Memorial Day 2015

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May Flower: Miss Amanda Summer Communion Dress

Looking for a summer Communion dress for your little sunshine? Check out the Miss Amanda! Everything about this dress is sweet and summery. It’s sure to make her special day just right!

Miss Amanda Summer Communion Dress

All About the Miss Amanda

Let’s talk about all that embroidery. Pretty filler details are added to the embroidered flowers, stems and leaves for an even more elaborate look. Three embroidered scallop patterns finish the bottom of the bodice and skirt. Dainty five petal flowers are perched at each scallop point. All this on a fancy organza material. Sweet, short sleeves and a below-knee length make this a wonderful summer dress. A wide sheer organza belt ties at the back, offering a tailored look. Subtle gathering at the waist and a slightly flared skirt are just right for your little sweetheart.

Add the Accessories

Pair the Miss Amanda dress with our Beaded Lace Headwrap and Ribbon Ballet Slippers for a sweet summer look.

Memorial Day Ideas: Family Activities for a Meaningful Memorial Day

Looking for some meaningful ways to observe the Memorial Day holiday? Here are several appropriate family activities to do on Memorial Day.

Meaningful Memorial Day Ideas

-Fly a flag. What a simple way to show your family’s patriotism as well as your support and appreciation for those who serve.

-Serve a veteran. Have the kids make some patriotic artwork, bake some cookies and pay a visit to a vet that you know. In many communities, like ours, there are nursing homes dedicated to war veterans that are always happy to have visitors. If you’re lucky, your family could end up hearing some great stories straight from those who have been there.

-Serve those on active duty. Put together and send a care package to someone on active duty. Be sure to include your kids’ finest patriotic artwork! If you don’t know anyone currently serving, AnySoldier.com is a website that will let you know who or where to send your gift.

-Attend an event or monument. Check out what events will take place in your community. Many have Memorial Day parades. If not, visit a local military monument or veteran cemetery as a family. What a great opportunity to teach your children reverence and respect for those who have served.

-Watch the national Memorial Day Concert. Check your local listings and tune in for some appropriate entertainment.

-Sing some songs. Teach your children a verse or two of the Star Spangled Banner, or America the Beautiful.

-Read some books. There are some great books that will help kids understand Memorial Day a little better. Check out your local library or purchase some just for the holiday.

-Have a moment of silence. Don’t forget to honor the national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day.

-Say a special prayer. Include the loved ones of those who have given their lives protecting our rights in your prayers.

-Tweet. Tweets with #wearegrateful hashtags will be screened, printed and distributed on postcards to troops worldwide.

-Discover your military roots. Do some digging into your family history and see if you can discover a great-great Grandfather Smith who was part of World War I. Maybe an ancestor served as a nurse at Pearl Harbor. You never know what you’ll discover!

Summer Christening Dresses 2015: The New Iris Christening Dress

We’re excited to introduce the first of our Summer Christening Dresses 2015-the Iris Christening Dress.

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The new Iris Christening Dress is an empire waist gown fit for a goddess! It features a bodice with a modern floral embroidery pattern. The shimmery skirt gracefully sweeps her ankles. Scallop-edged cap sleeves allow for full arm range of motion. The light-weight materials are just right for warm summer weather. The bodice and skirt are fully lined with the softest of fabrics for your little muse’s comfort. We simply delight in this demure Christening gown.

Bringing to life a piece I have been dreaming up is always a beautiful day for me. This gown is just as I had imagined it and seeing it on a little one is a true delight. To make it even better, the gown is machine washable! Having children myself I know the comfort in sometimes having something you can launder yourself instead of taking into the dry cleaners because there is only so much time in the day! This gown could also work for a flower girl dress with a colorful sash added on and even for delightful family photos. Versatility is a wonderful touch with this gown, and I know you will just love one of our newest Summer Christening dresses!

Complete the look! Combine the Iris with our Leather Ballet Moccasins and Jewel Lace Bow Headband for a modern look. Shown above with our Carnation Halo Headband.

May Flowers: Miss Lauren First Communion Dress

After all it is Communion season, but at the same time it’s also May Flower season! So I wanted to highlight the two together by showcasing our dresses with a theme of May Flowers: Miss Lauren First Communion Dress. This is such an important time in a young girl’s life and you want her to be showcased beautifully. A dress is a great way to showcase her personality. The Miss Lauren is great for sweet girls that want something with a little flow when she walks and a pouffy skirt.

We love the simple lines we created with this dress and how the skirt is just the right amount of pouf for her to have a beautiful gown. Some events in life require a more understated gown and this one is perfect for those occasions with just a touch of flare, with another bow in the back at the belted waistline.

Miss Lauren

To order this darling First Communion dress for your little Miss’ big day, or for anything she needs a simple white dress for, go here for the Miss Lauren.

The Miss Lauren is a simple and elegant, 100% polyester taffeta A-line dress that is perfectly dress-up with out being too fussy. Featuring a dainty cap sleeve, scoop neckline and a draped bow at the waist with a flower detail perfect for May Day. With a fabric belt it helps give a feminine waist that is age appropriate. Zipper closure in back, made in the USA.

Accessories to add can include a Dew Drop Veil, a White Rosary, and Satin Mary Jane shoes. These items add a finishing touch to her attire of the day and help her to feel extra special.

First Communion Traditions: Ideas to make your child’s First Communion memorable

Her First Communion is a very special occasion. After all, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. Make her big day memorable with these First Communion traditions!

First Communion Traditions

Have a special breakfast.

A good breakfast always makes the day go better! Cook up their favorite breakfast food and make a mini celebration out of it! This would be a good time to let them open their special Communion gift.

Present a special gift to them.

A little something special to send them off with will let them know you’ll be thinking of them during the ceremony. Tell them you hope the little trinket will let them know just how much you love them. We like the idea of a special piece of jewelry for a girl and a tie tack for a boy. These mementos will be cherished long after the festivities are over.

Let them dress in special clothes.

Splurge on a fancy new dress or suit. For a girl, get a veil and all the accessories. For a boy, consider an old-fashioned Communion armband. A new outfit will let them know this is a special day that means a lot to you and will mean a lot to them as well.

Invite your child’s Godparents.

Your child will appreciate the support of her Godparents on this big day!

Have a professional photo shoot.

Invest in a professional photographer to preserve the memory of this special day. You’ll never regret having a good photo taken.

Throw a First Communion Party.

Invite all her friends and family to celebrate the occasion with you! Make a special cake and serve your little sunshine’s favorite foods. Put out decorations! Make it extra special for your child by stringing a banner with their name on it. Make their First Communion day all about them!

Light their Baptism candle at dinner.

The baptism candle is traditionally lit at special occasions like a child’s First Holy Communion. Dinner time is perfect for a little candle-light!

Say a special prayer for your child at dinner.

Finish the days festivities off with a special, heartfelt prayer.

Have your child get their items blessed by the priest.

After they receive their gifts, take them to Mass with you the next Sunday and have your child request that the priest bless them.

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Share with us! We’d love to hear what traditions made your First Communion special!

Mom Talk: Meet Jane

Mom Talk: Meet Jane Doe

-Tell us a little about your family and why it is special?

My little family consists of myself, and my super strong, adventurous, smart, loving 7 month old baby girl- Amel. She makes me want to only do things she can be proud of. Amel is so smart. She learns very quickly. She learned her first word at five months old! (it was “Buh-Bye”). The most special thing to me is how happy she is. She’s the smiliest baby I’ve ever known. She melts my heart.

-What do you do for work/volunteer outside of being a wife and mom?

I have a career in music as a singer/songwriter and have been writing music for myself as well as other artists such as Taylor Dayne, Chrisette Michelle, and Kenny Lattimore to name a few. My daughter has loved music since utero. I traveled and worked into my ninth month from studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. She danced a lot in the last 3 months. Now that she’s here, she pretty much dances to anything that she deems musical. She’s my total focus now. She has inspired me to produce a sing-along album for children and take a break from the serious side of music for a while.

-Is there something your family does on a regular basis for quality time?

Amel loves to read or be read to. She also loves bath time. So we take our bath together, relax,  and wind down for the evening. Then she gets her cream massage, into her pajamas and we choose a book to read. Once that’s done-its feeding time. Amel loves her milk! She dream-feeds to this day. I’m going to miss that bond once her teeth come in.

-How do you take time for yourself to recharge?

I either take a bubble bath with a magazine and a mug of milktea, or If we’re in New York, I’ll take a trip to Spa Castle and enjoy a mineral bath.

-What is your go to, never fail and in a pinch recipe?

Either My Shrimp Scampi with mashed potatoes, or my Kielbasa with peppers and onions with pasta. Both recipes are so quick and easy and borderline impressive in a pinch, not to mention delicious.

-What is the one product you can not live without?

I can not live without my Bulgari Au Blanc Fragrance. Its a major part of my daily ‘Armure Feminine’. My mascara, my lip balm, and my fragrance are like the ‘S’ on my chest. They make me feel invincible.

Happy Mother’s Day from One Small Child

To celebrate our efforts as mothers.

Happy Mother's Day from One Small Child

Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day 2015.

From One Small Child.

Miss Kodie: Girls Communion Dresses

Have you seen our girls Communion dresses? Each is fit for a princess and designed to make her big event extra special. Today, we’d like to highlight one of our favorite girls Communion dresses: Miss Kodie. It couldn’t be more perfect for her spring or summer occasion!

Miss Kodie

All About Miss Kodie:

This sleeveless dress features a large polka-dot print. She’ll love the large silk flower and wide sash tie. They make a cute, flattering statement at the waist. The classy A-line structure gently flares into a tea-length skirt. You’ll appreciate the modest scoop neckline and easy zipper-back closure. The lightweight material will keep her comfortable in warm summer weather. Take it from us. This dress is absolutely delightful!

Add the Accessories:

Complete her summer look with our Voile Flower Comb, Pleated Satin Jacket and Nancy Shoes.

Mom and Daughter Pearl Bracelet Set

As moms we love to be spoiled by our little ones on Mother’s Day. Breakfast in bed with maybe an eggshell or two, cuddles and a homemade card. But asking for gifts for something we love so very much is not something we do. But what if it was for something sentimental and a keepsake? Perfect for Mother’s Day: Mom and Daughter Pearl Bracelet Sets are a great way to share something sweet and simple with your little girl that will last over time. Then someday, she can pass it down to her little girl. But this gift could also be for a goddaughter, niece or any little girl that is special in your life. They could even be used for a flower girl! The possibilities are endless for something that is timeless and meaningful.

I remember those simple gifts over the years at memorable events that really made a difference for me. Things that I want my daughters to be able to see/use and know that I love them so much that I want them to enjoy something that I hold so dear to me. Those small glimpse in their memories will last forever and be a wonderful connection we’ll have through the years, even after they’e grown up.



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Find the bracelets here for purchase. 

These bracelets are made of fresh water pearls, a sterling silver closure and made right here in the USA. If you have more than one little princess, you have the option to order more to go on everyone’s wrists. If this darling gift is for a Christening or Baptism we offer the ability to attach a cross charm as well. Mom and Daughter Pearl Bracelet Sets are a great start to traditions as well as one to begin even if they are not so little.

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