Friday, April 26, 2013


Lots of change is happening right now. More on that later.

For now...I got a hair cut! This was big for me. I've had long hair for the last 10-ish years. It was time. It just sort of happened.

This was my inspiration:

Cute, no? Mais oui!

And now for the requisite before and after pics.


During. Disembodied hair looks creepy...and for some reason my hair on the floor looks red.
Directly after
At home a few days later
And if you're curious, my stylist is awesome, and her name is Susan, and she works at Sparrow.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hipster kid

My mama bought this little hat for Jo before Christmas. It's Jo's favorite. She's also figured out how to put it on and take it off herself (as demonstrated).

Friday, April 12, 2013

A major DOSE of awesomeness

Yep, Lilla Barn is going to be at Dose this weekend! My mama and sister, Liv, are coming in just for the event. We're super pumped. There is lots to do and still lots to sew. I have a pile of red toddler jeggings on my floor just waiting for elastic. Yep. Jeggings.

I digress.

I've had my eye on a few of the other Dose vendors (called Dosers) and can't wait to meet them in person on Sunday. Maybe I should take my change jar to the bank?

Laura Lombardi

Want. All. Of. It. Especially this.

Chikahisa Studio

I'm not much of a ring person, but I would totally wear this every day. Mother's Day is coming up, right?

Dorus Mhor

Playful and pretty. Perfect.

See you Sunday!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Impulse purchase

This is the cape that I bought for Jo the other night.

It was an impulse purchase. It was late, and I had just had a few glasses of wine at the Akvavit company meeting.

You know, I'm glad I bought it.

I think she's really going to love it.

It's called the Blue Mr. Hammerstein Monster Cloak from Little Adventures. I bought this one on Zulily, and now I can't find them anywhere else online. Keeping my eyes peeled for more...

Friday, April 5, 2013

dose dose dose

Oh man, I'm super excited that Lilla Barn will be at the next Dose Market on April 14th. Liv, my mama, and I have been sewing up a storm to get ready. Plus there are going to be so many other awesome local businesses there too!

If you are in Chicago, you should come. Get dosed here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Her own sense of style

Baby Jo has been very vocal lately about what she wants to wear. We've also started her dress-up closet, which is really just a box right now. But it's only going to grow. Yes.

I love how the glittery gold bolero matches her yellow top...AND the yellow sunglasses. She could be a fashion visionary. This was our impromptu photo shoot.