24 February 2019


1. We are deep in the throes of fort building weather/season over here - I'm sure a lot of you are in the same boat (or shall I say fort? laugh/notlaugh). It's a good thing I haven't Kondo'd (actual verb) all of our mostly useless blankets because the kids put them ALL to good use these days. Someone messaged me about this cool contraption(s) and it's going high on the Christmas slash joint birthday list.

2. Last week, it warmed up enough for me to take the three little boys on a walk and it just might've been the highlight of 2k19 thus far. I know we've got some serious weeks of winter to get through but I'm gunning for any other hints of spring time weather. Big time.

3. I couldn't resist a little fun, breezy, beach-y read that I kept seeing pop on my IG feed and so far? So decent. Definitely one to tuck away if you want a little mental breather in the face of our current and my 4th favorite season. Alright, finished it last night thanks to Clement's multiple wake ups and while I might have give a word of PG-13 rated warning - I enjoyed it despite the ending feeling a little abrupt? To me at least.

4. No one is more surprised than I am by saying that I'm going on blog record as saying I wouldn't mind seeing Hannah B as the Bachelorette. I really like Cassie but Colton seems to be the most into her and I hope he picks her (but professed the old, "I'm falling in love with you" to Hannah G in a deleted scene floating around FB right now SO who knows). If you're not an avid Bachelor fan - my apologies for this paragraph. I enjoyed Colton on Kaitlyn's podcast this past week - he's definitely growing on me bit by teeny tiny bit. Okay, DONE.

5. Forts/weather/Bachelor -- this is making for an exciting blog post, as always. Let's spice it up with a question about where one might find a good quality and not a flower girl type First Communion dress (for Julia). I've been trying to find some on Etsy to no avail. If only my sewing skills were even close to good enough to make one for her but - they're not. If you've found a nice one or know of a shop - please let me know!

6. I haven't seen LOFT do a 40% + 10% off sale in a while but .. they're doing one NOW.  I'm especially loving this pretty top + these fun earrings.

7. Not sure if you remember my quest to find jeans that the boys would wear (of COURSE you do L to the O to the L) but I found them! Sebastian is a little more willing to wear denim that zips up and buttons like jeans tend to do but Theo & Bosco love these. I always spotted this top that I'm so tempted to get for the girls but I worry I might jinx the advent of spring. Maybe not though.

Alright, meant to get this out the internet on Friday but here we sit on Sunday. Hoping to get a post about one of the bathroom mini makeovers up this week! See you then!

15 comments:

  1. Have you tried Zulily? I find all kinds of wonderful things for all of my kids (23 yr - 5 yr). They always have dresses of some type for inexpensive. We purchased a simple dress for the youngest as a flower girl but it was also simple enough for a first communion dress.

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    1. I’ve only seen more flower girl dresses there (frills and tulle) but I’ll keep my eye out, thank you!

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  2. I'm about 3/4 of the way through that book and have to say Jack kinda really bugs me! But speeding though it- definitely a cute beach/ chick-lit read.

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    1. Right?! She made Oscar so much more likable than Jack! I really liked the girls though. They were so vivid and unique. Good book rec for sure!

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  3. I got lucky years and years ago with a dress I found on ebay. I didn't like anything I saw in stores and lacked the skill to make one. I randomly did searches for white dresses (rather than first communion dress because those tend to look like mini wedding dresses) over the course of a couple weeks and ended up with a handmade dress that I loved. The quality of the photo was terrible, but I figured it wouldn't be much of a loss of it was awful when it arrived. All 3 of my daughters wore it and I loved it. I know there's no guarantee, but you just might find something there!

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  4. I ended up finding a perfect dress for First Communion from ... Crewcuts! Yes, it was ivory-slash-off white so I wasn’t sure if we’d get in trouble, but decided it was better to ask for forgiveness than permission. It worked beautifully and checked all my boxes (Classic, simple, timeless, comfy, not tres hundred dollars). Then, ordered about twenty pairs of shoes from Zappos, kept two, and called it a day! Highly reco ��

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  5. Sitting at our 1st communion meeting. I luck out with a boy: short sleeved white shirt; navy/black pants; navy tie. Winner winner no suits fornus!

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  6. I also have a daughter getting her 1st communion this year...we've looked all over and ended up finding one that we both love on Amazon, of all places. My niece bought hers from jjshouse.com which has beautiful dresses but the shipping cost is a bit hefty! they are listed as flower girl but do not look that way, in my opinion. Happy shopping!

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  7. Check out this online shop. I got my daughter’s dress here 5 yrs ago. She wore the “Kathleen”- my name ironically. We also ordered the doll dress for her American Girl Doll;)
    https://embroideredheirlooms.com/embroideredheirlooms/

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  8. I had some luck looking for dresses that are cotton and eyelet- there's some really sweet ones with peter pan collars out there. https://www.etsy.com/listing/128133921/first-communion-dress-flower-girl-dress?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=girl+cotton+dress+communion&ref=sr_gallery-1-38

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/292560001/ready-to-shipcommunion-dressfirst?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=girl+cotton+dress+communion&ref=sr_gallery-1-42

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  9. Nugget is a local company for me! People love them here but we haven't tried it yet. On another note, did you hear that the Fug girls are writing a sequel to The Royal We?!? It's coming out next spring. Cannot wait!

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  10. Qnoor is a little shop for temple and baptism dresses for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, anyone can shop there. However, their baptism dresses ( age 8 years not 8 weeks) would make simple cute white First Communion dress. No interest in my daughter wearing a mini wedding/Easter dress later this year.

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  11. For a First Communion dress, check out Nordstrom--so many cute options!

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  12. Isabel Garreton has beautiful, classic dresses: https://isabelgarreton.com
    My daughters aren't at Communion age yet, but I've used them for Baptism, and they are beautiful (and ethically made).

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