gearing up for the north pole.

aka cloquet, minnesota. pray for us.

since im not a scrapbooker..

im posting our '09 christmas card. this is why i love blogs. can't beat yourself up for having a halfway filled out baby book and such. and big thank you to our great friend kristyn over at http://kristyndavidson.blogspot.com/ for letting us dig through all her fun paper scraps AND letting us play for hours in your store. we heart "olivers twist." merry christmas everyone!

latest etsy purchase.

as most of you know i have a small obsession with etsy..but i just had to share this purchase. these gals at http://www.etsy.com/shop/snugars were so adorable and turned my "boys ski hat" into one of my most favorite finds yet. we had to have earflaps for our upcoming minnesoooota trip.


all good things...


sunday evening..

it's cookie time around the barretts.
and puppy chow time.
and chocolate dipped pretzel time.
and peanut butter dream bar time.
all to give away of course.
we didnt taste test any...
stay away lbs. stay away.

parades and such.

ok first off a note to santa..

dear santa,
i need a new a camera. bad.
mines fighting with me & you know how i like to take lots of pics.
ive been super nice. no naughty-ness around here...
love, e.

this weekend we went to the first annual broadripple christmas parade.
live reindeer. hot chocolate. firetrucks. and a squealing with glee liv..
who could ask for more?


let me help you with that list..

ok so i feel kinda annoying with this post..but i just have to share. have you heard of matilda jane? its oh so good. its like anthropologie for lil tots. the sizes range from infant to adult... well im hosting a party this wed evening and i would LOVE to place an order for you! check out their website and then leave me a comment if u want me to snag you some goodies.

here's just a sneak peek.

every little girl needs a pair these legwarmers. i mean really.

& im so treating myself to a pair of these leggings..yes they're adult size. so good, huh?

(so you have less than 48 hours) since most of you are probably not able to make it.and i KNOW i got some blog readers out there with some stylin lil gals..email me. erinvbarrett@hotmail.com
happy shopping!