We spoke at Create & Cultivate in St. Johns this summer. Loved these poms.
As per usual, these last few months have run right past me. I dream of the day things won't be so all-consuming busy; but I also would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. Being this busy sort of forces me to not let a single moment go by unappreciated. So here they are, however raw and undone, some appreciated moments of the passing weeks and changing seasons: Mid-design process with the newest collection, Voyage.
Bachelorette party times (I won't tell you what she's holding in this silhouette).
The shop gets a real sign. Betsy cries.
Banjo playing at Bachelorette party #2.
Lost Lake. NYC trade show booth in its ugly pre-setup state.
The first complete grouping of the Voyage collection in our hotel in NYC, pre-paint.
Complete exhaustion after our first day of the NY NOW trade show in August. Pictured here with Krista from Nell & Mary. (They both fell asleep in this position).
NYC High Line on the way to the trade show.
Happily walking on NYC's High Line to the final day of the trade show. phew!
We take a break a pretty spot in Washington on a sunny last-days-of-summer day.
Behind the scenes at our most recent photo shoot for the Voyage collection (photos coming soooooon).
That's a wrap! Can't WAIT to share this photo shoot with you.
Park trips: this must happen at least once a week, or we'll all go crazy.
Yes, it rains in Portland. I love how our building looks through a rainy window.
One of my favorite pieces from the new collection. I recommend wearing ten at a time ;)
Lots and lots of folding for a friend's wedding.
Testing our newest line of perfume for the shop, Imaginary Authors. LOVE THESE SO MUCH.
Our first ever custom engagement ring, mid-process.
It was our resolution to see more music in 2013. I think we accomplished this. Here, we are waiting for Janelle Monae to make an appearance.
And make an appearance she did. Janelle Monae crowd surfing in Portland.
Our second ever custom engagement ring, pictured here in white gold. It was a big HIT.
Will takes me on a "stay-cation" for one night in the middle of the week because we've been so stressed/busy.
Some results of our revamping the shop for holiday times.
Running the dogs at Cathedral Park in Portland.
My three true loves. This is a must-do every single morning.
That's it, just a little slice of my life as it passes. Love to you all! ~bets ***Song of the Moment: Gone Tomorrow, by Lambchop***