Tuesday, July 22, 2014

72 Hour Sale at April Cornell!


At April Cornell all current season apparel is 50% off, like this cute jasmine ladies dress.

 Here is another beautiful and practical frock, the periwinkle Sky Flower Ladies Dress.  The inverted pleats on the front of this just below the knee dress make it incredibly flattering and yet modest.  Also, the dress has pockets!  Hooray!

The Sky Flower dress would look great under an airy summer sweater, like this New Directions Broken Bars Sweater Tunic from Belk.com


Also, at April Cornell, all past season merchandise (April's Attic) is on sale for 65% off, like the Kyla Ladies Dress.
Use the coupon code SLAM 40  to get these great deals and remember the sale ends Thursday July 24, 2014 at midnight.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pretty Plaid Lanz Jumper from Vermont Country Store

This pink and blue plaid jumper is 100% cotton and perfect for summer.  With corded trim at the neck and patch pockets and a bias cut A-line skirt this jumper is both tailored and becoming.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cap Sleeve Tunic from Blair

This trapeze top from Blair is available in three colors - purple potion, delphinium blue and ivory.  I love this type of top over a skirt.  The a-line design is elegant.  It flows instead of clings and does not draw attention to one's belly.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Railroad Overalls from Duluth Trading

Okay.  So these are technically not a jumper, but I wanted to share with you these red and white striped overalls from Duluth Trading.  These are a great option for those especially rugged tasks, like cleaning out the chicken coop or climbing trees with the children.  Definitely not necessary for all of your work, but some times they are just what you need!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Long Chambray Jumper from Chadwick's

Chadwick's is now offering a pretty chambray jumper.  I am not usually a fan of full button fronts because of the stress on those lower buttons, but this jumper has a pleasant A-line shape with godet inserts, which should give more freedom of movement as well as being flattering to a shape in motion.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Concord Ladies Dress from April Cornell

Here is a fun signature April Cornell knee length jumper.  It is reminiscent of the old Laura Ashley styles popular in the 1980's and 1990's.  Looks great with a decorative blouse or tee.  A great choice for day to day and would be especially pretty for early fall.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Jumpers for the Rich and Famous: Ralph Lauren Cotton Seersucker

This lovely Ralph Lauren red and white striped dress has been reduced from $498.00 to $349.00.

Cutesy Jumper from Blair

This classic jumper from Blair features a slightly empire waist, back ties and on seam pockets.  Finally, a dress with pockets!  The jumper is also available in loden, a pleasant green color.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ralph Gets It Right

Here is a beautiful new jumper from Ralph Lauren.  It is sturdy and well-proportioned.  The knee length and drape of the skirt are traditional and flattering to a figure at rest and in motion.

Here it is paired with a striped cotton chambray jacket.  This jacket is a smart alternative to a cardigan sweater.



Here is a chambray tank dress.  This drapes well and is a good choice for daily wear.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

C. 1970 Levi's Jumper Dress


Isn't this a lovely jumper?  It is a Levi's orange tab jumper dress from c.1970.  What a practical day dress.  There is room to maneuver for any manner of household or childcare tasks, and the pockets are a handy asset for any homekeeper.  Are there any designers out there that would consider making a replica of this practical yet fashionable garment?




Tapestry of Grace




Our family loves history.  We all enjoy learning about different times in the past, so we were delighted to find Tapestry of Grace, a unit study curriculum centered on the history of the world from Creation to Modern Times.  Before we began I was a bit intimidated by what some people said about it.  They warned me that it could take many hours of weekend and nightly preparation time and might require monthly planning sessions.  I’m so glad we decided to try it, because I found that the curriculum is actually very flexible in terms of preparation time. 

We have successfully used it as a reading only curriculum.  Here's how we use it.  My 10, 12 and 14 year old simply go to the reading assignment list and determine their reading for the week.  They enjoy their books and then they do some of the geography assignments.  This is easy when you purchase MapAids (from Tapestry) to go on your computer.  Then they write an e-mail note about what they read and send it out to family members.  It’s our way of doing narration written down.

I use our Tapestry window of the day to read with Noah.  He reads the Billy and Blaze books to me.  I have only to help him with some words.

My girls have really enjoyed reading their way through history, and I am thrilled that some one has carefully chosen good books to help them do this.  I am so thankful for the Somervilles who created Tapestry!

So, I encourage any one who is interested in this curriculum but might be intimidated by the preparation requirements to go ahead and give it a try.  We have found it requires some effort but is very doable!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ultra Casual Jumper

Here is an ultra casual jumper from Serengeti, $34.95. 




Ahem. Announcing the return of the Denim Jumper.


For years I visited this website and enjoyed all the good homeschooling resources.  I actually did and do still wear denim jumpers but finding them is tricky, tricky.  There really aren't many good sources for buying this classic homeschool garment!  So, while I plan to blog about homeschool and provide resources, I also plan to provide the rare places I find where you can actually purchase denim jumpers

This jumper is currently available from Nordstrom.  It could be paired with a pair of jeans for extra warmth in winter.





Thanks to my husband, John, for helping me buy this domain and get started in this new endeavor.  Visit his website here:  NC Cabin Rentals