Flower Child

First Friday is one of my favorite events in downtown Bentonville.  Each month, the square is filled with great music, food, arts and clothing.  If you’re a shopper, artist or foodie, you’d absolutely LOVE it!

But, with the exception of Rayna’s obsession with TrickDilly’s smoked pork taco with shaved apple, radish, goat cheese and chipotle aioli, she has never, ever asked me to buy her any of the awesome goodies lined-up for sale each month.

UNTIL we discovered Freckles and Sunshine.  I was busy admiring all the cute leggings and sweaters when Rayna quietly came up to me holding a simple, flower headband and said, “Mom?  I’d wear this.

Aside from that being the sweetest way to indirectly ask for something, Freckles and Sunshine has a great story and loves to pay it forward, so I was thrilled she found something she loved there!


A week later, I realized I had: (an extra 45 minutes before her gymnastics) + (beautiful sunlight) + (Rayna alone), so I asked her if I could ‘test-out’ the pretty field across the street from our house.

I grabbed my camera and she grabbed her new, favorite accessory...



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