I have a confession... I've been keeping a secret

Monday, January 26, 2015

so my lovelies, I must finally admit I've been with-holding information but the time has come to share....

Mini-me is going to be a BIG SISTER!!!

That's right, we're expecting!!!

The juicy details

Due date: July 19 (that makes me 15 weeks!)

How have I been feeling: UGH. Sick, sick and more sick. I've been battling all-day sickness since the get-go and had to go on diclectin because I was barely functioning. That combined with a few run-ins with cold/flu and I have been quite the disaster! I have also been insanely tired. It's a rare occasion I made it past 9pm and there have been much, much earlier nights. 

Are we finding out the sex?: Nope! As of right now, the sex of the little bean shall remain a surprise! We didn't find out with mini-me and it was fun but also easier than I thought. Plus, it's not like we get a choice anyways!

I'm probably forgetting some commonly asked questions but my brain is a little foggy, plus it's getting close to the witching hour (aka 9pm). 

Hopefully this further explains my hiatus the last few months... I'm working on it! 

my wishlist

Friday, January 23, 2015

I've been on a bit of a hiatus. The break from the blog and my computer in general wasn't planned or intended but it was needed.

Sickness has taken it's toll on our house (again) and I've been foregoing my evening computer time for more sleep. As much as I've missed keeping up with all of you, I desperately needed the sleep.

Neither mini-me nor I are 100% yet but we're getting there. I still haven't quite figured out how Mr. B avoids all this sickness garbage. C'est la vie.


regularly scheduled post: My Wishlist

I feel as though fashion and I have also had a little parting of ways. Naturally, I'm still getting dressed in the morning (kind of a requirement at the office) and I haven't resorted back to yoga pants as a daily staple; however, I certainly don't feel like I have a good handle on my wardrobe right now.

I need to refocus.

I tried to think of concrete things I want/need to make this 'refocus' a little easier and I'm coming up with nothing. 

What I'm wishing for is something more abstract than a specific item... it's the feeling you get when you put together the perfect outfit. 

Unlike a new purse (which I also need but can't seem to narrow the choices down enough to share), I can't pop into a store and purchase that 'put together' feeling. The capacity is there, I've had it before, I just need to find it. Maybe spend some time sorting out my closet. 

If you're a fashion-lover/blogger you likely know the feeling I'm talking about. Instead of leaving the house in the morning feeling okay, you look in the mirror and think "I love this". I'm bot loving my outfits lately. This may be directly related to being sick and the general fatigue that comes with that. 

I WILL feel GREAT in my clothes again... stay tuned..

Shoes to Shiraz | Two Teens and their Mama | A Lovely Little Wardrobe | R Squared 
Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy | Family Love Inspiration Education  
The Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life | The Blondissima Positively Learning | Quilty Joy Joy
 Daily Style Finds | Sheila's Potpourri | Puppies and Pretties She thought She could Foxy's Domestic Side | Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After | Sprinkled Just Right


jams of the week: Winter's Edge and Puppy Love

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I haven't been great with posting my manicures lately... since it's been snowy and FREEZING here, I figured I'd embrace the winter (for a week anyways) and update my nails accordingly. 

I'm super excited because Jamberry came out with some amazing designs for some upcoming holidays. Think Valentine's day, St. Patty's day and Easter!!!

I can't  wait to get my hands on "Love Spell" or should I say, I can't wait to get "Love Spell" on my hands!

Anyways, those are my jams of the week! 

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100 things 2 do featuring ME!!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

One of the many perks of being one of the Faces of Pink Ink is that I get to be featured on the wonderful Shelly's blog, 100 things 2 do.

There was a whole post dedicated to yours truly. Check it out

make-up c/o Pink Ink, photography c/o Jasmina


While you're there, check out Shelly's blog. She's super smart and crazy talented. She's one of those people I'm totally envious of because she's always coming up with amazing and pinterest-worthy ideas and actually DOING them!!! I promise you, you'll find something life-changing on her blog (like ways to keep your car-cup holders clean, or re-purposing everyday items around your house into something incredible!).


From my closet: old, new, borrowed and blue

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Style Me Bloggers are at it again with our bi-weekly linkups and this week's topic is 'From my close: something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue'

Something old

Yup, my Gap jean jacket circa the late 90s. This bad boy was one of those pieces that has literally been sitting in my closet a solid 15 years but I just couldn't part with it. To be honest, I forgot it was there until this past spring. I made a point to thoroughly go through my closet and purge (if only so I could have an excuse to replenish) and lo and behold, my vest. It still fits and I've fallen in love with it all over again!!

I look a little stunned and uncomfortable in the jean jacket at first, but I learn to embrace it... I swear

SEE!! Come fall I'm rocking it, okay, well at least not looking horribly uncomfortable.

Something new

My chunky gold watch!!!! I've been dying for a chunky gold watch since it was an optional accessory in Alison's style challenges. Then I found this Michael Kors twisted and began coveting it it immediately. Now, as much as I love love love Mr. B, he's more of a practical gift giver (think: the husband that gives a vacuum) so you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I opened this bad boy Christmas morning. Well done Mr. B, well done.

Something borrowed

I looked through my closet and I legitimately can't find anything that's borrowed. Either that, or it was borrowed so long ago that I've just assumed it's always been mine :)

Things I've been known to borrow: dresses and shoes!! 

Something blue

I love the color blue. Cobalt blue in particular. It's hard to pick just one thing so I'll give you a smattering of the blue in my closet for your viewing pleasure (and to remind me of what to wear in the near future!)

this pic makes me miss summer...

We've got a bunch of topics scheduled and we'd LOVE for you to join our linkups!! Next one is Jan 23 and we'd LOVE to hear what you're all coveting!