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Decisions, Decisions

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(Earrings: Cookie Lee  Dress: GwynnieBee  Shoes: HandMeDown-Steve Madden)

I started school last week and so far I have been able to be dressed every single day (Hurray for no nakedness!). My oldest started kindergarten on Monday. He’s been in preschool for the past two years, so I didn’t think it’d be that hard, but I’m not gonna lie, I shed a few tears after I dropped him off. We also have been making decisions about AM or PM kindergarten and preschool placement for my middle son and as a naturally decisive person, I am totally waffling! Is this normal?! Why are these decisions so hard to make?! I think I am placing too much emphasis on the gigantic future impact it will make on their lives, but as a first-time elementary parent, I am struggling. (Experienced parents, you can laugh at me now.)

Last Meal

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(Earrings: Cookie Lee  Dress: Gwynnie Bee  Belt: HandMeDown  Shoes: Plato’s Closet)

I am OBSESSED with cookie butter. I will eat it by the spoonful: original, crunchy or mixed with chocolate. If you haven’t discovered the beauty that is cookie butter, I suggest you track down your nearest Trader Joe’s and drive (even if it is two hours away) and buy it immediately! If I was in some sort of situation that I had to choose my last meal, I would 100% for sure include cookie butter in one way or another. What would you request for your last meal? Don’t think about the possible execution part that would gruesomely follow, just the delicious food that you could consume beforehand.

Gwynnie Bee

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(Necklace: gift  Tank: HandMeDown  Pants: Gwynnie Bee  Shoes: Goodwill)

I rarely pay attention to the ads on Facebook, but just recently one caught my eye. It was for a site called Gwynnie Bee and it is basically the Netflix of clothing. You fill up your virtual “closet” with items (sized 10-32) and they send them to you for you to wear and style to your heart’s content. When you are done with the item, you put it in the pre-paid bag they send you and return it. You can try one month for free, which is totally awesome because who doesn’t like free?! These pants were the first item that I received. I love them because they are a style that I’ve been wanting to try out, but would never buy. My husband was not a fan, but I’m glad I got to have fun with them for a limited time. What do you think of them? Casual glam or just too casual (aka gym pants)?

Fly Killer Extraordinaire

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(Necklace & Shoes: Plato’s Closet  Shirt: Goodwill  Skirt: Styles4Less)

Because it’s summer time, we have had our windows and doors open for the majority of the time. Unfortunately this means that we have flies coming in and out at all times. And flies drive me CRAZY! Fortunately I have been blessed with mad-ninja-fly-swatting skills, so I am definitely winning this battle…in my mind anyway. I better watch what I say though because the other day I caught my oldest grabbing the flyswatter while saying “It’s time for some killing!” Yikes.

I Could Be A Gold Medalist…

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(Necklace: HandMeDown  Sweater & Shoes: Thrifted  Dress: $5 store)

I am not a very competitive person. In second grade I played soccer for the first (and only) time and spent most of the time making daisy chains and making friends with the girls on the other team. In high school, I realized I did much better at solo sports (Varsity Hurdles), but still would never excel enough to become an Olympian in track & field. I do think there are some “sports” that I could DEFINITELY become a gold medalist in, if they were ever to become an Olympic sport. Such as:

-Extreme dishwasher unloading

-Expert makeup application while riding as a passenger in a car

-Quick use of a gas station bathroom

-Creation of dorkiest dance moves/routine

-Reading an entire Dr. Seuss book on one breath (bahaha! I can’t do this, but I have tried and will keep trying)

Naked and Stressed Out

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(Earrings: Urban Outfitters  Shirt: Instagram shop (shoplaurensplace)  Skort: Ross  Shoes: Instagram shop (shop_sweetserendipity))

A week ago, I got fed up of wearing maternity clothes…well, I got fed up with looking at them in my closet, so I packed them all up and exchanged them for my boxes of regular clothes. Unfortunately I still have another fifteen or twenty pounds to lose to be back to “normal”. I’ve been working super hard doing the 21 Day Fix (more on that later), so that I can fit into my clothes when I go back to work in a week. I am not quite sure that this is going to happen though and I’m pretty sure naked doesn’t fall under the “professional dress code guidelines”. Blerg.

Just Call Me Mr. Clean

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(Sunglasses: Charming Charlie  Necklace: Goodwill  Dress: Thrifted-Old Navy  Belt-Boutique  Shoes-Buffalo Exchange)

There is always that time period after giving birth when your hormones are out of whack and getting back to normal. The worst thing that happens during this time is that your hair starts falling out in droves. You should see how much hair is all over the floor of my home. It’s absolutely ridiculous. I’m pretty sure in the next couple of weeks I’m going to be bald. Anyone wanna go wig shopping with me? ;)

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