Harper gets Liberty Spikes

image boy with liberty spikes in hair

Harper’s class had a special celebration last week for the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Monday was Fox in Socks day – the more socks the better, I think he wore three pairs and it was tough getting shoes on. Tuesday he wore green head to toe for Green Eggs & Ham day. Wednesday was dress wacky for Wacky Wednesday. Harper wore a wetsuit! Thursday was Whoville Hair Day and Friday was crazy hat day, celebrating the The Cat in the Hat. The kids loved it.

All of the boys in Harper’s class have short hair and many of them were planning to spike and color their hair.  Harper decided he wanted to spike his hair too.  Well, the boy has a lot of long and fine hair.  I tried some different products and techniques the night before and he liked the look but it wasn’t holding.  YouTube saved me.  There are so many videos on making Liberty Spikes and most of them use the same product, Got2B Glue Blasting Freeze Spray.  Steve went out that night and found it for me.  The next morning we started bright and early to get this boy spiked.

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Harper Gets a Doll of his Own, and So Does a Child in Need

My daughter Trixie loves to take care of her special rag dolls.  Her favorite is her Wee Wonderfuls doll my mom got her for Christmas a couple of years ago from The Land of Nod.  She gets the whole bed to herself.

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They are tall, soft, and lovable.  The girls pictured below are Clara and Agnes and are available at The Land of Nod.

image wee wonderful doll Clara, Land of Nodimage of Wee wonderful doll Agnes, Land of Nod

Sometimes Trixie lets Harper play with her special girls, which is lovely when it happens.  He usually gets pretty frustrated that he doesn’t have his own doll.  It doesn’t matter how many rag dolls we find him in our stash, Harper wants a boy doll.  I decided that I would find him a boy doll for Christmas that is equally as fabulous as the Wee Wonderfuls are.

I spent hours searching online whenever I had a spare moment during the pre-holiday madness, and finally, after days of looking, I found it!

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The Old House We Love to Live In – Ready for the Holidays

Our home tour from Design Mom that was published 5 weeks ago, shows our house ready for the holidays.  Here I have included even more shots of our “holiday house” for you to enjoy.

image picture family in an MG carimage family in front of christmas tree

Our holiday card photoshoot produced some good shots at Lake Charleston.



image 150 year old dark blue house

Here is our 150-year-old house in the only snowstorm we had this season.  I love using classic holiday decorations on the exterior of our 1864 house.  Wreaths on every window, and a garland swag at the entrance are simple and pretty, especially in the snow.

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