Up, Up, & Away

Next Friday is First Friday and you're invited to go up, up, & away with us...


Eve of Petite Simone Photography is helping us set up a fabulous hot air balloon photo wall and then she'll be capturing snazzy shots of the kiddos looking especially cute with their Parlor Dry Bar braids & ponies AND Hopscotch Kids mini-manis!

New art will be in-house (birds and gems and pretty things -- must see) and we'll have light snacks & champs.  Come hang out!

Sweet Tuesday.

Toddlers. A precious angel one minute, a complete sh*t-show the next. During dinner tonight, we had an epic meltdown - refusal to eat - toy throwing - yelling for cook cooks (that would be cookies) - followed by falling to the floor and crying uncontrollably for a really long time.  And then in the next room, the cat decided to cough up three hairballs (oh, the sweet, sweet sounds of a cat puking).  D and I just looked at each other across the table and shook our heads. I accept defeat.

What does Progeny mean?

I get asked this all the time. So here's the definition, y'all. And here's some adorable pictures of those tagged in the #progenymodelsearch from Instagram this week! CUTENESS OVERLOAD. We had more than 300 entries. Narrowing them down was almost impossible!!! Stay tuned for our FALL 2014 LOOK BOOK featuring some of these precious littles.

let them be little

I miss being little. I miss being little in the summertime as a child of the 80's - before iPhones, iPads, DVRs, Netflix, and every other technological advancement that has made life "easier."  Running, jumping, twirling, laughing, pretending, creating. The backyard was my kingdom.

My Kingdom
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Down by a shining water well
I found a very little dell,
No higher than my head.
The heather and the gorse about
In summer bloom were coming out,
Some yellow and some red.

I called the little pool a sea;
The little hills were big to me;
For I am very small.
I made a boat, I made a town,
I searched the caverns up and down,
And named them one and all.

And all about was mine, I said,
The little sparrows overhead,
The little minnows too.
This was the world and I was king;
For me the bees came by to sing,
For me the swallows flew.

I played there were no deeper seas,
Nor any wider plains than these,
Nor other kings than me.
At last I heard my mother call
Out from the house at evenfall,
To call me home to tea.

And I must rise and leave my dell,
And leave my dimpled water well,
And leave my heather blooms.
Alas! and as my home I neared,
How very big my nurse appeared.
How great and cool the rooms!

Photos by Petite Simone

making me happy

Babies in swimming pools. Babies in hats+bubbles. Orchids from Trader Joe's.  Fave 80's movie on Netflix. "He went from totally geek, to totally chic." YES. Cindy Mancini.