monday update

i’m writing this update late sunday night (11:54pm, to be exact).

last week was filled with so much fun – sister time, costumes, baby snuggling, party prep & party.

but monday i think will be filled with a lump in my throat, squinching back tears.  my sister and baby boy leave tomorrow morning.


knowing that most likely i won’t see them for another year.  when he’ll be talking and walking.


so to take me out of the sad, here are a few highlights of what i hope to hit on more of this week! (ok, that was a fake exclamation mark.  sorry.)

we have already had 2 opportunities to wear our costumes this week, and one more tonight!

we threw a costume party for lily this weekend and the food prep was so much fun!  lily and i poured over pinterest finding fun ideas, including this cake.

2 new reversible scarves are in the shop!

all reversible pillow covers are 20% off!  just type in code PILLOWS for the discount!

and there are a couple bloom belts in the shop also!

and for your viewing pleasure, i leave you with this…


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    Oh my! That sweet little one dressed up as a turtle! Cutest thing ever!

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    this Halloween cake looks amazing!

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    Oh my goodness: your girls, the baby….LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful week Lindsey!

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    I live in a different country from my brother and his family as well so I know how hard it is … it stinks to miss those special times and just watch the kiddos growing up. One word: Skype. It’s awesome.

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    So sorry that you are going to have a somewhat rough week. I can’t imagine living that far away from family. I know it’s going to be tough on you. My prayers are with you.

    Love the turtle costume…too cute! I love those reversible scarves too.

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    How adorable that turtle costume is. My son had one similar a few yrs ago. You did such a great job on those costumes for your daughters. LOVE

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    The cake: Yum
    The baby: Yum
    Your sister and baby leaving: Yuck
    Thankful you have the sweet fun time with them, but totally understand the sadness of knowing they are leaving…:(

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    Saying good-bye to loved ones is what I like to call “el stinko.” I’m sorry that you have to do that, but I’m happy that you had a chance to love on that adorable turtle. I love your girls’ costumes. Do you think that a “fluffy” 40-year-old could get away with wearing a poodle skirt on a daily basis? Cause I would. If I could. : )

    Take care,

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    sorry you are sad today. i will be thinking of you and your families as you say..until next time.

  10. 10

    what a darling picture of your girls. now give me jack, i need to kiss that turtle before he goes back to oz!

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    Oh my gosh that cake looks awesome!!!!
    I’m looking at snow out the window…… What???
    hmm……. oh well glad you are having fun………. and sorry your sad today :(

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    So sorry that your sister is leaving today. I know how you feel. I have 4 sisters and they all live on the other side of the country. I miss them so much and it is always so painful when we have to say goodbye.

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    What a cutie-pa-tootie! I’m not even related to him and I’m missing him:-(

    Hey, want to see pics from Lily’s par-tay!!! I know you won’t disappoint!

  14. 14

    My 3 girlies used to have poodle skirts just like that! They would always get to wear them at 50″s day when they were in elementary school. I love your blog by the way!!!!!!!! xo Ashlyn

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    So happy you had an amazing time with your sister. So sad the time passed so quickly. LOVE the poodle skirts and the baby turtle! Adorable.

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    melesa garrison says:

    I’m sorry your sister had to leave…that sucks, but I’m glad you had a good time with her, the little turtle and your mom too ;) The poodle skirts are adorable. My granddaughter has one that my daughter found on ebay about 3 yrs ago and she is still wearing it on 50’s day at school. Have a good time this evening with your precious kiddos! Happy Halloween ;-D

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    Aw man… sorry the fam is leaving but it looked like a fun week. Those costumes look super cute. And the cake… fun and yum!

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    That baby is delicious, as is that cake! I co-miserate with you on the feeling of only seeing your sister once a year. I love spending time with her and it is so hard when we have to leave. But then I thank God for technology! Skype has been our best friend <3

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    Those scarves are darling!!

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    the girls halloween costumes are darling. that picture of them is priceless.

    i can’t wait to see pics of lily’s fun party!!!

    mauryn’s birthday is next week but i sometimes wish it was in october to do a fallish/halloween party. maybe i will just do her party early one year. it would be so fun.

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    The babe is a. dor. able!! Lovin’ all the fun stuff you have been up too!! Especially the poodle skirts. I need to make one for 50s day for school (in honor of the 50th day of school. Any thoughts/help on that would be greatly appreciated. I do not have the mad sewing skills that you do :-)

  22. 24

    cuddly baby costumes are the best.

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