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What Year Is It?!

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(Necklace: Target  Dress: Goodwill-Ann Taylor  Shoes: HandMeDown)

So I was looking through Seventeen Magazine the other day (Don’t judge me…) and I noticed these trends:

Butterfly clips in cornrows

Scrunchies

Cropped tops

Overalls

What year is it again?! 1997?! Because I’m pretty sure I could have kept all my AWKWARD clothes from high school and gifted them to one very excited teenage girl. Yikes. How am I old enough to have seen trends come around again? And WHY are they trendy again?! Scrunchies?! Really!?

Miss Me?

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(Necklace-Goodwill-JCrew  Dress-???  Shoes: Plato’s Closet)

Wowza! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?! If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen that I’ve just been hanging out with my boys, doing tons of swimming, beach trips and regular laziness. So it’s no surprise that I can’t get myself to sit in front of the computer and write a post, despite the fact that I’ve had pictures of cute outfits just stacking up on my camera. Because summer or not, nothing is gonna hold me back from wearing fun clothes. ;)

Curl Your Hair in Five Minutes

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Now this post will seem silly to all you curly-haired ladies out there, but learning this little trick has revolutionized my morning routine. I love how I look with curly hair, but it always takes forever. Well not anymore! Here is how you can be date/work ready in only 5 minutes! (continue reading at Life is Mom)

What to Wear in the Months after Having a Baby

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     After you’ve had a baby, you hope to get right back to your old wardrobe, since it’s been so long since you’ve worn anything but maternity clothes. Unfortunately your body won’t bounce right back. Victoria Secret models who wear bikinis on the catwalk six weeks after giving birth are either aliens, bionic or total liars. You’ll often look pregnant right after having a baby and for a while after. It’s almost like your body is working backwards. It feels like you’re shrinking at the same rate at which you grew. Here are some tips to help as you adjust in size. (continue reading..)

Drugging Myself

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Here are two random things I’ve been thinking about:

1.) I am pretty sure that while I was not looking and the doctor was mending me after labor in the hospital, she must have put a beanbag in my stomach. That’s the only way I can explain the total squishiness that is my abs right now.

2.) I am such a light sleeper and once I’m awake, I am up for good. This doesn’t bode well for someone with a newborn having to wake up every three hours. So I’m thinking…would I be able to keep a bottle of chloroform next to my bed and sniff it after every feeding to knock myself out? Kidding!

That Sounds Painful

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(Earrings and Shoes: Plato’s Closet  Shirt and Camisole: Old Navy  Jeans: Old Navy Maternity)

So apparently my middle son has inherited my flare for drama and slight hypochondria.

Here is something I overheard him say the other day:

“My arm hurts because my bone is trying to stick out of my skin. Stay in there, bone!”

I was freaked out a little at first, but when I looked at him he was fine. Yowza.

Back In The Game

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(Earrings: Cost Plus  Shirt: Plato’s Closet  Jeans: Old Navy Maternity  Shoes: instagram shop)

So, not to sound like a total jerk, but I can’t believe I had a baby three weeks ago. I am so ready to be back to normal. I want more than nothing to work out. How weird is that? I saw a nurse at my doctor’s office that had gone for a run on her lunch break and I found myself being totally jealous of her. Now when the time comes and my doctor does approve me to exercise, I’m guessing the burst of energy will probably only last a week, but it’s a week I’m totally looking forward to.

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