Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The first of many

I have a feeling this will be happening a LOT this Winter.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My style :: Pregnancy edition V.3

{I never got around to posting this before Charlie was born, so I'm posting them now just to have 'em archived!}

These are some outfits of my last month of pregnancy!

Outfit details:
>>> Top: H&M
>>> Leggings and Necklace: Rue 21
>>> Shoes: Honestly, I think they were from Wal-Mart like 3 years ago! 

Outfit Details::
>>> Top: Forever 21
>>> Skirt: Kohls

Outfit details::
>>> Pretty much everything was thrifted. Except for the white tank, it's Target.

Outfit details:
>>> Cardigan: Vera Wang (Thrifted)
>>> Blank Tank: Wal-Mart
>>> Skirt: Kohls
>>> Hat: Vintage

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A more accurate family picture

Last week I shared some of the pictures from our family photo shoot. Today I thought I would share some pictures that didn't make the cut for being "perfect", but are definitely a more accurate portrayal of our life with three little boys. Enjoy!

 Scoldings from mom, head bumps with dad, and yes, that is a slow motion punch to the face.

 We can play the I'm not gonna smile game too. 

Oh Sam.

Silly, wiggly, perfectly imperfect boys!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mama's boy

Oh Charlie, I don't know if I have just forgotten how your big brothers were this age or if you really are that much more a mama's boy. The way you look at me melts my heart. At nights while I am in the kitchen cleaning up from dinner your daddy will walk in circles around the house trying to keep you quiet. Every time you pass me your eyes are stuck on me. You strain your neck as he walks away to keep your gaze on me as long as you can.

Sometimes we'll be sitting on the couch. You on daddy's lap at one end and me at the other. Most likely with your brothers next to me fighting over the iPad. I'll glance up from reprimanding them and see you. Your big blue eyes, and an even bigger grin, just staring at me.

I will come home from my little time away at yoga and find you screaming in daddy's (or Grandma's) arms. All it takes to calm you down is to hold you.

I'd be lying if I said it didn't make things a bit stressful at times. You wanting mommy to hold you all day (and night!) long can get tiring. But I am trying to just embrace it. It sure does help that you are so stinkin' adorable!

Friday, November 1, 2013

My love for mantles

We have been in our house for one year now, and I literally just got the last couple of boxes that have been sitting in our dining room this whole time put away last week. And by put away I mean put in the attic still full of stuff. Most of which was decorative stuff. Picture frames, a couple mirrors and so forth. A whole year and besides a frame collage I managed to put up in our bedroom, and a few pretty plates in our kitchen I've put nothing on our walls. One reason is that I want to be sure it's something I am going to love before putting nails in the wall. Second is not wanting to spend a fortune on things, and having to wait until I find something I like at a thrift store or have the time to DIY. Which is why I am so glad I have a mantle.

It is really important to me to have a cozy feeling home. Especially in the living room, since we spend so much of our time in there. Mantles are non-committal. If I put something up there and end up not liking it, I just take it off. Having it full and pretty really brings the room together for me without having anything else on the other walls.

I have especially loved decorating my mantle for holidays/seasons. Here is what it looks like now, all dressed up for Fall.

And in case you have mistaken me for someone who always has her house neat and tidy, think again....