This was one of the shortest weekends EVER. Joe’s contract allows him to have an alternate work schedule, meaning he gets to take every other Friday off but sadly it was not this week. Then I worked on Saturday, which basically made our weekend feel like it was one day. Gah! Oh well, we just crammed as much family time in as we could.
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 😉
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We are heading into the holiday weekend friends! For me the 4th has always felt like halfway point of summer and I just cannot believe we are already there! So now that we’re here, let’t talk about what to wear!
These earrings really are a no-brainer at $24 and this pom pom hat is speaking my name…I have a birthday reward to spend and I am thinking of pulling the trigger on this one. Tassels, pom poms and now bows! This blue bow front top is an extra 50% off and is so stinking cute. I would pair this white jeans and tan sandals for now and then over a striped tee when the temps cool. And we cannot forget the littles…can’t you just see Louis and Judy in this star tee and too sweet popsicle dress?!
Hope you all have a great holiday weekend!!
I love me a nautical look….I can’t help it. I am pretty sure I have three pairs of pants of just like these. I like what I like!
This particular pair of pants was the result of stalking JCrew and waiting for a sale. Finally, I scored–and got these for around $30! Time and money well spent! Not sure if my husband would agree with that statement but let’s not digress.
So, whenever I wear something nautical, I always want to pair it with navy or stripes. It is just the perfect pairing…like Audrey Hepburn and Rome or pork chops and applesauce (Seriously. Don’t knock it till you’ve rocked it). This bell sleeve top balances out the volume of the pant and I love the crisp and shape and classic color..unfortunately it is from last year but I did link a cute similar one from Nordstrom!
These espadrille sneakers were a major score..found them on clearance at my local Target for $8 so naturally I bought two colors and have been loving them! They fit true to size and are super comfortable. The little platform made them perfect for keeping these longer chinos off the ground but didn’t make me feel unstable and allowed for running around after the kids!
Hope everyone has a great week!
SHOP THE LOOK
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!
SHOP THE LOOKS!
Most of you are probably familiar with SheIn, CupShe, AliExpress, ChicWish and other trendy retailers that ship directly from China. These sites are all awesome and I actually blogged about Ali last year –love being able to avoid the middle man and just buy the cute clothes straight from the source.
I was recently introduced to another one of these type shops called, ToSave. They reached out to me see if I would like to try some of their products and this adorable top immediately caught my eye! I will say that it runs small like most of the offerings from these sites–I ordered a small and should’ve ordered the medium. But for $5, I’ll make it work!
Have you guys tried these type of online shops? What do you think of them?
I was gifted this item but the opinion is my own 🙂
Oh Louis. You have been in a rush since the day you were born (3.5 weeks early!)…you are the most articulate, spirited, sweet and crazy four year old I have ever known and I am so grateful to be your mama!
This past weekend (his birthday is actually June 6) was all about celebrating this special boy and while I didn’t manage to get many pictures (Doh!) you can believe, this was a weekend full of love and fun!
Joe’s parents, brother and sister all came down from Maryland for the weekend so we got the party started by going out for pizza! Wore this awesome ruffled WWW dress, which hid the pizza belly! #winning
The next morning it was on to the Botanical Garden first thing. Right now there is a dinosaur exhibit and the kids just love it! It was kind of muggy here as rain was rolling in for the weekend so this lightweight cotton dress was perfect for strolling the garden. Plus I felt like Dorothy which is always a good feeling!
Later in the day was party time! We kept it small with just family and a close friend with her boys. It was perfect and Louis kept saying how happy he was to have everyone at his house. See? Sweet as can be! He got lots of great toys, including the clubhouse we got them…excited for a fun summer in the backyard!
We had such fun spoiling this boy and I cannot believe I have a four year old. True what they say, the days may be long (and some are very long!) but the years are short. Love my babies so much.