I can’t believe the binkie is gone. I can’t believe she is in a twin bed. I can’t believe that in Target the other day, when I said “stay by mama”, she said “I’m okay, I’m a big girl now Mama” (this big girl thing is probably going to come back to bite me). Q is turning 3 in less than 3 months. WHAT?!?!
We moved Q into Chase’s old “man-cave”/office for her new room. She picked the color blue (which apparently is her favorite at the moment) and I went with it. I am very pleased with how it turned out.
- Furniture: from my in-laws from a garage sale (I did spray paint the nobs gold to match the decals) thanks guys!
- Bedding: Quilt and large back pillow from Stein Mart and sheets and other pillows from Target (of course).
- Gold dot decals: Urban Walls (follow their Instagram – it has great ideas for decor, especially kid rooms).
- Dream-catcher: made-it myself (thank you Mom for making/helping me do it) but you can find similar ones on Etsy for sure.
- Photos frames: Hobby Lobby!
Still working on potty training…Lord help us!
Just had to do a shout out to Mulberry Press Co for making the best t-shirts! I have three of their shirts, “Good Vibes Only,” “Huslin’ Mama,” and “Give Thanks” and I wear at least one every weekend. They are super soft and stylish and I love that they are little longer in the torso!
I had to go to an eight hour long district training this past Saturday and wanted to have “good vibes” about it so I put on this shirt. Everyone at my training table smiled and said “yep!” and it just put me and everyone else in a good mood. If you haven’t looked at their site you are missing out!
Shopping is very therapeutic to me and I really love new clothes (I mean, who doesn’t?); but, I have found that it is much harder to really shop with Q running around trying to play “Hide” down the aisles.
Thus, most of my pieces are styled by Target because it is convenient when I am already there getting groceries and pull-ups and whatever else I need that week. I love Target’s clothes and shoes, they really do help me keep my wardrobe and Q’s wardrobe up to date but sometimes it just isn’t enough, especially in the “teacher work clothes” need of my closet.
So, I decided to try an online personal stylist called Stitch Fix. I was a little apprehensive at first but I got my first “fix” yesterday and I really enjoyed getting the package, trying on the clothes, and figuring out what I wanted to keep or send back. I ended up keeping a top and some jeans (JEANS ARE MY KRYPTONITE).
I am using Stitch Fix mainly for work tops because that is what I have the most trouble finding at stores. I have a “fix” coming every other month but you can choose to have it every other week or every month, etc. I do not need it that often but I think it will be a great way to get some pieces that are personalized to my needs and style preferences shipped to my door (no more keeping Q occupied in a department store fitting room). I also like that if I don’t like the pieces I can send them back right away in a pre-paid package that they send to me with the clothes – so simple. And, I have to say that getting that package is very exciting, like Christmas morning for 20-something-female-adults.
As an added bonus, my personal stylist, Emily, sent with the clothes this little pamphlet that had the pieces she sent with ideas of how to style them with pieces I might have in my closet already (which I thought was very helpful and looked Pinterest worthy)!
If you are having trouble getting to the stores to shop or just want a variety of different clothes and jewelry to chose from, begin a personal profile here and check it out – it really has been a fun experiment for me so far!
Happy Shopping and WEEKEND!
I have been following The Shine Project blog for some time now and have really enjoyed getting to know Ashley, her family, and her mission to change the world. The crystal necklace below is from her Threads line where every purchase made helps to employ inner city youth. Check her blog and her clothing and jewelry line out – it is pretty amazing and inspiring.
Also, the below sneaks are from Target – yes, the new spring slip-on’s and sandals are out!!! These are minimal and BEIGE (not white which I was super jazzed about). Please excuse the tile grout!
Our first family photo shoot went really well! Chase and I were shocked because Q was having A DAY that day and I thought for sure we were going to have some major meltdowns but she did really well and it ended up being a lot of fun. Brenna Leigh Photography did an awesome job capturing my little family (and also, how cute is my sister-in-law)!
Note: My sweater and jeans (Diva slim fit) are from Old Navy and my boots were a gift from my mama.