Memorial Day Weekend... A time to honor those who've served our country, to rest and enjoy family and friends, and to welcome the warm, sweet summertime. I'm doing it the old fashioned way and taking an analog weekend as I unplug from the web. Have a fabulous weekend, friends, and I'll see you back here next week!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hi, friends! I am excited to share with you a precious little number that is a must have in every little girl's closet! You've likely heard of it before -- the essential pillowcase dress, also known as peasant dress. I dressed my baby girl, who's now 13, in pillow case dresses made of vintage fabrics I found at resale shops way back when, and now our Pinterest stream is full of images and instructional how-to's. For good reason - they're downright simple, feminine and leave plenty of room for your little one to play without feeling confined or uncomfortable. Not to mention they can suit most any occasion; they can be casual or dressed up with some fancy ribbon.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Today marks another anniversary.
In attempt to describe real love to my older children, I used a book as an analogy. Paraphrasing, but it goes something like this:
Love chooses to keep turning the pages of the story of you, gently slipping past the messy ones. It chooses to keep seeing the whole of you, a beautiful, epic, poetic masterpiece.
Monday, May 18, 2015
My dress was fairly simple. I wore a birdcage veil that I made. Pete’s hair was growing out and he wore the handsomest suit. The weather…it was perfect. The sun it covered us with a golden blanket and the air exhaled a cool breeze through our hair. Truth is, a wedding, as big and exciting and beautiful as it all is, is just one day. But marriage! That’s every day. It’s real life without cellists and opera singers and fancy dresses. Nothing can truly prepare you. It’s a leap of faith. There are not guarantees, but if two people can decide to keep choosing each other every day, I believe it can go on and one forever and ever. That’s the plan, that’s the goal, that’s what we’re striving for. It has entailed learning, changing, forgiving, letting go, hanging on, growing, building, and a whole lotta loving. But it’s hardly a particle of dust in the scheme of eternity. It’s all so much more than this long caption. It’s sacred. I’m grateful to experience it with this beloved man of mine. We’ve turned corners, have these beautiful children, and it just gets better and better with time. Like leather. …Or cheese.