// Marbled Paper


Thanks for all of your kind comments yesterday! We really are super excited. I promise to try and not blog solely about this whole "being pregnant" thing, but it probably will be a recurring theme for quite some time. (Just a heads up in case that is totally not your thing! You can get out before it starts!) The thought of growing a person inside of you is kind of super bizarre, and I still haven't completely wrapped my head around it. I know so many of you have noticed the "vibe" around here lately... I've been so out of my element! One outfit post in all of December because I literally could not stomach getting dressed, and a very slow January too due to some hormonal anxiety and a lot of work-related responsibilities. I'm still not back to 100%, but I'm working my way there so please hang with me! I'll have plenty of new, personal posts up in the coming weeks! Anyway, if there were ever a dress that was a straight up "unicorn dress," this would be it. The pink and the purple pattern look exactly like marbled paper, don't you think? (The colors are much brighter in real life -- see here -- but man if these photos aren't desaturated!) I felt so sassy and put together the other day when I wore this outfit for errands around Nashville. I can definitely tell this dress will be a staple through Spring and Summer (as long as I can fit into it. I bought it a size up just in case!) The length of this dress is totally perfect, and it has pockets! I feel like pockets on dresses should be a law or something.
This week Mike and I have been eyeball deep in paperwork and invoices. We've been wrapping up the last part of Honeybean inventory which means going through everything, counting it, checking what sold, when it sold, if there was a sale happening, working out consignment commissions, packing up and shipping the unsold product back, and writing some big, fat checks to our designers. Honeybean will be cleared out for a while as we try and decide if we'll open her up for the Spring/Summer, or if we'll just put it on the backburner now that we've got bigger fish to fry. We were supposed to start Honeybean renovations right around now but again, another thing that had to be pushed to the side. I think it'll be good to give it a rest for a little bit though. Hopefully we'll be able to decide if/when we'll open before the huge Porter Flea in June and then make the call. We've also be filing our taxes. Ugh. If there's one thing that's not fun, it's small biz/self employment taxes. Luckily we don't owe them our arms and legs this year so that's always a plus! As much as I hate doing taxes and inventory, I'm glad we're getting it out of the way in the very first month so we can spend the rest of the year trying to get super organized. -- If any of you have any handy tips or resources for small business organization, I'm all ears! I'm trying out some new methods and if any of them prove fruitful I'll be sure to share them!

Today I'll be sprinkling my time between two design clients and cleaning our house. We have a few friends heading down our way for the weekend so we can celebrate Maya's birthday! I plan on baking her a super delicious (note that I didn't say cute haha) cake and probably making her wear a party hat. As much as I wish to be one of those people who had a spotless house 24/7, it just doesn't happen. Luckily having guests is the perfect motivation to deep clean everything! I mean down to scrubbing the baseboards with a tiny little brush. With that being said, I wish friends would come visit us more often. I'd have less dust to clean off each time! haha

Chalk of the Town dress c/o ModCloth
Target cardigan
Belt from another dress
Link necklace c/o LoopsWay
Target flats

22 comments:

  1. This dress is so beautiful and the cardigan too! I love the whole outfit so much ♥

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  2. Super cute dress! At first I thought the print was pink and purple feathers :)

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  3. This dress is super cute! And congratulations! My daughter is two months old, and I still can't wrap my head around growing a person inside me :p Also, finding out the sex is exciting, but I would suggest not telling anyone until the baby's born, or *everything* people give you will be either blue or pink.

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  4. Yhis pink dress ia a dream. An you are a sweet lady dear!! Kis from Madrid!!

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  5. pregnancy is so freakin sci-fi to me. can't wait to enjoy watching you grow!!!

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  6. Oh man, I feel ya on the messy house bit. I get by on convincing myself that everyone's house is the same way and that they just spruce it up before people come over (like I do, haha).

    Hang in there! I know it can't be the easiest thing in the world to run your own business while growing a whole 'nother human being, but you're a tough cookie! I look forward to reading about your journey!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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  7. Yes, pocket law shall be decreed.

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  8. What a pretty dress! I can't wear super bright colours, i just feel really weird in them. But this looks great on you!

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  9. I love the softness of texture in the dress and the color is so pretty on you!

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  10. The design on the dress is so cool!

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  11. Congrats!! I did wonder why there were fewer outfit posts than usual but that's a pretty darn good reason! And you're right about the pockets on dress thing, should be mandatory. :)

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  12. The pattern on your dress is so swirly, haha, but you pull it off so well. Couldn't say the same for myself. I'm looking forward to reading about your next months and many more after :) I'm the first to admit, kids aren't my thing, but I do love the way you write and your honestly to your readers. I reckon I could stick around for a few baby related posts :)

    All the best with those taxes too!

    ~ K

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  13. The dress is a beaut! This might sound weird, but I can't wait to see your little bump when you get one! I clean like mad when someone is coming wrong but the rest of the time I'm a lot more relaxed. We have guests coming Saturday so my Friday is going to be spent balls deep in cleaning!

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  14. Ooooo I love the dress! It'll be perfect to wear if you're having a girl : )

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  15. "I promise to try and not blog solely about this whole "being pregnant" thing, but it probably will be a recurring theme for quite some time. "

    Kaelah, just remember this is YOUR blog and no one else's. You don't have to apologize for the things that excite you, the things you want to write about and the life you want to remember with your family. If you want to post stuff about your pregnancy, so be it and don't feel sorry for those who don't want to read. I am sure on the flip side that there are PLENTY of readers who would love to hear about your pregnancy story. The more you spend time talking about your pregnancy, the more you will feel comfortable about popping him out when it comes time. Trust me, Issac (my 7 week old) was much easier because I felt more comfortable with what was going on the second time around!

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  16. Give this website a try for small business organization, especially for keeping up with your accounting. I'm giving it a try for the Cupcake and Dreadfall business I am starting to open up alongside my blog.

    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-organize-your-small-business-records.html

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  17. Such a pretty dress on you! And yes, we really only clean when we know people are coming over. Which sounds terrible. Really, it's just tidying and not cleaning...

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  18. My small business tax advise is get an accountant. I'm actually good at accounting and took a couple classes with the best grades in the class (if you knew me you'd know that never happens). But we still got an accountant to file our taxes. Our account specializes in small business and her business is a small business itself. Because of that she is very understanding and charges a very fair price. They will find you your best refund! But do all the bookkeeping yourself to save money.

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  19. I had a really hard pregnancy, too. I stopped blogging completely and just focused on the real world for awhile because it was just too much. I kept the morning sickness the entire time, plus massive heartburn pains, plus I kept getting a cold that would not go away. I gained like, 40+ pounds and I was just so tired. But hang in there! It's all worth it :) You look great! (I won't say "glowing", since I felt like that was polite for "sweaty", haha)

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  20. Oh that dress is super cute! Also I'm super excited to see what kind of maternity clothes you get. I never did find any that were worth a crap to me, personally but then my style is kind of boring, haha.

    Speaking of taxes I would love to hear what kind of advice you have as a small biz owner/self employed gal about such things (especially having more than one biz as that's my new thing this year). So far things are small scale and easy to keep track of but I'm hoping that changes soon but when I get to thinking about taxes and stuff when things take off I start to get a little (er a lot) freaked out, haha.

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB