Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gray leopard and Chambray

Top: Marshalls (similar) // Sweater: Ross // Leggings: Old Navy (different print) // Boots: Steve Madden via Nordstrom (similar) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (borrowed from my sis) // Necklace: Rebel (borrowed from my sis), Engraveable// Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson

Happy Wednesday!
Here is to a cheerful last few days before Christmas : ) This look is actually a couple weeks old. It's a great comfy outfit to carry you through the hours of shopping this week before Christmas. Flat boots are a must, and these leggings are so soft for running errands on the weekend. And I borrowed my sister's Rebel pendant, a very popular necklace from Stella & Dot, to keep the look casual. And can be worn to dress up any outfit as well.

Have a great weekend, err, mid week Wednesday. (Can you tell I am counting down the days until Friday? :))

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The season for love

December is in full swing with lots to do and super packed weekends. Every time I think I am finally done with all the gifts, I remember one more that I need, or B reminds me of last minute ones to pick up at the store. It seems never ending and I have finding myself complaining. Complaining because there is not enough time to do it all. I haven't even wrapped a single present. There are a ton stashed in the guest room closet, some in the higher cabinets in the kitchen, and I know I have some in my trunk that I picked up today at lunch. We all get lost in the shuffle of the Holiday season. I'm guilty as charged.

Today was one of the days that God wanted to remind me of what we are celebrating. For Christians, it's the birth of Jesus. The gift He gave us when He died on the cross for all our sins. The memories we make with family and friends. The Kindergarten Christmas Program celebrating Jesus. The gift of love. The gift of family and loved ones.

Jayden singing his little heart out at the Program.

I recently met a mom from Jayden's Kindergarten class as we had a play date during the Thanksgiving break. I got to see her again at the Christmas Program tonight. Her son came up to us and said hi and I noticed his mom sitting alone. Jayden had grandparents, his brother and sister, mommy, daddy, aunts and uncles and cousins that came to visit. We quickly walked over to keep her company. She shared with me that she and her son spent Thanksgiving alone (we had over 60+ people at our house!). She told me that her son would really like to play with Jayden during the Christmas break but she had booked a last minute trip to Mexico with her 5 year old. I knew that his daddy and Grandpa had recently passed away. And she told me that she could not stand to spend Christmas by themselves. It broke my heart. I can not imagine spending the Holidays with no other family or friends. I'm the one who worries if our house will fit so many family members. I'm sure she would give anything to be surrounded by so many loved ones. She would not complain about the many gifts to wrap or the last minute gifts she now has to get.

I will cheerfully pick up some more last minute gifts (I'm positive of this one!) and gladly wrap the tons of presents waiting in the closet. Every time I find myself complaining, God has a way of showing me how someone else would gladly do things I am complaining about. This Christmas and Holiday season, I hope you are surrounded by so much love, you will not know what to do with it!

And speaking of love : ) These girls have been our (my sister and I) rock! I have known some of them since middle school. (That's 20 years! Yikes!) We have been there through Birthdays, Graduations, Weddings, births of the kids, my sister's cancer journey, a friend's dad cancer journey, and the list goes on and on. Truly blessed to have such amazing support from all these ladies! They are the type of friends who will drop anything in heart beat to be there for each other.

                                                                Family picture.

We attempted a Kid Group picture. There are 13 kiddos now!

                                                             Me and the twinkies.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gray and teal

(and just cause she's cute : )) Bow: Willow Crowns // Top: Old Navy (similar)

Top: J Crew (old, similar)// Sweater: Old Navy // Pants: Simply Vera via Kohls (similar) // Necklace: Stella & Dot (sold out, similar) // Bracelet: Stella & Dot // Bag: Stella & Dot (in red and on sale!) // Shoes: Steve Madden via Marshalls

Happy Wednesday!
I seriously love these pants. I could wear them every day because they are very flattering, but most importantly, very comfortable. And I decided on a very simple look for today with gingham and gray. This could be my daily uniform for work: Blouse/sweater combo and skinny pants. It makes it easier to change up any piece and choose this simple outfit on a day I'm running late. Add heels and a statement necklace and you are good to go : )

Have a great one!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Striped dress and polka dots

And I love this picture! It's hard to snap pictures without the kids wanting to get in front of the camera as well, but this reminds me that no matter what, being their mommy is my number one priority : )

Dress: Old Navy // Shoes: Bandolino (old) // Bag: Stella & Dot (similar) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Earrings: Stella & Dot (sold out) // Tights: Old Navy (in pink polka dots)

Happy Monday!
We had a wonderful (and jammed-packed) weekend and ready to get through these next couple of weeks. Looking forward to taking time off and spending it with the family. I told you that I had been on the hunt for a long sleeve striped dress and bought it off the rack (without trying it on). Ok, it is on the shorter side, and I'm only 5'1, but it works great with tights. I debated it exchanging it for a bigger side, but it fits great otherwise. And as much as I love color, black and white can be so refreshing!

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Our weekend in pictures

We had a busy Saturday, and our first stop was a friend's annual cookie exchange party.

My sister won with "Alfajores" which is a popular Peruvian cookie dessert.

I took Ava with me and daddy stayed with the boys at home.

At the Cookie Party with friends and my sister.

Then we went to a Karate birthday party. The boys had so much fun! Jayden and my nephew and tons of 5-7 year olds got to break boards. The best part before cake and ice cream sundaes!

And before we even started our Saturday with lots of parties, we put up the Christmas tree. Yes, our twinkie tornadoes are planning their plan of attack here.
Definetely, Always on Daddy's Nice List and Santa Loves Aiden : )

In the evening, B and I went to an "adult" Christmas Party! My brother and his girl friend offered to babysit and we left them with the twins asleep and Jayden up for only one hour : ) If you can't tell, I'm a snowman. Lol

And I have been the Nice one this year : )

Silly girl time!

My sweet baby girl helping me make yummy waffles on Sunday morning. She loved helping! I loved baking with my big boy but he is no longer baking with mommy. I asked Ava and she was smiling from ear to ear to help. Jayden did not even notice. Sigh,. He's getting too big!

The waffles were a hit with the twins...

And this is what happens when you leave an almost 17 month old with waffles and honey. It ends up on his hair! We were running late for church that morning, so I wiped his hair down (with a wipe of course) and went to church daycare with hard hair. Mommy fail.

Our tree. With a couch and a container blocking the twinkie tornadoes. For now at least!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We are jammed packed for December but I would not trade it for anything : )

Friday, December 5, 2014

Plaid with red and white

Top: Marshalls (similar) // Sweater: Old Navy // Pants: Target (similar) // Shoes: Guess via DSW // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Marshalls (similar) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Happy Friday!
I have a confession to make: We have not put up any Christmas decorations. I am convinced we are the only ones! Our reason: it's two cute little munchkins that we've nicknamed "twinkie tornadoes". Yes, we are afraid we will be fighting the tree off of them. But none the less, this outfit gets me in the Christmas spirit! This orangey-red sweater has been on my wish list for a long time. Ok, really any red sweater, but love the color of this one. I have been in a shopping mood lately (how did I ever get out of it??) and have picked up a few things that have been on my wish list forever. I also got this sweater in gray and finally got a striped dress I have been hunting down for a while now.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Linking up with:

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God Life Happy Wife

Monday, December 1, 2014

Buffalo check and boyfriend jeans

Top: Old Navy // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Similar // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Clutch: Stella & Dot

It's been that kind of week guys! I had this perfect post to go with these pictures and it didn't show!
Anyways, I'm loving these boyfriend jeans. A great buy at $12.50 a couple weeks at Gap. Love shopping there when they have 40% or 50% off items, even sale items. I can get the kids stuff there as well as shop for myself. Win-win in my book! You all know I love mixing prints and decided on these leopard pumps to add fun to the outfit. I keep telling myself to shop elsewhere, but Old Navy and Gap have great stuff lately : )