bryr clogs

I never would have thought of myself as a clog kinda girl but look at these things. Sexy, right? Is it just me? Can a clog be sexy? If there is such a thing as a sexy clog, these are them.


Not only are they beautiful, they are hand made in SanFrancisco by an ex design director who up and decided to start her own business. Rad.  bryr2

Someday a pair of these will be mine.


30 on the 3rd

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Earlier this month (on the third to be exact) I turned 30! I thought I should do a little update here on life and stuff and things.

FEELING // I don’t feel 30 but when does a birthday ever really make you feel a certain age. What I do feel is extremely excited for this next year. So many things I’d like to do!

PLAYING // Life has been first and foremost all about settling into this new role as a mama. That first year of becoming a mom was a rougher transition than I had expected but I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’m really enjoying the age that my daughter is at (17 months) and the time that I get to spend with her every day. Lots of play dates, trips to the park, the library and snacks. So many snacks.

WORKING ON // For the benefit of my brain I’m working on a fun part-time side project, still running my Etsy shop here and there and trying to paint and draw when I can.

EATING // Paleo has still been vaguely guiding how we eat but I’ve definitely loosened up on many of the “rules”. With a toddler sometimes (ok, all the time) convenience is priority and paleo is anything but convenient. Typically breakfast and dinner are easy but anything in between and especially any meals away from home are a crap shoot. It’s something that I used to write about a lot here so I thought it deserved a mention but I don’t have as much to say about it these days.

MOVING // I am in desperate need of getting in a better routine. Exercise has been sporadic at best so this is a big goal of mine for the next year. I need routine to be successful, I really miss crossfit but I can’t join a crossfit gym right now so I’m in a weird limbo of having a traditional gym membership but not really knowing what to do with myself once I’m there. IF I get myself there.

FOCUSING // I’m trying to focus. I get so excited about all the information out in the world, things to learn, ideas, projects to start, sparkly things etc. that I can’t narrow in on what really matters to me. This year will be about refining and defining. I want to get rid of all the extra clutter – my inbox, my instagram feed, my house, everywhere. I have a lot of clutter and not a lot of time. There’s a saying circulating out in the internets about your brain having too many tabs open and that is exactly how I feel. Time to shut down some tabs and be more thoughtful and selective about what gets my attention. Project de-clutter starts now.

my 100 day project


One of my goals this year has been to be more creative. I’ve always loved art and doodling and creating in general so when I found the 100 day project I knew I wanted to join in. The idea is to commit to making (something, anything!) for 100 days. It’s all about the process and not necessarily about getting to a finished product which I love because it makes the whole thing a lot less intimidating. My goal was to commit to 100 days of doodles and to share each of them on Instagram. Any medium, any subject just putting pen/brush/whatever to paper with no big expectations for the outcome. It has been so SO great. This feels like scratching an itch that has been nagging me for a long time. I haven’t missed a single day and I actually look forward to my time to doodle every day.

To get me started I’ve also been following a fun little challenge on Instagram via My Friend Court that gives a prompt for each day of the month and everyone kind of just interprets it however they like. It’s really fun to see how people translate things differently and it’s been helpful to have a little inspiration to get me going. The prompts for the images at top were: vines, melon, plants, lips, bullseye, lines, swirls, bugs and spots.

Anyways, I’m excited and I wanted to share because I feel like I’ve found something that’s been missing. I’m even considering extending the project until my (30th!!) birthday in September which oddly enough would make it an even 150 days.

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big things happen one day at a time


One of my goals that I mentioned earlier this week was that I’d like to swing a kettle bell every day this year. Oooof. What did I sign myself up for? I’m using the tracker pictured above from Elise Joy that is so pretty I almost didn’t write on it. Every day I aim to swing my 35lb kettle bell at least once. Some days that turns into 25 swings plus some squats and some days I can’t remember whether or not I actually got my swing in…..or took a shower for that matter. As you can see, I haven’t been perfectly consistent but that’s ok because when I get to the end of the year and see all those little bubbles mostly colored in, I’ll feel really good (and hopefully kinda buff!). I’m going for progress over perfection.


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