February 10, 2007

Mini Me


Emma and I. We are so much alike. Two peas in a pod. I am so happy to have a partner in crime. Emma can be found by my side whenever I am doing something that involves decorating, cooking, gardening, sewing, reading, organizing, antiquing or art. My mom is envious because I didn't come to love these kinds of things until I was much older. I'm sorry, Mom. I really do feel bad about that. Emma adores dressing like me, making centerpieces for the children's table to match mine and decorating the house for holidays with whatever bits of pipe cleaner and paper she can find. We spend hours in the studio creating together. She loves going to the scrapbook store with me and always begs for supplies. She loves all things vintage. She loves watching cooking shows with me, especially The Barefoot Contessa and Paula Deen. She loves working in the flower beds with me and baking. She is my constant companion and our bond is incredibly strong. When she grows up she wants to be a Mom. She can't think of any job better than that. I can't think of any compliment greater than that.

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23 comments:

  1. i agree there is no greater compliment than for a young one to want to be like us. enjoy the love and adoration, long may it last!

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  2. How perfectly wonderful! Emma is my kind of gal. I did have a career (33 years actually) in high pressure man's world, but I longed to do all things domestic! Now I can indulge myself in all of my hobbies, sewing, painting, gardening, decorating! I wish I had a grandaughter just like Emma!

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  3. What a beautiful and precious child Emma is. How wonderful she has such a creative teacher. You are both very fortunate.

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  4. My granddaughter, Ellie, sounds so much like your Emma. Ellie loves to decorate, garden, whatever I'm doing. What an awesome task we have to be good examples because the young do emulate us.
    Enjoy reading your posts.

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  5. What a beautiful post! My daughter Kate (the-french-nest)is my best friend - isn't it great having a "mini me"!

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  6. How proud you must be!I speak from experience,keep doing these things with Emma,you are forming wonderful memories that she will never forget.Just an idea,get some photos of the two of you creating together,add some comments and give it to her some special time in the future.

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  7. Cherish every moment of it (said the mother of a teenage daughter)

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  8. Ohhhh, that is so wonderful. My little lady is just 17 months, but I so hope that we will have that kind of relationship someday. By the way, both of your centerpieces are just beautiful.

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  9. I have a three yr old niece who loves to come to my house to do crafts and to "bake". In fact my husband called her up tonight to tell her that her cupcakes that we made today were extra wonderful because she made them.

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  10. Emma sounds like my Robin and today she has her own home and yes..she ~is her mothers daughter!~
    LoVe the Contessa and your pink peonies and Emma is sweet! hugs

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  11. Jen, I've really been enjoying your blog and love your style. It's so fun to connect with people from all over the world who have similar hobbies, styles, and interests. Thank you for sharing yourself.

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  12. such a sweet post... 10 years ago I had an emma...well 2 emmas... but now they are on a busy high school schedule ... we still love to do things together though...as much as we can !!!

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  13. I thoroughly enjoy your blog. I have a sneaking feeling that we are in the same town (Westfield/Carmel), and share many of the same interests. I would love to "talk" sometime. Please e-mail me at cardinalacre@yahoo.com.

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  14. Aww, that is so precious! Love Emma's sweet little centerpiece..and yours, too!

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  15. Emma is so adorable and so wise for her young years. What a joy it must be to have a young daughter loving and enjoying all of your passions too. I would love to share that experience. You are a wonderful role model Jen. Thanks for a lovely blog. RJ

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  16. How sweet. I hope I'm as lucky when I have a daughter. :)

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  17. You lucky, lucky lady! I hope the years spent working alongside each other are rewarded, as they should be, with a wonderful relationship when you're both older. My Mum and I are very close now, and part of that is because she encouraged me in my crafting. Love to you both!

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  18. What a ompliment to have a "mini me"! Enjoy her now, it's gone in a flash!

    Carol
    Come visit me!
    http://ourreddoor.blogspot.com

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  19. Thank you all for your very sweet responses! Emma really enjoyed hearing what you had to say and it is so nice to see all of you new posters too!

    Since I am also the mother of a teenage girl, I am well aware of quickly it goes by and how much that bond changes. I think that's why I appreciate it so much this time around.

    Jen

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  20. Jen, I'll take the job, send her to visit me on her next vacation!
    Frustrated wannabe Grandmother in NC!

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  21. Thanks for your sweet comments regarding my daughters room. Your daughter is just darling. Emma reminds me so much of my daughter Gracie. What an amazing compliment for our young ones to want to be like us.

    They grow up so fast. Enjoy every precious moment. Before you know it, she will want a hot pink and bright orange bedroom! Cammy

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  22. Hi there :)
    I loved your first page so much that I thought I'd start with the first post and I stopped at this one because it cracked me up that you have a mini-me. I do too, but mine is named Annie :) I just started my own blog and I'm really inspired by yours. I'm inspired by Daisy cottage too, but I think I gushed so much I scared her off LOL I hope I don't do the same here.... yikes! Anyway, I'm just enjoying this so much.
    Rue :)

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