Repetition: a good thing

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Wren is such a sweet girl. She often blows me away by how different she is from her friends of the same age. She loves to read, usually spending most of her days immersed in books. While most of her friends have favorite toys like ‘little people’ and stuffed animals, Wren would choose books as her favorite toy every time! She can read nearly all her books (which there are a TON of thanks to her garage-sale-ing mama) by herself, but of course she prefers to have them read to her. There are a handful of books which she considers favorites, each of which we read at least a dozen times each day. Sean and I could recite any of those books by heart in our sleep if prompted at this point. It is so amazing to hear her as she reads aloud to herself.
It amazes me that she loves being read to so much she even asks me to read my books to her as we get ready for bed. She will often sit for a full page or two, and thanks to this little ritual has learned such phrases as “in the meantime” which had Sean and I laughing histerically for a good 15 minutes last week when she said it.

Like mother, like daughter they say, and now I know why! As the other resident book worm, I am also a creature of comfort. I could eat the same meal every day and read my favorite magazines and books over and over. And once every month or so my love of blue stripes rears up and manifests itself on a piece of furniture.
Case in point: this tacky and plain dresser (the harp on top does not belong to it). It was just plain boring.
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So out came the blue cabana stripe treatment.
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I originally planned to only stripe the top, but the front felt awfully bare so they descended the drawer fronts as well in the end.
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When it comes to stripes the faint and faded variety appeal to me the most. I love that they don't scream out at you, they just make a tired dresser feel fun and fresh.
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Another love affair I've been engaged in for years is with round tables. Coffee tables, kitchen tables, side tables, if it is round I'm immediately drawn to it and it seems that many of our clients were as well because it was a popular little table. Then again, maybe it was just the cute baby smiling out at them that sold it.
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{Wren at 5 months old}
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I think this may be the first grey round table we've finished. They've all been white and cream prior to this guy, but we may have just started a new ritual at WhiteBerry.

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Do you have any daily,weekly or monthly rituals?