Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What I Wore- Red, Black, White and Twice

Red, black and white

Cardigan- Target, Shirt- Twice, Pants- Old Navy, Shoes- Fegilicious, Necklace- Thrifted

 

I have been dying for a pair of white pants and I found a good deal at Old Navy online with a coupon code and free shipping for these khakis. I debated over jeans too but I felt like these were more versatile to dress up for work or dress down for weekends. I love white pants with bright colors but besides that I wasn’t sure what to wear them with. I had a Pinterest hunt to get the creative juices flowing and this outfit came about. If only I’d seen this white pants roundup from Danielle. Well at least I have more ideas now :)

I am talking internet thrift stores again this week. I talked about ThredUp last time and today I’m wearing one of my new purchases from Twice. I signed up and got a $10 credit and then another $10 for downloading the phone app. With $20 in credit I figured I could find a good deal. The site sells used name brand clothes. The selection is pretty good and if you sign up for emails they send out a ton of coupon codes. I ended up purchasing a couple of tops to wear with my multitude of cardigans. The prices are still higher than a thrift store but shopping from your couch is a pretty nice perk. Besides my credit I was emailed a 20% off code because I added something to my cart and didn’t buy it. If you sign up through my link you can get a $10 credit and I get one too.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Into Everything

 

Lincoln started standing up a couple of weeks ago and it has opened a new whole world of mischief. This kid has us on our toes all the time now that he can pull up on pretty much anything. Some favorites include the ottoman, the living room chair, his activity table and the dishwasher. The dishwasher being his favorite.

Lincoln can walk to the side if he is holding on to something and it starting to hold on with one hand. This little daredevil is ready to go. It’s so adorable and exciting to see him becoming more of a little man. He is more fun than ever but he sure keeps us busy. I am busy non stop once I get home from work until he goes to bed and then I am exhausted by that point too. An hour or two of mommy and daddy time and it’s time for bed and to start the day all over again. Our weekends are so busy too trying to pack in errands and cleaning and visiting with friends and family.

I love spending time with him and I miss him when we’re not together but it sure is challenging to find time to do stuff like blogging, and crocheting and all those things I used to fill my spare time with. So while he is napping I am furiously typing out a semi coherent post to let you know that this is how I’ve been spending my time lately… and now he’s up so that’s all I’ve got for today :)

 

lincoln standing

On his activity table/ Looking outside for Abby/ Discovering the stairs/ Helping with the dishes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What I Wore- Navy, Pink and ThredUP

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Cardigan- Target, Skirt- Limited via ThredUP, Shoes- Target

I am in love with navy and pink lately. I saw Kristina J wearing a similar color combination and I've been non stop trying to recreate it in my closet. This skirt is turning out to be super versatile and I can think of at least five other ways I want to wear it right away but I will limit myself to not wearing it more than once a week! My other most favorite item right now is my navy cardigan. I can't get enough navy lately.

Anyway back to this skirt. I got it via ThredUP. It's Limited and it was brand new with tags still on it. ThredUP was running a 40% off deal so it was a steal. I also got a J Crew Factory brown eyelet skirt. I've never shopped on ThredUP before and it was hard narrowing down all the great choices. I do feel like the prices are a tad bit on the high side for a second hand store but the selection is great and it was nice to be able to browse from the comfort of my couch for my size instead of sifting through the racks at the thrift store. I browsed on my computer but I made sure to order on my phone app because then they offer free return shipping which takes the pressure out of not liking what you order. It worked out really well for me because I ordered a skirt and pair of pants that were way too small and I was able to return them at no cost to me.

The other amazing thing is that they carry kids clothes. I got a whole bunch of stuff for Lincoln for the fall. I was super pleased with what I got for him. I had so much fun picking it out with Mike's help. It was hard not to buy everything for him :) I will definitely use ThredUP again but I'll keep my eye out for a coupon code before I order. If you haven't used ThredUP yet you can get a credit for signing up through my link and I will get a credit too. Win win!

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Garden Blooms

 

There is a lot going on in my garden right now. I didn’t realize how much was blooming until I started editing the pictures for this post. Summer starts my long bloomers. The purple coneflower and black eyed Susan will be blooming through August. Speaking of long bloom times, my lilies are amazing this summer. They have so many buds on them and have been blooming longer than ever before.

We put some annuals in the ground this year and they aren’t doing that well. We never have much luck with annuals in the ground and I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Not enough sun, not enough fertilizer? At least my perennials are having a fantastic year and keeping the garden colorful all season long.

My veggie garden is growing well but not producing a whole lot yet. I did pick some green beans the other day and there are lots more growing. I grew a new variety of zucchini that is taking over the entire bed but I have yet to pick a zucchini from it yet. There are a couple of baby zucchinis but for the amount of room it takes up I should have picked something from it by now. There are lots of tomatoes on the vine but no red ones yet. Tomato and zucchini explosion is on the way so we better start thinking of ways to eat them…

 

Day lily

Day lily

Purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Black eyed Susan

Black eyed Susan

Royal Candles

Royal Candles

Vinca

Vinca

Drumstick allium

Drumstick allium

Drumstick allium

Drumstick allium

Drumstick allium

Drumstick allium (same one as the previous two pictures only two weeks later)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What I Wore- Cold Summer Offices

 

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Cardigan- Modcloth, Tank- Ann Taylor Loft, Jeans- Ann Taylor Loft, Shoes- Target, Necklace- Ten Thousand Villages

I was getting dressed for work the other day and I contemplated wearing long sleeves and pants to work because I knew I was going to be cold. This is July and I was worried about freezing at work all day. Wearing short sleeves at the office in summer is pretty much unheard of for me. I always have a cardigan on over my dresses and short sleeve tops because frankly I can’t handle the air conditioning. Summer layers are great for me because the second I step out into the sweltering parking lot and car I can peel off my inside layers and actually enjoy the warmth of the sun.

Don’t call this a complaint though because even if I have to dress for preventing becoming a popsicle at work I am thankful that I don’t have to work outside in the heat!

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