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Farm to Table Fall Dinner

If you’re still on the fence about this whole fall thing, I may have just the thing to get you in the mood. I secretly wish this post came with a smell-o-gram because I have a feeling it would smell like apple cider donuts and cinnamon spice. With Goldfinch Events & Design and Jeremiah and Rachel Photography behind the scenes, one peek through the gallery is all you’ll need to be in a full blown autumnal state of mind!

From Goldfinch Events & Design … We had this idea to say goodbye to summer, and usher in fall. Showing folks a beautiful farm to table meal and table setting, straight from a local garden. We almost had to cancel due to rain, but it cleared up in the afternoon, giving us a perfect autunm evening in Montana.

The fall weather having given us a slight reprieve from the cold and rain we made our way to the garden, the sun pearled through the clouds warming the garden where we found peppers, pumpkins, cabbage, and carrots. Still we dressed warmly, scarfs, and boots with fuzzy socks. We worked quickly, still taking moments to enjoy the smells and quite simplistic joy of working in this beautiful place.

As the sun slowly set across the horizon, we made the table up, enjoying the cool fall evening under a apple tree. We finished taking pictures, and sat down to enjoy our work. We passed a loaf of bread around, spreading fresh local honey on it. We savored the taste of wine, and a night spent with friends, eating, drinking, and laughing around a table under the beautiful big sky of Montana.

We finished up, and someone made a remark about bears, which speeded up the process of breaking down. Once back at the house, we enjoyed warm coffee out of thermos and warmed ourselves by the fire. Summer was leaving, and though we are sad to see it go, fall was here, and we are going to enjoy it.

Photography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Event Design: Goldfinch Events & Design | Floral Design: Mum's Flowers | Rentals: Bear Mountain Mercantile | Wardrobe Styling: Courtney Ferda

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Pink & Gray Home Office

Now that I work from home, I spend an inordinate amount of time sitting in my own little corner of our small condominium. After a few months of feeling uninspired by my own workspace, I decided to step up my game and transformed it into a mini office oasis. Though my scheme is black and white with touches of blush, I’m feeling beyond inspired by Deborah Zoe‘s little slice of pink and gray heaven! For more, simply click here. 

From Deborah… Welcome to my new home office!! We moved into our home last summer and immediately I set up camp in my favorite room of the house: a corner front facing space that fills with light each morning. But it wasn’t until this spring that I sat down to really think about what I wanted this space to feel and look like and begin to make it my own.

I shared my journey on Instagram and Facebook and received LOTS of feedback on what worked and what didn’t. I hemmed and hawed over paint swatches and desk configurations, wanting every item in my office to have a purpose and meaning. (Several months of thought and a brand new Pottery Barn desk later;)) the office was finally finished, a complete representation of me and my business!

Today I happily work in an inspired space, an oasis in our home. It motivates me each day to get down to business and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result!! I hope you enjoy it too!!

Photography: Deborah Zoe Photography | Chaise: Urban Outfitters | Clock: Pottery Barn | Desk: Desk | Rifle Print Co: Desk Calendar & Prints

Tamera Mowry Talks Mommyhood

When I was pregnant – and on bedrest – I used to stay up late with Tia and Tamera Mowry on their E! reality show. Aside from generally being adorable, I loved watching how they delicately balanced their own spunky personalities, their careers, their weddings and now babies. So when the LOVELY Tamera offered to give us an inside peak at her mom-spirations with stunning family shoot from our friend, Jose Villa, well, I jumped! And make sure to carve out time for the equally beautiful film by Joel Serrato.

SMP: As a working mom, do you have any tips for balancing your career and your role at home?

Tamera: Honestly, just try hard take it a moment at a time and try to be very patient and kind to yourself. Some days will be blissful other days will be challenging. And it’s gonna be okay. You will most likely figure it out. In the beginning. I tried to be the perfect mom and wife. I actually was trying so hard to do things perfectly that as a result, I was actually depleting myself. As mothers we must know it’s ok to ask for help and also be ok with everything not being done the way we planned it.

SMP: What advice would you give to a mom who’s feeling guilty about trying to balance it all?

Tamera: It’s ok and normal to feel overwhelmed. Some days you’ll feel you’ve got this. Other days might feel like you are falling apart. Breathe and know it’s normal to feel that way. Do not be afraid to ask for help and take some time to yourself. When we do that, we actually have more patience and more energy to be a better mother. Don’t forget about you. It’s ok to give yourself at least one hour a day to yourself. Whether that’s watching your favorite show, reading a book, or taking a long bath. We mothers work hard. It’s ok to give back to yourself. Your child will thank you with a smile when you come back:) Even your spouse.

SMP: How has your life changed since becoming a mom?

Tamera: Drastically. My priorities have changed. I just want to do everything I can so that my son feels loved. I just want to be the best for my family. I work actually harder. I plan for the future more.

SMP: What have you found to be the most challenging aspect?

Tamera: The sleep deprivation and worrying. My OB said once I became pregnant. “Welcome to excessive worrying. It won’t go away when the baby arrives. You are parent. It is here to stay. “

SMP: The one thing you miss most about life pre-motherhood?

Tamera: SLEEP.

SMP: Now that you have a baby on the hip, what’s the one thing you wish you had done more of a few years ago?

Tamera: I wished I enjoyed the freedom and the time to get up and go anywhere and everywhere I wanted more.

SMP: What are your top mommy-must-haves?

Tamera: A baby swing for when the baby is born. My twin and I’s product called Milky ( if you are nursing), a great rocking chair or glider in the nursery, and a GOOD diaper cream.

SMP: If you were stranded on a dessert island with just your little one, what is the one baby “tool” you’d want with you?

Tamera: His pacifier. That boy loves that thing.

SMP: What’s your go-to MomTail (that’s code for mommy cocktail by the way!)

Tamera: I’m not a liquor person but love my mommy juice. A nice glass of Pinot noir.

SMP: What’s your top fashion pick for new moms?

Tamera: Red lips. It says I’m still fashionable and I can be hot and exhausted at the same time.

SMP: And I have to ask. What’s next for you?! Any amazing things on the horizon that you’re dying to spill the beans about?

Yes, I’m a co host of a new talk show called The Real. It will be airing on Fox stations nationwide this September. I’m so excited. All mommies will love this show.

Cinematographer : Joel Serrato Films | Hotel And Resort: San Ysidro Ranch | Photographer : Jose Villa Photography

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