Jun 27, 2013

Life Lately: First Timer's Club

Welcome, Riley, to the joy of riding a bike...and the road rash that will follow soon whenever you feel cool enough to ride down that really big hill and try to fit between two trees and hit one of the trees face on. Well, at least that's what your mom did.

Teaching Riley how to ride a bike has me dragging my bike out more, which conjures up lots of moments of fun. 

Jun 26, 2013

A Little Pizazz Girl

Top: Kohls, Skirt: NY&Co, Sandals: Chadwicks, Necklace: Thrifted

I spiced it up a bit for a trip to run errands and have a visit with Lala (my mom) and Caris (my niece- just wait - her picture is below....and you'll die). Basic black and white is easy and simple and always looks pulled together. This skirt is a comfy stretch jersey and the sandals are a low wedge. Both perfect for being a mom, running errands and looking somewhat chic. Somewhat. The hot pink lipstick was just the pop of pizazz that finished the look.

And now the star of the show....

Baby polka dots? Um...yes, thank you.

Jun 25, 2013

Hurry Up and Go Girl

Dress: Thrifted, Leggings: NY&Co, Sandals: Belk

You just can't beat it - easy peasy dress and some leggings equal a quick way to get out the door with clothes on. Success!!

Jun 9, 2013

Frazzled Peach Girl

Top & Skirt: Thrifted, Sandals: Target

This pretty little tree was just begging for attention. It is on this lonely, abandoned lot near an old manufacturing plant that is completely deserted. So I showed it some love. 
An update on the stay at home aspect of my life....It is hard. Very hard. It wasn't hard when the boys were in school for half a day. I got all of my cleaning, grocery shopping, household chores and errands done before they got out of school. But Thursday and Friday just felt like I was flying by the seat of my pants and I felt severely unproductive all day. 
I've realized the solution to my problem is...planning. Schedules. Writing down or typing up what I would like to get done AT SOME POINT that day. And not going overboard. I know I am only one person but I have to wear the hats of cook, maid, playmate, wife and mom. All of those things are like...different. When I went to work I was just the payroll girl. I just did payroll. I didn't clean my house - I paid someone else to. I cooked, but I didn't really put a lot of planning into it. We would eat out a lot. I was still mom but I wasn't so much of the playmate. At least not for all day. Part of what I am dealing with is that I DON'T have to be his playmate all day. Well, and the fact that I just can't. 
Are you a stay at home mom? What is your schedule? How do you not feel bad about taking time out from the kids or the house to do something you want to do?
I guess the good thing is that we are not lacking in ideas or things to do! We have a full schedule, really. It is just getting it all in. Without killing each other.


Jun 4, 2013

A Sucker for Seersucker Girl

Dress & Belt: Thrifter, Wedges: Target

I have had this dress safely tucked away all winter just patiently waiting for summertime to roll around. What goes with seersucker? Lemonade and the 4th of July.

Jun 1, 2013

Romper: Thrifted, Sandals: Target, Necklace: Gift

Still trying to complete that goal of looking pulled together rather than a slouchy gal with nowhere to go. I love the fabric of this romper. It is like completely resistant to wrinkles so when I'm looking in my closet and need something to throw on quickly this guy is always ready to go.