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adam: week 8

this is one of my favorite shots of adam, captured on a rare rainy day in los angeles  (which, of course, meant we took the opportunity to dress him up in his teeny tiny rain slicker). around 7-8 weeks is when he became much more expressive, with lots of social smiling and other silly faces. i just couldn’t get over that little wrinkled nose!

also, if you aren’t already following me on instagram, i post a ton of photos of adam that i don’t share anywhere else. i try to post his outfits once or twice a week. here’s a better look at this outfit, complete with baby old skool vans!



adam: week 7

from a visit with his great-grandparents. now that we live in los angeles, i’m only an hour away from my family for the first time in thirteen years. we’re pretty tight knit, so it has always been hard for me to be away. and it’s a huge part of why i moved back to southern california when i found out i was expecting. i’m so happy that we can just drive out whenever we feel like it and hang around with family for a day or two. and they’re all so excited about adam, it usually feels like a big party when we go over, and everyone takes turns passing him around. he’s one lucky little dude!



adam: week 6

i snapped these photos on valentine’s day, so i’m kinda fudging the numbers just a tad. this would have been the first day of his sixth week, but i just couldn’t resist showing him in his darling little gold angel wing footie that we received as a gift from marie-chantal. i remember that day, i kept trying so hard to get him to pose for me, but he just wasn’t having it. i had to wait until my little cupid was asleep on the job before i could finally get a photo.



want: mini boheme lion pillow

i know i haven’t shared any photos of the nursery just yet, but i’m still not quite finished with the decor! there’s a very loose color scheme (lots of mustard yellow and pale aqua blue), and while i didn’t necessarily plan it, i found myself attracted to cute little jungle animals when i started collecting pieces. in particular, i find myself really drawn to round elephants and cheerful little lions. who knew?

so of course, this darling handmade lion pillow by mini boheme immediately caught my eye. doesn’t he just look so perfectly vintage? you can even order it with a name hand-embroidered to the back. i think i just might need him as a finishing touch!


adam: week 5

watching adam talk to his giraffe melted my heart into a big old sappy puddle. so glad i wasn’t too bleary-eyed to document this moment.

and if you’re curious, the onesie is by j.crew, the socks are mini boden, and the giraffe is by cloud-b and it makes white noise, which is so helpful when you have a newborn!



feltman brothers baby clothes (and a giveaway!)

being a fan of vintage clothing, i’ve spent my fair share of time scouring thrift and vintage shops on the hunt for cool vintage baby clothes. i’ve found some good stuff, but vintage duds for little ones aren’t always super easy to come by. so when i discovered feltman brothers, i almost fell out of my chair in excitement. everything about this nearly 100-year-old brand looks as though it has been untouched by time. every little detail looks like it came right out of a vintage catalog, from the hangers and packaging to the little tags inside the collars! and of course, every delicate little piece has lovely smocking or pleating with lace or embroidered details. i’m sharing only a few favorites, but they have a massive selection including knitwear and all sorts of cute accessories as well.

i’m particularly excited about up their upcoming spring 2014 collection which you can preview on their facebook page. the selection isn’t available yet, but you will die when you see the cute little sailor sets and teeny tanks tops with diaper covers. i can’t even.

feltman brothers has also let me know that they’re currently hosting a giveaway! enter to win a $100 gift card, a feltman brothers plush toy, and one accessory of your choice using the widget below:



adam: week 4

my sleeping babe. for several weeks, i kinda forgot to photograph him while he was awake! it just seemed like when he was sleeping was the only time i wasn’t fretting over him and could take a moment to just admire his squishy little face.



juniper ridge

back when i was still living in oakland, i started noticing these pretty bottles of beautifully-branded, scented soaps popping up in a few local boutiques. i had always been curious about the brand, so i was delighted when juniper ridge recently contacted me and asked if i’d like to test out their newest wilderness perfume. this oakland-based company is in the business of bottling-up the fragrances of the wilderness. they go out on backcountry hiking adventures to collect plants, bark, moss, and mushrooms which they use to distill beautifully-scented colognes and perfumes. their new winter redwood fragrance was inspired by the redwood canyons of mt. tamalpais. this dreamy fragrance has notes of “redwood needles, douglas fir pitch, sea grass, chanterelles cooking on the campfire, wood smoke in the cool evening air, jeans soaked through at the knees.”  it’s not the least bit over-powering, but instead, it lingers gently for only a few hours before i find myself opening the bottle to take a little sniff, and finding myself thoroughly homesick for those beautiful stretches of land just north of san francisco.

photos by me.



adam: week 3

a couple of photos from adam’s third week of life, wearing silly little pajamas. looking at him now, it’s hard to believe he was ever this small and curled up. he looks like a little glow worm in that hat!



adam: week 2


these photos were snapped on my 31st birthday when adam was ten days old. he’s wearing his little party hat! to celebrate, we had family over and we ate guisados tacos (best ever) and drank mimosas. well, i only had a sip of champagne since i was still loaded on pain medication from the c-section. after everyone left, i realized that i still hadn’t gotten a single photo of us together! i guess there are some shots of me on the operating table with him, but they’re not very glamorous.

i have a million more gems that i snapped during his second week of life, but i still haven’t found the time to edit them! in addition to sharing a few photos on my blog, i’m really hoping i can go through and select a few photos each week so i can actually get them printed. in this digital age, i am so worried that my computer will crash or i’ll somehow lose all of the photos if i don’t take the time to sort through and get some printed. same goes for all of the silly instagram outfit photos i’ve been taking. i need to look into a printing service for both so that adam will be able to look back and see these photos when he gets older!