I recently worked on a collaboration with a Denver fashion blogger, Lacey of My Boring Closet, to show a real life perspective of how she wears the collection. When we were chatting about the sleepwear, she told me what a fan she is of classic pajamas and how she always feels a little like Zooey Deschanel when she retires for the evening in a matching pair of sleepwear. Don’t we all!? Take a look at photos from the post below to see how Lacey enjoyed waking up in her Violet Hour Fashion!

There are 13 days left to raise $18,614 for the collection on Kickstarter. Please spread the word and share on your Intsagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. The more traction we get to the Kickstarter page the better! Right now only 4% of the total pledges are from Kickstarter directly, otherwise it’s YOU, family and friends, and readers who are the backbone to this project and I sincerely appreciate it!

Starting a business is crazy hard and a ton of work, but I believe with your support I can make my funding goal!

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This post feels sentimental for many reasons. I haven’t posted in a LONG time because my free time is pretty much non-existent between my part time job, launching my fashion collection, the Violet Hour, and planning my wedding! Also, this blog turns 5 years old in a few months which is wild and even though my days posting are coming to a close, all the food, travel and fashion posts really did enrich my life over that time!

Here is the exciting news. The Violet Hour Fashion collection has launched!  I decided to use my fashion background to create a sleepwear line that embodies clean and classic silhouettes. Current market offerings are easily defined into pajamas, lingerie or activewear, yet the Violet Hour is more. It is the end to a busy day, when the sun sets and lights up the sky in purples, blues and violets. As night begins, every woman will choose their attire for maximum comfort. Instead of kitschy pajamas and sexy lingerie, the Violet Hour is comfortable and classic sleepwear that enables all women to feel beautiful in their own element.

Currently, my biggest push for the collection is additional funding to bring the designs to market quicker and to do that, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $27,628.00! There has been a ton of positivity around this collection and I am excited that so far my community has pledged $3,209 towards my goal. That is big love and support and I am so grateful! With Kickstarter if I don’t reach my goal 100%, I don’t get any of the funds that were pledged. It’s all or nothing and there are 20 more days to raise the additional funds needed. So do you see why every single one of you is important!? If all you can give is $5.00 – that means I am that much closer and it definitely helps.

With your support, I can reach my goal so please visit my Kickstarter to pledge and my website to learn more about my collection! The WordPress community has been an amazing place over the years to share my creativity and I hope you can support this entrepreneurial endeavor of mine!

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{all images copyright of Violet Hour Fashion}

the new adventure awaits

Very excited to share the news that this spring/summer I will be launching my own women’s fashion line! And now you know the reason for my absence from the Railways. All of my free time outside of my 9-5 has gone to this new venture, which has taken a toll on my content here. Recently I made a big change and will be working part time, that way I will have a lot more time to design and finish the launch of my apparel company. It’s scary to dive in to this idea and plan a wedding at the same time, yet here I go! I hope you follow along on the Railways the development of this line and when it launches, you will be the first to know. Sneak peek below!

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{she is} engaged!

This is a really exciting blog post so I will get to the point. My Mountain Man proposed! He set up the sweetest evening for us a few weeks back and I couldn’t have asked for more. We had had a delicious dinner at the Squeaky Bean, a farm to table restaurant in downtown Denver, and afterwards he surprised me by stopping by Union Station. We had drinks at the Cooper Lounge and my best friend and photographer Colleen, popped in while Mountain Man popped the question! I am a lucky lady to have amazing photos to keep the memories alive. To end the evening we stayed at the Crawford Hotel in Union Station, stocked with champagne and roses. Swoon. I mean. If anyone knows me, this was my favorite night ever.

Thanks to my guy for the evening, I can’t wait to marry my best friend!

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I feel like this blog post is an awkward lunch between two people who haven’t seen each other in a while. But this girl is busy! I am teaching a toddler and 4-8 year old ballet class on the weekends that is eating up my Bakey Katey time. Add in a few other projects that are taking up my evenings and my gourmet cooking is turning into pp&j’s. Don’t judge.

I did manage to make one healthy recipe lately. Blue Apron has some deliciously unique recipes and I love trying out new dishes. I picked their Thai Curry Chicken Meatball recipe that included rice noodles, baby bok choy, lemongrass and chicken meatballs in a red coconut curry. Yum!

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