WHAT WE WORE: Red, White, and Sixties

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

This Independence Day, none of us wore blue. We ate steak instead of hot dogs, didn’t take a dip in the pool, and waved not one flag. But we did take three trips to the hardware store in pursuit of home improvement supplies. Don’t worry, last night we chilled out, grilled out, and today we’re planning on treating ourselves to ice cream (of course) to celebrate our American heritage.

In the meantime, Phil’s been up on the ladder replacing our gutters while I’ve been in the backyard playing with glitter. While I’m quite certain you aren’t interested in seeing our new gutters when he’s finished, I am pretty sure you’ll be very curious about this sparkly project of mine. I can’t wait to share it with you! In the meantime, here are our Mother/Daughter outfits Lucy and I wore to our Tex-Mex dinner with Phil on Sunday.

W H A T   L U C Y   W O R E :
vintage dress from the Medina Antique Mall / shoes from a consignment store

W H A T   I   W O R E :
blouse: vintage from Sweet Lorain /  trousers: ASOS / shoes: Clarks / necklace: thrifted

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

Vintage-inspired Mother/Daughter style on Making Nice in the Midwest

WHAT WE WORE: Queens of Ice Cream

What do you love the best about your city? When my friends come to visit my lifelong home of Canton, Ohio, I always feel a little bit bad when they ask me what they should do before I leave, and I respond with an emphatic, “ICE CREAM!” I’m sorry! It’s just what I love the best about this city! I’m sorry that my visiting friends are usually paleo, and typically wouldn’t enjoy the other unique Canton alternative— The Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ice cream is just what we do best. And I’m certainly alright with celebrating that, no matter what the season, but especially during our humid summers.

We went to Taggarts on a little ice cream date as a family last weekend, and Phil took some Momma/Lucy style photos for us to share with you. Here are the details on what Lucy and I wore:

M O M M A :  Dress: Avenue Antiques (Canton, OH) / Shoes: Clarks / Belt: thrifted
Necklace: Hartville Flea Market / Shorts: Nike (from my volleyball days!) / Crop top: thrifted

L U C Y :  Basically everything is thrifted or hand-me-down. (per usual!) 

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Making Nice in the Midwest Diaper Bag Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who checked out the Baby Highpants Etsy shop! I used Random.org to generate a winner for the Poppy bag giveaway, and Mallory was the lucky gal who won! If you didn’t win, don’t forget the 20% off code that’s good for one more week at Baby Highpantsmidwesthighpants

Lucy and I teamed up with the kind folks of Baby Highpants to bring you a very special handmade giveaway. Whether you need a bag for stashing bottles and diapers, or just a classic shopper or messenger bag, Baby Highpants has a really nice selection of colors and styles for both men and women. I’ve selected this customizable Poppy bag for one reader to win! Check out the details below— Who knows? It could be your lucky day!

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Making Nice in the Midwest Diaper Bag Giveaway

Please comment below for a chance to win! The winner of the giveaway will receive their own customized version of the Poppy bag in either the large diaper bag size or medium size (shown here with pockets suitable for a diaper bag). The bag will also come with a changing pad and stroller clip if you’re using yours for a diaper bag. Pretty nifty! I’ve been enjoying using my medium bag for Lucy’s cloth and disposable diapers, plus I can still fit my own things and a little sweater for Lucy. It’s just big enough without feeling like I’m carrying around a baby duffel bag!

Curious about how the bags are made? Check out the process photos on Baby Highpants’s Facebook page here. Peep the bags on Instagram too!

If you don’t win the giveaway but are still interested in snagging a Baby Highpants bag to call your own, they’re offering Making Nice in the Midwest readers a special 20% discount for two weeks! Use the code midwesthighpants during your checkout to apply the discount.

Good luck! I’ll be posting the randomly selected winner this Friday.

Making Nice in the Midwest Diaper Bag Giveaway

Making Nice in the Midwest Diaper Bag Giveaway

Making Nice in the Midwest Diaper Bag Giveaway

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WHAT LUCY WORE: Polka Dotted Tomboy

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

It’s funny how every month I find myself saying “THIS is my favorite age!” Every day this kiddo is more fun than the day before. And I am loving the fact that I’m her favorite person. At least, today I am. Lucy’s almost 15 months, her favorite toy is her Teddy, she looooves my glasses, her favorite thing to say is “ball,” and her hair actually trails down her back. She’s still not walking, and I’m counting my blessings!

You know, now that I think about it, her new favorite toy might be the Christmas tree. Oh boy oh boy. Like I said, life is fun! Seriously, though. I think about how dark my mind was this time last year, and this child helped get me through it. And now she’s my little reward. I thank God for her, and I don’t mind how cheesy I sound when I say it.

Lucy’s sweater is vintage (thrifted), and her pants are from Carter’s

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy's bedroom from Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy's bedroom from Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

WHAT LUCY WORE: Gingham & Stripes

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I thought I’d break my blogging hiatus with some self indulgent pictures of my little side-kick, Lucy Jo. It’s pretty difficult to feel glum about life when she’s always smiling back and reaching out affectionately for her mamma… or scratching my face so that it bleeds. But whatever she’s doing, it sure makes what I’m going through so much easier! We’re so thankful she’s here. And yesterday we got to see her bare shoulders in an outfit for the first time! I think we’re going to love Summertime especially this year, with the addition of bare baby legs and squishy baby shoulders. Can’t wait!

T W E N T Y – N I N E   W E E K   O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

romper: thrifted | tights: Marshalls | purse: vintage

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