soul-less

love my family
love my family
love my family
love my family
love my family
love my family
Soul didn’t want to be in the picture, so she wasn’t. And you see Glow next to me? She always has to be with me and wouldn’t even let go for a second so that Ben and I could snap a picture together. She’s says she’s my baby and makes sure her sisters know it.

It’s spring break and we’ve had a crazy past couple days. I thought I would have all this time to do this and that, and this and that with the girls. We’ve done none of it! Zip. Zero. None.  We’ve had two visits to the doctor, one of which was to urgent care because they were playing on the couch (we tell them all the time that couches are for sitting and not climbing and jumping on), and Brave fell off and hit the coffee table. There was blood everywhere, me in a panic (blood freaks me out!), I look at the cut (oooh… it’s open and gushing alright!), get the baby from nap, load everyone into the car, and we’re off to urgent care. Then after waiting over 2 and half hours later, we finally go home and Brave has 5 stitches. Good thing she really lives up to her name and the stitches look like Spider-Man’s webs, because she didn’t cry when she got 3 injections of numbing medicine or when they had to stitch it up, and my Spidey loving girl thinks her stitches look kind of cool.

Now it’s Thursday, and well, I just feel kind of crazy and totally out of sorts this week because it hasn’t gone like I planned, but I just gotta roll with it, right?! There’s still time to do some Easter projects with the girls, the big girls go to WonderCon on Saturday, I mostly have Easter baskets figured out, and I think I will just have to scrap making them Easter dresses.

on me: shirt, handmade by me (see here). pants, thrifted. shoes, c/o lotta from stockholm. on the girls: dresses, vintage. cat bag, made here. shorts, misha lulu.

P.S. THANK YOU FOR BEING EXCITED ABOUT MY BOOK WITH ME! YES, I’M YELLING, BUT IT’S BECAUSE I’M SO THANKFUL!!!

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dance, dance, dance

love my family
love my family
i love my family
Thank you for all your excitement about yesterday’s news! Now that I’ve shared it and it’s no longer a secret, I just want to dance and par-tay! And all your enthusiasm really makes me so much more excited about it too! It’s been hard keeping that secret for a couple years (yes, a couple!). There’s a lot of excitement in our home right now, but we’ve also got a couple of the girls down with some sort of nasty cold. Ugh! We have spring break next week, so hopefully no one will be sick then, and we can play all day long, but spring cleaning will no doubt also be part of our days.

We had the most gorgeous day today. Even with some of the girls not feeling well, we had lunch outside, and I just spent 20 minutes sitting near them, enjoying the warm sun, as they sang “Let it Go” for the millionth time. I didn’t do anything, but just sit there. It was bliss. I need to make more of those “cherishing the moment” moments happen often. I’m a busy body, and am always go, go, go, so I need to remember to be still sometimes and just take it all in.

on me: dress, vintage. shirt, kohl’s (last year on sale for 8 bucks!). clogs, c/o lotta from stockholm. on true: dress, c/o fab kids. shoes, old navy. on brave: shirt, homespun vintage. pants, c/o fab kids. shoes, gap kids. on soul: dress and shorts, vintage. shoes, thrifted. on glow: dress, vintage. shoes, old navy.

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they’re so cool

sunshiny day
sunshiny day
sunshiny day
sunshiny day
sunshiny day
This particular morning, I was making suggestions of things they can wear, which doesn’t happen that often these days, and well, they didn’t take any of them. The girls plainly said, “Mommy, we look cool.” I also learned that morning that Brave prefers not to wear dresses because Spider-Man doesn’t wear dresses. Duh, mom! Well, Soulie gladly put on a dress and said, “I look like a queen.” Oh these girls… love them!

Gusta sent over this romper and it’s my first time trying out one of these one piece things, though I do wear overalls. The verdict is that I kinda like it, and I’d love to try sewing myself a jumpsuit inspired by this one. My one change would be to raise that neckline because my name ain’t J. Lo.

on me: romper, c/o gusta. necklace, lisa leonard (this one). shoes, steve madden (my v-day gift from ben!). on true: shirt, vintage. jeans, old navy. shoes, old navy (last year). on brave: shirt, c/o old navy. short, misha lulu. shoes, gap kids. on soul: dress, vintage from ms. tips. boots, thrifted. on glow: dress, vintage. shoes, c/o old navy.

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the girls and my technicolor coat

the five of us
the five of us
the five of us
the five of us
When I go through the closet purging mode, I always come to this blazer-jacket thing and debate on it. Sure, it gets worn once a year, if that, but it fit greats, the fabric feels wonderful, and it’s just so different (in a good way, at least to me). Ben found it in a Texas thrift store for me long ago (back when thrift stores weren’t so picked through), and I’ve only worn it a handful of times, but it’s just of those things I can’t give up. According to those promoting a minimalism wardrobe, it getting worn once a year probably means it needs to be moved on, but I really just can’t.

I think it’s just one of those pieces my girls might pick up one day when they fit it, and say, “Wow! Mom, this is so cool!” But then again, I could be wrong, and they say, “Mom, this is hideous. Why’d you keep it?!” Who knows?! I guess it will be an experiment of sorts and we will see what happens on that “one day.” I’m pretty good at letting go and purging my closet, but for now this jacket stays. Do any of you have any pieces like this that you think of getting rid of, but don’t?

Oh and these black shoes of mine are one of my faves! It might be my best deal ever as I scored it at the thrift store for just 2 buckaroos!

on me: jacket, vintage. shirt, everlane. patchwork jeans, old navy. shoes, thrifted. on true: dress, panache box. jacket, vintage members only. leggings, hello hi apparel. pin-dot sneakers, old navy. on brave: shirt, misha lulu. jacket, thrifted. pants (she wear these all. the. time!), misha lulu. shoes, gap kids. on soul: dress, misha lulu. boots, thrifted. on glow: jacket, vintage. dress and leggings, misha lulu. shoes, old navy.

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we’ve got springtime fever

chambray and camo
chambray and camo
chambray and camo
chambray and camo
chambray and camo
chambray and camo
chambray and camo
chambray and camo
The girls have been an extra ball of sass and shrieking lately, particularly that baby of ours. I think it’s because they have springtime fever. Ever since that time change, we’ve definitely felt that surge of energy and we are loving having that extra light! The girls are counting down until the official jump into spring, so there will probably some sort of little celebrating here on Thursday. We like to celebrate even the simplest things! And I know, I know, we’re Californians, so it’s pretty much spring (or summer) year round, but it’s still exciting for us nonetheless.

Jumping into what the girls are wearing now, can I say how much I wish Glow’s romper came in my size (maybe I should sew myself one). I would totally wear that and her cute little silver sandals! I actually have a similar pair and I got her those so we can match. In the past, I’ve never been into being too matchy matchy with my girls, but lately, I’ve been into it (see proof here). I’ve also noticed True sort of studies what I wear and tries to recreate it. She even does that little bit of front tuck sometimes. Brave tells me her style is girly, but sporty, and she’s always wearing some sort of red and blue combo (or at least she tries to) because of Spider-Man. Thus, she was happy to pick out this Spider-Man shirt from Old Navy and pair it with a blue striped skirt. Actually, both True and Brave’s shirts here both came from the boy section of Old Navy! Soul’s latest thing is wearing things that are short. If I hand her a dress to put on, she’ll say, “Is it short?” Oye! She likes things really short, but thankfully, she likes to wear shorts or leggings under her really short skirts and dresses. Oh these girls! It’s fun seeing their personalities in how they dress themselves.

on me: dress, handmade (by me, see here and here). shoes, anthropologie (a couple years ago). necklace, lisa leonard. on true: camo shirt and chambray skirt, c/o old navy. shoes, vintage. on brave: spider-man shirt, striped skirt, and polka-dot sneakers, all c/o old navy. on soul: chambray dress and gold sandals, c/o old navy. sweater, panache box. on glow: chambray romper and silver sandals, c/o old navy.

*This post was sponsored by Old Navy. I sincerely thank you for your continuous support of this space and my sponsors. I’m truly so grateful! xoxo

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