Sunday, November 10, 2013

Birthdays= No Kids (though we love em)

Thanks for all the well wishes and really, really kind words yesterday! 
Truly, I thank you :)
Me and my guy got to do something mythical in the realm of parenthood. We got to take a whole day trip alone for my birthday!! No, we're not those people who celebrate 
themselves like there's no tomorrow but after the last year we've had it was just time for a breather.
And birthdays are the one day you can get away with ridiculous requests.....
 Mine was to make the two hour trek to New Braunfels to
meet a super amazing woman I have admired for a couple years now. She runs, designs and hand makes upcycled clothing for her brand Poor Pitiful Pearl and I'm serious. This stuff  has only ever existed in my head. Basically, she's a superwoman of the home business and the lady's got mad skills.

Oh yeah, she's gorgeous to boot.
Really. Who else can rock a fanny pack and still be such a hottie? And why did I dress like
Morticia Adams/Pearl Jam to meet her???  Lordy...... ;)
Shauna, it was a complete pleasure makin your acquaintance. Your spirit is electric, five minutes of conversation with you did more for my energy than a pot of coffee would. 
You're a life speaker, Shauna Hursh. You reflect Jesus.

And I kinda hung out longer than I intended, it was just way too comfortable there under your tent.
The picture of the unnaturally gorgeous women embracing had absolutely nothin to do with me.
But isn't it interesting? ;)
And God how this man loves me! He was so patient and just hung around with all the chick stuff 
flyin around. He even held a baby for someone and if that baby didn't fall in love with Jerome....
I have a feeling it was mutual ;)

So thanks, Jerome for bein the man that God knows I need. I cannot imagine a life without you....
And thank you, Shauna for makin the world's raddest clothes and givin every ounce of credit to the Maker who made your talents, skills, heart and soul.
And thanks for inspiring me to start makin my own breed of "art" again. 
Life tends to help us forget about the non-essentials. 
We need more electric folks like you around :)

Click here and check out Shauna's site !!
And not because this is any kind of sponsored post or anything, c'mon I have 23 followers ;)
But just because it's awesome.


  1. What a wonderful time you must had Laura and it must of been so nice for you and Jerome to have a little trip together just the two of you. Happy Birthday again and am glad you had such a great time. : )

    1. Thank you, John. The gift of walking around in public without all sense's on high alert to keep after 3 kids who usually go in 3 different directions...... priceless. ;)
      It was a wonderful, relaxing and MUCH needed break from it all.
      Have a great day, John!

  2. I feel totally undeserving and not as cool {as you write about me }… but thank you… what an honor it was to finally meet you. I love that our internet world became real…. and I got to chat with both you and Jerome….. You guys are so awesome, spirit filled and just all together lovely.

    Stay near friend….. lets plan something. :)

    1. None of us are as cool as our online alter egos ;)
      And I've never been called "all together lovely". How does anyone top that?!
      Donnie and Jerome are cut from the same cloth it seems and that was a bonus.... we'll keep in touch. <3

  3. that little bear guy is KILLING ME! he is so cute!
    i'm glad you got a day off with your guy. i don't have kids so i can't even imagine, but sometimes if travis and i haven't had a day off together, where we can do whatever we want and wake up together (he gets up at 4 am so i' usually dead to the world!) i can get cranky.

    1. Thanks! He looks a tad anorexic ;) .... And Rae, I'm kinda jealous of all you and Travis's constant travels and exploits. Parenthood is the end of spontaneous jaunts! BUT that bein said, I wouldn't trade them for anything in this world.

  4. That day looks like an absolute DREAM... even if it was spent clothes-shopping. :P

    A day out with the wife without the pressures of keeping tabs on three kids??? Sounds like absolute gravy.

    And if I'm ever even NEAR Texas, we will be meeting in person. This I vow. You and your hubby are too awesome not to meet face to face some day.

    1. This post contains only the morning, Geek. There was a special trip to my old resale shop! Can you believe for my birthday I asked to drive two hours away to meet a stranger and go to a resale shop?.... Jerome goin for that proves he is priceless! It was the best day ever and I'll have you know that wherever I was browsing, I found myself looking for you and 4 other blog friends. You guys really are in the ol' heart, lemme tell ya. I totally scored some stuff for you!
      And you bein near Texas sounds like me bein near Pakistan, but this vow you just made.... it's pretty heavy. And we would treat you and the fam like royalty. :)

  5. I'm so glad you got to get away and meet an awesome person that you admire! I have seen your posts on FB about her, and wow, she has some amazing talent! Her clothing looks awesome, and I loved these photos capturing your day. I am so happy that you had a great birthday, and I loved your outfit. You always rock a fun sense of style. I hope you are doing well girl!

  6. Better late than never but Happy Birthday! Looks like it was a fun time.

    1. Thanks, Dex :) It was very happy, indeed! Take care.

  7. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a sweet getaway!

    1. Thanks, Suzy :) Totally was the best time. We are planning on makin it happen now every two to three months, we didn't realize just how much we needed the break and time to reconnect. Hope you're doin well, Suzy. Aren't you excited for Christmas?!