I’ve been trying to learn a few lullabies to sing to J and i’ve mastered the “Hello to the Sun” one this morning while showering. There’s something about this one that i would listen even if i didn’t have a baby. So while singing it to Jason earlier, i swear to God this happened.

He started staring at me, and his eyes filled with tears.. and then his lower lip started trembling by the end of the song while he still kept listening! In the end he started crying a bit however ahah so my bet is that either he was surprised to hear me sing or my voice is really really bad lol.

It is a sunny day however and i really wanted to letter something today. I took these flower pictures back in Athens while we were waiting for J to arrive. I have tons of small pink roses and sunny white ones (not sure how they’re called?). So expect some moody designs coming your way soon!

Don’t know about you, but we’re waking up every day to some really nice and chilly mornings and in the evenings, the air smells a lot like Autumn. This time every year, i get especially inspired but hot coffee and the leaves falling, as i’m pretty sure you all are!

So i quickly illustrated today for the sake of creating something after such a long time. The pink still lives strongly around here, so here’s a wallpaper for those who are fully embracing fall and for those who are still can’t let go summer.

But really, what i’m mostly excited about is Walking Dead and first Halloween with J!

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September Oranges Wallpaper

It’s been such a long time once again, but all for a good reason! Bringing a little person to life, can definitely change a lot in how you feel and the way you live. And that’s what’s pretty much happened to me ever since i got pregnant. The past 4 months have been all dedicated to my little Jason. At some point, i’ve been jealous of other bloggers and how they have time and even the emotional strength to be more social, keep up with their blogs and social media… while all i do all day is simply gauging at him. I guess, i feel so emotionally drained and i simply love every single moment with him and love living for at least a few months without the distraction of my phone or computer.

In lots of ways, it’s been refreshing! I honestly don’t know where to pick up now that September is here and vacation is over. J, has grown so much and soon he’ll be able to sit in our office in his playard playing with his toys while Theo and i get on with our work in the morning. Oh how i love my life imagining it with the kiddo in the picture!

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My blog and social media needs tons of tlc (i really know how abandoned everything looks!) and i’ve missed  chatting and interacting with you all, and of course sharing everything i’ve been working on (while being a new mom). But all this time away is totally worth it. In this huge new chapter in our lives, i feel like i was 100% present. Can’t even put it to words how blessed i feel to be able to live the way we live. Take time away when needed, work from home with our baby just a few feet away, never needing to stress about leaving him or going back to work.

 

This summer, although it won’t be remembered for the crazy adventures, dreamy snaps from dreamy beaches as the previous ones, it will be for sure remembered as the most unique and precious one. I may have swam about an hour altogether this year, we may have visited the same beach for just a few times, but i was there seeing our little man enjoying swimming like nothing else, holding his hands, hearing his first laughs and seeing him roll over, or ask comfort from me when he cries. Just writing all these memories down, feel so surreal. I still feel like a 14 yo, so how that 14yo has a little baby to take care of, is beyond me!

 

The nights and sleep has been a struggle. We co-sleep ever since he was a few weeks old to make it easier and i’m pretty sure it’s been a lot easier than what i hear for others. I’ve missed sleeping more than 2 hours straight without waking up to see if he’s ok – but just one glance at his adorable little face takes away all the tiredness and grumpiness! I mean how can it not? Look at him 🙂 🙂

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Of course it’s been a while since i posted once again, and every morning i make myself promise that it will be the day i set aside an hour at least to work on something fun. But life catches up, and those big blue baby eyes of Jason’s beg for every second and all my attention. You can hear my voice melting as i’m writing this, can’t you??

But, i had to drop by and share with you this super interesting project i was lucky to be part of! Kristine and i have worked (and keep working) on such interesting project – she simply gets me, and i get her, and we just click on every single thing we do together. So naturally, we nailed her website for her new documentary straight away.

The Secret Death of Marilyn Monroe, is one of her latest projects and you shouldn’t miss it. For those who are obsessed with that vintage Hollywood glam aesthetic, this is where i got my inspiration from. Not to mention Kristine’s  incredibly stylish sneak peek video.

The website is live, and below you’ll find my final mockup. This was so much fun, i got to know a bit deeper about Marilyn’s last moments as well as relive her beauty while researching the perfect photos and mood for the website. The contact section, was inspired by her little red diary, including a letter to JFK & the newspaper the day her death was announced.

Surely, a sad but yet an interesting case, that i hope i gave just to with a bit of grace and elegance.

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It’s high time i acknowledged the fact that it’s summer you guys! A little late in the game i know – you’re probably already sipping margaritas by the pool. This past week has felt a lot like June (at last!) and spending summer with the babe is really something. Yesterday, we had our first trip to the beach, where he slept pretty much the whole time. Hah, i guess at 2 months old, you’re too young to be excited by the waves and sand between your toes.

Things have been very nice and peaceful at this side of the world. Smooth projects, back to work, slowly making time for personal projects as well. I’m so lucky to have the support of my dear hubby and family so we’re mostly enjoying our little guy’s every day achievements and smiles. Like, when he showed interest and tried to grab his toy for the first time a couple of hours ago.. which of course was followed by shedding a few tears by his dear mother. Something that happens a lot around here lately 😀

Holly cow! Where do i even begin? I don’t think i’ll ever have the vocabulary to fully describe everything that happened the past month.

This little starshine arrived on May 29th, Saturday and made Theo and i parents. I can’t say i was fully prepared for everything i would feel that day. Physically, but mostly emotionally. Lots of tears, lots of happiness and a hell lot of love explosion. As if my heart has doubled in size for his little cute footsies.

I’ve received so many comments, tweets, emails to congratulate us, i can’t thank you enough for keeping us in your minds. Labor was quick and easy – well, as easy as it can be! With no complications, Jason arrived in about 9 hours and we’re inseparable ever since! Theo and i spent most of our days just being a mom and a dad. Breastfeeding, changing lots of diapers and trying to cheat one another on who’s turn is to hold our little baby. Pure bliss!

Haven’t been much around social media or this space, i know! Even writing this post today took more time and effort than i though it would. I fee like, this first month i had this need to log out of everything and fully appreciate every second in our new life, without the destruction of my phone. And it totally paid off! Time went by, so quickly, as we already celebrated his 1st month birthday. But i vividly remember how tiny he was when he arrived in this world, and how he smelled and  the tiny adorable sounds he made.

I’ll be slowly easing back to blogging and social media from now on, with the summer being here and myself being more inspired than ever. Can’t wait to share more about our new little adventures!

Today marks week 38 for my -not so little anymore- belly and you can only imagine the anticipation level we’ve reached. Everything is ready, everyone prepared and any time now, we’ll be holding our little guy.

At the same time, although i should normally feel like slowing down, quite the opposite my mind is scheming and planning the next steps. The past few years in my freelancing and business building career, one i’ve learnt is that you can literally achieve anything you put your mind onto. No exceptions. All you need is hard work, a plan, determination and passion.

If we start talking about dreams, oh i have so many of them! I only wish i could clone myself and start working on each and every project i have in my mind. From the silk scarves we talked about the other day, to a summer inspired clothing / swimwear line, wallpaper design, textiles, homeware..don’t get me started. Were i’m loosing my thoughts entirely, is where do you stop? How do you choose which one is the right one to pursue especially when you have so many of them?

I guess just having them, is a great start for motivation isn’t it?