Carolynn Giordano Lemke - Owner of Two Brunettes


Entries in my personal life (18)


10 months old! 

my baby girl was 10 months old last week! She is getting so big, I can't believe all the things she can do. It is such a crazy feeling the changes that happen daily with the little ones. I'm already planning her 1st birthday, I can't believe how fast this year is flying by. 


Holy Busy + 7 months old! 

We, as in Clara and I are so busy over here at Two Brunettes! It is insane, and a dream come true all at the same time. I am booked out months in advance, which is a dream all in itself. The illustration orders are flying in, and I am just beyond excited for all the love and support over the new website. With that said, my blog has been so neglected it is not even funny! I am going to try to be better at the updates. Between work and how friggen fast my daughter is growing up, I am having a hard time keeping up with the blog! I would love to say she is filling my papers, helping me organize my finances and choosing which color palettes to implement next, however it is double duty as all you Mommas know. We are crawling everywhere, eating lots of fun foods, and busier than ever! Toys who needs them when you can get into everything else. Love her so much, and thankful I work from home and don't miss a beat of her life! She is over 7 months old, what the heck. 


Our Little Home: Roses in Bloom

It's that time of year! Our house is filled with red roses from our budding rose bush, and I love it.

I think I turned everything I owned this morning into a vase, including my trusty duck creamer. Mini vase! Happy Summer. 


Clara's Baptism on The Sweetest Occasion

We baptised Clara this past weekend! Head on over to The Sweetest Occasion to check out details from the party! Thanks for having us Cyd! 


Clara 14 weeks!

We've made it! 

I feel like making it past the 3 month mark is huge! Clara is turning into a real little person, she is so much fun and a joy to be around. Newborns are tough, but I think the thing that was toughest for me is that you just can never have an idea of what they want. Once Clara gave me that first smile, everything has been uphill from there.  At 14 weeks, Clara is laughing, rolling, sucking on her fingers as you can see, talking a ton of baby talk, holding things, raising her feet,head, and loving her baths! I can picture what she might be like when she gets older. She loves patterns and curtains! Pattern designer?? haha. She also loves to shop! Perfect baby for me.  We have also gotten into the best routine for my work scheduled and I feel so fortunate that I can work and still spend quality time with her. So it IS possible! We are so lucky, I know there are still going to be new obstacles to over come but I feel like I am getting the hang of this Mom thing! We can't wait for spring weather, walks outside and exploring new things. 


Happy Weekend!

Happy weekend everyone!! Posting has been super light this week due to craziness around the studio, all great things, can't wait to share some new developments next week. Clara and I can't wait for spring can you tell? Lets go warm weather, we need to go for some walks. This weekend I am hoping to catch up on some of my favorite blogs, I feel like I don't even know whats going on!!

xo! PS. I need this cupcake dress for me! 


It's beginning to look a lot like...

I couldn't be with my side of the family this thanksgiving, in case of baby coming, so I was really bummed. However, I had a wonderful and relaxing 4 days with my husbands family, pets, and our friends. There was too much eating and napping by all (except me, im wired), it was wonderful. I also cheated and have been decorated for christmas for about 2 weeks now, call it nesting, I needed to get those babies up and ready! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. 


Maternity Leave

It is that time! I didn't know when or how to do this but I need to put this little message up today. I could have our little girl any day now, and I don't want to leave any clients waiting in the wings for me. All current projects and quotes out will be taken care of but any new clients for the next several weeks I will be spending time with my family as we anticipate and celebrate the birth of our baby girl! Please inquire within about pricing and quotes by clicking The Baby is Coming button on the right. New projects will not be started until after the new year, unless I decide that I can handle some new things before then I will be sure to let everyone know. This is our first baby so I am not sure what to expect! Thanks so much and thank you for being so supportive! 

sweet journal and photo by The Paper Dialogues


Guest Post on Oh Hello Friend!

If you didn't see yet I had a little guest post over on Oh Hello Friend on tuesday. My mini collection! Thanks for having me Danni.


Oscar Party Recap

Oh the Oscars, boy do we love dress gawking, ballot filling, and meal planning once a year for our Annual Oscar Party. Usually it just ends up being my husband and I, but this year we actually got to plan a party! As I said earlier, Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion came over last weekend to help me craft up cute little goodie bags, and items for the party.

The theme of our party was a film noir inspired old hollywood vibe, decorated with yellows, golds, creams and browns. We created little bags for popcorn, and snacks to go with several best picture nominees. Note the American Airlines  "air plane snacks" for Up in the Air! 

Each attendee to our party brought a dish inspired by each film. We had so much food it was unbelievable. At the end of the night the ballot winner took home a pot of money and the official winner plaque, very serious. I did not defend my title this year, but I will prevail next, watch out.