Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years 2013


Happy New Years 2013! May this year be your best year filled with blessings and happiness!

Katherine

Friday, December 28, 2012

Closet Remix: Animal Print blouse


From left to right:

Outfit 1

Outfit 2

Happy Friday!
This week has gone by too fast. Two more days off next week and back to work on Wednesday. I should be able to have more work style pictures for you guys.
This week's closet remix is my animal print blouse. It was a Loft buy during their clearance sales and a great buy. I paired it with bright colors on these pictures, but black and white can go with everything.
Have a great day!
Katherine

TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:


I recently saw this quote and it really made me think. My heart has been on all those less fortunate this year: Hurricane Sandy, Sandy Hook Elem shooting, the poor, the sick, etc. Sometimes I ask myself how I can help all those that need financial support. I felt God telling me, to just give. Whatever was in my heart, even if it was just $10. I think we can all make a huge difference in this world if we gave, even if it's just a little.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Work Style: Magenta and animal print




Top: Loft $15 (on clearance) * Skirt: Marshall's $19.99 * Tights: Forever 21 * Bag: Mossimo via Target * Blazer: Erin Featherson via Target (old) * Shoes: Jessica Simpson via DSW $20

Happy Thursday!
I had to pull up some old looks from earlier this month. I love this magenta skirt! It works with so many tops and combinations of color. I decided to pair it with my animal print top from Loft. I added tights and a blazer for colder temps.
What is your favorite color combination?

Thanks for reading!
Katherine

TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:



I don't get to read as much as I used, and would like, but this is so true when you find a great book!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Life Style: Christmas Tradition

My family after Christmas Eve service

The Gonzales Family after Christmas Eve service

Jayden being silly at my in laws

Jayden and mommy opening gifts at my in laws

Jayden opening gifts at my sister's house. We wait until midnight, and I don't know how most of the kids make it that late!

Happy Wednesday!
I hope you all had a great Christmas surrounded by friends and family. We love having most of our family very close to us and we are able to celebrate with each one of them. Our Christmas tradition starts with Christmas Eve service at church with my parents, sister and nephew. Brother in law usually works (he owns a couple of restaurants) and joins us for the festivities at night. B, Jayden and I then go to my in laws for annual tamales and opening of gifts with them. We usually then drive to my family's Christmas Eve party. This year was held at my sister's and we usually all take turns. We spend Christmas Day with in laws, because then we have a few birthdays on my side of the family the following days. It is a busy time of year, but we would not trade it for anything!
Thanks for reading,
Katherine

TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:


Linking up at Random Wednesday today.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Closet Remix: Navy polka dot blouse


From left to right:

Outfit 1
Outfit 2
Outfit 3

Happy Friday!
I hope everyone is ready for Christmas! The weather has cooled down considerably, that we actually had ice on the grass this morning. Jayden is sure that snow is next! LOL
This week's Closet Remix is my (borrowed) navy polka dot blouse. The funny story is that my sister and I went shopping at Forever 21 a couple months ago. She picked up this blouse, and we looked everywhere for another. Unfortunately, we did not find another one. Luckily for me, she is always generous with her closet : ) We shared clothes all the way until I got married. (I got married first). It was sad to sit there and split up our clothes we had shared for long. And no that we live in the same neighborhood, is like old times again!
Thanks for reading,
Katherine

TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:


May all of you have a blessed Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Life Style: Jayden's Christmas Party

Nikon 50 mm 1.8G
ISO 400 (no flash), 1/40s, f 2.8


Praying before their meal.

Mommy and Jayden.

My little reindeer with his reindeer tail.

Ringing the bell. I was amazed that 3 year olds can sit (still!) in a line and ring the bell when they heard the word "bell" from the story. And then they passed the bell to the next child. God bless teachers for what they do!


They are actually all listening!

Happy Thursday!
We woke up to a strong windstorm here in Houston. It looks like the tempetature might actually get into the 50s today. Good thing, because Jayden is wondering where the snow is for Christmas. My sweet boy is too young to realize we live in Texas : )He got his first sight of snow when we traveled to Colorado earlier this year and went skiing. He has loved snow ever since!
He had his Christmas party yesterday at pre school. If you can't tell, they are dressed as little reindeers (tail and all) and these 3 year olds played the best reindeers ever!
Thanks for reading.
Katherine

PS I have been slacking big time with my picture challenge. (Info here!)I'm hoping these make up for it. : )

Linking up with Almost Friday, Thursday Blog Hop.


TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:


I love this quote for so many reasons. I've always been a worrier. When I became a parent, it became even worse. Once I became a Believer, I realized that it truly is in God's Hands. It's a challenge every day to push the worry away, but this is a great reminder of why we need to stop worrying! Have a great day!








Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A pause for Sandy Hook Elementary


In memory of all the angels and hereoes who perished last Friday. My heart goes to each of the families. May God's strength, peace and comfort surround you during this very difficult time.

Katherine

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Work Style: Navy polka dots and herringbone





Blouse: Forever 21 * Blazer: Loft via Thrifted $9.99 * Skirt: Bebe (very old) * Shoes: Michael Antonio via Zappos

Happy Tuesday!
I am officially on vacation until the new year. I wore this outfit to work a couple weeks ago. It's a great mix of patterns and colors. The weather is still fairly warm especially for December, so I add a blazer for the morning breeze.

Would you mix pattern and colors?
Thanks for reading!
Katherine

TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:


What a great quote to give you some inspiration this Tuesday!



Monday, December 17, 2012

Life Style: Christmas is in the air









Happy Monday!
We had a few Christmas activities this past weekend. My sister, mom and I drove to Galveston with the boys on Friday afternoon, to visit the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens. The lights were amazing and they had such fun activities all throughout. On Saturday, our neighborhood had a kid's Christmas party. The boys took pictures with Santa Claus, made balloons with Mrs. Claus, decorated cookies, rode the train and wrote another letter to Santa.
As I sit here and write about our great weekend with our family, I can't help but feel so devastated for the families who lost a child or loved one on Friday. I still can not believe this happened! I think my mind goes into shock, that something so heartbreaking could happen to innocent children and adults. The only comfort I find is knowing these precious children are in Heaven with Our Heavenly Father. I pray for all those affected by this devastation, and truly pray for God's peace to surround this nation that needs it now more than ever. I hope we all choose to remember the heroes of this story: all the children, teachers and administrators.

Thanks for reading,
Katherine









Friday, December 14, 2012

Closet Remix: Houndstooth Skirt


From left to right:

Outfit 1
Outfit 2

Happy Friday!
Hope you guys had a great week. It's been crazy busy at work!
Today's Closet Remix is my houndstooth skirt. A great neutral skirt that pretty much will go with everything. In both different looks, I paired it with bright colors. I might try pairing it with my cognac boots next time to make a completely dfferent look.
Hope you all have a great weekend planned. We have a few more Christmas events to go to this weekend. We are pretty much done with Christmas shopping, though. Thanks goodness.
Are you done Christmas shopping or just getting started?

Thanks for reading!
Katherine

Linking up with Casual Chic Mom today.

TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:


One of my all-time favorite scriptures. I remind myself of this everytime I start doubting myself.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Workstyle: A sweater and houndstooth





Sweater: Target $15 * Skirt: Forever 21 (Fall 2012) * Shoes: Steve Madden via Marshall's * Bag: Cole Haan

Happy Tuesday!
I wore this a couple of weeks ago when we had cooler temps. I bought this sweater at Target last month during one of their sales. It is a great sweater, but rather warm. Perfect for this week's weather. We are finally getting cold weather. I added my orange purse to add lots of color to an otherwise neutral outfit.
Thanks for reading,
Katherine

TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:


Beautiful scripture for today!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Life Style: Christmas Parties





Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a great weekend! B and I went to a yummy mexican restaurant for his work Christmas party on Friday. And on Saturday, I went to a friend's Annual Cookie Exchange Party. I just love December! Great times spent with friends and family.
Thanks for reading,
Katherine

TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:


A great message to Praise Him! Have a great Monday.

Linking up with YOLO Mondays and Monday Meet Up.