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June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Dear Addison, I’ve heard people suggest that the baby in the family gets the short end of the stick, sometimes.  And I’m sure that you will feel you can relate to this at some point in your life.  I must confess that I did not make your birthday invitations this year.  I didn’t even get it together enough […]

a place to play

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

The playroom was not originally finished when we built our house three years ago.  It was left unfinished and stuffed to the brim with boxes that we didn’t want to unpack and furniture [that I very much intend to refinish someday] for which we have no place in our house.  I can still picture myself […]

Emergency Couch Makeover

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

So, the couch.  Just for fun, here’s the before picture again.  I could go on and on about how comfortable this couch is or the memories from my childhood playing on this couch; I could talk through the debate of washability (i.e., slipcovering) vs. being able to see the fabulous tufting.  I don’t want to bore you […]

Vintage Finds

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I have been loving all the vintage and vintage-look stuff out there lately.  My list of treasures to find at yard sales and antique stores is ever-growing.  On the way home from my annual haircut yesterday, I had a kid-free moment to run through an antique shop and I found boxes full of vintage lace.  […]

More Mermaids

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

So, the mermaid birthday party thing….it all started when I saw the most adorable mermaid plates and tablecloth in Pottery Barn Kids.  “Hey, Livi, do you want to have a mermaid party this year?”  Of course she did!  Addie was just a couple months old and I knew I didn’t have the time to go […]

Capturing Play Day

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I always look forward to Tuesdays.  No preschool, no activities, no work, just a day to do whatever we want.  Typically, I try to catch up on laundry and the girls play dress-up – do you see where this is going? In some of my journaling for yesterday, I wrote: “On Tuesdays, I am so […]

My To-Do List

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I like lists.  A lot.  I like making lists.  I like crossing things off my lists.  I really like to add things that I have already finished to my current lists, just so that I can cross them off.  I have all kinds of lists titled with all kinds of subjects.  Indoor Projects. Outdoor Projects.  […]

Sneaky Peeks

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

The countdown to this cutie pie’s party is on.  I thought you might enjoy some sneak peeks at the party plans. party hat party dress (you knew there would be ruffles) party shoes sisters’ party attire It is going to be a lovely day. <!– –>

Cutie Patootie

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

When I saw Megan’s ruffle bumsie a little while back, I knew I had to pick up a package of white onesies and perfect my ruffling technique.  I used her tutorial and serged each side of three 1.5-inch strips of fabric leftover from the aprons.  On my sewing machine, I increased the stitch length and […]