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October 2017

    Shop OKOT

    Now Open: Shop Chicago Baby Onesies and Tees on Our Kind of Town!

    Hey friends! Some big news to share today. I’ve been awfully quiet here on the blog but that’s because I’ve been hard at work over the last few months learning all I can about the art and science of onesie printing: finding printers, creating designs, ordering test prints, learning about shipping (woof), and setting up an online store.

    It’s no secret that this little family of mine is a proud Chicago unit of three. (Make that four: our cat is also a huge fan.) My husband and I went into this whole parenthood business pretty confident that this windy city is an awesome place to raise babies and kids—and now that we’re knee deep in it all, we’re positive that’s the case. I’m so proud to raise Hudson in this diverse, vibrant city and I hope that however his life unfolds, he’ll always call Chicago home.

    So that was my inspiration in starting a shop for Our Kind of Town–a celebration of Chicago and all that it has to offer it’s biggest little fans.

    You can access the shop through this link or by clicking Shop in the top menu of this blog.

    It’s hard to draw a line in the sand and say today’s the day! We’re getting started. I’m a perfectionist and there are roughly 3-4 million more things I would like to do—mostly more designs to add, additional styles of shirts, and options for bigger toddlers. But perfection is the enemy of progress, as they say, and I’m so excited to share this with you all now.

    I’d love, love, love your feedback and ideas to help me learn and grow on this exciting new adventure. And if you have new ideas for onesies or tees you’d like to see, let me know!

    Laura

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    Illustrations

    Illustration: Halloween

    I was going to say… I haven’t done an illustration in FOR-EVER but then I realized that’s not true. I actually created a series of FOUR illustrations of women in tech for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Tech–a conference of 18,000 women working in technology. I also attended the conference (my first work trip away from Hudson!) and everything about that event is just amazing.

    Between the conference, a few freelance clients I’m working with, a new OKOT project that I’m SUPER excited to share soon and oh yeah–a curious, mobile Hudson… I’m not sure where September and the first half of October went.

    I shared on my portfolio site where I originally posted this girl that I’m finally feeling into Halloween this year (I was VERY into it in college, then subsequently over it for the last 10 years, ha.) and I think it’s because Halloween marks the start of the holiday season.

    I need to work on a Hudson update so that I can share all of his fun quirks and tricks lately. I think I finally believe every parent in the history of the world who says: “it just keeps getting better!”

    Happy Halloween, friends!

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