January 27, 2016

Black and White and Red All Over

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January 24, 2016

The Tale of the Button Front Skirt

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January 13, 2016

Copper Pearl Bibdanas + Giveaway!


Don't these cute bibs just kill you? As soon as I put one on Lily I can't help but say "Aww." When her daddy comes home and sees her dressed in one, he always says, "Look at this trendy little baby!" or "Look at this little fashionista!" These bandana bibs instantly make any baby outfit a little more fun and trendy. I reached out to Copper Pearl when I saw how adorable their products are and they were kind enough to give me two different sets- the Alpine and Jewel sets. I love that the Alpine set is gender neutral so that I can use these bibs with my next baby... or babies! They are adjustable so they will fit Lily until she's 36 months! Eve even asks to wear one sometimes!
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January 8, 2016

Letters to Lily: Nine Months


Dear Lily,

I've let three whole months go by without writing you a letter! Life has been pretty hectic with holidays, your sister's birthday, and moving into our first house. So I'm sorry! One of my New Years Resolutions is to document our lives better so hopefully your next letter will be one time.

Obviously you have changed a lot since I last wrote one of these! You are a super speedy crawler now. If you see something you want, you fly across the floor to get to it. You also love to eat absolutely everything you see on the floor so I always have to race you to stop you from putting things in your mouth. Your sister is one messy little three-year-old and is always dropping things on the floor for you to get- tiny toys, playdoh, food you shouldn't be eating, and little bits of wrappers. This phase was a lot easier to go through with Eve. She didn't put things in her mouth very often. Probably because she didn't have an older sister to leave things out for her!

Another thing that is different from Eve is that you are a much better eater. It's always been a struggle with Eve but you are pretty open to everything. But you still have some opinions on food. You don't really like banana. You'll try a piece and will refuse to have any more. It's one of the only things you do that with. You really love peaches and strawberries.

You have started experimenting with standing. Yesterday you kept grabbing onto me, pulling yourself up, and letting go. A few times you stayed like that for a few seconds! But you're just too tiny to be walking, so don't get any ideas. That would just look too crazy.

Things are a little tricky between you and your sister. You love being around each other but you have conflicts pretty frequently. You knock her blocks over, she steals your toys. You stand up by holding onto something she's sitting on and she pushes you over. Eve also seems to think that she's in charge of what you can and can't have in your mouth. And she seems to think that nothing is allowed in your mouth, so she's always taking things away from you. I'm working on it.

You do the cutest things right now. You've just learned how to clap, wave, and give high-fives. Also, when you get really excited you do a big smile (exposing your two tiny teeth on the bottom of your mouth), scrunch up your eyes, nod your head repeatedly, and bob your whole body up and down. It makes me laugh every time you do it.

You're going through a clingy phase at the moment. You continuously want to be held or for me to sit next to you all day. So it's hard to get things done. You've also entered your making messes phase. You like to pull everything off of shelves and out of drawers. Yesterday you emptied a box of tissues and today I found you sitting in a pile of unraveled toilet paper. I was already fighting a losing battle with keeping the house cleaned. I think I'm doomed now.

Right now you have blondish-brown hair that just keeps getting lighter. Your dad had blonde hair as a toddler and it looks like you will too. Your eyes are gray at the moment with a little bit of green in the middle of them. They're a very unique color! It will be interesting to see if they change at all as you get older. My eyes got lighter and greener over time, so we'll see!

I love you, my little Lily Pilly! I'm so glad I get to be your mother.

Love,
Mom









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January 1, 2016

Best of 2015

Happy New Year!


I hope you all had a fun night last night! I was lucky enough to celebrate New Years in both fun and relaxing ways. The night before NYE I attended an awesome blogger party hosted by Natashia of Canary Jane. And then last night I cuddled in bed with my hubby and watched Netflix until midnight. What did you do?

This year was an amazing one for my family. In March, Lily joined our family. I love having two little girls. As frustrating and mentally exhausting as it is to care for them at times, it is also so rewarding. Those moments were they giggle at each other, when Lily gives me a huge smile, or when Eve gives me an unexpected hug or kiss, somehow make up for all of the tantrums. And believe me, there are a lot of tantrums in my house. Alright, I'll admit it, some of them are mine. Can't let Eve take the fall for all of them.

We also bought our first home! Yay! We moved in last week and things are super crazy! I'm just glad I know where my toothbrush is.

And, as usual, I had a lot of fun blogging in 2015. I made some new internet friends, attended a couple of blogger events, and posted A LOT of outfit photos.

So thank you for following along! I'm excited for this year! I plan on working even harder on this blog. I'll be bringing a little more beauty and DIY projects into the mix this year. Because I'm also passionate about those things and I'd love to share my creations with you!

Let's say goodbye to last year with a little roundup of my favorite outfits of 2015!


January
             

Original posts here and here
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