Tagged: family

Finding the time for what we love

I have mentioned before about stolen time, and how I declared that when I wanted to find the time to read more, I did. Today I wanted to elaborate on that and explain how I did...

Stay-cation

The past 10 days have been jam packed with activities. We had two waves of house guests as well as logging in a good amount of hours with friends. Due to the schedules that Adam and...

Top 5 Happy Moments This Week

Top 5 Happy Moments This Week

The minute I created a blog just for Manic Trout, I knew I would end up neglecting this space too often. So even though it’s the holiday madness, I wanted to share a few things...

A Night Owl Sharing A Bed With A Morning Lark

A Night Owl Sharing A Bed With A Morning Lark

I love being in the studio late into the night. Its quiet, there are no emails, texts or phone calls coming in after about 11pm and as its dark out there’s a cozy feeling...

Fare you well

Fare you well

One of the hardest parts about blogging is deciding how much of your personal life should be made public. The second hardest part is deciding how much of your loved ones lives should be made public....

We celebrated the end of summer with tacos and ping pong.

We celebrated the end of summer with tacos and ping pong.

This past Sunday, I was responsible for choosing the lunch for visiting family. There would be at least 10-16 of us, it was their last day in Texas and they were meeting up with us after...

All I want is to be able to catch my breath…

All I want is to be able to catch my breath…

All month I have struggled with if I should blog about the behind the scenes of the last few weeks, if I should write about how overwhelmed I am feeling with work and life...

I’ve got all my sisters with me

I’ve got all my sisters with me

I was in NY this past weekend for my sister Gillian’s Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party. It was a fast trip filled to the brim with activity and so much time spent traveling. There...

The rarity of a 63rd wedding anniversary for my generation

The rarity of a 63rd wedding anniversary for my generation

My paternal grand parents celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this week. That’s them in the photos above with their parents, on January 20th, 63 years ago. I find this to be wonderfully amazing for...

What my brain is like when designing

What my brain is like when designing

I’m in the midst of finishing up the Spring ’14 Collection, which I’m actually super behind on, but I blame the holidays 100%. Typical of design time, I have cleaned the studio, ironed all...