Happy Birthday Audrey

I know it's a bit cliche to say that Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress, but she's definitely at the top of my list. There really are so many reasons to love her. From her classic roles and iconic style to her humanitarian work, she was truly an amazing woman who used her iconic status to do good. Today would have been her 87th birthday.

While Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday and Sabrina are wonderful classic movies, my favorite movies Audrey did are easily Two for the Road and Charade.

More importantly, I have a deep admiration for how Audrey chose to use her fame to promote causes she believed in. Audrey experienced UNICEF relief first hand as a child after World War II and her experience lead her to become a Goodwill Ambassador in 1989.  She spent the last few years of her life working tirelessly as an advocate for children around the world.

PS. Which Audrey Hepburn Character Are You? I got Sabrina :)

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Tea Party Baby Shower

Yesterday we celebrated baby girl with a tea party themed shower that my sister threw me here in Seattle! It was the perfect weather and the perfect group of women to celebrate with. I left the shower feeling so filled up with love and excited to introduce my girl to this incredible group of ladies that will help raise her. Here are some pictures!

Friday Roundup

Happy Friday! I'm looking forward to a fun fĂȘte this weekend in celebration of Teresa that little bundle who will be here fairly soon!

Other than that, I'm working on clearing my mind and trying to find inspection for a new project. I've spent the afternoon meandering through beautiful photos online while defusing lavender and bergamot...if anyone else has suggestions, let me know. Why is it that when I need to sit and think, suddenly I want to do all of the things I've been putting off forever? Anyhow, here's a wonderfully scattered roundup of things I've been looking at that probably aren't super helpful for my creative process.

Get ready, it's gonna be May. 

One of my favorite insta's to follow if you like cute pandas, that is.

A book that I love + an actress that I love= I'm excited for this show

Perspective is everything

I love this non-BeyoncĂ© related story about lemonade.

Adventure cats!

Hermione Danger and other amazing roller derby names. 

Easy summer hair inspiration.

#nomomleftbehind was on TV in Seattle this week! (ICYMI, check out Teresa's post on 30/30's new campaign.)

Lastly, who else HATES putting on duvet covers? I'm tempted to wash my sheets today just to try this...

Photo @zoerainphoto 


So one GREAT thing about #tbt, you can go back and cover things you meant to post when they happened, but never quite got around to it. The story of my life, really.

Back when I was on tour in January, I got to meet Callie, a devoted blog reader. It was super fun to meet her in person and get to show her a little bit of what life on the road looks like for me. It was definitely a huge highlight of the tour for me!

Part of the fun of blogging for Teresa and I, is getting to share little bits of our lives and things that are important to us and it's always fun to see when that resinates with someone else!

Thanks for reading Callie & everyone else out there! 

On White Weddings

This week I came across this podcast on the idea of the "White Wedding" from Stuff You Missed in History Class, and whether you're in the process of planning your own wedding or not, it's super interesting!

If you've ever wondered why brides wear white dresses, where the idea of registering for gifts came from or why most engagement rings are diamonds, give it a listen. 

#NoMomLeftBehind This Mother's Day

I am SOOO excited, both personally and professionally, to share with you all first about our new Mother's Day campaign with the 30/30 Project, #NoMomLeftBehind. We are partnering with an incredible organization called Hope Through Health to build a new maternity ward in Togo, West Africa!

I'm particularly passionate about this campaign because I have so much to celebrate in my life this Mother's Day, as both a daughter and a mother, and am committed to giving back. 

As many of you know, my mom was given five years to live when she was diagnosed as HIV positive in 1990. In large part due to the incredible healthcare that she has received here in Washington State, she is still with us today. Not only do I get to celebrate still having my mom here, I am expecting our second little baby this May. My first labor and delivery was complicated, scary and unpredictable and I'm grateful that I had the incredible care at Swedish Hospital that kept Myles and I healthy. I look forward to an even better experience in just five short weeks (eek!).

Community Health Workers with Hope Through Health in Togo, West Africa 

Sadly, 1 in 46 women die in childbirth in Togo (compared to 1 in 1800 here in the US). I so strongly believe that these women deserve the same type of access that my mom and I have had. Will you join me in building this maternity ward? We are trying to raise $30,000 through this campaign and every dollar counts. Please check out our #NoMomLeftBehind website and share this campaign with your friends. Thank you so much for supporting the 30/30 Project! 

Friday Roundup

Happy Friday! Hope you have fun plans for the weekend! We will be continuing to sift through out things and get the new house organized. Also, I'm excited to share with you all our Mother's Day initiative with the 30/30 Project on Monday! 

Here are some links to get the weekend started:

Happy Earth Day! Some fun eco-friendly products from Nordy's. 

Who knew all these quotes came from our favorite 90's family sitcom?

I hated this book even though everyone seems to have loved it. Maybe I'll like the movie better?

Didn't Kate Middleton look incredible on her recent trip to India and Bhutan?? All the outfits. 

20 uses for our new favorite essential oil

Have you seen this shirt yet? <3

Also, this baby shirt. 

This looks a little strange but also kind of delicious. 

What is it about train travel that is so fascinating to me?

Heartbreaking, incredible photography.

(Images from NASA for Earth Day- including one above in New Zealand)