Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Easy Ruffled Sundress

ruffled sundress tube top

I'm one of those weird people who dreamed of wearing matching outfits with her baby while she was pregnant. I occasionally perused the Lilly Pulitzer online store, pointing out potential Easter/ Carolina Cup ensembles for our soon-to-be born daughter and I. 

While I haven't yet seen those LP dresses, as Britton's still growing so fast she'd probably only wear it once, I still have high hopes of matching outfits this summer. 

Lucky for me, I've found a SUPER easy DIY sundress that I can whip up in a million colors for Britton, and the same basic procedure will net me a matching strapless top! If you had enough fabric (and a little more time), you could make an adult-sized ruffled sundress, too.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10 Months Old... Going on 10 Years



My little baby is ten months old! And what a change the last month has made...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Florida Bound!



I love traveling. My dream would be to travel around the world, more or less constantly.

My desire to visit new places is always tempered by real life stuff, like Landon being able to get vacation time off, budgets, and day-to-day responsibilities. (Oh, who needs to pay the mortgage when there are places to go?! I kid, I kid.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gardening without a Green Thumb: Spring 2014 Edition


After a mixed bag of results with my winter garden, I decided to soldier on with my gardening attempts. Yes, I killed some plants last season, but I learned some stuff, too (i.e. don't go wild on a brand new rosemary bush just because you've fallen in love with homemade rosemary bread). 

This past March, I got my gardening stuff in order and began preparations for the spring planting. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas


Over the last nearly thirty years (ack!), I've given my mother necklaces, trinkets, house furnishings, and books for Mother's Day. Somethings went over better than others, but I always try to give her something small and thoughtful.

This year, it's my first Mother's Day--I barely missed the cut off last year, but Britton had her own timetable. I'm so excited about my initiation into the club!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

5 Great Reasons to Send Your Child to Summer Camp

summer camp

Growing up, I loved summer camp. I wasn't one of those kids who was worried about leaving home--I missed my parents, sure, but I had bigger things to focus on like what I was going to make in arts and crafts or if anyone was going to dance with me at the parties. (Priorities, people!)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Clemson University Baby

On September 7, 2009, Landon and I got engaged in Clemson University's Carillion Gardens. It's a beautiful spot in the middle of campus, and it was halfway between East campus and West campus. Since we lived on either side of campus while we were dating during our undergrad years, we'd meet in the middle to talk.