Friday, June 17, 2011


with the randomness. Apparently, that is the only way my brain knows how to function anymore. So, this summer has been a busy one so far! I'm really enjoying it but some days I wish it would just s..l..o..w down a little. We have been busy with beach days, rainy days, play dates, etc. All on top of the normal day to day, my fabric shop, my husband's biz and extra church events that we are working on. Whew! This weekend is no exception as we have a my twin nieces' birthday party tonight, 3 things planned for tomorrow (not quite sure how we'll be in 3 places at once but we'll see) and then Sunday...ahhh, Sunday. NO PLANS for Father's Day. I asked my husband what he would like to do. He said he would like to go out on the boat with no cell phones, laptops, etc. Just the 5 of us enjoying each other. BLISS!!! I cannot wait! So, here are a few things I have been meaning to blog about... First, Belle had her dance recital. So.Stinkin'.Cute! She was amazing. My heart was bursting with pride! She is a tap dancer at heart and I love it!

Next, we have a few new items in the shop that I feel the need to highlight.

Amy Butler has a few new patterns out right now. I love them both equally so I bought an extra one of each so my mom and I could make a few. Not sure when we'll fit that in but hey, you never know! The Sunday Reversible Sling looks like a perfect bag to have around this summer. It comes in two sizes. Love that!

The Charm Clutch is so cute. I love it because most clutches are small and I don't know how to do small when it comes to a purse/tote/handbag/clutch. So, this is perfect for me.
Next, have you seen Anna Maria Horner's LouLouThi line? I am in love with the colors and the prints. So luscious! This one is one of my faves:
Okay, so I know I've talked about this book a little too much for the little amount that I seem to be blogging lately but I cannot help myself! It has made me think in ways I didn't know I could before. Ann Voskamp is seriously a word genius with a passion so deep, it almost hurts to read. Does that makes sense?
I was reading (way too late) last night and I felt my heart aching while reading about her everyday encounters with God's grace. I've had moments like she's had and have failed to see the gift in the circumstance but she has shown me a new way to view an "ugly" gift. (No, not the gaudy sweater you were given 3 birthdays ago) I mean the "ugly" gift when your kids are fighting AGAIN and you just want to scream and stomp your feet and throw a tantrum. Instead, we can look at this time as a time to get to the bottom of things. I've learned that there is so much underneath some of that "ugly".
Oh, and I hear my two big kids in the background are going to give me an opportunity to try this out again. Thanks guys!!! :) So, I am seriously challenging you to read this book.
And last but not least, because it is so important and I feel so strongely about sharing this...I give you my drink of Summer 2011:
I am so not a McDonald's girl but this is SO good and refreshing! I am addicted. I've had 3 this week. YIKES! Go treat yourself to one...or 3 to make me feel better! Thanks.
Alright, now that I've written my own book and I hear chaos happening downstairs, I best get going. Have a lovely weekend! Morgan