Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What I Wore- Patterned Skirt Repeat

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Shirt- Old Navy, Skirt- B Moss (old), Shoes- Kohl’s, Necklace- Gift

 

Round two with this patterned skirt. This fun lace top is the perfect color to pull out the coral from the skirt. This skirt is still a challenge to style but I still have a couple of other variations to try it with.

In other news I started a new job much closer to home. The dress code is much more relaxed than my last job. Every Friday is jeans day so I am super stoked about that. I’ve worked a long time to build up my work wardrobe and style and I don’t plan on changing it but I do look forward to having a casual day every week. My new building is pretty large and I have to walk around a lot for meetings so I need to find myself some new dressy flats. I’ve always struggled with finding comfy pairs so I may need to try some new shoe shopping options. Of course I don’t mind having an excuse to go shoe shopping :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lincoln’s Seven Month Update

 

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Lincoln turned seven months old this past Saturday. Out little guy is changing so quickly now there seems to be something new about him every week now.

He is still a little chub. His weight is approximately 21 pounds based on our slightly inaccurate bathroom scale and my attempts at weighing myself and then weighing us together and subtracting out my weight. He is wearing a lot of 12 month clothes but most of his ninth month onesies still fit. I love dressing him in tee shirts and shorts now. They make him look so grown up. Then he wears onesies at night or if it's really hot out and we don't want to put shorts on him.

He is really turning into quite the eater. He used to only eat part of a baby food container but now he can down the whole thing in one sitting. We are mostly buying the food but we still have made a few things for him. The list of things he's tried is getting pretty long now. Sweet potato and corn was a huge favorite which is funny because he wasn't too sure about sweet potato at first. Carrots were also a big hit but apples took a couple of tries. He's also starting to eat non purees too. He was a big fan of little bits of potato but I had to feed it to him. Then he chomped away on it. He hasn't quite grasped picking bits of food up and feeding himself but we are starting to work on it. He has mastered mum mum rice crackers and they have been great for entertaining him when we go out to eat.

His top two teeth broke through recently. They were not as easy going as the bottom two. We had about of week of fussiness that escalated into a super cranky weekend but now that the teeth are in he's back to his sunny disposition. They are still more of nubs than full teeth but they are long enough that he's discovered them and likes to grind them together with the bottom two.

I think the biggest milestone Lincoln has reached is being able to get up on his knees. He is becoming quite the little mover on the floor. He can turn in circles and was getting really good at pushing himself backwards. In the past couple of days he has been trying so hard to move forward. It's so cute watching his attempts at figuring out how to propel himself forward. He's so close to getting it and I think Mike and I are going to be in trouble really soon because Lincoln is ready to go. He has already learned how to tip his toy basket over and soon he will be getting into everything!

He is quite the little babbler and is really voicing his opinion about what he wants to do. He gets so impatient when he thinks he is going to be fed and get angry if you take away a toy (or any object) that he wants. He laughs all the time, especially at our dog Abby. He thinks she is hilarious even if she isn't doing anything. He laughs when Mike blows raspberries on his legs or he gets tipped upside down or has his feet and armpits tickled. He lights up when I get home from work and it melts my heart. I love my little boy so much and I'm looking forward to seeing him change over the next month.

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And some out takes. This guy is easily distracted :)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What I Wore- Outfit Redo

 

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Cardigan- Old Navy- Cami- Old Navy, Skirt- JC Penney, Shoes- Fergilicious, Necklace- Online shop

Once, years ago, I wore a similar grey, navy, green and yellow outfit and it didn’t feel right to me. I loved the color combo but I didn’t love the way the cardigan fit and this shirt was too low. I decided to finally shorten the straps on this cami and it fits so much better now. Add a better fitting cardigan and I have an outfit I am loving now.

I notice two things when I look back on my old outfit posts which I started a year and half ago. One- My pictures look a lot better. I am still no expert and I don’t have time to take amazing shots outside like all the really good fashion bloggers but I have improved. Two- My hair used to be so much blonder before I had Lincoln. It’s been my natural color this whole time but now it’s so much darker than it used to be. Since I plan on enjoying lots of time outside this summer maybe I’ll get it to lighten up again.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Late May Garden Blooms

 

I am typing up this post real quick as Lincoln is taking his morning nap. He has been a bit of a crank these past couple of days and Mike and I suspect it’s because his top teeth are coming in. I can see the whites of his teeth about to pop through his gums. Poor little guy! He is funny though because one second he is upset and the next he will start laughing about something like Abby or jumping in the air. Hopefully the worst of it is over.

Lincoln is a huge fan of being outside and it always makes him happy. We sit out on the front porch all the time now or walk through the garden and look at the flowers. Our neighbors gave us their old jogging stroller and it has been awesome for walking around the bumpy sidewalks in our neighborhood. Lincoln will just sit there contently for the entire walk just taking in the scenery. Now if only Abby would learn not to walk into the wheels! We are still working on that.

Here’s what has been blooming in the garden over the past few weeks. These blooms are pretty much done now and new ones are taking their place. Two of my columbines got destroyed by slugs right before they started blooming and I’m not sure if they will recover. I’ve never seen them destroy anything like that before but I am always battling with slugs every year. I love Escar-Go slug bait from Gardens Alive. It’s organic and it always gets rid of the slugs. I put some down but we were moving plants around and mulching so I don’t think it was enough. I’m not in love with those Columbine anyway so it wouldn’t bother me to part with them anyway. I have still have two out of four that look good.

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Our lilac really put out the blooms this year. I think this has to be the best year ever for it. The smell was amazing too as it always is.

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I almost missed these alliums. It was rainy and then I was always busy with Lincoln after work. Every year I wish I had more of these because I think they are so pretty.

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