Kids running and smiling through the patch, finding the perfect pumpkin, delicious cider–all the things you imagine when you visit a Pumpkin Patch with your family, Well as anyone with young kids can tell you, things don’t always go as planned. Thankfully, this isn’t my first time at the rodeo so here are my tips for a successful visit to your local pumpkin patch this fall!
Oh exercise. Don’t most of us have a love/hate relationship with the thing? Love the way it makes us feel, hate everything else about it. Well over the years my relationship with fitness has started to lean almost completely towards love with only a little bit of hate 😉
Hope you all had a beautiful weekend! We really did…went by quickly as they always do, but we got a lot done and had a lot of fun too 🙂
We started Friday off by hitting up the pool after the gym…I love that we have a pool in the neighborhood which means I get to enjoy it but don’t have to maintain it lol
Saturday morning we were up bright and early to hit up NASA in the park. It was really awesome! I kind of expected it to be lame honestly but it was really neat with food trucks, live music and lots of kid friendly exhibits.
This striped maxi dress was perfect for such a hot day! I was seriously sweating my face off but this dress is really light so it helped!
Despite the heat though, the kids had a great time!
Louis loved the rock climbing wall–he didn’t go very high but he was so proud of himself!
We finished our visit by feeding the ducks and meeting a space ranger–Louis was thrilled I promise!
Sunday we celebrated two great dads in our lives, Joe and my dad right down the street 🙂 After a delicious brunch (thanks mom!!) the kids napped at my parents while Joe and I ran to Home Depot and Target. Believe it or not, Joe said it was a perfect Father’s Day…he’s a keeper 🙂
Mascara and coffee are going to be essential to getting me through this day! Who are we kidding?? WEEK. Here’s hoping it’s a good one!
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Have you seen La La Land? I am so obsessed with it! I have the record, the DVD and am one step away from buying a poster for my bedroom–just kidding on that one, but seriously love this movie!
Emma Stone wears super twirly, gorgeous dresses and skirts throughout the film and I was totally thinking of that when I picked out this outfit!
My purse and skirt are both from the WWW collection at Target…I have so many things from them and am always impressed with the quality and trendiness of their offerings.
Little miss LOVES the La La Land soundtrack so of course she had to get in on the twirling action!
It was crazy hot this day so a hat and shades were necessary! I do not do well in the humidity so I’m trying to adjust and these two are helping!
Hope you find a chance to laugh and twirl this week!
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The clutch was made by me and my gal pal in a sewing class we took here in Huntsville. It was crazy hard and I haven’t sewn anything since lol. We didn’t even take the class that long ago but I legit could not make this again to save my life. Guess sweet homemade Halloween costumes are not in my kids’ future! #momfail
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The Little White Dress. Summer’s answer to the LBD. Perfect for graduations and all the festivities that come with spring and summer!
I was lucky enough to wear this GORGEOUS white dress for the Anthropologie Spring Show and it is so perfect! Lined nicely which is so important when you’re picking out a white dress and super flattering. I went down a size from my usual which I think helps the fringe lay better.
It’s a little pricey so I’ve linked up some other options below.
I don’t think baby blue and red is a color combo that quickly comes to mind for most people, but I love it! Red and navy blue is a go to combo for most, but I think the softer blue is such a nice juxtaposition to the bold red.
My go to accessories lately are these red sunglasses and a bandana. I find myself sneaking both of these items into as many outfits as I can! I’ve worn this bandana around my neck, on my wrist and here on my purse.
To anchor this bold look, I went with cognac accessories…this old Gap satchel and my beloved leopard slides.
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Last I week I was honored to walk in the Huntsville Anthroplogie Spring Fashion Show–let me tell you, it was just what this girl needed!
It was so much fun to be pampered and surrounded by beautiful clothes and amazing women! It didn’t hurt that this polka dot two-piece was absolutley speaking my language either! It looks like the pants are sold out online but if you’re lucky enough to live near an Anthro, RUN and see if you can snag them!
Us models (feels funny to say that!) had so much fun hanging backstage and getting to know one another. There are a lot of awesome, creative women here in Huntsville! We also got to enjoy some yummy snacks, like macarons and Fruigees. It’s all about balance guys. Lol. Stay tuned for a giveaway on Instagram from the Fruigees folks this week!
The other thing that was so neat about this event was that it brought together so many amazing local vendors. The folks from Fringe were magicians with hair & makeup!
The stunning food was provided by The Chef Next Door with the most adorable placards from Salt & Paperie. Sweets were from Huntsville’s very own Macaron extraordinaire, Whisk. Old Frond had the most gorgeous center pieces accenting the whole venue–wish I’d gotten to snag one lol!
My husband took these pictures but there was also the amazing Meghan snapping away.
I definitely plan to attend or hopefully be apart of the Fall fashion show!
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Ours was better but we are still struggling with my grandpa’s health and a different routine. Trying to make lemonade out of lemons over here.
Friday started off with stripes day! Joe was such a trooper and helped me deck everyone out in stripes for some photos at the Madison library 🙂
On Saturday we did our first swim lesson!
As you may expect from Judy’s facial expression, she was not having it. Home girl does not like to be told what to do. It was kind of a disaster. She liked it at first but as soon as they told her to blow bubbles, float on back, etc…she just cried and cried. Fingers crossed that next week is better! Louis was of course a champ and even demonstrated some of the moves for the class lol.
We then went to Home Depot and did some planting…it was gorgeous weekend here! Also, had to buy a new dishwasher so I feel like we’re bleeding money which always sucks.
This tote from Target came quite in handy for carrying all our plants and junk around though! Very lightweight plus it has interior pockets and zips close.
It’s going to be a busy week…Anthropologie fashion show on Thursday and getting ready for our carpet and dishwasher install.
I’ll be honest with you, I am getting very overwhelmed with everything that is going on but I’m trying to keep focused on my family, my little corner of the world.
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