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instagram Friday....graduation week....

 Friday found Jeff and I in Carlsbad

 for the Queen Bee Market

 to show my line...

and reconnect with each other....

transitioning back to more couple time....
after raising children for two decades....

Jeff and I had a great time surfing....
just the two of us...

 followed by a backyard barbeque....

and backyard lounging....

we both realized
the two of us have never just hung out in the back...just lying in the sun 
on the grass...
It sounds so simple....
but with three kids....
and being very committed DIYers....
there has always been So much to get done....

we even had time this week for
a Disneyland date night....
before Wednesday's....

 high school graduation....
Our oldest son is now of college age....
joining our daughter who this week moved on to be a college junior....
with only one more in high school....

 makes this time of transitions....
all the more real...
the feelings all so bitter sweet....

 calling for many solo hikes...

to sort and contemplate....
to be grateful for what has been....

and to move into position...
to see our future...

and be glad...
and ever so grateful.

wishing you love and joy
as you style your life.

thanks so for stopping by


  1. Hi Tamera! Just stopping by from Life Rearranged. I love your beachy photos! Times of transition are so bittersweet. Enjoy the time with your hubby - sounds romantic! :)

  2. Hi Tamera, this is such a great post you did-
    Transitioning can be difficult - but after adapting to grown up gone kids - i found myself doing all kind of things and discovering talents i did not i had - and plus i am lucky enough to share a passion for fashion with my soon to be married daughter -

    You seem to have a very loving relationship with your husband that is the best i think -

    Ariane x

  3. Beautiful all the photos. You have such an attractive family.
    Congratulations to your son.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Looks like some wonderful couple time! :) You should try star gazing out on your grass this summer... that's a fun one, too. I totally want to see you surf!! I've never tried... such a chicken.

    Congrats to your grad!! We graduated my little 6th grader this week. You are right... these transitions are very bitter sweet.

  5. Love these photos Tamera! Looks like you have a lot going on right now. I've been watching and watching your Etsy shop hoping to see some pretty jewels there. ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. This post is beautiful. How exciting (though bittersweet) to be moving into this new phase. Enjoy it!

  7. sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! i grew up in the carlsbad area (graduated from carlsbad high)! congrats on another kiddo graduating. i can imagine it is very bittersweet!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  8. Must be lovely to see your children make their way in the world. Love the turquoise/navy combo. You have such a great eye for design and colours.

    Much love from England,

  9. that back yard bbq looked deee..lish! yum.

    my s.i.l. lindsey, had a booth at the queen bee (the pleated poppy). i am going to HAVE to make it down some time and check it out (and spend too much) for myself!

    congratulations to the graduate, God's blessing on the season ahead.

  10. Congrats to your son! Love your sweet shots!

  11. I think I cried at unexpected times for about a year and a half after my youngest left home. It does get easier. Congrats on all the achievements. Life is meant to be lived, right? You are living yours beautifully, it would appear, with much love and generosity.

  12. Congrats to that handsome young man of yours!!! Great pic---and it looks and sounds like your time with hubby was fantastic!

    xo Oh bittersweet are these transitions. Today...we looked at two colleges, ...I still think she's 10 Tamera.

  13. Tamera, this is so beautiful! And you surf?!!! Such gorgeous photos... Please tell me when your creations will be available in your store. I am looking forward to owning one of your pieces someday. :-)

  14. Congrats to the graduate!! I am anxiously awaiting pics from the Queen B BUT know you have been uber busy! Thinking of you!

  15. Love the sunglasses pic. It's fun to see your photo progression - you have a great eye. Beautiful subjects and photos

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