Showing posts from July, 2012


This week has been sort of slow motion. With Sweet Pea off on "vacation" at her aunts house it was a very low-key 'we don't have to go anywhere' type of week. My hubby was also off for three days in a row and that was great.  It was nice to have him home during the day and to be able to grab a cat nap in the afternoon knowing he was there if the baby woke up.
We also had a lovely dinner out on our actual anniversary.
I was kind of bummed when he went back to work. We went down to my dad's house on Wednesday just to hang out and he surprised us with an anniversary gift (his love language) and beautiful cards (my love language). We finally have another digital camera! No more dodgy cell phone pictures!! Hooray! I'm still kind of thinking about getting a fancy DSLR type camera but I do love to be able to put my camera in my purse when we go out so we'll see.
I kept the older daughter of one of our good friends for a few hours while her mom was at work. She&#…

If you knew me.....

Once again I was cruising the blog-o-sphere and came across Casey Wiegand's blog (which I've seen a few times and am always impressed by how cool she seems) and her Thursday post : If you really knew me. Made me think about how a lot of times I think things but do not say them for fear of people's reactions if they 'really knew me'. But I was inspired by a couple of the other blogs so here goes: If you really knew me you'd know that I am sarcastic more often than I'm not and that's mostly a defense mechanism. You'd know that I really don't like being told what to do or how to do it If you really knew me you'd know that I am incredibly sensitive and tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. You'd know that I love to write and am petrified to put myself out there for fear of rejection. If you knew me you'd know that I can eat a whole bag of 'homemade' chocolate chip cookies all by myself. For breakfast. You'd know that french fries ar…

saving graces

My friend JJ wrote a great post about life savers that was inspired by this post and it got me to thinking about what is saving me right now. I was inspired  by her list so I decided to hop on her idea bandwagon and make a list of my own. I tend to live in my head a bit and it was nice to kind of focus on the good instead of all the 'variables' that stress me out on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.
- lunch with my hubby, father and baby boy - good friends who make me laugh - quality time with the hubby to reconnect and relax - yummy dinners out  - long summer days and nights - text chats with my brother - long talks with my father - having family that wants to spend time with my kids - being able to help out friends in a pinch
- the faces my little one makes after nursing in the middle of the night. I just want to squeeze and squish his cheeks! - celebrating milestones with friends - sending out thank you notes - waking up to my baby bear singing into the monitor - day dreaming …

5 months

Hard to believe that it was only 5 short months ago that I woke up swollen and round for the last time. When we welcomed Carson into the world I did not anticipate time passing as quickly as it has. It seems impossible that he is already been here for five months. Granted the first few weeks were quite rocky but this little guy has changed my life in so many ways. Being a mother is life altering. Being a mother of two after a 9 year gap is mind blowing. Just when I think we've gotten into a routine, he goes and changes things up. Fortunately I tend to adapt to change quite easily. Adapting to sleep deprivation....not so much. But this too shall pass. That much I know. I am really taking it all in with him. Enjoying each moment, each coo, squeal and shriek. Even the stinky poop. And oh yes, the poop is off the charts these days. We have introduced solids and it is a variety of colors. (sorry...a little TMI I know) I love that he has such a healthy appetite. Avocados, Zucchini, Peas…

Lost in the Struggle

Lately I have been struggling a bit with direction. Finding it. Sticking with it. Being inspired. You know the drill. I am generally inspired by the Internet, blogs I read and Pinterest accounts and while that hasn't really changed. There's something in me that maybe has? I don't know. I have been thinking more and more about writing seriously or attempting to apply for any type of online writing position as a potential free lance writer for a number of sites. I get very excited about these things and then....somehow, someway, I drop the ball. Perhaps I am sabotaging myself? Perhaps I think I am not good enough?
That no one will hire me?
Or worse that no one will want to read what I have to say?   Who am I to think that I should be getting paid to write in some way? And then a little voice says....
"You do. You are just as good as all those other bloggers and "real writers" out there. You have just as many ideas and a unique perspective to lend." But t…

WIWW - Weekend Edition

I'd been doing pretty good about taking photos of what I've been wearing and then around Thursday of last week.....I just gave up. It could've been because it was disgustingly humid or just that I was tired of thinking. Or it could be that I need to do laundry. Not sure. I did manage to pull it together for two days but I spent most of yesterday in a bathing suit, cover up and fedora. That's summer for ya! With this one I was inspired by a Polyvore boardfrom Pinterest and thought - I have all those pieces, I can totally re-create that. And I did. Minus the jacket & the scarf Because I'm not totally nuts to wear a denim jacket in 90 degree weather.

 Tank: Mossimo for Target Skirt: Old Navy Belt: Forever 21 Necklace: H&M (old) Shoes: Mossimo for Target Earrings: H&M (old)
This is my - it's hot and it's the last day of swim lessons get-up...... I would've rather have just worn my bathing suit.

Dress: Forever 21 (old) Necklace: H&M Earr…

Friday Finds

So its finally Friday (can I get a whoo hoo!!???) And I am definitely looking forward to the weekend. It's been a fun week but hot as blazes and humid which is no fun for a small baby who's trying to nap. So hopefully it will get cooler in the coming days. If not I will be rocking the up-do/messy bun for the next week or so

I haven't posted much this week as I'm doing research for other articles and projects but I have been active on the 'net and found some pretty funny/cool things.
These eCards were cracking me up the other day.

So true and so funny.
I made this last night. 

It was tasty. We will be using the leftovers for nachos this evening.
A few weeks ago I discovered J's Everyday Fashion and it's rocking my world. She basically takes outfits seen in "the fashion world" or on celebrities and re-creates them. I'm happiest when I find someone who wears practical clothing and incorporates trends without breaking the bank. I would wear pretty much all her o…

WIWW - Daily Style

And here we are for another installment of What I Wore Wednesday. I'm killing it in the getting dressed daily department even when all I want to do is stay in my nightgown or throw on raggedy clothes. Knowing that I plan to take an outfit photo motivates me to work my wardrobe much more than ever before!!

Sunday We had a family picnic and this is what I wore. I also managed to keep my white shorts clean which is a huge feat. The white tank underneath wasn't so lucky. Thank goodness for the button down to hide the sauce stain!

My husband said my outfit was "very picnic appropriate". That made me giggle.
 Shirt: J.Crew Perfect Shirt Shorts: Old Navy Tank: ????
Shoes: Havianas
And then I decided to glam it up a bit by adding a half strip of lashes.
Because don't you wear eyelashes to your family picnic in the park?
Monday On the agenda- swim lessons and the grocery store

I love this skirt. It's orange and grey, came with a belt and has pockets. I have another in y…