Saturday, September 27, 2014

BHG FALL INSPIRED MANTEL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014


It's day four of fall
and suddenly making its official entrance!

Last night was breezy,
so we enjoyed some coffee and pumpkin bread.
I wasn't sure whether to believe the rain prediction
my daughter's teacher had given her but
there was thundering in the wee hours
and
a really good down pour!

This year I made sure to welcome fall properly.
I seem to be a tad off most seasons
but this time I was early!
Ok by one day ;)


When I received my fall Better Homes and Garden issue,
was drawn to the simplicity of their cover
and surprisingly pleased with the color combination.

I don't think I would have considered pairing the colors on my own.
Since I had items to create my own version of it,
gave it a try.



When the kids returned from school that afternoon,
they were thrilled with the changes,
(I play a game with them when I switch things up, having them guess the changes)
it includes them a bit again like here and totally welcomes the season we love.

BHG fall mantel, Fall 2014, Fall mantel, Fall decor, orange and blue decor

So we say "YES" fall,
YES to the color changes,
cooler weather,
warmer clothes,
rain sprinkled days,
pumpkin, cinnamon, apple scented candles
and pumpkin spiced lattes!
Oh ya.


Here's a look at the Better Homes and Gardens cover
 and my personal interpretation of it.

Monday, September 22, 2014

SUMMER 2014 REVIEW, FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL & 8 MONTHS!


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014


Fall is about to be here!
 Or is here?
Depends on who you ask,
what you read, 
or evidence you see.
Although I'm thrilled about fall:
the changes in the leaves,
cooler weather,
WINTER CLOTHES...
this time it means something entirely different,
time is flying!

I'm certain it has everything to do with the changes in our family.
We're all so giddy with the baby
and
rightfully occupied.
The days became weeks, events meshed with others
and all of a sudden January turned into September.
Before we know it,
it'll be January once again and celebrating his first birthday.

WOAH, pony slow it down.

I am VERY excited though, to share all our traditions
and continue making new memories with the little love.

2014 summer activities and another monthly celebration

Before I start getting all nostalgic/emotional over this year's events,
here's our summer 2014 review, which includes the first day of school,
the 8th monthly celebration with baby M
and some September activities.



Thursday, September 4, 2014

ADJUSTING SKIRT LENGTH VIA WAIST TWEAKS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

Remember that wedding I attended recently?
This is the skirt I wore.

ADJUSTING WAIST, CHANGING ELASTIC, ADJUSTING SKIRT LENGTH, WEDDING OUTFIT

It's leopard and feisty hahaha.
I'm ok with feisty as long as it's classy.

I wanted to wear something I hadn't already worn
but also didn't want to go buy something.
I thought I'd try the skirt I purchased months ago,
on line and at the time, in the wrong size.
BOO.
And not just because of the length :/

It's hard to gauge what you'll look like months after having
a child. 
Whether you'll have any well fitting clothes,
have to keep wearing the tummy band or maternity wear,
be in between sizes,
etc,etc.

But I'm happy to say the skirt I shunned;
 threw to the back of my closet;
was finally on better terms with me
and much gentler to my body.
And with 2 slips on,
 I was able to get enough coverage & some distance from the actual skirt,
saving me from the lumpy pillow look.
Eek, haha
I'm serious.

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Before I get to that though,
here's a bit about the couple
(with permission)
I got to watch say 'I Do'.

Why?
Because they're so stinkin' cute
 and I love them :)