Tuesday, April 16, 2013

four eyes

I've worn glasses for 30 years! They are so much a part of face that I like strange(and a bit tipsy)without them. Long gone are the days of having to pay $400 for a pair! I scored this pair of aqua specs from zenni optical for ...are you sitting down? Seriously, you might need a chair...$20! Yes, that includes the lenses with my fairly intense prescription. One week and  $25 bucks(with delivery) later, I've got a brand new and  pretty awesome pair of glasses.  

*I wasn't paid or compensated in any way for this post but if zenni wanted to offer me free pair of glasses#callme#maybe

Monday, April 15, 2013

sunny side up

details:dress-f21/cardigan-target/shoes-steve madden

Two thoughts today:
  • A sunny yellow dress is the perfect cure for a case of the Mondays.
  • The first bare leg outing of the year is FRIGHTENING! {good lord, mama needs some sun and a few bootcamp workouts to whip those things into shape!}
and, I just referred to myself as mama{and in third person!}on the Internet...awkward;) 

Sunday, April 14, 2013



I've been all about my business. Really putting myself out there. It's exhilarting and terrifying! I participated in my first bridal show{for non-traditional couples!}and I the best time, despite my growing social anxiety{ain't nobody got time for that!}. So life has become proposal writing, following up with contacts and not much else-unless you count Real Housewives reunions and quiet nights with the pup and my husband;) I finally got a new camera! Cue the photo dump in 3, 2, 1...

Thanks for indulging me:) Have a happy and relaxing Sunday!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

three things on a thursday

{1 2 3 }

Random things bouncing around my head on a Thursday.

1. Obsessed with these string chandeliers! They may play a big role in an upcoming event.

2. Dr. Scholl's- I'm bringing old school back for summer!#partylikeits1982

3. Confession-most of our Netflix queue is filled with food documentaries. To take a break from my urban garden fantasies we decided to watch The Imposter . It's a true tale about a missing Texas boy that turns up three years later in Spain. Or does he? The story is bizarre and totally proves the point that the truth is most often stranger than fiction!

Happy Thursday!     

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

mint to be


I've been looking for a vintage leopard coat for about a million years! I found a few on Etsy that met my requirements{slightly oversized, a large collar, the perfect length}but they were more than I wanted to spend. I was quickly outbid for the ones I fell for on eBay. A few weeks ago I stopped into Forever21 on a whim and I spotted this on the sale rack for....wait for it....$20! I know!!!  I wore it out a couple of weeks ago and I'm pretty sure my daughter gave me the stink eye;) I don't think she approves of it, but me and this coat, we were meant to be!
This color palette was inspired by this photo. I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Mint, cobalt, gold and a little bit of leopard for good measure.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

black swan


You know you're out of the blogging swing of things when all of your pics turn out awkward and of kilter. Considering that's been my state of mind as of late, I would say they turned out better than expected!

These are from a week or so ago{mother nature dumped an inch or 7 of snow on us and I'm currently typing this in my pj's-glamorous!}Anyway, I needed a little pick me up and a favorite dress always does that for me. And, these boots!  They were a Christmas gift from Doug and I've been living in them ever since! I realize this glowing praise is not helpful because a). you can't even see the damn boots in any of these pictures and b). boot season is over for many of you! But, trust me when I say they are the bombdotcom!

Monday, March 4, 2013



Oh, hey::waves:: Are you still here? A small breather turned into a long blogging hiatus. I've missed this place. I've missed being a small part of a community that made me feel connected. In all honesty, things got heavy around here for a while. They still are. The holidays are never easy for me emotionally and I think by the end of the year I'm all tapped out. I'd also hoped that I'd get pregnant this past year. And, it's not happening. I'm sad that something that has happened so easily for me in the past is not working now. I'm panicked because I'll be 40 in six months and I had set some kind of {arbitrary}deadline that I had to have a baby by 40 if I was going to have another one. Maybe this is the universe's way of way telling me I'm not in control of all the things. Predictor kits, thermometers, charts,vitamins,stalking infertility boards,apps...they've kind of taken over and there's a two week period every month where I'm living in limbo, holding my breath and followed by crushing disappointment. I also feel guilty because I have four great kids and I know that there are many who are struggling to have one. Do I even have a right to feel upset? 

And, so I withdrew from something I used to enjoy so much because sometimes it's to hard to camouflage the sadness. I'm sure that's more than you ever wanted to know;)  But, I'm back and in a better place! Thank you so much for the emails and the "girl, where are you?" IM's. It's nice to know people are thinking about you!