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Fallin’

fallIt’s been a while, my dear readers, almost three months. After almost four years of blogging, I have now learned that it’s ok to question your posts, to wonder if they have become too repetitive or too boring. It’s ok to take some time to think, to have massive brainstorming sessions and conversations with your troubled and somewhat confused brain, to think about quitting without really having the intention to do so, to sit, breathe and regroup, to get ready and start doing it all over again. When I started Sweet n’raw, it was the only project I had going on in my life. Then came the freelancing and while that was happening (still is) my second baby started taking form. That baby is about to hatch from an egg I’ve been brooding like the hell of a nurturing mother hen that I am (that nurturing quality of mine is reserved to projects and puppies… Little persons, not so much).

My second project, which will be revealed soon enough, also made it hard for me to juggle the blog and my upcoming project. I couldn’t quite figure out how to separate one from the other until I understood that it wasn’t about separating, it was all about combining and that’s exactly what I did. I am armed and ready to start with the new and improved Sweet n’raw. That’s why I wanted to to kick things off with one of my favorite quotes of all-time, a quote about new beginnings, about chances, about Fall. From the talented Mr. Scott Fitzgerald:

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall”.

And since today marks the first day of Fall, let’s start fresh, let’s start all over again. Welcome back my sweet readers, it’s always a pleasure to draw and publish only for you!

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Little Miss Bikini

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It’s that time of the year again… I spend the entire year longing for July! Why? Because of Summer, warm weather, beach getaways, darker skin, fun nights and colorful swimwear. Need I say more? For Sweet n’raw, Summer means one thing, it’s time for our Bikini special. Every July, for three years in a row, I have been putting together different styles, looks and trends for you to try out when hitting the beach or the pool (I’m more of a pool person). This year, even though I’m a little behind on my posting, I’m ready to give you some Summer fashion you will never forget along with some fun, bright and season illustrations. Are you ready?

We love Summer, because in the Summer skin gets darker, hair gets lighter, music gets louder, water gets warmer, nights get longer, life gets better.

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Hello Spring!

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Tomorrow we officially welcome the prettiest seasons of the year (even if thanks to Mexico´s lovely climate, I have been wearing shorts and sandals for about three weeks now), Spring! It’s time to get those heavy coats and boots inside some boxes and start wearing lighter and cheerier clothes. I know, I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do, but there is an explanation, something I will be able to reveal to you soon (hopefully). In the meantime, I’m celebrating the warmer weather and in a week or so, my birthday. Yes, another year, another candle burning (I have to confess that each year I get less excited, Sophie Pan is kind of taking over). Anyway, back to what concerns us today: Spring has sprung and I couldn’t be happier about it! What’s your favorite season of the year? You already know mine!

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THE SOPHIE REWARDS

sophie rewardsIt’s the first post of the year and yes, I have been MIA for a couple of weeks now (and I deeply apologize for my absence). Let me start off by wishing you a wonderful year 2014! I hope you had a lot of fun in your holidays! I hope those skinny, skinny jeans still zip after the “eating and drinking” extravaganza. I hope you had a wonderful time around your families and loved ones! And last but not least, I hope you are ready to work hard and play hard so you can make 2014 the best year of your life.

I’ve always been a New Year’s Resolutions kind of gal, stop smoking, drink less beer, hit the gym at least 4 times a week, smile more, worry less, call my friends often, spend quality time with my family, be organized, write and draw my ideas more clearly (trying to guess what I was thinking when I drew that illegible scrawl on my Moleskine is as annoying as a butt pimple) and my list could go on and on… Sticking to those resolutions is hard, but when there’s a reward at the end of the sacrifice tunnel, things get easier, happier and really, really exciting. So here for you, even though we are halfway through January already, the Sophie Rewards.

Every resolution needs a reward! Why? Because rewards taste so damn good!

What are your resolutions and rewards?

Happy 2014!

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