danamadeit You know, when life gives you lemons.
Ahhh! I love how these turned out!
The fabric is Lemon Drop by @madebyrae for @cloud9fabrics, the Small World line.
I used my KID Shorts pattern, flat front version, with pockets, and piping.
And I may have sewn a tank top to go along....which means, yep! I actually blogged. It feels good to be back in the swing of things. Come see more 🍋 danamadeit.com
#kidshortsmade #smallworldfabric #cloud9fabrics
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danamadeit Straight Outta Claire's 🏻
Who knew he'd love this store as much as the girls?
"Mom! They have gold! I'm like a king" #owenwankenobi #blingit #ipittythefool
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danamadeit Me (to the kids): Okay, you guys are going to sleep in our room tonight because all of dad's friends will be here and they're going to use your rooms.
Owen: They're going to sleep in our beds??!
Lucy: I hope they don't fart in them....
#ilovelucyw #lookoutlane #candykirbydesigns #fantastyfootball #draft #nerdfest2015
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danamadeit The moment before this she was scolding her doll for bonking her on the forehead...which is probably worse than the iPhone drop-to-the-face while you read in bed scenario. #claradoll #babydollbasketmade #lookoutlane 6d
  •   danamadeit Yes! @abigailcannon pure white 6d
  •   abigailcannon We did our bedrooms pure white too. I love them!! Your house was seriously my blue print!! Again, so glad I have such "smart and creative" friends. 6d
  •   monica_adirondackinspired Ha! Yes, wow hone to bridge of the nose is rough. But head bonking babies are a close second. 6d
  •   funnyva1entine My real baby just bonked me (intentionally headbutted, but details arent important) in the nose with his extra large head. Probay getting me back for dropping my phone on his head the other night. 6d
  •   chrisallowitz I LOVE THIS!!! MY SWEET CLARA!!! 6d
  •   uclagal13 That window view - lovely! 5d
  •   hmiller25 love her 5d
  •   acnhansen I just love a white room! 5d

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danamadeit Today was the first morning that may have been too cold for swimming...unless I had gone running like I tell myself I'm supposed to do, and jumped in afterward in my undies....
Is it gross to admit how many fewer showers we take now that we have a giant saltwater bathtub in our backyard? #lookoutlane #TMI #Texassummer
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  •   bfbowlds Have you blogged your pool yet? So gorgeous! 7d
  •   danamadeit Not yet! So many things to catch up on and post about on the blog! @bfbowlds 7d
  •   daniellebwilson Living right! 7d
  •   sdthomps I only officially bathe my girls for church each week. Otherwise, the swimming they do every day counts in my book. And here in az we can take swimming pool baths for a loooong time. 7d
  •   bradyandkristen My son told me yesterday that he only showers once a week...but he swims everyday! We are going to miss these sweet summer days!!! 7d
  •   skippee Your backyard looks like a resort! So beautiful! 6d
  •   danamadeit Hahaha yes! @bradyandkristen 6d
  •   keytopictures I love your backyard! And honestly, I think my kids only took about 1 shower a week (for church!) this summer. The pool totally counts!! 2d

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danamadeit The most unexpected gift from my friend Lindsay showed up on our porch last week , with this note inside, "I found these two bowls while thrifting and thought they looked more like you than me. I hope you like them!"
Ahh! Lindsay! YES. Thank you!
The best part is, I already had one--and it's my all time favorite bowl for mixing and serving---so now I have a trio! I guess I'm officially a Pyrex collector.
Thank you thank you dear friend. What a fun surprise @thecottagemama #Pyrex #vintage #Yellow
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  •   jumbledupjoy What a cool friend!! I am (closely) related to people who couldn't pick a gift so perfect for me as this friend did for you! 2w
  •   thecottagemama So happy you like them, Dana! They are SO you!! 2w
  •   fairyhomesandgardens I love that you already had a matching one! #serendipitous 2w
  •   livefreemiranda That's awesome. And they do look like you. 🏼 2w
  •   skippee The yellow is so cute! 6d
  •   pinksuedeshoe Now you need a few of the next size smaller in that set, they are orange, and have your name all over them. I remember tour blog post when you found the first yellow one. That might be creepy. HA! 6d
  •   danamadeit Haha I love that you remember that. And YES I do need orange now! 😎 @pinksuedeshoe 6d

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  •   prettyink_ the last few daaaaays! 2w
  •   hjphill I love everything about this photo. 2w
  •   simplelyme06 Soon!!!! 2w
  •   threadedmess @danamadeit now that you've lived with your floors for awhile, how do you like them? Are they cold? Hard? Do toys and crayons that drop on them break? Have you had any chipping problems? 2w
  •   yleosabrina_lemondropper Ahhhhhh! Are these tiles that LOOK like wood?! I need the deets like ^^^. 2w
  •   pancakes4lunch This is a GREAT PICTURE. :-) 2w
  •   skippee Lol~ love this photo! Don't worry! 6d
  •   maciarvanitasbarton What color is your wood tile? 3d

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danamadeit ...although what's currently sitting on my table is this. Exactly where I left it a month ago, the night before we left on our trip...which makes it feel like a time capsule now. I can't wait to jump back into it! I just need to get all my chores done.
Being a mom is like being Cinderella. I spend most days hustling to get everyone where and what they need, as quickly as I can, in hopes that I'll have time for the Ball.
And instead I'm watching another NOVA special at 9:30pm on the couch, too exhausted for any more.
When does school start?
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  •   penguinandpear They're great! You've helped me so much with my sewing confidence! Thank you! 2w
  •   alexisuhrich Will you ever do a video on how to use a serger? I got one for Christmas last year but haven't taken it out of the box. I'm terrified of it! Lol 2w
  •   quiltymamaof4 This is truly the story of my life! 2w
  •   christin_ellis I need more of your vids!! Great quality to the point and easy to follow. I've looked for others like you and none compare! I've followed a few of your tutorials now and loved them. Thank you thank you! 2w
  •   twee_emmerkes_water only 12 more nights (but who's counting :) ) 2w
  •   sweetunwrappinglife I hear you! Except mine are at school?! Where does the day go?? 2w
  •   clothandmortar @danamadeit I just watched your video on how to make bias tape. OMG where was this 3 months ago!?? It seemed so daunting until I saw this. About to give it a go!! Ty! 2w
  •   danamadeit @clothandmortar awesome! That makes me so happy to hear! 2w

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danamadeit Some of you may have started school....but there's still plenty of heat for a pair of shorts! In fact, maybe that's what I'll make Lucy for the first day of school...floral shorts, racer style, with a flat front. Your photos have inspired me Or maybe I'll try what @jillmgreen did there and add lace trim! Ahhh! Love.
Thanks for sharing your pics in the #kidshortsmade tag! If you're looking for a simple shorts pattern with TONS of options and tutorials, this is it. I've added a direct link to the pattern in my profile.
And if you're already feeling cooler temps, it's easy to do what @amymees did and turn the pattern into pants!
(Other cute pics by @frudyrby and @cfrahm)
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  •   zarapeters @nicolemulkerrin an ace maker! 2w
  •   nicolemulkerrin Oh wow gorgeous x 2w
  •   smijbyjill Great pattern! My daughter gets multiple compliments every time she wears her pairs (which is every week!). 2w
  •   erinlow07 @stanleygal cause ya need another pattern and project 2w
  •   sewingluisen Uhhh. I love them! 2w
  •   rolynhicken Will you make some for me? So cute! 2w
  •   samckinney07 You girls make it look so easy! I love that lace trim! I've spent a fortune on those shorties & bloomers for my son but I'd love to make some like this for my daughter! I am still trying to get my stupid sewing machine put together ugh! Any beginner sites someone could direct me to? 2d
  •   danamadeit I've got tons of beginner tutorials on my site : danamadeit.com @samckinney07 2d

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danamadeit And just like that we're back to catching minnows at 9am. #bluehole #Texas #Willardsgonefishing 2w

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danamadeit After a month of traveling it feels so good to walk in our front door! Being away is always a blast. But I also love that before I could even turn on the A/C, the kids were upstairs playing with toys like they were back with old friends.
"Are you guys hot in here?"
"Um, I don't know...but we're having so much fun!" #lookoutlane #homeagainhomeagain
...and I'm always glad that I cleaned up before we left. Thank you Mom for teaching me that
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  •   laurasuman Welcome home! 2w
  •   blueeyedfreckle My mom taught us that too... And is therefore be sitting in the car ready for our road trip to depart for hours. Bc they said we'd leave at 10, or 12, or..... And my mom was still busy cleaning up the house!!! (Wasn't I so kind to be helping her???) 2w
  •   kathw16 Yay!!! I'm so glad you made it. 2w
  •   jglitter Where is your couch from? And I'm kicking myself for leaving our house a mess before we left!! 2w
  •   chrisallowitz Amen!! We are so glad you are home!! 2w
  •   danamadeit We bought it 7 years ago from a random guy in California....so I don't have any real info for you! @jglitter 2w
  •   jglitter That's ok - thanks Dana! 2w
  •   jessrabbott Gorgeous!!!!! 5d

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danamadeit Even when you're just 5 minutes over the border, the waffles have pride #ElPaso #Texas #longjourneyhome But tonight we sleep in our own beds! 2w

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danamadeit According to their sign:
"(Could be) the World's Longest Ferris Wheel Ride."
#Balboa #NewportBeach #BalboaFerrisWheel
"We're going back up" #SumanCousins
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danamadeit Moments like this make me really, really miss living in Southern California #NewportBeach #BalboaPier #theOC 3w

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danamadeit #BalboaBar #NewportBeach HashtagThere'sAlwaysMoneyInTheBananaStand OrSomethingPrettyClose 3w

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danamadeit She's making crazy faces in 99% of the pictures #claradoll #SumanCousins #familypictures #impossible 3w

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danamadeit When your mom wants to sleep in the backyard with 8 grandkids. (She's a way better grandma than I know I'll ever be) #SumanCousins #gramping #glampingwithgram 3w
  •   naturalista11 @simplelyme06 haha.... So true 3w
  •   travelingkat Such lucky kiddos! 3w
  •   chelskitterman Backyard camping is my favorite! 3w
  •   tulsicp Hahaha glamping! Like project runway 3w
  •   pharmgal22 What a rockin' granny!! I hope I'm that awesome granny some day!!🏼🏻 3w
  •   hatchlamm I want those lights! 3w
  •   caroldawn Wait and see. Grandchildren are the very best things in life. She's smart and knows how quickly they grow up! 3w
  •   keytopictures Haha! I've though the exact same thing about my mom. :) 2d

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danamadeit Another day, another beach.
When did California become Hawaii? I have never seen the water this blue! Love #SanClemente #California #SumanCousins
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  •   latefaalrashid In love with the waves 🏻 3w
  •   kierstsmith The water is gorgeous this year. Our family is excited to go beach camping today to spend days enjoying it! 3w
  •   watcher_inthe_woods It's hard seeing home on the IG. I can't imagine why I agreed to move away. 3w
  •   jenarant The water is so warm, blue and clear.... It's so nice to be able to see my feet in the water. 3w
  •   michaelashally The water is so blue right now! It's awesome! 3w
  •   jdenbow The algae bloom maybe? Haha. 3w
  •   cozyimpressions We live right next to Calafia! And yes the water has been amazing the past few weeks. 3w
  •   majafowler Oh Dana, it is NOT Hawaii, but still awesome in its own way! Enjoy Cali, Malibu beaches are my fave! 2w

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danamadeit Mmmmm. Titos.
My summer is complete.
#titostacos #thecheese! #thesalsa! #LosAngeles
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  •   danamadeit Haha I should have, since I ate like a pig 😎 and hey, sorry I meant to email you while we were in Utah...but then we ended up really busy with family stuff each day, etc. so one of these times we'll meet up! @sept_sunset 3w
  •   danamadeit No way! Cool! I lived in West LA for about 5 years during my single days....and ate more titos than I prob should have. I mean....the cheese! @theallisonshow 3w
  •   danamadeit No way! We're down in OC now. Lame! Next time I'll call you!...we were seriously just hanging out (Casey and I) waiting for a meeting with Brett and Brian @kj_bluebellcourt 3w
  •   sept_sunset Yes! Whenever! I know how crazy busy it gets 3w
  •   jeniherz Oooh yum! Not this particular place, but now that I know about it, I'll add it to my list! It's about an hour away so it'll give me an excuse to go that way. Love any place with all that cheese! @audriellew 3w
  •   queensbabies Yum! 2w
  •   alyssawelsch Oh my goodness we LOVE this place in Culver City!!! 3d

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