5/26/15

chaos on chaos

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Above antlers were a sweet gift from my very cool and talented friend Tina at covet+Lou.

It's been busy around here the past few days. If you follow me on Instagram @lulahoney, you know my dog passed away yesterday. I think I'm still in shock. I've read all your comments and messages and am thankful for all the support.

Amidst all that, a few things:
- I have decided to move forward and rent a studio space. I mentioned it in an earlier post. A part of me was scared to throw myself out there and actually advertise as a photographer but I'm doing it. I'm hoping to be in the studio two days a week, shooting mostly editorial, look books, that sort of thing. and most of what I shoot will be athletic wear {yoga, gymnastics, surf, and everything in between}. I have a few clients already lined up and can't wait to see where it goes. How did I decide on athletic wear? Well, over the last few years a lot of the brands I have worked with and enjoyed working with were athletic apparel companies. Combine that with my lifestyle of sports and healthy living and it just makes sense. { yes, the cheese factor is high in this post}.
- I have finally hooked up with a graphic designer to get lulahoney a much needed facelift. I cannot tell you how stoked I am. As much as I would love to do it myself, I have realized that coding and html and all that other fun website stuff is not for me.
- the shop. yes, I still have one... but for real, I'm taking my time with it. I have sold most of my stock online which is amazing since I have barely done any marketing with it at all {and thank you to everyone that has supported me on that journey}. I have a notebook full of brands and designers I want to work with and to have in the shop {as well as my tiny home studio filled with all my designs}...but I have been struggling with what it is exactly I want to sell. Part of me wants to go one way with it, and the other part of me wants to go in a different direction with it. I'm not going to get into specifics about it yet but it would be like opening up a toy store and selling men's vintage along with it. It doesn't make any sense to do that... So I need to make a decision as to what fits my vibe best. Once the shop is established I can expand into different areas but to start off, I need to think small and specific. Basically, I need to get dialed in and not be all over the place in terms of products.

Anyways, I'm really stoked to get things rolling.

Dig it babies.

5/22/15

dig this

dig this


I wanted to share a few of our favorite things from my Brooklyn baby. As a parent, I encourage creative arts all the time at the lula haus. Both Lola and Carmen spend hours each day either drawing, making music, painting, writing, etc. what I really love about my Brooklyn baby, is that their arts and crafts section really has no age limit meaning both my girls can enjoy what the shop has to offer and can use most products for different art projects between the two of them.
Above are a few things we use and absolutely love:
one: Eco kids brush set. you can never have too many paint brushes and these work really well.
two: circus dog coloured pencils from eeboo. the tips don't break, they sharpen well, and the colours are fantastic.
three: Eco art pads. perfect for painting and drawing. One of the things we are playing around with is lettering and both girls love practicing with both paint and inks and this paper is awesome for that.
four: watercolour paints by djeco kids. as mentioned above, the girls not only paint but are using watercolours for lettering and this water colour pack is amazing for that.

check out www.mybrooklynbaby.com for more rad products!
please note this is not a sponsored post, I just really dig these products and the shop and wanted to share with all of you.

Dig it babies.

5/20/15

shotgun rider


"roll, won't you come roll with me
slow, fast, full speed
girl wherever sweet time takes us
hang, with me down this old road
only God knows where we'll go
don't matter long as I've got your love"....

just listening to some Tim McGraw and rollin' with my beanie. in bare feet naturally. 

Dig it babies.


5/19/15

that urban life




just me and carmen figuring out the day and reacquainting ourselves in the city while lola is at gymnastics.

dig it babies.

5/18/15

gym steeze

gym steeze


you know I am always on the lookout for rad gym wear. I love these two leos that duchess and lion co designed. Shown is the blushing Leo on the left and the summer palm Leo on the right. they are made from a Lycra/spandex blend so you know they'll perform in the gym or pair them with pants for an everyday look. The details of the ruffles kill me as does the palm tree print. sizing runs from 12 months to 7 years. Love it all.

Dig it babies.

5/17/15

coffee breaks


I survived our move from the country to the city. 
I'm currently enjoying an iced coffee and setting up the tiniest of studios in my living room while the girls play outside on skateboards and scooters in their bare feet. Feel like making a coffee for yourself? Here's how without any trippy ingredients:

I use a dark roast {I currently love commercial drive coffee co which is a local company here in vancouver}
Fill up a mason jar 3/4 of coffee
Add a 1/4 of milk {I use skim or vanilla almond milk but not everyone has almond milk in their fridge}
Add 4 heaping teaspoons of sugar {sounds like a lot but the pumped syrup from Starbucks is worse}
Shake it up and you should have room for two ice cubes.
Enjoy!

Dig it babies.

5/13/15

working on my night moves



I often find it hard to fall asleep at night. My evening routine once I'm in bed is to watch Netflix. And I know some of you swear by not having a TV {laptops and iPads count as that's how most Netflix is streamed} in the bedroom but I'm all for it. This is the only time during the day where I have no children hanging off of me and I can enjoy what I'm watching. Fast forward a few hours and I'm half asleep, iPad shut off, and then I hear the neighbours dog. Or a car drive by. Or the fridge running. So what do I do? I grab my phone and I turn on my new favorite app: rain,rain. I am not even kidding. Now, I know some of you are probably wondering 'girl, you crazy' as I live in Vancouver and it rains ALOT here. But the rain,rain app is my new bedtime bestie. Basically, you have a ton of 'rain' options to choose from such as:
rain on a tent
downpour
city rain
etc, etc
But you also have different options other than rain to choose from such as:
thunderstorms | storms (with a variety to pick from)
water (this includes ocean waves, streams, fountains, etc)
nature (this includes seagulls, desert wind, blizzard wind, and crackling fire)
transportation (if you are into that sort of thing, it includes plains, trains, cars in the rain)
and last but not least, appliances (dishwasher, washer, dryer, and alarm clock ticking. hey, whatever floats your boat)
you can also click on the store feature to see options you can buy. 
Another great thing is you can set the timer to whatever you need. I usually go with 45 minutes and crank the thunderstorm one. And it has worked every single time. and the app is free. anyways, this isn't a paid endorsement, I just really love this app and wanted to share.

Dig it babies.