06 October 2014

Transitioning Your Child's Wardrobe

With the change of the season comes a change of the wardrobe, but transitioning your child's clothing does not have to be a difficult task and it does not have to break the bank. For both boys and girls I have found that layers are the key! Most likely your littles are similar to mine and they are active and always on the go. As they move about from their day-to-day activities they are constantly shedding layers and then adding layers as they go from indoor to outdoor actives.

To wear a summer dress into the fall add a long sleeve shirt underneath or a cardigan on top. Pair it with knee high socks or even jeans for a whimsy, creative look. For boys we add a sweater or cardigan and switch out sandals for rain boots or ankle boots.

Another option is to consider pieces that are transitional and can easily transform into new outfits. Pictured above, Jessica wears the Serendipity Dress by Horray Haroo. The Serendipity dress lasts years rather than months because it is a grow-with-me style that transitions from a dress to a top to a skirt. The long straps allow for creativity in styling the dress so you can choose to wear the dress as a halter style or loop it through the back to create a bow. You can also wrap the straps around to feature a bow in the front.

As the days become cooler around here we'll pair our Serendipity Dress with leggings, boots and a long-sleeve top. On those extra cold days, which we tend to see around here, we'll add a sweater for extra warm!

*This post is in partnership with Horray Haroo. Hooray Haroo is a fun brand that creates stylish and delightful looks for children of all ages. Their wide range of kids apparel and accessories are targeted to quality focused parents and appeal to both budget minded and high end shoppers. Their designs may be simple or complex, but are designed with attention to details nd made with care. Their goal is to make children's clothing that reflects the spirit of joy, and freedom of play.

05 October 2014


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Jonas: This reminds me of Ferdinand the bull, sitting under the cork tree smelling all the pretty flowers.
Joshua: Determined to carry his bag of apples on his own.
Jessica: Soaking in the end of September's sun.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.

04 October 2014


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Jonas: His first experience with an out of state soccer tournament.
Joshua: First grade field trips and making new friends.
Jessica: These days, it's all about the braids.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.

01 October 2014

Autumn Air in the Orchard

A silence lingered in the still autumn air as we slowly approached the orchard. The rows of seasoned trees were met with overgrown grass and fallen apples that smelled of candied sweetness. A sweetness that yearned to find its way into freshly baked pies, cinnamon applesauce cooked on the stovetop and warm vanilla muffins and breads.

We were the only ones in the orchard. The stillness surrounded us and we ran quickly from apple tree to apple tree. The red delicious merged into the golden delicious and our baskets immediately filled with an array of colors. Bursts of deep reds and bright greens rolled from our hands as picked the pops of color from low hanging bows. The changing leaves brushed our hair and scratched our bare arms; we reached as high as our fingertips would allow, standing on tippy toes and swaying for balance in the soft wind.

My kitchen counters are covered in those sweet apples, an entire bushel of them to be exact! I always wondered just how many apples are in a bushel. Forty-two pounds later I now know. The autumn air has traveled from the orchard and into our home. October, we welcome you with open arms.