Tuesday, April 30, 2013

3 Under $30.00

Sure I love a good designer maxi dress, who doesn't? But lets be real here I am a stay at home mom with zero income and 2 snotty nose babies. So just for you and me of course I have found some pretty cute maxis all under $30.00

Yes, yes, and yes!

Leopard Maxi                   Chevron top maxi                  Blue print maxi


This way if snot,milk, or even a little wine gets smeared or spilled on them no one throws a hissy fit!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Simply the Best............

You're simply the best, better than all the rest, better than anyone, anyone 
I've ever met! Say that song didn't pop in your head when you saw that title. Haha! No really you guys are. I wanted to take today and tell you all thank you for all of your heartwarming comments and emails. It seriously did make me feel so much better. Plus I am going to try out all your suggestions! One in particular that I am over the moon excited to try. I promise to take pictures and give you my exact thoughts on this product when I have completed it. I've seen some pretty amazing results though especially concerning stretch marks.
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As far as our weekend, we spent the entire thing doing yard work! Not much fun at the time, but I sure am enjoying looking at it this morning! 



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Friday, April 26, 2013

Dirty Secret.......

I obsess! I obsess very badly, and when something gets stuck in my head it consumes me. You all know how hard I have worked to get my body back after my two babies. You have all been so amazing, supportive, and so very complimentary to me. But there is something on my body that does not look good. Honestly I would lie if I said there was a day that didn't pass that I didn't think about it. I hope by telling you this I don't come off as vain, because I am not. It's just something that I can not help, and it's pretty sad how upset it makes me. It's my stomach and the horrible stretch marks that I got with Carson. No I didn't gain a bunch of weight, I had a rare case where I gained 20lbs of fluid my last week of pregnancy. But who cares if I did gain a bunch of weight and that was the reason!  I know you're probably all thinking girl get over yourself, we all have flaws. But it has seriously become a problem that sometimes makes me cry and get into fights with Todd because all I can do is whine about it. It's my really BIG insecurity!  So yesterday while with some of my good friends I brought it up, and asked them if they honestly thought I should wear a two piece this summer or a one piece. (now I love these girls, and I wanted them to be honest). But a few of them said they would wear a one piece if they were me. Again I asked and wanted the truth, and I know they were not being mean, but I would be lying if I said it didn't hurt to hear that. I came home and cried to Todd yet again, and just felt defeated in all of my hard work. I am not sure why I am even writing this and telling you all this, but I feel like I am always open and real about my thoughts and feelings, so it seemed I needed to let it all out. Sorry to be debbie downer on Friday ladies. Hey it's sunny and Friday, things will be just fine ;)

What my stomach really looks like:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Dress I ordered...........

So after all your votes the chevron maxi won by far. But y'all I am just too cheap to spend that kind of money on a trendy print.

So I went with my gut and ordered the Vince Camuto overlay tank dress.

The reviews were not lying when they gave it 5 stars! Seriously the most flattering maxi dress I own to date.

I really want to go back and order every freaking color in this baby!

But in the end decided it just wasn't right for Taylor's first birthday. But luckily my 10 year reunion is the weekend after! Thinking this dress will be perfect!!!




Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Right Now............

What I am eating: Nothing it's 5:30, so I am sipping on coffee. I am enjoying the dark and quite that is usually non existent in this house.

What I am loving: This sweet picture of my baby girl looking out of her window.

 What music is my current jam: Mumford and Sons- I will wait. Ya'll no joke I have been running to this song I love it so much. Hence why maybe I cant even make it a mile.(Probably not the best song to run to).

What I am obsessing overThese shoes for Taylor and these shoes for me that I ordered from the Saks friends and family sale!!  (I die over these gold baby shoes, and let's be real TB is never on sale)





What is making me excited: Working out at my trainers NEW GYM today!! So proud of him, and so excited for a new change! How insane does this contraption look? Can not wait to try out the trx!

Whats "not" making me excited: Our grass look like crap in our front yard, and no one has sod right now! Wtf!!!

What I am looking forward to: A weekend that is not too busy with my family! Love them so much!

Happy Hump Day Friends!!! What's on your mind?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lets call it fate..........

Let's call it fate shall we? I was in Belk yesterday still searching for the perfect party dress. I tried on this one and really loved it, but left in hopes that I would find it on sale.
Well low and behold y'all it's Saks Friends and Family!!!
That's right 25%off with the code FRNFAM2

But after searching the sale I am thinking I may like this one better!

So I may have got a little carried away and added an entire wardrobe to my cart. Hehe

A beach day, and sahm day, and a date night.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Our weekend.....

Gracious goodness I must say I am glad this weekend is over. I always hate when I feel that way, and honestly rarely ever do. But my little man was sick :( So we spent pretty much the entire weekend trapped inside. He was so pitiful and as a mother you know how much it hurts to see your babies not feeling good. 

The upside in being trapped inside was I dominated Taylor's closet and the playroom. 

Done

and Done

Carson started feeling a little better on Saturday so he helped mama whip up some cupcakes. Yes they are green Christmas cupcakes, don't judge.

We put the babies down early and ordered up some pizza and a movie then called it a night.

On Sunday I really wanted to go to church, but I knew we should probably stay home and make sure Carson was on the mend. As soon as I could tell he was feeling better, we made the decision to head out to Boone Hall for the Strawberry Festival. I couldn't get in the shower and throw on clothes fast enough.  
Here's what I wore.
(I did switch to flats)



Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Outdoor Eye Candy........

It's Friday!!!!

I don't know why but it's been a long week. I have been all kinda of crazy this week.(poor Todd) We can just chalk it up to the fact I am about to start my period. That's always a good excuse, and a real one at that. 

So lets keep it simple today and end this week with some pretty outdoor eye candy.







Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday's Thoughts........

I have no patience for anything! As soon as Taylor's stroller arrived at our door last night I tore that sucker open and was wheeling it around.  (while my baby was sleeping may I add). It was like a real stroller only miniature, I question who I had my mom buy it for? None the less she loved it!

I have been on a shopping spree lately y'all! You ladies know I like a good deal though, so I haven't been breaking the bank. Here are a few items I snagged up this week. I just realized this was a cover-up and not a dress......oops!
Knit tunic dress (and extra 30%off with code SPRINGTHAW)

These purty flip flops. because.... a) they were 20% off(last day to save) b) the reviews were stellar c) they were said to make my size 6 wide foot look slim. I will report back and confirm c.



I made ValSoCal bean salad yesterday, I can not stop eating it. It's kinda of disturbing how much I love beans.

We have no big plans this weekend except for Carson's tball game. Think we may pack the babies up on Sunday and head to the beach. Anyone reading this that lives local feel free to hit me up to hang out ;)

Well that was enough random for Thursday right?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Party Dress.........

So I need a party dress. Like my baby is turning ONE kind of party dress. Part of me says to myself, "why are you questioning your southern roots, there is no better dress to wear than a Lilly silly". But then see I have found these others that are haunting me, saying  "girl you so need to rock a maxi on this day". Agh these voices in my head. So help me friends! Cause these voices are liable to start telling me to order them all. Then poor Tay might not get her cake.(because mommy ran out of money). We don't need any of that unnecessary drama now do we?

What's a girl to do..... So if I go with a short dress I will wear a nude wedge, but if I choose a maxi I will most likely go with a flat.

I've even made it easy for you, all you got do is leave me a number for which dress to choose.


Use the code WEAREFAMILY13 to save 20% on your shopbop order.

In other pink/birthday news look at this motherload of candy that just arrived ;) Somebody stop me!





Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Let's Pray.......


So very sad. I think we should all say a prayer for these people today, and maybe hug each other a little tighter.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Our Weekend..........

So we had an exciting kid free weekend! We stayed super busy, so now I feel like I need another one ha! My kids had a blast at Mimi and Papas and Carson woke up this morning asking when he gets to go back. I love when he gets time with them.

So Todd and I completed our first Mud Run!! We freaking loved it! Ya'll for real it was awesome! We did it with some of our good friends (which made it more fun) and we all kicked ass ;) The race started knees and face in the mud, and ended in ditches full of water (hence why were not that muddy at the end). Holy sore legs and butt this morning though. We are ready for another one!!



After the run we hit up the bar for burgers and margaritas! The drinks killed the pain from my battle wounds hehe! Not wearing shorts this week ladies.


I put my babies in their first matching outfits for the summer! Not sure why this makes me so happy, but it does!

How the first attempt at pictures went down.

Last, one of my swimsuits came in. I am not usually a fan of a bandeau top, but I thought this one was pretty decent. Plus lets me honest sometimes you want to avoid strap lines. Now the bottoms that I bought our a little cheek friendly;) so you can choose different bottom if you prefer. 


Happy Monday!!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

First Birthday....gifts


So as you all know my baby girl is turning ONE in 3 short weeks. Give me some tissue right now!


I am kinda sentimental when it comes to presents. Especially when it's for her first birthday. Her daddy has her something really sweet, sentimental and totally a tear jerker. I cant tell you what that is yet, but I will for sure after her party.

So what should I get her?

Here are some ideas I have, but would love to hear yours if you have some.




This girl is a mess.........



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thoughts On Tuesday.......

This past weekend Carson attended his first wedding. He was in heaven the entire time. The only kid there= lots of attention! He was such a good boy, and his favorite part was dancing with the princess aka the bride.


A few of you asked about the dress I wore. Sadly it's a Lilly from last year ;(

But here it is in the same cut and style in this fabulous pink color! Think I need to make her mine too. Seriously one of the most flattering styles Lilly makes.

I am loving this weather!!! It makes me giddy just to walk outside! It also makes me want to shop! I am so ready to bust out all my new spring clothes. I am also ready to sit poolside in my new bikinis I just ordered!
Let me know if you aren't sick of the bikini pictures, and I will be sure the post some when they come in! (You cant beat Victoria Secret pricing, plus you get a free beach tote with any VS swimsuit purchase).

This One... I adore this color


Last.....the top sold me, so classy

I sprayed the bar-cart again. This time mama went bright pink. I kinda Love her, what ya think?