totally ’80’s {ballet pink and grey}

one of my most vivid memories of the ’80’s was my love for the pink and grey combo!  i was young in the ’80’s (started kinder in ’83), so it wasn’t until later in the ’80’s that fashion meant anything to me.  but i remember one dress.  oh that dress! it was about knee length, with a dropped waist, at an angle, with 2 tiers of ruffles, pink and grey striped.  ohmyword i would never dress my child in that thing, but back then, i thought i was hot stuff!  i probably wore my permed hair in a side pony or a banana clip.

so here i am bringing it all back, minus the perm and dropped waist, but still rockin’ the ballet pink/grey combo and the double ruffles!

what was your favorite color combo of the ’80’s?  i was also pretty fond of peach and mint green, and black with anything fluorescent!


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    I came over from V and Co. These are beautiful items – the colors are gorgeous.


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    Hi! I must say I DON’T think you’re crazy for homeschooling…one of my daughters is a homeschooler and loves it! Stay true to what you feel is right for your kids! (Your Etsy shop is very cute, btw.)

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    OMG! I was a teenager in the 80’s and I remember my best friend had a pink and gray bedroom! Oh how those were the days LOL.

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    i started kinder in 83 too!! haha. oh the fashions of the 80’s:)) i am a huge fan of pink and gray so bring it on!!

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    Hi! I’m stopping by from V&Co. The new pink and grey are totally cute. :)

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    I have followed your site for a while…Great creations…I have also been following V…. She says,”Hi!” Homeschooling is wonderful (said from a special ed teacher of 32 years) enjoy…….. Back to V’s to post…..

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    Okay, funny you should talk about a 80’s perm. I just posted my second grade picture on facebook the other day with my perm gone wrong. If you need a laugh you should go check it out!/photo.php?fbid=10150136261962658&set=a.372782427657.190982.355186937657&theater

    I am total loving the pink and grey combo, they are very sweet with a little sass on the side. I hope you have a great week.

    Cha Cha

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    Good Morning Lindsey.
    I am a homeschool momma too! :o)
    Your little dress sounds precious … I had a couple of those too! Only I was in high school by then. :o) And hair … lots of bit hair! The only time in history that my natural curls worked for me!! ha ha ha! :o)
    I have been a follower of your blog …. for like … forever! :o)
    Thank you for the darling give a way over at V’s place.
    I have always admired your shop. :o)
    I hope you have a great day.
    Sincerely, Trish
    ps. I don’t remember a specific favorite color as much as I remember design.
    Polka dots and pin stripes! :o) Those were favorites for sure. :o)

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    Big hair … I meant to type big hair. :o)
    This will teach me not to type before my first cup of coffee is drank!

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    I’m over here from V and Co….yes, you are as sweet as pie! Your creations are the cat’s meow! Love your blog.

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    hi-stopping by from v and your shop :)

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    I just found your shop and blog through Love your things. I will be back often.

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    Love your stuff! So talented. And, homeschooling is tough, but rewarding! My mom homeschooled me and I still thank her for it. No regrets!

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    Hi! V sent me … and you are not crazy for homeschooling, I homeschool too! :)

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    HI Lindsey-

    Stopping by from V. and Co. I love your shop!! I have one of your checkbook covers and I get sooo many compliments on it! Keep up the magic! :-)

    Happy Monday.

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    Hi! I’m over from V and Co! I love your beautiful creations and I must say – you have a wonderful name! ;)

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    I’m so excited you’re doing a giveaway at V and Co!!!! Your buttons are right next to each other on my own personal blog! I absolutely LOVE your store and I love What I Wore Wednesdays!!!! Your style is so cute!

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    Super cute! I love that combination of colors. Besides, you know what they say, “everything that’s old is new again.” I even heard that high-waisted, pleated pants are back in! Don’t think I’ll be jumping on that band wagon, but the pink and gray I could definitely get in to!

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    I think I had that same dress when I was a kid! I loved pink and grey together and also anything that looked like it had splatter paint on it. That was such a rad look! Saw your giveaway at V & CO. Verry exciting!

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    michelle b says:

    V & Co sent me over…love the blog!! how cute is the picture with all of you and the suitcases? totally priceless!! btw, you’re not crazy for homeschooling….

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    I started kindergarten in 1986 so like you I wasn’t around for most of that fashion greatness.
    To me the 80’s will always mean fushia and kelly green..I’m not sure why my mom loved that combo so much, but every school picture until middle school has those colors!
    not nearly as cute as your pink and grey

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    I came from V and co. I love pink and grey!

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    Ah..happy memories indeed! I had a dropped waist dress with grey and pink. I think there were pink roses on it too. And I had too many side ponytails (&crimped hair) to count!

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    Hey there, V sent me. :) I *love* your designs!!!

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    Visiting from V and Co. I really love your tiny pouches. I need to replace my wallet as the zipper keeps going out, so this may be my new one! :) thanks for you give away!

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    sent from V and Co. love love LOVE your pouches!!

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    I hopped over from V & Company….love your ruffled scarves (and everything else you create!)
    Hope you have a slendid day!

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    V sent me…and you’re AMAZING for homeschooling AND doing everything you do! I wish I’d homeschooled my 3 kids….YOU ROCK, girl!!!

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    oh yeah… the 80’s!! woo hoo! i was younger in the 80’s as well (born in ’79) but i had a much older brother and sister and so i was ‘baptized’ so to say in all the fashions and music of the 80’s. so, to me, the 80’s are my childhood memories more than the 90’s, in a sense.

    i was obsessed… literally, obsessed with all things NEON!!!! especially paired with anything black. oh yeah… it was hot. especially when i wore my black spandex pants and my oversize pink neon sweatshirt with the little tie on the side. oooooh… rollerskating in that outfit was sure to get me picked for the snowball! ha ha ha!

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    I had the most awesome pair of grey and pink Nike’s … pretty sure the laces had some friendship pins on them as well :)

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    I had a pink and grey Caboodle! It was pink on top and grey on the bottom … it ROCKED!

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    HI! I’ve been following your blog for a long time now, and i always admired that you home school your kiddos! I am thinking and praying about homeschooling my kids! It takes a very dedicated person to do that. What a blessing.
    Love all the pieces in your shop! Thanks for a chance to win and kudos to V for introducing you to others who have not had the pleasure to know and love you and your blog and shop of course!
    ~Kara karamtait(at) gmail(dot)com

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    i think you need to post a picture of you in the dress…hahaha…cindy, can you find one? :)
    xoxo i LOVE these color combos!

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    peach and mint green. bet you didn’t know that you and i had the same bedding. floral on one side, striped on the other. i had the peach ruffled bed skirt to match. yep, i’m cool.

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    My drop waist dress was teal and burgandy plaid with a huge burgandy bow at the dropped waist! Haha… and I am sure I wore it iwth my hair crimped! But I was a teenage during the 80″s! My homeschooled boys laugh at me all the time for being a product of the 80’s!!! I absolutely love your blog! Hope your day is GREAT!

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    Coming from V&Co! Thanks for the chance to win! So many adorable items in your shop, I am going to keep it flagged!

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    sandy johnson says:

    Just came over from V and Co. Love your shop!

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    You have a very cute blog! Just stopped by from the v & co. website. :)

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    Stephanie Hirsch says:

    Sooo very pretty, love the blog, stopping by Reviews by be different act normal site! =)

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    I’m here from V & Co. You have such lovely things in your shop!

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    Hey!! I love, love, LOVE your stuff!! You’re a very talented mom.
    P.S. V sent me over from V and Co.

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    I remember the pink and gray! Do you remember the dusty rose and blue combo? It seemed like all my friends had living rooms in dusty rose and blue! Personally, I was a big fan of peach and mint green–as a teenager I remember thinking how those would be my wedding colors, someday. Thank goodness I waited until the 90’s to have a wedding!

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    very cute as always. “Hi” from v & Co.

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    oooh how i love your creativity! Everything is so adorable and makes me wish i was more creative! :)
    Love your stuffs :)
    Came from Be Diff Act Normal :)

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    i was in high school in the 80’s. i had this outfit that i still remember, i loved it! grey stirrup pants and a long chunky pink sweater with long pearls! so funny you mention that. i also went to college with peach and mint green sorry to say now i can’t even look at those colors!

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    jennie hubbard says:

    lovely. sent by v & co.

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    Totally 80’s, ha! So excited about your V&Co giveaway…maybe I will finally win a PP giveaway..maybe. Not gonna tell you, you are crazy for homeschooling, because that would mean I am…

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    i have to say that i’m loving the ballet pink and gray! gray is making a comeback, you know!

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    Hi! Vanessa sent me over from V and Co. Your shop is really nice and you have great items!! :)

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    Love all your stuff – I need some more scarves please:)
    Stopping bye from Be Different ACt Normal!

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    BeDifferent Act Normal sent me! :)

    So cute!

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    read your post, clicked Next on my google reader and then V and Co. said to stop back by your site. Thanks for having such a great eye for color, loads of crafty talents, and apparently craziness enough to homeschool your cuties.

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    LOL! My room in highschool was peach, comforter peach & green w/flowered pillows. I remember going to Clothestime and buying tons of clothes “peach & mint green.” thanks for the blast from the past! Pink & gray totally reminds me of an espirit sweatshirt that I had.

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    Hi, I’m your newest follower and I’m stopping over here from Be Different…

    LOVE your stuff, so adorable!!!

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    Wish I had half of your talent and drive. I’d love to home school, but am sure I would fail all four of my children.

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    i love the pink and gray! what a great new color combo. can’t wait to receive my ruffle scarf this week (black & gray). thanks!

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    absolutely love these! coming from be different act normal :)

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    I love these pleated pouches. V and Co. sent me

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    Love your blog!!! Read it often! You are darling!!

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    Love the tissue pouch! Stopping by from V and Co today but I also like your what I wore series .:)

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    Oh my! I’m obsessed with pink and gray, literally the BEST color combo! I love the ruffles, so sweet!

    I have 3 FAB GIVEAWAYS on my blog today, check them out!

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    Over from Be Different Act Normal, love your stuff!!

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    Hi LIndsay, Love your stuff! and your blog!! Thank you for creating. Wendy F.

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    pink & grey has always been one of my favorite combos!

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    Hey lindsay,
    I love your blog and shop, totally fun and inspiring and I love your authenticy “everyday inperfections”. These pink and grey combos are too cute. I saw all the comments for V & Co. so I headed over there and found out about her pleated poppy giveaway! fun stuff.

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    I am over from be different act normal….I look forward to reading more. Oh and I love the ballet pink and grey!

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    I came from Reviews by Be Different! :) She’s doing a wonderful giveaway of yours!! I’m excited!! Your things are beautiful! I could buy them all!!! :)
    – Ashley

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    Been following your blog/shop for a few months now, but stopping by specifically today from Reviews by Be Different Act Normal.

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    HI! V sent me today . I’ve been here before . I love your blog and love your stuff. I love What I Wore Wednesdays!


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    Love your etsy shop! Found you through Be Different Act Normal. Great ideas, beautiful things!

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    i came from v & co, and i love the pink and gray together!

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    Love the pink and gray. I had an outfit from Nordstrom’s that I loved -half because it was from Nordstrom’s and half the color combo. Visiting from V&C but I read your blog too!

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    domestic diva says:

    Your things are lovely. And I think you’re brilliant for homeschooling.

    V sent me.

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    I found you through the fabulous Be Different Act Normal and ADORE your work! Such talent!

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    Hi! i love all of your things! i came from V and CO. :)

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    I also came from V and Co…and I’m glad I did. I love your stuff!

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    I don’t remember much about 80s fashion…I was born in ’86 so I probably didn’t even dress myself. BUT I love this covered notebook!!

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    You make such cute things! I plan to homeschool my kids too! Keep up the great work! V&Co sent me too!

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    Okay, we totally started kindergarten the same year! I love the pink and gray combo, it’s from the ’50’s as well (think early Mary Kay packaging, and old bathrooms!). Anyway, I love your shop and your blog is very cute!

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    I found your blog through “Be Different Act Normal.” Your shop is adorable!

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    rachael clegg says:

    i just found you from VandCO’s blog…such great stuff you have! i will be checking back often! oh and i made sure to be in the loop on your newest of new by following your blog!

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    I just found your blog through “be different act normal’s” blog. Your items are beautiful!

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    You have the cutest stuff. I love the pink and grey.

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    I stopped over via Be different act normal but I already have you saved on my favorites list! I’m just a stalker!!
    Love your stuff and your blog! Sheri

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    Visiting from Be Different Act Normal. Love your products…am now following you!

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    Donna Bowes says:

    Came over from Be Different, Act Normal. Love your stuff!

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    just hopped over from your V and Co. giveaway…
    i can’t wait to catch up on all of your homeschooling thoughts and ideas… we’re considering it with our oldest little {our first to venture into “real schooling”}.

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    Hi! Came over from V & Co. Love the pink & gray…always one of my fave combos. :)

    Also know about you from Julie at Joy’s Hope.

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    Love your things! Cute as a button! Love, love, love!!!! Saw you on Be Different, Act Normal!

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    Fantastic! I had a pink and gray ten-speed for a while, but the best, the absolute best were my pink and gray leather saddle shoes. Nothing has ever been quite as cool since!

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    I’m visiting from V & Co. but I’ve been a blog fan of yours for a long time! I don’t think you’re crazy for homeschooling b.c we homeschool our kiddos as well :o) !!! Thanks for sponsoring a giveaway! Been drooling over your petal drop necklaces!

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    okay, I love grey and pink. I am all over this!!!!

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    Found you by way of V. and C.. So glad to have found you. Thank you so much for the giveaway you are sponsoring on V. and C. blog!
    We homeschool as well. Good luck to you. Enjoy it!

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    I love the pink and gray! Came here from Be Different Act Normal!

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    Hiya Lindsey! V sent me to let ya know you are crazy for homeschooling!
    cottonaddiction at gmail

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    Love the pink and grey note book! All of your items are beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway over at Be Diffrent Act Normal. Thanks, Amy

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    I love pink and gray!!! I had a pink and gray dress, too :)

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    Girl, I love pink & gray!! Stopping by from Be Different, Act Normal! Love your stuff!

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    Hi V and Co. sent me! I absolutely love what you make! You choose the cutest colors to go together! I hope I win her giveaway because I would just love one of those tiny pouches!!


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    I came over from V and Co and must say that I love your blog…although I have been following it for a while! You are so cute and creative!

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    Hey! I’m from V and Co. You’re not crazy for homeschooling. I was homeschooled myself :D

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    I’m here via V. LOOOOOVE the new color combo!!

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    I think you are crazy to home school. BUT IT IS YOUR CHOICE. I do love your bags, notebooks and scarves.

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    I LOVE your eye for color! So so awesome! Vanessa sent me :D

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    I love pink and grey – my daughters room was that color when she was little. Over from Vs – love your shop!

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    I’m not even going to mention how old I was in 83. I do still have my prom dress from 83 (oops! I just gave it away) which was pink and white stripe with a lot of ruffles. Oh my.

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    ur crazy for homeschooling!

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    Stopped by from V. Your stuff is so cute!

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    Love the pink and gray! I’m all about the 80’s….except for the unfortunate hair I had back in the day! :)

    Linked to you from V and Co’s giveaway. Your stuff is so cute.

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    I came from V & Co. and I think your stuff is awesome and you are awesome for homeschooling. I am highly considering it for my own children and I think it’s awesome!

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    You have darling items in your shop. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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    Saw your stuff on V&Co.’s blog! LOVE it! :)

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    I love the pink and gray! Or is it is grey? I never know except for spell check! V sent me but I have been a follower for awhile now!

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    Wow, I was wondering why you had over 100 comments and then I saw Vanessa’s post :). I’ve been following your blog for about a year and I love everything in your shop.

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    jessica blood says:

    V. and Co. sent me over.

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    Love the petal pushers, V sent me

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    V sent me over to say that you are crazy for homeschooling…..but I really don’t think that you are crazy. My mom homeschooled all 7 of us and lived to tell about it!! It was the best thing my parents ever did for me!! I drooled all over your shop…sorry about that! Your creations are so sweet!!

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    Such a cute combo! I’m loving gray this year but haven’t thought to pair it with pink, great combo!

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    Cara Jones says:

    I LOVE all of your stuff!!!!

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    Soooo, V. says to tell you that you’re nutty for homeschooling. However, I think you’re wonderful for homeschooling. My daughter is 4 and we’re home”preschooling” and I really wonder if I can keep doing this as she gets older. You give me home!

    PS. Great store! And my Punky Bear (aka The 4 year Old) wanted the stuff in today’s post as soon as I told her that the color was “ballet pink”. She wants to be a “ballet-er” this week.

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    Hi. i was sent by V.
    Love your work

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    Hi! I’m popping over from V and Co. I wish you the best homeschooling….we homeschooled our 4 for 17 years! The oldest is now a surgeon!!….I taught that guy to READ! It does make me feel good! :) It’s doable! It’s worth it! And the blessings can’t be beat! Thanks for the giveaway over at V.

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    Pink and Kelly green! :)

    I liked pink and gray too.

    My favorite color back then though was mint green.

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    Love the leaves in stone wristlet. Sent by V. Thanks for making such cute stuff.

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    Hi! V sent me! I’m your newest follower, I looove your work!

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    I Love the pink/grey combo. I was also a peach and green girl to the piont that my oldest nursery was done in those colors. I also remember lots of stripes. Bring back the 80’s!

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    I love your blog and your shop! I have ordered several items from there already!

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    Sent over form V & CO….. but I’v been on your blog before! Love everything! lucky to get a few things from the Queen Bee this past time!

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    Came here from V and Co… Your things are very beautiful!


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    Love this bag! V sent me over. Let’s see, in the 80s I was very young too but I remember loving the black and florescent colors too! That and my watermelon outfit. It was green tights with an oversized red shirt. I thought I was so cool!

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    I love the pink and grey…it reminds me of my little sister, Caitlin, who wore it all the time.

    Stopping over from V and Co.

    Your house is beautiful btw!

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    I came here via V and Co. but I’ve added you to my list of beautiful blogs to look at. Very cute things!

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    i’m coming over from V and Co., but i’ve already had you in my Google Reader for over a year now! i love the way you pair fabrics, i think you are FANTASTIC at it! i can’t wait to see who wins the giveaway!

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    Miss Rosi says:

    I *love* the color combo, two of my fav colors! You have a great eye for matching cute fabrics!

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    Your stuff is so beautiful I love it all. You are so talented.

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    I do not think you are crazy for homeschooling- I was homeschooled since I was in second grade! Vanessa (V and Co.) has no idea what she is talking about ;)

    I love your blog! So cute!

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    Prudence says:

    V & Co. brought your work to my attention. So happy she did. Love your pallet.

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    V&Co. sent me! Your items are ADORABLE! I love them!

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    Love the pink and grey combo!

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    very cute items!!

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