I am a stay at home mom of two little girls and I started this blog so you could get to know the face behind the store! PipLey's Boutique is an online boutique that sells new styles with a vintage feel! We carry a handmade jewelry line called Lyla Rose, and all pieces are made from vintage and vintage inspired charms. All of our items are affordable, and chosen with care! I hope you love the pieces!
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Today is super fun because I get to reveal what The Messy Project is, and the piece I got and how I styled it! I am so excited about this opportunity and how fun the idea is!! Kelly over at Messy Dirty Hair puts together this project every month, and what a great way to get to know other ladies and their styles!! So curious as to what it is.... Here is the deal...
The Deal: 1 Top 5 Girls 5 Different Looks 1 Major Blog Post Day
So when I got my vest I was so excited and my mind went crazy! I was pulling items out of my closet left and right and could not decide as to how to style it. I had it paired with a dress, skirt, jeans, shorts...you name it and I paired it! I finally decided to pair it with some items from my store and I hope you like it!
I hope everyone is enjoying this season as much as I am!! Some of my favorite things about the Christmas season are the traditions. I have a few that I remember growing up, and since having children of my own have tried to create some more. I have passed on watching Christmas Vacation every day till Christmas, and the love of wrapping gifts. I have added baking cookies and decorating, and also building gingerbread houses.
My beautiful girls (Photo taken by Melissa Porter Photography)
Making our Gingerbread Train
She loves decorating!!
I love making things with the girls and how excited their little faces get when we do something new. Finley, my oldest, is at the age where she thinks she can do everything and doesn't need momma's help. Pippa is still at the age where momma knows everything and she enjoys sitting in my lap and helping. I hope the girls remember doing these things with me, because I know I will never forget it!!
Fin and myself making cookies (yes she did my hair and makeup)
Pippa helping momma roll out cookies
Our final product!
I have so e fun things coming up on the blog this week!! PipLey will be involved with a giveaway, details tomorrow and I was lucky enough to win a chance to participate in The Messy Project over at the blog Messy Dirty Hair. So you will have to stay tuned to see what that is about!! Trust me...it is super fun!!
So sorry I haven't been on here in a while. The weeks are going by so fast
and we have so many things to do until Santa arrives! I absolutely love this
time of year because you get to see family that you don’t see very often!This past weekend we headed up to my in-laws
house in South Bend, Indiana. They had their big family Christmas party this
past weekend, and it was a blast!The
girls love seeing all their cousins and opening gifts.They open gifts so fast that it is a blur of
wrapping paper, bows, baby dolls, Barbie dolls, and then open this…open this…I
want this one open…ha ha.I get home and
start unloading everything and have no idea where some of it came from!
I love dressing my girls up for parties!Finley always wants to dress up, but Pippa is hit or miss…so anytime I have an excuse to get them all dolled up I take it!My mother-in-law got them the cutest matching dress this year, and they rocked them!I love how they are taking after their momma and being little fashionistas!
My Sweet Little Girls
My Sweet Little Niece Elisabet
We still have 3 more Christmas parties to go to, and I can’t wait to start
picking out there little outfits (and let’s be honest…mine too) for them.I hope everyone has a great Holiday and is
enjoying their time as much as I am!!
Yesterday was a rare occurrence in our household....Greg and myself went on a date!!! As most of you know I have a 4 year old and a 17 month old, but what most of you don't know is Pippa has never spent the night away from me ( except in a connected hotel room thanks to my amazing mother-in-law) and Finley has only 3 times; so when my mom said she would take both the kids overnight I could not have been more excited!! I was very nervous for my mother because let's face it my kids make Dennis the Menace look like an angel, and I really wanted them to behave so we could do this again! In my mother and mother-in-laws defense, they do offer I am just a little paranoid about them being away from me...so with the girls dropped off at my mothers house I decided to get dressed up and have Greg take me on the town.
I decided to wear an outfit from our store that is not an everyday dress. I wanted to go back in time and pretend I was a young 22 year old with no stretch marks, loose skin and a baby pooch...you mothers know what I am talking about. I wanted to knock the socks off my man, so I opted for our Till Midnight Dress and red lipstick!! I paired it with some tights, cuz lets face the truth..I am not a young 22 year old, and some adorable heels. I have to say I was satisfied with the outcome. We went to a great Chinese place P.F. Changs, then headed to an Irish pub called Claddagh's to get some drinks (this momma did it up) ha ha. We ended up getting home around midnight which I think the last time I was up that late was when the girls were sick.
Having a couple drinks
All in all it was a great night and went way to fast. I loved getting a little break and some me time. Thanks to my wonderful husband for making it such a special night!!