Art Feature: Parima Creative Studios

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I Love discovering new original artist that have a great aesthetic and simple but pretty look and feel. I tend to gravitate to whimsy, pretty, somewhat abstract art with bold colors and patterns.

So of course I fell in love with Parima Studios’ creations when I first spotted them on Instagram.

I first spotted Patricia Vargas’ awesomeness when I spotted her flamingo print in someones IG post.  I instantly became hooked when I saw all her other creations. The best part is that you don’t need to break the bank for these original prints. They would add a great degree of classiness and POP to any gallery wall, desktop, or living space. Take a peek and snag your favorites!!

Her Inspirational Quote prints are great as well (above) as are her free desktop calendar downloads. I get mine every month! Here is the one for August

Keep up the great work Patricia

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*All photos images are property of Partricia Vargas of Parima Creative Studios

xoxo

Annaliese

Essentials for the Baby Waiting Game

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Well folks…I have been on Maternity leave for a week now and have officially started the “Baby Waiting Game”. My days are full of extra sleep since night-time sleep is touch and go, pampering, reading, lounging around, staying active,  and a few bouts of shopping both in store and online. These are a few of my favorite things as I anxiously await baby boy.

For all you “mommy-to-bes” out there, when it comes to starting maternity leave, there is hope in staying comfy, stylish and glamorous. I believe it is essential so you don’t get cabin fever or start feeling crummy about yourself. I like to mix my days with doing some baby prep errands, a little physical activity, a bit of lounging, eating, sleeping, shopping, and lots of water….and not feel bad or guilty about any of it =)

Put on some comfy cute pjs, a good robe, light a fragrant candle, prop your feet up and pop open a good read, or finish writing those thank you notes from the baby shower….this is your time…enjoy it!! Baby will be here soon!!

1. Eberjey jersey robe – Feel fabulous while walking around the house
2. Kate Spade white pearl necklace – dress up any outfit when you step out for errands or wear it around the house
3. Target Tech accessory for the ipad – Give your ipad a facelift and make it more fun when you do your e-shopping
4. Topshop cream nail polish – Because everyone needs a classic manicure. The bottle is too cute!
5. John Robshaw Gold Thank You Stationery (Set of 10) – spend time writing letters or finishing those TY notes
6. DIPTYQUE ‘Gardenia’ scented candle, – Fill the home with some fancy “smell goods”
7. Target Xhilaration® Junior’s Pajama Set – White – How can these PJs not make you smile?
8. Gold embossed personalized pencils in pink – Somethings pretty to write those notes or even your grocery list
9. Grace- A memoir by Grace Coddington – A very very good read

Our Sunday Morning

Every year, my husband and I make it a point to take anniversary photos to document and celebrate another year together. With being married now a “whopping” two years, this year was a little bit more special since we do have our little nugget baking in the oven. We used this years shoot as our Maternity shoot as well. I wanted this year to document our “Sunday Mornings.” We have two cute spoiled pups and we’ve really taken the time to grow into our little home (2 bedroom condo). With the baby coming, things will change immensely in a good way but I wanted to make sure to be able to remember what things were like with just the two of us and our fur-balls.

Our photographer was none other than our dear and talented friend Vivian Sachs of Vivian Sachs Photography. She really is the only person that I would’ve been comfortable with coming into our home and really shooting us during an intimate time hat we hold privately and call “our own.” She is the one that also did our one year anniversary shoot .

I hope you enjoy the shots and the little sneak peak of humble abode.

We had to keep with tradition and blow out a few candles for our anniversary. The pups were very interested in the cupcake as well.

To my wonderful husband:  I love the life that we have lived, the time we’ve spent with just you and me, and the home that we have built. Things wont be the same in a couple of months…but it only gets better from here!!

xoxo

Annaliese

special thanks to:

photographer: Vivian Sachs {all image rights and credits to Vivian Sachs}

Makeup and Hair: Kat Paule