The state of affairs

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Well, Labor Day came and went and I can't believe summer is officially over.  Here in New Jersey, the heat is still rearing its head and I'm trying to take advantage of it as much as possible before the crisp fall days set in (something I'm looking forward to after 4 + years in Cali).  I recently discovered a tucked away playground in Hoboken with a fun little water park. Been taking Bryan there on the warm days and he loves playing with the bubblers and watching the water wheel.

Speaking of the little guy, can you believe his first birthday is right around the corner?  I'll be working with Soyoung from Dogear Press and Kelly from Studio DIY to create a fun and memorable first birthday bash.  Bryan is turning into such a big boy.  With 6 teeth and counting, he's been going to day care twice a week and seems to be settling into a nice routine here on the East Coast.  We're looking forward to moving into the new digs at the end of September (though I'm sure there will still be renovations in progress) and taking advantage of what the neighborhood has to offer - parks, music classes and mom's groups.

On the hardware front, my production run is in and orders are being fulfilled.  And, I'm super excited to have been approached by several showrooms (mostly in the South, oddly enough) to carry the line. More official announcements on that later.  I've been working feverishly to get my press kits done and out to shelter publications, and I have some new prototypes that are on their way to me as we speak. Looking forward to sharing all of that with you all as it moves forward.

The house is coming along fairly smoothly (of course there are the requisite hiccups and added expenses).  But so far so good. I promise more photos and concept boards shortly.  Most of my time has been spent selecting items and paint colors, placing orders and running to various showrooms.

With so much going on, it's important to take time out to rest and breathe.  Watching Bryan marveling at the water bubbler or babbling to the cat - those are the moments that hold the most meaning and magic in our day to day lives.  Thanks for joining me on this crazy journey of late. Can't wait to share what the next few months have in store.

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