Sleek, vintage, & modern

Posted on: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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A vintage 50′s skirt here. A modern crop top there. And a little fedora action to lighten the mood. This is my cup of tea precisely!

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And of course our baby to make everything more fun! By the way, the length of this skirt was perfect for chasing her around!

Life lately…

Posted on: Monday, September 1, 2014

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I hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! We took a couple days off and made a trip down to North Carolina to visit Megan! We will be back soon, but for now, I have lots of pictures gathering that I haven’t been able to share yet! So… our life lately. It’s been wonderful! Anabelle is such a little ham and so so so perfectly hilarious! She’s turning into such ¬†little character every single day.

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Anabelle in this outfit! Oh my goodness! That hat! Reminds me of Little Bow Peep.

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Jam from Chloe and Taylor’s wedding! Lately I’ve been making a cream cheese, monterey jack quesadilla on corn tortilla with a little jam on top. It’s like candy!!! So good!

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Flower’s from Chloe and Taylor’s wedding. They were so pretty having everywhere around the house!

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Grammy now has a special chair for little Anabelle on her porch. It is seriously the cutest.

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Anabelle loves Kirki. She knows she can’t touch him, but she will try to touch the perch all day long.

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The kiddie pool is probably the best thing ever. We should have filled it up a lot more often this summer, but we haven’t. Anytime we do though, she has so much fun. The water is one of her favorite places.

How to adjust your style while nursing

Posted on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Anabelle just recently stopped nursing. On the one hand, it’s kind of nice in the sense that it takes half as long to put her to bed at night. But on the other, WHEN DID SHE GET SO BIG?! She was only nursing at night for the last few weeks and one night she decided she was done, sat up, hugged me, and fell asleep with her head on my shoulder (which she never did before!). I’m not going to lie… my eyes welled up a little. I love her so much and she is growing so fast.

Now that this period has passed, I thought I’d do a little wrap up of my nursing style. When Anabelle was born, I knew that I wanted to breastfeed her, but I never connected the dots to realize that this would affect my closet. All of the sudden, my dresses were out of the question and I had thick nursing bra straps connected to my very sexy (Not!) nursing bra that I needed to cover. These were some of my favorites to include in my style throughout the past year.

Loose Sweaters

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Loose sweaters are the best! That way when you are lifting your shirt up, you still have something hanging down to your hip. The more like a blanket they are, the better!

Loose shirts

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Loose shirts are kind of like receiving blankets! In the beginning I still used a blanket, but the loose shirt helped me as I adjusted everything. Later on, as I got better, the loose shirt was enough.

Scarves

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Loose shirts are good, scarves make it better! Every once in a while I’d get annoyed because they were in my way and I couldn’t see Anabelle during her sweetest moment of the day, but when this wasn’t the case, scarves were the best! It adds a little bit of distraction to what I was actually doing and almost served as a little receiving blanket hanging over the baby’s face. More than once, I even had someone come up to me having absolutely no idea what I was doing and asking to see the baby. I took it as a compliment that I was being so subtle, but unfortunately they walked away a little awkward.

High-Waisted Skirts

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When I had to cut my dresses out of my wardrobe, I realized that I really didn’t have many skirts. A problem that I quickly remedied! And high waisted skirts only made it better… Didn’t have to show much midriff.

Hats

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For the moments when my wardrobe just seemed boring. Hats made it better and more interesting.

An afternoon in the park!

Posted on: Monday, August 25, 2014

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It’s official! Ault Park is my favorite! I love the landscaping, the open fields, the flowers, the pavilion area, I think it’s all so gorgeous almost any time of the year. After going there a week ago for a little date with Kevin, all I wanted to do this Sunday was take little Anabelle! She loved it! She ran around the fields and was just obsessed with all the flowers and bushes! You would think that I sat her down for some of these photos in the middle of these Black-Eyed-Susans, but no…. She knew where she looked pretty! That was all her!

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Both of them were mean-mugging me! Apparently I was taking to long to adjust the camera settings…

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Hands free and full of trust! That’s how this little girl likes to be held! She just lounges when she’s on our hip completely trusting us not to drop her. And evidently she has the same trust when she is high on Kevin’s shoulders!

An anniversary picnic

Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Since our anniversary fell on a Monday this year, Kevin and I decided to celebrate on the previous Saturday instead! My sister babysat Anabelle and Kevin and I took off for an afternoon and evening together! We packed a blanket, our current books (I know… Nerd status!), our playing cards (which we didn’t end up using) and a picnic basket complete with snacks and a bottle of fruity sweet wine to mix with tonic water and fresh raspberries (fantastic afternoon drink!). I kept wondering if it was going to rain, but that actually made the day perfect! It was cool and cloudy, which made the park a bit empty and our book pages not too bright.

We aren’t too ceremonious and love doing laid back activities together, but it’s not often that we get time together just the two of us… So this was extra special. We wrapped up our evening with sushi and a night at the drive in! And that drive in is going to have to make it into our routine more often! I hadn’t been since I crashed a date in high school, and we had never been together, but we had such a blast!

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