Wednesday, June 29, 2011

End of the month

Shirt Gap (re-purposed)  Capris Aeropostale  Sandals Target  Earrings F21  Necklace Old Navy 

It is almost July! So many fun things going on in the next few weeks! What is everyone doing for the 4th of July? We are going to a local park where there is an outside Orchestra concert followed by fireworks. We've gone the past 2 years and LOVE it! It's one of my favorite family traditions we have :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Shirt Ross  Shorts Vault Denim  Earrings/Ring F21  Necklace Old Navy  Sandals Target

I got a little more sleep last night! Yay! And consequently was somewhat productive. Dishes? Check. Vacuum? Check. Swim with the kiddos? Check. And now I'm exhausted again :) Hmm, now what to make for dinner? That's always the hardest part for me...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Maxi

Shirt Gap  Maxi Dress/Earrings F21  Necklace Old Navy  Belt Thrifted  Sandals Ross

After a long night up with baby girl, I'm already dragging at 11am. It might be a long day. I think I'll just rest for a moment here on the fence ;)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Me; in a nutshell

Shirt H&M  Skirt Thrifted and taken in  Shoes Jellypop via TJMaxx  Belt thrfited  Jewelery F21

I wore 2 necklaces today. First time for everything right?! Layering jewelery isn't really that new but I've never felt I could pull it off. Not earth shattering, but it's fun to try something different!

And I wore a bow belt. I love all things girly. Bows, ruffles, shine, and pink. That's me in a nutshell :)
Thrift | Everybody, Everywear

Friday, June 24, 2011


Tunic Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (thrifted)  Leggings/Sandals Target
Belt thrifted  Earrings Old Navy  Necklace Target  Ring F21

I shopped. Oops! I was at Goodwill looking for something and just couldn't help but quickly browse the dresses. And then I spotted this dress/tunic. LOVE. I just couldn't pass it up. I did give myself 1 slip-up and since it's already June 24th, and I only have 6 days left in my shopping ban, I think I will make it to the end of the month! And I really don't feel quite as bad once I realized what designer I picked up. It's Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent! I'm not in the know when it comes to all the designers out there, so I'd never heard of her before. And truth be told, I can't afford any of her stuff at retail! But, I'll take a thrifted piece for $6.25 thank-you-very-much :) hehe!

Meet Virginia Design

Thursday, June 23, 2011


 Shirt Old Navy  Capris Thrifted  Sandals Target   Earrings F21  Necklace Kohl's (gift)

A good marriage is all about compromise, right?! When we were looking for houses I wanted enough space
for us to grow our family (ie: big house). My husband wanted a nice yard (ie: big yard). 
He won this time.
 And as it turns out, I sorta love the backyard. And I'm glad I don't have any more house to clean than I do. So I guess in a way, I won too. But don't tell the hubs ;)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Worth a shot!

I have 2 kids. I'm lucky if I get showered, dried, dressed and a photo taken most days. So, dragging myself outside to take the photo? Not so much on my list. But, I thought I'd give it a shot today. So, is it worth the extra trouble??

Shirt J Crew (thrifted)
Ikat Skirt Old Navy (refashioned)
Shoes/Belt Target
Jewelery ???old

I got this Ikat skirt from Old Navy (which was a dress). It was on clearance for $13 I think. But it had a tear in the back, so a 50% off tag was attached to it. While trying it on I realized one of the straps also was broken, so they gave me 70% off! So I paid like $4.50 for it. And then chopped off the top, and make it into a skirt :) I suppose it would  have been a little bit easier to just get this skirt which was on sale too. But it was $22.50 in the store! I'll take $4.50 ( and 10 minutes with the sewing machine) over $22.50 ANY DAY!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pool Pet Peeve

 Shirt Banana Republic
Shorts Rugged Wearhouse
Sandals Target
Earrings F21
Necklace Old Navy

With all this heat my kids are loving going to the pool. I think it's fun too. For a little while anyways. But it sort of a production packing up the towels, suits, sunscreen, toys, floaties, goggles, swim diapers, snacks, water etc etc. And by the time we make it back home I feel like death. Ok, not that bad, but very tired!
And ya know what my pet peeve is? Sunburn on your part in your hair. Because then it peels. And looks like dandruff. Yuck. So, I always put my hair up, but with no part! Much better!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

 Just a quick shout out to my hubby. He is such a wonderful husband and father! I love you Joel!!

Dress Ann Taylor (2nd hand) 13.50
Belt Thrifted 1.00
Shoes Jellypop via TJMaxx 15.00
 Necklace Kohl's 4.00

Friday, June 17, 2011

Enter... kidlets

 Shirt Croft & Borrow (thrifted)
Capris Aeropostale
Belt thifted
Sandals Target
Earrings Forever 21
Necklace Old Navy

Don't you hate how some colors don't translate completely in photos or look different deepening on what computer screen you use?  This shirt is almond colored in life, but on my computer screen it's looking pale pink?! Oh well...
I guess my kids wanted some face time today. They kept jumping in my pictures!



So here is one of just them. Love them :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Double Re-fashion!

I've been planning on working some re-fashions but finally got around to it last night. I don't know why I procrastinated so long. These two were easy and took less than and hour to finish.
Found these New York & Co pants at Goodwill for $4.25. Too short though, so I thought they would make good shorts!


And this shirt is another one like this one from Gap. It was long sleeved, but I just copped and hemmed it into a t-shirt. They were BOGO free so just $5.99 for the both of them!


Shirt Gap (altered)
Shorts New York & Co. (altered)
Shoes K-mart
Jewelry Forever 21

Basically another of my favorite types of! shirt $3, shorts $4, shoes $10, jewelery $10 = $27

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Casual

Shirt Gap (altered)
Jeans Express (via Rugged Wearhouse)
Sandals Target
Jewelry Forever 21

As long as I stay inside my air conditioned house today, I might be able to wear these pants all day. Otherwise, back to shorts. Or a skirt.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ready for School

Dress & Belt Thrifted
Shoes Madden Girl

Yes, I am aware I look quite like a school teacher in this dress. And I'm ok with that. The hem and sleeves are long enough and the neckline high enough that I can feel 100% comfortable and not be tugging on anything during church. And for a $6 dress and $1 belt, I feel fabulous!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lunch Date!

 Shirt H&M
Capris Aeropostale
Necklace Old Navy
Sandals Target

Pretty casual, with a splash of fancy. Perfect for a little Lunch Date!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Don't hate.

 Shirt Old Navy-thrifted
Shorts Too old to remember
Jewelry F21
Sandals Target

I made White Chocolate Chip Cookies yesterday with the family. Mmm, they are so delish! And I'll be snacking on them all day I think! I don't like regular chocolate very much (I know I'm sort of weird) but white chocolate is my favorite! And no, I don't like chocolate cake, ice-cream, milk, etc etc. But we can still be friends, right? :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunny Sunday

 Blouse Ross
Skirt Down East Basics
Jewelery Old Navy
Shoes Target
Belt Thrifted
I can hardly believe it's June. Time just float on by when you stop paying attention!
It feels like summer and we are happy to have it. Fun days ahead...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Figuring it out

 shirt Ann Taylor
skirt DJ & Co
necklace JCP
earrings F21
sandals Target

Some people definitely have the south's weather figured out. So it's nice when they share their wisdom with the rest of us! According the HeidiLuxe a single layer shirt and skirt are a must for the heat. And today I totally agree! Works like a charm.

And yes my hair is wet and wild. We have plans for hitting up the pool later today so it gets to do it's own thing until then. And by "the" pool I totally mean the little plastic blue one in my backyard.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Say What?!

 I've decided I'm having a self-induced shopping freeze. For a month. I know, I can hardly believe it myself. But, let's keep life interesting and have a challenge! I. Will. Have. Self. Control. :)

 Top Gap
Capris Aeropostale
Sandals Target
Earrings/Necklace Forever 21

This could get interesting...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Don't be ashamed!

Just own it. Sometimes comfort is way more important that fashion rules. The heat isn't letting up and I feel like I'm going to melt the moment I step foot outside.
So I may be wearing sweats shorts instead of leggings but they are soft and loose and today that is what it's all about!
 Tunic Ross
Shorts Sam's Club ($5!)
Jewlery Old Navy and F21
Belt thrifited
Shoes Target

 Be free!! ;)