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My little helper

Ok.  What was up with that!?  I ask for your help with what to wear to my party and you all told me different outfits!  I was hoping there would be a clear answer but since it was so close the decision was back on me again!  Not cool.  Kidding!  Kind of.  ;)  I really did appreciate the feedback.  Black and purple shirt were almost tied for the most votes so I wore the purple shirt to the Favorites Party (just got back from it!) and I’m going to wear the black with the headband to a Christmas party we have this weekend.  I wore the grey with the white tank in our family pictures this year so there you go.  Everybody wins!  I’m a people pleaser.  :)  The party was so much fun and there were some GOOD favorites.  I made Ann take notes for me and I’ll share them all with you next week!  Really fun gift ideas and a few things I’ll definitely be adding to my Christmas list this year!  
I don’t have a lot of time to post tonight because it’s almost midnight and I’m exhausted from the party.  My throat hurts.  I think I talked too much.  Anyway – I have a lot of fun things to share!  I just need to find the time to post them.  This week is killing me.  School projects due, lots of activities going on for the kids, messy house (I still haven’t finished unpacking from our trip!), appointments and obligations, half finished decorating, gift shopping (yeah – it was a nice idea to have things done before December – didn’t happen) holiday parties, laundry piling up, and of course, I have so much help with everything I’m trying to get done…
See why I need to get to bed?  I need every ounce of energy I can muster.  
I have been getting some really great questions lately from some of you in the comments and through e-mail!  Your questions are great and a lot of times they give me good ideas for posts.  I try to answer questions back in my comments, but sometimes life gets in the way and I’m sorry if any of you have asked me a question that I haven’t answered.  I’m going to do a question/answer post soon to get back to some of you so if you have a question for me, now is the time to ask it!  Although I already shared how I style my hair so there really isn’t much else that exciting to tell.  ;) 
Have a great Thursday everyone!  I’m off to bed!


xoxo, Erin
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14 thoughts on “My little helper

  1. It is soooo tiring turning around to find scenes like that! I know in years to come you will be able to laugh abut those moments so stay strong! I am often glad that our summer hols in Oz and Christmas coincide as there is just so much happening, we have just finished school for the summer and are enjoying Lego Advent calendars and swimming along with all the pre Christmas happenings. I hope you get enough shut eye to enjoy December and don’t sweat the little stuff xxxx Emma in Aus

  2. I have followed your blog for awhile now and am always so impressed by how you take lifes little messes in stride. My son, now 15, was a lot like your little helper and we love to laugh at the pictures now.
    I have a question for you. Really, I just need your opinion. You have great taste and an eye for fun, timeless home decor. So…my mom asked me to help her put something on ebay. She teaches school but since my dad has been out of work she is trying to help make ends meet. Especially since they have a missionary out right now. My mom has made these adorable birthday banners with matching table runners. She put lots of extra time into them with extra stitching and embellishments. And she wanted to make sure they were made well enough for years of use. Ok, to my question…do you think the price she is asking of $90 for the set is fair? You can view the item on ebay here: Item number: 270864259012. I know this is crazy but I have been trying to think of someone to ask and you keep popping into my mind. Thank you for your time and for any suggestions you may have.

  3. Awe! Kole is really looking like a toddler! I hope you get some energy! I am sure you need it! Have a wondeful day Erin!

  4. Oh I so know what you mean about this age with our boys…its such a huge sigh of relief when I put him down for naps. It’s amazing how exhausting they are…my worst thing is the climbing on the chairs and tables!! Aah!! It makes it impossible to get anything else done! Good luck!

  5. Looks like you have been very busy chasing that adorable little boy around…lol. Hope you are able to get some rest soon. Your favorite things party sounds interesting looking forward to hearing more about it. Have a great day!


  6. I am a mother of 5 (4 boys). I remember babysitting 2 little girls for a couple of hours, when my oldest boys were much younger. I was so in shock when for 2 hours they looked at books or colored in coloring books or played quietly by themselves. My boys NEVER EVER did that (and still don’t). The more chaos and mess they can create the better. The point I am trying to make is I think Kole is a shock to your system after your cute, calm girls. He is ALL boy and so darn fun and cute!

  7. I know you have mentioned in the past that you have a small list of blogs you read everyday. I would love it if you would share those. I am trying to limit the number of ones I read, otherwise, I am at my computer all day!


  8. I was wondering if you’re doing your own cards this year…I love your post on past cards. I usually make mine too so it’s always fun to see what other people do.

  9. Hi Crew mom!

    I checked out the birthday banner and table runner and it is beautiful!! Your mom is definitely talented! Unfortunately I don’t know how much help I’m going to be with your question! I have no idea how much something like that would sell for, but the price seems fair to me. I would guess anything between $50-$100 is reasonable.

    Hope that helps! :)

  10. Life with little ones is never easy. We are in the same boat. Clean up, organize and then a little someone comes along and bam! The place is a disaster! Soooo frustrating.
    Anyway I was wondering if you could do a post on how you organize your girls hair bows.
    Thanks a bunch and stay strong!

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