Ballet shoes, a quote, & a pillow

Is anyone else experiencing a holiday hangover like I am?  Not that I'm complaining as I do love this festive time of year before we roll into the doldrums of January.  If you celebrate Christmas, I hope yours was a joyful one!  We had family from Austin, TX staying with us.  Quinn's Papa, Grandma Susie ("Sushi" as Quinn calls her), & aunties came to visit.  Along with her other aunt & uncle who live in Colorado, we had good times indulging in food, drink, & merry merry.  Of course Quinn was spoiled with many gifts from everyone including her Papa & Nana from Iowa (miss you!) as evidenced here & here.  Gifts aside, we felt very blessed to celebrate with loved ones.

Here to share small additions to Quinn's room that I made back in the fall.  
The fact that I'm posting these this year, that at least earns me a cookie right.  
I signed Quinn up for toddler ballet back when she was 17 months old & while she was skeptical at first (& refused to wear tights) she truly loves anything to do with ballet now.  
She's taken to reaching for her ballet outfit the minute she wakes & finding Angelina Ballerina on the iPad.  I often turn around to see her doing a wobbly arabesque, losing her balance, & crashing into a wall.  Then she bounces right back up & does it again.

Quinn outgrew her very first pair of ballet shoes months ago & I decided to frame them (not professionally preserved but it'll do).  So I did. What I also did? The ugly-cry.  I'm not a gal who's all about the feels, but I did get sad about the fact that she won't ever be this little again.

Sidenote: my 2 year-old currently wears size 7 toddler shoes. When she was born, the nurses joked that they almost ran out of ink/paper whilst doing her footprints.

I snipped some blooms from my filled-up Rifle Paper Co notebook.
Also framed a kick-ass quote by Kate Forsyth's The Witches of Eileanan (printed on gold marbled paper from Paper Mojo).  It was a long ago sleep-deprived-insomnia-induced-post-partum purchase.

Balloon "art" DIY here.

Hey!  Made a pillow cover from a Target towel on clearance ($3).  
It's a whimsical print on a thick, super soft terry cloth.

She didn't have a class this day.  
Just doing chores in her ballet outfit.  Or not doing chores.


See you in 2014!!