The World
Of ElleSee
by LC McDonald

June 30, 2015

Shop Update: LGBT Wedding Cards + Custom Cards



Yesterday I announced that if you wanted the wedding equation card for two brides or two grooms to let me know and I would make one for you -- as I had previously mentioned in the listing -- but this week seemed as good as any to draw up the cards to show you what they would actually look like instead of imagining them and then having to contact me. This way you can order the card and then mention which one you would like in the "Message to Seller" box. I will also be doing this with the penguin couple.

I also made some custom cards for a customer using a couple of art prints that are already available in the shop -- here and here. That is a request that I don't mind at all fulfilling, as long as it isn't with a limited edition art print. I think they look rather cute, actually.



June 28, 2015

23/52



And there he is: one week after getting his hair shaved off. He was none-too-pleased with me as I had asked him to get his socks on before we headed out to the listen to some music in the park. He struggles with getting his socks on his feet when his feet are sweaty -- don't we all.



June 24, 2015

The Summer List 2015



I had some fun writing out this year's Summer List. I started making a summer list after reading about it on the blog Meg + Andy, here. I thought it was such a great idea, and a great way of having fun throughout the summer -- it will be especially nice when Little Boy gets older and can help make the list.

I started off small the first year, but this year the goals have become more lofty. I've added things that acquire a bit more attention that I think he'll enjoy more this year. I'm sure we'll add more things to the list as the summer goes on -- in fact, I have just thought of a couple more to add after looking at our previous lists. This summer is going to be awesome!



June 20, 2015

22/52



This is a day later than I expected to post, but yesterday he got his hair cut -- and I mean cut -- so I made sure to snap one last photo before it was all gone. It's amazing how much hair can change the look of a person.



June 17, 2015

5 Songs I Loved During Maternity Leave: Part 5

As I mentioned in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4, I had a lot of time to peruse the internet while I was on maternity leave. My son and I always enjoyed listening to music while I was working on the shop, and we would often find bands and musicians that we had never heard of before through YouTube. I wanted to share with you five songs that I really enjoyed listening to -- and discovered -- while I was on maternity leave back in 2011/12.

Ellie Goulding had a song that was already on the radio, but it wasn't one that I necessarily enjoyed. Fortunately she was redeemed when I found this beautiful song on You Tube. I don't remember how I found this song. It was probably a random link that showed up after I listened to a song from Adele, or something to that effect -- my son was actually in love with "Someone Like You", and it was the only thing that would calm him down in the car. But I digress. Ellie Goulding has a beautiful voice, and I was -- and still am -- in love with this song.






June 15, 2015

Summer Favourites 2015

I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine that's been coming your way! We've been basking in it, and while we've been taking a break with a bit of rain -- that's well needed -- I'm excited thinking about all of the things that I want to do and wear this summer. Here are a few of my favourite things this season...



High-waisted swim suits like this one from Mod Cloth are a fun way to wear a bikini, and a romper or jumpsuit like this one from Forever 21 is a nice way to feel summery without having to wear a dress. There are some really classy versions of these styles that are easy to dress-up for a night out, and, if you're short like me, there are options like a cropped pant.



A trip to the mountains like the one we did last year as a family is a wonderful vacation to enjoy the beauty of nature, and there are lots of options to stay if you're not one for camping. While you're on holidays and enjoying the sun, it's nice to get your hair of the back of your neck. I like to to a ponytail with a twist, and often incorporate some sort of braid like this one.



I'm not usually one for putting on loads of make-up during the summer months when it's just going to melt off anyway. It's nice to keep it simple sometimes and just put on some foundation -- over top of sunscreen, of course -- and add a little mascara and some lip gloss like this look. While you're relaxing with your family and your barely-there-make-up, it's nice to have a cold drink in your hand. I love fresh-squeezed lemonade, and really enjoy this recipe for sparkling raspberry lemonade -- no need to make it sparking, though.




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