Is it fall yet

Ahhh– today finally felt like a spring day versus a smeltering summer day, and my my it was glorious.  After days in the upper 80’s day after day after day, it was quite a relief for once.  The humidity was finally to the point that my glasses don’t fog up the second I step out of the car….its the little things right?! I’ve been patiently waiting when it cools off enough regularly to finally be able to enjoy some of my purchases from the NSale! I can’t bring myself to sweating it out at work just for the sake of wearing the gorgeous pieces….but trust me…..I’ve considered it…..  I just HAD to try this new sweater on, it is just tooooo cozy to just sit there and look at me from the comfort of the closet.  And trust….this thing is SO soft. Like, I haven’t worn anything so soft before.  I sized up to make it super cozy.

 

 

With school starting Wednesday for Kennedy (insert crying face, along with excited face, along with sad face, along with happy face) I thought I’d share a couple of the items she’s picked for school clothes that she’s anxious to wear!  We tend to get more fall/winter type clothes, so she’s not able to wear too many of them now, but she picked some cute things out!


Keeping it casual

Happy Monday! I’m sure i sound just like every other mother in the world, but my gosh, how is this summer dwindling so quickly?? It seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye.  Well. To be fair, the summers for Kennedy are pretty short anyway, as her school is very close to a balanced year school schedule…she goes back in 9 days!! I’m working on getting together a back to school post, which, may be ready a closer to the time that the rest of the world is going back to school, but its coming! Since I’m always mom first, fashionista second (or i like to tell myself that it even ranks as high as second! haha) I always tend to keep my fashion on the easy casual side.  I can’t ever commit to anything too fancy, because baby food and grimey hands are inevitable.  This is one of my regular outfits, an easy flowy casual top, cutoffs, and some comfy kicks! Being able to get some statement shoes is a great easy way to be able to add to a basic outfit! I feel like I’ve been a neurotic little girl waiting for Santa recently, checking my Nordstrom app first thing each morning saying “is it coming today?! is it coming?!”  I’ve already seen that some of the items I’ve picked for my Nordstrom post have already sold out! No need to panic yet though, Nordstrom does a great job of doing restocks throughout the sale, especially when it becomes open to the public.

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NSale

Hi All! happpppy weekend to you!!! I hope you have had a great week and are so ready for a relaxing weekend! I’m looking forward to getting to spend time at the house, and continuing on my purging.  Last weekend, Kennedy’s playroom was attacked, and it looks so so much better without so much clutter and junk.  Granted, its not perfect, but much better.  But that basement. my gosh. I don’t know if I’ll come out alive.  Please keep me in your thoughts! haha!  Anyways– I, as many woman that just love shopping, jumped onto the Nordstrom website first thing yesterday to get first grabs at the new items to be on sale! I ordered a handful of items that I cant wait to come in, and can’t wait to try on and share!  Below is the separate widgets, the first of things I ended up getting, and the second of things that I was swooning over! Happy shopping!

 

addt’l items in the shoes and accessories department–

Below are all the items I ordered– the Lush cross front top wasn’t apart of the sale, just an uber good deal!!


A bright sunshiny day

Good evening everyone! Today was one of those days that has felt like 3 days in one…it just keeps going…and going… and going.  Luckily, its slowly coming to an end! The blogging is really doing a good job at helping me decompress after a long day! It might be that theres a soft thunder in the background, a little Mickey Mouse clubhouse lulling for Maddie to listen to (I’m alone with just one kid?! how does that happen??) and then the smell of a new scentsy bar put in the warmer.  Life’s good 😉  I shot this outfit recently with the hubs when it was super gorgeous one evening.  Or so I thought. I came inside from this with about 5 new bug bites…..I swear, those mosquitos hunt me down.  UGH. I wonder if those spray services that offer to spray your yard to get rid of mosquitos actually work.  I have a lot of reservations about that, because…really? Just spraying the yard? I feel like those little demons will do anything possible to get to me, so not worth the $200 spray for nothing.  ANYWHO! heres some pics and below is the widget of the items and other similar.  ALSO! like, you don’t already know (because if you follow any sort of fashion blog…you have known this for weeks) but the beloved Nordstrom anniversary sale starts for cardholders tomorrow! You best believe I have my computer all charged up and ready to go through all the goodies! I’ll have a post up after the first day of my favorite finds of the sale– Everyone enjoy your evening!!

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Weekend Insta Roundup

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and having a great summer! It’s been PERFECT summer weather in Indy, and loving being outside when we can–  On a mommy note, the heat has been killer on poor Maddie’s diaper rash– any input on advice to help is very appreciated!

I’ve been adding a lot on insta, as I’ve learned getting things together enough to do a blog post take a lot more effort than I predicted at first!  This learning has been a tad overwhelming, but also exciting and fun! Below is a review of the items in recent posts.  Some of the items are older, so not available online, but I’ve linked similar items that I also love to make a similar look! The nice thing….many are on sale that makes me want to buy them as well!!

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Its the 4th of July

Happy fourth of July everyone! We’re spending the day inside with how hot and muggy it is! Just counting down the days until the pool is installed out back, because as we’ve been saying (almost every day…) “it’d be a perfect day for the pool today!”  Oh well. The anticipation is killer!  I hope everyone has a great day celebrating our nations birthday, and enjoys a good hotdog or burger on the grill 😉 oh, and I suppose some fireworks as well (even though I despise them…yes, really.)  Below is my patriotic garb for the day, a little red white and blue action for ya!  Check the widget below to see similar items available, some at super great deals!

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The Lake House

Now that the weather has started warming up again, its got me craving the outside time! The weather was perfect last weekend when we made the trip down to Bloomington to go to a family friend’s lake house.  It was a great time to be able to spend time with the family, and get away from it all, if even for a short little snippet of time!

look at those little toofers!!

Kennedy with her grandma

talk about all the views!

Ones getting teeth, and this ones loosin them!

the gorgeous views!

 

Now that its almost the 4th of July weekend, its about time to get back into that maxin and relaxin mindset again! I can’t wait!! I’m looking forward to just hanging around the house, cooking out, and of course, watching the hubs do his fireworks (from inside of course…#SensitiveEars).  Of course, with the holidays come fabulous sales! Here’s a list of my favorites that are happening now, or getting ready to happen (including the Nordstrom Anniversary sale starting July 13!!!)

Charming Charlie is having their semi-annual sale! up to 80% off!

Express has shorts, dresses, and more at 50% off!  Along with clearance at an additional 40% off!

Old Navy has the whole store at up to 60% off!

Loft has the entire store at 50% off!

American Eagle has their entire clearance at $20 or less!

 


Monday, monday

I’m glad that I’m able to write this and say that the day is about over! Mondays, I swear, go in super slow motion…on purpose…just to torture us.  I suppose its probably the fact that I will have a 5 day weekend after this week, so its just the anticipation of it all!! blah! It’s been so beyond gorgeous here in Indianapolis the past couple days! Not exactly feeling like summer weather, and more like spring, and I am loving it! Once the sun started going down, it actually felt chilly, therefor the jeans and long sleeve in the post today! I also couldn’t help but get pics with my sweet little maddie paddy.  Big sis was at VBS, so she wasn’t able to join in, but that girl usually jumps at the chance of pictures! I just got the new lense as well, and loooving it!

My top: out of stock, similar style here; Jeans: here; Sunnies: here

Sandals (currently 25% off!): here


oh thursday <3

This week has been moving at snails speed, and I am so ready for this weekend to show its gorgeous face!  The top I’m wearing was a find from our trip to Florida at Forever 21, and a steal compared to similar tops at the higher end department stores!  Of course, when getting pics, the girls could had to get their profile snapped as well.  That Kennedy…my gosh, am I gonna have my hands full with her! Such a poser already!  She’s sporting one of the dresses we got at the Nordstrom Rack in Florida-6-22 blog 16-22 blog 26-22 blog 36-22 blog 46-22 blog 5

My Top: Forever 21  My Shorts: H&M  My Shoes: no longer available, Similar– Macy’s  Kennedy’s Dress: no longer online, similar in a romper here


My Shopping Bag

6-20-17It would be hard not to love all the trends right now with summer fashion! Espadrilles? Check! Gingham? Check! Off the shoulder? Check!  Everything above is what I’m one step away from clicking the friend/enemy button “complete checkout” on.  Links below on the items above, plus there are some great deals with shipping and $ off the more you buy! I’ll be getting most (if not all!!) the above, thanks to these awesome deals!  All the clothing I’ve linked below are under $19, and the shoes are under $34!

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