It’s that time of year where I mostly stay holed up in the studio, paint in my hair (literally, there is paint in my hair as I type), fingers calloused from the paint brush, trying to stay on top of Christmas orders, and still making sure my kids are clothed and fed. So if you meet me and I look frazzled and say something incoherent, just know that it’s probably due to paint fumes and lack of rest. That is my public service announcement for the day.
I just added a brand new sign to the shop, and I’m pretty excited about it! You can find it in my shop here. We all need a reminder that we are God’s sons and daughters, and He loves us like no one else can!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a “What I Wore” post and I have to admit, the longer I wait to post one, the more intimidated I get to show what I wear. Because let’s be honest, I am not a fashionista and most of my clothes come straight from the thrift store. But here I go again…
pink top: Target clearance / striped sweater: Goodwill / skirt: Old Navy / boots: Goodwill / necklace: homemade
Tip from this outfit: go to the hardware store and make yourself a simple, fun statement necklace in almost no time flat. See my tutorial here.
t-shirt: Walmart and painted by me / cardigan: H&M / skirt: Loft clearance / shoes & belt: Goodwill
Tip from this outfit: Goodwill has CUTE shoes and boots if you spend a little time looking. I’ve found many gems like this yellow pair.
dress: Anthropologie clearance / boots: Goodwill / necklace: Lisa Leonard Designs (gift from hubs)
Tip from this outfit: Look in the clearance section at Anthro and you might find a good deal like this dress. It was under $50, which is really good for Anthro. I rarely buy anything there because it’s so spendy, but I couldn’t pass this dress up.
dress, skirt under dress, cardi: Target clearance / boots & belt: Goodwill
Tip from this outfit: If a dress or skirt is too short, layer another longer skirt underneath it.
So there you have it friends. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest Goodwill or thrift store and find yourself a treasure! I’m linking up to Pleated Poppy’s “What I Wore” linky party.
Things have been really busy in the shop the past few weeks, and it’s been a challenge getting everything done that needs to be done. In other words, the house needs to be cleaned, the fridge is pretty empty, and the flower beds outside desperately need attention. But despite all that, I found time to repaint the hallways and stairway last week (painting totally comes before cleaning and groceries, am I right??).
The color had been a pretty green that I liked but just got tired of. Here is my clean slate in the stairway. The colors is Brushed Cotton by Valspar and I LOVE it. I’ll share more details later.
On Friday my sister, two sisters-in-law, and I are road-tripping to North Carolina to meet The Nester and her sister Emily at their Hopeologie event! And I am BEYOND. I’ve followed The Nester’s blog since the beginning and am a huge fan of Emily’s books, especially her latest one.
And the bonus will be spending time with the girls in my family. It doesn’t get much better. Seriously, I’m not a giddy person but I’m a little bit giddy about it.
Violet turned four last week. FOUR. My baby is not a baby any more. I am soaking her in. I love this age and HER. Of course, it’s not all perfect and there are fits and tears and messes, but snuggling with her makes it all worth it. I could hold her all day long and she would be in her glory. She’s a funny combination of laid-back, introverted, curious, creative, and she LOVES to help take care of kids younger than her. Ever since she’s been very young, I’ve known that she was made to be a big sister.
It’s time to dive into a new week! We have school conferences this week, so no school on Thursday or Friday. Yay for spending our days in jammies and laid-back mornings! And hopefully getting lots of work done too!
Christmas is fast approaching and we’ve created a very LIMITED number of holiday signs that are ready-to-ship! Here are the two that we have available.
The “Joy to the World” sign is available here.
The “Glory to the Newborn King” sign is available here.
And just a note about orders for Christmas, I can’t believe I’m saying this so early in the season, but my schedule is almost filled up already. So if you’d like to order a sign in time for delivery by Christmas, I would order it in the next week to receive it in time!