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La Petite Peach_early summer Mood Board

When I was young teenager, one of my most favorite things to do was to make a collage out of poster board and magazine clippings. I would lay out all my favorite magazines and even some from around the house, and cut out images/words/colors that I loved and saved them in envelopes. Then I would buy some poster board and make big, and even very small collages about what was going on in my life at that time. Fitting the perfect images together was a challenge that I just loved.  When I was done, I would lay wax paper (I used regular glue or paste) over the collage and placed a good ole’ dictionary on top. So in the morning I would have a perfectly flat and perfect image collage to put on my nightstand, hang on my wall, or give to a girlfriend. They always had a cool theme which I spelled out at the top by mixing letters from different magazine headlines. I did things like, “the best June ever”, “memories from the fair” and my favorite “summer lovin'”.

Since I have been in bed for a few days, (I relished that first day) I have read two books and watched about 6 movies. I was thinking about what I used to do when I was bored and remembered this little activity that I loved so much.  SO I decided to make an early summer mood board as an homage to my teenager years. This time it’s a digital one, but it was still fun all the same.

What do you do when you have extended downtime? I would love to hear!

Here is the long list of ALL my favorite Etsy shops right now!! I have bought at least one item from each shop over the past year and had an amazing experience. Finding original gifts and baby fashion is one of my favorite things to do. I hope you enjoy!
La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Free Babes

Free Babes

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Harlow Jade

Harlow Jade

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_A Tiny Arrow

A Tiny Arrow

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_About Nola

About Nola

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Gera Bloga

Gera Bloga

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_For the Host

For the Host

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La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Little Foot Boutique

Little Foot Boutique

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Lovely Lake

Lovely Lake

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_A Heirloom

A Heirloom

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Sew Trendy

Sew Trendy Accessories

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Milkcart

Milkcart

 La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Swallows Return

Swallow’s Return

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_The Little Spoon

The Little Spoons

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_The Wheatfield

The Wheatfield

La Petite Peach_Favorite Etsy_Threads and Arrows

Threads & Arrows

Currently in FASHION

La Petite Peach_Links I love Marthas Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard Weekend

La Petite Peach_ Farmers Market Mood Board

Farmers Market Fashion

La Petite Peach_Wesleigh in an Embroidered Dress 3

Embroidered Summer Dresses

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We just got back from the west coast on Friday night and are still a little jet lagged, so yesterday we spent the day outside walking and enjoying the New England spring! Since we spent the week in the city, I remembered this sweet little board book I bought for Luke when he was a little babe, called The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. You might recognize the cover because…

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she also wrote Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. Remember that book?! Anyways, The Little House, is about a sweet little cottage that goes from living in the beautiful country, to having a city built around it, and then back to the country. I love the baby board version because it had Wesleigh interested and it started a nice family discussion about what we love about the city, and what we love about our little town. We take our quiet little town for granted this time of year because there isn’t a ton to do outside the house, but it’s a sweet little town we feel blessed to be a part of.

Do you talk to your kids about city/country life? Would love to know about it below!

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