Friday, February 28, 2014

Closet Remix: Printed t-shirt for work


From left to right:
Outfit 1
Outfit 2

Happy Friday!
Closet remix Friday to show you two ways I have recently worn a printed tee for work. It's such a win-win: T-shirts are so comfortable, but yet so easy to dress it up for work.

We'll have a busy weekend with Jayden's birthday party. We are expecting about 40 kids. Yes, 40. We have a couple of surprises for Jayden and to keep them all entertained for a couple hours : )

Have a great weekend!



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday: All it takes is a mustard seed of faith

It's been tugging at my heart lately, yes the Holy Spirit knows exactly where and how to get us, to write a post regarding faith and trusting in God. You see, it's so easy to go on living life and forgetting your daily prayer time or leaning on God when things are going good. I guess you could say it's been good lately.

The twins starting sleeping through the night at about 4 months old (I know, I know. I'll have to share my secrets on a later post:)) and we had our routine going for a couple of months. Then, the teething stage started, and colds and ear infections hit. It only took a couple of weeks and exhaustion and frustration hit me hard. It was then that I realized that I was trying to do this (wife, mommy, sales rep, blogger, etc) all on my own. I realized how distant I had been in truly relying on God for the every day stuff.It was easy stuff and I was in a "good season" after all, right? And then I realized that it can go from good to exhausting in 2 seconds when you have 3 littles and so many responsibilities. I was reminded of my time in the hospital (86 day stay for pre term labor with my twins). You better believe I was walking hand in hand with my Savior during that time. And most of the time, He was carrying me because I could not walk that journey on my own. We are human and it's so easy to get caught up in "life" when times are "good".

But there is something about that wilderness, that tough and hard time of your life, that you learn to trust in The Lord with your entire heart and soul. Who else can pick up those broken pieces and give you hope? Who else can comfort your biggest fears during that dark and lonely time? As much as I hate the wilderness, and want to sprint right through it, I have learned to trust God the most during those times. So the next time I go through the wilderness, because I will, I am reminded of His Grace and Mercy. I am reminded of the time He carried me through those hard times. And most of all, I reminded of His Goodness and to this day, He still creates miracles. I look at my twins and I'm reminded every single day of this miracle. This miracle that came straight from my savior Jesus Christ. Not only to bless us with the pregnancy, but He promised me to carry me to at least 34 weeks. When I was in the doctor's office and dilating at 19 weeks 5 days, I questioned how in the world I was going to carry them that long. I didn't know what laid ahead, and the weeks on bed rest, but I held on to His Promise. I carried my miracle twins to 35 weeks 2 days.

It is moments like these that I want to remember, in the good times and in the bad. To remind myself that He is always true to His promise. To have just a mustard seed of faith, because that is all you need. He will take care of the rest.

Believe all dreams. Dream all is possible. Because all things are possible with Christ Our Lord.

In Nicu, where they spent 10 days (Ava) and 11 days (Aiden).


After our long hospital stay, we were all home on July 20, 2013.




Love,

Linking up with:
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Work Style: Blazer, Tee and red pants





Top: Old Navy // Pants: Mossimo via Target // Blazer: Apt 9 via Kohls (similar) // Shoes: DSW (similar) // Watch: Anne Klein // Earrings: Forever 21 // Necklace: Local // Ivanka Trump via TJ Maxx (on Amazon)

I'm wearing a tee shirt again for work. If you asked me which look is my favorite, (or one of my favorites)it's definitely a tee shirt and blazer look. It's comfortable enough, but the blazer adds a finishing touch to it. Of course, I had to add my animal print heels. Love how animal print is always in style!

Have a great mid-week Wednesday!

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MIX MATCH

Day and Night: Modcloth Cobalt blue dress


I was asked to put together a look for Modcloth using their Lead by Example dress. This is such a versatile dress, and I am showing you guys 2 ways to wear it for work and date night. You all know my love for blazers so I added it to the work look. Then, I added red heels and bag to add a little bit of glam to the entire outfit for date night. Modcloth has great dresses at a great price, for day to night looks.

Which look is your favorite?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Life Style: Jayden's 3rd Farm Birthday Party

A trip down memory lane, with a box of tissues next to me. As we get ready for his 5th birthday party this weekend, we look back at his past birthdays.

Jayden's 3rd Birthday- Farm Theme





















 



 



I truly enjoyed planning this party! I got tons of ideas on Pinterest, and there are so many things related to a farm theme that you can have a ball planning this birthday. B and I did pretty much all the decorating. My mom and I spent hours making the cake and cupcakes. We loved the way it turned out! And of course, the birthday boy was so excited. We rented a small petting zoo and pony rides. The kids had a blast!

Cake: My mom
Cupcakes: I made it them. Took my mom and I over 4 hours!
Balloons, farm duckies, cow print tablecloth, farm animal lollipos, farm animal hats: Oriental Trading
Candy mason jars: Cracker Barrel
Goodie bags and ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Pinata: Custom made at a local shop
Signs and banner: I made them.

Life Style: Jayden's 4th Power Ranger birthday

A trip down memory lane with a box of tissues next to me, as we go through Jayden's past birthdays.







Since Jayden's birthday is in March, we can never predict the weather. It is usually a little windy, but nothing too cold. For his 4th birthday, we did it a little more low key than his 3rd. Also because I was pregnant with the twins are already feeling exhausted! Either way, Jayden and all the kids had a blast!

Cake: Local bakery
Cupcakes: My mom
Cupcake Toppers: I made
Decorations and goodie bags: Party City
Pinata: Local shop