Sunday, March 10, 2013

What I Wore Sunday {3}

For the second weekend in a row, my husband is out of, this has to be super quick...again.  My kitchen is a disaster, and we have guests arriving early tomorrow morning.  {Dishes are the worst--they just keep comin' and comin'}. 
Anyway, I had to get ready this morning with a baby in my arms.  My daughter is very happy and funny and sweet...but she is also very stubborn.  She is going through a phase where she needs to be in my arms, like all the time.  Unless of course, she decides she would like to explore and then it's like, "See ya later, Mom," until a unsuspecting bystander looks at her...and then it's over.  "Wahhhhh, Mamamma!!!" 
Needless-to-say, I didn't get a shower.  And my hair is in a ponytail.  And I am wearing yesterday's eye make-up, with a little fresh added over the top.  Enjoy! :)

And one more thing, I had to use the self-timer again.

Just nice enough outside for heels.

My outfit needed a little bit of color. 
I chose a green bracelet, too, but it ended up in the backseat
 with Gemma so she wouldn't is still in the backseat.

Pretty detailing on the back on my shirt.

All About It:
Shirt - Ross
Black jeggings - Ross (I think)...I like them because they are pants (with pockets and all), but I feel like I am wearing leggings = so comfortable.
Earrings - So old, no idea.
Bracelet - Oh, wait...
Shoes - Mossimo; $3 at a {friend's} garage sale = score!

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Monday, March 4, 2013

What I Wore Sunday (2)

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I had good intentions of making this about more than just what I wore to Mass yesterday, but I have a busy week ahead, and if I waited until I had time to sit down and write something worth reading, it could take days... 
So, all about the clothes it is :)
My hubs was out of town this weekend, so I had to use the self timer and take a
really far away picture...and when I zoomed in, it got blurry.  Sorry.

I heart fun, big rings.

So ready for flats!!  I got away with wearing them to Mass yesterday, and then it snowed today.
  That's Colorado weather for you.

If you know me in real life, you know I wear these earrings a couple times a week. 
They have so many shades of color in them that I can get away with wearing them with just about anything.
The Rundown:
Pink skinny jeans:  Jalate Jeans via TJ Maxx
Gold sweater-ish type shirt:  Issi via TJ Maxx
Perfect white tee: It's my sister's, and I think she got it at Ross...but the brand is Ambiance, and they make the most comfortable, long, stretchy tee shirts and layering tanks ever.  I have their tanks in black, gray, and white, and I wear one pretty much everyday under my shirt (perfect for nursing--normal shirt comes up, tank pulls down...nursing for 3+ years straight at this point, I am pretty much a professional ;)) 
Flats:  NY & Company
Ring:  Anthropologie
Earrings:  Anthropologie
And since Augustine got some love last weekend...and because she is the most precious thing ever, here is Gemma in her Sunday best (Carter's dress passed down from her cousin).

Friday, March 1, 2013

7 Quick Takes: Beaches and Little Boys are Awesome

1.  I have been daydreaming about the sun lately.  Like, I really want to be lying on a beach somewhere--relaxing, sipping cool beverages, drifting in and out of sleep, reading a good book--whilst my husband plays in the water with the kids.  Doesn't that sound nice?
Augustine, wee Gemma, and I strolling along the beach in Charleston fall 2011.

2.  However, I also really want to take Luke on a surprise trip in the fall.  Unlike the beach vacay I have been dreaming about, this trip would involve flying over an ocean and less than ideal weather...but really good soccer!  A friend of Luke's plays in the best league in the world, and one of the items on our bucket list is to go to Europe and watch him play.  The problem is, I will be saving until fall and beyond to make that trip even a it looks like I will just have to keep dreaming about the beach for now.

3.  ...Unless, in a unique turn of events, we end up moving across the country for the summer.  In that case, we will only be a couple hours from the beach, and I will be booking oceanfront accommodations for a little visit as soon as we arrive. 

4.  "Cross country move?" you ask??  "Didn't you just move across the country?"  Yes, we did, and I know the idea of moving back across the country with two kids sounds like a crazy idea...but we are a little crazy :).  It just goes to show that you never know where life will take you!  I enjoy adventures with my family, so I am trying not to get too stressed out about what could indeed be a stressful experience!  I find comfort knowing that should this possibility materialize, we plan to be back in CO for good{?} next fall.

5.  On an entirely different note, our curiosity got to us, and Luke and I finally jumped on the Downton Abbey bandwagon.  But after watching Season 1, Episode 1, we kinda need a pep talk as to why we should continue watching.  I know there are some very passionate fans out there, and I don't want to freak anyone out...but what's the big deal?  I want to like it, really, I please, tell me how awesome it is {without giving anything away}.  And make it compelling--I am all for giving it the benefit of the doubt and watching more episodes, but I have to convince my hubby...and he was less than impressed.           

6.  Speaking of television shows, Augustine has been watching some Spiderman series with his Dad for 15 minutes every night after dinner.  And I just have to say, I love the way he runs around the house, saying, "pshh, pshh, pshh," as he thrusts his hands away from his body throwing his "web."  I love seeing him act like a boy.  Last night at dinner, his cousin Tavian was over, and the two of them got into a shouting match from opposite ends of the table.  Augustine's relentless contribution to the conversation was, "No, I'm Spiderman!!!!!!!!!!  You're Batman!" 

7.  Moving our way from television to music, Augustine loves him some praise and worship.  Every evening {after the 15 minutes of Spiderman is over}, Luke takes the kids down to our basement to play and he turns on blasts praise and worship music.  As I stand in the kitchen washing dishes, my heart melts as I hear them laughing, playing, and singing to our Lord.  Often times Augustine asks me to sing him a song when I tuck him in, and lately "Wheels on the Bus" has been replaced with a request for "Bless the Lord {10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman}."  Praise and worship songs are his "Jesus songs."  Ahhh, that kid brings such joy to my life.
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