall. We are excited Read More
Welcome to our final week of “21 Days to Brave.” We are so excited for all the wonderful feedback and stories this journey has generated! Thank you to all who have participated, whether it be in the give-aways, or posts! Your stories and messages are life-giving. If you want to jump on board and see Read More
My precious niece, Holly Nichols, agreed to share with us about her definition of bravery. Holly moved away from family and friends to Houston, Texas and had to venture out her comfort zone. She put herself out there in order to make new friends, which is never easy! Holly said that vulnerability is what it Read More
I have a feeling a lot of you may be like me. New Year’s Resolutions can be a nightmare for me bc it feels like one more endless pursuit of perfection or just an endless quest to always BE BETTER.
WHAT IF..we all took a break from that hamster wheel and instead came up with a list of the things we could carve away, the things that don’t really matter…the things that pressure us so that we can concentrate on what causes us to flourish instead.
That’s what Shauna Niequist did, according to Darling Magazine. She made the opposite of a Resolution List or To-Do List. She made a To-Don’t List and we can make one too.
My office can be messy + unorganized. Instead of feeling shame + embarrassment over this, I’m going to do my best to keep it from getting out of control, but receive help from my awesome team when they offer to help me organize. It’s just not my strength, but that doesn’t mean beauty isn’t created there.
I don’t always know my children’s plans or what classes they are taking. My husband knows more in this area than I do and this has been a source of shame for me bc it makes me feel like a “bad mom”. No more!! I have suffered from the “working mom’s guilt” at times even though I am very close and connected to my kids. It ends now.
I am not best friends with everybody. Owning a business takes a lot of time and can feel lonely sometimes. Every year in the past I have put a lot of pressure on my husband and myself for us to do more with friends. This year, I’d like to focus on the wonderful friends I do have and on my wonderful husband.
I am not very good with my hands. I was never the mom who could french braid hair. I cannot sew on a button even though I own and design a children’s clothing line. I cannot draw or write neatly. It’s ok. Obviously I don’t have to be, so I need to let that one go. We can all find our niche.
I don’t go to the grocery store much. My husband does a lot around the house and I mean A LOT. It embarrasses me sometimes, because it makes me feel like a bad or inadequate mom. That’s stopping now. What a blessing that he can do that and that he actually doesn’t mind. I’m not going to let my own insecurities get in my way anymore.