daddy inspiration photo: insight fall 2012 lookbook

son: nico nico raglan tee,  esp jeans no.1, h&m fur hat, penny skateboardbensimon high tops.

life with holden is so much fun.  at the end of each day, as we relax on the couch after holden is tucked into bed all snug and tight, i often find myself telling dustin 

he was so fun today.

holden is my little love bug.

i literally wake up each and every morning to holden giving me a giant kiss on the lips.  and if i don't open my eyes, he continues with his kisses, laughing in delight when my eyes finally pop open.

i'm pretty sure that holden thinks waking up is the best thing in the entire world and i've realized that it's pretty impossible for me to ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed (regardless of how tired i may be) when i wake up to holden's grinning face.

i think we should all take a cue from kids who are always happy and excited to wake up each and every morning and

realize that each day is a blessing that holds new possibilities.




we are big fans of darling clementine shop.  not only is the owner, lindsay, an incredibly sweet person, but she is also a mama to one darling little girl named juliette, the inspiration behind the shop.  filled with a beautiful collection of children's wear and goods, we had a hard time selecting just a handful of favorites.  but, i'm pretty sure that holden needs all of the items listed above for the upcoming fall...particularly that amazing knit bow tie!  so if you haven't checked out the darling clementine shop yet, then head over now and enjoy a 15 % discount off of your entire purchase through the end of october (10/31/2012).  just enter the code: holdenon at checkout.  and if you haven't met lindsay yet, strike up a conversation here.

enjoy the discount and have a happy weekend!



1. teepee // 2. penny skateboard because he wants to watch the big boys // 3. mini & maximus vp of fun tee // 4. wooden slingshot // 5. super hero cap // 6.  mask burnout tee for bringing out his inner superhero // 7. lacrosse sticks so he can be like daddy // 8. a hammock // 9. a holden-sized boat for riding in // 10.  reading is his favorite past time and this book, dragons love tacos, looks fun

tomorrow, holden will wake up to a bed-ful of balloons, a handful of perfectly wrapped presents, and a happy birthday song.  we are still trying to wrap our heads around the fact that a year has passed since holden entered our lives and became the center of them.  i can't wait to wake up to my one-year old boy in the morning.



noe & zoe star bandana // wild at heart t-shirt // sleeveless zip-up with ears // slingshot  // little huck photo //sailor and zorro mask jumpsuit //paper maiche sailboat // hunter rainboots

one of the most amazing things about having a little boy is their adventurous spirit.  i think it's something innate in boys or perhaps it's just holden's always-on-the-go personality that makes me believe this.  regardless, there's something about having a little boy that makes me want to put on a cape and mask, build blanket and pillow forts, splash in puddles, dig through mud, climb trees, and imagine that the world is filled with pirates to fight and treasure to find.




father wears: men's chambray shirtmens navy cutoff shortsmens white converse;

son wears: baby boy chambray bow tie, baby boy tshirt onesieinfant high top converse

father/son black & white photo

at the moment, i am loving men in chambray.  there's something super sexy about a guy in a denim shirt and a pair of cut-offs.  and then i saw this mini rodini chambray bow tie for baby boys and i just about died.  have you ever seen something this cute in your life?!


mama wears: forever21 sunhat // twenty scoop neck striped tee // asos maxi skirt // topshop tan and pink sandals

son wears: quiksilver baby boys netts hat //strawberry red infant boys tee // black and white striped bloomers // salt water tan infant sandals

mama and son matching outfits for holden and i...because we like to coordinate.  also, i'm the teeniest bit obsessed with baby bloomers on boys.  i will definitely be picking up a few of these for holden to rock this summer.