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I started teaching Luna how to use a camera. How to zoom in and out, and how to hold it. I’m not a professional photographer so we are starting on automatic. She seemed very into it, actually she loves it, in the past she has taken my camera during parties and just starts shooting. I love it. I loved cameras as a little girl, through high school/college, and though I am not perfect, I still love capturing moments.

Jan 22, 2014


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“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014″

Saturday lunch at Someburger in the Houston Heights neighborhood.

Chicken: She is quite the little poser lately.

Piggy: Funny faces all the time, like whoa.

Jan 22, 2014

Stylish dress book project

In an attempt to better my sewing skills this year, I am going to try to sew my way through this Japanese book.

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I received it as a gift a few years ago and it has been sitting on my shelf for years now taunting me with the cutest dresses ever, and they look pretty simple too!

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But there is one small minor detail…the book is written in Japanese. Whomp whomp! I do not read japanese. At first I figured i could follow the patterns that came with the book but that was really overwhelming. So I am teaming up with a friend to work my way through it and will share each step along the way!

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I can’t wait to get started on this project and have a few handmade dresses hanging in my closet! Wish me luck!!!!



Jan 17, 2014




Luna: Upset I’m making her stop from rolling down the hill to take a picture.
Kahlo: He couldn’t figure out how to roll down the hill, so he “army-crawled” all the way down and loved it.

If you live in Houston, you know the Herman Park Hill is a classic spot to learn how to roll down a hill! Next time we are taking cardboard boxes!

Jan 14, 2014




“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014″

Luna and Kahlo, my kiddos full of energy, all day, everyday. It’s exhausting but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

*These photos taken by a sweet 10 yr old, that took over my camera at the park, she did great!

I plan on letting Luna take photos of Hec and I throughout the year and attempt to teach her how to use manual mode on the camera.

Jan 14, 2014

Happy New Year….

Well… Happy 2nd week of January!

As most of you know, I (Erika) have two growing kiddos and a day time job in Pediatric Physical Therapy. It’s been super fun the last couple of years getting to know the maker community and making friends along the way!!! However, none of my “roles” were getting my full commitment, and to me, family is first! My babies are growing and I don’t want to miss one minute from them! I’ll be helping my husband with his company, spending quality time with my family and friends and showing up to work with my kiddo patients bright eyed and bushy-tailed!

Like my sister said, getting to be part of a such a tight knit community has been amazing. It really is nice to have a group of people who sincerely support each other. For now it will be nice to focus on other projects, my job as a full time bilingual teacher and going on a few adventures. And of course sharing those experiences here along the way…

So we decided to pull back a bit from the late night sewing binges, and focus on blog content. Our best sellers, Bow tie Necklace & Super Hero Cape, will be kept in production with new variations coming soon!

Stay tuned for a couple fun blog posts from Jess and I and keep up with our adventures on Instagram @holadeardeer and Facebook @HolaDD

As always, we will continue to support the growing maker community in Houston.

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Jan 10, 2014

3 years ago..

Three years ago yesterday, we lost our grandma, Mamita Nita.  Seeing someone take their last breath was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to witness, but I’m grateful my huge family was able to fill her room and be with her until the end. I’m forever grateful for her toughness, as it defintely made my Mom and Aunts some of the toughest women I know, and I can proudly say that my sisters, cousins and I all carry a little of it with us.

Three years ago, I was going through a lot of roller coaster of emotions, birthing my second beautiful baby, celebrating my birthday and losing my grandma, all within 3 weeks of each other. But I will always remember and cherish the moments we all spent with her; as kids hanging out in her apartment after Saturday CCE classes, my whole family cramming into her tiny apartment after Sunday mass, and the times I could always count on her to make me lunch while I hung out at her apartment between 2 jobs and college courses I was taking, her delicious pecan pie, sweet smile and those look she gave when she wasn’t happy with something, like when she found out we would be naming our daughter, Luna!!

Three years ago, my 2 cousins and myself were all expecting and due within months of each other, me being the last one in September. And though it may not be true, who knows, it almost felt like she waited to meet and hold my sweet Kahlo before leaving us.

The one thing I’ve learned from this is that you shouldn’t let petty things get in the way of your relationships, like money or holding on to old grudges. There is no time for that, be happy, let it go and spend time with your family, your friends. Be happy.

We all miss you Mamita.


Oct 17, 2013

Birthday Party Fun!

Kahlo’s 3rd birthday was a couple weeks ago and this year we planned a Buzz Lightyear / Toy Story birthday party.  He has been OBSESSED with these movies since he was ONE!!!  He can still watch the movies over and over again and laugh hysterically as if it’s his first time watching them… The boy is obsessed. It’s the cutest.

His first bday party was Luchador themed and his second was Hamburger & Pizza themed. Turning three means he now has his own opinion on clothes, cartoons, food, etc… so when we asked him what kind of birthday party he wanted he naturally said Buzz Ligthyear…

For the first year, his party was rained on, but we managed to pack the house with lots of family and friends and celebrate!!! My Dad had the most AMAZING balloon guy come over, I think the parents were in more awe than the kids!

Kahlo is 3, he is funny, give the best hugs, makes super silly faces, speaks in awesome whole sentences, loves Aquabats, Toy Story, Power Rangers and is learning so much at “little school”

I love you my little Libra twin, and I love seeing you grow into the most awesome little human being. You will do great things, I know it.


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Oct 14, 2013

Friendly Friday /// Stephanie Campbell


Stephanie Campbell resides in Austin, TX!  We met her through a mutual friends and instantly fell for her drawings! She has designed our logo and our ‘Sisters BEFORE Misters’ t-shirt.  She is extremely easy to work with, we flood her with our ideas and she executes them just as we pictured!!! I love her vibrant colors in her drawings and she also makes the coolest paper dolls! ….hello Woody Allen!!!

1. What inspired you to start drawing? 
Art was definitely my outlet & distraction from being the outsider in my suburban High school. I decided to go to college to study animation, which I ended up not doing anything with as a career, unfortunately. But, one of my goals is to get back into doing animation as a hobby. I painted a lot in college, lots of depressing portraits of weird looking people with bruised faces – very Egon Schiele-esque and totally not my thing anymore, but painting gave me a kind of confidence I never had before because I could see that people responded positively to my art. I transitioned out of painting and a few years ago, I started doing more cartoony illustrations, pen and marker drawings & dioramas, and making paper and felt crafts.
2. Name three things you can’t live without.
Black felt-tip pens, Prismacolor markers, and a happy home
3. What is your favorite spot in the city?
Quack’s is my favorite bakery, Butler Park has my favorite view of Downtown Austin, and I love any restaurant that doesn’t have an hour long wait!
4. What was your favorite song or album in high school? And currently?
Oh, man – I used to love pop-punk music when I was a teenager. Saves The Day’s album Through Being Cool was my JAM! Currently, one of my favorite albums is The Carpenter by The Avett Brothers but my all-time favorite album is Tallahassee by The Mountain Goats
5. Describe your illustrations in three words.
Colorful, whimsical, fun
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Check out her portfolio for more goodies! Ess Eee See  I promise it does not dissapoint and will make you smile!

Oct 11, 2013

Friendly Friday/// William Witte

Will and I go way back to our early college years. I am so proud to say he is one of my closest friends and also a mega talented artist. And I’m not just saying that because he is my good friend. His art is dark and interesting, sometimes really funny but always full of emotion…

1. What inspired you to start drawing?

I have always been drawing and started painting in college out of a desire to go into deep financial debt with little hope of recovering.

2. Name three things you can’t live without.

Drawing, Dogs, Beer.

3. What is  your favorite spot in the city?

My home

4. What was your favorite song or album in high school? And currently?

I think Static Age by the Misfits and probably still the same.

5. Describe your art in three words.

Energetic, varied, strange.

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/// Please check out his website, for so much more art and news….. psssst he has an art show coming up in June in Brooklyn. ///

Oct 4, 2013