I wrote about going to the Country Living Fair the other day, but today I decided to do it a little more justice. It was a GREAT weekend with (mostly) just mommy and daddy time. This was my birthday present, and frankly it was like an anniversary present too as #1 and I don't go off by (mostly) ourselves very often. Here is Little Miss Serious posing.
The fair was held in Columbus at Ohio Village which is a historical site. We were able to do the fair, look through some of the village buildings and go through the museum. There were tons of people there. Many people had brought wagons and big carts to haul away their finds. I walked away with a small brown bag.
I know this is a weird angle, but I was trying to avoid everyone else posing by the pumpkin pile. There was always someone there so I didn't really have a chance to get a good picture.
#1 kept telling me I could buy something if I wanted. I bought some mittens on Friday night as it was in the high 50s and rainy and my hands were FROZEN. On Saturday we bought a little bit of paint to try and spruce up our kitchen cupboards. We haven't had time to try it yet. And although there were hundreds of things that were so cute or unique or fun, I really didn't need any of them or like them enough to spend money on. Until...
I came to the booth by Swing Set Designs. Oh. My. I loved her stuff. I knew I couldn't get something for both girls, so as usual Rosebud won out as Sweet Pea will grow into it. However, she didn't have anything in Rosebud's size that I really liked. Plus, Rosebud doesn't exactly have a size. Depending on the brand she wears a 3/6 or 6/9 month bottom (except for jeans/pants when she is too tall and I have to literally PIN her pants on everyday) and a depending on the brand a 12-18, 18-24 or even sometimes a 2T top. The lady there saw I was interested but not quite finding what I wanted.
She gave me her card and had me contact her about something custom. I gave her all of Rosebud's measurements and she went to work. She didn't even charge me shipping and handling. I don't think that is what she'd normally do, but I was thankful.
I asked her to make the skirt about 6 inches longer than normal so we could get more use out of it. As it turns out the shirt is a little big too so I bet she'll still be wearing it next fall. The skirt is a twirly skirt. LOVE.
Knowing the dress was on its way (and what material it would be, I had picked that out at the fair) I found these tights on clearance to go with it. And THAT is what I bought at the Country Living Fair.
**If you like this I can ask the designer if she'll take more orders as I have her contact info. She was very easy to work with.
Snug loves life. At eight years old, he is a big brother four times over, a role he takes very seriously. He loves to read, swim, run, play Legos, and hear stories. He is sensitive to the needs of others and has a very kind heart.
Little Monkey Man
Watch out world! This middle child is not about to be left out of anything! Formally known on this blog as "Baby J" he is a baby no longer. His sense of adventure is downright dangerous and he will push your buttons all day long. This six year old is very generous and has a sweet smile that will light up a room. Don't let him use his "eyes" on you or you may fall under his spell!
Four years old and quite the little lady. Not sure what we'll do with all of her emotions, but loving watching her grow. She loves ballet, preschool, and church and all of her friends-both real and stuffed variety.
She's three! Hard to believe how fast time goes by. She's my girl and she's demands lots of my love. Growing, changing, and making us all laugh (and scream...not gonna lie), this little one is so precious.
Oh this baby. Easiest one, cheeriest one. Laid back, happy, sweet.