To Shoe or Not to Shoe?

It’s that time again; beautiful autumn. That time of year when I have to go through the clothes and shoes to see what we need.  Luckily, we have some great hand me downs in storage including shoes. 

The girls were super cooperative in trying things on and creating piles for their cousins or Good Will. Now that they are dressing themselves, for the most part, we have a ton of clothes that never get worn because they choose the same pieces over and over.

The same goes with shoes.  They love shoes.  They have a ton of shoes.  I actually blogged about this before because I wanted to see if my “obsession” was normal and I don’t think it is but I think there are many moms out there that understand all the cuteness that comes with dressing a girl.

Below is a photo of their shoes categorized by H’s pile, L’s pile and the giveaway pile.  Notice that L’s pile is much larger than H’s.  I can’t wait to really hit the shopping with her!

top left H, top middle share, top right L, and very bottom for Mallory

This is much less than they had a couple years ago.  Not only do they have all these wonderful shoes we still need a pair of show boots or winter boots and they each need running shoes.

Now I ask is this excessive or normal for a mother of girls?

Oh Old Navy How I Love You

The worst part about having kids, besides when you are sick or hung over, is buying a new wardrobe each season. YUCK!  I went through a few boxes of hand-me-downs and found a few items but certainly not enough to keep up with two.

But alas, Old Navy pulls through just when I thought I was doomed to spend a fortune.  In the fall we received one of those little bags along with a coupon in the mail informing us that we will receive an additional 40% off everything we can fit in that bag.

When we walked in I went right up to the guy at the counter and asked if I could fill it up and if my husband could.  He looked at the girls and said, “honey whatever you bring up to this counter I will discount.”

Ah I love it!  We managed to wrangle up $500 worth of goods, adorable goods, for under $250.  That is amazing!  Even Steve and I got a few cute pieces.

On Wednesday we had a 40% off coupon for everything in the store plus a free tote, that day only.  The girls were amazing as i loaded up our cart.  Poor H saw only a few things in orange that fit her.

This trip, another $400 total for just a small $185, we got the following:

  • 3 dress shirts for Steve
  • 2 sundresses and 2 cute tops for Mommy
  • for the girls- 2 bathing suite
  • 2 pairs of leggings
  • 2 shorts
  • 2 jumpers- with snaps for easy potty breaks-THANK YOU
  • 5 dresses
  • 3 shirts
  • and of course the wonderful tote bag

Seriously that is amazing!!!


Do I have girl/girl twins or girl/boy twins?  Based on this photo you would think I had a boy.  These two are so different.  Nothing can sway H from her love of orange.  She rocked that shirt though with her sweet leggins and boater shoes!

L and H