Monday, September 2, 2013

Coffee Date 8.30

Good morning friend. I hope you don't mind having coffee together early this morning. Miles was awake and ready to go at 5:20 this morning. Doesn't he know that Saturdays are for sleeping in?

I'm loving these painted bowls from West Elm. The morning would be a little more cheery with a bowl of cereal in one of these beauties.

How was your week? Mine was pretty good but went slowly. Miles had been boycotting naps for the past four days so it seems like I am always chasing the next nap. He's going down for a nap now and in hoping it takes!

I hope you don't mind me talking about work a little but. My Etsy shop had a bunch of new calling card orders this week. I love working in my shop because it gives me a chance to work directly with customers and create something from start to finish. I sell premade designs that can be tailored to fit the clients specific wording and color choices. Then once the design work had been approved, I print it on high quality 110lb. Double thick cover (probably doesn't mean much to you, but I like paper) and hand trim each piece. I like literally having my hands in each step. Every card is inspected to make sure it's up to my standard. That might be more detail than you want on my process but it's something I enjoy talking about, so I know you won't mind me rambling for a bit.

How was work for you this week? How's your family? Any big plans for Labor Day weekend?

I can't believe that it's almost September. I love autumn, but it bums me out because winter is not far behind. But Miles will turn one in January, and I can't believe how fast the past 8 months have gone by.  The first three months felt like years, but the spring and summer were gone in the blink of an eye.

I wish I had more to talk about this week, but I'm feeling a little worn out and want to hibernate for the day.

I'll talk to you soon sweet friend! I'll leave you with these lyrics from Mumford & Sons' Hopeless Wanderer:

So when your hope's on fire
But you know your desire
Don't hold a glass over the flam
Don't let your heart grow cold
I will call you by name
I will share your road

But hold me fast, hold me fast
Cause I'm a hopeless wanderer

photo from West Elms website (link in text)


  1. Hi Laura! I love those bowls too. I'm definitely needing the black and white one! I hope this week is going better for you and you get a good hibernation in ;)

    1. Hi Jennifer! Thanks for visiting my blog :) This week is already much better. Miles is napping as I type this, so that's a victory for the day! I hope your week is going great - it's already Thursday!