Jan 22 2015


04/52 – Showing me her bellybutton. 

…and a bonus, because look at that beauty!  Her new bedroom was my childhood bedroom.  The room had been painted once since I had been in there, but the closet remained the original colour.  When I was painting the room before we moved in, it was bittersweet painting over the bright sea foam green that I chose as a young girl.  I never would have thought that one day my daughter would be sleeping in the very spot my bed was as a girl.

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Jan 15 2015


A few months ago I was contacted by a company called “eShakti” to try out one of their dresses and write about my experience with them.  eShakti is a unique clothing site that offers beautiful clothes with completely customizable sizes, and options (adding sleeves, pockets, changing necklines, etc.)  They have sizes from 0-36W, which is pretty awesome.  I was pretty excited when I read about what they did, and was even more excited when I saw the dresses.  When I did this, it was just before Thanksgiving and so I picked a very Autumn-y type dress (and I REALLY should have blogged it then…sorry!)  When the dress came I was so impressed with the quality, as well as the fit.  My only complaint is my own fault and that is that I changed the hemline from the default (because I usually find most dresses too short) but it ended up being a touch too long.  Because the dress is finished off so beautifully (fully lined!) it’s not an easy task to take the hemline up a bit.  Anyway.  What I LOVED about the website is that I can customize a dress to my measurements exactly.  I purposefully picked a more fitted dress because that is the kind of dress that I can never seem to find just off the rack.  Usually anything that fits the hips is gigantic everywhere else.

They offer amazing sales, and had I been a responsible blogger, you could could have taken advantage of a coupon code they gave me…that expired at the end of the year.  Oops.  BUT…the sales are fantastic.  And the non-sale prices are really great too.

I was so impressed with the company, I just ordered my second dress (like this one, but it’s navy with white trim) a week ago and it’s due to come any day now.  Honestly, there are so many cute dresses that it will be difficult to not order a whole boatload of dresses.  Like I need it…

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Jan 14 2015


03/52 She has a penchant for being in boxes.  This time she was playing peek-a-boo with my mom as she was unpacking boxes in their spare bedroom.

We are finally getting a little more settled in with my parents.  Lucy’s room is now finished, but we are still waiting for our living room /office space to be finished off so we can move the rest of our furniture over.  That can’t come soon enough.  I am so ready to be rid of our rental suite forever and ever amen.

PS: I wish I could say that I have other posts planned that aren’t the 52 Project, but the truth is…this is the best I can do right now.  I have an outfit post from a wonderful company that I’ve been meaning to post since November but, of course, our lives have been a little more than crazy since then.  Maybe I’ll be inspired to share more than just Lucy’s weekly photos…haha…

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Jan 8 2015


2/52 – So much joy as she crawls around under the sheets while I try to make the bed every morning.

What a difference from this years second week of the project to last years second week.  I remember when I took last years picture for the second week I was so upset about the fact that her portrait was in the hospital.  It wasn’t what I had imagined for my weekly portraits.

It was hard to imagine at that point what a year could bring.  I love that exactly a year from that sad hospital picture, here Lucy is: thriving and joyful!

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Jan 5 2015

The 52 Project 2015

1/52 –  A cold snowy day (that didn’t last) where we skipped church because we couldn’t find half our church clothes due to moving the day before.

Joining in with Jodi (Practicing Simplicity) again for the 52 Project.  This year I hope to be more deliberate with photos.  I tend to be much more candid and therefor take more photos.  It’s not always easy to be deliberate with a toddler, but that’s what will make this a good challenge.

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