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I’ve often said that I will look for excuses to match Harlow until she tells me that I’m not allowed to anymore — and I will keep on saying that and living it.  While sometimes I love matching her a bit more overtly, but other times I love being a bit more coy in my matching endeavors.  When given the opportunity to team up with a few gals for a mom and daughter style post, you know I jumped all over that!  

First up: Rackroom Shoes.  

I immediately was drawn to a simple pair of black boots for each of us!  I picked a tall, over the knee Women’s Boot for me and a Toddler fuzzy interior boot for Harlow.  We walk a lot given our city-living lifestyle including church on Sundays.  Boots that we can pair with dresses are key for us both during the winter.  I love that Harlow is a tomboy-princess.  You will often find her with a tiara and princess dress helping Andy in the basement with her Home Depot apron and a hammer.  So combining a fancy dress and boots?  It’s a combination that fits her perfectly. 

Have I mentioned how awesome she is? 

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Harlow was really getting into taking photos today.  In case you were wondering if life was boring around here…. ;)

Harlow’s dress was a find by my mother-in-law at the local Repurposed.

My dress is a nursing dress from emoi emoi ….that I will probably wear every day. I love it!

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Be sure to check out the gals sharing their holiday fashion with their mini-me’s today too!

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Sandy / Megan / Carly

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Thank you to Rackroom Shoes for sponsoring this post.  All opinions — and our obsession with these boots – are my (and Harlow’s) own. xo!

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They look like they are scheming …. don’t they?  Life is going to be a bit crazy, I think, with these cousin babes born two days apart.  When we were busy packing up the car to drive out and meet Teddy for the first time over Thanksgiving, I of course decided that I needed to make onesies for the occasion. 

Of course I did. 

“Andy, I’m going to need about 20 more minutes.  Don’t ask why.” Ha.  

Twenty minutes later I had 4 onesies packed in my bag for these cousin twins.  Did I kiss my ScanNCut?  You’d better believe I did!

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I kept both of the onesies super simple!  For the Cousin Baby A and B, I made two text fields measuring the same width.  I then positioned the Iron-On Transfer sheets on my mat with a constrasting color in place for the A and B, respectively.  These onesies Iron-On Transfer Flock Material.  

To make the Thing 1 and Thing 2 onesies, I did a quick google search and came upon this tutorial.  While I was tempted for a quick second to make matching strapless dresses for the little guys… (I’m completely kidding — click the link if you are absolutely confused.  Ha.)  I ended up with boring ‘ole baby onesies for these as well.  

I downloaded the images available in the tutorial and uploaded them into ScanNCut Canvas.  With quick Image Trace, I had my cut files for these onesies in a minute at most.  I saved those files on a USB Stick, opened them on my ScanNCut Machine, mirrored the image, set my blade depth — done and done.  

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I’m in love with how these little matching projects turned out!  And I’m also in love with how easily I made them thanks to my ScanNCut!  

I wasn’t even planning on mentioning this, but it seems dumb not to — the ScanNCut will arrive before Christmas!  Still time to pop it on your wishlist and receive it before the holiday!  Huzzah!  That’s pretty amazing. 

Harlow’s praying diligently for snow, so I will apologize in advance if her prayers come true for those of you hoping the white stuff stays away!

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I’m a paid spokesperson for Brother ScanNCut — all opinions and love for this machine are genuine and my own. 

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pipsticks. simple and awesome

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If you couldn’t tell by Harlow’s boring and unemotional facial expressions, she was pretttty excited about the rainy morning we took out our Pipsticks envelopes!  We spent the entire morning creating little works of art to hang on the refrigerator and send to family in the mail.     Our Pipsticks mail came chalk full […]

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a rainy day bathtub swim party // SwimZip with UV protection giveaway!

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The other day — when it was raining for about the 5th day in a row — I told Harlow to scurry on upstairs.  We were going to go swimming!!  She looked at me so confused when I told her we needed to get swimsuits on Jonesy and her, but when I turned on the […]

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Maman Poule

December 16, 2014

I told emoi emoi that I have a goal of making Maman Poule a well known and loved phrase here in the states.  It translates from French as “Mother Hen,” and I just love it.   So consider this post my first brainwashing post.  Beware of the subliminal messages I’ve hidden throughout — just kidding.   […]

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