Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Special Coupon Code for Pitter Patter Blog Readers :)
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through Wednesday, 22nd!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Flowers!

Our garden is blooming!  We are prepping and planting our veggies, lettuce & more... here are a few colorful blooms from our yard today.  I'm pretty sure the pink flowers above are the culprit for John Ryman's terrible allergies... Every year the day that tree blooms he is miserable the next few weeks- poor buddy!  Praying it doesn't last long and he can join us in the yard soon :)

Any favorites from your garden?  Or vegetable or herb that is a must-have in my garden? 

Guest Bathroom- Before & After

The Before:
This is how our upstairs guest (& now kids) bathroom looked when did our first (and only) walk through of the house before buying it.  I slapped some paint swatches on the wall and picked the brighter turquoise color, but never got around to painting the bathroom for almost 2 years! 
Finally I was fed up with random colors on the wall and the last of the dark wood trim in the house- so I grabbed the extra Agreeable Gray paint from our bedroom and painted away. 
I would say this is Phase 1 for the guest bathroom.  Even though we removed the bath doors, we still need to remove the tracks and putty the holes.  I also need to clean or replace the ceiling lights.  Long term dream would be to replace the one long mirror with two fun mirrors, update the counter or replace with double sink dresser style, and switch yellow tiling for white subway tile... but paint took me two years so all that will be a while :)
(Can you believe that was JR the summer we moved here?!)
The After:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Stitch Fix #4- Box Details, My Review & Wardrobe Ramblings
My next Stitch Fix box arrived!  I told y'all I would share my next box and how I'm liking what my stylist picks out for me, so here it is:
I love waiting for the kids to take a nap and then going through my box :) My own special quiet shopping experience.  I didn't have much to spend this time around and I was mainly looking for a new spring top, but I'll show you each piece my stylist picked out for me... The package includes 5 items, a return bag (with postage and labels ready), a receipt run- down, and a note from the stylist with 2 outfit ideas for each item:

The following B&W shirt is the one thing I ended up keeping this box:
LOVED this coral but since I couldn't pick both, I preferred the fit and classic style of the B&W just a little bit more.
This dress was even cuter in person, but just fit a little big at the top and around the arm holes. 
Perfect fit on jeans, again!  Still amazes me :)  I loved the distressed look and fit of these, but I do have some jeans a similar wash as these so I couldn't break my budget for them!  It did make me rethink how I style the jeans I already own- that's why I love the style cards they send with each piece!
It's nice not to feel forced to keep the entire box and they make it so simple to drop in my mailbox & fill out a quick checkout survey to explain what I liked and didn't like about each one.

At only 4 Stitch Fix boxes so far, I've already seen an improvement in the styles, colors and fit they choose for me.  I'm cleaning out my closet this week before bringing in my summer clothes and having a big yard sale!  I hope to make a little money so I can start filtering out my wardrobe.  I want to move from lots of clearance items that can only be worn with certain pants/tanks to cover an odd fit or holes... to less items that are higher quality, interchangeable without a lot of fuss or thought.  Does that make sense?  Or is it just me that has a pile of clothes on the floor when I'm getting ready to leave the house and I don't have time for that?  Maybe that will just always be me :)   

I would love to hear if you have tried Stitch Fix and what you think? Or if you have any tips on creating the perfect wardrobe with or without a stylist's help.  Feel free to comment below!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Family & a Sunny Day at the River

My aunt and cousins came to visit a few weeks ago from Chicago.  We always love and treasure time with them because they are so much fun and so encouraging!  What a treat to have them stay for a bit!  Vera and John Ryman loved every minute with the kids (who aren't kids anymore!) :) We spent a sunny afternoon walking by the river and snapped a few photos.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

He is Risen!

 Happy Easter!
 Snapped a few pictures of these kiddos last night.  Easter is always a busy day so I like to have a couple before just in case I don't have the chance on Sunday.  And as usual, JR gets goofy and Vera screams because she ate all the jelly beans :)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Free Shipping!

Free Shipping through Easter Sunday using the code "EASTER"

Simple Easter Decor

 Once I steam my chair covers & take my sewing machine off one end of the table ;) I'll show you all more of my new dining room table from Louisville Farm Tables.  I absolutely love it!  (I chose the white legs with the dark stain on top.)

Here are some of the kids favorite Easter books:
A few ideas to save money on seasonal items...
My mom went into Half Price Books and found tons of Easter books in great condition for $1 each! I always forget to run in that store, but I'll never buy books anywhere else now!  And I always save $5-$10 for after each season to browse the 75% off clearance.  Then it's extra exciting to get out your (cheap) new Easter decor the next year!  Even little things like festive paper plates or an Easter banner can save you lots of money next year.