Hadley + Nora Says: Volume 3

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Look who's making a small appearance in the Hadley Says series.. baby Nora! 
Our girl is talking more and more these days so I figured it was due time she get her moment in the spotlight with big sis :) Although most of it is incomprehensible and reeeeeeal loud. Always shouting, that kid.

Hadley is crushing it in the sass + adorable + smartass department these days and writing all of these quotes down has become one of my favorite things. I know they'll be so fun to read them years from now when the girls are older!

I offered Hadley chips and french onion dip (her favorite) and she yelled, "THANK YOU MAMA!!! You get a big hug and a big kiss." She gave me a big hug and kiss, and when I stood up to get her food she proclaimed, "and a smack on the butt!"

When Josh leaves in the morning and says goodbye to us all laying in bed (I'm usually still snoring) Nora likes to give me kisses on the face. It's a much nicer way to wake up as opposed to the bitch slap she's hit me with a few times. Talk about a wake up call.

Hadley's latest thing is always telling me, "It's fine mama, it's fine." Like after Nora dumps a whole bowl of goldfish on the carpet. Or spills my red wine on the carpet. Or when Madden runs around the house like a psychopath. "It's fine mama, it's fine."

Nora: Ice cream!

I took a bag of puzzle pieces from Nora and threw them to the other side of the room. She started chasing after them and then stopped and started crying, like it was just too much to handle. Hadley turned to me and yelled very defiantly, "Hey! That's my sister, Roo-y! She a baby!" 
Touché, Hadley. Touché.
Grow up, mom.

Hadley: Holy moly!

Hadley asked for a certain kind of fruit snack and I told her to take it up with daddy because he ate them all. Six hours later when Josh came home from work she ran up to him and said, "Daddy! What happened to my red fruit snacks?!"

Hadley: Can I go play in your car daddy?
Josh: No, we're gonna go inside and eat dinner.
Hadley: How about for 4 minutes?

Hadley wanted to go for a walk with Uncle Trent and his pup but she was only wearing underwear (typical). I told her, "Hadley, you have to put clothes on first." She looked down at her body and exclaimed, "Oh! I'm nakey!" and then laughed hysterically.

Hadley, to her Aunt Devon: I need more chips!
Me, correcting her: Can I have more chips, please?
Hadley to me: Sure, mama!

Josh: Hadley, come help me pick up these toys
Hadley: No thanks, daddy!
Josh: Okay, I'll put all of these in the garbage then.
Josh: Well come help me then.
Hadley: You have to say please, daddy!
*again, smartass*

When Hadley saw the tiny toilet and sink at her new preschool she exclaimed, 
"Oh!!!! It's so cute!!!!!"

Check out Hadley Says: Volume 1 & Volume 2 if you enjoy silly talk with 3 year olds. 

Can't believe it's the last day of August.

Here's to one last week of somewhat relaxation before Hadley starts preschool & soccer and we get into the REAL swing of things. I'm not sure if I'm excited about getting back to a little bit of a structured schedule or if I'm going to lose my mind but you know, we'll find out. 

Either way, you know I'ma be a hot mess on her first day of school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cheers friends,

Custom projects

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Since I launched this tiny biz of mine almost two years ago, one of the coolest parts has been all of the custom orders that have come my way and all of the new connections I've made throughout this journey.

Whether it be working with my hands on a wood piece or creating a website on my computer, working with other people on their unique vision and passions has sparked so much of my own creativity. Each person and experience has helped me to learn a little bit more about the work I am pursuing and my own personal style along the way, and I couldn't be more grateful for that. 

Even if there we're some late night, freak out moments! 
...like that one time I thought I corrupted an ENTIRE FINISHED website I had been working on and lost the whole damn thing. 
Praise be to the old gods and new (G O T always on the brain) that it was very fixable and I learned a lot in that 15 minutes of pure panic. 

But let's not dwell on the heart-attack-inducing moments of my past...

As I've been putting together my official portfolio (...for a new website that will be launching later this year!) I wanted to share some of the fun stuff I've created along the way!

^^^newborn Nora!!!
Just Tri it Once, logo design
Here. a pop up shop, website & shop

This board is a work in progress, but one of my best pals came to me with this idea for her brother's proposal. How freaking cute?!!!

We left their wedding date blank and will be adding it on (she said yes!) so they can display the board at their wedding. This photo from their proposal is definitely my favorite customer feedback picture EVER! 
Congratulations Melissa & T!

My latest project was updating Niki's photography website over at 

Check her out if you're looking for photography services in the Annapolis, MD area! She's an angel and I can't wait for our family photo session with her next month!


There it is. My life's accomplishments in the last 2 years. Go self.

If you actually scrolled through this entire thing, thank you. I appreciate you.

To those of you special souls who trusted me with these projects at such treasured times in your lives, thank you so much! You are all wonderful and mean so much to me!

If you or a friend is ever looking for lettering, custom signs or web design services, feel free to send them my way!

foreverfireflying AT gmail DOT com.

I love new friends!

Cheerio pals,

Summer Playlist

Friday, August 5, 2016

My goodness AUGUST how are you here already? 

Summer is going to be over before we know it and I'm tryna' soak in these last few weeks before preschool, sports and life with a schedule smack me in the face. 

So roll down your windows, feel that warm breeze on your sun kissed face and pop these mostly jolly tunes on to get your Friday poppin'!

Date night for us, better look out now!
I had to show serious restraint in not putting the entire Mumford & Sons Johannesburg mini-album on this playlist. I'm obsessed with the entire thing! 

Wona, in particular, is fabulous to interpretative dance to in front of a bonfire after 8 or 9 or 10 beers. 


*By the way, after months of searching for this answer, someone on Youtube said that "wona" means "he, she, they, them", in case you we're wondering as well.

The video is awesome, too.

Did you know Pink is in a new folk band called You + Me?! That fine ass woman can do no wrong. And a country song with Kenny Chesney! That girl, I tell ya!

Thank you to my closest confidants for sharing music with me every day and keeping this mom in the know. I'm lookin' at you MALL.

Here's to a weekend full of good tunes, good drinks, good friends & good times.

Cheers my loves!

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