Monday, May 16, 2016

Mondays Are For Wine

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t-shirt: thrifted / sweater: Target / hat: Target / necklace: The Jones Market / jeans: Discount Fashion Warehouse (Express brand) / shoes: Macy's (Minnetonka brand)

When I was in college t-shirts were my favorite thing to thrift and the more random the print on it the better. I hadn't been thrifting in a really long time and finally found some time to go and found this t-shirt that says "mondays are for the bachelor and wine". Truth be told I don't watch The Bachelor and even if I did it wouldn't be on Mondays because I'd record it and then watch it in segments during my 20 minutes of peace and quiet in the mornings throughout the week. But I like wine! ;) Does that count for anything?

Friday, May 13, 2016

Blue on Blue

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shirt: Target (exact) / pants: Discount Fashion Warehouse - Express brand (similar) / shoes: Target (similar)

Bringing back a good fitting pair of flares into my closet has been really refreshing because it’s given me another option I enjoy reaching for outside of the skinny jeans that are in heavy rotation and a pair of boyfriend fit distressed jeans that have been a go-to style for me on the weekends. The length requires a heel but these peep toe booties with a chunkier heel have been the perfect option lately because they’re so comfortable that I truly don’t notice that I’m wearing heels (as long as it’s a typical work day of course). Quite a big deal for this chick who has mostly given up on her collection of heels! 

Linking up with Living in Color...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Very Happy Mother's Day

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tee: Target / sweater: Target/ jeans: Discount Fashion Warehouse (Express brand) / necklace: The Jones Market


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Mother's Day gave us gorgeous weather here in Columbus so I finally got my wish of purchasing our family membership to the zoo and taking Jacob for the first time. My favorite from the trip = Nora the 6 month old polar bear who is just recently old enough to make about an hour appearance each day. Jacob's favorite = the goats in the petting zoo area. Kyle's favorite = realizing the zoo sells beer, even though cashing in on that discovery had to wait for a future trip. ;) 

Lately I've been all about a simple, neutral look and the weekends take that concept to another level. Converse, a comfy tee, a necklace from The Jones Market is all I need most weekends, and throwing on a cardigan rather than a hooded sweatshirt when some warmth is needed makes me look a little more pulled together than I'm probably feeling. This lightweight cardigan was perfect to combat the very slight chill in the air at the beginning of our visit and then took up barely any space underneath the stroller when it was warm enough to let it go. Even better when it's one that can be worn in cold weather too like this look!

Linking up with Anne and Jenn for mom style remix... 

Monday, May 9, 2016


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It's been a long couple of weeks that's included a round of hand foot mouth disease for Jacob (miserable) and a car accident for me, and then trying to play catch up at work. Everything's starting to feel settled again, so I thought I'd bounce back with my favorite link up with Anne and Jenna to share a little bit more about life currently!


Our 5 year anniversary is coming up this weekend and I think that’s an accomplishment worth celebrating! My in-laws are coming to stay the night and watch Jacob for the evening so we just need to decide how we want to spend a date night. We don't have any family in town, so alone time typically only happens either when Jacob's asleep or when we take a day off work and still send him to daycare so I'm feeling a little bit like I'm not going to know what to do anymore! 


I’m not actively reading any books right now, but I started a reading list for when I have the energy and these are on it – On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, and Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. Our main library is just a few blocks from where I work and I used to walk down on my lunch hour if I needed to escape for a bit, but they’ve had a major renovation underway for the past year. They’re scheduled to re-open in June and I’m excited to have them back!


How serious we really are about the potential for Jacob to be an only child. A lot of the friends/acquaintances who had their first close to the time I had Jacob are pregnant with baby number 2 already, but I haven’t even had an inkling of baby fever. Thankfully nobody close to us is campaigning too hard for it (although my mother-in-law recently teased us about it) but I question whether or not we could handle it. I’m already never on time to work and always tired. So I guess either I think I’d crash and burn by adding another to the family or maybe my level of functioning couldn’t get any worse so I’m worried for nothing. ;)  


I’m not picky when it comes to coffee because of the amount of creamer I typically put in it anyway, but Starbucks coffee has never been a favorite of mine for some reason (probably the taste + cost). I recently tried their caramelized honey latte though on a coffee and park date with a friend and I think I’m hooked. I went into Starbucks the other day and they were out of the stuff to make it and I couldn’t bring myself to order anything else because my heart was so set on that so I l just smiled and laughed and said thanks but no thanks when the guy gave me some other suggestions and left to instead spend just $1 on an iced coffee at the McDonald's next door.


Car shopping. :( I was driving a 10 year old car that’s been paid off for probably close to 5 years and I wrecked it like I mentioned above. Thankfully Jacob wasn’t with me, but I did enough damage that it wasn’t worth it to pay to fix it. Although car shopping is on my list of least favorite things to do and it was really nice having only 1 car payment in our household, I’ll admit that it’s nice to have a new (to me) car too.