birthday polaroids: 2 and 26

Last Wednesday, Alice and I celebrated our birthdays together. She turned two and I turned 26. My digital camera hasn’t been focusing well lately (I have to get the lens recalibrated or whatever), so I turned to my Polaroid and a few packs of expired film. Might as well use it because the quality’s not getting better.

These look like how instagrams are meant to look. :)

We had a small party with friends and family at our house–angel food cake, bubbles, sidewalk chalk. Tiny pizzas, round rice krispie bars, and little round cheeses–moon-shaped food. The kids played with moon dough–white homemade play-doh with gray swirls. Alice got lots of books, a moon that hangs on her wall and lights up with changing phases, and sewing cards.

That night I went to the opening party for Big Omaha, a two-day entrepreneurship conference here in town. More on that later, I think.

Happy birthday dear Alice.
Polaroids are fun.

xo
meg

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  • Matt

    Awesome pictures

  • http://programmerman.net Nick

    Awww…..

  • Molly

    I just love the way these look. They remind me of MY childhood photos and also my grandmother. What a fantastic keepsake!

Letter to Alice no. 32

As I look back over the letters I’ve written you in the past, I feel like there’s a theme of reassurance, joy, and calm in the gifts you give me as your mother. You seem to always make my life easier exactly when I need it most. My heart is always yours, and it will always be yours, in every world, in every life, in every drawing you make, in every dream you have.

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Hello Holiday is hiring a college marketing intern and we're doing interviews this week and next week.

Progress report: A muted jewel tone bouquet

I've got the thread pile and pincushions back out on my lap and I've got a bazillion movies queued up on Netflix, and that can only mean one thing--I'm back in the saddle doing some more bridal bouquets! Here are some flowers I finished tonight that shows the first phase finished. Next come the buttons, choosing the perfect color and shape for each flower to compliment the bride's vision for the color and tone of the bouquet. After that, each flower gets stemmed and arranged, and then I start working on filler flowers and leaves which are added last. The colors used in these flowers might seem kind of all-over-the-place, but once the buttons are added and they're arranged together, it will look very cohesive.

New for March: My favorites!

It's that time of year when we're starting to get a lot of new things into the shop, but this season is even more exciting to me because so many of our designers are brand new to us as well. I'm noticing a theme throughout my favorite picks--lots of words and messages. I generally think it's good to let your clothes speak for themselves, that they don't need to speak for you, but a playful message here and there (especially one of our enamel lapel pins on a conservative business suit?) can be memorable in a good way.

sent from the phone of megan hunt

1. A skull and crossbones drawn by Alice. "It means 'Pirate.'" 2. Before dinner with Rebecca Forsyth at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas, my favorite restaurant ever. Maybe we'd had a few by that point. I think Rebecca looks so gorgeous here! A true living doll.
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