Today Andrew woke up with a fever of 102.7. Children are quite resilient though -- if I even had an elevated temperature, I would want to be lying on the couch feeling bad for myself, but Andrew rallied, and feels honored to have a Day At Home (Elijah took a sick day at the beginning of this week, and Andrew was quite jealous). Here he is playing beauty salon with Lavella (supervised closely by me while I was doing my own hair and makeup):
There was nail polish, a blow dryer, eyeshadow, lipstick and an eyelash curler involved. Jonah got in the middle of it, and before I knew what was happening, he had blush on his lips and mascara across his little nose. On the upside, this all happened on a tile floor, so no lasting damage came to the house.
The most precious moment: when Andrew had Lavella all made up, he said "Lavella, look at yourself! You look like a beautiful lady!"
Moving on to today's links!
Newly in love with this Etsy shop:
The headpieces at Giant Dwarf are exactly the sort of retro-inspired vintage look that I adore. If I could, I would purchase one of each of their Starlette crown, Rosette Fascinator, and Mini Heartlette Crown. Too sweet for words!
Black Garland Design has precious little cocktail hats that are totally inspiring me right now. I especially like the tiny pillbox hats.
If you are often finding yourself in search of the perfect shoe, bag, or other designer item at bargain prices, Beyond The Rack is the place for you!
I simply must stitch up a version of this Thinking Of You -- a brand new PDF embroidery pattern by Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching.
Loving these chalkboard speech bubbles by Jordan Ferney
This personalized photo-card is we're doing for class Valentines this year.
Sometimes I feel like Goldilocks when it comes to finding a great hat...most are too this, or not enough that... the Hannah Newsboy Hat, however, looks just right.
I've been wanting to make silhouettes of my children for some time now, and this tutorial by The Anderson Family looks like a pretty simple way to get a great result.
As soon as I saw these little heart barrettes, I was immediately in love. Tutorial via The Purl Bee.
I've printed out the tutorial to make this Dragon Dress. If I can manage to work out the sizing and fit it to me, this might just be my new Favorite Dress.
Brown butter, pistachios, and dried figs make this pasta dish sound unusually delicious! Beggar's Linguine by Dorie Greenspan
Slow cooker Vietnamese Pho from Steamy Kitchen -- yes please!
This is totally going on the menu for the upcoming week -- Roast Chicken with Dijon Sauce by Smitten Kitchen.
Mini Pumpkin Pies -- so cute, and a sweet party alternative to cupcakes.