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Style File. A Birthday Outfit Retrospective


Sweet Viv Elaine turned seven this week. Seven! My precious girl is pure JOY! Everyone who knows and loves her will tell you the same. She is a blessing to us all.

Vivian was a baby when I started sewing. Her first birthday outfit was the first design I posted in my Etsy shop, and the first piece I ever sold! For today’s STYLE FILE – I’m sharing personal photos from each of Vivian’s birthdays. It’s a joy to know my girl has celebrated all of her birthdays in a mama-made outfit!

Ladybug First Birthday Outfit by Daydream Believers DesignsIce Cream Social Birthday Outfit Handmade by Daydream Believers DesignsFancy Tea Party Garden Party Birthday Outfit Handmade by Daydream Believers DesignsHandmade Butterfly Birthday Dress by Daydream Believers DesignsPink and Purple Unicorn Birthday Tutu outfit Handmade by Daydream Believers DesignsTropical Mermaid Luau Birthday Dress Handmade by Daydream Believers Designs
Luau Birthday Dress for Girls by Daydream Believers Designs

Handmade Shopping Guide for Summer


As y’all know, I LOVE to support small businesses and always prefer to shop handmade. With so many shops out there, it can be overwhelming to navigate the web and find the best products; SO, today, I’m featuring sixteen AWESOME shops that you will LOVE!   Happy Shopping! xx



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First up, Airabella Active!  Airabella Active’s activewear line was designed to help you look, and feel your best every time you walk out the door! We all know that when you look you best you perform your best, so we have gone out of our way to help provide you with the cutest, high quality fitness legging out there without putting you into debt!  Check out Airabella Active’s full Women’s Fitness Apparel line!


daydream believers
I can’t share a handmade shopping guide and not include my sweet little shop! (wink!) The next ready-to-ship upload is scheduled for May 24! Looking for something custom? Message me and let’s get started! The BETTY dress is always a hit! This dress is absolute vintage-inspired perfection! With it’s short length, full skirt, and frilly details this dress is a showstopper!  http://www.daydreambelieversdesigns.com



The ‘Leah’ Tutu Romper, perfect for first birthday parties, special occasions and weddings. Add a monogram for $10. Available in sizes 0-3m through 4T. 100% cotton seersucker in pale pink with tulle tutu attached. Attached shorts underneath so no bloomer is required. Click here to see more!


Classic hound collar 2
Warmer weather means going out for bike rides together and outdoorsy pups love sporting this blue fun design!  Every Classic Hound dog collar comes equipped with military strength metal casted brass and nickel-plated brass hardware, each slide and D-ring is individually inspected before it is sewn tightly into place.  Click here to see more!


mint and birch

Elegance, simplicity and class all in one! This bar necklace can be a “little black dress” addition to your jewelry collection because it can go with any outfit!  Click here to see more!


Summer is here and it is swim season. Searching for the perfect swimsuit for your child – look no further. SwimZip offers 1 piece sunsuits (a swim romper), with UV 50+ sun protection, and a full-zipper for easy-on and easy-off (and for little littles easy diaper changing or easy potty)! SwimZip was started by a mom of 2 boys when she was diagnosed with skin cancer at 26! She wanted to make a difference in the sun protective world by making fashionable swimwear that is also functional – so SwimZip is born. You can find suits for all ages even men swimwear and women sun protective swimwear. Click here to see more!


wire and honey
Who says little girls need to aspire to be princesses? This is the ultimate girl power dress that encourages your daughter that she can be anything she imagines.http://www.wireandhoney.com/


oh happy play - Coastal Kids
Coastal Vibes snapback hat is the accessory for all your little ones spring plans. Click here to see more!


roman & gemma
This spring, join Roman+Gemma on their next adventure as they travel to Paris. Every little girl will love wearing one of their latest designs named; “La Bicyclette.” This cute and adorable tee is available in white and in bubblegum pink.  Click here to see more!


shabby antler
From handwoven blankets to rustic chandeliers, Shabby Antler has you covered when it comes to beautiful home decor! www.theshabbyantler.com



Summer is right around the corner and Charlie & Chomper’s tanks are perfect for the weather. Get any of their designs put on these in many different color combos!  Click here to see more!



Monthly milestone blankets are the perfect way to track the growth of your babe through their first year of life! The simplicity of the blanket allows you to express your self as well as your babe to highlight each month! Click here to see more!


ArtPrint - CoffeeJesus4

Life with Peanut has a lot of new prints being released over the next few weeks and this coffee print is one of my favorites: “All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus”.  Use “AIRABELLA10” for 10% off your order!  Click here to see more!


the wild purple

Wild Purple sunsuits are a summer must have for your little boho babe! Our “Dream Catcher” Sunsuit is comfy, casual, and cool; perfect for any occasion! Check out the rest of our collection at www.thewildpurple.com and use “airabella” for 15% off your purchase. Click here to see more!


chamomile and roses
Chamomomile + Roses just launched these adorable Star Spangled Mama + Mini tees! So much cuteness for mamas and littles this summer! Head on over and check out the rest of her collection! Available at www.chamomileandroses.com.


lipstickto lunges
Whether you’re looking for ways to spice up your outfit when you’re out on the town for the evening, or looking for new ways to spice up your fitness routine lipstick to lungs can help. Whether it’s fitness, or fashion help you’re looking for lipstick to lunges is just a click away!  Click here to see more!

Sunday Lately.2 The One Where We Visit The Beach


This week I’m participating in “SUNDAY LATELY” – a weekly writing challenge where a group of fab bloggers all respond to the same prompts and share a little glimpse into the last week of life. This week’s themes:
 Completing, Visiting, Repeating, Writing, Scheduling
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:: Completing ::
I am working on completing my LONG to-do list before we leave for our girl’s trip this week. I’m just entering into this next phase of parenting, where my girls are old enough to really help with the vacation prep; it’s awesome! I used to worry that I’d never be ready to move past the baby-days, but I am loving this stage. The baby is almost three and the big girls are prepping to jet off for a few days with me at the beach; what a JOY!

:: Visiting ::
This week, I’m visiting South Carolina. Our home away from home. Bring on the sunshine!

:: Repeating ::
It’s too easy to caught up in the bustle of the days. To rush through the everyday moments that ultimately shape our lives. I am constantly repeating to myself “BE PRESENT” – I want joyfully experience each day and never lose sight that there is wonderful joy ahead.

:: Writing ::
I’m writing…
Journal entries for my May babies.
Love notes for C to find while we’re away.
Lesson Plans for our last month of Homeschool.
Blog posts for y’all.

:: Scheduling ::
I’m currently scheduling the next RTS limited edition upload! Save the date: May 24th! I’ll have several pieces available in a variety of ready to ship sizes and a few custom listings too!
Daydream Believers Designs. Timeless Fashion for Modern Dreamers

Thanks for visiting! Please checkout the SUNDAY LATELY link up for more good reads! blogger tribe

CKC Virtual Expo


TONIGHT is the #ckcvirtualexpo – who’s excited?! Here’s the scoop; the expo is a collaborative sale featuring all one-of-a-kind pieces made by a dozen or so talented designers. Rather than listing Summer pieces in our own boutiques; everyone came together to put on one BIG sale! The selection is AMAZING! There are dozens of beautiful pieces, ranging in size from 12m – girls size 8.

You can preview the pieces now by visiting the Create Kids Virtual Expo page on facebook. The listings go live tonight at 8:00 – purchasing is easy – simply comment SOLD with your email address on whichever pieces you’d like. You will be invoiced personally. Invoices need to be paid within the hour. All pieces are ready to ship and should arrive at your home next week! YAY!

Here’s a peek at the three DAYDREAM BELIEVERS pieces I’m offering --
Girls rockabilly style ruched bodice hot pink flamingo dress by Daydream Believers DesignsGirls Coral and Grey Modern Geo Giraffe dress for summer, zoo, safari and birthdays by Daydream Believers DesignsBaby Girls Ruffle Bum Romper Black, White, Pink with Panda Bears SO cute for first birthday and zoo trips by Daydream Believers DesignsGirls Boutique Rockabilly Style ruched bodice twirl dress Hot Pink with Flamingos by Daydream Believers DesignsBaby Girls Ruffle Bum Romper Black, White, Pink with Panda Bears SO cute for first birthday and zoo trips by Daydream Believers Designs
Girls Boutique Rockabilly Style ruched bodice twirl dress Hot Pink with Flamingos by Daydream Believers Designs

The sale starts at 8:00 est – TONIGHT – On the Create Kids Create Virtual Expo facebook page. xx

Sunday Lately.1 The one where I Join In


This week I’m joining in on “SUNDAY LATELY” – a weekly writing challenge where a group of fab bloggers all respond to the same prompts and share a little glimpse into the last week of life. This week’s themes:
 Updating, Remembering, Needing, Wearing, Being

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:: Updating ::
Updating the way I list new DAYDREAM BELIEVERS items (yay!) Instead of sporadic sales and pre-orders, I’m going back to a ready-to-ship collections and limited runs.  The goal is to upload new pieces every 4-6 weeks. Each upload will be themed/have coordinating pieces. These pieces will be mostly OOAK and ready to ship. I will offer some designs on a small-scale – where three or four people can order the piece in the size of their choice. This new format will give me more creative liberty with my uploads, more time for taking custom orders, and will give y’all a chance to know in advance what is coming up. I think it’ll be great! Look for the switch to happen in May when I reopen the Daydream Believers Designs storefront.

:: Remembering ::
Remembering that Spring Fever is REAL! These last weeks of the school year are LONG! I remember feeling it every year as a student, then again as a public school teacher, and now as a homeschool mom. The weather is getting warmer and my girls’ attention spans have dwindled. While I’d love to say I am full of energy; the reality is, it’s been a long year, we’ve done a lot of work, and we’re all ready for Summer break! So, we’re taking it day by day, making more time for fun reading, enjoying daily walks to the river, and counting down the days ‘til we leave for the beach!

:: Needing ::
Needing to pack for our girl’s trip!

:: Wearing ::
Wearing sandals for the first time this year, yay!

:: Being ::
Being grateful for everyday miracles! Friends, we had a close encounter yesterday. One of those isolated instances that make you pause and remember how close angels are. Yesterday, when my sister picked the girls up from play practice, they had an accident in the parking lot. Sweet Viv shut her hand in the car door. Bless. She pulled the door shut in such a way that it jammed, slamming her hand inside. My sister acted fast and thankfully was able to pry the door open. With the screaming and tears (from everyone in the car) Monica was expecting the very worst. She was prepared for blood, for cut limbs, for severe damage. But, by the grace of God, my little girl’s hand was freed from the door completely uninjured. Not even a scratch. It was amazing! When Monica told me what had happened, my heart about exploded. God is SO good!

Thanks for visiting! Please checkout the SUNDAY LATELY link up for more good reads!sundaylately

Pattern Test–Leslie’s Lace Layering Tank


I recently tested the new Leslie’s Lace Layering Tank pattern for Create Kids Couture and I have to tell you; you are going to love this layering tank! The top is made of comfy knit, the pattern includes the option to add stretch lace trim or finish (like I did) with a hem. I love the longer, almost-tunic length; makes it perfect to wear alone or layer under other tops. Viv wore her tank to the park and I love that her back stayed covered while she climbed and played; I have yet to find a store bought tank that I can say that about! 
Daydream Believers for CKC Leslie Layering Tank 1Daydream Believers for CKC Leslie Layering Tank 2Daydream Believers for CKC Leslie Layering Tank 3
The tank is a REALLY quick sew! The detailed instructions and step-by-step photos will guide you to creating a quality tank with professional-style binding and no exposed seams! The best party? Leslie’s is available in a HUGE size range! Starting with size 6m and running completely through adult size XL! I’m thinking matching mom and daugther tanks for everyone! Winking smileDaydream Believers for CKC Leslie Layering Tank 4

Leslie’s Lace Layering Tank pattern can be purchased here – Go get it y’all!
Ooh, and if you buy it TODAY you can save 30% off the regular list price! Whoo

Spring ‘16 Shopping Guide


Spring 2016 Fashion Trends

With spring upon us, our closets are more than ready to switch gears! So a group of small shop owners got together and did the dirty work for you! We have compiled a list of *Spring Must Haves* to add to your shopping list STAT! I know you are going to LOVE all of these shops! Happy Shopping! xx



Airabella Active

Airabella Active carries fitness clothing tailored around the everyday active woman. Comfortable, beautiful AND affordable. With their newest line of pastel colored active capris,sports bras and fitness tanks, there is something for everyone.  For more Women’s Fitness Clothing options, click here!


Tink and key

Every girl needs this “I live for Morning Cuddles”, because we all do. Whether we cuddle our husbands, children or even our pets, I think we can all agree that CUDDLES are the BEST!  Click here to see more!


Monthly milestone blankets are the perfect way to track the growth of your babe through their first year of life! The simplicity of the blanket allows you to express your self as well as your babe to highlight each month! They also have a my first holiday blanket as well! Click here to see more!



B.Stamped creates personalized hand stamped jewelry ranging from wrap bracelets to gold and sterling silver bar necklaces.  Whether you’re in need of a colorful piece of jewelry like their sliced agate necklaces or a piece of mommy jewelry, you’ll want to check out their shop.  Use code “airabella” to save 10% on your purchase. To see more visit:  www.bstamped.etsy.com


chamomile and roses

Chamomomile + Roses just launched her summer collection of tees, onesies and Organic Knot headbands! So much cuteness for mamas and littles! Head on over and check out the rest of her collection! Available at www.chamomileandroses.com


charlie and chomper

Looking for the perfect mom tee? Charlie & Chomper has you covered. This design can be printed on a variety of styles and color combos to fit your wants. Click here to see more!


day dream believers

Vintage inspired and SO sweet! Belle is a wardrobe staple and the perfect top for your Spring wardrobe! This top features a sweet peter-pan collar, adjustable “halter” ties, and a low elastic back. Available in sizes 12m – Girls 10. Click here to shop. Use code SPRINGBLOG for FREE SHIPPING


hey lucy jane

Check out Hey Lucy Jane’s newest shirt “Love her but leave her wild.”  It is available in three colors (pink, yellow, and white and black raglan) and in sizes 12 months to Youth 12.  This is personal favorite of mine because it fits so many wonderful little girls and women in my life.  I think we each have a little bit of wild and crazy in us, but it’s that quality that makes us unique and special.  No one should change their “wild” to fit a mold, and we need to encourage our little girls to embrace who they are!  To see more click here!


life with peanut

These organic wood teething rings have a soft crochet cover made from pre washed jersey cotton. The wooden rings are untreated and naturally anti-bacterial (made in the USA). The combination of wood and yarn on the teething ring provides multiple surfaces for your baby to chew on and to play with.  These are great for your own babes or as a unique baby shower gift.  Click here to see more!


little bean threads

This universal car seat cover is a MUST HAVE for all mom’s and moms to be. You can use it as a nursing cover even a shipping cart cover! Light cotton knit with just the perfect stretch. Click here to see more!


lost boy goods

“Lost Boy Goods creates breathable cotton/bamboo blankets for all ages! Each is hand dyed and one of a kind! The bamboo fiber helps regulate body temperature, which makes them perfect for Summer!”  Click here to see more!


minted threads

Take your style to the next level in this MOTHER OF BABES tee. This tees contrast sleeve striping & grey base color with accents gives it a chic look. With a slight split hi-low hemline & slightly elongated sleeves it gives it elements of cool. Click here to see more!


roman and gemma

Screened with Mr. Frenchie the Bulldog design on a soft of cotton-poly jersey, this crew neck tee has everything you’d want in a the perfect tee: comfort and style.  Click here to see more!


The golden polka dot

The Golden Polka Dot carries a variety of baby products including adjustable headbands, leather moccasins, bandanna bibs and blankets.  Click here to see more!


The wild purple

The “Perth” Sunsuit is made from a beautiful printed designer cotton, with flowy fringe detail on the back and a braided faux suede necktie! The Wild Purple makes clothing and accessories for free spirited little ladies. Their focus is vintage + bohemian design. Click here to see more!


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