Friday, January 07, 2011

this is madison

 my almost 16 year old
who makes a fashion statement
on a frigid monday morning
when we're running out for bagels.

she bakes
she bakes from scratch
& she bakes wonderful treats for our family.

she has painted nails
every day.

her favorite author is Jane Austen
having read Pride and Prejudice 
57 times
& is currently reading
Northanger Abbey.

lover of all things Juicy

not a fan of Uggs or Hunters

tech savy
& saver of my last computer issue

babysitter extraordinaire

passionate fan of Glee & Bones

Harry Potter extremist

cries easily

all A's

nicknamed 'little bird' at birth 
because she was only 6 pounds
& had the tiniest little features

hopes to soon be driving a Volkswagen Bug
preferably convertible

still keeper of a messy room


i mentioned that i found a perfect gift from janet hill studio
for one of my girls.
i purchased

with her love for period fashion
& Jane, i felt it would be a perfect gift
one more thing~
when i posted these images on facebook
i had a couple inquiries regarding her ring.
all three of my teenage daughters wear a  purity ring.
the rings symbolize their commitment to remain pure until marriage.
each ring is different
each represents their personal style.
i wish i had zoomed on madi's ring
as it is stunning
a large flat salt water pearl
with small diamonds surrounding
set in silver.

her fabulous yellow jacket was a Christmas score!


Jodee Leader said...

She is just beautiful! You must be sooo proud of her!

The Avery House said...

This girl has some serious fashion sense and a keen love of great classic fiction! Such a beautiful young lady! Love that print you found for her.
Paige, I am guessing you are on a similar quest as me to post a pic and post each day of the year. I am actually surprised that I have had so many topics to cover thus far without picking my brain too much. I simply LOVE that your girls have purity rings. This is such a strong reminder to them to wait until marriage. My girls are 5 and 3 so when it is time I will give them each a purity ring as well. How old were each of your girls when they received their rings? Have a fabulous day Miss Paige! See you tomorrow ;-)!

slip4 said...

Just lovely! That coat is an antidote to winter!

My Not So Simple, Domestic Life said...

She is stunning. I love the coat on her. The color is perfect for her. Love the ring too. And the Austen print you gave her is one of my faves too. I adore Janet Hill's paintings. I don't think there is one I wouldn't love to own.

LouBoo said...

Your daughters feel so familiar now with these photos...Madison is so pretty and striking. I love the mustard coat! lou x

Maria said...

WOW! What a beautiful girl. I wish she lived next door so she could babysit for me:)

Love Being a Nonny said...

...and you forgot to mention: GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

me again... said...

gorgeous. YOu must be so proud....

Tracey said...

So sweet! Blessed momma...blessed daughter!

melissa said...

Madison is a beautiful, lovely girl! Such a sense of style and I love that your girl's all have purity rings.


traci said...

what a gorgeous girl. INSIDE AND OUT. she would make any parent proud. all your girls would make any parent proud. you are doing good mama. a vw bug convertible. how fun would that be.

vintage girl at heart said...

she is darling diva and what a sweet spirit she has...where do her and caroline gets those piercing beautiful blue eyes???
you are such a blessed mama!!

Kristin said...

Just beautiful of Madi. Just beautiful!

ps you have the lovliest followers too. I don't get all caught up in comments but for some reason read some of these as I wrote mine. People love you Paige in such a warm way, they just do. Love it that you have found a great place to share your beautiful life in the social electronic media world. Your life is one to be seen, followed and just wonderful to view inside as you share this beautiful and simple joys and real of this life of yours. Just inspiriing to so many, including me in so very many ways. Thank you for you my precious friend.

Clare said...

wow! i love her jacket, and all of the little tidbits about her, she sounds just lovely!! i can't wait to see what type of person ellie is at 16!!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Paige.....the yellow, the ring - the twinkle in your daughter's eye (heck - you *all* have the twinkle!) - I just love this post!

It is so happy - she's like a bright beam of sunshine in that winter white day.

You are such a proud mama, and rightfully so - keep up the good work, girl!!


PS - would love to see all your daughter's purity rings & hear how they came to be!

Shannon said...

Her jacket is adorable as is she! She sounds like an amazing young lady, you must be so proud :) All of your girls are so sweet. I think I need all your secrets in how you raised such wonderful young woman????

Jodi said...

She is beautiful, all your girls are beautiful and have wonderful personalities; I am sure your so proud. We have one daughter, she is our "only", I love the relationship a mother has with their daughters!

That yellow jacket is the BOMB!


Kimberly said...

She's adorable! I know very little about the purity ring commitment but I think it's a lovely concept and I can only imagine you're very proud of each of your girls. Bravo momma -- looks like you've done a great job!

Heather said...

She is beautiful! Love her coat, so classy.

Heather said...

she's beautiful.

you know i have a thing for middle girls in an all girl family....


Danielle said...

Jane austin is amazing..and she's such a fashionista! love the yellow jacket. The purtity rings are so great!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Check out those BLUE eyes! Gorgeous!!

Jboo said...

She is so beautiful -- looks a lot like you! And I can tell that she is a wonderful daughter -- even with a messy room!

Have a fun weekend!


Privet and Holly said...

So touched
by her beautiful
spirit and the
abundant love
and pride of her
wonderful mama!
xx Suzanne

Kat said...

She is simply stunning both inside and out. I hope my girls grow into beautiful, responsible and caring teenagers like your sweet girls have.

LLH Designs said...

My daughters would sure love her as their babysitter! Too bad we're so far away! I bought my sister the same coat in turquoise! Love the yellow on your beautiful girl!

I love that your girls let you take their picture. I'm sure they're not always in the mood, but from the smiles on their faces, it appears that they are good at helping you further your craft!

Happy weekend!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Paige:

So funny because the two things I wanted to comment on were her FABULOUS yellow coat and her gorgeous ring! Love these photos!

(And after reading your Janet Hill post I popped over there and I bought the Austen dresses print for myself! Thanks for introducing me to a fabulous new artist.)



Tiffany said...

oh paige - isnt it so very humbeling to have such wonderful children - that is how i feel about my kids - very humbeled that I am there Momma! She is beautiful and it sounds like not just on the outside but inside too!

My daughter is 11,I want to give and talk to her about a purity ring - but am not very knowledable on those - is there a specific age they should get them?

Have a great weekend!

The Flying Bee said...

she is so beautiful...and has great style. I am loving that coat!

Raining Pearls said...

Stunning, and she has amazing style. I'm with her on Jane Austin, she must love that print. I love the way you love your girls and hope to have one of my own. If it's not too personal I would also loce to hear about the girls rings.

Arriving said...

You left out "has eyes so blue you can see through them". They remind me of Elizabeth Taylor's eyes... Always notice them when I look at your photos.

Wondering where the coat came from?


Lissa said...

she looks like a little fashionista. Love the purity ring! And that painting is stunning and will be such a wonderful keepsake for her!

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

What is with you and daughters with GORGEOUS eyes?!?They are all stunning- inside and out.
Great job mom!

LuLu said...

oh paige, madison is sounds like such a sweetie! I love how your feature your daughters, their traits, what makes them different from each other... you are such a fab. mom.
love the ring... has me thinking of ones for my 3 daughters. just beautiful,
happy weekend friend,

Between You and Me said...

beautiful girl.....
love the heart behind the purity ring....and LOVE that you got your girls such beautiful ones to wear...I've only seen something similar to a wedding band....hers is pure greatness.

Susanne said...

Paige , she is awesome ! It's so interesting how each daughter is so different and so her own person . I never had a sister and have only one daughter so its fun to see how each is so individual.

Debby said...

SHe is such a pretty girl with some real talents. She will look cute in a bug.....I love mine.

Missy said...

Oh my goodness, Paige!!! Madison is GORGEOUS! I've always known that, but I think with just the focus on her, it makes her stand out and shine! I LOVE this post and the pictures of her are stunning! Your Madison and my Paige sound A LOT alike... so many similarities! Gorgeous girl, lucky mom!

Anonymous said...

She is a classic beauty and I can see that her beauty radiates in the very best way -- from the inside out. Destiny

Louise said...

I am always stunned by her eyes and her smile. I am always stunned by the fashion sense of each one of you!

A blog that I was looking at for the first time today makes me think of your blog (that I have ben reading for a year or more)the photography is of similar style and beauty. I am sure the interior of the cottage will speak to you, even though it is more colorful than your home.

It is called the meadowbrook blog, about the conversion of an old farmhouse and the family who lives there. I found it via Southern Hospitality blog.

Louise said...

The blog I spoke of! I want you to be able to find it!! Not very tech savvy, no link I am afraid.

Cathy Louise said...

What an absolutely gorgeous post my friend!!! Wow I think she is going to beat Kirstie in getting her license and Kirst is nearly 18 :)....Love to you and your gorgeous xxx

Tracey said...

Hi Paige! All of your girls are beautiful!!! Madison looks gorgeous in her stunning yellow coat!! I think it is so, so, so wonderful about the rings that they wear and what they should be very proud of the values and morals you are instilling in your precious girls! I hope you all had a joyous Christmas...many blessings to you and your family for 2011...

Hugs ~

:) T

Debra said...

What a nice post. She's a beautiful girl. I love her jacket. :)

Kelli said...

Your girls...what an inspiration. They are just all so beautiful, unique and fabulous. I know you have to be so grateful to have such wonderful young ladies. Madison is a beauty...inside and out :) How is the Bible reading coming along?

Anne Marie said...

beautiful pictures and beautiful daughter...inside and out!!

talk soon!!
anne marie

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I love this post, and these photos are darling. (I REALLY want that would look so cute with my yellow wellies!) So precious.

Anonymous said...

Hi Paige!
I only stop by every now and again as I don't have much time to devote to blog reading although I would love to. I stumbled upon your blog about a year ago from someone else's, can't remember whose.
You have such a beautiful family inside and out.
I really must know where the brown boots are from, I have similar Steve Madden's in black. Can't find brown anywhere!

Henley on the Horn said...

She is gorgeous, so you better bar the door and tell your husband to start cleaning his shotgun! Wow! What a GORGEOUS girl! The coat looks great on her. Not everyone can wear yellow!

Heather said...

She is gorgeous and I love her yellow coat!

Alecia said...

Beautiful daughter, beautiful pictures. She sounds just precious! While I was reading this post, the thought came to mind "I wonder which picture Paige purchased for one of her girls?!?!", then there it was!!! Sooo fun and cute. I bet she loved it.
Her purity ring looks gorgeous. You should take a pic of all their hands with their rings on...I bet they're all beautiful. I have one...I got mine at James Avery. It says "I am my beloved's and he is mine" in Hebrew.

Martha said...

she is one gorgeous girl! Love the pictures of her and seems like you capture the spirit of all your beautiful girls quite well:)
love that painting too:)

Ruthie said...

Hi I just found your blog and watched your was so touching and beautiful and full of hope! Your daughter is a gorgeous ray of sunshine! God bless you!
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