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Mom Monday {the story behind Fashions by Mayhem}

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I first ran across this adorable mother and daughter  as they began to fill up my social media feed. With posts on Huffington Post, Pop Sugar, and Buzz Feed it was hard to miss. With no fashion background, and little arts and crafts skills, Angie and her daughter nicknamed Mayhem, are whipping up the most amazing dresses I have ever seen….out of mostly construction paper or things found around the house! They share the tasks 50/50 and they are inspired by “Mayhem” and her love for fashion, at just 4 years old. I mean how can you not fall in love with these 2 right!?

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But as I did a little digging, I found that “Mayhem” has some serious food allergies including one to tree nuts. But instead of focusing on what they can’t do, they try and focus on what they can do. They also have been diving in to the truth about the food in this country, which can be frightening, frustrating, but also empowering. I am so glad to see they are taking such a positive outlook on  it and celebrating “Mayhem’s” passion for fashion.

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I also learned that when things exploded for the duo, Angie decided to stay grounded, focus on what is really important, the joy of making dresses with her daughter. That’s not to say we won’t be seeing more of their incredible creations, but I truly admire her willingness to step back and try and just take in a few offers at a time so as not to make it into something that was no longer fun for them.

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And tell me you are not completely inspired to dig up that stack of construction paper and try your hand at dress making with your little one!? I know I am. Thanks Angie for sharing your magical world with us all. Be sure to follow her on instagram for a daily dose of fabulous.

A Special Project Goes Live!

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I am so very proud to announce that a very special website I have been designing over the past year is live! I had the pleasure of working with the insanely talented and beautiful Elizabeth Messina on her new logo, branding and website design. I am so excited to share it with you guys! Check it out!

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My Day at the 2014 Spirit Awards

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So some of you may have seen from my instagram this weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Film Independent Spirit Awards. I thought it would be kind of fun to recount my day for you guys since it was such a unique and exciting experience.

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We arrived on time, which meant we arrived prior to most of the stars. We walked the red carpet, in this case, blue carpet. I have never seen so much paparazzi. It was crazy! As the actors began to arrive we watched some of the red carpet in action. They just yell the actor’s name over and over, and they pose and pose. So surreal.

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Prior to the awards ceremony, there was a cocktail hour. We hung out mostly in the Lincoln tent which was complete with a lounge area, bloody marys, mimosas, and a mini bagel bar. Really well done.

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So yes, this actually happened. One of the most surreal experiences I have had…I met Jared Leto! He took home the award that night for best supporting actor, prior to his Oscar win.

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The dinner was set up in a beautiful dining room, in a way that it just felt you were at a party with all these actors! And the guest list, read like the Oscars, including Brad and Angelina, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Mcconaughey, and my personal favorite Lupita Nyong’o. Lupita was so eloquent, stunning, and sweet in person. The tables were set beautifully with a gorgeous food spread, along with bottles of Pitron and wine! The food was delicious.

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We mingled with the stars as we all waited for our cars!

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Overall it was a really amazing event. Intimate, beautifully executed, and every detail thought of. Hope you enjoyed my little recap my friends.

Mom Monday {Food Quick Tip #101}

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I get asked A LOT for tips on how to get your kids to eat their food. So here is a new series I am starting. Quick, easy tips that will get your kids excited about the healthy food you feed them. First up, my secret weapon = Frozen Organic Blueberries. Mix these in plain yogurt, rather then giving them sugar filled flavored yogurts. The yogurt turns purple as you mix it around and makes for a fun and healthy snack or breakfast. Have you tried getting your kids to drink non-flavored almond milk, with no success? Stir in some frozen blueberries, and you have all natural purple milk! Who doesn’t want to drink purple milk right!? Good luck!

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The Martha Stewart Weddings Cover!!

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Ok this is truly a huge moment for us. I cannot begin to tell you how it felt when I saw the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings with our lovely couple John and Chrissy on the cover! And then when I opened it up inside to see photo after photo of the gorgeous details we created for them. From screen printed wine bags, to petal toss linen bags and letterpress program booklets. You must check it out for yourself. Pinch me!!!

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With a team like Lisa Vorce, Aaron Delesie & Mindy Rice, it’s no wonder the wedding was truly spectacular!!

5 ways to a natural glow

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A few of my favorite tips to get that natural glow.

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Wear these pants while doing Tracy Anderson Dance Aerobics

Drink this, the only coconut water worth drinking if you don’t want to crack open a coconut yourself.

Apply a little of this Brightening Complex from Organic Pharmacy

Thumb through the pages of this new book by The Glow. Pre-order here.