Thursday, June 16, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. 


Our new beautiful Nesting Dolls and Scarf from Russia.  Thank you Megan!
The Ipps also have some exciting news.
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Rose loves the swing!


Here is my "temporary" solution to our headband storage issue. . .
I keep them under the sink. How do you all store your daughter's headbands?  


Hubby took this picture on Sunday afternoon. . .
 We were all very tired after our fun weekend!  
Apparently I looked pretty much the same on the other couch.  
*He was sleeping on TOP of the pillows, level with the couch arm!  :)

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  1. Oh I love that picture of your sweet boy! I guess he's not too camera shy when he's sacked out! And I love the headband storage but I guess it's not really practical, huh? How about this oatmeal container storage idea? Dress it up with pretty paper and let the headbands decorate it. I wish my girls wore headbands!

  2. That is a really cute idea! I actually tried something similar, just using an oatmeal box without all the pretty paper/decorations, before deciding on the paper towels. Some of the headbands kept sliding down on the oatmeal box, whereas the paper towels were a bit thicker and held them in place a little better. Maybe I need to look around for a couple oatmeal boxes that are just a tiny bit bigger.

  3. Or cover them with some non-skid instead of pretty paper. It might not look as pretty, but if they are mostly covered with the headbands, you won't notice.

  4. Great idea! I think I'll try that!! Thanks, Charlotte!

  5. Oh, I didn't realize it was paper towels. lol, I thought it was toilet paper. Now thinking about it the toilet paper would have been a little too small around. :)

    I need to figure something out, too. Right now they are just stuffed into a bathroom drawer. Headbands don't seem to last very long in my house anyway. *sigh*

  6. Oh my, what a darling picture of your son! Isn't it funny all the strange places kids can get cozy and sleep?

  7. Precious! I also love the headband storage idea - I am stealing it for my own headbands. :)

  8. As always, great pictures! +JMJ+

  9. Oh, what a sweet sleeping boy!

  10. i love those nesting dolls!
    and your real life "dolls" too!
    both of your babies are so sweet, jessica!

  11. Hmm, maybe that is what my issue is. I make her headbands, etc and then I can never find them again. Storing them might help, huh?

  12. when i saw your temporary solution for headbands (genius, by the way), had a thought come to mind of some materials you may have lying around. take poster board and make it into a roll big enough to put a head band around. glue edges together to make a cylinder. cover with fabric, either like a tootsie roll and lay it down, or have fabric starting at bottom of cylinder pulled up to top with a bow for a standing one. does any of that make sense? lol

  13. You sound super busy!
    I am so happy you like the nesting dolls. They are from Mandrogi(Мандроги - the "g" is hard).
    As for the scarf, all the women were wearing them in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and every where else we went. It is the fashion to tie a long rectangle or square scarf, around your neck with different knots.
    In addition, you had to cover your head with a scarf if you entered a church. They even had scarves hanging by the entrances if a lady forgot hers. Yours is from St. Petersburg one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to!
    I prefer the lighter scarves on my head than the thicker wool ones. God Bless.

  14. Hair stuff...the cross of my I hung one of those wire basket hangers in one of the know, the ones with three baskets that normal people put in their kitchens for onions and potatoes and such? And we keep hair stuff in there.


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