Saturday, July 28, 2012

More Catching Up......

It's been a busier summer than I thought, as you saw from last post, there were some unexpected issues, which we have muddled through somehow, and everyone's okay for the time being!  Thoughts like this, from my Pinterest Inspirations board, help keep my head on straight sometimes!


amen :)

One super great thing about today is that in about 5 hours I finally get my husband back, and Violet gets her daddy back!  He has been on a business trip for a month!  Thank goodness for Skype!

He did send me this awesome orchid, which arrived as a lovely surprise!!!

All of this mommy daughter time brought a lot of focus onto this little girl!  Not that she's not always a huge focus, but I just really had intensive mommy/daughter time!  We had some fun adding to her closet, indulgent but fun.  I'll admit, it can be an addiction, as she loves clothes as much as I do, which adds to the excitement!  I'm loving the upcycled look these days, as well as our Etsy favorite, Kangacoo!  ***(More on Kangacoo coming soon, as I'll be doing a feature on them)***  Here's the fun upcycles we got!  Needless to say, our Back-to-School clothes shopping is done!!!  She's chosen the Minnie one for the first day :-)

And speaking of this last dress above, is anyone else's daughter obsessed with Monster High?????  Violet can't get enough of it!  She takes her two dolls everywhere and likes to draw for them and chat about them all the time!

Not a bad drawing for a six-year-old :-)  Have a beautiful weekend everyone!!  I definitely plan to!  ♥


  1. Cute dresses! Little fashionista! Yes, thank goodness for Skype. We use it a lot to keep in touch with family.

  2. What a beautiful orchid! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk! I'm following you back now! ;)

  3. what a little fashionesta! Beautiful flower. Glad you are getting your hubby back!

  4. Hi, I am new follower from the Weekend Blog Hop. Very cute pictures! Love the outfits! I love the title of your blog and looking and forward to reading more of your blog.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. That's a gorgeous orchid, and your daughter is SO cute! I love your blog design too! Newest follower from the Blog hop, would love for you to follow back!

    My Musings

  6. Following back from the blog hop. My daughter isn't really old enough to be into that yet. At this point she just loves any baby doll. I miss when Barbie was cool, though. Now they are just not the same, and my niece's dolls just feel so cheaply made compared to the ones we used to have.

  7. we love clothes here too! I haven't gotten any upcycled outfits yet but I love how they look!

  8. Hey Lori thanks for the visit. I love Pinterest inspo boards, thanks for sharing it! What kinds of dance does your daughter do? I did ballet for 17years and miss it everyday... Looking forward to my son getting a bit older so I can get him into dancing too :)
    Sylvia x

  9. Great job on surviving the month long business trip. We've survived a few extended trips as well (military related) and they are not always easy or fun, but moms are tough! :)

    Thanks for visiting Weekend Blog Walk again and for joining in our fun. I'm so glad we have such awesome bloggers joining in each week. With summer winding down soon, I'll have more time to throw into promoting the Blog Walk... meaning more bloggers participating. I can't wait.

    Have a great week!
    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

  10. What absolutely adorable photos! Your daughter is a real doll. :)

    I’m a new GFC follower from the blog hop—and pretty much new to all of this. :) Glad to discover your blog! My illustrated humor blog is here:

    Would love to have you follow. Thanks!

  11. Ooh, dress me, dress me. Looks like you ladies made good use of your time together. :)

  12. Lori, what darling clothes you found! So sweet, thank you for stopping by tonight, now following :)

    Hugs, Tanya

  13. Participating in Mom's Monday Mingle for the first time! :) I'm your newest fan. Please follow back


  14. love that quote, so true!

    come by and say hello and have a great night!


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