If this beauty of a lamp were just a teeny bit taller, I'd snag it for my living room. I need (ahem, want) a funky green or yellow vintage lamp for a little color.
I have an obsession with making (sometimes buying) my kids matching outfits on Easter and Christmas. I even made myself a matching skirt last Easter. This time around, I had found some clearance green sweater fabric, and wanted to make this vest for the boys. I made up Addie's cropped sweater, then did a simple double layer elastic waist skirt. The idea also came from here. I've made elastic waist skirts before, about a million of them. Why haven't I ever thought of a double layer? It's so cute and easy, I'll definitely be doing it again. The skirt and bowtie fabric came from some curtains that my mom gave to me. I know it doesn't look like it actually matches the sweaters very well, but I promise that in person it does!
Besides the cute kid faces, I really can't stand these pictures. I took them really fast after church, just outside on our teeny porch. I need to find a good place for picture taking around our apartment, there aren't too many options that I've found so far.
I like keeping up on fashion - seeing what the new color of the season is, the new trends, I always get the September issue of Vogue, etc. Doesn't mean I always look so fashionable, but I try to use my closet staples and add a few trendy items every once in awhile. Even if it's just an accessory like a new necklace or belt.
Lately, I've been following the blog Kendi Everyday. I heard about this blog from my friend Brooke, who is always super stylish herself, and should have a style blog of her own! Kendi is a cute girl that lives in Texas, and posts her adorable outfits almost daily. And what I especially like is that she tells where she bought her pieces, or where you can find something similar. There are so many ensembles of hers that I love and have tried to replicate with my own closet. Sometimes successfully, and sometimes not so much! I really love the above stripes on stripes combo she's doing.
Do you have any fashion blog favorites?
Don't you love beautiful wooden toys, even if they're for kids? If I had it my way, my kids would only own old-fashioned wooden toys that look as good on the shelf as they are fun to play with. Like these spinning tops, found at The Wooden Wagon. My dad has a similar top that he always gets out when the kids come over....I think I'll be adding to his collection with one of these beauties.
all images from The Wooden Wagon
Anyone still there? I hope so! I'm back into the online world again, with a new header and everything! Are we over chevron prints yet? Even if the design world is, I don't think I ever will be. Love a good chevron. A lot has happened over the last 4 months since I last posted, among other things:
new job for the hubs
we had our third baby in january
a move to wyoming!
Wyoming is a big change from Oregon, everything seems totally different. Some things I've noticed so far - there are no trees, people wave at you in the car even when they don't know you, the town I live in has to be the muddiest in America, the schools are really great, fruit and vegetables are expensive (compared to OR) because everything comes from so far, and our new little community is quite the happening place despite its' small size.
Anyway, my new plan is to post at least 3 times a week. I just can't keep up the everyday thing with a new babe. I was too overwhelmed, hence the blogging hiatus. And I plan to add in a little more of my sewing projects and shop updates, since that's what takes up most of my free time these days. How's that sound? I need you to keep me in line!
In honor of my new home state, you can get 15% off anything at cm crafts when you enter the code "wyoming" at checkout. It's good until May 20th! I also have a spring sale going on, so you can really score some things at a good price. Lots of new bloomers are up, in some really great vintage prints, and I'll soon be adding some fabulous little fascinators, cocktail hats, hairpieces...whatever you want to call them.
Some more fun finds coming up too here on Care's Finds!!