May 31, 2013

Life and Blueberry Muffins

Whew life is speeding on by.  Our little one is already 6 months old!


Liam is no longer a Kindergartner...


Made some awesome muffins...


That's about it.  A little pool time, a lot of me being crazy and laying out on the tile in our backyard...

life is good.


May 30, 2013

Stitchfix review part two

So Wednesday I revealed the shirt I ended up keeping from my Stitch Fix box this month.  (Actually the pants I wore were a keeper from my last box.)

And after we did that photo shoot and I decided I wasn't keeping anything else, I decided on not making a big deal out of the items I didn't keep.  Hey, people, it's over 100 degrees here, I would have a heatstroke if I did a shoot for each item.

At first look, I was SO excited to try everything on.


Lookin' good. 
 (Well, the clothes are anyway.)


So, I liked the dress, actually I think Steve liked it more than I did, but a casual dress like this has to really wow me to justify paying $58 for it. (I'm cheap, I know.)  I made a mental note that if I was still thinking about it in a few months, I'd ask for it again.


 Again, cute print, liked the colors....but it was priced a little high for me.


Not too bad, cute print, very light and flowy.....until I took my hands off of my hips and this happened:


Um. No.  I tried tucking it in, but the bottom front is like a pleated-ruffly weirdness, so that didn't work.
The price point was perfect ($34) but it was not flattering at all.  Boo. 

I also got a skirt, and I'm kind of disappointed they would have sent it to me and expect me to buy it.
The seams were coming apart inside the waistband, so I really didn't even try it on.
That's really the only true disappointment I've experienced so far, but I'm only two boxes
in so we'll see!  

I'm already all signed up to get my next box, and you can do so here: Sign up!
It'd be awesome if you used that link (I'll receive a credit towards a box)!



May 28, 2013

Stitchfix, I love you.

My Stitchfix review will be in a two part series, this time.  I ended up falling head over heels in love with the shirt pictured below, and it turned into a whole photoshoot...so..
tomorrow I'll reveal the rest of my box!












Top- stitchfix/ Pants- stitchfix/ Rings- Lilac Bijoux (c/o) & F21/Sandals - LC/Kohls


pleated poppy

May 27, 2013

Weekends are the best


Ohhhh this weekend was lovely.  I drank, baked, napped, drank, made awesome food and drank some more.

So I had an order from Rent the Runway and the dress I was hoping and praying and watching from afar ended up looking like total crap on me.  It really is hit or miss, the material just looked worn, like it had been dry cleaned one to many 10000 times.  But the dress I did go with....*cue angels singing*.  If it had been one size smaller it would have been perfect.


I didn't want to, but I had to belt it.  Without the belt I looked like a little girl 
playing dress up in mom's clothes.







Liam was the ring bearer and my niece Charlotte took on the role of flower girl. 
They look adorable, if I do say so myself.


Rent the Runway is awesome.  I wasn't paid for this post (hey, RTR I'd love to do a sponsored post) but I will forever and always recommend them.

Also, it's wedding season and I'm a blast after a few cocktails.  Anyone want to invite me?!




May 22, 2013

I really suck at this blogging thing

Ok, it's been over a week since my last post.  How does that even happen??

Honestly, I think I get so caught up in reading all 200+ blogs on my bloglovin' roll, that I don't even
consider the fact that "oh damn, I have a blog of my own".

Lately I've been getting dressed.  Not only that, I've been getting dressed and leaving the house.
I know this might not seem like a big deal, but ummm when you've got two kids and the temps are 100+ I can assure you it's actually a really big deal.


Do you know any professional photographers that accept payment in the form of cookies??



You know what's awesome and I've been totally abusing?? Airbrush.  Have two kids and try to tell me you don't need a little airbrushing.  Airbrush overkill is better than my real skin, trust me. ;)



I actually do really pick fruit from that ladder, actually I'm using the lemons in a marinade!

But hell do I need to purchase a remote.  In 100 degrees I break a sweat walking back and forth to take pics.

But there ya go.....I don't wear heart print sleep shorts 24/7.



May 13, 2013

Mama's Day at the Reserve

Well, this mother's day was one for the books.
Sometimes the smallest things are all it takes to recharge, regroup and move forward.



We spent an hour or so wandering around the Riparian Preserve.  We could have walked through the numerous trails for hours and it would have kept my six year old entertained for free.

I always seem to forget about this little gem.  It's a peaceful sanctuary smack dab in the middle of our town.  You'd never guess a place like that existed in the city with it's many ponds, wildlife and vegetation.























Dress: F21/Sandals: F21/Sunglasses: Zenni Optical/Rings: ILY Couture & Lilac Bijoux(both won in giveaway)


I just wish I would have thought of this place when the temps weren't in the 100's!

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