Monday, April 21, 2014


The weather today is just perfect.  It's cooling off again for the rest of the week, but at least we can enjoy today!

Tillie's wearing a Hanna Andersson playdress I got at Costco last week.  There were a couple of patterns, but I was happy when she picked the on that was my favorite!  (I was sure she would go for the purple with polka dots.)  I didn't realize her smile was so wonky -- I quickly snapped this as we were walking into school.

Ted-Ted is wearing a Mini-Boden tee I got on clearance with a voucher last August.  His jeans are Gap and his shoes are Gap JunkFood.

Bea is wearing a Zutano hat/dress/leggings set I bought on Amazon with a crazy discount before I knew if we were having a girl or not.  We took the hat off so she could soak up some Vitamin D outside.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Is Risen!

Taking pictures of three is not a skill I have mastered.  But even so, my kids looked darling for church this morning.  I love how cute they look together.

Teddy is wearing a Carter's striped button-up, purchased for $2 since my mom gave me a $10 reward she earned.  His crewcuts tie is from a sale when I still worked at J. Crew.  His chinos are also crewcuts, from a facebook garage sale site and his See Kai Run Adir shoes are from the Piperlime crazy referral credits a year ago.  He was so excited to wear a real tie, like Daddy.

Tillie is wearing a crewcuts tea rose poplin  bubble dress.  It's a gorgeous dress that must have been an out of season return as I got it for a steal last summer.  She didn't need it, but I couldn't resist.  Her glitter flats, necklace and white cardigan are all crewcuts from when I worked there.  (I may have stocked up on kid clothes when I quit...)  Her Easter bonnet is from Target last year.

Bea is wearing a Carter's dress I got for $1 at Once Upon a Child.  Her cardigan and socks are also Target.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Baby Bea is home!

Here's what little Beatrix wore home from the hospital.  When we found out we were having a girl I knew we would most likely name her Beatrix.  So, I immediately started searching eBay for newborn outfits from the Peter Rabbit line from babyGap.  The tags from this line all say, "Beatrix Potter for babyGap".  She just had to have something from it!  The bunny hat, jacket and pants are all from that line.  Her bodysuit says, "Hello" and is from Gap's Enchanted line and the socks are Gap Wonderland.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Garage Sale-ing

When we dressed this morning for garage sales I had no clue this would be the day BabySister would arrive!

Tillie's wearing a Camp dress with Hanna Andersson leggings and pink mary jane TOMS.  Ted is wearing a monster shirt from Goodwill.  There's no brand tag, but it is in European sizing.  His jeans are Crazy 8.  They were sold with the paint splatters, but the holes are just from typical boy wear.  (Not Ted though, I got them for a quarter at a sale.)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wet Morning

It stopped raining by the time we left for preschool, but the kids saw the puddles outside and were excited to wear their rain boots.

Tillie is wearing a Mini-Boden elephant applique tee I got at Nordstrom Rack a couple weeks ago.  Both kids think it's hilarious that the elephant is wearing socks and shoes.  We paired it with a crewcuts denim mini and star leggings.  She got a hole in the leggings last time she wore them, which annoys me a little because she was playing in the living room.  I still have no idea how she did it.  Her Cherokee wellies are from Target and her Gap rain coat is from a garage sale.  (This one is size 5, she had the same coat in size 2 as well.  It's great because it's lined in fleece.)

Ted is wearing Hatley wellies and a rain coat that I bought for him on a facebook group a year ago.  His jeans are Gap and his shirt is Mini-Boden(from ThredUp.)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday

It just seemed like the kids should wear green today for Palm Sunday.  Teddy's wearing a crewcuts jersey polo, Gap Party Outfits bike "critter" chinos and checkered Vans.  These pants are a little big, but he's running out of church pants options because of the holes.  He does have some crewcuts chinos, but I want to make sure they have no holes on Easter, so he can't wear them again until then.

Tillie's wearing a Gap Lawn Party dress from a consignment sale(from the consignor I always buy from...).  It was only $3!  She's wearing a crewcuts necklace, a hairbow I made for her 2nd Easter and Circo sparkle shoes.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


It became dreary, but this morning was lovely outside.  Teddy wore a striped Gap pocket tee(2006 -- garage sale or Goodwill), Genuine Kids skinny jeans and firefighter boots(from a friend).  He wears the boots any chance he can.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Today's Adventure: McDonald's & Target

Tillie had one request for Spring Break -- go to the play place at a McDonald's.  I think she'd gotten to do it once before on a road trip.  We picked Tim up from school and had lunch with him.  I'd be okay not going to another play place for a long, long time.  It was a lot of NOISY big kids.  Maybe during spring break wasn't the best timing.  I bribed them to leave early by offering a trip to Target to look at toys.

Teddy's wearing a crewcuts astronaut dog shirt I bought this week.  It was 40% the sale price in store(much cheaper than online!) and I knew he would just love it.  Also, it glows in the dark.  His red skinny jeans are Gap and his See Kai Run sneakers are from a garage sale, but I'm pretty sure they're from our friend Gus.  (I know his mom had things at this sale.)  Teddy loves them because he thinks the red wagon logo on the sole is a fire truck.

Tillie's wearing a homemade knot dress I bought at the Polka Dot Pearl sale last weekend.  There were two boxes of her daughters' outgrown clothes for sale and Tillie picked this out.  It was only $3 and I think she'll be able to wear it for a long time.  (Actually, it's pretty wide so it might actually be a knot top instead of a dress.)  Tillie's kind of over the moon about the fact that it's a "play dress".  She's already excited about wearing it at Camp.  We layered it over a cream Next tee from the thrift store.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dentist Day!

Just what every kid wants to do on their spring break!  (When I scheduled it I didn't realize that it was spring break.)

Tillie's wearing a new Gap shoe tee I bought this week.  Sale was 30% off, so I got it for $2.79.  I couldn't really resist that even though it's a size 4.  Kizie picked it out.  The shoes say "Let's Go" in yellow in them, so we added the crewcuts yellow star leggings under her chambray skirt.  Of course when you're wearing a shoe shirt you have to wear fancy shoes, like Circo sparkle ones.

This skirt is a size 3 and still gets worn more than any of her other skirts.  I'm thinking of making her one like it and almost bought fabric to do so last week.  But, then they didn't have what I was looking for at the location I stopped at.  If I don't do it now I'm not sure I'll get it done for a while...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pink and Green

Today's agenda was my doctor's appointment, Nantucket Bakery and Yesterdog with my mom and Kiz.  I think Til and Ted were happy they got to stay in the waiting room instead of coming back with me to the exam room.

Teddy is wearing a Ruum polo from Goodwill.  Ruum was 77Kids, the American Eagle kids brand until it was sold a year or so ago.  He's also wearing Genuine Kids skinny jeans and navy TOMS.  Tillie is wearing the pink Valentine's flutter I made her.  By adding the green Dreamspun leggings and necklace I think it pulls out the green in the heart fabric on the dress making it more springy.  Maybe you still think it looks like a Valentine's outfit, but since I spend a lot of time making this dress(3 years ago...) I want her to wear it more.  And, she likes it.  She did wear a cardigan when we were outside/in the car, but she took it off immediately
upon arriving inside a building.

Tillie thought it was so funny that there was only a "tiny baby snow" left this morning.  It's all melted now though!  (In that pile.  There's still snow in other parts of our yard.)