Thursday, July 30, 2015

I hope you all are having a good last week of July, can you believe it is almost August! Where is the summer going... The weather has been so beautiful here and Im loving every moment of it. With that I have been seeing a lot of floral in people outfits lately. So It reminded me to pull out this floral skirt I got a few months ago.

Floral skirts are perfect for summer days when you want to look stylish and trendy and feel comfortable. I found this perfect floral skirt from My Sister Closet, a second hand store. This skirt is J.Crew and the best part besides its fantastic fit, there are pockets!!! 

For the complete summer look, I added my Chambray shirt and Grey Flats. I decided on no necklace, to let the skirt be the statement piece. What do you all think??

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Love Letter.... To my Boyfriend Jeans

I have blogged about boyfriend jeans many times before, whether you like that style or not, it is hard to deny that they have become a staple in many wardrobes, including my own. Here are some links if you are interested in looking back at older post, about boyfriend jeans. 
Must have Jean,  Boyfriend JeansCrave or Save: Jeans }

When boyfriend jeans were first introduced, I didn't see the appeal of anything so baggy, I was all about the skinny jeans. But the boyfriend jeans of today are just loos enough, they have just the right amount of slouch. They are my go to when it comes to jeans now. They also give off a relaxed and effortless look.
Boyfriend Jeans
A love letter to..... My Boyfriend Jeans

When I met you, I knew it was love at first sight. People told me the online thing 
can be risky, a wordy description paired with a collection of pictures from a 
professional photo shoot may make you appear better than reality. 

The day you arrived at my doorstep I just admired your beauty. You were the 
perfectly crated mix of faded and distressed. You were exactly what I imagined 
in my dreams.

After just a few outings, you comforted me in all the right ways. You let me eat to
 my hearts desire. You give me all the space I need to allow me to be who I want 
to be while still protecting me. 

For all the above things I wanted to let you know how I feel......
I love my Boyfriend Jeans!

Do you love boyfriend jeans?? Where did you 
find your favorite pair?

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Motherhood with a Toddler

Tatum had a pediatrician appointment about a week ago. As I parked, I thought to myself about her first pediatrician appointment after we took her home from the hospital.  I was so nervous to leave the house, thinking I would forget something she would need. Since then, I’ve learned a few things. We’ve got our diaper bag contents down to a science.  Plus, I’ve learned to prep our bag at night  If we’re trying to get out the door and I’m packing the diaper bag last minute……something gets forgotten every single time.  I have a checklist, and restock the diaper bag each night to be sure that we’re ready for the next day.

So, what’s in our diaper bag?

Diapers– We keep at least 5 diapers with us at all times.  Do we use five diapers during an outing? Of course not.  But if I didn't pack them, I would need them all!

Diaper Wipes– Obviously needed, right? We store ours in a container that came with my diaper bag so that they stay moist. (also we fill this container, I use diaper wipes for every little mess we make throughout the day)

Sippy Cup– Tatum loves water! While we can always buy a bottle of water when we’re out and about, she still drinks from a sippy cup (we’re working on using a straw).  So we keep a clean one in our diaper bag at all times.

Snacks– A hungry toddler is about the worst thing ever.  Yup, it’s melt down central. We keep snack bars and crackers at all times.

Pacifier- Tatum used to hate being in her car seat and would cry everywhere, she is very used to it now and it great. But just in case we have her pacifier if she needs it. 

Cloth- I always keep a clean cloth in my diaper bag just in case we have a spill that doesn't pick up with a diaper wipe.

From the above statements it seems as though I would have a good hand on what it is to be a mother. But I would say I am far from that, it is tricky being a mom. Some moments I feel like I've got this done. Others I feel like I don't know what I'm doing. Some days I feel confident in how I'm raising Tatum and choices I make and others I second guess if I'm doing it right. Overall, there are super hard days, where messes are everywhere and tears are present. Then beautiful moments of snuggles and sweet words. And most days everywhere in between.  

When it comes down to it, motherhood is the hardest things I've ever done.  I had no idea how much I would love Tatum. I had no idea how tired I would be or how draining some days could be.  Being a mom is scary, overwhelming, exhausting and hard. But being a mom has also been the best thing I've ever done.  I have longed to be a mom since I was little, and know that God made me to have this role.  I have yet to get tired of folding tiny little laundry and still stop and look at her little shoes laying on our floor and can't believe we have a little girl. Its an amazing feeling! 

So as Tatum grows so do I. I have now gone through baby stage, and have entered toddler stage. Like I said before, I am learning and I will continue to share with you all what I think about motherhood and what works for Tatum and my family. 

Whats in your Toddler Diaper Bag? 

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