Bella’s Summer Style

Anyone who has a diva-of-a-four-year-old at home knows how important it is to buy clothes that they’ll actually wear. And for Bella, that means it must be a dress. Buying anything else for her is a waste. Trust me, I’ve almost pulled my hair out trying to get her to wear shorts, pants, ect. In fact, we may even have dresser drawers filled with tons of sassy little shorts and shirt outfits that she refuses to wear…

I’ll save the battles for something of actual importance, like manners or following directions or playing nicely, haha!

Another really important requirement for her summer wardrobe is it has to hold up to tons of washing. I purchased almost everything for her from Gap and Old Navy. Bella has the flutter dress in white from the Gap and she wears it pretty much every other day. It still looks brand new. And that’s saying a lot!


Also, the pink saltwater sandals are so comfortable that she even insists on wearing them indoors. The leather is soft and seems durable. Even better, they can be worn in the water.

Perhaps my favorite buy for Bella is the A-dorable gold bow hairband from rubyblueinc. I can not even wait for it to come in the mail. Hairbands are Bella’s favorite thing to wear and the gold color will go with everything.


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Shop Bella’s Style!

1. Glitter dots dress

2. Pineapple print romper

3. Gold messy bow head wrap

4. Fishie eyelet-trim dress

5. Salt water sandals

6. Pink eyelet dress

7. Embroidered flutter dress

8. Star print t-shirt dress

The lovely little dresses in this post were courtesy of my sweet MIL for Bella’s birthday. I had a blast picking them out!

Hopefully, I’ll get the next post up on Hailey and Mary Kathryn’s summer style soon!


And we are entering the….Double Digits!

I can not even believe my precious baby girl is 10, yes you read that right, 10 years old! This little girl has taught me more than I ever imagined possible over the last 10 years of our lives. Having her opened the flood gates of new feelings, knowledge,a new sense of purpose and has led me on a continual journey of self evaluation. Through both incredible luck and lots of hard work on our part, Hailey has grown into an empathetic, patient, well mannered, loving little girl who is leading a great example for her little sisters.

So here is how we celebrated her entry into the double digits… 

Every year since she turned 7 years old we have had a large sleepover birthday party for her with her friends and cousins. It’s so fun to look at how much they grow up over 4 years! Below I have included a picture of the party girls from each year.

Hailey’s 7th Birthday Sleepover


Hailey’s 8th Birthday Sleepover


Hailey’s 9th Birthday Sleepover


Hailey’s 10th Birthday Sleepover


What a trip down memory lane! It really brings home how fast these little ones grow and the importance of using these years wisely to prepare them for adulthood. I have to admit that entering the teenage years in just 3 short years has me slightly terrified, but my hope and prayer is that He will guide me through and that everything that we have worked so hard to instill in her will help to make it as smooth as possible.