Hey guys. I'm actually blogging from my phone, teething baby napping in my arms so I hope you'll excuse this short, photoless post. Popping in to say I'm shutting down my photo shop tonight at midnight. Due to a large number of special requests, I'm calling it quits early to make sure the orders are all in the mail this weekend. Thank you all, so SO much...and if you wanna grab something real quick here's a link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/abbytrysagain
And type "shopclosing40" to save 40%
thanks and back soon to show you a peek at our custom birth announcements.
Long time, no blog, right? Story of my life...Maybe with the new year I'll be back to blogging regularly?
Anyway, I'm popping in to share a little something different today. Christine, maker behind the fail jewelry line and the owner of Schatzelein Boutique has out together a special gift guide series: gift collective. Makers and creative types from around Austin have been sharing specialized gift guides over at her blog, forge. She asked me to share a guide with her. You can view mine right here.
Thanks so much for asking me to be a part of the series, Christine.
P.S. have you seen the fail+CANOE jewelry collaboration here? I LOVE it all
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And...thank you for the kind words about my shop closing. (read this post if you're in the dark)
I'm currently overwhelmed with the love and orders, so I'll be closing up early actually-on Thursday instead of Friday. What's listed now is what's left-so get it while you can! Thanks!
Just wanted to drop in and put this out there for the locals.
Tomorrow is a launch party for Nannie Inez, a home goods pop up shop that is currently at the boutique Kick Pleat. If you're in town you should stop by, it will be great! The pop up features some really gorgeous and interesting home goods and is running until the end of December.
You can follow their blog over here.
I'm a little bit homesick today so I thought I'd share these photos of my Aunt's house. Over these six years of blogging her home has been a favorite subject of mine. If you're interested, see more shot of it here.
Here's a non baby post for you.
If you are in Austin it's likely you can't travel more than 20 feet without running into a restaurant, liquor store, taco truck, deli, coffee shop or other place that sells breakfast tacos. They come in all shapes and sizes; almost always wrapped in foil and served with a little side of hot sauce. My favorite breakfast taco is a migas taco.
Migas tacos can be utterly flavorless, super rich, made with terrible american cheese or even no cheese at all...or they can be extremely delicious. My old standby was the Jess Taco from TacoDeli but I've found a new favorite that makes the Jess seem tasteless and bland. My new favorite migas taco can be found at this ridiculously over the top restaurant. It's totally worth dealing with the kitsch to try it. Be sure to ask for avocado on top and grab lots of salsas at the salsa bar.
And of you are missing my baby talk...I'm back to blogging over here.
Today Asa is six weeks old.
I really can't believe it; as the saying goes-time really does fly.
But also it's really just everything about him that I cannot believe.
I cannot believe that he is mine. That he came from me: he is one half of me and one half of James. That in an instant we created this soul. That for nine months he hung out inside of my body and all of a sudden he came rushing out into this world.
It really is crazy if you think about it.
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I keep writing and deleting, writing and deleting so perhaps I'll hold my thoughts in for awhile and let them stew...
Thank you for all of the well wishes. We feel the love and are humbled by it.
And since the photos above are from Asa's first days in this world-here's a more recent one:
Happy day to you.
Remember awhile back when I shot the look book for Canoe?
Well, here's some awesome news: Canoe is hosting a pop up shop here in Austin called Tool and Tack. It will be held Saturday October 15 and you can visit this site for more info. Besides awesome Canoe goods, the shop will feature Wood & Faulk loveliness from Portland and east coasters Forage bow ties! If you're in Austin, be sure to stop by. It will be a lot of fun.
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If you're an avid blog reader-you probably know Kate Miss of For Me, For you. Her boyfriend has been diagnosed with cancer and is facing crazy medical bills. She's opened a fundraiser etsy shop-if you can be sure to stop by and support them. My heart goes out to them! Dealing with cancer is hard enough; it's sickening to know on top of that so many deal with insane medical bills. Best wishes to you, Will and Kate.
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Also, thank you kindly for all the warm wishes and congratulations!
Asa is growing strong; showing us new parts of his personality every day. We are madly in love with him and feel lucky he's in our lives.
More on him soon.
Now...it's nap time.
When a health care professional tells you to be ready to have your baby at 36 weeks, you can be pretty much guaranteed that your baby will arrive after 40 weeks. At least, this is my experience.
But not to fear! In the mean time, I've become a pro at "baby waiting". Luckily my sister (and brother in law) came to town to help pass the time.
Some of my favorite "baby waiting" past times:
-eating barbecue at Lambert's
-swimming in the infinity pool at Travaasa
-getting an awesome 1 hour pedicure + massage for a STEAL!
-browsing the goodies at Spartan
-going on a neon sign tour of Austin
-writing in Asa's baby book
-watching chick flicks (like this one)
-eating insanely decadent chocolate desserts at La Condesa
-avoiding all phone calls from well meaning friends and family
-bouncing on a yoga ball
-walking, walking, walking
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Hope you are all well, friends!