Design, My Designs

A Stormy Shoot

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

It’s time for a little throwback Thursday. A few months back, I had the honor of doing a maternity shoot for my lovely friend and now Mama, Michelle. It was a stormy day, the clouds were rolling in and as I drove up north, it started to rain. But as we drove up to the place we planned to shoot, it stopped raining. As I clicked away the camera, the cloudy, gray atmosphere made the shoot. The barn and the brick, the tall grasses and the little bump turned into the most beautiful collection of photos. Michelle was the loveliest while pregnant and now I can’t wait to photograph her sweet bundle of joy, Theodor.

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Thank you, Michelle for being my beautiful friend and for allowing me to apart of your incredible journey. I am so proud of you and can’t wait to see you become the amazing mommy you were meant to be.

 

Happy Thursday, Friends!

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Celebrate Good Times, Life

A New Addition.

Heather Gray Photography | Chic to Chic Blog | chictochicblog.wordpress.com

We have a new addition to the family, finally. Welcome, Mr. Gatsby. He’s a now 13 week old Yorkie with energy that lasts for about 20 minutes before he collapses for five hours. He gives kisses galore, is giving us no issues with potty training and is currently asleep in his pen. He loves making friends with strangers, like at least 10 every trip we take down to Larimer Square and he was the perfect poser for our first family portraits last Saturday. Here’s a peek from the incredible Heather Gray Photography.

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Heather Gray Photography | Chic to Chic Blog | chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Heather Gray Photography | Chic to Chic Blog | chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Heather Gray Photography | Chic to Chic Blog | chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Heather Gray Photography | Chic to Chic Blog | chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Heather Gray Photography | Chic to Chic Blog | chictochicblog.wordpress.com

We are so blessed to have him in our lives. Little G has brought us so much joy already and continues to make us laugh out loud and squeal with delight at his little noises. He was just what we needed and I’m enjoying every minute with the little guy before classes start up again.

Welcome to the city, little guy. We’re so glad you’re here.

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Day at a Time, Life

Plans for this busy life.

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This afternoon finally gave me a pause in what seems to have been a non-stop, whirlwind of early morning classes, deadlines and gym sessions with my trainer. The husband has been traveling a lot so the weekends have been precious time to spend together in between all of our normal weekend duties. But within this crazy time, I can’t but dwell all how absolutely blessed I truly am.

Over the past few months, the husband and I have had the best chats about our goals and dreams. We’ve made plans to make those goals and dreams a reality and gotten giddy at the prospect of it all happening. There are just so so many things to look forward to.

In the next few days, our long-awaited puppy will be born and in six weeks we will get to meet him or her. A dream I’ve had since I was a little girl will be coming true (the puppy is one this is the other one) and today marked a very real step in the right direction – we bought the tickets and I’ll be spending a month in Europe this summer exploring France and studying abroad in Denmark and Sweden. It will be a trip of a lifetime! And if that’s not exciting enough as soon as I get back, we’ll be picking up our little 12 week old puppy and bringing it home for the first time!

There are a few other trips that’ll be sprinkled in and I just couldn’t be more excited. This year has brought so many amazing opportunities for new experiences and travel. It’s already March, but I feel like it’s just beginning!

Thanks for understanding as I sporadically post in between all this craziness. So many things are being accomplished during this time – the blog just hasn’t been one of them, but that doesn’t mean I have forgotten. This is just a period of constant work and focus, but when things settle down – you can bet I’ll be back here weekly, sharing the latest on my life, style and design.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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City Dwellers, Design

Urban Details, Captured.

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Every morning I wake up, my favorite place to go is to the window. Remember that window next to my favorite chair? That view does things to my heart. In fact all cities do that to me. The reflections of the rising sun off the skyscraper’s windows, driving into the city with the beautiful skyline on display and the lights – oh those lights. Walking through the city almost makes my legs wobble. Each city street has a look about it and those looks, they’re made up of details. And just the other day, I decided to capture a few.

Happy Monday, Friends!

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This Chair

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This chair has been my spot in the last few weeks, when I’m not in classes. I’ve stared out that window in between hours of projects, watching the snow fall, and people walking down the street – planning my day and recovering from intense workouts. The week is finally coming to a close with one essay to write and plans to make for the weekend and it’s happening in this chair.

I think it’s important to have an area in your home especially to work, relax and unwind. What spot is your favorite when you’re working or at home recovering from a long day?

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We’re Expecting Something Furry!

Remember the little hints I dropped in the first post of 2014? Well, we got an email this morning letting us know our sweet new addition, a little Yorkie will be arriving mid-March! I’ve tried to hold our little secret in for a while, but I couldn’t resist any longer! This will be my first puppy and I couldn’t be more giddy! I’ve wanted a dog to love since I was a little girl! So, in honor of the big news, I put together a Puppy List of the darling things I’ve found for our pup so far!

Puppy List by Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

I’d love to hear any recommendations on your favorite puppy products! We have so much to learn before we bring the pup home in June! Feel free to give us any tips and information you have on having a dog and even bringing it home as a puppy!

You & Me & the Dog PrintFur Rug BedLove at First Bark BookPure Joy BookHeart ToyMackenzie-Childs Bed Gnome Treat ContainerHoundstooth JacketWooden CratePet Head Deodorizing SprayPet Head Puppy Tearless ShampooNature’s Miracle Stain & Odor RemoverA Letter to My Dog BookLamb Chew SqueakerMackenzie-Childs Water Bowl

We’re so excited!!! Happy Thursday, Friends!

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Inpsiration, Style, What to Wear

Inspire Me | Lauren with Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up

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I’ve been inspired by so many bloggers, friends and creatives all around me. Denver is filled with some downright geniuses in the creative world. I’m always discovering new and exciting artists as I slowly dip my foot into this pool of Denver Creatives.

Chic to Chic Blog | Photos by Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

All Photos by Lauren Tien

But there’s a special creative I’d like to introduce you to, Lauren. Lauren is the writer behind Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up, several blogs and articles in Darling Magazine and her newest venture, Nellie Magazine. We met through blogging, in particular, the day it snowed on May 1st  here in Denver. We both posted pictures on Instagram – soon finding out we lived just blocks from each other at the time! That turned into a coffee date I won’t soon forget.

After reading her blog and articles on Darling, I built up this image in my head of who this amazing Lauren would be! She was that and so much more. I felt an instant connection to her in that little coffee shop. She is one of the kindest people I know. She’s a lady in every sense of the word, but with a bohemian twist. She is an incredible listener, friend and I never cease to feel completely encouraged after time spent with this precious gal. So, today I wanted to share her, her blog in hopes that her beautiful writing and ability to share in a raw, selfless way will encourage you as much as it has me.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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