Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Time Has Begun

Summer has begun with all it's sweet promise of long days, cool dips, icy treats, new adventures and shady picnics. I will say though that the one down side of summer in Austin TX is that it's blazin hot, I mean at times open the oven door and stick your head in hot. But with all the heat all the more reason to make it our mission to discover all the pools and icey treats around town. And with my love of long summer days, I'm particularly excited about this summer with my tiny toddler. Last summer he was a wee babe and I was still in my post maternity quiet hibernation mode. So last summer we had a beautiful blurry eyed mostly indoor kind of a summer together. But this summer is a whole new ball game. This summer is destine to be full of adventure, wonder, exploration and fun! I'm so excited to show my little guy his first REAL summer. It feels like I've been given a second chance to rediscover summer myself. Like I too have been given the chance to experience summer with fresh new eyes and eager vigor. It gives me an excited fluttery tummy just thinking about it! We've already started the summer off with discovering all the wonder our back yard has to offer. Did you know that a hose and a bucket can buy you at least an hour of solidly good fun? True story! 

Oh the fun of a a big card board box a a few balls.
THE Hose.
And a little dirt on the nose to round it all out.

Happy Summer Friends!

Monday, April 29, 2013


This past year has been a whirlwind. A breathtaking rapid-fire 12 months full of the best blessings and the biggest challenges I've ever faced. This first year with our son has been full of so much monumental growth on all our parts. Still in the midst of great growth some things have remained stagnant, like this blog for instance. As I come up for a slow deep breath of air and a high five to my husband for making it through the 'first year', I'm realizing how much I've missed chronicling my work, family, inspirations and daily projects here. 

Since I last blogged, there's been growth, giggles, sniffles, discoveries, awesome projects, amazing clients, some holidays, lots of food findings a first family vacation and everything in between.

SO this is me getting back to that part of my life where I get to escape, yet connect. A place where I can collect what inspires me and showcase the things I do and the things I love. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Loving The First Mess

I recently stumbled upon this amazing food blog called "The First Mess". Hello deliciousness! The creativity, vibrancy and down right delightful sounding recipes are enough to make your mouth water. The recipes utilize fresh, healthy and seasonal ingredients. Oh and the photography is gorgeous too.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Bright & Sunny

Wishing you a bright and sunny weekend filled with all sorts of life's little blessings.

- Christina

photos: sunny field Tumblr • lemon pound cake Tumblr • coffee pot  French Melody • bright florals Tumblr

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Recent Work {Modern Under the Sea Birthday Party Invitations}

I've been seeing a trend this summer of kiddie pool and splash pad parties for first and second birthdays. And I've been privileged to be able to design a number of fun custom invitations for some splash parties. For this particular birthday party, we decided on a contemporary under the sea theme and I'm so happy with how fun and fresh the design turned out to be. The invitation was paired with a rustic sandy kraft envelope and a fun whimsical under the sea surprise on the back.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekend Blessings

 One of the best things I've ever tasted, {salted caramel milkshake}

 Outing with our little sweet cheeks
 Ahi tuna burgers
Baby love

I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Here's to a beautiful week for all.

Love and Live Life!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Weekend Wear {To the Farmers Market}

I've been meaning to get back to my weekly weekend trips to our local farmers market. In my book you can't beat local veggies and farm fresh eggs. I always love sampling the local fare and chatting with the friendly farmers. Plus our down town market has live music which makes the simple outing feel super fun and fulfilling. Here's to your weekend beauties! May it be fun and full of love.

1. Madewell 2. Essie 3. Madewell 4. Topshop 5. Madewell 6. JCrew