Thursday, January 19, 2017

Violet at 3 Months

It's been 3 months now that my little Violet made her entrance into the world. So much has changed since then; I started back at work and big brother Jona started preschool. Time continues to fly by and this sweet girl of mine continues to grow and change.

Monday, January 16, 2017

$10 at Target: Office Supply Haul

After being on maternity leave since mid-October, going back to work after the new year wasn't easy. In a way, I was ready to have somewhere to go every day, but after two full months of quality mom time I dreaded going back. To ease the transition a little, I decided to treat myself to a few items that would make going back to work a little more fun.

Like I mentioned in Friday's post, I got a Swell water bottle, a nice insulated thermos for my coffee, and a pretty (and functional) lunch bag. I also went to Target and indulged in some office goodies from the $1 spot. For just $10 (plus tax) here are all the fun things I picked up.

Friday, January 13, 2017

8 Things Making Me Happy

I've had a bit of writer's block lately, which I attribute to my current sleep-deprived state (thanks Violet). I was catching up on a few favorite blogs, and I was inspired by Anne's Things Making Me Happy post from this fall. I decided to make one of my own, because after another 4am wake-up, I could use a little dose of happiness.

So here are 8 things on my happy list.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Easy Winter Style: Print Shirtdress with Burgundy Cardigan

It's safe to say I'm not yet back in the swing of taking outfit pictures, and with highs in the 20s and below last week the thought of going outside to take them brought icy little tears to my eyes. However, instead of waiting for the perfect day, or the perfect outfit, as my perfectionism is wont to do, I'm just jumping in.

So, here's an outfit. I wore it to church over the weekend. It was a church service that Violet completely slept through (victory!), and one that Jona, despite having some success at potty training the past couple of days, insisted he wear diapers for (fail!). Things I'm learning: there's not enough wine in the world when it comes to potty training, and baby sleep habits are completely unpredictable.

What has 2017 been teaching you lately?

Cardigan: Gap Outlet (similar) | shirtdress: Ann Taylor Factory (cute plaid option) | earrings: Nickel and Suede | boots: Crown Vintage (similar)