Happy Friday everyone! Ok. So you know I’m not much of a giveaway person. But when Lindsay (a darling mom of four and blog reader) contacted me and mentioned Stella and Dot I was tempted. Because I really like Stella and Dot jewelry. Then when she mentioned that if I host an on-line show a portion of the proceeds will go to a charity or cause of my choice I said YES PLEASE! So cute Lindsay sent me a necklace…
And it just seems to go with every scoop/v-neck top I have. I love the simplicity of it on its own for every day. It would also be perfect for layering with other necklaces. Right now I have my eye on the Together Forever necklace – so cute to wear the two together! I know this necklace will become a staple for me. And I want to give one away to one of you! Leave a comment if you are interested.
I also have an on-line Stella and Dot trunk show open. Spring is such a busy time of time year with Mother’s Day, Graduations, birthdays, baby showers (I buy more gifts during April/May than any other time of year!). This is a perfect solution for gifts. And it never hurts to pick up a little something for yourself while you’re at it. :) Aside from the Together Forever necklace I mentioned, here are a few other items I have my eye on right now:
A percentage of the proceeds from my trunk show will go towards Autism Research. Which I’m thrilled about. Also, the month of April is Autism Awareness month and Stella & Dot is donating 20% of retail sales from their Autism Awareness Collection to support the HollyRod Foundation. There is a guaranteed $10,000 donation which is amazing! This collection will be open starting April 1st.
Shopping and giving. Two of my favorite things! So leave a comment with your name and city to enter the giveaway and check out the fun jewelry in my trunk show. And while you’re at it, have a fabulous Easter weekend!
We kept a few books on the shelves. El’s favorites that have been read over and over. Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Little House on the Prairie,
and my favorite – the Beverly Cleary collection. Speaking of books El loves, she is currently obsessed with the Thea Stilton series. Very fun for 6-12 age girls! Ad is loving The Boxcar Children. Nothing like great children’s literature.
So that’s it! Not a major makeover, but it feels SO good to have all of our books boxed up and ready to move. It also feels amazing to walk into El’s room and not cringe! Organization just calms the mind, doesn’t it!? I can’t wait to start tackling spaces in the new house. I keep trying to convince Kenny that when the new house is finished we should keep living in our current house and I’ll just pop up to the new house to clean and organize and decorate it for a few hours each day. Once in a while he and the kids can come and visit. But only if they take their shoes off and don’t touch a thing.
Popping in with a few recent pics of the latest progress!
We are adding a fun detail on the treads going up. I’m excited to see how it looks when it’s all finished!
Someone asked about my ceiling/door size when I shared this pic of my mudroom last week:
She mentioned that my dutch door was so big it made the door into my mudroom look like a little hobbit door. That made me laugh!
That door isn’t the entrance into the room, it’s storage under the staircase (a hobbit door with a purpose). Thought I better clear that up in case anyone else thought that too! I’m short, but not that short. :)
Fashion Friday! By no means am I claiming to be all that fashionable, but clothes are fun and we need a little fun on Friday, right? Right. Spring is in the air! I love Spring fashion. The bright colors are so HAPPY.
Another look at this blouse in a poorly lit iPhone pic taken at the Cheesecake Factory last October. Oh my word. The Cheesecake Factory. Now I’m hungry. And it’s past 11:00 at night. I can’t eat something this late. Or can I? I might have to. :)
** it is always flattering to draw attention to the smallest part of your body. For most women that is above the waist at the rib cage. A little something I picked up from watching way too many episodes of TLC’s What Not to Wear. Thank you Stacey and Clinton! Now I just need to find a miracle outfit that also makes me look tanner. :)
And since March weather is notorious for being so fickle, here is a Banana Republic sweater I am still wearing on cooler days. My sister gave me this for Christmas because she knows how much I adore all things simple, grey, and with huge cowl necks. She nailed it. It’s a favorite!