I had to take a picture of myself for another magazine that is going to feature Babiekins and as usual my children who rather be playing minecraft wouldn’t stop for a picture with me. I did however get this quick shot of Carter! He’s my little ham!
I have been wanting to do this shot FOREVER! How cute is little Cruz and his Lucky Boy Sunday doll?
Little hands, feet, toes! It’s so easy to forget how little they are at this stage! I just stare at Cruz when I’m feeding him so I don’t forget all these moments.
It’s been a crazy 6 weeks since I had my little Cruz and it’s gone by way too fast. His little personality is really starting to show and he has been so much fun to have around. He’s an amazing little addition to our family and also so much fun for mama to dress (mainly because he can’t tell me NO)! Here are some images from my week on instagram! If you aren’t already following me you can do so here.
I am thrilled to share Susan Petersen’s hip moccasin company, Freshly Picked, as our featured workspace of the day! If you aren’t familiar with the fashionable children’s moccasins I highly recommend you check them out. My Jessica owns two pairs and they rarely leave her feet. Each pair of moccasins, no matter who they are being made for, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet that will eventually fill them.
We asked owner, Susan Petersen, a few questions and here’s what she had to say.
Do you feel that your workspace is reflective of your personality?
Yes! I feel like we are trying to have an open space where everyone will feel welcome. We love for little visitors to pop over and say, ‘Hi!’
Your business has turned into quite a success! How do you balance work and motherhood?
Thank you! This year has been a whirlwind. The secret to work-life-balance is that the whole concept is a myth. The truth of the matter is that I don’t balance it. Sometimes I go to bed and the house is a mess or sometimes you leave the office feeling like you haven’t accomplished much. For me it comes down to choices and what I say yes to. I try really hard to not commit myself beyond the responsibilities that I have. I hope that people don’t look at my life and think, how does she do it all? I would never want anyone to feel inadequate, I don’t do it all! I have lots and lots of help and the path that I’ve chosen isn’t for everyone. It does, however, work for us.
Each season you are turning to new colors and tones for your moccasins, what inspires your designs?
This season we tried to go for deep rich colors, I was really inspired by the changing seasons. I’m getting really excited about the colors/styles we are cooking up for spring! I don’t want to give too much away but we are really going to turn it up!
When you were a child what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?
I wanted to be a business owner! People often ask me if I ever imagined being here and my answer is always, yes! I’m doing exactly what I wanted to do!
Susan, thank you for sharing your creative workspace and a little insight into what makes Freshly Picked such a unique company!
Liz // Yellow Finch
I finally had enough strength to go upstairs and show Cruz his nursery. It’s a fun mix of colors, vintage and modern things I love and of coarse gifts from people that love Cruz as much as we do! We will have more pictures in Print 3 coming out soon!
When Cruz isn’t chilling with mama he is usually hanging out in his big brother’s room! Details of this room will be in print 3 also!
As you can imagine it has been pretty busy around my house with the new addition. I am enjoying the little things with this one. Looking at every crease on his skin as he’s feeding, enjoying the smell of his skin and listening to every little
sound he makes. Babies are magical!
Cruz was born September 12 and was a little thing! 6 pounds 4 ounces of love! Check out our instagram for more images
I love dresses. They are my go to outfit, quick, easy and cute and I am loving this shift dress from Agate Mermaid. And these boots can go from the sand box to happy hour to a sunflower field.
Change it up by adding layers, like this pin striped denim skirt. Remember when you were little and you piled on the jelly bracelets? This is the grown up version. Load up and layer different sizes and colors. Raid your grandma’s jewelry box for the ultimate vintage pieces.
Add more layers and change up the look even more. A vest or a jean jacket and there ya go, most stylin’ mom in ballet class.
- Stephanie Matthew
Dress: Janis shift from Agate Mermaid :: Ankle boots and denim skirt: Target :: Bracelets: Patricia Candido and Yun Price :: Vest and necklace: Vintage :: Beach wavy hair: courtesy of the humidity and Josie Maran Bohemian Waves :: Photography by Shaka
Today we are featuring Courtney’s creative workspace, which is quietly tucked away in the corner of her London home. Courtney happens to be one of the faces behind Babyccino Kids, a unique site dedicated to the modern family. Her voice plays an active roll in the online community and her personality shines through in snippets of her life that she shares on Instagram. Make sure to stop by and say hello. You will instantly fall in love with her family and photos!
Here are some questions we asked Courtney:
You’re one of the faces behind Babyccino Kids, can you tell us a little bit about what you do.
Babyccino Kids is an online shopping portal with a stylish selection of children’s boutiques. We represent around 250 shops and brands, sorted into different shopping categories making it easy for mums to find the perfect boutique for their shopping needs. We also have a blog which offers daily inspiration for families in the form of product reviews, craft projects, decor ideas, recipes, and other parenting topics.
Do you feel that your workspace properly reflects your personality?
I think so! I’m a little bit of a neat freak (friends will laugh that I said ‘little bit’!), so I like things to be organised and tidy. I joke that I can’t concentrate if there is clutter around me (which is why I try to keep my husband from using my desk!). Ha! Also, my office looks out at our back garden and it’s so nice to look out at greenery and nature, and I can keep tabs on my kids when they’re playing outside.
If you could be any where in the world right now where would you be?
Somewhere warm and sunny! On a beach in Italy with my family perhaps? I wish I had an instant transport button!
Is there a person in your career who really made a difference or influenced you in any way?
I’m really thankful to have business partners who inspire and challenge me to keep growing our business in creative ways. My partner, Esther, is always coming up with new ideas and concepts, and it’s so nice to have someone to bounce ideas back and forth and to keep you motivated.
Thank you Courtney for sharing your space with Babiekins!
You can read her posts here.
Liz // Yellow Finch
So these are just a few pieces I’m wearing & obsessed with at the moment.
Flannel found here
The Laguna Wool Purse found here
Hat found here
Today’s inspiring workspace is from Casey Leigh, a hands on mother, artist, photographer, writer and all around creative soul. Casey shares snippets of her life, her thoughts and her art over on her blog Casey Leigh. I highly encourage you to grab a cup of coffee or tea, a quiet corner and settle down for a good read with her touching words and stunning photographs.
We asked Casey a few questions and here are her answsers.
What does your workspace/ your office say about you?
I have two places that are workspaces to me….my art space and my desk…both are places of creative inspiration for me. They both are a bit of organized chaos!
What do you want people to take away from your art?
I hope that it is a way that my outlet, my expression, can bless someone else. Long after I am gone my work will remain and so hopefully I can leave something that will touch or bless at least one person.
Who are your heroes?
My heroes are my husband and kids, they inspire me and make me a better person. Other heroes are anyone pursuing their passions and their dreams… if you are using your gifts, you are a hero to me.
Thank you Casey for sharing your creative workspace!
Liz // Yellow Finch
Today I’m bragging about this Amber Dress & Jewels found here at The Oxford Trunk.
Clutch // Studded Oversize Clutch
Jewels // Double Stone Tribal Ring, & Blue Beads
This dress can be dressed up or down & paired with so many different jewels. A great piece for your wardrobe so grab one now! A huge thanks to the ladies of The Oxford Trunk for sending such amazing goodies!
We are excited to share a new “Workspace” feature with our readers. We’ve turned to some wonderfully noted bloggers, writers, photographers and artists to share their inspiring workspaces. We’re excited to see their environment and what inspires their creativeness.
Our first inspiring workspace to share is from Jeanne, creator of the lifestyle blog Shop Sweet Things. Her blog focuses primarily on shopping and fashion, but also includes other interests such as home decor and design, kids and family, recipes and sweets, as well as spotlighting related industry events and new discoveries in her city, San Francisco.
We asked Jeanne to answer a few questions and here are her answers.
How does your workspace reflect your personality?
I don’t have a home office, so very often, my workspace is on my dining table. I’m the type of person that will make any situation work, or at least make the best out of it. In this case, I try to make this area dining-friendly, kid-friendly, and office-friendly. I surround this area with pops of colors, fun arts and objects. And I generally like to keep my styling modern, simple, and clutter free.
What inspires you when it comes to blending blogging and fashion?
I think a lot of times, my lifestyle blog influences my taste in fashion. Whether I blog about home decor, arts, DIY, kids, or even food, I get inspired by the colors and style and it rubs off on how I want to be dressed. I actually don’t follow too many fashion blogs because many times I don’t want to fall into the trend. I rather let my surroundings dictate my taste and I find that has been the best way to develop my personal style.
Tell us what your ideal work day would be like.
My ideal work day would definitely involve my kids. I know it’s nice to get a day of work done without their distractions, but I love it when they’re around. Now that my eldest daughter is almost three, she sits next to me doing drawings and saying silly things. She is such a free spirit and it certainly inspires me to be the same when it comes to work and blogging.
Thank you Jeanne for sharing your lovely workspace!
Liz // Yellow Finch
Let’s face it mamas, when we are at the beach with our littles, we are probably doing anything BUT laying down tanning, fashion parading our latest suits. We are in the most uncomfortable and unflattering positions whether it’s building sandcastles to playing lifeguard, and pegging down teepees– going to the beach can be just as much work as it is fun. Well, thanks to flattering one pieces, your beach days just got easier and fashionable. Now you can really start your summer, but keep your bikinis close when you need an even tan
A few days ago, my mama friends, Kerrie, and Jess and I had a sunset beach session with our keikis at Kaimana Beach..I think we made busy beach days look pretty breezy don’t you think? x
Jess wears Tori Praver Swimwear
Kerrie wears Acacia Swimwear
I’m wearing Mikoh Swimwear
Have an adventure filled weekend!
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