big news! the freckle blog + shop has a new home. please change your bookmarks!
the typepad blog will be up for a few more weeks, but after that, it will be gone. all posts have been successfully exported over to the new spot, so we shouldn't really miss a beat here. just remember to change your blogroll if you want to stay updated!
thanks so much, everyone, for all your support and energy and comments and feedback and love.
a big THANKS goes out to all of you lovely ladies who have placed an order over at the etsy shop in the past week or so!!! and thanks to the wonder that is click-and-ship, i am able to get orders out the door in the midst of the craziest, snowiest winter we've ever had here in central va! i think that i will try to catch my post lady tomorrow morning, and give her a loaf of warm banana bread. because she saves me from a lot of lugging, which i am also very thankful for.
so to all of you who have a new little something or other from frecklewonder, please remember to send me a picture! i want to see you stylin' your stuff!
look who is 21 months today. 21 months! how did this happen. she is such a little love, and i am so grateful that i get to spend every day with her.
this morning, as she was laying on her changing table, she grabbed her little feet, one at a time, and kissed her toes to say good morning. it's hard for me to think of anything that could top that sweetness.
we are having the most out of the ordinary, super snow-filled winter in central virginia. breaking records for most days with snow on the ground and having to call in extra plows from nearby states. (at least, i overheard that at the very busy grocery store today). there is another biggie on the way. the talk around town is that we're in for 30-40 inches.
i'm going back to my happy place now.
i am going to pretend that i'm somewhere sunny.
because right now, it is so very, very different out there. it's grey and cold and covered in a blanket of snow and ice. and it just doesn't seem like it's ever going to end.
i am off to make a brand new purchase: a snow shovel. because after getting hit with 30 inches over christmas, and then getting another 6 this weekend- well, i'm just not going to be caught without one ever again. it's snowing on top of snow right now, and they're calling for a big storm this thursday through sunday.
so be warned. should this weather continue much longer, my next step will be to don a straw hat + shades and sip hot chocolates with paper umbrellas while listening to tiny bubbles on my record player. because seriously? all this winter weather is starting to make me just a leeeeeetle bit crazy.
time for me to cut my shaggy head of hair.
so the question is:
go short with a cute bob? definitely a more polished look- probably more maintenance than i think? my hair isn't naturally straight, after all. but short is good- i've done it before and it's actually a very liberating, cleansing experience to cut off so much hair at one time.
find the middle ground? either of these could be a sort of happy in between- again, the straight look is higher maintenance- and also, i have never parted my hair in the middle, so i'm unsure about that one. super pretty though.
or keep the length, and just lighten it up with some long layers? my boys definitely vote for keeping some length. i also think that going this route first means i can always go back and take more off. but once it's gone, it's gone for a while. half an inch a month is the average, so they say. of course this kind of contradicts what i said about having that freeing chop!
see why i'm stuck?!
weigh in on this, if you care to- and i will make a decision this week and post pics of the winning 'do!
this week's update includes a bunch of cute things for the kiddos in your world. plus vintage blazers, shoes, housewares and more pretty dresses. pop on over to the etsy shop and have a look!
the wind is howwwwwlin' out there today! crazy weather for us this week- it started off spring-like, with temps in the upper 50s and gorgeous sun. followed by flurries and super cold temps. now they're talking about more snow. and i'm telling you- the 30 inches that we got right before christmas just melted away. i don't think i can handle more snow!!! even if it is winter! i'm ready for spring!
the reality is, we've got several more weeks to go, so i'm not getting my hopes up too much.
is it super cold + windy where you are today?
i've added a few more snuggly sweaters to the etsy shop. and will be updating more throughout the day when i can... more pretty 50s + 60s party dresses and next week- a few handmade things that i will be working on finishing up over the weekend! so stay tuned.
i love it when even just 'popping in' to one of my regular spots turns out some excellent finds. dotty and i made a trip to one of my favorite smaller shops this morning- one that happens to be sans carts. as we were getting out of the car, i realized that i forgot the stroller at home- ruh-roh! but was this going to stop me? ummmm, no! it just meant that we needed to be quick about it- get in and get out with a few treasures in our pockets. as you may or may not know from personal experience, a 20 month on the floor of a small, slightly packed thrift store is kind of a scary thing. i did spend most of my time reeling her back in- she was fascinated by *everything* and wanted to touch *everything* and hug every valentines bear, buddy and baby in sight.
but lookie! what treasures! well worth it. even if you have 10 minutes to spare- whether you've got a toddler in tow or not- a quick 'pop-in' to one of your local thrifts is sure to reward you in some way!
as an aside- i notice a lot that i end up finding things/putting things in my cart that are in a similar color story. without really meaning to do so- i end up coming home with things that sort of "match". today it was lots of pinks and oranges. sometimes i end up with greens or all greys. does this ever happen to you?