Lovely Nature

16 10 2012

I have been struggling with depression since we closed our shop last January. It is something that I never experienced before. Yes I feel blue here and there. But it was never like this. The sadness brought me to my knees. I couldn’t get out of bed in days and would cried all the time. It felt so foreign to be in a constant state of hopelessness. I knew I needed help. Ever since then I have been in talk therapy every week. The act of sharing really helps. Also knowing that I am not alone is such a gift. I’m learning to enjoy the simple things in life again. Taking photos of my surrounding has been therapeutic. It gives me a creative outlet since I am not ready to jump back into design. There are days when I’m back in that rabbit hole. Although this time around I am more conscious of the warning signs. I am slowly crawling back out into the light.





More from Smith Rock adventure

20 09 2012

More pics from our mini holiday. Enjoy your week everyone!







Holiday at Smith Rock

19 09 2012

We decided to take a mini holiday for the last camping trip of the summer. We adore Smith Rock. Always look forward to our yearly camping trip at the magnificent spot. It was perfect weather and truly magical.





Monday Love

4 09 2012

It feels so strange not to be designing the new collection or going to our little studio and work.  I feel a bit lost lately…  This little business has been apart of my life for the last 5 years.  I’m sure it will take some time for me to feel okay again.  Although I’m calling myself “a retired fashion designer.”  My love for fashion will never change.  There are some ideas floating in my head.  I’m thinking of making some dresses just for myself.  It sounds lovely and special.  To make something that I wanted to make and have them just for me to cherish.  I think it is a refreshing idea.  I’m so inspired by these beautiful pieces via the lovely Jak&Jill.

I love the volume and the shape of these beauties.  Off to do more sketching.  I think I’m getting some of my creative juices back.  Hooray!

All pretty pics via Jak & Jill.

Part 2 of life from up above

31 08 2012

Here are more pics from our latest backpacking trip via Mt. Hood. Enjoy your Friday everyone.






Monday Love

27 08 2012
 Due to my love for little decorating animals, I can’t help but falling head over heals for this neon pink hippo & it’s friends.  Aren’t they they so darling?
Found via intsight.
Enjoy your Monday everyone.

Indian Night with Sarah

15 08 2012

Lovely summer night dinner with my sweet friend Sarah. Yummy Indian food and wonderful friend. Life is pretty great!