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This outfit was a happy accident. I had set out something else to wear but when I tried it on the dress was much tighter and shorter than I remembered - far from church appropriate. I was in rush so I decided to fall back on an old favorite - this skirt paired with a black sweater. While tearing apart my closet in search of the sweater this jacket caught my eye - I can't believe I hadn't thought to pair these two pieces together sooner.


Some may find it a little weird, but my favorite thing about this outfit is that it is made of all clearance or thrift finds. I can't remember the exact price of everything, but all together I'm pretty sure this outfit cost less than $25. 
I adore the umbrellas and buttons on this top; it's very tempting to wear it every time it rains.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the giveaway I'm hosting with a wonderful new online boutique ever+mi.crush.

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Small Graces

A weekly reflection inspired in part by Bob Bennett's song "Small Graces".
"sometimes they slip by without notice sometimes they are very hard to see other times it's very clear when they are happening to me" 
This week was Husbandie's university's fall break so he had couple extra days off. We spent one of them at a local children's museum. It was an amazing day! It was a little hectic keeping track of all three kiddos sometimes, but we had a blast exploring. I had intended to write post about it but I never found the time; here are a few photo highlights. 









And here are a few other happy things from the week.



"these are the small graces, the little moments when the miracles come... they are a reminder to the heart there is more to life than meets the eye... He is in the small graces.... small graces pointing me to the larger one... little glimpses of the kingdom come..."

A Giveaway

I am super excited about today's post because not only am I hosting my first giveaway but I get to tell you about an amazing new online boutique, ever+mi.crush. It is the brain child of a husband and wife team who share a love for vintage art, design, music, and fashion. The boutique is full of trendy, with a bit of vintage flair, pieces from a variety of up and coming designers such as Dear Creatures and Darling UK. Their collection is impressive enough in itself (I want almost everything), but what sold me on ever+mi.crush is their commitment to affordability; their prices are 10-20% less than their competitors. 



Now for the giveaway...ever+mi.crush has offered to send one lucky reader this beautiful necklace


Isn't it a perfect fall and winter accessory? Enter below for a chance (or 3) to win!

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DIY Straw Drop

Keeping Little Lady busy during our school time has proven to be a bit difficult. She wants to do "cool rk" too, so I have tried to come up with a couple little games for her to play. The most successful by far has been the straw drop. 


It's a pretty simple concept, the colored straws are dropped through the matching colored holes. 

It's also pretty simple to put together... 
Supplies: empty oatmeal container, black spray paint, paper, pencil, scissors, paint chips, x-acto knife straws, tape, & stickers 
Step 1: spray paint outside of oatmeal container Step 2: draw lid size circle on paper (ours was the same size as a cd) Step 3: fold and cut circle into four parts Step 4: trace parts of circle on to paint chips, cut out, tape to lid Step 5: use x-acto knife to cut straw size circles from lid (a hole punch could also work)  Step 6: add stickers 

Frankly, I have been quite shocked by how huge of a hit this game has been. She wants to play with it almost everyday and it …

Style Summary

Once a year or so we get a $10 off any purchase coupon from JCPenny's. It's always a fun surprise (we have no idea how we got on their mailing list) and I've never had trouble finding a treasure.  A couple fall's back it was this purse, which after the coupon cost less than $3. 


I didn't get a lot of outfit pictures taken this week - we were a bit busy as well as recovering from a weekend road trip. Since this is a small post I thought I'd share some of the ways I've remixed Thursday's skirt. I bought it on clearance at Anthopologie about 2.5 years ago. I was immediately drawn to the colors and pattern - it reminds me a bit of a watercolor painting. It's hard to see in the photos but the waist of the skirt has a fun draping detail and the top layer of material is delicate and slightly sheer. I tend to gravitate towards the cooler end of the color wheel when it comes to clothes so this skirt has played well with my closet. 

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Small Graces

A weekly reflection inspired in part by Bob Bennett's song "Small Graces".

"these are the small graces, the little moments when the miracles come... they are a reminder to the heart there is more to life than meets the eye... He is in the small graces.... small graces pointing me to the larger one... little glimpses of the kingdom come..."








I feel like I say this a lot but the week flew by. The kids and I got home from our trip to Kentucky Monday evening, and then I babysat everyday the rest of the week except for Wednesday when I subbed. Incredibly grateful for Husbandie who kept the kids busy with a bike ride and a trip to the park today while I finally unpacked and caught up on some sleep.

Kentucky Horse Park

This past weekend the kids and I left husbandie at home and embarked a little adventure to Kentucky  where we watched Aunt Emily compete in a horse show. Maca joined us for the trip and we made a stop in Indianapolis to pick up Aunt Heather and Baby Wren. The Kentucky Horse Park was beautiful and it was such a special treat to see Aunt Emily doing what she loves.  Here are few pictures of our adventure. 

















I was a little nervous about how the kids would handle the trip but they amazed me and did a wonderful job. They are quickly becoming pros at road trips, but hiccups are still unavoidable