Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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repurposed men's shirt-->baby girl dress

repurposed men's shirt-->baby girl dress

Girls' Dresses made from repurposed men's button down shirts, from The Bee Sunny Days Collection at Arthur & Daughters @ohbotherblog How cute was Holden's Easter dress, repurposed from a men's button down dress shirt?! Did I make it? Ha, let's be real.

The upcycled men's shirt dress comes from The Bee's Sunny Day Collection (Maisey style), a line of dresses for girls six months to six years old, handcrafted of refashioned men’s shirts, made exclusively for Arthur & Daughters in York, PA.

I'm a huge proponent of the Shop Local movement and am so lucky to have such talented and creative folks in my town.

The Bee is a creative repurposing collective in York, PA. People getting together to learn and teach and share and make things by upcycling donated and found materials into cool stuff folks can use. A social enterprise that helps women develop product and markets to earn income from the items they make.

Arthur & Daughters by Hilary Arthur offers women’s designer consignment, vintage clothing and accessories in the York, PA boutique and online via her website. Hilary also proudly features new women’s clothing from emerging designers whose collections are made in the USA like LOBO MAU and American Colors, in addition to the girls' dresses from The Bee.

Did I say how much I love the dress? Super cute without being too frilly or diva-ish. Perfectly Holden.

ps - gorgeous photography by Katlyn Marie.

a day in the life - weekday at 11 months

a day in the life - weekday at 11 months

we have a biter.

we have a biter.