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Once in a Lifetime

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Hello (almost) Fall! Did you all catch the eclipse this week?  My cell phone photos didn't look like much, but someone was nice enough lend me eclipse glasses and THAT was a great view.  How remarkable that on a random Tuesday afternoon we all got to enjoy something that happens literally once in a lifetime.  It made me happy to see so many people stop whatever important things they were doing and make time to be a part of that magic.  In 6th grade our teachers took us out in a bus in the middle of the night to see Halley's Comet, another one-in-a-lifetime happening. It's...

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Smockingbird Photo Shoot!

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So this is one of the most special things, ever.  It's one of those times I realize that this little business is so much more than pretty dresses.  My friend surprised me with a Smockingbird photo shoot. Not only did Jill organize everything, get a workout photographing a group of girlies, and edit tons of photos so that everyone could have individual shots to enjoy, she opened her closet to share with all of the Smockingbirdies who came. I don't think we've ever had a Smockingbird photo shoot.  It is so sweet to see years of work come to life in...

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Big Dreams and Pretty Things

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Big dreams and pretty things.  That sums up the business plan.   This has been an adventure, and while not always easy, any journey that falls in the "follow your dreams" category is an important one.   Owning a children's clothing company and making pretty little dresses is something I wanted to do forever.  Nearly 4 years and more than a few sleepless nights later, I am still learning.  Some days I wonder what in the world I am doing.  But then I start playing with fabric and designs, and beautiful pieces emerge, and my inbox is full of sweet girls wearing my pretties,...

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Meet Harper and Riley

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We have been so excited to work with two new girlies this week!  Our search for Smockingbird Guest Brand Reps led us to these two cuties, and we couldn't be happier to have them on Team Smockingbird.  The girls were up for interviews and shared some of their favorites. Harper is such a precious child!  She lives in Hattiesburg, MS and is always happy and smiling. Mom Lauren is an amazing photographer, so you've probably seen Harp on our pages before!    Harper's Faves: Favorite Foods: chocolate, pasta, and strawberries  Favorite Activities: swimming, dancing, riding bikes, playing dress-up, painting/coloring Favorite Animals: kitties,...

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Meet Suri Eleanor... and our new Suri Dress!

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We have a great team here at Smockingbird, so we love to name new styles after our Smockingbirdies.  Suri Eleanor has been with us for a couple of years now and it's been so fun to watch her grow up.  We are well overdue for her dress! You've seen Suri in so many of our photos.  The camera loves her, and mom Anny is an outstanding photographer.  Definitely go check out her portfolio at Oakhart Portrait House.  If you are anywhere near the Kansas City area you need to schedule a session! Suri is four now, and she was up for an interview....

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