June 24, 2015

Father’s Day

This past Sunday was Father’s Day and since we’re all about “experience” presents rather than physical ones nowadays, Rowan and I took Derek to the Rock-A-Hula dinner and show that evening. It was delicious and fun and Rowan even hula danced during the dinner show when we thought she’d be too shy to go up in front of a crowd. That kid is getting braver and braver these days. It was a good night.

June 17, 2015

Song Release

Woo hoo!! YOU GUYS. I’m so excited to be releasing the first single off of my upcoming EP Ghost Of A Girl. It’s called "Wax & Wane” and it’s one of my favorites (besides the title track which will most likely be the next song I release). This has been a long journey and I still have a ways to go but I’m proud to be putting something out there into the world. I was determined to do this by myself and put out music that sounds like a full band instead of an acoustic album and I think I did that, which is enough in itself to make me feel like my goal was accomplished. Although there have been lots of roadblocks along the way this project is truly like my second child.. I love it and I hope you do too.

Share it with your friends and let me know what you think! Thanks so much for your support, interest and love! Means more than you know - V

Turn up those speakers and listen here or click on the “MUSIC” tab above!

June 15, 2015

Endless Summer

We woke up to a beautiful day, couldn't get our swimsuits on fast enough, packed up the car and beached it up for a few hours.

June 13, 2015


Rowan's out of school for the summer and we've been on lots of little adventures. But she got sick again recently and it was rainy (again) so we were stuck doing a lot of indoor stuff. We played games and baked, did some schoolwork (just free school lessons I printed off the internet to keep her in the school routine a bit), had a few dance parties, listened to a lot of Katy Perry, played some music (recorded some music too), went shopping and went to lunch a couple of times. 
It's been really nice having Rowan out of school even though I thought I would miss having those school hours to myself. She's acting so grown up these days and although she has her moments, she's been such a good girl and big help around the house. She's always been a picky eater but she's even been trying a lot of new foods and doing things that scared her only a few months ago. She's growing up so fast. So I'm relishing in this season that I have every day with her before she's off to school and I have my alone time again. Because let's be real, I probably only have a few more years (maybe less) of her wanting to hang out with me all of the time before her independence really kicks in and she's out with her friends or full-time school or whatever activities she's involved in and I'm no longer her #1 sidekick. So I'm soaking up this summer.

This picture was taken on her last day of school. 

June 08, 2015

Rowan Does My Makeup

This video was not planned but I don't think it would've been as cute if it had been. I did my makeup one morning and was on the computer (with my makeup bag sitting on the desk) when Rowan came in and asked if she could put lipstick on me. I started to take a picture but thought video would be cuter and the next thing I know, I've got the cutest footage ever. I love YouTube and Rowan has watched a lot of makeup and beauty tutorials with me but I was still shocked when she started talking to the camera once she realized I was going to record a video. It was a very cute moment and I love that I can show her this when she's older.