Sunday, October 18, 2015

Big Girl Bed

You might remember that Anna Ruth got a big girl bed for her birthday. We found the actual bed on Craigslist. I knew a white bed would look better in her room. Clint did a great job sanding and painting it. Now it's perfect! Earlier in the year I scored one of my all time favorite fabrics on eBay for a HUGE steal. I wanted to use it somehow for her bedding. We were so blessed to have a very talented lady sew the (long) bed skirt and pillow sham. I still have a few more finishing touches but I just love the way it all came together.

She even "quilted" the pillow!

Friday, October 16, 2015


No typo here...GatlinBURGER is what Anna Ruth calls it. Recently, we took a long weekend and headed to the Smoky Mtn. Of course that meant a visit or two to Dollywood. With season passes (thanks Joe/Lo) we have turned into a DW family. Clint and I probably love going as much as AR does now. We also took at drive up in the National Park and saw the gorgeous fall foliage. We had a great time!

Dollywood day 1
Anna Ruth's DW show debut. She interacted with the cast so much during the performance that they brought her up during the last song. Our girl isn't shy to take the spotlight!
Group photo with the cast
And of course, felt the need to hug them!
Moving on to our scenic drive up the Smoky Mtns.
This is what AR saw on the ride up...
And was a wee bit upset when I told her to take the sucker out for a picture.
"Fine, put it back in..." Notice the switch in mood that occurred in less than five seconds! Ahh, 3 yr olds!
Back at DW- day 2, season passholder's breakfast
Happy Fall Y'all!

Fashion Show

It's defiantly not a secret that I love dressing up Anna Ruth. Clint calls it one of my hobbies--I'm fine with that! My absolute favorite is dressing her for church. And just like with everything else, I have to take a picture before we leave the house, to document her cuteness! 😀  Some of my recent favorites:
Of course I loved this tulip dress so much that I had her pictures made in it. Everything from the color to the style is so sweet.
Vintage dress I found--I think I can let the hem out of this one and get another year of wear.
Custom smock dress--again, should be able to wear next year too. I love Swiss dot fabric!
Earlier in the summer. This jumper has hidden pockets which always get the seal of approval from AR. Like her mama, she loves a dress with pockets!
This is another favorite. We have worn it multiple times. "Happy as a Lark"--my Nanaw's favorite saying. Look for this dress to make another appearance around Halloween.
Clint's mother made and smocked this dress for his sister. It's going to AR's new cousin Gwyn next so she can wear!
This wasn't a church outfit. I bought this vintage pinafore off eBay. It has a really sweet story that I'll have to share sometime. I love little girl's vintage dresses!
She has her church bag and is ready to go!
By far, this cherry dress is one of my favorites!
Explaining parts of the leaf to me...cute AND smart!
Again, not church but an everyday outfit. I love her in pink!
And this is for my records to have proof that there is still some blonde in her hair!