Angel Dear Lovies…a pair and a spare!

I remember once, when I was around 4 or 5 or so,  my family went to  Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West Theme Park(!) in the North Carolina mountains.  I may have actually been older, but since I’m telling a story about how I wanted to bring my blanket along with me, we’ll stick with the notion that I was 4.  Or 5. So I had a seriously serious attachment to my blanket, a wonderfully soft and stinky(because I never

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Another Band-Aid Comes Off: Running.

Yesterday, my sister-in-law sent me a text that read “Thinking about Intense Fit at 9 at Y…interested? I’m not feeling Intensely Fit, but there wasn’t a Marginally Fit class on schedule” How can you say no to that? She summed it up, really, the way I feel here at the end of the summer.  For a variety of reasons, I’ve been on running hiatus-life, kids, beach, beer, laziness?-but it’s time to reconnect with my Mizunos, time to make the

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Ripping off the Band-aid: Wrapping up Summer, Packing Lunches, and Moving.

Heeeeeeeeellllllllooooooo readers! It’s only been, what, 3 months?? since I last wrote?  Here’s a quick photographic recap of what at least a portion of the Peekawhoo family has been up to since then… Mine have been back in school since August 8th, believe it or not, and we’re all getting back into the routine of waking up early and hustling out the door in order to get to school on time.  We’re doing ok, really, with the exception of

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Angel Dear Lovies…Because Monogrammed Jellycat Bunnies are sooooo February 2013.

Lately, we’ve seen a surge in sales in our Angel Dear Lovies and Angel Dear Blankets.   After the Great Bunny Rush of 2013, we were wondering if ya’ll would remember about these tried and true lovies, and we’re happy to see that you have. Of course there’s no surprise these are popular-Angel Dear has been on our radar for years, as all of our children had a host of Angel Dear lovies when they were younger(and we still find

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#TBT, on the Eights.

Recently I’ve been dipping into the closet in the guest bedroom, the one where more often than not I’ll find Lucy snoozing on the bed, pretending she can’t see me since she knows she’s not supposed to be on there and if she’s not looking at me, then I can’t see her, obviously. This closet houses old longalls and jon jons of the kids that I can’t get rid of, the shiny purple strapless pantsuit type situation I wore

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HeArt and Soul

On Thursday after the Boston Marathon, the kids’ school hosted its annual art show, where all the students proudly display the work they’ve created under the tutelage of Jill, the school’s amazingly talented and energetic art teacher.  It’s always such a lovely event, with art displayed all over the campus in the classrooms, in the office, on the walkways.  Jill, an artist herself, is one of those remarkable teachers who is able to convey fact, technique, and fun, instilling

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aden + anais Blankets…and an Interview with our Lucky aden + anais Dream Blanket Winner, Jaclyn!

Good afternoon, friends! As you know, we recently held a giveaway for our new aden+anais Dream Blankets!  If you missed it, it may be because you’re not following us on Facebook.  (Now would be a good time to do that so you don’t miss another giveaway opportunity!) We’re also carrying the aden+anais swaddle blankets, too, in case you hadn’t heard.   We are in love with these aden+anais blankets, especially when you personalize them! Our lucky winner, Jaclyn, will

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Simon Says.

Last week before we were to leave town for spring break, we noticed that two out of three B boys were looking a little suspect and rashy.  The Eldest looked like he’d been slapped in the face a few times, and after karate, my mom noticed #3 had a little bumpy rash forming just below his ear. Rather than head to the USC-Furman game at Fluor Field which would have been a lot more fun than hanging out with

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Monogrammed Ruffle Butts Bikini…Stop the Press Because These Things Are CUTE.

Y’all.  It’s cold here. We had a baseball game on Friday night, and both kids had on four layers of shirts.  I know my roommate, Missy, who’s lived in  Chicago for the past 8 years, is shaking her head in disbelief at us right now seeing as her kids go outside and play at school as long as it’s above 20 degrees.  20 degrees!  But here in the sunny south, 48 degrees and damp is straight-up miserable. Many of

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Friday Funnies: I Can’t Make This Stuff Up.

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Some of y’all have read about my carpool escapades, about the kinds of banter that gets batted around inside the automatic doors of the Hottessy.  Thanks to a very gracious co-carpooler who also happens to be a morning person, I only drive carpool one morning a week, but drive 4 of the 5 afternoons.  Though I do enjoy the afternoon shift, when the boys finally shove their way into the car, they’re all a little slap-happy, a little cranky,

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What We’ve Been Up To: Jellycat Bunnies, Angel Dear Lovies, Zutano Gowns, Easter Baskets, and Justin Timberlake.

It’s been quiet on the blog, but not in the studio.  We’ve been getting our Jellycat Bunny on over here, shipping them to every corner of the country, from Redondo Beach, California, to North Little Rock, Arkansas, to Jersey to Key West.  These bunnies don’t care if it’s hot or cold or snowy or sunny where you live, and if you’ve ordered one and not yet received it, take heart.  They’ll be back in stock tomorrow and shipped at

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25 Things(Throw Back Friday) and Jellycat Bunnies.

First of all, I realize it’s supposed to be #TBT, but I’m behind.  So it’s #ThrowBackFriday here at Peekawhoo. Remember about 4 years ago when that bit was circulating on Facebook, 25 Things?  Yes?  No?  Well I’m recycling it.  Partly because I’m lazy, and partly because we’re up to our (monogrammed) ears in Jellycat bunnies over here, which is awesome and fluffy and still 10% off with code BUNNYLOVE through today. This little piece popped into my head the

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Let me Count the Ways.

Every time I call my 98 year-old grandfather, I have a little contest to see how long I can keep him on the phone.  Historically laconic in phone conversations, he comes from an era when long-distance calls were expensive and only saved for the most urgent or necessary of situations. I’d say my record is 3 minutes, give or take, with the average phone call lasting around 1:25.  There’s rarely a “goodbye”, just an “ok”, or maybe not, and

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Angel Dear Loveys and Angel Dear Blankets…just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Good morning, friends!  Just a note to say we’ve received a big shipment of Angel Dear Lovies and Angel Dear Blankets, knowing that these will be perfect for your little ones for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter!   And finally, the Angel Dear pink elephant blanket is back in stock…hooray! Considering I just threw away our Halloween candy (gross, I know), I’m trying to think in a different direction this holiday.  Don’t get me wrong-I love the conversation hearts as much as the

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The Hottessy: “Please Use Caution as Items May Have Shifted During Flight.”

A few days ago, I haphazardly decided to tidy up my car a bit. Now for most of you, this means bringing in your coffee cup from that morning and perhaps the jacket and scarf you were wearing that day, possibly your purse and your phone. For me, this process is a bit more involved.  Heather can attest to my story: yesterday she had to ride around like Ms. Daisy in the backseat because the front was jam up

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Throwback Thursday.

Alternate Title: Why I’m Worried I Have the Same Haircut I Did in Seventh Grade. Please see below: Note how I surreptitiously slipped in that hoodie in the second photo?  Cute, isn’t it?  Local folks, head to Peekawhoo and let us make you one! And note the dress in the third photo; I took that out of my Mom’s closet last week after eyeing it for years.  She’s kept so many of her gems and I love wearing them,

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Pin it to Win it.

I’m not talking about the kind of pinning this stud used to do- -though given the opportunity, I could write for days and days about the years 1984-1988, about undefeated seasons, singlets, wrestling shoes, rubber sweatsuits, about sweaty guys spitting in cups to make weight, about how I was the “Towel Girl” for the wrestling team, and how we traveled to Washington DC for the St. Alban’s Invitational, or a million other small and big towns in the Southeast,

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The Great Outdoors.

I don’t know about you, but I’m in a bit of a post-Christmas, post-New Years’, post- heyit’sbeforenoonbutwhowantsadrink? kind of situation over here, ie don’t want to get out of my pajamas, don’t want to run, don’t want to leave the house, do want to drink Mimosas at all hours, do want to watch movies, do want to read cookbooks and bake cakes.  So on Saturday when the kids started to go a little nutsy after several lazy hours watching

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