Easter Outfits

Next up for an Easter outfit – baby M! Since I already did the suspenders and bow-tie look for him for Christmas, I decided to go a little more low-key for this holiday. I found the sperry top-siders for him before he was even born and knew they’d be perfect for an Easter outfit. Then I found the little seersucker pants that were just – seersucker pants for a baby so how cute is that? Then I threw in some accessories and this adorable Easter outfit was made.

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1. A bunny hat, because how can a baby not wear a bunny hat on his first Easter? 2. A basic gray zip up sweater from Zara. 3. Linen shirt from baby GAP that he can wear all summer with the sleeves buttoned up to make short sleeves. 4. Blue striped seersucker pants, these from Ralph Lauren are similar to the ones I found. 5. Adorable felt carrot basket from Paper Source for gathering eggs. 6. Adorable baby Sperry top-siders that I actually found on clearance at TJ Maxx (lucky find!).

Decoupage

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Decoupage is the craft of decorating an item by gluing layers of paper on top of something to cover it – and let me tell you, there is no easier craft to “master” than decoupage. And I say “master” because there’s really no way to mess up decoupage so your project will always come out looking great! I wanted to create a special piece of art with our new guy’s name to hang on his nursery wall (I’m thinking above the tickle monster and family photo). I saw these craft letters at Paper Source and thought decoupaging them in paper to match his nursery would be a great idea. Today, let’s talk about the decoupage part and in a few weeks I will post how I put everything together.

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To decoupage, you’ll need: Mod Podge, craft letters (or whatever item you want to cover), a brush for the glue, scissors, pieces of paper cut into small-ish pieces.

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Start by covering a small section of your craft letter with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Lay paper over and continue over the entire letter covering with more paper and glue – you can glue over the paper too if you’re layering over pieces to get it to stick down.

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Use your fingers – get messy!

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Once your letter is completely covered, brush a final layer of Mod Podge over the enter thing and let dry completely.

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See, there’s really no way to mess this up! If you live locally, I will be teaching a Decoupage Craft Class this fall at Arlington Community Education – stay tuned for a date to be announced!

Couple Things

SO glad it’s Friday.  We had a pretty good week around here…

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I got to wear my favorite raincoat with a few rainy days this week.

 

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Z got to try out her tricycle with all the warm/sunny weather we had too and I got to wear my favorite espadrilles to the playground – we are so ready for this nice weather…

 

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Poor Maxine got stuck in her own scratching post cave. She’s just too big for it…

 

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We got Z some jumbo Crayola Crayons and she immediately hopped on the phone and took notes with her purple crayon.

 

Have a great weekend, here are a couple links for you:

We got Chopsticks this week, not as good as Spoon, but cute!

I do love Gwynnie, but this dress might be a bit much!

I love the quirky Mother’s Day gift ideas at Paper Source

but I think my mom would just like this orange trench coat!

Have you seen the new DVF line at GAPKids?!  It’s so cute – I want to get these espadrilles for my Z.

What to Wear – Z’s Easter Outfit

Ok, we all love this adorable polka dot dress from the Jason Wu for Target/Neiman Marcus line, right?  Well as soon as it went on sale after the holidays I got one for Z to wear on Easter.  Here is how I’ll style it for her Easter Sunday look.  I just love little girls’ looks on Easter – with formal dresses, white tights, and party shoes.  So sweet.

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1. Bunny hair clips from Seed Heritage; 2. Jasun Wu for Target/Neiman Marcus, no longer available; 3. Zara baby velour jacket; 4. Teeny tiny cross necklace from Nordstrom; 5. Melissa & Doug plush bunny; 6. Cute, colorful felt carrot Easter basket from Paper Source; 7. Metallic bunny mary janes from Seed Heritage (aren’t these just the cutest baby shoes you’ve ever seen?!); and 8. Carter‘s ruffle bottom tights.