Bohemian

Hippie and Artsy Mom illustrations on pinterest…

Hippie and Artsy Mom illustrations on pinterest…

Okay, I swear, I’m going to stop posting illustrations very soon.  I’ve got two more up right now — Hippie and Artsy Mom — all really fun.  All worth taking a look-see. My book is coming out next Monday and if I look at it, proof it, or make any more changes on it, I am going to go completely insane.  Do you know that feeling?  You have some work project and you just stare and stare at it and…

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The sweater knows all

The sweater knows all

My mom brought a pink sweater back from her trip to Ireland for me.  It’s interesting because when I looked at it I realized that it didn’t really resemble anything in my wardrobe these days.  For the last year, I’ve been making all my style choices with  bohemian/California Casual/hippie in mind, so my daily wardrobe is comprised of casual, Earth-tone, peasant blouses and boots, etc.  Not pink sweaters.  That’s more American Classic territory.  But I love the pink sweater and…

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Some Bad Bohemian…

Some Bad Bohemian…

A Year in Review – Day 15 Even though in many ways I think Bohemian style was my most successful look, there were some days I just couldn’t get it right.  But isn’t that the way it goes with most things?  I mean, we tell our kids all the time, “Keep trying and you’ll get it right.  Practice makes perfect.”  But we never take this advice ourselves.  As soon as we become adults we suddenly give ourselves no room to…

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A Bohemian blooms in April…

A Bohemian blooms in April…

A Year in Review – Day 14 In April, I took on Bohemian style and I just loved it.  I also learned a very valuable lesson when it comes to fashion budgets — location can quite often determine costs.   When you shop mostly at consignment stores like I do, you’re just basically looking through the cast-off clothing of what everyone wears around you.  So like, since I don’t live in 1960s London, I found it very difficult to find…

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Things I’ve learned from Bohemian style…

Things I’ve learned from Bohemian style…

Bohemian – Day 30 It is with great sadness that today marks the last day of April and therefore, the last day I will be wearing Bohemian style.  I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned from a look I have a whole new appreciation, understanding and love for – Bohemian clothes are priced right – The most wallet-friendly of all the looks so far, I was able to find my entire bohemian wardrobe, including shoes, belts and a…

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Discovering what it means to be a true bohemian…

Discovering what it means to be a true bohemian…

Bohemian – Day 29 Spending this week at a primitive skills camp with my family has really opened my bohemian eyes – or my faux-bohemian eyes, I should say.  Because honestly, being surrounded by true, Earth-loving, basket weaving, dancing-wildly-around-a-drum-with-really-dirty-feet bohemians, made me realize that I have only pretending to be a part of this style and culture for the month.  I am no bohemian. Oh, sure, I shop organic and love a good peasant blouse, but would this buckskin outfit…

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Bohemian shoes I love…

Bohemian shoes I love…

Bohemian – Day 28 It is my firm belief that any mom could instantly look a thousand times better by simply changing two items in her closet — jeans and shoes.  It’s really the bad mom jeans paired with the bulky, white sneakers that gives us all a bad reputation.  It’s a combination that just screams, “Hello, world. I’m a mom that’s given up!” Buying a pair of nice, dark, expensive jeans is easy enough to do – they’re everywhere. …

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Is a buckskin bra as comfortable as it sounds?

Is a buckskin bra as comfortable as it sounds?

Bohemian – Day 27 Starting today, I am going to be camping for an entire week with my family at what is called the “Buckeye Gathering.”  Basically, it’s a week-long event that teaches families all about primitive skills – basket weaving, how to make a fire, how to leg wrestle a skunk, etc.  Some of the daily offerings will be: Animal processing – (It’s exactly what you’re afraid it is) Bowmaking – (Could come in handy, never) Braintan Buckskin –…

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Teaching patience through fruit and clothes…

Teaching patience through fruit and clothes…

Bohemian – Day 26 I am not a very patient person.  As a mom, if I’m stuck in traffic or a long line at the grocery store, I can’t help but think, there are so many other things I should be doing right now.  I could be changing that dentist appointment or buying paint for my daughter’s shelves or doing those butt firming exercises I read about in “Disgusting butts and how to fix them”.  I probably could do butt…

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The ultimate bohemian chic accessory…

The ultimate bohemian chic accessory…

Bohemian – Day 25 Bohemians are well known for not following the rules, but did you know they also don’t even follow simple instructions?  Well, at least this bohemian mom, anyway.  I don’t know what it is, but I hate reading and listening to all instructions.  I feel like instructions are written to try and confuse you – my son got a yo-yo the other day and it had fifteen steps in order to put it together.  Shouldn’t the instructions…

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