well, I'm on my way south of the border (swine flu seems over there) and I'm excited to embark on a new life adventure. It's been a month almost since we've seen Dave so we're all pretty happy about that! My sweet hubby went last week to pick out furniture so when we arrived we'd have a place to park ourselves other than the SWEEEET blow-up bed we've previously used as a couch for 3 months.....long story...
Before I go, I think I'm even a day or two early, but I wanted to tell you about Category Stories newest challenge. Titled, "If I could have any job..." which sounds really easy, right?? Well, I had so much trouble with this one. I honestly couldn't think of anything. So dorky...after I did my layout I thought of a few, but it was after the fact and I was packing and going to a beekeeper field trip and having a 3 day house-guest, etc. So big sis is always talking about her dream to be a fashion designer. She takes private sewing lessons weekly and loves browsing through magazines and cutting up outfits, making inspiration boards, etc.
The journaling reads "When McKaylah took the tour at Free People's design offices, it pretty much clinched it for her that her dream job would be a famous fashion designer." My sweet gal pal Ana is a head fashion designer there and was so kind to give us a tour a few months back and told McKaylah what she needs to do to prepare for the life as fashion designer (pouting, lots of eye rolling and critical tisks-tisks of unknowingly unhip citizens was not part of her advice, but surely it must be so-JUST KIDDING A!!! love ya!!) No, good, hearty advice about getting good at sewing and having an eye for fashion, not being scared to take a chance, making inspo boards to practice, but also stuff like getting good grades, which mommy appreciated. Ana actually works her freakin' butt off, it's for sure a cut-throat biz-ness, and she's stayed on top with hard work and of course, a fab-u-lous eye-rolling eye for fashion. To see that post click here, it has lots of good pics! Of course, Amy's custom made shirts are an inspiration to big sis as well! Awwww, surrounded by talent!
Here's some pics of Ana's b-day party this weekend...pool party with a "Sacred Heart" theme. Dang, I'm gonna miss these people...
the birthday girl, loving her new mirrored bowl ( Kristal and me in the background)
and her Sacred Heart cake, so yummy, from the Night Kitchen Bakery
man, Erin and I need tans!
Kristal and me
me and Sarah
my favorite couple!
Sarah and I (bartender extraordinaires!)
(happy birthday A!)
And I wanted to tell you about a sw-eeeet atc swap coming up, click here to see what Alli Serrato has planned if you want to get in on this. I just recently became blog pals with her and my girl Euphoria who are making me wish I was back in California. This swap is going to be pretty rad, so come play along!!
Okay, go play at Category Stories and have a great week!