IN HER SHOES: CAITLIN CREER

When I saw this picture:



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I knew I had to “meet” the mastermind behind this amazingly chic room that came in at $250 bucks. I was certain we were destined to be friends.



So, of course I bothered her with an email professing my love for that amazing room and asking for business advice from professional to another and oh yea begging her to be part of IN HER SHOES.



It didn’t take much begging, because Caitlin is as sweet as they come and said yes right away.



So sit back, relax and enjoy a day in the life of Caitlin!

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7:30 a.m.


I hear a little cry from the next room. The baby is up. I roll over and convince my husband to go get him and feed him breakfast so I can sneak in a couple more minutes of sleep. I am not a morning person. Fifteen minutes later I'm up and snuggling with my babe. He's a wiggly one so this lasts about 1 minute. I check my email and read the morning blog updates while the little guy watches thomas the train. We head out side for some play time



9:00 a.m.


Time for nap. I'm cleaning up the house when I get a call about a a last minute client meeting. I scramble to find a baby sitter on short notice. Luckily Grandpa is available. Now I'm on fast forward. Hop into the shower. Print out documents for my client meeting. Hair, makeup, jewelry. I'm ready to go. Grandpa arrives and I'm out the door.



10:00 a.m.


Client meeting for a very exciting project which I am keeping a surprise. We pick out a paint color {Benjamin Moore is my favorite line} and talk about our time frame for the project. Look at furnishings and talk about fabrics. Another meeting is set for next week. I make a couple of stops on the way home at some nearby boutiques. Nothing interesting though.



11:30 a.m.


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Home. Winston is awake and being so silly. We get him dressed and head to lunch with Grandpa to one of our our favorite places, Cafe Rio. If you are ever in Utah, Arizona, or Las Vegas you need to try this place. After lunch I coax grandpa into running errands with us so that he can help with Winston.



12:30


Homegoods. Ah I love this store. Looks like they just got a new shipment. I have to stock up today for a big project. Lamps and mirrors are on my list. We are at a loss in the lamp department but hit the jackpot on mirrors. All the people in the check out line are giving me very strange looks for having 2 shopping carts full of mirrors.



1:15 p.m.


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Thrift store. I pretty much stalk thrift stores. Whenever I am around one I try to pop in for just a minute. Sometimes I leave with nothing, and sometimes I find bags full! Today is a good day. I spot some very strange but interesting pink lamps straight from the 70's on my way down stairs. My first stop, the  glassware section. I find a ceramic bird to add to my little collection, a cool glass bowl. I also leave with a beautiful porcelain blue matelasse throw {only $4} that will go perfect in my bedroom, a great octagonal faux bamboo mirror {hmm. what color to paint?} some vintage children's clothing {which I also have a huge stash of} a vintage blue suitcase, and the most darling blue and white tea plates.



2:00 p.m.


Nap time. We say goodbye to grandpa and put the little one down. Time for Laundry. Ugh. How does it pile up so quickly? After getting a load in I sit down at the computer to do some research for a client. All the sudden I realize I've spent an hour and a half looking at coffee tables. I am loving a square mirrored option from Horchow.



4:00 p.m.


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Baby is awake. Smiling from ear to ear. We have a snack and head to the park.
Sandbox. Swing. Steal other kids toys. It is a beautiful sunny day.



5:00 p.m.



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Fix dinner for the little one {which ends up all over the floor} and wait for Daddy to come home. We hang out as a family and go for a little walk around the neighborhood, and catch up on our day.



6:00 p.m.





Out the door again. I'm headed to visit a project site and look at the new paint color. But first I need a pedicure, since after all I am taking a picture of my feet for this post. On the way I stop at Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware to see what is new. I end up leaving with some beautiful linen pillow covers {only $13.99} and some simple glass vases.



7:15 p.m.



Visit project site. Paint looks great. Crown molding looks amazing. The painters are still finishing up a couple of things but really close to being done. I unload all the mirrors filling my car and take some measurements. Time to go home. I am spent.



8:00 p.m.



Home for good. The baby is asleep. I flip through the channels a bit while I chat with my husband and check my favorite blogs {yes I am a multitasker}. I'm exhausted, but admiring my new nail color { a fiery hot pink} and excited about going fabric shopping tomorrow. After watching a bit of HGTV I remember I have a brand new issue of Elle Decor sitting in my bedroom so I opt for a bubble bath and stylish interiors.



10:00 p.m.



The house is clean and quiet and I'm done for the the day. Off to bed!



Oh and my shoes, lovely gold sandals for me and navy blue saltwater sandals for Winston. I thought it was only fair to include him since he is my partner in crime.



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A big thank you Caitlin and I hope you all enjoyed taking in a day with her and Winston. How sweet is their shoe shot! Ah love it.



Hope you all have a lovely weekend. It’s suppose to be rain filled here in NY, which I guess means I won’t feel guilty staying inside and hopefully finish some more projects around the house!



I also forgot to mention yesterday that I took part in a fun Back to School series over at Domestikated Life make sure you go check it out!

xoxo,



Camila

28 comments:

Haven and Home said...

Now that is multitasking! What a wonderful day! This is the best series Camila!

ms. less is always more said...

Fun day! I have recently found Caitlin's blog as well and enjoying it!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I love Caitlin. She is so sweet and talented! I am so glad that she has found a broader audience with which to share her wonderful talents. :)

Sweet Nothings said...

She is so talented! After i featured that room on my blog, i ran out to homegoods to get the trellis sheets. I am using it as a table cloth for now, and will soon be using a pillowcase to recover some chairs!!

christina said...

I love this series! I'm off to check out her blog...can't wait. Looks like I'm going to love it!

mrosev14 said...

That is very cute! You picked a great designer for in her shoes!

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

It was great to meet Caitlin. Off to check out her blog!

LindsB said...

This is great! I love Caitlin and love her blog. What a fun day she had, I'm jealous of all her thrift store finds.

Have a good weekend!!

Design Esquire said...

Great post!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Awesome post! Each Friday, I realize just how much I am living vicariously through these designer/moms!
Precious shoe shot!

bluehydrangea said...

Great post, love seeing what others are up to!

Deliciously Organized said...

Another great blog you've introduced me too! -carlee

MaryBeth said...

She does more in one day then I do in a month! And I am not joking! MB

Southern Aspirations said...

What a fun look at her day! Wow, exhausting!

RLG said...

LOVE this aspect of your blog. It's fascinating and I'm hooked! Kind of like looking in peoples windows as you stroll outside at dusk. xoxo

Michelle said...

Now, that's a busy life...seems so long ago that my kids were little like that :) so cute!

I have also re-discovered thrift stores...just found two great bamboo looking chairs. I'm off to read Caitlin's blog...thanks for the introduction Camila!

Best,
Michelle

Yansy said...

I love Caitlin and her work! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful day with us.

vintagelaundress said...

she is quite a talent - Great post! Glad to have found you!

Lauren said...

how does she do it all?!!! Wow, she seems so sweet & energetic!!!

great one!! love this series!!
xoxoox

Maria Killam said...

I love these posts, they are just so great to get a peek at another designer's life like that! Love her shoes!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

fabulous post & what a whirlwind day! great to read about other people's adventures. just went over caitlin's site & saw her wonderful work & on a budget, too?! how amazing!

christi said...

what a GREAT post ... i love this section!

Emily said...

Great post and I love that room that Caitlin did on the cheap! Love this series you are doing!

Kate said...

Amazing! I love this woman... always have... (yes, she is my sis-in-law) but from the moment I met her, I knew she was something special! She is so talented!

Tamstyles said...

loved that one..she was a doll and that baby so cute! great job.

Centsational Girl said...

What a lovely post, and that headboard is TDF! I love this series.

Rita said...

Caitlin is very talented. Her work reflecting her talent.

Rita


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Blueprint Bliss said...

So fun. Love that she included Winston's shoes along with hers!