Until next time! xo
Here we are again. The weeks have just been flying by for me lately. I know people always say that and it doesn’t really mean anything but I honestly can’t believe it’s already April. Bryn is changing so fast and there’s no longer a baby in the house… She’s a little kid now, which makes me so happy and sad at the same time. I’ll dive into a sappy post one of these days, but for now let’s just focus on celebrating the weekend with a fresh, new playlist:
01 Lady’s in Trouble with the Law | LA Priest
02 The Great Impression | Sparkadia
03 I Though the Future Would Be Cooler | YACHT
04 Love the Night Away – Tiedye Remix | DJ Kaos, Tiedye
05 Atomic Bomb | William Onyeabor, Hot Chip
06 Higher Ground | Argonaut & Wasp
07 Cape Town | Clubfeet
08 The Well | Campdogzz
09 It’s Strange | Louis the Child, K. Flay
10 True Affection | Father John Misty
11 Better At Making Time | De Lux
12 Dissolve | Private Island
See you Monday!
The moment I stepped into Ashlyn Carter‘s lovely seaside home, I felt like I was on vacation. It’s filled with the most beautiful natural light, even on a gloomy day, and I love how clean ocean air just breezes through the space, like it’s part of the decor. But aside from the bright and dreamy vision Ashlyn has created, an adorable family of five lives here and you can totally feel the love. It’s instantly welcoming and just the right amount of cozy.
Even as a busy a mama of three, Ashlyn manages to keep her home clutter-free and fearlessly embraces a neutral palette, simply because she loves the color white so much (I can definitely relate). These quiet tones are just so calming and pretty, with the cutest pops of plant-life and beachy chic details sprinkled throughout.
It’s all about texture, quality, and character here. Each play such an important role in finding that perfect balance between form and function. Families need pieces that can withstand wear and tear, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice pretty things altogether. You just have to dig and get creative. Ashlyn also has a great sense of style mixing, especially when it comes to pairing dainty antiques with more modern lines. Swooning over this geometric side table, btw…
I am so in the mood to go hunting for vintage treasures now, aren’t you?! To see more of Ashlyn’s light and airy seaside home, be sure to check out her YouTube channel! She shares two detailed home tours, one of which includes some crazy before and after shots – the transformation is AMAZING.
I’ve been following Ashlyn’s vlog since day one and always look forward to her next post. This mama’s creative talent and honest take on motherhood is beyond inspiring, not to mention all the helpful tips and tricks she dishes out on the reg!
Here are the home tour-related videos I love from Ashlyn:
I also snapped a few portraits of supermom Ashlyn, so keep an eye out for more breezy babe style coming your way :)
We had spent enough time under the blazing desert sun, so Ryan, Bryn, and I looked for some shade (and fro yo!). As soon as dusk rolled in, temps dropped and we decided to check out a different flower field. This one was near the Anza Borrego visitors center and we just had to get out of the car. Bryn was ready to frolic and I of course was happy to chase her around. I love how Ryan caught these candid shots of the two of us together. I’m not in front of the camera very often, but it was kinda fun for a change ;)
I still have one more superbloom post coming up, which is all about Baby Bryn. Check back next week to see the little diva in action!
The Harrisons’ family session may have started out all fancy, but by sundown we were going home with salty hair and sandy toes. A quick backseat wardrobe change was all it took for these guys to get casual in La Jolla Cove, and I loved documenting all the snuggles while they played in the last few hours of daylight.