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Wes RequestsWesley turned two in January, and he’s full of opinions. He makes music and book requests regularly. Since this is a small family business, Wes’s preferences become a major part of my life and work. At Everything Little Miss, we strive to create fun, colorful, and playful designs. Spending time with my toddler and delighting in little joys with him every day has helped reinforce the spirit of Everything Little Miss as I make plans and think about new products. Here I’ll share with you some of our obsessions. Wes Requests is a monthly feature on our blog. 

“I want to listen to the la la la song!” says Wes several times a day. He’s talking about “Bright” by Echosmith, and we’ve been listening to it a lot these days. Luckily, I also love this song so I have no problem putting it on repeat. It’s upbeat, there are no swears or words that a toddler pronounces as a curse word (I’m looking at you, “Uptown Funk”), and it’s totally catchy.

This is our favorite part:

“And I see colors in a different way
You make what doesn’t matter fade to grey
Life is good and that’s the way it should be

You make me sing oh, la, la, la
You make a girl go oh oh
I’m in love, love”

Sing along with us!

-April + Wes

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Wes RequestsWesley turned two in January, and he’s full of opinions. He makes music and book requests regularly. Since this is a small family business, Wes’s preferences become a major part of my life and work. At Everything Little Miss we strive to create fun, colorful, and playful designs. Spending time with my toddler and delighting in little joys with him every day has helped reinforce the spirit of Everything Little Miss as I make plans and think about new products. Here I’ll share with you some of our obsessions. Wes Requests is a monthly feature on our blog. 

I’m sure you know that there’s been a heck of a lot of snow in Massachusetts this winter. You’re probably sick of hearing about it. But here’s the thing. Wes is loving the snow! He loves to wear his boots and kick the snow or stomp in puddles. He likes to feel how cold it is on his hands and then come in and get warm. We even made snow ice cream one day.

But do you know what he really likes? Shoveling! Almost every day he asks to shovel (he actually says “shobel”). Sometimes he uses a sand shovel and bucket. Sometimes a kid-sized snow shovel. It doesn’t really matter, just as long as he gets to move snow for a bit.

our yard 1.27.15 - everything little miss

I think it’s great! He’s spending time outside, getting some of his crazy energy out, and doing something he wants to do. Since he usually shovels with Eric, I get a good 15 minutes to get some work done. Win-win! This is a great request!

Look for the next installment of Wes Requests next month!

[That’s a photo of our front yard. It was taken on January 27. The snow doesn’t look quite so nice now, but it’s actually at least a foot higher because we’ve had much more.]

 

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Chasing The Sun | Everything Little MissI’ve been playing Sara Bareilles’s “Chasing the Sun” on repeat a lot these days. The chorus has become a bit of a mantra. It’s been a real challenge to get any work done these past five and a half weeks as we all adjust to living & working with an infant around. I’m trying to figure out how to have more than 2 minutes to sit down at my computer to design/blog/fill orders/respond to emails/fill in the blank with any and everything. But you know what? I’ve got business goals that I’ve broken down into little steps. I put those little steps onto my calendar. I do my best to stick to that calendar and get things done a little at a time. All to the tune of “always be chasing the sun!”

The other reason I’ve been humming this song day in and day out is because we haven’t seen much of the sun in recent weeks. As you likely know, it’s been a very wintery winter here in Massachusetts. Boston has had over 100 inches of snow already! I usually love the winter, but this year has been challenging. I can’t really spend any time outside with an infant, but Wes (age 2) really needs to get out there and run around. Oh wait, the snow is so high he can’t even play in it anyway! So we’ve all got cabin fever & we’re dreaming about warmer days.

Are you chasing the sun, too? Literally or figuratively? Both?

-April

P.S.
A “Winter Song” that I love.
– The official start of spring is just a few weeks away!

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We have a brand new line of state bird cards (available here!). I thought I’d whet your pallette with a black-capped chickadee round-up. This chickadee is the bird of choice for both Massachusetts and Maine, and we think it’s so sweet.

black-capped chickadee round-up by everything little miss

Check out the 12 state bird cards! We hope you like them as much as we do. Which state birds should be next on our list? We always love your input.

[photo credits: Dave Smith, Alex Ranaldi, Rachid H, David Mitchell, Eugene Beckes, David Mitchell]

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