Friday, April 28, 2017

Every flower's reachin' for the sun

Is this week over yet?? We are so glad its friday. We get to hang out with Greg, and everything is more fun when he's around. Except going to Costco. In his own words, "Going to Costco together doesn't make it better, it just makes it suck less".  So yeah, he's fun, very wise and a wordsmith. Total package.

Happy weekending! I hope you get to hang out with someone who makes chores suck less too!
































Scarlett is wearing this dress. More colors available, check the listing!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hip Hop You Don't Stop







Spotted: One little ecstatic Easter bunny bopping around our backyard. 

It doesn't take much to make one tiny person SOSOSOSO happy.... which in turn makes this big person SOSOSOSOSO happy. 

mommy is wearing: this floral tank
little bunny is wearing: this romper, these sandals

I hope your Easter was fun-filled and sun-filled.









Friday, April 14, 2017

I'll Follow the Sun

I am obsessed with our backyard. If you follow me on instagram stories then you know. Sorry not sorry. 

When we bought this house 3 years ago the backyard was a swath of freshly laid green sod. Because we were in the middle of the worst drought in recent memory we knew it had to go. We enjoyed rolling around on it for a few months until it began to brown and then we ripped it all out.

We enlisted our friend Adam of Artizen School, laid out a new design and planted what seemed to me at the time; a very sparse amount of succulents and drought tolerant plants. What a difference a few years makes! Everything has doubled or tripled in size. We still have a lot to do, and are currently working on a few projects, but that doesn't stop us from enjoying it immensely. 

One of my favorite parts of the yard is our very own super bloom. To think that all i had to do was toss handfuls of wildflower seeds out into the yard before it rained. I wish I had such foresight in everything I do! The landscape changes daily depending on what's blooming, going from sunny yellows and oranges one day to happy pinks and reds the next.

Here's a few pictures of where we are at right this moment:

 You can see I still need to finish the path.  We tore down a concrete wall and are repurposing it. My goal is to finish it by Easter
 We waiting 2+ years for these Fan Aloe to bloom and it was worth it!





So come on over! We'll drink a bottle of Rose and marvel at the beauty of nature.
Catch ya later! 

PS: Scarlett is wearing a romper from our shop !



Monday, April 3, 2017

PEEP PEEP

Without kids or family around, Easter is usually just any another Spring Sunday for us. I don't really need an excuse to go out to brunch, wear pastels or eat an entire bag of Robin eggs. But now! I have visions of my little chickadee romping around the backyard finding carefully hidden in plain sight eggs and depositing them in an adorable little basket. I'm embarrassed to tell you how much time I spent perusing the Easter section at Target, contemplating the pros and cons of the bouncy ball filled with glitter versus the bunny bouncy ball. I can't wait to surprise her with her basket of bunny themed booty. and the letter of the day is B because clearly I've been watching too much Sesame Street.

In addition to the egg hunt here's our plan... 
I'm thinking this cake decorated like this 
this bunny basket filled with...
this twist tie bunny ears headband that will end up on my head in about 2 seconds.
our own mini mena playsuit for the chickadee and of course a matching tank for me.
As much as I love to get crafty I know that in reality not all of this will happen. I do know that there will be cute outfits and there will be cake. There will always be cake.


You can have the outfits too, cake is up to you. If you order this week you can have them in time for Easter. Order by April 10th to have it guaranteed delivery by Easter Sunday. Here's the link!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Everything is like 'Whoa'

We are in full toddler mode over here. This means Miss Scarlett has her own opinions and they often conflict with her other opinions. Her independent streak is kicking in but at the same time she needs me to stay very close.  She's wildly curious, highly impatient and hell bent on going up and then down and then up all the stairs. Laughter and tears are often seconds apart. She's a little gap-toothed emotional tornado who's always ready to cuddle and we couldn't be happier.

My favorite part is her pure wonderment at everyday objects. She'll point to a flower/bug/plane/tree/hairbrush/book/blender/etc and say "WHOA"! with her eyes wide.

So everything is WHOA, sometimes even WOW and it always makes me smile.  We take this magical green planet for granted so it's nice to be reminded that there's something special around every corner if you're paying attention.

but then i put a piece of mango on her plate and she completely lost her mind so there's that.






This sweet little romper along with a few other styles is available now for your mini tornado! You can find it in the shop here.

Happy Spring!

PS. Everything is Amazing


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Twelve Months Later!



 I can't believe my little girl is one year old! That would explain why this blog has been woefully neglected. Hey, babies take up a lot of free time. What a weird year it's been. 2017 had its hit and misses and right now I'm going to focus on the hits. My sweet girl went from a helpless kitten to a walking tornado of fun. She's only one year old and she's already a tiny comedienne. I don't know where she gets that from, but all signs point to her father.

It should come as no surprise that i've started making little girls clothes. It's so much fun, because: RUFFLES! BOWS! LACE! All my favorite things shrunk down into an adorable lil package. Basically Scarlett and I are going to match until she decides (realizes?) she's too cool. Here's a sassy little romper I made for her birthday. They're available in sizes 9mo-3 years so check out the shop if you're interested and stay tuned for more styles in the near future.


 neon and lace romper
neon and lace romper ~ mini mena



Monday, August 10, 2015

Italia

We spent two glorious weeks in Italy this summer. Were you there too? It seems like everyone we know took a trip to Italy this summer. Lucky all of us! If you didn't have the pleasure this year, I hope scrolling through these pics will be like a 5 minute mini -mini vacation. 

Civita de Bagnoregio

built by the Etruscans and settled by the Romans

Orvieto

the vineyard behind our house with Orvieto in the distance

Moorish stripes. Very chic.

Montefiascione

Buffalo mozzarella is made from Buffalo milk. Mind blowing realization.

Todi

You can't get a picture of this woman without her camera in hand
brothers being brothers

Assisi


lucky to be by this mans side.
testing out a new WearMena dress
the view from our B&B
a handsome man among the frescos

Siena

attitude while looking for our next gelato
vacation is so hard, he falls asleep on a marble bench
arches and more arches

Florence

View of Florence and the Duomo from the Pitti Palace.
Liz flaunting the Katy dress
Oh, just the view from our apartment.
Cinghiale means wild boar, but it sounds like an insult so we used it as such. It rolls off the tongue so nicely....
all the truffles all the time

Cinque Terre

the Mediterranean

Monterrosso
Arancini break
Manarola
hot day, hot dudes
The very VERY best part of the trip! Greg surprised me with a heartfelt proposal that makes me get teary-eyed just thinking about it. Guess what I said? ;-)

Tutto Bene! What did you do this summer?
XO~MR