Friday

Week of July 19th

This week's special offer:

Enter to win this Chocolate Lollipop Dress from Kait Emerson Designs! (Available in sizes 6 months - 5T). To enter, read more about Kait Emerson Designs, below. Visit the shop online and comment to this post on your favorite merchandise. Winner will be selected by random drawing. Deadline to enter is noon, EST, Wednesday, July 30th. Open to US residents only.

My thoughts...
This week, My Thoughts, Fresh Finds, and Coffee With... are combined here because much of what the Lord has shown me this week has been through a wonderful little book I've been reading titled Shopping for Time and the blog, Girl Talk, by the same authors. Don't let the book title fool you. This is much more than just another time management book. This easy read, by Carolyn Mahaney and her daughters, is packed full of Scriptural truth and gave me a fresh perspective on caring for my family, caring for myself, time management and setting priorities.

The most beneficial part of the book for me was the section on "personal retreat". Yesterday I was able to carve out some time for this and I can't even begin to tell you how much it refreshed and renewed me. (You can find an abbreviated version of her personal retreat guide on her blog,
Girl Talk, but I highly recommend purchasing the book and reading it through.) As a first-time mom, I've been struggling to maintain the balance between nurturing my relationship with the Lord, caring for family and juggling my daily "to-do" list. This book finally helped me get a handle on it. If you're a frazzled mom, I encourage you to check out Shopping for Time. I was tremendously blessed.

A note about Coffee With...

As my daughter grows and changes, I am frequently reassessing my priorities and shuffling things around, particularly my hobbies (including this blog). Beginning this month, the Coffee With... feature will not run every week, but rather once or twice a month. I have been overwhelmed by the response of those of you wishing to have your blogs featured in this section and I look forward to working my way through the list. Please be patient. I have not forgotten!


About Kait Emerson Designs...
Owner, Feanna Otta, says it best: "Kait Emerson Designs, honors the modern mother's desire to express her individual style by offering bold, chic, unique apparel and accessories that are hand sewn just for children and babies. I pride myself in offering a stylish alternative to the typical chain store fashions by providing a line of goods that are unique, full of life and personality."

The talented mother of two created Kait Emerson Designs after the birth of her first daughter, Kaitlin Sofia, in 2006. Soon after she began sewing dresses and blankets for her daughter, the venture grew to include special orders from friends, family and eventually the general public. Today, Feanna lives and works in Huntington Beach, California, but her designs are on display in boutiques throughout the United States and Australia. Each of her designs are crafted from the finest designer fabrics and professionally finished. I love her bold, whimsical fabrics and her unique Euro collection.

My favorite things...

Floral Charm Dress

Euro Tunic in Pink Coriander


City Street (Scenes 1 & 2) © Roberto Giovannini Dreamstime.com

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80 comments:

Tara said...

I've posted and linked! I love the pink coriander fabric and so many of the euro dresses. Thanks for the giveaway.

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I'm loving all of the luxury blankets, my favorite however is the China Dolls Luxury Blanket. It's beautiful!

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allieschell@gmail.com said...

What a great designer! I love the Hailey Romper in Vintage Dots--so sweet!

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Uh oh, I think I am in trouble...they are SO cute! I love the Euro Dress in Sky Blue Lotus, the Euro Tunic in Pink Lotus and the pants to match and the China Dolls Luxury Blanket!

Jessica said...

Great clothes adorable. I twittered. https://twitter.com/stevenbrycesmom

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

My favorite two items are the Peasant Top in Orchids Raspberry and Chocolate Blossoms. They look so comfortable for an active little girl, but still looks feminine. Red and dark brown are my favorite colors!

I also tweeted about this under the ID _Karen.

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rachel said...

The Hailey Romper in Poppies,that is cute! Love the clothes,very sweet and old fashion in some ways,modern in others. I like it.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Very Cute clothes! I like the reversible Pinafores, they are adorable and I've always loved having more than one option!

The book Shopping for time sounds so helpfuk, I'll have to check out thebook and blog!

Michelle said...

Wow, What beautiful childrens clothes. I just love the Madison Pillow Dress. You have some amazing talent!

blueviolet said...

I am so in love with the Animal Crackers Luxury Blanket. I would snuggle myself in that if I could.
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Cindi ~ Moomettesgram said...

All the designs are so beautiful, I luv them all! My post is up, and my favorite is the Sage Tiole Pillow Dress! 'Lil Moomette would look so cute in it!

My2Gs said...

They are all soooo beautiful! It's a toss up between the chocolate lollipop dress and lounge set.
~ Lacie

CrackerJacks said...

Ooo, I love it all! What a great boutique!

I like the peasant tops, the dresses, okay most of everything! My favorite fabrics are the Chocolate Lollipop, Orchids Raspberry, Espresso Damask, oh, and Lotus-Pink! Such wonderful fabrics to choose from.

I think I might have to get a job to buy some things even if I don't win!!

Christy @ Shake The Salt said...

I love the Boys Surfboard & Monkey Around lounge sets - too cute!!

Off to post about the giveaway. :)

Christy @ Shake The Salt said...

I've posted about the giveaway. :)

http://shakethesalt.com/2008/07/win-a-choclate-lollipop-dress-at-notes-from-my-nest/

Christy

bethany said...

I love the sparrows pillow dress-the clothes are so cute!!

Asianmommy said...

I like the peasant top-orchid raspberry. So cute!

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kamewh said...

So cute! I love the SUMMER 08 Reversible PINAFORE in Trailing Cherries :)

Marlena said...

What a cute place to shop! I really like the Spring Blossom Pillow Dress. She's got some great sets too. Thanks for the giveaway! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Margery said...

Beautiful things for little girls. So colorful and chic.

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misty said...

I really like the luxury blankets, and the euro dresses. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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Doreen said...

Love the Sparrows Pillow Dress!! Lovely designs!! purposedrivenlife4you AT gmail DOT com

gina said...

Those girl lounge sets are adorable and so perfect for after a day at the beach!! I love the chocolate lollipop and surf board designs. Taht chocolate lollipop dress is A-dorable, thanks for the chance to win!

micaela6955 said...

I love the Euro Tunic in Pink Coriander as well, so pretty-and I like the cut/design of the tunics, roomy with plenty of room to grow.

Tracy said...

Wow, there are SO many cute things! Some of my favorites are the Mocca Burp Set, the Euro Tunic in Pink Coriander, the Reversible Pinafore in Chocolate Lollipop, and the Disco Dot Luxury Blanket. I hope I win this for my little girls!

noreen said...

Boutique A-Line Tiered Dress in Freshcut is adorable

Megret said...

Love the Hailey Romper in vintage dot!
Thanks!
Megret
musesofmegret@gmail.com

Mama Zen said...

I like the Twirl Skirt in Water Lily!

Laura H. said...

Reversible Wrap in Chocolate Lollipop is my favorite! They are all so cute though :)

laura_licious101(at)hotmail(dot)com

kimmyl said...

Oh my!! The dresses are just beautiful.

Jane said...

I love the hailey romper and the burp sets! Thanks!

Naomi said...

The Chocolate Blooms peasant top and lounge set would be adorable on Roo!!!

gunzie said...

I love the dresses, my favorite one is the sparrows pillow dress. It would look adorable on my little girl. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
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Jennifer said...

What beautiful things. My favorite though is the Espresso Damask Pillow Dress.

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Katie said...

The Euro Dress in Sparrows is way cute.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Uniquely Yours said...

I love The Emily Pillow Dress! Too cute!

jbubolz-miller said...

Monkey Around Lounge Set is my favortie- so cute

Angela said...

What beautiful childrens clothes. It is so hard to choose...I love the love the Tiered dress in Poppies; Sage Tiole Pillow Dress and theMadison Pillow Dress.

Smell Goods Lady said...

I have posted and linked! I love the reversible penifore dress! All of the designs are beautiful! Simply girlie!

kaylee8 said...

I love the Tiered Dress with the poppies!

aspritzofsis said...

The rompers are adorable! I especially love the Hailey Rompers in vintage dots. Neat!

Heather K said...

I love the peasant tops! So sweet and adorable. The fall colors would be a great choice right now! Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

Sarah said...

I like the everyday pants in Lotus. I also like all the tunics.

travellingmomof2 said...

The Tiered Dress in Poppy....a fantastic dress.

sweetsue said...

I really like the adorable Lounge set in Chocolate Blooms, it is so pretty and comfy looking.

Patricia said...

I am loving the set such as the Eyelet Halter Top and Lounge Pant Set. Nice cute designs!

I have linked and posted!

Jeanne Sager said...

Why don't little girls wear pinafores anymore? Thanks Kait for bringing them back!

Rhonda Sanson said...

My favorite is the Reversible PINAFORE in Chocolate Lollipop. How cute...two dresses in one.

rkindrix@bellsouth.net

Cuddle Cottage said...

The dresses on this site are too sweet, I love the tiered dress in poppies.
belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lauren Horsley said...

Oh my goodness, I'm such a sucker for beautiful dresses like these! Especially the Euro line - love the unique patterns - I'm not sure I can live without the Sky Blue Lotus dress for my little girl!

laura said...

Oh my gosh, great shop! I really like the euro tunic in sparrow, and the hailey romper in vintage dots. Adorable. Thanks!! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

jenny said...

wow how cute i love to try and win this dress for my little one thanks

Dana Lynne said...

Oh, wow! The chocolate lollipop fabric is my favorite!!! After visiting the online shop, I think I could be in trouble - there are WAY too many cute items! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Katie said...

Reversible Wrap in Chocolate Lollipop is adorable Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

gina mclean said...

I love the Hailey romper in the vintage dots. Everything is so cute.
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- Marybeth I. said...

I like the eurotunics - the blue floral one an the Pink Coriander - these come in bigger sizes for size 6 and 7 girls.

Beth Ann said...

What a great site! Such cute things! My favorite thing (hard to choose) was the Tiered Dress in Poppies!
Thank you for the give-away!

Dallimomma said...

The peasant tops are adorable.
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Theresa N. said...

I love the peasant top in pink.
Theresa N
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zmama said...

I love the skirt collection especially the monkey around skirt!!
zmama09 at yahoo dot com

Steph said...

My favorite is Lotus Pink Luxury Blanket. Thanks so much.

Jessica said...

How creative are her designs? I love the Haley Romper in Vintage Polka Dots, but I also love the boys Monkey around lounge set. Very cute outfits! And lets not forget the luxury blankets... I am totally loving the disco dot luxury blanket as well! :)

layla said...

Wow! My favorites are the Summer 2008 Reversible Pinafore in Chocolate Lollipop and the Peasant Top in Orchids Raspberry and Chocolate Blossoms.

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Stacey Moore said...

love the Euro Dress in Sky Blue Lotus!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Christine said...

I love the reversible pinafore in chocolate lollipop! Great for summer.

Jill W said...

Wow, everything is fantastic and so beautiful. How can you even begin to choose a favorite? I love all the dresses, and that Hailey romper is too adorable...and that peasant top in chocolate blooms! I'm in love!

Jess said...

I really like being exposed to new designers. What I like about Kait is that she uses really cute and high quality fabrics. One of my favorites is SUMMER 08 Reversible PINAFORE in Chocolate Lollipop.

judybrittle said...

Really like the monkey around lounge set. That is so cute.

Li'l MG said...

My favorite is the Spring Blossom Pillow Dress. Beautiful designs!

Starlas said...

Oh goodness, this is adorable! All of them are! Wish I knew how to sew but until then, these will be my inspiration.

nancy said...

Oh my gosh the clothes are adorable. I like the idea of the reversible pinafore (in pink coriander was especially cute)

cmartin0055 said...

China Dolls Luxury Blanket is so cute!

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milkgoddess said...

I love the euro tunic and so many of the fabrics! I couldn't begin to decide!

Jus Shar Designs said...

Wow, beautiful items! Eye candy!

Holly said...

Love the madison tired dress and the pillow dresses!
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calgirl said...

Boutique A-Line Tiered Dress in Freshcut reminds me of a sunny day. i can see my girl wearing this.

snulfers said...

My favorite is the Tiered Dress in Poppies.



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tia82 said...

I like the Boys Camo Cargo Set. It has little skulls on it...so cool.

Tinasly said...

I like the Reversible Pinafore in LeI - they are all so cute!

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Catherine said...

So cute! I loved the Euro Tunic in Fresh Cut.

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