Happy Friday + Randomness


Happy Friday! First, thank you so much for all the kind comments last week, I’ve read them all multiple times!! I was delighted by how many people liked things as they are, and I also appreciated the suggestions. I will work hard on incorporating them! The four randomly chosen Drygoods gift certificate winners are: Dottie, Jing, Beccy and Grace. Congrats!!!

Second, the photoshoot was a blast! Keli generously allowed us to use her Drygoods Design studio (did you hear that they’re moving to a new gorgeous space?), and we were productive and tried a variety of ideas and time just flew — like that random bird illustration I have up there. Can you tell that I’m scrounging to come up with a relevant reason for that image? I just liked it.

Michelle (the photog) and Tristan (the stylist) deserve accolades of the highest order. In fact, they’re both exceptional at both photography and styling and organizing, and I found myself taking a lot of mental notes to improve my own skills. I really really love working with them. It made the photoshoot feel even more legit and lively having the editor and art director and an intern there as well. I learned so much. Tristan did a fun post on part of the cover shoot prep process and you can get some sneak peeks, though we’re all very careful about not revealing what the cover will look like. Day two at the light and airy Studio 207 today!


K: Mama, when can I get my own ipad?

Me: When we think you’re ready, sweetie.

K: Aw man, that means, “never, and don’t even think about it”*…

She’s awfully bright, our little one.


Happy, happy weekend! I have something a bit unscheduled for you on Monday and will push out the usual K outfit to Wednesday, when K turns – holy cow – eight!!!!!

We’re taking the train
Portland, we’re headed your way
Fun plans in the works!


8 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Randomness

  1. I’ve been bouncing (mostly mentally) the whole day since I found out I was one of the winners. Thank you! Hope you have another great day with the shoot. By the way, re K’s birthday outfit, I’m very looking forward to what you come up with this time. 😀

    1. Congrats Jing! I’m trying to get my act together to keep all the balls in the air, but my hopes for an impressive birthday dress is very low…we shall see!

  2. Wise one, that K! She knows her mama lingo and what it *really* means:)

    Hope your weekend in Portland is wonderful. Tad bit jealous . . . (in a good way – happy for you!)

    1. Thanks Lucinda! It was a crazy trip that was much too short. I loved Portland though, and want to go back for a more leisurely visit!

  3. So interesting to read the post you linked from Tristan. It was a fascinating little peak into book production and made me so curious to see more!

    1. Isn’t Tristan amazing? I think she really encapsulated the prep process while retaining the necessary secrecy. She’s really fun to work with! Thanks, Elizabeth!

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