Friday, April 6, 2012

Because Sometimes You Can’t [and shouldn’t] Do It All

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Today I picked up this maternity dress from Kohl’s as a back up Easter dress. I would love to have my dress that I’ve been working on all ready to go. But yesterday didn’t go as planned (yay pregnancy!) and that was when I planned on doing the bulk of my sewing. We’re hosting Nolan’s family for dinner on Sunday and I have a lot left to do to get the house ready. I’d rather have my house in order than wear a homemade dress. And I’d rather feel like I’ve gone into Easter with the right focus than feel rushed and frazzled and tired. So if I get around to finishing my dress, fantastic. If I don’t, I have something cute to wear and I WILL finish the dress and my The Making of a Dress series next week.


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The thing I do love about the dress I picked up is it will go really sweetly with what Jace will be wearing—this sweater vest and polo (also from Kohl’s) with khaki pants. I’ll wear a white cardigan with my dress and have Nolan wear khakis and a white polo and we’ll be quite the cutely coordinated family!

And no, Kohl’s did not sponsor this post in any way. I just love having a coupon to take 20% off already discounted items.

What are you going easy on these days since you, too, probably can’t do it all?

9 comments:

  1. I love that dress! I hope we get to see a family picture!

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  2. Cute dress! I saw that dress in the maternity section the other day when I was there and almost mentioned it to you, but figured that you were already making one! Good idea on simplifying, I tend to put too much on my plate for holidays and then don't always enjoy it as much.

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  3. I totally feel the same way! I spent like 4 hours working on a handmade dress for myself and totally drafted it without a pattern and then I put it on and I was like... I'm really not sure this is very cute! haha! So... I will probably wear something else and NOT sew everything on my list. I'd rather enjoy family and focus on Jesus and forget about having it all together handmade-wise! :) Good for us!

    P.S. You know people that don't blog don't have these silly stresses! They just BUY things... hahaha!

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    1. Ha! Vanessa, you totally made me laugh! Enjoy your Easter!!!

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  4. Going easy on...
    Cut corners on most housework
    I don't grade every paper at school
    Sometimes dinner is really really simple

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  5. While I would have loved to make our Easter dresses this year and had the boys match, I have long ago learned to take calm and happy over stressed and homemade...so, Emma wore a dress I found on sale at TJ Maxx, I wore a dress I've had in my closet for years and hardly wear and they guys wore khakis and button-down shirts. No matchy-matchy this year, but the colors all blended nicely together. And everyone had a smile, which makes it even better!

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  6. Thank you for the honesty in this post! I completely relate to you on this one. I haven't made a dress for myself in a few years (nursing babies!LOL!) and so wanted to make one for myself this Easter. I measured myself, took the time to trace the pattern, cut out the dress, mostly sewed it, tried it on and had a not so great moment :-) The dress was big all over and looked like a muumuu! At that point I opted to buy a dress to save myself from the stressful frantic rush to alter the dress in time, and to just focus on the reason for the celebration! I can alter the dress later :-)

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  7. Wore the same dress yesterday. I had NO time to sew anything.

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