UNDER THE SEA


This year’s family theme costume is underwater!




I wanted to create Avery’s costume using the Ergobaby carrier because it would be a lot easier holding him that way. He’s six months – barely crawls, can’t stand, and rolls like a bowling ball so I needed him to be secure and comfortable. I did some research and came across a diver and starfish costume that seemed pretty easy to re-create since I knew I wouldn’t have much time to work on it. I figured I would just be a mermaid – but originally I wanted to be a squid!

I only had 3 days to work on the starfish and mermaid costume. I started with the starfish thinking it would just take me a day, but it took me 3. There were some hiccups but thankfully my mom was here to help sew it together! For my mermaid costume, I really wanted a beautifully shelled top that I figure would be easy to do. Nope!!! Shells can get heavy and it just didn’t make sense when I have to carry Avery. So I opted out of the shell top and just went with a crochet looking halter and bought a mermaid skirt on Amazon! Not too thrilled about my outfit but still happy that Avery and Daddy’s costume was a hit!!!

Happy Birthday Grammy


WE LOVE YOU!

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET W/ POSHMARK

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I discovered Poshmark a while ago and it’s definitely my go to when I want to get rid of something I don’t want anymore. Sure, there’s places like Plato’s Closet and Buffalo Exchange that you can sell your clothes to but they’re usually always lowballing you.

If you’re anything like me, then you might have some attachment issues with your clothes. My typical closet clean outs involved a lot of thinking. Like, Why do I not wear this? Could I wear this if x, y, and z in the future? What would help me wear this again? And all sorts of other questions for analysis. I’ve done several closet clean outs, but since I recently moved from a small closet to an even smaller closet, I had to be a little more cutthroat this time around: a) take everything out of your closet, b) only put back things you LOVE, and c) put in another pile things that need to be tailored (that you would LOVE once tailored).

I still have a plenty of room to grow in getting rid of my clutter. I’m pretty sure I’ve talked myself into keeping some things that I shouldn’t. But ultimately I want to look in my closet and LOVE every single piece there. I want them all to fit perfectly, work for any aspect of my lifestyle, and be things I cannot wait to wear again. I’ve come to the realization that it’s better to have a smaller wardrobe full of pieces you absolutely love than a large wardrobe with a bunch of pieces that don’t give you joy.

Anyway, Poshmark is so easy. You list your items on your closet by putting up pictures, describing them, and listing it for however much you want. When your item sells, Poshmark takes 20% of the selling price and they e-mail you a shipping label. All you have to do is print it out and ship your stuff! Easy right?!?

Below are some things up for sale in my closet! You can find me on Poshmark as @cams012 or click here to go directly to the site!
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Happy Poshing!