Thursday, October 23, 2014

A pop of pink with printed pants










Top: La Rok (old) // Pants: Loft (old) // Blazer: Loft // Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross // Bag: Stella & Dot // Necklace: Stella & Dot 

Hi guys,
I just got this necklace from Stella & Dot's new holiday line. And of course, I absolutely love it and want to wear it with everything! I told you all I love any shade of pink :) And what better way to break up black than with a pop of neon pink.  I am glad printed pants are still going strong this fall as well. Speaking of fall, it's still pretty warm in Houston. I will enjoy it since we'll go straight to winter in less than 2 months. Ha!

We are hanging out with friends this weekend. Trying out a winery here in the area. Looking forward to a relaxing one! 
Hope you have a great weekend!

Katherine

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Coral and aqua




(Don't mind Aiden photo bombing this last shot : ))

Top: The Limited (similar) // Skirt: The Limited (similar) // Cardigan: Target (similar) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bracelet: Stella & Dot // Bag: Stella & Dot // Shoes: Aldo (similar)

Happy Friday guys!
Here is a colorful look for you today. I gravitated toward grays to keep the look together. Wouldn't have thought to pair coral with gray, but liked how it turned into a cheerful fall look :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Red stripes and animal print





Top: Old Navy (similar) // Blazer: Kohls (similar) // Jeans: The Limited (similar) // Shoes: Mix No. 6 via DSW (similar love these!) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bag: Stella & Dot // Bracelets: Stella & Dot (1,2) // Sunglasses: Maui Jim (similar)

Happy Tuesday!
I have always loved jeans and blazer outfits. I like how polished it can take simple jeans and a tee, with just a blazer and a statement necklace. And I even added a bit of print mixing with my heels. Now I wish I could pull off jeans to work : ) and with our wonderful fall weather coming (we'll see how long this "cold front" lasts!), can't help but want to pull out all my blazers and scarves!

I haven't been taking too many outfit pictures. Mostly because I am tired by the end of my working day and want to get into comfy pj's as soon as I get home with the kids. I can honestly say I don't usually wear the same outfit twice, but change it up with a necklace or a different top or bottom. So here is to getting creative with different pieces in my closet : )

Have a great Tuesday,


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Garay Treasures

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Recipe Tuesday: Crockpot Meatloaf




I didn't grow up eating meatloaf, but B did. I have tried a couple recipes in the past, but most evenings, we do not have an hour to sit around and wait for dinner to cook. I found this recipe on Pinterest (of course!), and it was so incredibly yummy! I prepped everything while the babies were napping on Saturday, and put it in the crock pot for about 6-7 hours. We came home from the pumpkin patch and had a delicious diner waiting for us!

Ingredients

2 eggs, beaten

½ c milk

2/3 c bread crumbs

½ chopped onion

1 t salt

½ t sage

1 ½ lbs lean ground turkey

Ketchup or BBQ Sauce to cover with while cooking (I used ketchup and about 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce mixed before putting it on top of the meatloaf).



Directions:

1.Mix all ingredients in a bowl. (Except ketchup and sauce).
2.Place foil in crock pot. Put loaf into crock pot.
3.Cook on low for 6-7 hours

It's that simple!

Enjoy,



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pumpkin Patch visit


A kiss for sister. It was cold (high 50s is cold for us Houstonians!) in the morning, but the sun quickly warmed up the day.
Ava's Jacket: Carter's (on sale in store) // Jeans: Old Navy // Shirt (seen in pictures below): Old Navy // Boots: Airwalk via Goodwill ($4!) (similar) // Bow: Gift

 
Aiden loved the petting zoo. Ava was not too sure about the strange looking animals!

 
Jayden has always loved animals!

 
Ava quickly burst into tears when she thought the Llama was going to eat Jayden's hand!

She felt much better in daddy's arms!



First ever wagon ride. They did so good! They actually sat in it the whole time : )  I know this will not always work!

 
When did my little boy get so big???

 
A little train ride with my littles.

 
And a pony ride.

 
 

 
Aiden loved the pumpkin patch. He picked up every pumpkin, and threw every "ball" that he could lift up!





A few attempts at pumpkin patch pictures. We will have to make it to another one soon and get all the kids to look at the camera :)

We had a great Saturday! We were eagerly anticipating our "Houston fall", but don't let the jeans fool you. Or the long sleeves, or Ava's boots. It was rather warm when the sun was out and shining, but it was such a beautiful day none the less.

I am amazed of how quickly Ava and Aiden have grown over the past year. They have their own little personalities, their own likes and of course dislikes. Ava has quickly become a girly girl, even surrounded by her brothers, and Aiden is all boy. I feel like I can relate to Ava the best, but my heart warms to see Aiden do so many things just like big brother!

My number one guilt is not giving each of my own kids their own undivided attention. I'm sure many moms with more than 1 feel that way. I wish I could freeze time and experience them one on one. B and I are so grateful that we had 4 years and 4 months with Jayden all to ourselves. Every time I pick him up from Kindergarten, I can't believe that he really is that big! And now he is the best big brother to Ava and Aiden. They adore him of course!

So now that the babies are getting older, I want B and I to have special time with each of our kids. And sometimes we do split up and he takes the boys, and I take Ava to hang out with my sister and my mom or vice versa.

So moms, what special things are you doing with your kids individually???


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Shades of pink





Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Skirt: Eshakti (similar in pink)// Shoes: Guess via DSW // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Marshalls (similar) // Earrings, Bracelets (1,2) and Necklace: My Stella & Dot

Happy Thursday!
This week is flying by. Yay! We are eagerly awaiting fall weather this weekend and I can't wait. Now, it hasn't been as hot as the typical Houston weather, but we are still in the low 90s during the day. I get jealous of you lovely ladies with blazers and boots. Ha! I attempted to wear a blazer this week and I didn't even make it to noon. It was that warm!
I will admit that I could wear summer like items all the time, if I could. Which brings me to this outfit. I told you all I still like pink. Even though this blouse is a beautiful peachy-pink. And I had to pair it with this awesome polka dot skirt from Eshakti. I think it is one of my favorite pieces from Eshakti. And I own quite a few skirts from them!

Would you wear an all pink outfit?

(Excuse my super tired face in the last picture. I'm really that tired by the end of the day. Ha!)


Have a great Thursday and as always, thanks for stopping by,

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Marvelous in My Monday

It has been hard to get outfit posts for the past couple months. I even thought about taking them with my iphone today and completely forgot! I will promise to try to do better : ), because it also keeps me motivated in changing up my current wardrobe. I am not buying for myself lately. Something about having twins and wanting to dress them up! Ha.

So, I have been reading Fit for Motherhood for a while now and love how she does Marvelous in My Monday. So I thought I would give it a try.

Marvelous ....

Spending Sundays at home with my family and watching the Texans kick some tail!

 
Watching the game on a rather cool, ok not so hot, Sunday!

 
Aiden and a sports ball. Always attached to his hands!

 
Finding a box to have fun with!



                                   Ava adores milk! She drinks 8 oz 4 times a day, and I'm sure would have more if we let her!

Having a girl to dress up. My sister and I were are such girly girls. We both love pink to this day. And I adore anything with pearls, lace and ruffles. I love how Ava is starting to love shoes, jewelry, and purses. Now, I know it's one of the least important things in life (sort of!), but none the less, my heart melts a little when she asks to wear a necklace. She walks into my closet and I have all my necklaces on the wall. She then proceeds to tell me every morning "dame" (give me in Spanish). I swear, it's the cutest thing ever!




Dress: Gift (similar) // Shoes: Stride Rite (via JBF resale) // Bow: Little London Lou (I turned headband into a clip) // Necklace: Thrifted

Having my dad home even if it's just for a few days. (He is working on a project in South America for 2 months). He left and then we found out my sister's cancer showed re-growth. And then we went through her 8 hour long brain surgery without him. I don't think I ever missed my dad like I did this past month. And the babies adore "Abuelito" (Grandpa). Especially my Aiden (my youngest son). He was shocked the first time he saw him last week and quickly went to clinging by his side. Sigh. Not looking forward to saying good bye in a couple days.

My sister and my dad.

My parents! I can't even begin to tell you how much my parents do for my sister, brother and I. My dad spend nights with me when I was in the hospital (hospital bed rest for my twin pregnancy), just to keep me company (and sane!). My mom was with me every single day while I was in the hospital, NICU stay (11 days) and the first 8 weeks of my twins' life. She came over every single day to help me take care of preemie newborn twins! I could go on. I am grateful beyond words. Don't know how I could ever thank them for all they do.

My parents and their 4 grandchildren.

Pumpkin anything! I love fall and the weather has been great. It's ususally unbearably hot even in late September/ early October. So I am able to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes any day now : ) I also can't wait to make my pumpkin and nutella bread. Yum!

Thank you Katie for hosting.