Sunday, July 27, 2014

This is Real Life

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shirt: H&M
shorts: Target
flip flops: Old Navy

Once again I find myself apologizing for a period of quiet time around here, but let me catch you up. Last week I had a few days of not feeling the greatest, I woke up with two cold sores on my lip, work was still insanely busy, and oh yeah I turned 30 - which I think I handled surprisingly well by the way! Then came the (3 day) weekend (woohoo!) but with that came a doctor's appointment, errands to run, some painting to do, a friends dinner to coordinate, more painting, some exercise, grocery store, prep for a cook out and pool time, then some more exercise. All this with a house guest for 48 hours, which can be a little tiring for this girl who's convinced her husband has successfully turned her into an introvert! 

Then I felt the energy to take pictures for an outfit post in an outfit that consisted of a tent like t-shirt that's not particularly flattering but I'm convinced is going to be the most glorious purchase I've made of all time, my one pair of maternity shorts pulled out of the dirty laundry this morning, cheap Old Navy flip flops, and hair that I didn't even give the chance to air dry before putting it up. At least I put a little make up on. And then, the lighting was all funny in my usual picture taking spot because the wall is now a dark blue and the blinds aren't up in the room right now, so I had to find a new spot which was pretty annoying. 

But let's back up because that sure does sound like a lot of complaining...that 48 hour house guest was my best friend from college who was visiting from South Carolina and that now dark blue wall that made photos difficult is part of a mostly painted soon to be nursery that she so kindly spent part a good part of her trip helping me with. I was really comfortable all day without resorting to yoga pants and not doing my hair means it took me about 20 minutes to get ready, leaving plenty of time for pedicures together before she had to head out of town. Then this afternoon was one-on-one time with my husband, and as much as I love my girl time, I missed that this weekend. We went to see a movie, walked around the mall, and grabbed dinner. I even got to cash in the husband's pick any birthday dessert you want offer that we decided to postpone until today after stuffing our faces with dinner on my actual birthday Thursday night. So now excuse me while I go have some of that lemon meringue pie that's waiting for is good!


  1. so glad you are doing well! sometimes we have to dress for whatever our day entails and not worry about it, and that is ok! if you ran into me on a weekend you'd never think i actually took my blog seriously, haha.

  2. Busy isn't always bad, it sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. Happy belated birthday!

  3. I found myself busier than all heck when I was pregnant too - I think we try to cram as much as we can into those days of freedom or something! I'm glad you had a nice time with your friend though! And that pie sounds amazing!!

  4. You look great! I have never been pregnant but this would be such a comfortable and chic look. I love a great striped top it's always a great choice for everything! Glad your doing good! :) Hope you have a great week! :)

  5. I love that attitude!! I also love your was a good buy!

  6. Happy belated birthday Jess. 30 is a big one. And your 30th year will bring the biggest change of your life yet and add a title to you - mom. Show us the painted room when possible. Your weekend sounded lovely!