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The Easiest Way to Update a Ho-Hum Bookshelf

Audrey’s room has been an in-process project for well over a year. (Please tell me I’m not the only one whose projects drag on way longer than expected?!) We started with this design board idea, made the first updates, added a darling gallery wall and a cute diy bulletin board.  Things are going slowly, but […]

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a special day at the american girl doll store

Audrey turned 5 last week. Every parent throughout history has asked the same question when their baby turns a year older: how did that go so fast? And you can add me into that group. She is our baby and the fact that she just turned five only reiterates the fact that she’s no longer […]

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audrey’s 5th birthday invitations

My baby is turning 5. What?! She’s just the best. She brings a girly flair to our family with her constant songs and dancing, she makes us all laugh and maaaybe has her daddy wrapped around her finger. Possibly her mommy and brothers, too. The kids and I talk about our favorites all the time […]

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what she wears (dressing Audrey)

Since the day she was born, I have loved dressing my girl. I like classic styles, easy and comfortable with a little bit of color and pattern thrown in for fun. It’s how I dress myself and what I gravitate to when shopping for Audrey. My baby is now four, and sometimes she has an […]

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joyfolie loveliness + a discount

Among the most beautifully made, beautifully designed and beautifully photographed products available today, Joyfolie shoes and clothing ranks high, high, high up there in my books. What once started as a creative mama sewing baby shoes for her little girl has grown into a gorgeous company with new styles being added frequently. The designs are […]

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additions and progress in Audrey’s room

Audrey’s new bedroom was put on hold for the past month or so to finish up other projects, but now I’m back at it and excited to get things put together.  To keep you in the loop, this is the direction I’m going.  The walls were painted with Sherwin Williams Pure White (nice, maybe a […]

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tiny dancer photoshoot with my baby girl

When Paige was here this past fall, we set out one very chilly morning for a girly photoshoot at this gorgeously dilapidated old farmhouse nearby. Paige styled the whole thing – choosing our outfits and bossing us around with how to do our hair (kidding. She’s not bossy. But she did have a vision and […]

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tea party birthday

We celebrated our little Audrey-girl with a pretty tea party that was every bit as sweet and happy as she is. Using a color palette of pinks, oranges, gold and black and white kept everything cohesive without being overly themed and made decorating really fun for me. I started with these cute tea-bag invitations: A […]

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a fancy party {audrey turns three}

Our little darling turned three last week and we threw her a fancy party. {the invites as seen here} The theme was a mix of fancy/glitter/crowns/gold/silver/girly/ruffles/polkadots. How’s that for a concise theme? The table was set with a ruffled tablecloth {made painstakingly by me}, place setting paper placemats {from here}, silver vessels filled with inexpensive […]

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book week: favorite books for girls

Here we are – half way through book week. Have you enjoyed all of the great book suggestions? I have a handful to check out that were recommended in the comments. If you have any other favorites, please be sure to leave a comment and let us know! So let’s talk about favorite books for […]

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I went with my daughter to the ballet

  Last Saturday was a special day for me and my baby girl {who is really not a baby anymore}. In our neighborhood of friends, there is a little group of girls all about the same age. It is the most darling thing to watch these girls become friends and do girly things together. Each […]

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little pink toesies

It is a right of passage for every mommy of a daughter … and one I’ve been waiting for for a long time. Painting the toes of my baby girl. It’s such a silly thing to be excited about, but I really have been looking forward to this moment in motherhood. A few minutes with […]

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she’s two

In January 2010, this blog was born. It had been around for a few months prior, but it really came to life right around the new year. I was very, very pregnant with No.4 – our first girl – and those first few posts often centered around her. Her nursery, her name, girlie projects and […]

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the sweetest little dollies you ever did see

I made a few dolls for a few special little girls in my life. She is wearing a cable knit ruffle-front sweater {not the easiest material to sew, but oh so cute} with yellow dot bubble skirt. A little suit of jersey ruffles – sweet and simple. Sawyer is funky with a polka-dot top, floral […]

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thinking pink

I’m not a color girl. When I tear out images from magazines, they are generally very neutral, containing a lot of black, white & taupe. My house is pretty colorless as is my closet. I’m not sure if it is a commitment thing or just what my eye is drawn to, but i still prefer […]

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