50’s Day Dapper

Yesterday was the 50th day of school. In celebration, the kids dressed up and had a Sock Hop. Poodle skirts and hair ties were suggested for the girls, white tees and jeans for the guys. Bore. Snore. Definitely not what I had in mind. Here's the outfit I quickly put together. He absolutely loved it!… Read More »

And just like that…

August 21, 2013 in Personal - 6 Comments
He's off to Kindergarten. 1. Obligatory 1st day of school shot. / 2. Walking to the entrance. / 3 & 4. Getting settled in class.  1. Obligatory 1st day of school shot. / 2. Posing after school in his bedroom. / 3 & 4. After school FaceTime with great-grandma. Read More »


May 27, 2013 in Defining She - 2 Comments
(elahawkevintage) While laying in bed, I decided to change my middle name. Documents are ready to be filed. I bought this comforter. The chevron and color scheme is perfect. Had my name written all over it. I started the research for a new business idea. Came up with the name and concept. After tossing two… Read More »

20 Random Facts About Myself

May 23, 2013 in Defining She - 12 Comments
1. I'm an introvert. I will write a post explaining what that means (and doesn't mean) shortly. 2. I'm convinced I have several disorders (ADHD, OCD, something else), but I'm working towards trying to undo them with real food and holistic approaches. 3. I'm very impulsive. Daddy can't stand it. See #2. 4. I'm terrible… Read More »

30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me

May 23, 2013 in Defining She - 1 Comment
I'm consistently inconsistent, in that I have a habit of starting things that I never finish. Jayden's baby book that was supposed to be done before Jaxon was born? Incomplete. Jaxon's monthly photo updates? Well, I took the photos. I can go on about the many things I have failed at, but that would be… Read More »

Five Ways to Nourish and Renew Your Spirit

March 25, 2013 in Defining She - 1 Comment
I have my nose in another self-help book... Nurturing the Soul of Your Family. This book couldn't have come at a better time. Not only am I trying to become less of a slave to my work and disconnect to recharge and nurture my family, but I am also in the midst of unexpected responsibilities and… Read More »

Jayden’s Baby

January 2, 2013 in Kids, Personal, Pregnancy & Baby - 6 Comments
Jayden spent the weekend with his Nana (great grandma) and he started to miss baby. - - - "Jayden was looking at pictures on the computer and when I looked at him he had tears in his eyes. I asked him what was wrong and he said he was looking at his baby. He said… Read More »

Fair Isle, Four Down

December 28, 2012 in Celebrations, Life & Quirks, Personal - 2 Comments
Sophistishe has gone Fair Isle! Come on over if you're reading through the feed. I wanted to redesign for the holiday, but ran out of time, so I went with something more appropriate for the Winter season. Most of my designs are inspired by textiles, this time by a new sweater and leggings, both Fair… Read More »


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