Wednesday, May 24

Snapshots

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Things have been exciting and busy around our house lately.  Poesy's Kindergarten had a graduation ceremony for her class and we decided on which school she will be attending in the Fall.  I'm pumped about this because this particular school comes highly recommended from a teacher friend who works at one of the most sought-after Springfield public schools.  It's feels like such a relief to have this decision over and done with!

I've been collecting a ton of vintage from my closet for a sale coming soon!  I know I've said this a few times, but I'm partnering up with Whurl so no getting too busy this time around!  I've been back on a vintage clothing kick, so need to let some pretties go to new homes to make room for new ones.

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I had the most wonderful Mother's Day.  My sweets made me brunch at home, showered me with thoughtful gifts, and made me feel like a million bucks.  The gorgeous jade plant was my big present for Mother's Day, but Johnny actually gave it to me early as a little pick-me-up during a most stressful week.

I've been working hard in Poesy's room (see the last post for my explanation) and I'm finally at the finish line.  She's stoked on every element I've introduced, so that feels awesome.

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Our garden is starting to produce, band life is kicking into high gear for the summer, and we have some fun trips on the horizon.  I'd be lying if I tried to pretend like juggling all of these things is easy all the time, but a new planner is helping me hold it all together.  I hope your May is treating you well!


Monday, May 22

Poesy's Bedroom Before

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I've been working hard on a room makeover for Poesy but I realized I never shared the last one.  D'oh.  If you're curious about why I would want to redo a room that was already put together, well... Poesy's room set up like this was really cute.  For a few weeks.  The toy storage wasn't practical, too many things were finding a home underneath her bed, and that book wall was charming but wasn't made heavy-duty enough to hold hardback books.  We had a couple of book avalanches and I would prefer my Poesy to not be shaped like a pancake.  😉

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You might recognize a lot of the decor from past room tours and DIYs.  I don't usually feel the need to start from scratch when I'm decorating.  I think utilizing things you already have around your house is great!  Do a little rearranging and they can feel fresh and new.  That way, you can focus on some bigger scale elements with the checkbook and you won't be breaking the bank.

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I considered changing up the patterned wall when I was putting together this room, but I really love the character it brings to this room.  It makes it feel fun and playful.

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Like I said before, this room was really pretty for a little bit, but it was so challenging for her to keep it tidy.  This time around I'm setting her up for success with more storage and less toys.  So far it's coming together nicely!  I'll post about the room makeover very soon!  xo.


Tuesday, May 16

A Lima Bean Love Story

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Poesy came home from school with a little sprouted lima bean in a sack.  She requested to plant it, so I pulled out a pot and showed her how to plant the seed and told her a little bit about how to take care of it.  Poe has helped me in the garden off and on over the years, but to see her little face light up when she talks about her plant... well, I just get it.  It's funny how precious plants and gardening can be, but hey-- I feel the glitter emoji deep when it comes to growing things.  Especially from seeds.

Now, does anyone out there have any delicious ways to prepare lima beans?  I only remember them from childhood and I thought they were grosssssss.  😝


Wednesday, May 10

Weekly Wears: Vintage Paisley

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Aaaahhhh, Spring.  Thank you for finally being here.  Now that the rain has subsided, I have been spending lots of time enjoying the magic of porch swings and cool evenings.  I never seem to be content with one project at a time, so Johnny and I have begun digging out this space for a future backyard patio.  Our patio from last year will still be utilized some, but I want a space for gathering friends that A) isn't sweltering due to 0 air flow, and B) is twinkly and dreamy and comfortable for kicking back with people I love.  The ivy in this back area is gorgeous (though it made it hard to dig out the first layer of ground and grass) and the big old tree will be perfect for hanging lights.  Oh, and if I get really ambitious, I'm thinking of making a screen for the side of that shed for movie nights!  A girl can dream, right?

Skirt: vintage;  Shirt: Marshall's;  Purse: Kate Gabrielle's closet sale;  Bow: Nasty Gal;  Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens

I've been having a lot of fun getting back into vintage clothing lately.  I've found some gems here in town that I plan to alter and I've been going through my collection for a little purge.  You can't keep everything, right?  At least, that's what I tell myself when my wardrobe rack gets so full I can't find anything.  Share the wealth, Katie!  I'll keep you posted on that, for sure.

I'm off to get back to finishing up some DIYs that will be coming to ABM soon.  I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!