There are very few words to describe Addie as she is more of an experience. Like stepping outside on a surprisingly windy day with a handful of balloons, they twist and turn trying to take off in the wind and eventually bop you on top of the head repeatedly. As she’s gotten bigger it’s harder to capture the very essence of her in a photo since she’s learned to be hammy and cheesy whenever my lens is pointed in her direction.

But, oh!

When I do get her.

It’s like capturing her childhood and giggles in a beautiful little jar and being able to hold onto them and enjoy them whenever I want.

magical little addie

I told her the other afternoon that someday there would be songs written about her hair. Wonderful songs that make you want to dance and twirl until you’re dizzy and out of breath.

Addie's Hair

This wonderful little creature that I call mine is like the most spectacular puppy, long gangly limbs desperately trying to manage some sort of order as she bounds into life headfirst with nothing but love and affection for everyone and everything in her path. She still has strong opinions on managing evil fairies and the proper attire for a princess all while refining her taste in boy bands and the latest dance moves.


Every afternoon she pulls her sister into her bedroom to play. While Vivi chews on Barbie legs and and bangs teacups together, Addie orchestrates grand adventures where she is the pirate and Vivi is the shark. Sometimes Vivi plays the role of baby princess while Addie plays the grownup princess who is forced into marrying someone who is most definitely not her true love. Vivi is adorned with necklaces, crowns and capes, all of which she tears off and throws to the side. Addie never minds, she continues on in her marvelous little world of make believe where everyone falls in love and unicorns really do exist.

magical little addie

My friend Lisa makes magical things for magical little girls like Addie and very lucky moms like me.Β  AndΒ  her newest fine pewter collection makes that a reality for many more families on a budget. All the handmade beauty of her silver pieces at far more affordable prices. Sign up for her newsletter on the bottom right corner of her site for a 15% discount on your first purchase.lisa leonard pewter necklace

Addie is my star and my heart and thanks to Lisa I carry her with me wherever I go (Vivi is back there too, self portraits of necklaces are hard.)


Giveaway closed, thanks to all who entered and congrats to BeyondNormalMom for winning!

To enter, subscribe to Lisa’s newsletter and leave me a comment telling me you did (lying gives you gas.) You can also tell me what your favorite color is if you feel like it. Mine is dark yellow at the moment. Giveaway will end at Midnight EST on Mother’s Day. Good luck!


  1. Done! Love your blog and RED! Always red…

  2. I would absolutely LOVE to give my mother a necklace from her collection. My older sister recently passed away and I think she would cherish a necklace that has both of her girls name on it. I’m kinda digging light blue at the moment.

    Angela Reply:

    PS – I commented a few mintues ago, i forgot to say i subsribed!

  3. Lovely jewelry!! I signed up for the newsletter and am digging her Family Tree necklace!

    Right now my favorite color is green – all greens! I love the green of fresh grass, the greens on the duvet on my bed, the green of my mothers eyes.

  4. Jacqueline R says:

    I signed up for Lisa’s newsletter! Right now, my fave color is apple green.

  5. Sara Carrington says:

    That wand is magical! My niece needs one!

    I signed up for the newsletter. And my favorite color (at the moment) is hot pink.

  6. I subscribed. Favorite color: emerald green.

    Thanks for the giveaway – your necklace is gorgeous.

  7. Does it count if I had signed forever ago??! Love her stuff but haven’t bought anything yet.

    Deep navy blue. Love πŸ™‚

  8. I signed up – and I love her things πŸ™‚ Favorite color right now is orange. It makes me happy.

  9. my heart aches (drama, yes) to give that leather cuff to my wife! Also, I’ve been wearing a lot of hot pink lately.

  10. Terri Cooper says:

    I subscribed and even put something in the wishlist. I love all bright colors but yellow helps pull me out of the pits.

  11. I subscribed and am stoked about the discount.

    Favorite color to wear is kelly green. Badassiest (yes, I can make up words, we all do it) color is purple.

  12. Sarah G says:

    I’m signed up for the newsletter. I am loving bright airy colors lately – especially blue.

  13. so cute! I subscribed misaacmom at gmail dot com

  14. Rochelle says:

    I’m in! And I am currently loving grey and yellow, but blue has always had my heart.

  15. I subscribed to the newsletter. She has beautiful things! Already found a good gift idea to give to my daughter who will graduate next year. Thanks!

    Also my favorite color is blue.

  16. Jenna Christenson says:

    I signed up for the newsletter, I love those wands! My favorite color is blue.

  17. I’ve subscribed to Lisa’s newsletter. I’ve been reading her blog for years! Love her! I also like purple and black.

  18. I signed up. Love your pictures and her products!

    My favorite color is lavender.

  19. Melissa Benham says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter! My favourite colour is yellow. πŸ™‚

  20. I subscribe!!

  21. Done. And it’s more of a color combo, aqua and yellow. Just so happy.

  22. I subscribed. My favorite color: purple πŸ™‚

  23. I signed up! Right now, my favorite color is the blue-gray of my baby girl’s eyes.

  24. Hi! I subscribed! She has awesome stuff! My favorite color is the blue the sky gets when dusk is coming and it’s a very intense kind of bold blue. Hard to describe, but a great color!

  25. LibraryGirl62 says:

    I subscribe to Lisa in every way possible πŸ™‚ LOVE her stuff!

  26. done and done. I never waver. My favorite color is green…that Kate Spade green. Love. I’m OBSESSED with the molded heart bracelet. ob.sessed.

  27. Subscribed! And I love me some of the color orange!

  28. Charlane says:

    Subscribed and ready! My daughter and I agree that yellow really is the most superior color in the rainbow…closely followed by dark yellow of course, and then maybe green.

  29. I subscribed and my favorite color right now is bright blue

  30. (I’m not entering the contest, I just wanted to comment!)

    I love the way that you speak of your children, Casey. No matter whether it’s a sad baby or a feisty elementary schooler, you speak of both of them with such love. I hope one day to be a mother like you. Until then, I’ll just continue reading!

  31. Signed up! My favorite color is blue-green, specifically the shade of blue-green of the water at Fingal Beach!

  32. My favorite color is green… the color of spring. Looking forward to reading Lisa Leonard’s newsleter.

  33. Celeste says:

    I am already subscribed to Lisa’s newsletter (I promise!) + my current fave color: turquoise!

  34. I subscribed and my favorite color is green. P.S. Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

  35. Teresa Stackhouse says:

    My mother’s day gift last year was a Lisa Leonard necklace. I subscribed and my favorite colors are autumnal πŸ™‚

  36. Kimberly says:

    I subscribe to Lisa’s newsletter. My favorite color of the moment is plum. πŸ™‚

  37. Amber C. says:

    I subscribed! My favorite color is aqua…but I love anything blue.

  38. Subscribed!
    I love orange, it reminds me of fall and I love the fall!

  39. Antonia Aruffo says:

    I subscribed. Favorite color? Like right right now? Hot pink.

  40. I’m already subscribed.
    Favorite color… hmmm… I think I’ll go with purple. A deep dark purple. Although sometimes I’d go more with a sage green.

  41. Nicolle says:

    I subscribe! I love purple.

  42. I love Lisa Leonard! I’ve subscribed! My favorite color is cerulean blue. I know it’s weirdly specific, but it’s that exact shade.

  43. I subscribed, natch. I just love that Addie girl and seeing the beautiful young lady she is growing into. She’s truly special, that one.

  44. I subscribed to the newsletter. : )
    my favorite color is pink.

  45. I have followed Lisa for a long time but now have signed up for her newsletter!
    Red, always red. Except when its purple.

  46. I love love love Lisa Leonard designs!! I subscribed and may have to get a necklace with my kid’s names now!
    My current favorite color is grey. πŸ™‚

  47. I did it! Then got sucked into looking at all the shiny stuff. Fav color right now? Bright, tropical colors.