It's the little things...

Thursday, October 20, 2011
I have been in such a good mood the last few days.  I am working a little bit again doing marriage and parenting coaching and I am really enjoying it. But mostly what has put me in a good mood is that it finally feels like FALL here! I have gone on some walks, helped a friend with a fall craft (monogrammed pumpkin) and thoroughly enjoyed the crisp weather!

 Also, Kate and I have had fun trying out our fall fashions.  We are gaga over our faux fur this year.




I bought Kate's faux fur at Nordtrsom and Zulily.  But this one from Old Navy is really cute too


Use the code ONAUTUMN to get 30% off!

  This one from Gap is so cute too!!


And there are some cute ones out there for us Moms too...



Oh and the boots.  I have finally gotten to wear my boots and I LOVE them.  I highly recommend Frye.  Once I could wiggle my feet in them they feel like they mold around comfy.  Zappos had them here in no time  (like a day) and exchanged a pair for me quickly and easily when I needed to.

I have been able to just sit on my front porch with my feet up in the sunshine (sun flare all natural).


Harry comes home tomorrow:)  Enjoy your Fall weekend!


  1. Oh my heavens! Kate in her little skinny jeans and fur! I don't think it's gets much more adorable!

  2. LOVE your boots!! LOVE the sunshine!!!! So glad to hear you are having good fall days!

    Can't wait to hear about Harry's week!!

  3. Oh! My! Goodness! CUTECUTECUTE!!! That is the cutest furry jacket of all time; I think I'd like to steal her for a tea party!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! Kate looks precious in the skinny jeans! I would adore a pair of Frye boots!

  5. What a cutie. Love the photos!!! Kate is such a little fashionista.

  6. Kate looks absolutely adorable and her smile could light up a room!!

  7. YEA for Fall, so glad you are able to enjoy all the goodness of the season ~ and those boots and vests are definitely goodness! :) Frye boots are the best and Kate looks adorable in her furs. I have one like the little Gap one that I LOVE ~ I really like the Old Navy one too!
    Have a great weekend Kim!

  8. Love the styling furs! Great boots too!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  9. Love the awesome fur on Miss Kate! Your boots are so cool - am hoping my foot will fit into something besides a big orthopedic boot next week! :)

    Have a good weekend!


  10. Love this! Love Kate's fur!! So cute!! So glad it's been a good week!

  11. LOVE the skinny jeans with the long sleeved jacket!!!
    CUTE CUTE CUTE on Kate Emerson!!!!

    Welcome to our northern world!!!


  12. Love the boots and the faux fur....great fall looks!

    Glad to hear that you are doing parent and marriage coaching again as I am sure you are great at it. For a long time, I have thought it would be really neat if you did online marriage and parent coaching, maybe through a dedicated blog. You could get people to sign up as members (and pay a fee) and then let people anonymously ask questions and all of your readers/members could benefit from hearing the answers you provide. I think that you could offer so much information with an emphasis on the things that you have experience and strengths with from not only your college studies and previous work background but also from your experience with nutrition, adoption, parenting your own children, raising a multi-racial family, etc. I'd be the first to sign up!

    What do you think? :)

  13. Kate looks just like a little alpaca! :) And she looks so grown up.

    We're celebrating our 70-degree temperatures and I'm clinging to my flip flops with every ounce of my being. The other moms were actually making fun of me at pick up today and I didn't care one bit.

    Your boots are darling. I was recently at TJMaxx and they had piles of Frye boots -- not your cute ones though. There was a gaggle of us digging through them but I never did find a pair in my size.

  14. She is so cute in the fur... and I love the boots...

  15. She looks so adorable in her fur and I love your boots! Lillie has a little Gap fur vest from last year that I love and was so excited that it still fit her when we tried it on a few weeks ago.

  16. I spoke to Grace about her suggestions for starting Kate on American Girl. She sat down with the catalog and a purple note card and went through it all thinking about how best you could get "value for your money"....her words, not mine. We put our heads together and this is what we suggest....

    Bitty Baby starter collection ($118), Bitty Baby Crib ($60) and Crib bedding ($20). We also suggest one more bitty baby doll outfit. As well, we don't go for the matching outfits but Grace has really enjoyed the big girl matching pajamas. Good luck!

  17. I'm not sure which I like better, all that fun fur or those great boots!!?!! Love them both!

    And Kate in SKINNY jeans, too cute!!

    Enjoy the weather... it's my favorite time of the year, as well.


  18. Gorgeous boots... I definitely NEED those!

  19. I LOVE those boots! And what beautiful photos you have on your blog!

  20. I REALLY want one of these vests for Christmas! I love the boots also but I must make a choice! lol I hope I can find a good deal when we come to Texas in just 23 more days!!!


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