For Those That Gave All

28 May

Small Style :: Nostalgic Minnie

10 May

My daughter is so in love with this dress. She will most definitely be sad when it’s too small.


It was mine when I was little. I remember wearing it when I was Avi’s age to a Disney on Ice event, sitting in the front row and being so excited when I got attention from the stars because of the dress.


It’s almost as if she knows it’s special.


That she gets so excited to wear it.


When she wears it, she lights up and loves showing it off.

She even wanted to tell Harvey alllll about it.


Plus, it looks so lovely spilling out in a circle when she plays on Harvey. The polka dots, the lace, the bow, the ruffles.


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Hard Days

24 Apr

We move on Saturday.

Four days left.

Tonight, I’m suppose to be packing. Instead, I’m eating ice cream, watching Castle and drinking a glass of wine.

It’s been a rough day. Random things throughout the day, layer upon layer just being crappy.

Including learning that the book I preordered a while ago (the amazing Elizabeth Messina’s The Luminous Portrait) was going to be delivered next week….and if I changed the address so it would arrive to the new address, it would take even longer. So I canceled the order, figuring I’d just get it at Barnes and Noble on the way home. Yeah, Receiving didn’t even know which box they were in.

It helped. That I discovered she did the cover to Portland Bride & Groom. So I got to enjoy her images anyway!

Bookstore failed at getting @elizabethmessina 's book on its shelf so I have to wait, but pleasantly surprised to see her photo on the cover of Portland Bride & Groom!

Add into it the joy of being a woman and light food poisoning from the chili at Sweet Tomatoes, and I’m done.

So I’m taking a day off. Breathing and enjoying my daughter being in a good mood tonight, watching Dragon Tales quietly in her Minnie Mouse dress. The sounds of Ryan watching TV in the bedroom. Remembering the blessings I have in my life.

A great post by the amazing Kristen Kalp gives me permission!

I’ll see you tomorrow…when I’m in a better mood…

Don’t Forget…

20 Apr

                                                                                                                    Source: via Kathy on Pinterest

Small Style :: Layers Upon Layers

19 Apr

My daughter’s style makes me happy. She knows what she likes (Pink! Sparkly! Dresses!) and will only wear those things. Sometimes she will find something that she loves too (her black boots are a hit because they “look like mommy’s”) but most of the time it must be one of those three things.

Last night, we all got to sleep around 8 which was wonderful since all three of us were tired. The unfortunate thing with that is that she woke up early. Most weekday mornings, she doesn’t wake up until we get to the babysitter’s house. Today though, she snuck into the bathroom while I was showering. Her hand over her eyes to keep the light out of it, she turned off the fan (“too loud, momma!”) and asked if we were going to the new house now.

After explaining to her again that it was still several sleeps until we would be going to the new house, I convinced her to go pick out what she wanted to wear for today.

I get out of the shower to find her with piles of clothes laying around her as she is sorting through everything.

She found what she wanted to wear.

Forgive the dramatic forhead pose. And the messy pantry behind her. Let’s concentrate on the outfit my darling baby girl picked out.

Pink Dora Dress.
Pink Butterfly Skirt.
Pink Plaid Sparkly Pants.
Pink Sparkly Shoes.

She is set for the day!

For the day, she added on a pink zip up sweatshirt.

With her Baby Bunny and Balloons, checking before she crosses the street.

She was styling!

Oh, and she picked out my clothes too. Rocking my styling pink heels today!

This was the reaction when I asked her if I could bring other shoes in to work today:

Needless to say, I am still wearing those shoes!

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