Friday, April 11, 2014

[5 and 5] Friday!

Somehow this week was simultaneously long as hell, but seemed to fly by... does that even make sense to anyone else?  Like one of those weeks where I wake up every day thinking it's Friday, and it's not, but then our days are so jammed packed that looking back it seems like it flew... no?  Well alright, on the list....

On Wednesday, I saw this cute tutorial on Small Fry, went upstairs, and whipped one up with some fabric scraps before Ashlynn was up from her nap.  I was procrastinating what I was going to give her to use to collect eggs at this weekend's community Easter Egg Hunt. I don't want to use her actual Easter Basket, since you know, Pottery Barn Kids isn't exactly cheap and toddlers are small tornados.

I was super close to spray painting her Target Dollar Spot Halloween bucket, or you know planning on doing that, but just leaving as is.  So this worked out great!  Giving myself a D for craftmanship, but it looks okay from afar and will get the job done.  Next year, I'll make nicer ones for both the girls. Challenge accepted!
In Bloom Boutique was kind enough to send me their ever popular Piko top last month.  I reviewed some amazing open cardigans during my pregnancy (here and here) and Kelly previously suggested the Piko.  It would have definitely accommodated my growing bump, but I feared it'd be shapeless and make me look like I was in a tent.  I think I was wrong.

Bump or no bump, this is hands down my favorite shirt.  I've been waiting for it to come back in stock in my size in white, but decided to just order navy instead while I wait.  I wear this with leggings while running errands or chasing Ashlynn on the playground, with jeans and a spring infinity scarf to birthday parties (above), and since it was actually in the high 60s this week I wore it with my beloved denim shorts.  It's perfect for nursing since it's loose and can act as it's own cover, no joke.  And the bamboo spandex material is so soft and washes great (I know, I deal with spit up remember).  Functional for moms, but fun for all.

Go grab one, and use code STRAWBERRY15 for 15% off your purchase! And as always, free shipping.

Party Fun.  And yeah, I don't have much else other than what you already saw... oops.

The winner of the Sugarplum Labe Boutique legging giveaway is ...  Erin Paulter Rowley!

Happy Weekend!


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  1. I need that shirt in my life. Like in 4 colors and ASAP. It's SO cute! Happy Friday !!

  2. I saw that tutorial on Small Fry as well and then really wished I had a sewing machine. But then I realized that would require knowing how to use a sewing machine...

  3. I am going to have to make that tote TONIGHT! We have an egg hunt at church tomorrow and R's pottery barn basket from last year is somewhere in storage and I don't want to buy her a new one until we figure out Littlest Miss's name. Thanks for the solution!

  4. Adorable little sack to hold easter eggs!

  5. Cute tote, I'll have to (ask my mom to) make it!! :) Ok, I'm going to have to get a Piko top (what do you think about the sizing..?). I've been putting it off but with free shipping + 15% off.. Thanks!! :)

  6. ha! And it runs big, I have a small, but would typically wear a xs/s in most clothing.

  7. The egg bag! The shirt! The gold polka dot leggings! I'm loving everything in this post!

  8. Love that shirt! Clicked the link and was surprised by the price too! Love that. And then scrolled down and noticed you are offering a discount. SCORE. It's like that shirt is calling my name...

  9. Elise Johansen HarveyApril 11, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Wow! That's a great shirt for leggings! I never know what to wear with mine.

    And that bunny tote is great! I'm glad I don't have to worry about a basket yet because I've got nothing. And I'm not sewing-inclined. I wish I could just whip up something on a moment's notice! Awesome!

  10. That top--- May be adding it to my closet!!! Cute!

  11. Ah! Love the Easter egg bag and that comfy top! I took some inspiration from you and started doing the Five on Friday this week! Happy Weekend!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  12. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!! I am so excited to have won! I can't wait for my little girl to wear her new leggings! :)

  13. That egg bag is soooo cute and creative!! And that shirt! LOVE!

  14. I am loving that shirt!!! Happy weekend!


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