Wednesday, November 16

Hello Margaux Moon...


She's here! And just like that I am forever changed.

Margaux Moon came into our lives on October 19th at 2:40pm. She has the most beautiful blue eyes I've ever seen and cubby little cheeks that make my heart turn to mush.

We are settling into being a family of three and I am slowly and sweetly falling into motherhood- accepting little failures, celebrating all the tiny victories, discovering that I need surprisingly little sleep to function, resigning to being covered in breastmilk and spit up pretty much all the time, and truly learning the meaning of love- this is a feeling like no other!

Welcome to this wild world, my little Margaux Moon. I am so thankful to be your mama!

"Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies- "god damn it, you've got to be kind." - Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, November 14

LOVE TRUMPS HATE


To say last week was a doozy would be an understatement. Like most of the country, and the world, I've been left feeling bewildered, angry, afraid, deeply deeply sad, and at a loss for what I can do. I took the weekend to mostly abstain from social media (Facebook, we seriously need a break) and reflect on how I can positively impact change and best be an ally to the marginalized and hurting communities around me. I wouldn't call myself a particularly politically active person, at least not until now, and in no way do I claim to have all the answers, but I definitely know a good place to start is putting my money where my mouth is. My family lives on a shoestring budget, but we are donating  as much as we can to causes of justice and equality. And I encourage you to do the same. I found this article to be a really great resource for organizations that most need our support.

This blog is a safe space for your voice to be heard. Feel free to start a conversation in the comments below. Or email me if you need a kind or encouraging word. I'm here. We are in this together. And love will always trump hate.






Thursday, October 13

Find Me On: WITH/ANOTHER


Offering a space for makers and admirers alike, W I T H / A N O T H E R is a brand new online journal bringing together a collective of creative Chicago women. The focus is on simplicity, small gatherings, exploration, and an essential lifestyle. By highlighting the women who make Chicago a notable city for creatives, W I T H / A N O T H E R focuses on discovering local visionaries, gathering inspiration for an authentic life, and connecting with likeminded ladies. "We believe that when people come together with one another, creativity and community flourish."

The darling women behind the blog are local creatives, Mandy Lancia and Abby St. Claire. (You might remember that Mandy and I collaborated on a Plant Swap together earlier this summer?) I absolutely adore these ladies- from their clean and saturated style to their approach on a well thought out, simple and beautiful lifestyle. They are seriously sweethearts through and through and I love the burst of energy that they are bringing to the local community!






W I T H / A N O T H E R has already featured a wide variety of women in the Chicago creative community- so many that I admire and am inspired by. Shop owners, artists, makers, influencers- I'm totally smitten with the way in which Mandy and Abby have shared these women and their stories. So I was blown over honored when they asked if they could feature Foxtail + Moss! I met Mandy for coffee recently and we chatted about everything from professional weed photography (don't ask) to baby stuff to her upcoming trip to the Pacific Northwest. And then I rambled through some interview questions which you can read here.


Thank you so much for featuring me, ladies. I cannot wait to see where this project takes you and the creative community here in Chicago! Follow W I T H / A N O T H E R on Instagram for some seriously lovely inspiration!