Wednesday, November 19, 2008


UCHUVA was born from two friends' desire to bring art and fashion back into their corporate careers. Pilar and Giselle have known each other for over 18 years and although they received degrees in Fashion Design and Architecture, the path of life has taken them on an alternate route in the corporate world and motherhood. UCHUVA’s creations come together on a large antique table surrounded by children playing while their mothers immerse themselves in a world of beads. UCHUVA is a luscious mix of natural materials brought from their native Colombia and a variety of elements they find on their beading shopping sprees.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

girls just want to have fun!

These have been crazy times. A lot to keep me busy and entertained. This fall has been filled with small trips, the last of which whisked me away to Orlando with my colleague. We had lots of fun and even got to attend a Lionel Richie concert. We were so close we almost got LR sweat...I am actually happy we didn't get LR sweat. My colleague profoundly disagrees.

My parents who have been living in my home for the last year and a half, left a week ago for Colombia so this weekend was the first weekend in a long time that Simone and I had alone time.
I must say that I am so impressed by my ability to multi-task.

In just one weekend:
  1. Staffed a table for UCHUVA at a Holiday Show...we ROCKED!
  2. Went with Simone to my nieces cheerleading practice.
  3. Did laundry.
  4. Shopped for a babyshower gift.
  5. Had a yummy lunch at a restaurant with Simone.
  6. Attended the babyshower.
  7. Watched a very good family movie with my sweet princess.
  8. Read a book with Simone.
  9. Did more laundry.
  10. Cleaned Simone's room.
  11. Went to church.
  12. Went to get a snack and a craft for Tuesday's Brownie meeting that I will be hosting.
  13. Went grocery shopping.
  14. Cooked lunch.
  15. Cooked lunch for tomorrow.
  16. Cleaned kitchen.
  17. Spray painted boxes for Tuesday's craft.
  18. Watched 2 movies with Simone.
  19. Checked out Facebook.
  20. Cleaned my bathroom.
  21. Read with Simone.
  22. Tucked her in bed.
  23. Went's an addiction.
I did SO MUCH...I even managed to get 10 hours of sleep last night. Simone and I had so much fun, we chatted, joked, ate, played and loved each other tenderly all weekend. It was beautiful.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


This is the most beautiful of the journeys I embark on everyday. I say everyday because each day is different and comes with its challenges and it's blessings. I am now in Orlando on a business trip and I miss my sweet Simone dearly. To hear her little voice on the phone is so listen to her excitement as she recounts the daily events in her life.

I can say the 7 is a challenging age. There are more of their own person and you begin to see a bigger influence of the outside world and the baggage even small children carry around. You see there insecurities and their dreams, you guide them through struggles. They become more imperfectly human and you as a parent have to conquer your own fears and struggles to help them navigate their own.

I find myself reacting like my parents reacted and I am trying hard to be a present and conscious parent. To let her to bloom into her own little person and maybe have her carry as light a baggage as possible.

Tonight I will be once again reunited with my baby girl...she is dreamy and I am so looking forward to it.