Ah…a week without snow, and I’m not sure I’m really ready. Truth be told, I actually like the white stuff. Since I’m from Upstate NY (near Canada, not NYC), I start wearing sweaters in August and I’m really not ready to put them away until maybe April. That’s how my internal clock works. Yes, this creature of habit actually embarrassed the “Fashionista”, when I walked into school to pick her up in my favorite cable knit sweater from Ireland, and it was almost 75 degrees out.

On the other end of the spectrum, my daughter was wearing a short sleeve shirt from The Gap, and the most adorable Michael Kors leopard print flats with studs. As Jenna Lyons (of J. Crew fame) once said “As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” It’s firmly ingrained in the brain of my pint sized prodigy, as I soon witnessed from this retold tale-“Mom, Abbie said my shoes didn’t match my shirt.” Me: “What? They do actually, leopard is a neutral, so it goes with just about anything.” The Fashionista: “That’s what I said, remember when your friend told you? The tiger lady?” Yes, Jenna Lyon (aka Tiger, or Lion) you are now being quoted by First Graders, and of course I was very flattered that she believes we are friends. I am one proud Momma, in addition to my daughter’s amazing attributes, (she’s beyond kind, funny and smart), she can also quote fashion icons at the tender age of seven.


The Fashionista’s leopard shoes in Waterlogue….

As a side note: I get quite a few e-mails asking for updates on our daughter, in March it will be one year since we adopted her. With infinite amounts of love and stability, she continues to thrive and is such an inspiration to us all. I am in awe of what she has accomplished in the two years we’ve known her, and words can’t express how much she is loved. I wish I could show you pictures, but we’ve chosen not to put any on social media to protect her privacy, although we may occasionally if it’s not a full face shot.

So while I am navigating the world of fashion as it relates to kids, I am also navigating the world of apps. Yes, this is the “Year of the App,” although it’s also the “Year of the Horse.” I have many sleepless nights to look forward to, because the new photo applications are simply life changing, at least until the next “new thing” comes along. I am totally Waterlogue and Glaze obsessed, and have already spent hours of precious free time “Waterloging”, just about every photo known to mankind. Of course, I wanted to share some pictures from my design portfolio after they were converted into “works of art” courtesy of “Waterlogue.” I am posting the pictures “commercial free” purely for your viewing pleasure. So here are some of my designs showcased in an entirely new light…









On a side note I’ll be unveiling my new and approved blog next week, it’s redesigned and fabulous. I’m a little sad about leaving the “old look” behind, it was with me for 2 1/2 years, but it was time for a fresh new update. Out of nostalgia, I wanted to write one more post under my old blog design, “for old times sake.” Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter for more design inspiration, and updates from the world of design.

As always,