Summer Break Is Over

Well we made it through summer break.

The girls started school this past Monday.

They woke up around 5 am and got ready right away and were walking around with their heavy school supply filled backpacks for 2 hours.  They tried to be super quiet for my sake, and not bother me cause they know I don't get much sleep at night yet. I guess they played with Leo in the crib next to me for awhile so he would be quiet for me too.  They are such sweet girls and I will admit I do miss them during the day.  They are so willing to help with Camden and Leonard.

Whoops kinda got carried away there for a bit.
They are loving school, sure its only been a week, but I'm hoping that they continue to love it as the year goes on.

Camden had to get in on all the picture taking action before the first day too.  

I love the first day of school pictures cause its the perfect time to compare at how much my girls have grown and this past year they have grown a LOT! 

It literally blows my mind!! I know kids grow fast but just seeing this jump is unreal! My grown up girls!


Mommy Style Monday: What I Wish I Knew

Good day to you all! Thanks for stopping by.

I had so much fun doing a fashion post link up that I jumped at the chance to do another link up with some more fabulous bloggers, for a series called Mommy Style Monday.

Like the name suggests for the most part its style/fashion minded.  So to my surprise the first topic I get has nothing to do with fashion or style. Gotta tell ya I was a little relieved. I'm still learning the ways of trying to be fashionable. The topic is "what i wish i knew" about being a mom.

Okay, lets dive into this head on.

So here is my list of what I wish I knew about being a mom before becoming a mom:


I know what your probably thinking:

"that's not even an answer" "nobody wishes that!?" "she's crazy"  "liar"

As I thought about this topic over the last couple weeks, I just could not come up with something that I wish I knew. Maybe if I was asked this questions in my new mom life i would probably have a list of 100 things. But then I thought, well maybe I can't think of anything is because I'm glad I didn't know what I was doing (and still don't).

I really am not the type of person that needs to know what's coming or really thinks to far ahead and I try not to dwell on the past.  I'm glad for my lows and highs. I feel like I am a better mom for failing so many times.

Evelyn now almost 9

Amelia- coming up on 7
Camden my crazy 3 year old toddler

Leonard my sweet and cranky 3 month old

I'm glad that everything I went through with each one of my kids was a surprise. Bonus,my kids still love me and want to hang out with me even though I think I'm royally screwing up most days. 👍

real life mothering at it's finest people.

I'm probably like way off the mark on this topic, but there you have it folks.  I've never been one to really follow the rules exactly anyway. I'm a rebel, just don't mention that to my kids, cause they need to follow every direction and rule they are given, for all time, forever and ever.

Thanks for reading and looking at pictures of me with my babies. 

Want to see what the other moms are sharing? Well, you're in luck, I have those right here for you.

Kiana // Glitter & Donuts
Madeline // CaseyLand
Monica // It's All About
Beverly // What a Day
Justine // Little Dove
Amy // Harris Inc.

Think you might want to join Mommy Style Monday for the next link up? Stop by Kiana or Madeline's Blogs and sign up!! 

Thanks for reading my nonsense! Now, you go and have a great day! 


Peace, love & unicorns

A few days ago I was just sitting and enjoying a quiet night,  just looking at my sweet sleeping babe in my arms and thinking about life.  Its a scary time to be alive. So much hate and fear, but I only thought about that for just a brief moment, then my thoughts turned to all the reason why its such an amazing time to be alive.  

I've come to realize that the things going on around the country right now, that should be scaring me out of my mind right now, honestly have don't affect me that way.  I feel a great sadness, but I don't have any fear.  

I have been blessed with faith and courage, to not let these things bother me. Its a gift I am very grateful for, especially raising my sweet children in a world of turmoil. 

I'm going to continue to spread love & laughter in my tiny little corner of the world and try my best to be an example of what we want in this world. I love my God and my Country and I want people to feel safe and not be fearful. 

Anyway, that was some heavy stuff, I thought I should just pop in and say a few things about all the crazy going on. Seems to me that people are capable of coming together, aka, Pokémon GO. I don't play it but it makes me smile, and laugh at how quickly its spreading so much joy, weird joy, but joy nontheless. The world can be good, we just need to find it and be apart of it.

Peace, love, & unicorns to you all


Keep gettin' it summer challenge

I thought I'd give a little update on my summer challenge.

Its not going super great.

I've been sticking with the eating better, that's much easier right now than trying to find the time to get a consistent work out in. I would love to be able to wake up before the kids and get in a workout.  Lets be honest, that ain't happening until sweet little baby actually sleeps at night.

Even with not getting to work out as much after a few weeks of not weighing myself I stepped on the scale the other day not expecting any change, and I lost 3 lbs. HUH? I was a little confused, but they do say that its mostly about the food you consume.  Oh well I'll take it!

Slow and steady, I don't like to lose too fast.  So I have a few pictures for ya.

I realize now that i should have put the start on the left and the current on the right, but oh well.

It seems the only consistent thing about my summer challenge is water spots on all the mirrors in my house and how I hold my phone taking pictures. LOL!

Just for a comparison of where I actually really started here is a picture of me from the blogging event I attended in April at 3 weeks postpartum.

Cheers to making small changes and small progress.  Progress is progress and should be celebrated!!! 

Have an awesome day! 


How I wore it for How We Wore It

Greetings you lucky finders of this post.  You are in for a real treat today. My very first totally awkward outfit post.  

A few weeks ago, after reading a couple of friends How we wore it outfit posts, I was intrigued at the idea of doing something like this myself.  I've got about 9 months left before 30 and it's something I haven't done before, and I like a challenge, on occasion.  I thought about it for a few days then signed up to do the link up for July.  My thought process was that with the amount of people that probably sign up, I would surely not be selected to do such a thing, but since you're reading this that's not how things panned out. 

I got the email to participate and I was slightly panicked.  There was a way out, a blurb at the end of the email that could have set me free..."PS. If for some reason you need to sit this week out let me know ASAP."  I could have very well taken it, but that's not me. I'm not a quitter. 

So lets get this started :) 

This month the lovely Deidre (the brainchild behind how we wore it posts) was inspired by fitness/relaxed look for this month.  Perfect! I basically live in leggings and relaxed baggy clothes, cause 4 months postpartum isn't really my clothing/body jam portion of life.  

Then I saw the inspiration photo from Looks for Lovelies, seriously, DANG, she is fly!  Again, I literally just had a baby and I am not in shape, or trendy, or anything you'd normally think of when outfit post comes to mind so, I called upon my personal stylist/older sister Mallory and we got to work. 

You guys it was a million degrees, and humid as heck taking pictures. I was sweating bullets within the first 10 seconds, but we totally Tim Gunn'd it. 

Here I am in poses I like to call "What's that over there!" & "Sassy crosswalk signal"

Oh yes I am also supposed to talk about my outfit I am wearing. 
 I call my look
"I make people of Walmart look good"

Shirt: Walmart
Leggings: Walmart
Shoes: Walmart Clearance
Shades: Men's H&M (borrowed from sister) here is a similar pair

Can't change location, just change something else then.  My personal stylist said knotting my shirt would work and look awesome.  It took some getting used to, cause the shirt does come up a bit and I wasn't confident it would look good, but I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone even more and I'm actually okay with this look. I wouldn't wear a knotted shirt a lot but I guess on occasion.  

This is literally my go to every day look.  I feel comfortable in it, and it makes taking care of my 4 kids easier cause I can move in it.  I'm not trying to suck in to get those jean to zip or constantly pulling my jean back up over my ba-dunk-a-dunk. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my look for How We Wore it.
Don't forget to check out all these lovely ladies that participated with me. 
Seriously, all knock outs! 

Deidre // Deidre Emme
Ruth // My Little Nest
Jenn //What You Make It
Kiana // Glitter & Donuts
Jessica // Mason Jars and Lemon Bars
Alyssa // Pinsent Life
Sierra // Sierra's View
Madeline // CaseyLand
Riley // Riley Jo Blog
Samantha //The Samantha Show
Jen //Jam tart boutique
Beverly // What a Day
Brooklyn // Brooklyn Jolley
Amber // Amber Nicole blogs
Shelbie // 365 With RyGuy and I
Jenn // Give This Girl Coffee
Kelsi // Lovestrong
Justine // Little Dove
Chelsea // Tessa Marie
Monica // It's All About

Oh and be brave and sign up for next months How We Wore It, head on over to Deidre's for more details. 
And basically, trying to take pictures in your front yard with a toddler is fun.
He was hiking into the shots and then started poking me with a stick he found. It was a great time. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...