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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!


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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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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Flo-rida!

So our “vacation” has came and went in what felt like a blink of the eyes! (Doesn’t it always?!) I use the term vacation with quotes because…well..traveling with a baby, I wouldn’t call exactly a vacation. Both girls I feel had their boat rocked in terms of routines, which I know for sure comes as part of the baggage of the fun.  We ended up moving our flights up, just because the thought of wanting to get up again at 4 in the morning to go to the airport made us want to poke our eyes out with a dull crayon. Anywho! We didn’t make it to any theme parks, which to be 100% honest….I ain’t losing any sleep over it! Everything a theme park entails makes me tired just thinking about it! Here’s just a quick little review of some of the “stops” we made during our time in the sunshine state!


Marriott World Center Resort-  this was the resort and conference center that was the whole reason we came down, as it was where my husbands work conference was.  I must say, in terms of resorts for family friendly, this one has to be pretty high up the list! It not only boasts numerous pools, it has a very baby/toddler friendly splash pad, as well as many outdoor activities to keep kiddos entertained!  Kennedy was a big fan!

 

Orlando International Drive Outlet Mall- I’ve been to this outlet mall several times, but each time I leave, I have one teeny tiny ounce wish I lived down here to go anytime I wanted!  They have pretty much every outlet store you could expect, the ones that draw me in are the Victoria’s Secret, the stretch of the children’s stores (Gymboree, carters, Justice for the big girl of course), and of course the old faithfuls of GAP and Nike. The place also sure knows what they’re doing, putting a fidget spinner kiosk at the entrance to the place. *cue spending $30 on two emoji print time wastes…*

 

Disney Springs- Without going to an actual park this time around, it still was nice going to Disney Springs to get the spirit of all the excited park-goers.  The highlight for me was for sure Sprinkles cupcakes! We didn’t do the ATM because we wanted to make sure we were getting the freshest of the fresh, but my goodness, those cupcakes are a special gift for my belly. Those are as smooth as butta!

 

Winter Park- my sister lives in this adorable community, so we spent a little time there and saw what new has came around! We stopped at their just opened Nordstrom Rack! All the heart eyes– I’ll be sharing my buys here soon!  I love going to Nordstrom Rack to begin with, but one that’s brand new that is still so organized and fresh was just on point.  My sister and brother in law also took me to a restaurant called “The Coop” which was ON POINT you guys! If you love southern hearty delicious food, with the CUTEST grandmas kitchen/shabby chic mix decor, make sure to stop by this joint! We finished out our time in Winter Park with a stop by the ol’ shake shack!

 

Winter Garden village– this was a surprising little stop for us on the trip– not only did it help that it was just around the corner from my dads house, and also had a target *cough* hello happy place– it had a lot of the regular go-tos, but it also had a Forever 21 with a Forever21 red included- I’d never heard of what this was before, but cue good old google, I found that it has all of the cheapest of the cheap goods of forever 21 in one spot! What’s better than that?! I’ll be sharing the finds here shortly!

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Getting the hang of things

Having two kids has felt like such a weird transition, and let me explain why. We were so used to having just Kennedy for so long, and it was the absolute normal, that I never knew how we were going to be able to bring another little one into our tribe and things still feel right.  Well, once little Madison made her way to this world, just like all moms of 2+ kids say, your heart grows enormously and the love just continually grows so much– I have completely felt this way, and for the most part, everything along the way with Maddie as a baby had been a treat rather than a challenge, like a first baby usually seems. 


I say all of this, because the one thing that had heightened my anxiety about having two kids has 100% been traveling. We haven’t really done any since Madison has came, other than an hour away, but this trip to Florida to visit my family has had my anxiety level on a scale of 1-10, at about a 35. Trying to make sure you have everything you need, along with keeping both children happy and entertained, along with as comfortable as they are at home has made me so stressed!! It doesn’t help that the little one has had a cold/teething, but the trip has thrown her off of her routine that she thrives on, and Lordy bee, she’s let us know she’s not happy with us! We’re making the best of it though, and hoping this sun will show its shiny face for us a little while we’re here! 


Well, here we are!

SO! If you’ve found your way here, welcome!  I posted the picture above as it was the most current picture I have of the little fam bam.  You might be asking where the other member of our family, Kennedy is.  You can bet she was in her room, locking her self in, being the most DRAMATIC self she knows she can be, all because she didn’t like her dress.  Well…when you’re dealing with a 5 year old, there’s really only so much you can do, so family pictures with just our little Maddie were what came of it!  It’s too bad, it probably would’ve been one of the last time I could’ve gotten pictures done of the little girl without huge gaps of missing teeth in her mouth!

Well, onto other things!  There seem to be many reasons I come up with myself on why I’ve never started a blog.  It seems to hard…how do people come up with content constantly….I know nothing about it….I won’t be photographic enough….the list goes on and on.  After years of spending my quiet time before bed sitting on my phone or Ipad looking at all the bloggers that I love, and wishing I could do what they’re doing, I’ve finally came to the point of “Why not?!”.  No, things aren’t going to be exactly as I think they will— No, I’m not going to be the best— but I really want to be able to put my time and passion into this baby now, and to be able to document this wonderful life that I’m blessed to have! So, keep checking back, and enjoy the suburb life we’ve grown into and keep up with the lambs!!