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Today is my mama’s birthday! She is the best mom a girl could ask for and I wish mightily that I could be in Arkansas celebrating with her today!

XOXO Mom!

Oh and hi Aunt Kathy sneaking into the photo on the left!

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Okay you guys. This is one of those giant posts. I just returned to Chicago after spending a week with my family in Arkansas. Not only did I get to see my mom and dad but my Aunt Laurie, Uncle Jimmy, and their two sons Nat and Sam came too!

It was a lovely week – we spent time hiking, walking around downtown Fayetteville, and doing a lot of back porch sitting. So, enjoy these images of one of my favorite places in the world!

Happy Monday too!

So, I’m back in Chicago after a lovely vacation away from the city. I spent a few wonderful days in Memphis with Drew and my friends and then headed to Arkansas to see my parents. It was so nice to be in the fresh air and open spaces. On my last day in Arkansas I spent a few hours walking around the property taking pictures, noticing the pretty winter all around. I always find that being there makes me feel better, even if I’m not feeling bad. My head feels clear, I feel ambitious and excited. It’s especially great in January because all of those positive feelings get transferred into the new year future. I love the feeling of starting again, of anticipating a year full of new projects, opportunities, people, and experiences.

I hope that you all out there have had a wonderful start to 2011. Happy New Year!

Happy birthday Mama (and another great Egg Press card)!

Sometimes I feel like I forget what really inspires me.  Everyday something in the world will catch my eye and make me think differently about things for a split second.  However,  there are a few subjects that I go to often to spark ideas for a project.  Two of those core subjects are my grandmothers.  I was too young to really get to know either of them really well but both of them still have a really significant place in me.  They were both such beautiful and strong women and I hold them both in my mind as role models for what it means to be a good woman in the world.  They are the epitome, to me, of style and integrity. I really hope you enjoy these amazing pictures of them and maybe get a little inspired yourself!