Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Boy, Oh Boy

What started as a small break from the computer unintentionally turned into a sabbatical blog leave, and my world has changed tenfold in the process. In January we moved from our overseas adventure back to Texas and what better time to have returned because in June we welcomed our first child, Ory James. Life couldn't be sweeter!


I also started a business, Mela & Roam, selling exclusive handcrafted linens and curiosities discovered during my Southeast Asia travels. Each 'dohar' and throw is one-of-a-kind, so photographing every piece is a slow process when the tiny lips above need constant smoochin'. I love sharing part of my travels and found treasures through Mela & Roam and the blankets—ranging in size from Baby to King—have been so well received I can hardly keep them in stock!


Malaysia taught me a great deal about seizing every possible moment, accepting [and loving!] change, and adapting no matter what life throws your way. Detaching from a computer for, oh, so long allowed me to focus less on 'reporting' and more on actual living. I'm still learning how to juggle baby, business, and blog, but I'm doing my best to live in the present if nothing else.

23 comments:

Vanessa said...

Wow! I've been wondering where you were all along, and I'm so glad I kept you in my Google reader!
Congratulations on all your new adventures, I can't wait to hear more.

Lola said...

So excited you're back! Congratulations on the sweet little boy! I'm also a new Mamma as of June. Can't wait to hear more...

Pati N said...

Amazing! Congrats!! Welcome back...missed you :)

Megan said...

Congrats Court! Could Ory be any sweeter? So glad to see you're back and to check out the Mela&Roam!!

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Congratulations on your beautiful son, on being back in the States, and on your fledgling business. Yours was one of the first blogs I EVER read regularly, and I must admit I was worried when you took an unannounced hiatus!

Barchbo said...

Congratulations! Ory is precious!

Like Vanessa, I've kept you in my google reader, hoping you would be back. You were one of my first and favorite blogs - so glad you're back!

Michelle said...

Congrats and welcome back!

katie lake said...

I'm so glad you're back! I was wondering recently why you stopped blogging and now here you are. congrats on the little bundle and I can't to hear more from you!

Paige said...

Courtney - Welcome home and congratulations! What a beautiful child - that hair! Blessings!

atout said...

Congrats on the precious little baby! What a blessing. Glad you checked in and hope you'll be back regularly!

Meg said...

YAY! Welcome back :) Ory is such a doll and the textiles look fabulous of course !! xx M

Formerly known as Frau said...

Welcome back and congrats...omg...he is a beauty!

oliviating said...

Omigod! Welcome back and Congrats on all your family and business successes! Your baby is a little cutie! Hopefully you can find more time to blog because I have missed it so!

arre said...

welcome back to the blogosphere! i had to do a double take when i saw you up from the bottom of my blog roll! what joy! xx

megan said...

Welcome back!! Congrats on new addition. He is precious! Looking forward to all the new adventures awaiting you!

MLou said...

So glad to hear that your lovely things have been happening in your life. Welcome back and congratulations!

jessie @ the concrete catwalk said...

i've completely missed you, too! what a precious little one, ory is! thanks for sharing an update with us and many many congratulations to you and your sweet fam! XO

eddieross said...

Those textiles are so great, and Ory is just adorable. Congratulations!
xo E + J

Jessica said...

Courtney! Congrats! I was wondering what you guys were up to...

Edie's Lab said...

welcome back! he's absolutely adorable.

cMe said...

Oh my gosh! How exciting and congrats! Are you guys back in Houston? I live near your old house and always wonder if the new tenants had such cute decor every time I walk by!

Rachel Ann said...

Congratulations on your baby boy!
The textiles from your shop are all so delightful. I love that they are all handcrafted and discovered during your own personal travels.

evencleveland said...

Hey hey lady! A belated congratulations to you - sounds like life is beautiful. Wishing you + yours a very happy holiday.