Monday, September 16, 2013

Holland's Summer Sunsuits

It has been a hard but wonderful summer all rolled into one. Our sweet Holland girl is healthy and happy and the big girls just started school. I've been taking a little break from blogging because I just haven't had time to sit down and do a post. I have made a few things this summer, so I thought I'd share some photos of these summer bubbles I made for my sweet babe. 

She is growing so fast and is so sweet. She has the juiciest little legs, and a cry face that is so pitiful / adorable that I can't even stand it. She is also a baby genius, because she actually says Mama when she cries.... I know, I know you probably don't believe me, but she really does have a cry that sounds like Maaa Maaaa.... it's kind of crazy. 

After having 3 babies, I find myself saying prayers all day long and through the night as I get up with my baby girl....short prayers of thanks and asking for protection for my girls. We are so blessed to have these miracles and I don't want to ever forget it. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hello Dolly Dress

Recently I finished up a new dress for my big girl - I think she grew over the summer because most of her dresses are too short now. I call this little number the Hello Dolly dress because of the dolls on the fabric - cheesy I know! :) I just added it to my etsy shop, but thought I would share it with you guys too. It was a fun dress to make (I used the CaliFaye Collections Racerback Dress pattern) and my girl loves it because it's a good twirling dress. 



I happened to get lots of photos because my model was in a great mood on this particular day. She was totally into posing and prissing around, and sometimes that's not the case so I just rolled with it. The fabric is a soft gray color with dolls on it. I added the green bow and trim for a little something extra, and I like the way the green trim makes the hem of the dress stand away from the body and have more bounce to it. We layered it over a shirt for the fall weather, but it would be just as cute without one and worn with sandals in the summer.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Under the Big Top Dress: the Remix

A while ago I blogged about a dress called the 'Under the Big Top' dress. It was a big hit with my girls and my customers, the only problem was I couldn't find anymore of the rainbow striped fabric. Well, since then I've made a few more with a rainbow chevron fabric, and this one might be even cuter than the first!! 

I used the Violette Field Threads 'Stella' pattern, you can find it here

Seriously, how much fun is this dress?!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sweet Holland Girl

Wow! It's been a while.....and this sweet bundle of joy is the reason why. 

Our sweet Anna Holland McKay, arrived at the end of May.
(We are calling her Holland)


 She is such a tater, and we all absolutely adore her.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Thrifted Treasure for the Dining Room

I ran into a consignment store the other day and scored this black and white tray for my dining room..... It inspired me to play around with left over birthday flowers and dress the sideboard up just a little bit. Maybe I should have put fresh water in the vases - oops! But that's basically how we roll around here, so I guess I'm just keeping it real. :)

I'm not usually a big fan of carnations, but I thought grouping several shades of pink together made them actually look quite pretty. 

(Also, I scored the most amazing chairs the other day and a cute little painting too - I'm definitely gonna share soon, but it requires a little rearranging of the living room and bedroom and sending some stuff off to the consignment I'll post about those as soon as I can get my most amazing hubs to move stuff around the house for me!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Our sweet girl turns 5!

This past Saturday was our first born's 5th birthday party. I can't even believe I'm writing those can it be that 5 years have passed?! She decided on a circus birthday, which I thought was a great idea so of  course I took it on as my job to make it as awesome as possible. We had it at our house in the backyard, and the weather was amazing. Sunny, 70 degrees - you can't ask for more in Mississippi. I could live all year round in weather like this! 

But back to my sweet birthday girl, this age is so special and kind of hard all at the same time. I feel like she's still part baby (as in she whines sometimes, tattles, occasionally throws a fit when she doesn't get her way) but now she's also trying to be so big (trying to read, writing her name and other words by herself, helping me clean up the kitchen and put the silverware away, loves to take walks around the neighborhood, wants to fish at the pond with the older kids and is actually really good at casting, loves to make her own books, and do really hard puzzles). She loves to paint, draw, or do any kind of craft and she also is a little sensitive sometimes. She is a really great big sister and loves her some little E! They have their moments of fighting, but most of the time they play so well together - I just love to watch them. (She told me she wanted to marry Edie one day - ha!). She is also becoming more self-aware and I can tell she gets shy in some situations or more self-conscious than she used to...for instance she has been worried about her ballet recital for months, like it's seriously on her brain and she does not want to be on stage. So this age has kind of been a challenge for us, just trying to nip any sassy behavior in the bud but also letting her do new things and have more responsibility. Anyways, I usually don't write too much about my family as I don't really want this blog to be about that, but sometimes I just like to jot down a few things about my girls so I can look back in the future and remember their personalities at these tender ages. 

We had lots of games and activities for the kids - a photo booth, popcorn machine, "ring of fire" for the lions to jump through, face painting, a pin the clown on Cella game, and a clown pinata.

 The photo booth was my turned out cute and the kids that gave it a whirl absolutely loved it. There were definitely a few hams in the bunch!  My mom let me use this cute little stand from her school that I made into the props area - most of the props were from our own dress up clothes stash but I did buy a few animal masks in the dollar spot at Michael's which were pretty cute. 

 The cake. It was so darling and tasted amazing. Cella loved it. (A local gal made it ~ She does it out of her home and doesn't have a website, so if you want her name just contact me.)

 The "ring of fire". Ha! Kind of hilarious, I know, but the kids did like this. They took turns throwing a lion stuffed animal through the hoop (and some thought it was a swing, which didn't work out so well.....). I used a hula-hoop and made the "fire" with fabric scraps from my stash. 

Here is my take on the pin the tail on the donkey game - it's pin the clown on cella! Cella is going through a little phase, or maybe it's not a phase, but anyways she doesn't want to be in the spotlight. She told me later, that next time we should do pin the tail on the elephant because she didn't want her friends pinning stuff on her face. Haha! It's actually a good idea, I never even thought about an elephant but it definitely would have tied into our theme. Oh well! 

We had lots of fun at the party and then stayed up late chatting on the patio with great
 friends, I'd say the day was a success! 

My sweet girl after her birthday party - tired and happy!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nursery Progress: Part 3

Are you sick of this nursery yet? I sure hope not, because it's taking me forever to make decisions and get it done!  Here is a little sneak peek of the latest .......It's not quite finished, but I'm putting together a little something to hang above the crib......

Not sure if the fringe is staying or going, and I might add baby girl's name to it as well. We'll see how it takes shape, it's just been a matter of trial and error and me playing around a bit. 

 I can't wait to finish up the whole room and share it with you! 

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