Friday, January 31, 2014

February Pinspired: Mint pants

I'm really liking hoping on the Pinspired bandwagon.  It's forcing me to try things in my closet that I haven't been wearing!  Today I tried on some mint corduroys from Old Navy.   I don't think they have this color this year... got them last year.

These are the outfits that inspired me to make my own look.
via: here, here and here
Mint cords and navy and white stripe shirt
Shirt: Gap    It's cute, but way too big.  This is a Medium

Mint cords and chambray shirt.  Leopard belt, but you can't really see it
Chambray shirt: Old Navy last year
Necklace:  Groupdealz - super cheap!

mint cords and grey stripped cardigan
Sweater:  Gap: final sale! I have the navy one as well!
Tank: Gap: final sale! Got it for $2

mint cords and khaki sweater
Sweater: Stein Mart years ago.  The scarf came with the sweater.
This was my favorite of the outfits... they would all look better if they were ironed!
Every since being a SAHM, I rarely iron anything!

Linking up with

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Party, like it's your Birthday!

A few weeks ago, Max and Claire had their third birthday party.  We rented out the clubhouse to the pool where we are members.  It was a nice open space where the kids could run around, play with balls, balloons and eat cake!

We hired a balloon artist (was supposed to do face painting, but that never happened).  M and C love balloons, especially when someone has twisted them into a sword or bracelet!

We didn't have one theme, but let them each choose something they liked.. Max chose Mike, from Monster's University and Claire chose Hello Kitty.

Birthday girl and boy!

I still have a hard time saying they are "3".  They are so much fun (and work) and they have become quite the comideans!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

36 Months

Today is Max and Claire's third birthday!  I'm having a hard time believing it has been three years, 36 months makes three sound younger ;).  It feels like yesterday we were struggling with infertility - and now we have two beautiful and healthy three year olds!

They are little people now.  With LOTS of personality.

Last night I had them take a picture in their green rocker in their bedroom.  That is where I did all their monthly pictures.  It's amazing how much they have grown!

Last night as a two year old :(
January 2013
January 2012
We had a fun filled day, today.  We went to starbucks (they get a vanilla steamed milk), Max got a hair cut in a police car, saw their first movie in a theater (Frozen), and went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner!

Hopefully tomorrow I can put up individual post :)

Happy Birthday to my favorite three year olds!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

We'll See

I've been meaning to document this for a while.  "We'll see" is what Max and Claire say about everything.  It's hilarious and makes me laugh every time.
Kids: "I wonder if Daddy is home"
Me: 'no, he is at work'
Kids: "we'll see"

on the way to the gym....
Kids:  "I wonder if Carrie be there" - she is the kid care attendant and also our babysitter
Me:  'I think she works tonight'
Kids: "we'll see"

They probably say it at least 10 times a day.

Also, yesterday I was wearing a sparkle cardigan from Gap and Max kept referring to the sparkle as "sprinkles"  haha.. He is so cute!

Today is a busy day as we get ready for their third birthday party!!  Where have the years gone?!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Go away sick!

This has been our motto all week.  Claire chants, "go away sick, and don't come back" every time there is a sniffle, cough, sneeze, etc...  All this sickness began with Claire last Sunday night/Max Monday night.  They have had temps over 101 every day.

They were pitiful.  Not to mention it was either frigid temps or rain all week.  We were up multiple times every night with higher temps.  Two sick kids = one tired Mom!

Thankfully, today has been temperature free!  I think we finally broke the streak.  They slept in until 9:30 - which is unheard of around here! and even took a nap later in the day.

Hoping Justin and I don't get it as bad as they did.  I felt the worst today.  No time to be sick.  Their third birthday party is next Saturday and I have lots to do to get ready!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014


This is my first time linking up with Sheaffer, Shay, and Mel with a Pin-Spired outfit.

I got this great pair of pants for Christmas (on big sale now).  When I was looking for inspiration, I was thinking they were mustard... well they are not.  Anthropologie calls them dark orange. Anywho...

Inspiration from Sheaffer!

Pants//Shirt (similar)//jacket-old from Gap//necklace//shoes


Shirt is from Gap last Spring. No longer available

Sheaffer! polka dots and mustard pants

Sweater//Gingham shirt (similar) both Target
This was my least favorite combo.... I think it would look much better with mustard pants

Must have scarf!//shirt Anthropologie - could not find exact but just got off of the sale rack!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Favorites of 2013

So I am a little late, but I wanted to recap my favorite pictures/moments of 2013!

Park time with my favorite little girl!
First (and only) snow of 2013
These cuties turned 2!
Claire turned into my "mini me" and imitated everything I did!
Spent lots of time at The Children's Museum 
Ran in the Valentines Day Marathon relay

Junior League Denim and Diamonds event with best friends!
Max and Claire gave their pacis to the Easter Bunny!
Ran in my second half marathon and PRd!
Spent time with our cousins
Loving every minute with these two chubby cheeks!
Time at the Science Center with our best buds!
First time strawberry picking
First playgroup beach trip ~ amazing time with amazing friends!
Probably one of my favorite times of the year!
Claire and Max went to their first camp and had swim lessons!
Spent most days at the pool with our friends!
mini photo session

Went on an adult only trip to Cancun!

The beginning of potty training!
Fredrick beach trip to LBI
Payne beach trip
Max and Claire officially had their own big beds (although Max prefers to sleep with Claire)

Started Mother's Morning Out with Ms. Monica and Ms. Angie
I started my chair position with BackPack Beginnings and volunteering at Cone Elementary
Max and Ellis play dress up at school!
I turned 32!
Fun at Touch a Truck
First time trick-or-treating!

Went on my first girls' trip since the kids were born! Wineries, girl talk and freedom!
Went to my first Wine and Design
Took Christmas pictures at a tree farm
Had a wonderful Christmas

Ended 2013 with my love!
2013 was a great year, but I have a feeling 2014 is going to be even better!! Cheers to a happy and healthy 2014!!