days like this

above is a photo i was able to snap last weekend of lola competing. 

competition days around our house are actually pretty relaxed. lola loves to compete. yes, she has nerves but she's able to turn it into excitement rather than fear. i'm so thankful she's like that. our routine on competition day is pretty much like this:

we keep it fun - the week before and day of, we all talk about how fun and exciting it's going to be. we don't talk about winning, getting gold, etc. if lola brings it up, we remind her that those who train hard during practices, do well at competitions. keep in mind, lola is only seven.

sleep well - i admit our sleep situation does not help by living in the mountains and a crazy commute but she gets her rest and the night before she is in bed by 7:30 (her normal bedtime is 8:00).

stay hydrated - this is actually something lola does all the time. she drinks a lot of water. i do not let her have any type of sports drink. once in awhile she will have lemons and oranges in her water {which is a great idea if your child doesn't like drinking water} but she loves water and for that i'm thankful. 

eat well - i'm not going to get into lola's diet in this post but it's important they eat a good breakfast. we usually make her one slice of whole grain toast with peanut butter, one cup of scrambled eggs with spinach, a few slices of avocado, and two cherry tomatoes. yep, we portion control at our house. i'm also able to make the perfect face on her plate with this combination which always cracks her up.

pack a good snack - fruit. usually a banana and some grapes.

and when we get to the competition and right before she runs off to be with her teammates and coach, i say:
have fun
work hard
i love you

dig it babies.


rise + shine

rise + shine

let me start off by saying that I actually don't have a 'bedside table'. I have an old wooden wine crate that I use to put my things on. as mentioned in the previous post, i try to live with less clutter so i don't like a lot of crap by my bed. I have a few magazines, an iPad, and these things shown, and that's pretty much it. 

I always go to bed with a full mason jar of water with cut up lemon slices. I drink a bit of it before bed but drink the majority of it when I first wake up. I know, I've turned into that person who drinks lemon water. I also take a multi vitamin first thing too because I will forget to take it if I don't. I also like my lips soft and kissable so I keep an eos (right now the blueberry one is my jam) there. and I like to spray happy spritz around me to get me going. I can't get enough of this spray. 

once all this happens, I jump out of bed, do a small set of exercises, get dressed, brush my teeth, deodorant, eyebrows, lips (again), coffee, out the door.

Dig it babies


less is more

images via Pinterest

if you were to transport this house into the mountains, it would be my dream home {give or take a few features}. I love tiny living and living with less. as long as we have an awesome outdoor space - meaning a picnic table, fire pit, and space to run around, I'm happy. I spent the day yesterday getting rid of stuff including clothes, toys, housewares, etc. things we don't use or need. we are currently in the process of moving to the city which kind of freaks me out because the girls and I are country, so it'll be an adventure. 

a few tips when moving with kids:

*let them help pack. it can be weird as a kid seeing all of your things being packed up so let them help with putting things in boxes, taping, and labelling.
*make it fun. put on some music, have snacks, and laugh.
*decide what to keep and take with you, and what to get rid of with the help of your kids. obviously age makes a difference but my girls who are seven and ten realize that things they haven't played with or worn for awhile would be better off with someone who would enjoy it now.
*be excited. moving is super stressful, but your kids don't need to feel that extra stress. instead of taking the fear of the unknown and acting stressed out, use it to motivate and excite you. 
*if you tell your kids you will all come back and visit friends, etc, follow through with it. otherwise, maybe promising to keep in touch via email or skype would be better. kids remember things you promise.

Anyways, back to the grind.

Dig it babies.


because strong is the new pretty

these two images are everything. I saw these awhile ago and {pardon my language} lost my shit. I have wanted to do something similar for years and just love this type of photography. it's a powerful message done in a such a cool way. you can check out more of this series here: www.katetparkerphotography.com

dig it babies.


life lately

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It's been awhile but I've been busy. On top of getting lola to and from gymnastics in a different city five days a week, I do a lot of freelance stuff on the side to get some extra cash in my pocket {I do a lot of merchandising gigs for various companies and also photography}. However, I'm wrapping up my last project next Wednesday and will be able to focus my attention on the shop and this space. 

This space. ahhhhhh. I've talked about outgrowing this space and going in different directions with it forever, but I have been seriously thinking about starting something "new". This is something every blogger I know who has been doing it since 2008 has gone through. Everyone. Although LULAHONEY is still very much my life, I feel like I'm also a bit pigeonholed by it (hello childrenswear).. So I'm currently working on a space that combines this with that. Stay tuned.

Dig it babies.


gimme flash

gimme flash

not everyone wants to get tattooed but how fun are these fake ones? even though I'm fairly tattooed, I still love playing around with temporary ones with my girls. In fact, I wore the small gold heart  on my temple for a few days. some people were horrified but most loved it and lola and carmen thought it was cool.  And it's a great way to change things up a bit without committing to real ink, piling on makeup, or getting a haircut.

one: www.freepeople.com
two: www.tattly.com
three: www.tattyoo.com

Dig it babies.


get into the groove

i finally had some time to sit at my sewing machine and design a pair of pants. above is lola giving me her opinion about the fit, performance, and overall aesthetic of them. i'm trying to make something that performs for girls on the go, whether it's running, stretching, or dancing, i want to create something that is made well, performs well, will sell at a decent price point, and look cool, you know? so we'll see how it goes.

dig it babies.