Friday, May 30, 2014

{Fashion Friday} Leopards and Skaters

Fashion Friday is here. A little late in the day but better late than never right? I must admit it's been hard for me to get back into the swing of things after all the family being here. As well as everything else going on. Which is a ton! Nothing out of the norm for an Army wife. But a lot of stuff at the same time. Thankfully summer is fast approaching and Riley will be out of school in a few weeks. Apparently this school has the longest school year ever! Not getting out til the end of June. There goes most of the summer months. I hope to get much more blogged in the coming weeks. Get back into my groove before being "lazy in the summer"  becomes my new mentality and takes me over completely.
Do any of you have the same problem towards the end of the school year? I can't be the only one.....

    Shop My Outfit

Top: Wetseal {exact}
Necklace: Wetseal {similar}
Skirt: Forever21 {exact}
Shoes: Windsor {similar}


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

{conversations with a five-year old}

While all the family was visiting I overheard some pretty hilarious conversations they had with little miss Riley.

Uncle: No one watches tv during the day

Riley: Well maybe an uncle show

Uncle: An uncle show?

Riley: Yeah you're the uncle ! 

{Watching the new Cinderella preview}

Mommy: That's it? That shoe looks really uncomfortable 

Uncle: Who's going to fit into that shoe

Riley: ....Cinderella 

Uncle: Relax were on vacation 

Riley: Yeah were on vacation man relax 

Grandpa : when my checker gets to your side You say "king me"

Riley: and you say queen me!  

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

{copcat Tuesday} Boho- Electric

Found on Fitzroy Boutique

Annnnnddd I'm back!  It's been such a roller coaster of excitement lately. Leaving me pretty busy or really exhausted. Where I just want to sit on the couch and watch movies all day long. 
Don't we all wish we could do that?! 
Here's this weeks copycat fashion. I found this one on pinterest. I linked back to the original website. 
I love the bold blue with the neutral colors!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Things I'm loving

There are so many things I'm loving this week. If you haven't heard we are moving to hawaii next summer and that's pretty exciting. A lot of red tape because this is a different kind of move so that's all complicated. But living at the beach sounds pretty luxurious don't ya think?? 
We are very thankful that God has allowed to live in such amazing places. They are always places we would never imagine living but we make the best of it and we have awesome adventures together and make great memories! 

Also we had all the family last week for the hubby's graduation. Can't believe that was already a week ago {blogging that soon} but they all left and Evans little brother stayed longer with us. I can't even remember the last time we had some bonding time with just him. I think this might be the first time. We've been having so much fun exploring the historical sites with him and introducing him to our favorite New England traditions. 

Riley listening to the audio your guide at the buckman tavern in Lexington 

He's having a lobstah roll!!! 

What are you loving this week? 

Friday, May 16, 2014

{Fashion Friday} Stripes obsession

I can't believe it's already friday! I'm already losing track of my days. I've had a ton of major things going on lately plus a house full of family! The hubby graduating, preparing for our move, getting Riley ready for Kindergarten next year.
That's bound to make anyone's brain go a little wonky. I'm getting a a hold of my life again and getting organized. I always feel so much better when I cross things off of my list. 

I decided to go with a simply spring outfit. Maybe channeling my need to simplify my life right now. Not sure, either way it works. 

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Leggings: {exact}
Necklace: Gifted {similar}


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program.................


Word is in on our next duty station!  I know you have read my many complaints about the cold and the snow and what not. It's just hard for a California girl to be put in two very cold places. First Colorado now Massachusetts! It's never been my favorite. So after 5 1/2 years of cold, brutal winters. We are moving to HAWAII!!!!! At first I was nervous about having the choice. It was the only spot open for us at this time. They said we could take the chance of getting whatever they give us, or taking Hawaii now. After weighing all our options we took the plunge and said yes. Now we get to have an super long extended vacation. Sounds pretty exciting to me! Can't wait to be in this beautiful place!


Friday, May 9, 2014

{Fashion Friday} Summer Stripes


Loving this slip dress. It's perfect for the warm weather and can be paired with so many different things. I kept it simple with this striped blazer and heart pendant.

See how else I styled this blazer

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Blazer: {exact}
Dress: {exact}
Boots: {exact}
Necklace: Gift {exact}

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

{Conversations with a five-year old}

Riley: Daddy what do you do at work?
Daddy: I sit at a desk and call people to get them to join the Army.
Riley: That's all you do?
Daddy: Haha yeah 

Riley: We got tooglers Mommy!
Mommy: Tooglers?
Riley: Yeah it's red and it's strawberry
Mommy: Twizzlers?
Riley: Yeah!

Riley: Look it's a bomb..right mommy?
Mommy: A bomb?
Riley: Yeah
Mommy: You mean ambush? {I said ambush earlier}
Riley: Yeah! ........ That's an ambush! {Pointing to the track team running towards us}

Daddy: What color are your eyes?

Riley: Blueish green like yours! We have the same eyes!

Daddy: What color is your hair?

Riley: Blonde like yours! We have the same hair! .........but not the same pajamas.

{Getting Ready for School}
Riley: Mommy! I'm tired of wearing leggings all the time! I just want to take a break from them!

Mommy: Well what do you want to wear then?

Riley: A DRESS!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

{CopyCat Tuesday} ...well not really

I know I know it's Copycat Tuesday. However, I didn't find anything to copy! 
Not that there isn't anything inspiring. I've just been really busy around here.
There has been a lot going on around here. I am working on my photography business and moving next year. Plus, all the family is coming in for the hubby's graduation this weekend.
I'm running around like a chicken without a head. And my brain is on overdrive with all the new changes. All good changes though!
So here's an original outfit no copying here! I sure am getting a lot of good use out of this vest. I got it for a penny. It was one of those random items I picked up because it was only a penny at Wetseal!
See how else I styled this vest!

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Vest: {Similar}
Dress: {similar}
Necklace: Gifted

Friday, May 2, 2014

{Fashion Friday} Simply Casual

With all these rain lately we get little spots of sunshine which I love. This is a perfect outfit to just throw in in the Spring and Summer. It's extremely comfortable to lounge around the patio or go out for the day. And the fabric on the dress is very stretchy so don't worry about it being too constricting. 
I hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Happy Friday!!

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Maxi Dress: {Exact}
Vest: {similar}
Necklace: Gift {similar}

Thursday, May 1, 2014

{Home Decor} Dining Room Update

I've been working hard on putting together our dining room.
Adding pieces here and there to make it our own.  I love mixing my styles together, vintage, classic but with a little edge. I'm just waiting on getting one more piece and it will finally be done! I've even done some challenging up-cycling and DIY along the way. But it was all worth it. I painted the chevron curtains, hutch , and the red chair. Hope you enjoy this little tour. :)

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