Outside Parenting

Eleanor Loves the Egg Chair

Eleanor in the Egg Chair

Eleanor in the Egg Chair

Eleanor in the Egg Chair

And I love this unseasonably warm 70 degree weather we’re experiencing. It’s so nice to sit in the yard together.


Eleanor and Murray

All right, let’s stay outside today.


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  • lesley@homemadegrits
    April 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    she looks so adorable in her liberty prints!

  • thewatergirl
    April 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    The chair makes her look soooooo tiny!

  • Stacie
    April 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Oh my daughter, Violet, had the same dress for Easter! What a doll!

  • Christine O'Connell
    April 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Oh my goodness! Your daughter is so precious! That first photo kills me with the little curled toes. Too cute…

  • Jules
    April 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I bought my niece, Gabby, the same dress for Easter. :) She looks adorable!

  • Tina Riddell
    April 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Cute as a button! I love your egg chair too.

  • Arin
    April 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Such lovely pictures!

  • Mama Nailah
    April 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    MaMa Eleanor(like we say in Africa LOL)
    I just had to comment today! Eleanor is GORGEOUS! heart THE PHOTOS TODAY! Love the outfit!

  • Mel
    April 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I usually don’t comment on blogs too much, but I just had to say that these images are ADORABLE.

    Beautiful, beautiful.

  • Fee-AMore
    April 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Aww, what a doll.

  • Danielle
    April 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm


  • Ann
    April 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    She looks so happy! What a cutie in the adorable dress and hat!

  • emily
    April 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    oh my goodness, this is your most adorable post to date.

  • cathie
    April 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    how darling! she looks like a little flower!

  • kat
    April 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    awww her face has changed so much, she’s starting to really look like a little girl instead of a baby – so cute!

    I love that pillow too, where’s it from?

    • Making it Lovely
      April 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      The suzani pillow was from Pottery Barn (last year), and the black and white striped one is from IKEA.

  • Nancy's Clubhouse
    April 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Eleanor is SO precious!
    Thank you for sharing her cuteness with us :-)

  • Karrie
    April 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    What fantastic pictures! It looks like a magazine spread.

  • betsy and iya
    April 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Gorgeous! (both the baby and the chair!) What a great choice; that chair is so friendly and warm–especially with the color pops of the pillow. love love!

  • Brigite
    April 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    This is simply too much cuteness.

  • Daria
    April 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Great pictures, colors, and I love Eleanor’s little chubby feet! My heart is melting looking at these photos.

  • Marissa
    April 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    oh my seriously cute overload. that chair is awesome and I love the print in her dress, totally adorable

  • Redlilocks
    April 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Oh my god. Cuteness overload!! What a absolutely gorgeous little model you have there :)

  • Elizabeth
    April 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Oh my goodness! She’s delicious! Great pictures!

  • Averill
    April 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I love Eleanor’s outfit — I assume it’s Liberty of London for Target?

  • andrea
    April 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Cute! So jealous. I haven’t managed to score any of the Liberty of London baby clothes. All sold out.

  • Jenny
    April 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    And I love her outfit!

  • Patti
    April 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    This should be a Liberty of London photo-shoot! Too cute :)

  • Emily
    April 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    So cute!!

  • Miss B
    April 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    She’s so expressive and chic!

  • Mandy Ford
    April 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    She is so adorable and I absolutely love that chair.

  • jbhat
    April 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I want to gobble her up, she is so cute. And how lucky are you to have such nice weather.


  • Melissa
    April 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I remember reading your post on getting elephant things for Eleanor and I saw this and thought of you guys.


    I know it’s a little much for a baby, but I’m thinking like Sweet 16 or 21st. It’s super cute. Just in case you were planning ahead. =)

    • Making it Lovely
      April 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      Ooh, I want one for me! I would wear it all the time to symbolize my little Eleanor. (Yeah, I may as well give up on avoiding the Eleanor/elephant thing.) And her birthstone is a diamond. Is it not the perfect mother’s day gift for me? And then I could pass it down to Eleanor on a milestone birthday… I’m getting sentimental just thinking about it.

  • Crystal
    April 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Very cute! Love the foot photo!

  • Kelly S.
    April 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Well, don’t we all love that egg chair? If only I looked as cute in that Liberty print, though.

  • Rebekah Coleman-Brahler
    April 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    look at her in her little liberty ensemble! how sweet is that???

  • Kat
    April 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    This might be an odd question, but do you have to iron the dress after it’s been in the wash? I didn’t buy the Liberty dress because ironing a dress for daughter would be a waste since it wouldn’t stay wrinkle free for very long!

    • Making it Lovely
      April 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm

      No way, I wouldn’t bother ironing clothes for a baby! The dress has been fine. Maybe a little wrinkly, but not to the point of bothering me.

  • Li'l Magoolie
    April 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I love this post! My favourite ever on your site :-)

  • Kristin
    April 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Cuteness overload! Okay target cut her a check!!

  • Mary Ferrara
    April 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Oh my goodness! She is just the most adorable girl on the planet! Love you blog, love your style and love the way you write and post. Your blog is one of my very favorites!

  • Alyssa
    April 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Mark my words, that chair will be her dollhouse/fairy princess castle/fort/favorite reading knook/favorite makeout spot over the years. Too cute.

  • Ludmila {CreamyLife.com}
    April 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm


  • Erika
    April 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Awe; how sweet! Glad you were able to enjoy a day in the sunshine together!

  • erica
    April 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I LOVE your shoes! Where did you get them?!

  • michelle
    April 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    looks like a ad for target.

  • cindy
    April 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I love her Liberty for London dress + bonnet. She’s adorable. Hasn’t Chicago been amazing the past 2 days?

  • Bridget
    April 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    She just keeps getting cuter!! Maybe she can be the poster child for Liberty of London!! Especially so coordinated with the chair . . . I want one!!

  • Jaimie
    April 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Oh goodness, she’s adorable. Lovely. It’s all quite picturesque.

  • Isa
    April 15, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Love the pictures, the dress, the chair, the baby!! Lovely, cute and so sweet, really!

  • melissa
    April 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    love her in the liberty of london! precious

    and ::sigh:: it is beautiful in the chicagoland area today

  • Kari S.
    April 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Just lovely. Like always!

  • Natalie
    April 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    She is ADORABLE, and her LoL dress is too cute! Love her in the egg chair :)

  • Amanda
    April 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Oh my goodness, how sweet! Can we say “LOL Model!?”

  • Heather
    April 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I LOVE Eleanor’s dress!!! She’s pretty cute too.

  • Heather
    April 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I got my daughter Kate (5 1/2 months) two of the Liberty of London outfits! I have gotten so many compliments. I’m so glad you mentioned this line or I would never have been on the look out. By the way, Eleanor is beautiful!

  • luuve
    April 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    soo cute!

  • Lillian
    April 15, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Oh my LORD that dress and hat are gorgeous!! (and the baby, too;) Love those Liberty prints so so so much!

  • May
    April 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I would (and do) love the egg chair too! Love the silver bow flats. I love flats.

  • alison
    April 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Eleanor is so sweet and the chair is fun but the photos themselves are gorgeous- definitely need to be framed!

  • Angie
    April 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    You have an unbelievably adorable little girl!! Enjoy the wonderful spring with that precious little sweetie!

  • christie
    April 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    So cute! Love your outdoor furniture, by the way. Would you be willing to share how you made that “inspiration/collection board” of all of your outdoor stuff that you posted yesterday? I love when I see those. Great way to organize ideas.

  • Love This Life
    April 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Precious! That’s a popular outfit. I got that one for my 2 year old as well:)

    I bet she does love that cool chair. I do, too!

  • Felicity
    April 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm


  • bridget
    April 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    i spy liberty of london.

    SO cute.

  • Viv
    April 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    This post made me smile so much! She’s a cutie and your shoes are adorable.

  • DeAnn
    April 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I have been lurking for a while (I love it here!)! I just had to say that Eleanor looks absolutely adorable! I love that first picture.

  • mribaro
    April 16, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Oooooh, she’s so cute and coordinated with the pillow! Such a sweet picture!

  • Joy
    April 16, 2010 at 3:34 am

    How adorable is she? Omg that dress is soooo lovely! I want one for myself! haahah

  • Mary
    April 16, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Oh! SOOOO sweet!

  • CSneed
    April 16, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Oh my goodness-She is the most precious baby girl ever! Amazing pictures and awesome backyard!

  • Claudia
    April 16, 2010 at 9:07 am

    She’s sooooooo cute! And the lovely clothes, of course with a fashionista mom, I expect nothing less. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the patterned pillow! Congrats on a beautiful little gilr. Oh, and the chair is great too :)

  • rae grant
    April 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I just saw a woman wearing a trench coat made from this fabric today. Do you know who designed it?

    • Making it Lovely
      April 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm

      It’s from the Liberty of London line at Target.

  • Nuit
    April 16, 2010 at 10:25 am

    how precious!!! she made my day =D

  • Jena
    April 16, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Where did you find your shoes? I’ve been looking for little silver ballet flats for months!

    Also, adorable photo spread.

  • Pei
    April 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Aww~ I have been staring at these pictures for…10 mins. Can’t get my eyes off her!! [I am suppose to be working..oops]

    To adorable.

  • alison
    April 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    such cute pics. especially the first one, it could be an ad because she cooridinates so well with the pillow. i can’t remember if you said where you got the chair from? i am from chicago too and lovin the weather!

  • mary
    April 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    What great photos! And those chubby little feet…ADORABLE!!

  • Amy
    April 16, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Wow – these are darling photos. An above commenter is right – they could be photos for a catalog – I’d buy it all! Speaking of which – I’ve already got a liberty dress for my little darling – but the chair. I’ve been wanting chairs similar to yours for a while, but have been holding off because of fear of rain soaked, moldy cushions. Do you have to do anything special for weather (ie, bring inside every night, etc) or can you just leave them be? I’m afraid it would be such a hassle…

  • Melissa
    April 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I remember when you wanted this chair. You mentioned how lovely it would be to curl up with a baby and sit outside in your garden. Here you are not only with the chair, but a baby too.
    I love the picture of Eleanor examining a little piece of nature in her hand.

  • Sandye
    April 16, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    My favorite photo is the one with Eleanor and the dog. Nothing better than growing up with a doggie in the house. (Who needs siblings!–I’m an only child, obviously, who grew up with two mini schnauzers; they were my best friends.)

  • jessica
    April 16, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    sweet and delightful photos!

  • sarah
    April 16, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Oh Eleanor is so lovely – just like her mother. I love your blog and happen upon it from time to time. … My daughter’s name is Lucia; she is 13 months, close to Miss E, I do believe.

    PS. Love Eleanor’s Liberty outfit!

  • kristen
    April 17, 2010 at 8:48 am

    sooo cute! these photos are precious :) i especially love the one of both of your feetsies :)

  • Wendy
    April 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Love her liberty outfit ~ sooooo cute!!

  • peggy
    April 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Eleanor is inheriting her mother’s chicness (is that a word?). She’s too adorable. Love the outfit, love her next to the fab pillow. And the photo of her peaking out the hole is too cute. I’d be tempted to blow that one up huge. Probably difficult to decide which pics to blow up, they’re all so cute! Can you do a shot of her in an astronaut outfit one day? I see her in an astronaut outfit with a daisy in her hand.

  • Bethany
    April 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    those toes… oh my! cute :)

  • Briel K.
    April 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Eleanor is such a cutie! Love the chair too.

  • Amanda
    April 26, 2010 at 10:32 am

    love the dress pattern.

  • joslyn
    April 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    look how sweet elanor looks in her liberty of london duds.

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