Only one more week folks! #minirodini (the items we will have are not pictured here, but we are not allowed to show you those ones, they are so AWESOME!!) 🎉

Only one more week folks! #minirodini (the items we will have are not pictured here, but we are not allowed to show you those ones, they are so AWESOME!!) 🎉

Mummy Mondays : @baby_dear

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This week we bring you super saucy & glam mama Brooke from the cotton candy pink instragam feed @baby_dear (Tumblr: babydearr). If you love vintage fashion, make up and babies, then she is the gal for you! Seriously, her collection of vintage toys is to die for and we love people who live and breath vintage! Her art is fantastic and we cant get enough of her selfies! Check our her etsy here.

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Where do you live, and what do you love most about it?

I live in Los Angeles California, I love the sunny weather because I can pretty much wear whatever I want all year! And I love all the different food here!

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What inspired you to start an Instagram account?

I used to have an android phone before they offered the instagram app, and I wanted it soo badly! I felt like I had so many cute things I wanted to show my friends in picture form haha. Then I got an iphone and my instagram dreams came true ;)

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When did you know you wanted to be a mama?

Honestly I never thought I would have a child. I wasn’t planning on it. When I got pregnant, it was a total shock. But for some reason this feeling took over me like I was meant to be pregnant, and that this baby would make my life so happy. I was right! And I have a lot of younger siblings so I knew I would be a good mom!

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How many kiddos do you have and what are their personalities like?

I only have one baby boy, His name is Casper and he’s 8 months. He goes from being very very serious to a laughing fit in 2 seconds. It’s really cute. he’s very curious. He’s very into being read to and seeing and feeling new things. He’s super sweet and never cries and loves kisses!

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How would your babies daddy describe you?

I’m actually not married. Casper’s father and I are still friends though and I think he would say I’m a very good mom.

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What inspires you to dress your children in vintage clothes?

I just love the sweetness of vintage children’s clothes. They make your kid look like a little doll. Also I feel like vintage clothes were made better and last forever! I collected vintage kid’s clothes before I even THOUGHT about being a mom, I just love it!

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If you could go back to any period in time, where would you go and why?

Hmmm I guess I would go back to the late 50’s early 60’s because it’s my absolute favorite era style and aesthetic wise. But honestly I’m glad I live in current time! People were so much more ignorant back then. And though it’s definitely not perfect now, we’ve come a long way socially. (Sorry to get all serious on ya  haha)

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Kids wiggle, what is your secret to a good shot of your little one in action?

Casper always looks my way if I say his name in a high pitched voice! But I think the real secret is having a cute animal shaped phone case because he stares at the bear while I’m taking pics!

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When the goin gets tough with your babe  in tow, what is your secret for putting the smiles back on his little face?

I’m a new mom with just one kid. So when we are out and about and he’s getting antsy all I have to do is hold him and sing or talk to him, or give him a little snack J I’m still learning all the tricks and tips, he’s still pretty small.

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What could you imagine your little one doing in 20 years time? 

You know, I’m sure MY mother never imagined me doing what I’m doing now. Living off my art, learning the struggles of being a single mom, etc. But she’s proud of me anyway. I’m sure in 20 years when Casper is a young man, whatever he is doing, wherever his path leads, I’ll be supportive and proud of him too.

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What are your children’s favorite things to do as a family?

Casper loves when I take him for long walks in his stroller so he can look around and see the world! I go to a lot of flea markets and swap meets too, so he loves to stroll around and look at all the stuff with me!

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What is the hardest thing about being a mama?

So far the hardest thing for me has just been trying not to freak out about the future. I’m always wondering if I’m doing the mom thing right and wondering what I could be doing better. Then I have to calm down and tell myself that I’m doing my best and Casper is a happy boy so I must be on the right track. The second hardest thing has been not sleeping very much. I used to be able to sleep for like 14 hours straight if I wanted to now I’m lucky if I get 5 hours a night hahaha

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And of course, what is your favorite thing about being a mama?

Being a mom has been so unbelievably rewarding. Waking up to that little face every day and doing everything together and seeing him grow just makes my heart swell up. This has been the greatest thing to ever happen to me. It’s helped me grow so much myself. Nothing could have prepared me for how happy I would feel with my little guy!! It’s heaven.

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What are some daily rules/mantras do you use for being a mama?

I don’t have a lot of rules because I still feel like I’m figuring things out! It’s a lot of trial and error but that’s how I’m learning, I guess my main thing is just to not forget to breathe!

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When your  babe is in bed sleeping, what are you most likely doing?

If it’s a nap or something during the day, I am probably slapping on my makeup or drawing/painting while I have 2 free hands. At night when he’s asleep, I’m either getting laundry and cleaning done or I try to go to sleep too!

If you could take your family anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I’ve always wanted to go to Japan. But realistically, I’d settle for a road trip across the states, stopping at all the antique stores all over the country! I think when Casper is older I’d like to do that together.

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Who are some of your favorite instagram users?

I have far too many! I’ve met so many great people, including you! I’ll just list some of my favorite instagram moms!

@valenciajocelyne

@p0brecita

@plastibelle

@boutiquette

@dollydahl

Mummy Mondays : Ladyneils

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We fell in love with @Ladyneils when we first saw her tooth tattoo. Totally amazing. Then we started digging through all her fantastic photos, each one has attention to detail and beautifully composed. FOLLOWING! And I recommend you do to if you like good style, cute kiddos, and fun photies. She also as a great family and lifestyle blog! Check her out!

Instagram Account : Ladyneils

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Where do you live, and what do you love most about it?  
I’ve lived in Glasgow 10 years this year. What I love most is the scenery, It’s so different to my home back in Australia.

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What inspired you to start an Instagram account? 
I had not long had Ivey and thought it would be a great way to document our life. I’ve met some of my bestest friends on Instagram, It’s such a lovely little community and i’m so glad I signed up.

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When did you know you wanted to be a mama?

Growing up, I loved babysitting my little cousins and just adored all children. I wasn’t sure I even wanted my own, I just loved being the fun babysitter. 

All that changed when I fell pregnant with Ava when I was 19. As soon as I looked into her little eyes, a little under a minute old, I fell in love and knew instantly I was ment to be a mama.

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How many kiddos do you have and what are there personalities like?
I have 4 daughters.
My youngest, Indy, is a mama’s girl, She’s extremely loving with a cheeky side.
Ivey has SO much personality, But I’d say she was a little bit of a trouble maker.
Ava-Belle is a chatterbox, She’s so funny and has the best jokes.
Aali, I didn’t birth, I wouldn’t call her my step-daughter either, She’s mine. She’s made me the woman I am today, She is so caring and so full of life and I thank my husband for bringing her into my life.

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How would your husband describe you? 

He would probably say I’m a bit of clean freak and that I should always finish a project before I start a new one.

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What inspires you to dress your children in vintage clothes?

My favourite past-time is op shopping with my gran and wearing all her older clothes around the house when I was younger.
Since I had my girls, I’ve become obsessed with fashion, I pretty much just love picking up bargains where I see them. I’ve gotten some great vintage winter coats for 90 pence, Can’t beat that and the quality is just so great.

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If you could go back to any period in time, where would you go and why?

I always wish I could be a teenager in the 80s, That’s where i’d want to go and Molly Ringwald would be my bestfriend. I spent most my teenage years watching Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. The music, The fashion and the people are all just so wonderful.

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Kids wiggle, what is your secret to a good shot of your little one in action?
My husband, He’s so great at keeping their attention and making them laugh for me to get that perfect shot.

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When the goin gets tough with the kiddos all in tow, what is your secret for putting the smiles back on those little faces?

I find putting on some of their favourite songs and having a dance party works for us when we’re in the house.
When we’re out, A treat or a call to daddy works just as well.

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What could you imagine your children doing in 20 years time? 

I can see Aali being a big help to people, Maybe working in a care home or School, She’s so helpful and caring of other peoples feelings.


Ava I think will work with animals, She has no fear of any animal and has so much love for them.

I can totally see Ivey working with music, Either in a band, Playing an instrument or working in the industry. She’s always bashing out beats on her drum kit and singing her wee heart out. 

Indy’s a tough one, She’s still the baby and i’m not quite ready for her to grow up.

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What are your children’s favorite things to do as a family?
They love to go swimming and down all the water slides with daddy. 
When you live in a country that rains most of the year, Any day when we get to set up the paddling pool in the sunshine is a great day for us all.

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What is the hardest thing about being a mama?
The hardest thing for me is dealing with the 4+ meltdowns from Ivey a day when she doesn’t get her own way. It’s so tough and more exhausting than sleep deprivation (Which also happens alot).

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And of course, what is your favorite thing about being a mama?

Just having these little humans depend on me and love me so much! It’s such a great feeling. They make me so so proud and I couldn’t be happier to be their Mama.

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What are some daily rules/mantras do you use for being a mama?
On a bad day I need to remind myself that “Tomorrow is another day” and to just stay positive.

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When all the babes are in bed sleeping, what are you most likely doing?

I’m usually blogging, Reading or watching one of the many tv series I have going on at the moment. Although, I do like an early night since my girls are early risers (I’m talking 5am. On the dot. Everyday).

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If you could take your family anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Australia. I’d love to move back to my home and start fresh with my family. I know the girls would love the sunshine and being so close to the beach.

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Who are some of your favorite instagram users?

@kimbahanne - Her feed is full of the most lovely photos of her beautiful family.

@cristinmorganrva - Such a beautiful account and lovely Mama.

@_laura - One of my best mama friends and has the cutest little boy, Max.

@threeblondeboys - I adore Sally and her sons are so beautiful. 

@amandaburrey - Always looks so great, Even with a busy household. Her kiddys are the cutest.

Off to its rightful owner.. 😉❤️🎶 #thestooges #rocknroll #vintagelevis

Off to its rightful owner.. 😉❤️🎶 #thestooges #rocknroll #vintagelevis

Love our new stickers! #stationeryobsessed

Love our new stickers! #stationeryobsessed

Our very own Marie Antoinette. 

Dress available here.

An outtake from our photo shoot. This little lady is a dream. #vintage #kids #clothes  (at Rowdy Roddy Vintage)

An outtake from our photo shoot. This little lady is a dream. #vintage #kids #clothes (at Rowdy Roddy Vintage)

I am a sucker for anything #nautical, but these #vintage dungarees are too cute! 3-6 months £10! 💕🐳⚓️💕

I am a sucker for anything #nautical, but these #vintage dungarees are too cute! 3-6 months £10! 💕🐳⚓️💕

Instagram Mummy Mondays : @motherofpearl6

We are so excited to share with you our first addition to our Instagram Mummy Mondays, a collection of our favorite users! Brandi, the mama behind @motherofpearl6, has the best dressed clan of kiddos. We first were drawn to her a while back when we saw this stunner of an image of her twin girls. 

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Im mean, how cute can you get???

Ladies and gentleman, I give you the lovely Brandi:

Instagram Account: @motherofpearl6

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Where do you live, and what do you love most about it?

I live in the state of Oklahoma in the US. I live near the Ozark Mountains, not in the plains of Oklahoma. We have big trees and beautiful lakes. We also have some of the best sunsets. I live in a rural area where there’s no hustle-and-bustle, and I really like that.

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What inspired you to start an Instagram account?

Initially, it was because I’ve always loved looking at and taking photographs. For me, Instagram has morphed into a journal of sorts. I tried blogging, but it was just too time-consuming, and I could never figure out what I was trying to accomplish with it. With Instagram, I just have to snap a pic and write a caption and put it out there.

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When did you know you wanted to be a mama?

 I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t want to be a mama. Playing with dolls was my favorite thing to do when I was a child.

How many kiddos do you have and what are their personalities like?

I have six children. My oldest son and I grew up together, in a sense. I was a very young mother.  He was a wonderful baby but a difficult teenager. He is very social and can get along with any person of any age (except for me, of course). It’s a gift of his. My second, also a son, is an introvert, but he’s very much a people-pleaser. He is very even-tempered and helpful. He’s serious and shy. My third, another son, is a firecracker. He is boisterous and funny but extremely lazy. He is the life of our party. My fourth child, my first daughter, loves to help me. She also enjoys keeping her brothers in line. She has a big imagination, and I love that. My last two are twin girls, and they have very differing personalities so far. One is intense, fearless, and loves her twin sister while the other is somewhat of a bully and is more timid about trying new things, but she also has a great sense of humor (for a toddler).

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How would your husband describe you?

Ha! He would probably describe me as funny, hard-working, and a big control-freak. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best wife. Finding the work/parent/spouse balance is incredibly difficult for me.

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 What inspires you to dress your children in vintage clothes?

I’ve loved vintage things since I was a teenager. It wasn’t until I had daughters that I realized how adorable children look in vintage clothing. I honestly didn’t give much thought to clothing and fashion with a house full of boys, but once the girls arrived, I began to pay more attention.

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If you could go back to any period in time, where would you go and why?

It’s hard for me to choose…I think I’d go to the very beginning of the Earth. I have so many questions. My religion and science do not correlate, and while I know that’s why I need faith, I’d like to see things for myself, and truly, I also have a weird obsession with cavemen, so if I could somehow see a couple of those in the journey, my day would be made. ;) 

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Kids wiggle, what is your secret to a good shot of your little one in action?

I take several photos of the memory I’m trying to capture. Then I sort through them and delete the bad ones and choose the one that captures the moment the best. It may not always be the “best” photo in the group, but if it shows the mood of the moment, then I will use that one.

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When the goin gets tough with the kiddos all in tow, what is your secret for putting the smiles back on those little faces?

This is probably the wrong answer, but it’s the truth: treats. Kids love treats. It distracts them from the melt-downs they’re having because their siblings looked at them, sang too loudly, or sat in their seats.

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What could you imagine your children doing in 20 years time? 

I see Bryce (the oldest) doing something that involves working with people, maybe public relations or sales. He just joined the Navy and will be leaving in two weeks for boot camp. However, I can’t see him making a career out of it.

Max wants to be a meteorologist, but he is extremely terrified of tornadoes. If he doesn’t conquer his fear, I see him doing some sort of service job, maybe teaching. He also loves to cook, so he might go that route also.

Jack loves houses and wants to be an architect. I’m not sure if he will always have that interest, but in 20 years, he will definitely have creature comforts. He likes nice things and eating, but he’s also on the lazy side. It will be interesting to see how he works that out.

I have to become more imaginative when I envision the girls in 20 years since they are younger, but I see Pearl as a person who will be designing/creating things like handmade jewelry or some sort of art.

I hope the twins will be in college. It’s hard for me to imagine them all grown up!

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 What are your children’s favorite things to do as a family?

They love getting outdoors and exploring. Although we live in a rural area, our home is not in a setting where they can really get out and explore. When we go to a creek or lake and they can look for cool rocks and sticks and play imaginatively, those are the days when they say “This was the best day ever.”

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What is the hardest thing about being a mama?

For me, it’s mom guilt –realizing that I can’t do everything I want to do with/for them. I want to be the “perfect” mom, but what I keep telling myself is that the “perfect” mom is just an image I’ve conjured up in my head. I do the best I can and take it day-by-day.

And of course, what is your favorite thing about being a mama?

My favorite thing is just loving these little people in my life. I’m very thankful that I have the honor of being their mom. They are exactly what I wanted.

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What are some daily rules/mantras do you use for being a mama?

When my children are going through rough phases, I tell myself, “This too shall pass” and it always does.

When I have what I think is a crisis, I ask myself, “Does this really matter in the big scheme of things? Is this going to affect my/their lives forever? Is the universe in danger because of this problem?” It helps to put things in perspective.

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When all the babes are in bed sleeping, what are you most likely doing?

Well…pre-twins the answer would’ve been reading, but post-twins, it’s sleeping. I do plan to pick up my old reading habits again soon, but I’m still not back to my old self after having the twins, and I’m not sure when I will be, but I’m looking forward to it!

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If you could take your family anywhere in the world, where would you go?

That’s a tough question with so many beautiful places in the world. I’d probably choose somewhere tropical like Costa Rica. I think the kids would love the combination of beaches and rain forests. Really, any place where they could roam would be the ideal place for them.

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Who are some of your favorite instagram users?

@tiffanyruda –She is so interesting. I like her viewpoints on a lot of things. They are usually very different from my own “Type A” personality, and she helps to broaden my perspective.

@trulysanctuary –She has a blended family that shows the perfect example of love, and she is absolutely hilarious.

@flanneryokafka –Her photos are on another level. They’re art. Her children are so lovely also.

@kristinrogers –Her photos are beautiful. I also like reading her homeschooling tips. (Although I am a virtual teacher and not a homeschooler. Ha!)

@selenegoodwin –Her sons are beautiful and her photos are awesome.

@joyprouty –She lives a magical life and documents it beautifully.

@marymuses –Her daughters have SO MUCH personality.

 

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