braiding hair

Mermaid Girl, A New Addiction, And Trying To Style My Hair

Jimmy dressed Sadie in a skort the other day while I was working in the kitchen and he was pretty concerned when he brought her out to see me. Here’s how our conversation went.

Jimmy: Babe, is this a skirt?
Me: No, it’s a skort. It’s a skirt with shorts underneath. 
Jimmy: Oh…
Me: What?
Jimmy: I thought it was just a skirt so I put her legs through one hole and then when I picked her up she just felt like a mermaid. 

Pink toddler skort from Children's Place

Sadie’s “mermaid” skort 😉

I looked at Sadie and sure enough, her legs were together in one leg hole of the skort just like a little mermaid. We had a good laugh after that.

So, I am becoming addicted to sewing. I bet you didn’t see that coming based off of my last post, lol. I got brave and bought fabric to make Sadie another dress.

Handmade toddler dress that was sewn

This one came out better than the last one, but I still don’t really know what I’m doing. I do know I’m having a ton of fun, though!

It took me about three days worth of nap times to put it together, which admittedly wasn’t the most productive use of my time. Seeing Sadie in her new dress was worth all the time spent accidentally poking my finger with a needle and looking up hand-sewing tutorials, though!

Hand-sewn toddler dress

Speaking of tutorials, I found a hair styling tutorial I could actually follow and do! It was for milkmaid braids.

It may me a little messy, but taming my hair is tough, so I’m calling it a win 😉

Milkmaid braids

Do you wear your hair in different styles?

If you have young children, who dresses them?


I’m happy to report that Jimmy thoroughly enjoyed his Oreo cake.


His brother and I bought him a telescope for his birthday. He’s already obsessed with it and I think it’s cute. Not the telescope, but his love of it haha.


After church on Sunday, Jimmy and I celebrated his birthday by visiting Ohiopyle State Park.




I spent Memorial Day with my family and Lola! My brother, who now lives 20 minutes away from my family(!!), came over and we had a cookout.


We also had barbecue chicken, scallops, cheeseburgers, avocado salsa, baked beans, and watermelon.


I watched my dad braid my mom’s hair. So adorable.


Lola was walked and made a trip to the gas station with me, as usual.


Now, about the title of this post, “Decisions.”

I have some exciting news. My brother and his fiance asked me to bake cookies for their wedding in July! Right now, we’re in the process of brainstorming which types of cookies they want me to bake. All I know for sure is that I’ll be baking 500 cookies. That’s about 42 dozen!

What cookies should I bake for Bill and Racquel’s wedding?