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You and Me / November 2016

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YOU (THURS)

  • Carrying “Bunny” and “Bear” around with you everywhere you go.
  • The way you say, bunny.  I sounds just like money…  and with the most tender-hearted tone of voice.
  • Asking to read more and more books. In love with story time at the library.
  • How much you hate wearing socks.
  • The fact that you will eat almost anything and say “Mmm… more!” Even raw zucchini for goodness sake!
  • The way you stare at me while I sing to you at church, with your arms wrapped around my neck, and then pull me close for the most tender-hearted kiss and head hug… Your eyes tightly squeezed shut.  Sometimes even a whisper to accompany, “mama…”

YOU (WYATT)

  • Becoming more independent than ever (except when it comes to eating, haha!)  “No mommy, I want to do it myself.”
  • So stinkin’ articulate. And your vocabulary…?
  • Enjoying learning about Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • SO happy to be attending church regularly again now that all of the sickeness that invaded our house/family seems to be subsiding.
  • Obsessed with being assigned (new) tasks/chores/jobs to do around our home and farm.  Loved learning to split wood with daddy
  • Taking a keen interest in learning how to use mommy’s DSLR (and even taking some dang good photos!)
  • The way your imagination play has just exploded. I love listening to your little voice explain, and teach and dream and create — and sometimes getting some unexpected insight as to how I talk to you!

ME

  • Feeling accomplished that I’m pressing that “publish” button a little more often around the ‘ol blog.
  • Overall just feeling happy and seeking to live with a thankful heart.
  • Pressing the reset button on a few shopping habits as of late.
  • Feeling excited about seeing family this week for Thanksgiving and stupidly excited to decorate for Christmas this year!
  • Taking Ohio’s weather mood swings as they come, haha…

Knitted fox hood cowl c/o Muki Crafts or get the pattern to knit one yourself. :)

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    Christina Akin
    November 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Just curious… do you thrift your kids clothes also? They are always dressed so well!

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      Laura Blanton
      November 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Glad you asked! And thank you! :) The short answer is: it’s a combination, approx 80:20 thrifted to new buys/gifts. After buying all new or receiving gifts for Wyatt (my oldest) through 18 mos (and feeling like we were bleeding money just to dress the kid…) I decided to give my local Once upon a child a visit and felt like I struck gold. I pieced together a cohesive wardrobe in one visit for less than I would normally have spent on maybe 5 outfits from Target… (much less any other small shop piece) with maybe one or two pieces (winter coat or swimsuit, etc.) missing. Of course with my new found knowledge (at the time) of a capsule wardrobe I felt like I was well equipped to do all my shopping in one visit and actually created “looks” with the pieces in store before buying them.

      Each season both sets of grandparents will usually gift them an outfit or two (for birthdays, holidays, etc.) and this definitely helps pull everything together in my opinion — and obviously helps out monetarily. And then I *might* buy them one ‘new’ (or splurge) piece each season. (This season it was their rain boots.)

      You are not the first person who has asked so I’m currently working on piecing together a blog post for January/February to share in how I pull together their wardrobes without breaking the bank. Spoiler: Having two boys has definitely helped! Lol.

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    Christina Akin
    November 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Oh I am excited for that post! I go to our Once Upon a Child as well – and sometimes I find some really great stuff there, but other times I leave empty handed. I guess that is the nature of thrifting! I also find it harder to put together a cohesive wardrobe while thrifting than say just buying a bunch of matching items on Carters or Old Navy. I think Capsule wardrobes were made for babies! They only fit for 3 months anyway :)

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