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Livie & Luca Sizing & Shipping

Livie & Luca Smockingbird Spring

The first few shipments of spring Livie & Lucas are here, and they are gorgeous!  We are loving the vibrant colors and fun new designs.  The shoes are shipping to us in unusual chunks this season.  Rather than have you wait until we have your entire order in-hand, we are shipping shoes as they arrive. We have already shipped all of the preorders for petals, skippers, pios, baby shoes, and rose, cornflower, and pearl ruche.  In the next week or so we should receive the yellow ruche and cartas.  We will keep you updated on our Facebook page as more Livies ship, arrive, and head to you! Now that we have...

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How to Hang Up a Tank Dress

Life Lessons Smockingbird Spring Tank Dress

Ok - I know, I know - you know how to hang up a little girl's dress - right? Well I'm here to tell you that you could be doing it all wrong! Nobody wants loose, baggy straps or a stretched bodice, so do yourself a favor and check out our wee short video where Ingrid explains how to hang your Smockingbird tank dress correctly.   <br/> And if you haven't seen our wonderful Flower Child tank dress as featured in this video you can take a closer look here. xoxo Smockingbird

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Playing with Food

Creativity Growing Up Smockingbird Recipes

Some of you know that when I'm not designing, sewing, and doing all things Smockingbird, I also make a living as an artist.  And I am a bit of a foodie.  So I was delighted to run across Samantha Lee.  She makes the most amazing (and healthy) artistic food creations for her little ones.  I was seriously impressed.  What a great way to introduce new flavors and encourage clean plates!  For the less artistically inclined, she posts ideas/directions/ingredients on her Facebook page.  Not everybody is going to do this every day, but what a fun idea for here and there. ...

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All Things Positive

Brands We Love Growing Up Smockingbird Kid + Kind Kids Fashion Mixing it Up Positive Smockingbirdies T-Shirts The Talking Tee Zulily

I love that there are so many fun positive message tees available for kids right now!  If your little one is going to wear a t-shirt, why not have it be one with sweet words of encouragement - inspiration - all things positive?   Here are a few of my favorites. We aren't above mixing up our boutique pretties with a little Tar-Jay here and there, and yesterday we scored the softest ever top.  Inspire Someone Today.  What a perfect goal for the day!  I love it.  It's long and lean and looks amazing with black leggings.  I seriously wish it came in mommy sizes!! I've been eyeing a few online...

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Ditching Black Friday for a Halo

#lovetrain #myhalo Black Friday Giving Back Our Little Life Style Positive Smockingbird Thanksgiving Winter

Black Friday has become so crazy that I'm not a big fan.  I love the hunt for a bargain and scoring great prices on amazing products.  But it's hard for me to get behind a holiday where people trample each other for DVDs, skip family time and Thanksgiving dinner to stand in line for days, and fill up their carts with excessive CRAP in the name of a sale.  I also feel it's pretty rotten when stores open on Thanksgiving to get a jump on the competition, essentially trading their employees' holiday for profit.  It's consumerism at its worst. <img src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52b0d0ece4b0eb7def77ac12/t/546d1770e4b08897ae0863f5/1416435571310/" /> Between my strong feelings on...

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