Bundled at the Beach {& a Giveaway!}

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It’s only January and we’re already starting to feel the summer heat sneaking in…  Ack.  I’m not ready.  Jackets are becoming less needed, boots are starting to seem silly, and sandals are pretty much already acceptable {in fact I think there are several people who never gave up wearing them all winter long}. Buuut, if you sneak down to the oceanside early enough, the wind blows strong and the air is crisp.

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It’s the kind of weather that makes wearing down vests and cozy knits feel totally right, and that makes my Canadian heart very happy.

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Especially when Miss G’s got a gorgeous new hat and cowl set begging to be worn just a few more times before being packed away for the {long, loooong} summer.

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These gorgeous handmade pieces are both from Why Knot Mom – the same small, mom-run business that is to thank for Grae’s gorgeous baby carrier.

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If you know me well, you know how much I adore hats and scarves {and all things cozy – tights! soft sweaters! mittens! slippers!} and these do not disappoint.

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They’re soft and chunky and substantial.

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And the best part is that we got to choose our own colours and design…

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Brim? Oversized flower?  Yes please!

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Sadly, a couple of hours into our beach mornings we are forced to remove our cozy winter things as the temperature rises, but for the first two hours or so, I’m perfectly happy to deny the fact that very soon it will be overwhelmingly hot.  The kind of hot that feels like the heat that pours out of an oven that’s been roasting a turkey for the last 6 hours.  All over your body.  All the time.  Ugh.

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But until then, you know where you’ll find us early in the mornings… At the beach, bundled up, in blissful denial of what’s soon to come. ☺


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20 thoughts on “Bundled at the Beach {& a Giveaway!}

  1. How adorable is she? Her hat & cowl set are lovely! Hope you & your little miss enjoy those fleeting winter moments before the dog days of summer set in!

  2. Love the style of Miss G’s hat! Think I would choose a lilac colour with a white flower maybe for my little girl! x

  3. Awww reminds me a hat my daughter had when she was a little baby. Would love a black colored one with a pink flower.

  4. I would have to double check with DD, but I think a fushia hat, maybe with red or black or purple cowl (or vice versa)

  5. I would actually be gifting this to my niece and one like you got would be perfect because her favorite color is black lol. Maybe with a turquoise flower though!

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