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Welcome, Aubrey!

Abbie and AubreySomething special happened to me last month–I became an aunt for the first time! Over July 4th, I flew to see my new niece. She lives across the country from me so she was almost a month old when I met her.

I’m admitted biased, but I think she is pretty wonderful. She already has some great talents perfected including wiggling, smiling, yawning, sticking her tongue out and looking around so it’s obvious how smart and talented she will be.

I was reminded of a high school friend who told me that after her brother had a baby, their close-knit, small-town family stopped watching TV altogether and just sat around the living room staring at the baby. After spending a week with my niece, I totally understand (although I do admit that while I was there I did watch the first episode of Call the Midwife and possibly got hooked).

I got teary off and on the whole plane ride home. How can someone so little, who just came into existence, now command so much importance in my life?

How can I build a relationship with her as she grows, even though I can’t see her frequently?

In Aubrey’s honor I’m also announcing a new corner of my blog, Little Paperdoll, a section dedicated to kids’ fashion and activities. If there’s something you’d like to see there, I hope you’ll let me know!


Blacklist Vintage Closing Sale

vintage hats from blacklist vintageIt’s sad to see a good store close, and Blacklist Vintage is no exception. For six years, Vanessa has provided Uptown Minneapolis with one of the best-curated vintage collections in town. She is closing down the bricks-and-mortar store in order to travel and focus on selling exclusively online.

Blacklist Vintage moves online

The silver lining of the store closing is my favorite four-letter word: SALE. Blacklist will be clearing out its inventory beginning January 25th and continuing for a month. Vanessa created an event page so her fans can keep updated on the liquidation.

vintage scarvesYou’ll be able to score finds like the scarves and hats pictured here, among the rest of Blacklist’s collections which include treasures from every era. Everything from 1920s gowns, vintage records, fab furs, 60s aprons, and more, they’ve got you covered. The discounts promise to get steeper as the weeks go by, so you’ll want to check back for the latest updates. After the store closes, you’ll still be able to find Blacklist Vintage online on Etsy.

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