Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Raspberry and polka dots






Top: Forever 21 (similar) //Skirt: Old Navy // Tights: Old Navy // Bag: Stella & Dot // Earrings and Necklace: Chloe and Isabel // Shoes: Bandolino (similar) // Belt: H & M

I got this top a couple months ago and I think it's the first time I show it on this blog. I've worn it quite a few times too, since it goes with so many things. It's also hard to see it in the pictured, but my skirt has polka dots as well.(It was also a steal at $10!) B was quick to point out that I have a love for polka dots lately. Yes I do!
I have enjoyed these past couple days being off with the kids. I am planning on going Black Friday shopping (but of course it's now on Thursday) to continue my Christmas shopping. I have actually started already (yay!) but have ways to go since we have huge families on both sides. We are also hosting Thanksgiving this year and B makes the turkey, ham, and awesome macaroni casserole. And I only make dessert : ) I'm so giddy with the Holidays upon us and I'm so thankful for my wonderful family!

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black and white stripes and buffalo check






Top: Old Navy // Jeans: The Limited (similar) // Shoes: Rock and Republic via Kohl's (similar) // Bag: Stella & Dot // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Earrings: Bought in Ibiza, Spain a few years ago // Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson (similar) // Belt: H & M


Happy Monday!
It seems that everyone has started their Christmas shopping earlier this year. I stopped by Gap and Old Navy and picked a few things for myself and the kids and the stores were packed already! They had an awesome sale this past weekend and took advantage of picking up a few things we needed. I have been looking for a plaid shirt and found this one at Old Navy for 50% off! I decided to pair them with a skinny jeans for a "borrowed from the boys" look. Of course, I added a pearl necklace and stripes blazer to girly it up a little. Mixing prints works especially when you keep it in the same color family. And can't forgot a pop of color with my blue shoes : )

I have missed blogging these past couple of months. I also had stopped working out. Mostly the stress from my sister fighting cancer again took the energy out of me. She is going great, by the Grace of God, and has returned back to work as a speech therapy. It feels like life is going back to "normal" and would like to do the things I enjoy so much, like this little blog. It's crazy because there is always so much I want to write, but when it came down to it, I couldn't do it. My goal from the very beginning was just as an outlet to give women a little inspiration. Whether it be fashion, or to try a new recipe, or to realize that you don't have to have a perfect and seamlessly life. I certainly do not. I shared the hardships that life has brought, but I also have shared the joy. Most importantly, I want to share a little hope to those who need it. My faith is the reason I am who I am, and the main reason I am reminded of how blessed I truly am. I am blessed to have met women who are in my corner cheering me on constantly. That means the world to me!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

#Thankful for Marvelous in my Monday

 
1. I attempted to try to cook this week while I had all 3 kids by myself. Now, this is the reason we used the crock pot and eat left overs most of the week. I let them play in the pantry while I cooked 2 feet away from them. Ava was even singing Happy Birthday (it sounds more like "Appy sirthday to yuuu" but hey, she tries) and Aiden humming along side her. Now, when I was in the middle of cooking turkey meatballs for the first time, I did not find it so cute that they were making a mess. But looking back at it now and how much fun they had, really? I should let them do this more often : )

 
2. Mateo (my nephew) adores the twins. He always looks forward to playing with them when he comes over. It might be because he is a year older than Jayden, or the fact that he appreciates them more because he as an only child. It reminds me that having 3 is truly a blessing!

 
3. Which brings me to my 3 littles. Seriously, most days I can't believe B and I had 3 kids. Our plans included 2. I will say our marriage became stronger when we had Jayden. We felt like a family, finally. I always smile and think that is the reason God blessed us with 3 : )

 
4. My big boy. When I pick him up from Kindergarten and he sits with all the other kids waiting for his name to be called, I am reminded of how big he really is. Not going to lie that I have gotten teary-eyed of the thought that he is only going to keep getting bigger. Sigh. I was able to attend his Thanksgiving feast at school this past Friday. I'm looking forward to his Christmas program next month!

 
5. We took family pictures a couple weekends ago. When it was freezing cold outside and we tried our best to layer up. Jayden was freezing!  
Is it really Thanksgiving week already?! So much to be thankful for! I'll start with the reason we celebrate Christmas, Jesus. #sograteful Looking forward to making more memories with my family, our extended families and friends this Holiday season.
 
What are you thankful for this Holiday season?
 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Animal print with burgundy and Old Factory review





Chambray Top: Target (similar, similar for less) // Sweater: The Limited (similar) // Pants: Loft (similar) // Tights: Calvin Klein (similar) // Booties: Sam & Libby via Target (similar) // Bag: Stella & Dot // Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson (similar)

Happy Wednesday!
It feels good to be back showing you guys an outfit today. It seems almost impossible to take outfit pictures lately (I should show you what the kids were doing while my sister attempted to take pictures, but I'll spare you from those pictures : )) It's been cold these last few days (duh! Isn't the whole US feeling frigid temps all over?? And I don't know how my friends north of Texas do it. It's so hard to dress for cold weather!) I attempted tights under my ankle pants. Umm, I was warm but booties look so much cuter when skin shows. Next time, I'll try them with no tights. But I do love these pants and can wear them with almost anything in my closet. Almost anything. And one thing that works with colder temps is layering. I can also wear this chambray top under almost anything.

Speaking of colder temps, I recently tried Old Factory candles sold on Amazon. They are amazing! They smell so good and they have lots of fall flavors. I picked out Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry and Autumn Leaves and loved all 3. They smelled our house so wonderful, and we burned them out pretty quick. You can check them out here.


Lastly I picked up this rug at the Nutcracker Market this past weekend. I have been looking for an initial rug an glad to pick it up at a steal, $10!


Hope you guys have a great Wednesday!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Our life in pictures

Our life in pictures these past couple of weeks:


Ava and I. This is her "I'm tired of sitting still" face after the Ceremony.


The Godparents: Ava- my sister and brother. Aiden- my sister in law and brother in law
The family. This is about half of them on both sides :)
My little family.

How I miss shooting pictures. This was at the mall last weekend. 

My little fashionista. Top worn as dress: Gap (boys- borrowed from brother since its a bigger size :))  // Tights: Gap // Boots: Target // Bow: Willow Crowns // Belt: old from one of my shirts.

My little "big" boy


Halloween 2014. Jayden making sure there are no monsters in sight. 

My mom and I with the kids trick or treating. 
The twins sat still in the wagon with lollipops in hand!


My little family of 5 :)

It's been busy with Halloween, beautiful Saturday outings, parties and the twins' Baptism. Hoping to get back on to a regular schedule soon!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tweed, pearls and stripes





Blazer: WHBM (borrowed from my sis, similar) // Shirt: Marshall's // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Target (old, similar) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bag: Stella & Dot

Happy Wednesday!
Ok, sorry for the iPhone pictures but this is all I could get :) I've been wanting to wear this blazer since August, but I had to wait until cooler weather (85 instead of 100!). I love the pearl detail, which can dress up any piece, but I wore it with jeans to dress it down a bit. And you can never go wrong with stripes. Makes me wish I could wear jeans to work and then this would be my daily uniform, jeans and a blazer :)

I wore this for a night out with B and friends at a winery. Leave it to me to wear heels (and skinny ones at it!) to a vineyard. But good thing, it was too late at night to do a vineyard tour. I'll have to show you guys my work look with this blazer soon. I didn't have a chance to take pictures but will be wearing it again soon!
Have a great day,

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nutella crescent rolls




Nutella Crescent Rolls

1/2 teaspoon of Nutella for each roll (or your preference)
Crescent Roll dough
Cinnamon
Brown sugar

Heat oven to 350.
Unroll the crescent roll dough and put a bit of Nutella inside. (You can use Justin's Hazelnut butter as well which has less sugar).
Roll dough in mixture of cinnamon and brown sugar.
Bake according to directions on can. Usually 12 minutes.

Enjoy!