Wednesday, October 26

Odds and Ends

Things around our house have been quite chaotic lately.  We are in the process of trying to either rent or sell our house, and that makes having a messy house a big problem.  We (I) always have many projects going at once, Poesy has just discovered how to spread her toys allllllllll around, and Hope is my accidental book-leaver-outer  (which is a problem when all of your school books live at home).  We're a pretty untidy bunch.  We try, but it would be helpful if just ONE of us was good at keeping up with organization.  I mean, really... there is a sweater hiding SOMEWHERE in my bedroom and I cannot find it anywhere.  It's driving me nuts.  I just had it last week.

This is where it would make sense for me to post a picture of my crazy-messy home, but that would be embarrassing, so you get this:
 This is Hope's Halloween costume that I've been working on.  We bought the vintage dress off of eBay for $6 or so.  Hope wasn't too sure about it because she wanted something with SPARKLE(!), but I knew it could jazzed up quite a bit.  I still have a sleeve to finish and a hat to make before Monday, but I'm so happy with the way it is coming together.  And the most important part:  Hope is happy with the way it is coming together!

Have a lovely, lovely day!  xoxo Katie

20 comments:

  1. As she should be!!! It is super cute....and I am feelin ya on the untidiness. It lives at my home too.

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  2. haha thats so cute! I love how much pizzazz it has :)

    www.humblepievintage.com

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  3. i like to use the saying "our house is well lived in" when it gets too messy. my husband doesn't usually buy that excuse. ;) she's going to look so cute!!

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  4. All frustrations in life disappear with a bit of sparkle!

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  5. Katie!! That dress is so beautiful!! I love the little tassels + all the sparkle!! I am sure Hope is going to look beautiful in it!!
    I hope all goes well with the house move my dear!!
    xo
    http://moonbeamwishes.blogspot.com

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  6. SO cute! Love all of the sparkle! Where are you moving?

    Love,
    Stephanie May*

    http://www.maydae.com

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  7. I saw a cute sign on Pinterest the other day that I just love. I can't use it because I don't have children, so passing along for you:

    Please Excuse the Mess
    The Kids are Making Memories

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  8. the halloween costume is ADORABLE!!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  9. you sound like my organization twin. we are a pretty messy/chaotic family here too. And I always alway loose clothes in my room that I swore I saw yesterday.

    and I saw the costume via IG already but I adore it!

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  10. Is she going to be a majorette? then she needs a majorette baton!

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  11. You had me hanging on the edge of my seat to see the messy so i don't feel i am the only one. Since we didn't see it i wonder if your hiding how perfectly organised you are. Jokes. Love your styling up of the dress ;)

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  12. I wish I lived closer!!! I have a ton of batons!! (yes I was a twirler.... a tad embarrassing :] ) She is going to be the cutest little lady ever! You did such a great job on the dress! I can't wait to see it on her!

    And your house... don't sweat it. Yes, it's wonderful when it's clean and tidy, but with all that you do, it totally understandable if it's not 100% perfect 24/7. :] Don't sweat the small stuff.

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  13. our house is always a mess... no worries! amazed at the progress of Hope's costume!

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  14. i devote one room to mess. its key.

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  15. It already looks stunning!
    Also, I feel you on being an untidy bunch. I like having untidy friends. ;)

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  16. Hope's costume is so cute!! She is going to look adorable!! And dont worry about the messy house...(uber tidy people scare me) ;) LOL! :)
    xoxo, Monika

    www.sewfulloflove.blogspot.com

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  17. I know exactly how you feel with the lack of organization. I swear I can clutter up any and all surface area within an hour of clearing it off. But, it runs in my genes, like it does in your fam :)
    The costume is looking awesome! Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?

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  18. i LOVE how you blinged up hope's costume. i'm making my own costume too and i'm definitely stressing as it gets down to the wire!

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