Today I had a much needed lazy day. I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but it seems to be the days when I finally slow down that I realize how tired I am, and I feel so much more exhausted trying to relax! This weekend though we don’t have any plans really, other than working a little at home and such – besides Anika. My little lady is a lucky girl because one of my friend’s ended up with an extra ticket to the Seattle Mariners game Sunday and she invited her to ride up with their whole family. Needless to say Anika hasn’t slept well the past two nights because she is so excited! I’m so happy she gets to have this experience.
About this dress – I bought it a couple months ago on a whim from some little store in the mall because I just fell in love with the mint green color. I’m also loving the maxi dress + jean jacket look and it’s so comfortable as well.
PS. Love that little tree in the background? Haha! It’s been in the pot forever, and just recently broke the pot and began toppling over. We need to dig it up and either replant it or get rid of it… just one more little thing on my to-do list. 😉
Last week the sun was shining bright and we absolutely loved it. The kids and I played in the backyard and had a picnic, pretending that it was summer time. There’s something about the sun that just brings out everyone’s spunk – they were full of playfulness and teasing!
As stressful as life can be with babies, it gets pretty crazy the older they get. Now I look at the calendar hoping to find a day (or even an evening) that doesn’t have multiple appointments, practices, or events on it.
We tend to be on the go and in the car quite a bit, and the kids are always hungry as soon as we pull out of the driveway! I’m sure it’s partly because they think I’ll just stop somewhere and get them something to eat, but generally I’ve already got something packed to let them snack on.
One of the things they love to have is Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches. The think they are fun and taste great. I love them because they have no high-fructose corn syrup in them or artificial flavors. To top it off they are also organic, and although I don’t purchase everything organic, there are certain foods I prefer to be – and I certainly love the fact that these are.
Stonyfield has Yo Baby pouches, Yo Toddler pouches, and Yo Kids pouches. The kids have devoured every flavor I have given them without complaints! They are sold in many stores – here’s a list to see if they are near you.
I know these crazy days shall too pass by before I know it, and I’ll be looking back longing to relive just one more day.
Sometimes silly sunny days help you regain perspective on life.
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Both Anika and I had a great time watching and learning more from Macy’s and Lawrence Zarian. Anika was left in awe of this newly discovered fashion world and was even able to step on the runway and take a photograph with Lawrence Zarian himself. Until last year I didn’t even know that Macy’s held amazing and free events like this! I would definitely keep a look out in your area for Macy’s events in the future!
Pinks, yellows, and orange floral designs everywhere made me long for warmer weather, and the flower displays from Wendy Morgan were absolutely stunning. In the middle of the lower level floor was a gorgeous art display of a woman with an umbrella.
There is something so magical to have a world of flowers and natural beauty, and then to pair it with fashion creates this stunning, timeless classic and innocent beautiful look. My must haves for this spring are:
1. A new spring/floral flared dress
2. A winged satchel
3. A couple new bold necklaces
I love Macy’s, and Seattle’s Macy’s only made me fall in love more. Spring styles and spring in general is one of my favorite times of the year!
|Sweater: NY Collection, Jeans: Hudson, Necklace: Maurice’s|
This week is full of new adventures. Today I had what seemed like meetings upon meetings. The kind of day that you know is going to be busy so far in advance that your stomach is in knots just wondering how you will pull it off. As I went jogging with a friend tonight after everything was said and done I had a huge sigh of relief knowing that I did it!
The company that I work for is in the process building a new facility and our move date is scheduled next month. Lots of changes happening soon and as I’m sure you know, even good changes can be hard and scary too. Then we had a P.T.S.O. (parent teacher student organization) meeting and I admit I have been putting the agenda off and procrastinating because I was feeling overwhelmed. Over half of the board members aren’t participating and its frustrating for a newby like me who is just guessing what to do next. Luckily there has been a handful of parents that have been more than supportive. I felt renewed after the meeting.
The rest of the week is filled with a conference in Portland. Its a Culinolgy conference put on by the Research Chefs of America. I was invited to attend the 4 day long event with a media pass and learn more about the research side of the food industry among many other things. It’s going to be challenging schedule wise, but I’m excited. I love learning. I love peering into other people’s careers and ideas, and I am happy to hear about the latest in food trends. I can’t wait to share it with you!
Unfortunately our beautiful days were short lived and winter is back in full force, making this week a drastic change with nearly freezing temperatures, rain, hail, and snow. Here in Oregon it’s a running joke that all of those things plus sun can happen within one hour! It’s totally true too.
The kids were beyond excited to pick out new outfits and were running around like they owned the store; grabbing polk-a-dot girls leggings and striped shirts to try on.
An hour later we finally decided on the perfect outfits: an “Awesome” navy girls tunic with jeggings and sparkly loafers for Anika.
Emma decided on a grey tunic and cropped skinny twill pants. She also bought another blouse and polk-a-dot leotards.
Noah is styling in his new checkered button front shirt, dark blue 5 pocket twills, and the cutest little fedora I have ever seen.
With an additional coupon for 20% when you spend $30 or more (good through 3/12/14) we purchased everything for just over $100. It’s pretty hard now-a-days to keep any trip under $100, let alone clothes shopping for 3 kids, so we were very happy.
Hopefully the sun will soon return but for now they can dream with their new clothes!
More love for myself. For life.
I still am generally a quiet person until I get comfortable and familiar with people. I listen more than I speak. I still bite my tongue sometimes, but am so proud of myself when I reflect back to what I overcame.
This song by Sara Bareilles is so motivating. I have always loved her music, and this one has been on replay a lot that last couple days.
Can you put your fears aside, say what you want to say, and move on? In the end, all that really matters is that you lived a life that you loved.
Tell me, how big is your brave?