May Update

May has been full of hot days - sunshine, backyard, beach, and some ice cream! It's been fantastic. We started off the month with some time at the beach: It was Rose's first real introduction to the ocean and she loved it! Didn't even squawk when we dipped her in the sea. Pearl can happily… Continue reading May Update

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A couple of weeks ago, in the midst of an epic tantrum, I picked Pearl up and carried her outside. Sometimes a simple change of scenery can help calm her down and give us a fresh start so I held her, thrashing and screaming, against my body and walked to the end of the driveway.… Continue reading

Reading with Pearl: Puppies Are Special Friends

Last summer, shortly after we bought our house, my parents also moved. Since we were moving into a larger place and they were down-sizing, they brought me a few boxes from my childhood, mostly books. Being in the middle of moving and having a newborn, those boxes went into our crawl space where I mostly… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Puppies Are Special Friends

30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 12

I purchased this tunic style dress in the fall from Old Navy* as an easy item to wear around home or to work. I love the pattern and I often get compliments on it. Today I added a belt (thrifted) to wear this outfit to church. My cardigan was bought in Rome. *(90% of the… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 12

30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 11

See it in 2013 here and in 2014 here. (Strangely enough, I also wore it on Day 11 in 2014.) Okay, so I'm aware that this is a bit of cheating. I would never wear this without leggings so does it actually count as a dress? I'm pushing the definition here because we had yet… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 11

30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 8

(See this dress in 2014 here and in 2013 here.) After several days of heat and sun the weather has returned to a more familiar rain today, albeit a muggy and confusingly warm rain. It seemed like a good day for this dress, which is best worn with leggings. Especially when dealing with toddlers and… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 8

30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 7

I'm clearly not here to impress anyone with my photography skills but I have to warn you that today is particularly unimpressive. Yeah. At least Pearl's head is mostly there. I took pictures (with a timer, obviously) early this morning before my parents came up from the big city to visit for the day. I… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 7