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5 Years

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(Blouse: Sweet Serendipity‘s instagram  Skirt: Plato’s Closet  Shoes: Goodwill-Banana Republic)

I just realized that it’ll be five years this October that we purchased our house. And for some reason that number stuck out to me.

Five years.

I remember when we were getting engaged and picking out a ring that I said to myself, “In five years, we will upgrade to a nicer band.” When we bought our house a year and a half later, we both discussed that “in five years we would sell or have enough money to rent our house and move to a bigger house”. And in only six months, our first born will be five years old.

It’s so funny how our expectations change and how we think that we will be somewhere in life or think we know how it will go and then realize that you are barely in control of anything. Growing up is a strange and odd world and it’s almost silly to have presumptions about how your life will turn out. We still haven’t upgraded my ring or our house and I might die of shock when Liam turns five, but I am happier than I ever could have imagined. I am thankful for the way our family is growing together and blessed to have a God that is control of our lives and future. My priorities have changed and I’m grateful now just for the time to enjoy it all.

Wonder where we will be in another five years?

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

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This Thursday I put on this cute baby doll dress as part of the Coast to Coast Challenge.


When I went inside, I realized I was so out of it, that I hadn’t even put earrings on. I quickly found some I liked and then remembered how I don’t like how the bodice of this dress gapes, so I added a brown vest I own. When I looked in the mirror, I liked the resulting outfit so much more than just the dress.

And so I asked my husband if he would take my picture again. Yes, ladies, he’s a keeper.




(Earrings: Swap Meet  Dress: Target  Vest: instagram account  Shoes: HandMeDown-Top Shop)

Layering adds a certain element to an outfit and allows you to change the feel. My original look was very girly, but I love how the vest sorta “hardened” the whole outfit.

Happy Fashion Friday! (I almost missed it!)

Top Five Wardrobe Essentials

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I’m over at Life As Mom today with my monthly contributor post talking about my top five most adaptable items in my wardrobe. Hop on over and check it out! Have a fabulous day!

And since a post just isn’t a post without a pic, here’s my boys on Monday before they left for school.

Why are they growing so quickly?!??!