. . . for Lauren and Lauren

August 25, 2016


dress: c/o make me chic    boots: old navy

ONE.  I love this dress.  I think it'll be super cute with leggings and boots and a sweater come Fall and Winter.  (And it's only $14!)

TWO.  I can't stop buying things on craigslist and garage sale sites for our new house.  Chris can't park in the garage anymore because it's full of things.  I bought a china cabinet and dresser that I'm going to use for an entertainment center and have painted both with chalk paint.  I've found a kitchen table and a bench for our entry way.  And a handful of other smaller things.  I can't wait to put them in our new house!  

THREE.  I took Addilyn to the dentist last week and she has two cavities.  She did great, but my dental anxiety is quite nervous for her next appointment.  I'm making Chris take her. 

FOUR.  When Isaac was really little we used to start every morning with Chris bringing Addi in bed once she woke up and Isaac was always next to me at that point.  Now that he's in his crib and is often up before Addi we don't often start are way cuddling in bed anymore, so I appreciate even more when it happens.  And he could not love her more and is just makes me so happy.  

FIVE.  I need a new show to watch on Netflix.  Help!!

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August 23, 2016

We're moving!!

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We've been kind of in limbo waiting to see if we could find renters, so that we could buy a house and we found renters last week!  Our contract was under contingency that we find renters, so everything is in place now that we have a signed lease.  Our closing date is August 31, but thankfully we have a few weeks after to move before we need to be out of our house.  

I packed one box yesterday in a half hour.  One.  Addi kept climbing in and out of the box and I had to hold Isaac because he was fussy.  So clearly, moving is going to be a breeze.  

But I know it will all be worth it!  This picture is on the front porch and I can not even wait.  There's a long driveway, two acres of land, a front porch and this beautiful big living room with a fireplace. And there are chickens!  Which we will be doing everything we can to keep alive.  

I'm working hard to not feel and act like a crazy, stressed, over tired mom and wife, but I've already failed a million times.  It's been 8 years since we moved and it was just Chris and I and we didn't have enough things to fill a 750 square foot place, so this will be a little different.  But I can't wait to be in there and am excited!  New house here we come! 

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August 22, 2016

Things that make me happy

1.  Cool enough weather to wear these booties.  I can not wait for Fall and Fall clothes.  

2.  This vest.  I forgot I had it and can't wait to wear it on repeat. 

3.  Podcasts.  I can't stop listening to them.  In the car.  When I'm playing with Isaac and Addi is sleeping.  During the brief nap overlaps I sometimes get.  I've listened to a ton of episodes of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey and love them.  Please tell me others that I need to listen to!

4.  A girls night.  I went to dinner with my sister and one of my closest friends and it was so much fun.  We then went to Target and I it was the first time I've stayed out and came home to both kids asleep.  Yea for sleep progress! 

5.  Chalk paint.  I've painted a few things this last month in chalk paint and I love it.  I officially would like to paint everything in my house with it, but will be working on reigning it in. 

What is something that is making you happy? 
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August 21, 2016

Summer moments

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Sometimes I forget that it doesn't take much to make for good memories and quality time together as a family.  The other weekend we went to the little downtown by us and walked around by the river, got some pastries from the bakery and went to a park.  It was easy, and so enjoyable.  The next afternoon we spent an hour and a half at the pool.  Both kids were happy and it was so much fun. This summer has felt hard with figuring out how to navigate and do things with two kids, balance time as a family, Chris' work, attempting to get times for ourselves, and take care of any other responsibilities.  Sometimes I forget how easy it is to find joy in smaller moments, and that a really great two hours can make up for exhausting nights, tantrums, and seasons of transitions.

Life is good.

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August 16, 2016

Looks I'm loving . . .

Here's a few looks I'm loving lately . . . .  And most of these are under $15! 

Embroidered tops: 

one  //  two  //  three

T-shirt dresses:

one  //  two  //  three


one  //  two  //  three

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