Flannels + Vests with Riffraff

It's finally started to feel like fall around here and I am so excited! The air is crisp and the ... [ Read More ]

Fancy Ashley for Riffraff // Fancy Ashley

What I’m Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! Here are a few items that I ... [ Read More ]

What I Love Wednesday // Fancy Ashley

Halloween Pajama Party Link-Up

Happy Monday lovelies! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine started off so great but, I woke up ... [ Read More ]

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DIY BOO Cookies in a Jar with FREE Printables

As most of you know, I am a huge fan of celebrating the every day. I love to give gifts. I love to ... [ Read More ]

Boo Cookies // Fancy Ashley

Fall Matilda Jane Trunk Show

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Reagan in Matilda Jane // Fancy Ashley

Flannels + Vests with Riffraff

It’s finally started to feel like fall around here and I am so excited!

The air is crisp and the leaves on the trees are changing and it’s finally boot and vest and scarf and sweater and flannel season!!! Hooray!!!

When I saw this buffalo check flannel and black puffer vest from Riffraff, I knew immediately that they would make the perfect pair. I have already sported this look a handful of times over the past couple months.

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I have no doubt that it will be a staple look this fall and winter.

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Naturally I paired the vest and top with my all time favorite jeans and my Hunter boots. We wear our rain boots, rain or shine in our house. I think it’s because we lived somewhere that it rarely rained, so we wore them anyway. Now, we live somewhere that it rains a lot and it’s so much fun to sport them!

Fancy Ashley for Riffraff // Fancy Ashley

Fancy Ashley for Riffraff // Fancy Ashley

Top // Similar Top // Vest // Similar Vest // Similar Vest // Jeans // Boots

What about you? Are you loving the flannel and vest combo for fall, as much as I am?!

Don’t forget you can always get 10% off by entering the code ‘FANCY ASHLEY’ at checkout!

Photos by Melissa Parsons Photography 

What I’m Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

Here are a few items that I am LOVING right now!

What I Love Wednesday // Fancy Ashley

ONE-this set of lipgloss was pretty much made for me! All the pinks look so fun!!!

TWO-I have been searching for the perfect taupe everyday bootie and I believe I found them! These are so fab and so affordable!

THREE- I received this necklace from Teddy for my birthday back in August and I just love it. It is the perfect layering piece! It looks awesome layered under my favorite Kendra Scott “Rayne” necklaces too!

FOUR- This purse is such a wish list item! I love the shape and the print so much! I think it is such so fabulous and it would be the perfect with pretty much any outfit!

FIVE- I love these earrings. They are the perfect statement earring! Perfect for everything from heading to the gym or heading out on the town for date night! Love them!

SIX- I love these Nikes! The colors and style are so great! Perfect for running around town!

SEVEN- This pigment and glitter set is the perfect collection for fall and winter! Lots of sparkles!!!

What are you loving right now?

PS

The red and white gingham poufs that we have in the presidential playroom are on SALE right now!! A lot of you have asked where we bought them, so I wanted to let you know!

Gingham and Chalkboard Wall // Fancy Ashley

Halloween Pajama Party Link-Up

Happy Monday lovelies!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine started off so great but, I woke up super sick on Saturday, so I spent most of my weekend in bed and on the couch. Boo!

On a happier note!!!!

Today, I am hosting a Halloween Pajama Party-Link-up for the kiddos with my friends, Darci, Ashley and Natasha!

Halloween Pajama Party Linkup

Taking pics of these two is always an adventure…especially when you’re under the weather like I have been all weekend…

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There is lots of laughter…

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And then I had mummies walking towards me…

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Then there are those pics where one is smiling and the other is purposefully not. Ha!

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Goofballs…

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*You can buy similar pajamas HERE and HERE

Love my crazy little presidents!!!

Use the linkup system below and link up your pics! You can also link up with us on Instagram!

So excited to see all your little kiddos in their spooky pajamas!

Friday Favorites-Fancy Style

Happy Friday lovelies!!!

Is it just me or did this week seem longer than usual? I’m super pumped for the weekend!!!

I’m linking up with the girls for Friday Favorites today!!!

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If you are in need of a fun and different way to “BOO” your friends/neighbors this year, check out THIS POST for my BOO cookies in a jar!

Boo Cookies // Fancy Ashley

Two

I found the most amazing thing this week. A CHAMBRAY SWEATSHIRT!!!! It is pretty much the best and comfiest sweatshirt ever and yes, you need it!!

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Sweatshirt // Scarf // Sunnies // Jeans // Booties Similar // Lipstick

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I pinned this copycat recipe the other day! We eat a lot of Chick Fil A around these parts. I am pretty much dying to try this recipe…well, to have Mr. Fancy try this recipe. I am not a fan of handling raw (or cooked!) chicken…ahhhhhh!!!!

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I am pretty much dying over this washer and dryer set right now.

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You can buy the pink version HERE.

Five

It’s no secret that the TOMS wedge booties are my fave shoe right now…the leopard print is so great! The black is definitely my next favorite color for that shoe!!!

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Cheers to the weekend! Hope you have a fabulous one!!!

PSSSS!!!!

Don’t forget to get a photo or two of your little goblins in their halloween pjs for our linkup that starts Monday!!!!

Halloween Pajama Party Linkup

DIY BOO Cookies in a Jar with FREE Printables

As most of you know, I am a huge fan of celebrating the every day. I love to give gifts. I love to drop gifts off at friends’ houses on a whim. Just a little something to brighten a day. Have you ever had a rough day and gotten a piece of mail or package or something from a friend that just totally turned your day around? It brings me such joy to love on others in that way. Teddy and Reagan love to do little things for their friends too and I love that this is rubbing off on them. At Christmas time, we deliver these “Cookies for Santa” to our friends (ps, it might sound crazy, but, if you start now on these, you’ll be so ahead of the game, come December!). I first saw these cowgirl cookies on Bakerella’s site, a couple years ago and have incorporated them into Christmas traditions and as baby shower favors. I have wanted to incorporate them into other holidays as well, because I just love how much fun it is. I love the tradition of making the jars together with the little presidents and heading out to deliver them to our friends. In this instance, we are using these instead of the typical basket of items that people leave on each other’s doorsteps at Halloween time, also known as “booing” or “being booed.” So, this year, our friends will be “booed” with these jars of cookies.

Boo Cookies // Fancy Ashley

All they have to do is add a few ingredients and bake them and they have a perfect Halloween treat!

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The Necessities:

Quart Sized Jars

(fill jars in this order)

1 1/3 cup of Flour

1 teaspoon of Baking Soda

1 teaspoon of Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon of Salt

1 cup of Oats

1 cup Halloween M&Ms or Halloween Chocolate Chips

1/2 cup of Sugar

1/2 cup of Brown Sugar

Pack everything in as tight as you can into the jar!

Boo Cookies // Fancy Ashley

Boo Cookies // Fancy Ashley

You’ll also need:

Label Paper

Hole Punch

Fabric Scraps or Ribbon

Card Stock or Scrapbook Paper (for hang tags)

Boo Cookies // Fancy Ashley

After you have filled your jars, it’s time to attach your stickers and tags!

I have included all the printables for you, including the editable version of the above hang tag!!! Hooray!!!

To download the stickers and tags, click the links below. You will need be sure that you have Adobe Reader (FREE) installed on your computer to add names to the hang tag. Also, you will need to download the free font, AMATIC to use the same font.

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BOO Cookies Editable Hang Tag DOWNLOAD

After you finish your jars, head out and “BOO” your friends!!!!

Boo Cookies // Fancy Ashley

Trust me, the kids will LOVE it!!!

Boo Cookies // Fancy Ashley

Happy Boo-ing!!!

Ps!! If you make these, please be sure to use the hashtag #fancyboocookies on Instagram, so I can see your creations! :)

Also!!!

Don’t forget that my Matilda Jane Trunk Show ends today, so if you want to order anything, be sure to get your order in! You can see the ordering info HERE!

Fall Matilda Jane Trunk Show

Happy Monday lovelies!!!!

One of the main questions that I get asked is “where do you get Reagan’s clothes?”

I buy them all over, but one of my faves is Matilda Jane.

Reagan in Matilda Jane // Fancy Ashley

Matilda Jane Clothing has the most darling girl’s clothing sizes 3 months to 14 years! Plus, they have a women’s section that is just adorable as well. I LOVE their ruffle pants!!!! Big time LOVE!!!

When my Matilda Jane rep, Lisa asked if I wanted to host a virtual trunk show on the bloggity blog a few months ago, I thought it would be so much fun and a perfect opportunity for people to be able to shop at one of my favorite places to shop for Reagan, especially since you need to buy through a rep, to purchase. I had a show a few months ago and it was a blast, so we decided to do another one for fall! There are so many cute outfits on their site right now. It’s hard to decide which is my fave! The above outfit is Reagan’s current fave. It’s so cozy and full of girly ruffles.

Framed Chalkboard // Fancy Ashley

We also LOVE this outfit!

To place an order, follow the directions below to send a Wishlist:

Our Trunk Keeper, Lisa Rapo will be available to answer any questions you might have.

She can assist with matching, sizing and any other recommendations!

Email her at lisar@matildajaneclothing.com.

1. Go to www.matildajaneclothing.com

2. Click on “Our Collections,” then click “Browse the Collections”

3. The collections are shown on the left hand side. Click on “All Collections” to view everything we have to offer at MJC! If you want to view the latest collection, click on “Secret Fields”.

4. Sort the clothing according to your child’s size using the “View By Size.” This is up to date so if a piece isn’t showing in your child’s size, it isn’t available in that size.

5. You can add items into your “wishlist” (similar to adding items into a shopping cart) by clicking on that item. Once you have completed your wishlist, you can email it to me at: lisar@matildajaneclothing.com.

6. On your wishlist, please include your shipping and billing address along with a number where she can reach you. She will be calling to get your payment information.

Please note: The trunk show only lasts 48 hours, so if you want to order, be sure to start the process today, so you don’t miss out!

Once Lisa receives your email, she will give you a call to complete the order and collect your payment information. Please be sure to get back to her within the 48 hours, so she can process the payment. (Please note: Matilda Jane accepts every CC except American Express.) 

It’s that simple!!

Matilda Jane Trunk Show // Fancy Ashley

So, what items are a must have on your list?!

I pretty much love everything on their site right now, including their ruffle pants for me!!!

Here are a few pictures of Reagan in her Matilda Jane…most is still available depending on size!

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Happy Shopping!!!!!

Five on Friday-Fancy Style

Happy Friday lovelies!!!

As always, I am ready for the weekend!! Today, I am linking up with my friends for Five on Friday!!!

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I had a lot of people that were interested in essential oils-how to use them, how to buy them, etc. I posted a super long post with a llllll the info you need to know! Head over and read the post if you are interested in ESSENTIAL OILS!

Home-Essentials-Kit // Fancy Ashley

Two

Teddy has been wanting to work on his room lately. It, like most of the rooms in this place, is a work in progress. Well, I’m trying to get things finished, but I’m just always in the middle of like 10 projects! Teddy requested red and white stripes. For awhile, he wanted the wall to be orange and then green (like his old room), but I guess red and white stripes were his most recent and final choice . When I mentioned doing this project this past weekend, Mr. Fancy, was reluctant…he’s not the biggest fan of all my DIY projects and after the gingham/chalkboard wall in the playroom, I think he never wanted to measure another line again. But, as always, he agreed to help me and we knocked out some stripes in Teddy’s room pretty quickly! I’m super happy with how they turned out and so is Teddy! Now, this weekend, I am hoping to work on his nightstands…I have two to do, so I am hoping to at least get them started, if not, finished!

Wall Stripes // Fancy Ashley

We have a few things to hang up on the wall as well. I am hoping we will get to that this weekend too!

Wall Stripes // Fancy Ashley

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One of my favorite clothing companies to buy for Reagan is Matilda Jane! I love their stuff so much…more importantly, so does she! The girl loves ruffled pants and knit dresses. So comfy and girly! I am hosting a virtual show on Monday and Tuesday!!! Check out the site and make a wish list and on Monday, I will post all the info with how to place your order through my fab, MJ rep!

Reagan in Matilda Jane // Fancy Ashley

This is one of our newer outfits and a total favorite of Reagan’s!

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There are some awesome sales happening right now. Anthropologie has some awesome stuff on sale right now!! Love it all!!!

Five

This book. I loved it. If you haven’t read it, you should. We are reading it in bible study and I just couldn’t stop reading it. It’s so good!

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Cheers to the weekend!!!

Essential Oil-ing

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

I shared a photo the other day on Instagram of Reagan and talked about how I was diffusing my essential oils to help keep the germs away! There was a huge amount of you that wanted more information. I sent a BUNCH of emails out yesterday and had a bunch more people that wanted the info after I posted a second picture, so, I decided a blog post was in order!  That way you can refer back it and I can refer people to it in the future. I will also be adding a page in my main header for easy reference! I’m always available to answer questions, just leave a comment or email me (ashley@fancyashley.com) and I’ll get back to you! This is a LONG post with LOTS of info, but I hope it will help you decide which oils/kits are right for your family!

OnGuard // Fancy Ashley

First of all, let me share how I got started with essential oils. My friend, Alicia, told me about them and honestly, I felt a little skeptical, but intrigued too. I had been sick with what turned out to be bronchitis (you may remember the Instagram pic of me wearing a mask because they were worried I had whooping cough!) and asthma, for over a month. I ended up bruising my ribs from coughing so hard and it was AWFUL. I was desperate. I had tried antibiotics and lots of other stuff. So, when she told me about it, I was all ears. I am always open to trying new things, I did acupuncture weekly during my whole pregnancy with Reagan and after. It’s amazing. After learning more about the oils and what they had the potential to do, I ordered my first kit and we have been hooked ever since. Even Mr. Fancy, who was skeptical too, has become a believer. I get so excited to share my love for oils with people, so I am thrilled to share with you!! They have been amazing for me and our family. We have used them about a year now. I use them daily and nightly. Even Teddy and Reagan request the oils on their feet and Reagan loves diffusing oils in her room while she sleeps. I have truly become a believer in them. From lavender to help calm and sleep, to On Guard to ward off germs and keep them away, to peppermint to get rid of headaches and fevers, to DigestZen to help with indigestion and upset stomach. We have a wide variety of oils and I use them all. It’s amazing to me all of the ailments, etc that they can be used for. I seriously love them all.have I mentioned that yet?! :)

Here is a little info about doTERRA:

dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade* essential oils are pure, natural aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities. Proper extraction and quality control methods also ensure that dōTERRA essential oils are free of any contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.

There are a few different oils options out there, but we use doTERRA because they do things a little different. They find the most fertile places in the world to source product, they give back to the places that farm the land and plants, by building schools and water systems. They also use TWO 3rd party companies to verify purity of their oils. Please keep in mind that I am in no way bashing any competitors, but the purity standards and ethics are what drew me to this company.

There are three ways to use essential oils:

A: Aromatically: in a diffuser or in a glass spray bottle with water (Lavender, On Guard, Balance and Cedarwood are my current nightly choices to diffuse, but the possibilities are endless!)
I: Internally: in a capsule, water, smoothie or drop under tongue (I do this with lots of oils, including DigestZen, On Guard, Lemon, lavender, peppermint, etc)
T: Topically: on bottom of feet, back, spine, wrist or specific body region (I do this nightly to the little presidents and myself with On Guard and Lavender)

doTERRA oils are 100% pure oils that can safely be used 3 different ways on any age. I recommend to always refer to the label on the bottle to double check the recommended uses before using. Also please be sure to dilute with fractionated coconut oil (or olive oil can work) before using on little ones if the label indicates dilution or possible skin sensitivity. My kiddos do not require dilution with all oils, but I always recommend that you start that way when trying something new on them.

Most of you have asked what I would recommend, so, my personal recommendation for you is to:
Start with an enrollment kit, which one of my favorite oils, On Guard and a bunch of other essentials and personal favorites, comes in. I use every single one of these oils in this kit, daily. It is the least expensive way to start using these amazing products and saves you the most money & time (if you can start with an oil regimen as soon as a family member gets sick, you are ahead of the game). With the purchase of a kit you also get wholesale prices (25% off for an entire year) and can choose to share them with others (not required at all) and earn if you chose.

You can view the ENROLLMENT KITS HERE

I personally recommend the Home Essentials Kit which includes every oil you need to keep your family feeling their best this cold & flu season and also includes a diffuser for your home AND 25% off retail prices for 1 year. This kit is by far my favorite and includes all of my personal favorite oils and the petal diffuser, which I am obsessed with! Seriously, I just ordered a 3rd one! There are TONS of other awesome kits, I just think this is a great starting off point, but you can pick any that you would like!

Home-Essentials-Kit // Fancy Ashley The world of essential oils can seem scary and daunting. It did to me at first! And honestly, I still learn something new each day about them!

Here is a free resource for you to learn (bookmark the following site on your computer & phone): there is a wealth of information here on each oil, how to use for specific ailments, scientific research, testimonials & more:
http://neweverythingessential.me/ You can also always ask me questions as well, but this site is wonderful! I refer to it a lot!

Want to order?!

The first step is to select which kit you want to start with. You can view them HERE. Then you have two options to place your order:

1) You can place your order online HERE. Click “Join” in top right corner, and click on the Flags. Click on Wholesale and enter your information to complete your order. The site will ask for some personal information but this is just so you can get wholesale pricing and have ability to share/earn with others if you choose. I will never have access to your personal information nor can doTERRA Representatives. Again, the link to order online is HERE.

2) If you prefer to have someone walk you through your order and answer your questions, you are welcome to email me or my leader, Alicia Stephens, at lovethyhealthcompany@gmail.com to have her call you to answer your questions and take your order. When you place your order with her, mention me, “Fancy Ashley”, and you can get a FREE Citrus Bliss with your order (this oil smells amazing in the diffuser and is energizing & uplifting)

A few more doTERRA details:

The doTERRA Difference:
In addition to being pure and natural, dōTERRA essential oils are subjected to additional quality testing that ensures the correct composition of the active natural compounds found in each oil. Even though an essential oil may be pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment or harvested at the right time, or if it has not been distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical makeup of the extraction will not provide as predictable and powerful a benefit. In some cases, the wrong plant harvested at the wrong time may result in an extract that contains harmful levels of some constituents.

dōTERRA essential oils are guaranteed to be pure, natural and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. They are subjected to rigorous Mass Spectrometry and Gas Chromatography testing to ensure extract composition and activity. dōTERRA pure essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial essential oils available today.

Equally stringent standards of safety and efficacy are applied to all of the dōTERRA Essential Wellness products. Guided by our Scientific Advisory Board and Health-Care Professional Committee, dōTERRA uses only top development and manufacturing partners who maintain GMP certification and enjoy industry reputation for superior innovation and quality work product. Each dōTERRA product is guaranteed to exceed customer satisfaction for quality and efficacy.

doTERRA lemon oil // Fancy Ashley

Please let me know if you have any questions!! I would be happy to help!!! I am just so excited to see more people wanting to learn about these amazing oils!! I hope they are as life changing for you as they have been for us!

Five on Friday-Fancy Style

Happy Friday friends!!!

I’m still trying to get into my groove this fall, so I have been a tad absent over here on the bloggity blog! But, I’m back today and joining my pals for the Five on Friday linkup! It’s backkkkkkk and I’m so excited to join in!!!

Here we gooooooooo!!!

Five on Friday

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In case you missed it, there is a HUGE giveaway happening right now…and I mean HUGE. Fabulous prizes and 500 cash are up for grabs! Head over HERE and enter to win!!!!

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Two

I ate frozen pizzas from Trader Joe’s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night last week (their mini pizzas are so good!) and made homemade pizza on Friday. It was crazyyyyyy. Pizza overload! I decided I needed to get my act together with my eating and get back on track. I make different things for the little presidents during the week, but I always seem to end up eating a frozen pizza, mainly out of ease and exhaustion. I decided to sit down and plan out some mid week meals for a month. I went through my Pinterest “yummy” board and wrote down all the recipes I wanted to try. Then I scheduled the meals for the next few weeks. This week was my first week and I even made some personal sized portions to freeze, so that if I am in a bind and feel too tired too cook, I will eat those healthy options instead of a frozen pizza! Ha! I’m happy to say that week one has gone well. I’m just hoping I can keep it up. I wrote all my meals on my pantry chalkboard, as well, as in my meal planning book and I think it held me accountable. I think I might start posting my meal plans for the week, on Mondays, for those of you that asked me to blog about the recipes that I am trying!  Weekly Meal Plan

Three

Reagan is a budding artist. She colors, draws and paints constantly. She has even colored her dresser. She’ll say “mom! come see this! doesn’t it look faboolusss?!,” when she colors the dresser. She has a perfect wall for a chalkboard in her room and I am pretty much chalkboard obsessed, so I had the idea to paint one and frame it. I planned to make my own frame, but Home Depot doesn’t cut angles for you, which I just learned and I’m not skilled enough to buy a saw (yet!), so I had to order one from Hob Lob. It’s definitely not the cheapest route because I needed such a huge frame, but they were 50% off, so I still did okay! I had our handyman put the board and the frame onto the wall to be sure it was super secure and I am thrilled with how it looks all finished! It’s always fun to see a vision come to life! Oh, and she loves it too!

Framed Chalkboard // Fancy Ashley

Four

There are some ahhhhmazing sales this weekend that you might want to check out!!!!

J. Crew Factory-50% off Women and Men’s styles and 40% Children’s’ styles 

Piperlime-20% off with code: FALL20

Madewell-30% off with code: OHFALL

Forever 21-30% off sale with code: TAKE30

Macys-20% off with code: FALL

Lands End-25% off with code: COOL

Williams Sonoma-20% off certain items with code: SAVE20

J.Crew-30% off full price styles & extra 40% off final sale styles with code: WEEKENDPLANS 

Anthropologie-15% off dresses

Five

I’m going through pictures to make some photo books and came across our Christmas picture from last year. I am already planning this year’s card (I started on the infamous poem!) and just need to get our Christmas pictures scheduled! Minor detail, right?! Ha!

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This is a fave of mine of the little presidents from the same shoot…
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Also, our Halloween Pajama Party is coming up!!! We hope you’ll join in on the fun!!!!

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Cheers to Friday, friends!!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!