Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!

You all may remember how much I Luhuvvvvvv my birthday. This year I seemed to skip over it entirely in the Blogoverse! What the what??!!

I spent the day with my parents and Ryan and the girls at the Michigan State Children's Garden. I love it there. We walked around then we plunked a big blanket down in the grass by the gardens. The girls played bubbles while I opened up my gifts then we went to Dusty's Cellar for lunch. Absolutely perfect day.

I have to share with you some of the loot I received because it was all too perfect and Girl Land-esque.

From my hubby from my new favorite store in Royal Oak (that I've still never visited), Scout:
A lovely new Pare umbrella from mes parents:

A super duper cute book illustrated by my fave, Marc Boutavant (yes, I love receiving children's books as gifts and have a stash that is OFF LIMITS to the girls-- but this one I share):

More Scout loveliness. This time Shinzi Katoh!!! Sigh. I love how the translations area always a bit off:

I'd never read this book before. If you knew my Q, you would know why my mama chose it for me. I love this book so much!!!

Look how creepy cute!!!! GACK!!!!

Wrapping paper from hubby courtesy of Scout. How perfect is this? Wait, the perfection gets even better...

...and it was.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

There's a Thin Line...

...between narcissism and sentimentality. I always wanted a clone!!!! :)

(that's me on the left circa 1975 & V last weekend)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cheap & Cute Dresses

When Q was a tiny girl, I used to shop at Janie & Jack for her clothing. Especially dresses. But now discount stores have some of the cutest dresses out there that it's hard to lay down the dough at the higher priced clothing shops.

Case in point (V's yellow polka dot dress):

Target $9.35

#2 (Q's purple striped shirt dress w/ tulle edging at the skirt & reversible belt!)

Target $14.99

#3 (V's blue gingham dress):

KMart $6.99

#4 (my FAVE-- V's pink & green floral dress reminiscent of vintage bed linens)

Ready for this? WALMART $5.00

Although even with these bargains, I don't know as if I can pass up Janie & Jack's Strawberry Sweet line...when it goes on sale, that is. You know me-- I'm a sucker for strawberries.

Anyone else have any favorite cheap stores for clothing??

Happy weekending, all!! xo

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Family Photos

We had our first family photos taken courtesy of Emily of Tutus & Tinkertoys. I love love LOVE the coloring she uses. I was pretty excited about how these turned out. You can see more images of our shoot on her blog.

As an aside If you are in the metro Detroit area (she's in Clarkston), and you make an appointment with her, E-MAIL ME. I can get you a print credit.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Look, Ma! I'm in an Etsy Treasury

Don't you love these colors? I do! There are my birthday tiaras. :)