Yep, I’m that mom

So yesterday Reagan and I had to do some back to school shopping for a needy family at church. Since we live in a very small town our Wal-Mart is not super, or open 24 hours or very well stocked. So armed with sizes and school supply lists we headed to Ottumwa where they have Dollar tree, Target and a super Wal-Mart. Unfortunately we had to go to all 3… I tried to get everything I needed at Target since I love them and try to avoid the other place at all cost but alas the list could not be completed until we made a stop at Wal-Mart.

Shopping for other people’s kids can be hard. Especially if you don’t have them there to try things on. Plus I have never had to buy kid size underwear so I was treading new waters to begin with…and Reagan was getting bored. I learned valuable lessons yesterday.

1. Never give her something to occupy her unless you intend to buy it. Grabbing some random thing off the shelf to entertain her since she had already gotten bored with the things you actually planned on buying will result in a ‘situation’ at the check out where you are unable to pry said object out of her clenched little fists and the check out lady will have to come around and scan it in her hands. No thank you, no need to remove the tag for her…you see that is the part she likes. Ugh, now we have an ugly pony with hair. At least it’s not plastic. Obviously Reagan is smarter than I am. She caught on much faster and thus receive something new at each store. I only realized it when I sat back and reflected on the day.

2. I learned that Reagan prefers to ride in the back of the cart where she can better inspect my choices and where she can discard any she doesn’t agree with. Pitching things over the side of the cart was great fun for her, less so for me. While I was trying to decide on underwear she managed to open the one pack I could settle on…

So I was the mom in Wal-Mart with the baby in the cart saying “Hi” to everyone and waving a pair of little boy’s tighty whities above her head…we got lots of laughs. Ahh memories

Feeling inspired…

Oh yeah…Let the living room make over begin.

Inspiration fabric has been selected

The pictures don’t really do the fabric justice but I love the yellows, reds, orange, greens and pops of turquoise. All my favorite colors. We will be painting the walls the warm harvest gold. I am super excited to get this project started. I am especially motivated by this….

Our new piano. Great condition, gorgeous mahogany wood gotten for a STEAL on craigslist!

Now to start trolling for a new couch. I abhor our couch. It was the one we had down in the basement of our old house. The set we had in the livingroom was much too large to fit in the trailer so we gave it to some friends. I know God will provide a replacement but in the mean time I need to break out the slip cover again. I took it off since Reagan spent her free time pulling it off.

Speaking of Reagan…guess who’s walking!!!!

I have been hunting down fun, cheap and cute DIY projects for home decor since I need new art work and vignettes. On my sewing to do list is slip covers for the throw pillows. I am super inspired by this one. Who wants to make it for me? Just kidding…although if you wanted to buy me the pattern…

I am finding lots of great ideas on Pinterest also…soooo addicting!

Happy Birthday Berklee

My little niece turns one in a few days and I had to hurry quick finish her dress and gift in hopes that it makes it there in time.

Her dress is a Miss Olivia Paige by the Handmade dress. I love Her patterns (you can probably tell). I used the blue colorway of this cupcake fabric for her sister’s birthday dress. Since Miss Berklee is a red head I thought the yellow would look adorable on her.

Back view

And a little rag doll. While her pigtails are indeed wonky, they aren’t quite this wonky..she was leaning on the orange pitcher. I made Reagan a black version of this baby doll in honor of our friend Zaria but Reagan made off with her before I could get pictures snapped and then….well, see, someone decided to take their diaper off one morning to check out what was stinking so much and….the baby doll is in the wash along with everything else that was in her bed.

 

Happy 1st Birthday Berklee girl!

Once upon a time

There lived a princess named Kennedy who was about to start the first grade at Princess school. Knowing all the other Princess-in-trainings would surely be donning their finest gowns on the first day, Princess Kennedy wondered what she should wear that would show all the other Princesses she was the fairest of all. Fortunately Princess Kennedy has a Fairy Godmother named Aunt Crys who knew the importance of arriving well dresses as to best reflect her Kingdom. Fairy Godmother Aunt Crys hurried off to her magical machine Bernie and they created this most appropriate princess gown.

This gorgeous fairy fabric had been sitting in Aunt Crys’ stash for many years waiting for just the perfect opportunity to shine.

By using the Amelia pattern by Olabelhe,Fairy Godmother was able to showcase the beautiful fairy princesses frolicking in their magic kingdom.

Pink crystals on the bodice and a matching hairbow will surly make Princess Kennedy stand out among the other princesses.

We can’t wait to see a picture of Princess Kennedy in her new gown! I hope she loves it as much as I do.