Tuesday's Treasures ~ A New Holiday Tradition Evolves

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Beautiful Beckett has developed her own ideas on what she wants to wear. As I’ve discovered she is a very tactile gal....she likes to touch and feel the fabric before committing to any garment (keep in mind she is 7 years old).



We’ve all given up on making clothing purchases for this young lady because it will usually result in a return! This year for Christmas I gave her a coupon for a shopping spree after Christmas with Nana (mommy included). Inside the box there was hard, cold cash to spend!

This past Sunday time was set for lunch at Doc B’s Restaurant at the Domain and then on to shopping at Nordstrom’s, Zara’s and Macy’s (Beckett’s choices).

Beckett counted out her money and took charge for paying for her well thought out purchases. This gal has no problem controlling her destiny!

It appears this new tradition evolved and will be continued! Love this girl!

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”  Oscar Wilde

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”  Socrates

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Comments (18)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. A great tradition. Question! Did you and mom have more fun watching or did Beautiful Beckett have more fun shopping? Was it a draw? Enjoy your day.

Jan 04, 2022 05:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I'd say it was a draw Wayne Martin !

Jan 04, 2022 05:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I can totally relate, Dorie. Our granddaughter, Victoria, was exactly the same by the time she was five years old. It was an experience to go shopping with her... and she wanted to pick out her clothes and mine as well!

Jan 04, 2022 05:22 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie - what a wonderful new tradition!!! I’ll bet the shopping trip with you and getting to pick out her own clothing was the best gift!

Jan 04, 2022 05:35 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It was so much fun! Kathy Streib 

Jan 04, 2022 08:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Ha HA Nina Hollander, Broker ! Beckett is establishing her style!

Jan 04, 2022 05:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Dorie Dillard Austin TX hi Dorie... I can still remember shopping with Victoria and she'd "disappear" on me and come with outfits saying "these would look good on you."

Jan 04, 2022 05:45 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - It is amazing watching little girls grow up.  I remember being fascinated with my daughter when she was just a year or two older and the way she looked through clothes.  She would also take her older sister's clothes without asking, an opportunity Beckett won't have.  That was the biggest fights the girls ever had.

Jan 04, 2022 07:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It's amazing what we remember when our own kids were younger Grant Schneider .

Jan 04, 2022 08:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a cutie.  And how wonderful that she knows exactly what she wants.  Sounds like you had a wonderful time.  A

Jan 04, 2022 07:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Alexandra she does have a mind of her own!

Jan 04, 2022 08:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, that is a great new holiday tradition and seems like it helps with creating a responsible adult too!   

Jan 04, 2022 07:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

On many levels its a great holiday tradition Joan Cox 

Jan 04, 2022 08:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - sometimes cash is king (or other perhaps another member of royalty) and then there are times when those dollars may need some accessories (like Nana and Mommy) to make a shopping trip into a special occasion.  

Jan 04, 2022 07:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Michael Jacobs it was so fun to see her look, try on, make a decision and carry it through and proud of the outcome!

Jan 04, 2022 08:04 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

What a lovely and fun new tradition Dorie!  I love it!  So good to hear that Beckett loves to chose her own clothes/fabrics and manage her finances to boot! I have a niece that was so like this when she was a little girl and she became a model in her late teens/twenties and a true role model like Beckett!  I can see Beckett giving a school presentation on 'how to' shop for clothes and manage your money!!

Jan 04, 2022 10:13 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker she has definite ideas on what she likes and she wants to do the choosing!

Jan 04, 2022 10:19 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

My Alexis Dorie Dillard Austin TX  was just like that  a real fashionista 

Jan 04, 2022 10:27 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Sounds like she may have got her good taste from you?

Jan 04, 2022 11:32 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie it looks like Beckett and my granddaughter Elizabeth have one more thing in  common, the are both fashionistas.

Jan 04, 2022 01:59 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your mention of her wanting to touch and feel the fabric made me laugh since I like to do that myself, although I don't often even shop for clothing, haha.

Jan 05, 2022 04:21 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Any tradition with a big heart and lots of fun involved, I'd fully support without question! He's to a better  and happy 2022

Jan 05, 2022 02:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love that idea, Dorie.  There's nothing finer than a shopping trip with Nana!

Jan 05, 2022 05:58 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - what a fun idea! As the word gets out to your granddaughter's friends, soon the malls will be filled with Grandmas and Granddaughters shopping for their little darlings after Christmas. How wonderful!

Jan 06, 2022 02:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sounds like a fun tradition, Dorie. And you get to be involved. It's interesting how some kids really get interested in clothes and different styles at an early age. Guess she won't be doing much online ordering if touching is important.


Jan 06, 2022 09:42 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my goodness, Beautiful Beckett is a girl after my own heart, Dorie! 

I love this new tradition and vividly remember doing this with my grandmother every year for back-to-school clothes. This is something that both you and Beckett will remember for the rest of your lives - and your hearts will always smile at the memories!

Jan 08, 2022 01:54 PM