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Growing Up And The Importance Of Helmets

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Growing up astounds me. It seems as if you reach a point where you plateau. Where you mentally stay a certain age.

I am 31, but I still feel like I am 26. I look at my life and am completely floored that I have been married for almost 6 years and have 2 kids?! What the WHAT?! When did that happen? Why is life going so fast?!

And also, to confirm my adultness, I feel this great need to yell at kids, who are riding bikes, to wear a helmet. Don’t they know how important their little brains are?!

Yep, I’m a full-blown, rule-screaming grown up.



And please excuse the wrinkled skirt. I guess I’m not a full-blown ironing grown-up. ūüėČ

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(Shirt: Old Navy  Skirt: Old Navy  Belt: Ann Taylor Loft  Shoes: Goodwill-Jessica Simpson)


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My husband laughed the other night when I picked my pillow up to fluff it. I asked him what was so funny and he said, “You are such a schedule follower. You do the same things every night with rigid accuracy and yet you are the most spontaneous person too.” Does that make me semi-schizophrenic? That I have to have my ducks in a row and yet can fly by the seat of my pants and am perfectly content when nothing gets done? In truth it just means that I am a freakishly lazy control freak. Ha! That makes perfect sense, right?

This morning though, to mix things up, I completely forgot to set an alarm and woke up an hour late. Jumping out of bed in a panic, I gathered myself together and walked out the door ten minutes later. So much for routine…

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And the winner of the French Fabrications giveaway is…


And don’t forget that ¬†you can get 15% off any of Myste’s etsy shops by just entering the code “SMILE” into the coupon code section. Go buy something cute!

Here is a link to all three shops:

French Fabrications-crotched accessories and stuffed animals

Everything Lovely And Wonderful-vintage housewares and accessories

Fruits Of The Forest-wedding accessories and fantastic hair pieces

Sleeping With A Leech

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(Shirt: Wearing It On My Sleeves  Skirt: Thrifted (used to be a dress)  Shoes: Hand Me Down)

We don’t let our kids sleep with us, but our youngest has been sneaking into our bed early in the morning. Sleeping with him is like sleeping with a leech. I wouldn’t mind cuddling with him if he stayed on his own side of the bed, but insists on shoving his tiny body against me. He might as well be back in utero except that now he has the ability to kick me in the face. He has to always be touching me while he sleeps to confirm that I am still there, but the only thing he is confirming is that I won’t be going back to sleep.