Friday, January 28, 2011

Merry Christmas Haiti

This is just the sweetest... Maybe you remember the Bears for Haiti project my son Noah spearheaded a few months ago. Here is a video of the bears being given to the sweet kids on Christmas. Their faces are priceless.

Friday, January 21, 2011

fall shoot with Heidi

Well if you have been following my blog for a while you pretty much know how awesome Heidi Geldhauser is. She pretty much rocks, and I am one lucky duck who gets to know her. She captures the essence of my boys so sweetly: their vibrant energy and their sweet love for each other. I'm pretty lucky - they are kind and thoughtful to one another. It's so cute to see them all playing together.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pretty Little Shoot on Ruffled Blog

I was absolutely floored when Vania and Christine sent me the images from their photography workshop.

These gals are so incredibly talented. If I could live inside their images I think I would be in heaven. Their use of light is incredibly ethereal and dreamy. If you haven't booked your photographer yet book Simplybloom NOW!

My dear sweet friend Christopher of Christopher Confero Luxe Event Design did an amazing job styling the shoot (and made it into some of the shots too - he's pretty cute) :)

Thank you so much girls for letting me be a part of this, such an honor!

Head on over to see the full gorgeous post on Ruffled and enjoy the beauties!!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy 2011!

Soooo what to say for the first post in the new year....

Well obviously we took a couple of much needed weeks to rest and rejuvenate, although we did have two holiday weddings that I will be very excited to share soon.

I do want to say how terribly grateful I am to be able to do what I do. And I could never ever do it if I didn't have the help and support of a few good peeps.

First I want to say how utterly privileged I feel that God literally plopped these opportunities down in my lap. Second, my dear husband Robb. Without him I could never do this: he is the one who actually builds stuff and gets it from here to there (not to mention all the cooking and keeping three incautious little boys entertained). And my sweet Erica... you will be hearing so much more about her. She is one talented chick that has joined Team Osaba, and I am beyond thrilled that she stays on despite the insanity. :)

Sometimes I can't even believe how quickly this business grew. Anyhow... I guess starting a new year you kinda get all sentimental.

Moving on... Check out the adorable Christmas cards that the one and only Miss Erica designed, both for our family and the business. The awesome Heidi took the photos of the boys (more of those to come soon, too).

I'm tellin' you, just look how stinkin' cute these are. She hand drew the flower on the front and we crafted each and every one of the fabric pieces. Love it! I am lucky to have her and am forever grateful for all that she does for me and the business.

Maybe the best gift we received this Christmas was photos sent all the way from Haiti that the bears had made it (also see here for the story on WSB-TV and here for even more)! The bears, after being sent down to Haiti by LIFT, received by Global Dirt, gotten through customs by Can-Do, and loaded onto a schoolbus brought by GrassRoots United were passed out to several orphanages and women's battery shelters and clinics on Christmas Day. So special. Next week Noah will be recognized by the City of Duluth for his kind heart. We're very very proud to say the least.

Very cool to see Noah's very own Cat in the Hat going to the kids. Something he will always have to remember his good heart.

Cheers y'all. I hope this year is your best one yet!