Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May Clothing Budget

I mentioned last month that May is typically when I go crazy with the clothes shopping. For one, my birthday is at the end of April, so I have some money I’m itching to spend. Also, spring is my favorite season and I can’t resist the bright, colorful styles I see this time of year. Yet, while I did do some shopping, I didn’t go to crazy this month. Here’s what I bought.

{my clothing budget: May 2016}

Off Broadway Shoes - Michael "Patsy" black slide sandals: $11 (had a $10 birthday coupon)
Loft - Heathered Slip On Sneakers in Driftwood Grey: $12 (gray is sold out, but here's the white version)
Loft - Striped Ankle Tie Espadrilles in Fresh Navy: $32
Loft - Maternity Roll Panel Skinny Jeans in White: $42 (demi panel version)

Total Spent: $97

Monday, May 23, 2016

Mom and Toddler Nautical Stripes for Memorial Day

Somehow, Memorial Day weekend is this coming weekend. How is that even possible? Do you have any plans? We don’t yet, and I am just fine with that. Life has been plenty busy lately, so having an extra day to catch up (on my to-do list, on sleep, on ice cream consumption…) sounds wonderful to me.

Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, I thought nautical stripes would be just the thing for Jona and I to wear. My addiction to stripes is definitely carrying over into Jona’s closet, because he had quite a selection of striped shirts to choose from. I love the oversized stripes on this red tee from Old Navy, and couldn’t resist these Birkenstock-style sandals when I was there as well.

What are you doing for Memorial Weekend?

On Jona: red striped tee: Old Navy | khaki shorts: Gap | sandals: Old Navy
On me: white cardigan: Loft (similar) | striped tank: Target (similar) | chambray skirt: Target (similar) | necklace: Dean Harris for Target (similar) | leather cuff: Nickel and Suede | sandals: Target (similar)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Weeknight Cooking Tips on Kansas City Moms Blog

Today I'm over at the Kansas City Mom's Blog talking about my strategies for making dinner on busy weeknights. We'll see how well I do with this once baby #2 comes along... To read the post, just go here.

I hope you have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In My Library Tote: May's Mom and Toddler Book Picks

This is a busy season of life, but lately I've felt the need to slow down where I can. One way I do that is by reading. I've always made reading time a priority, but over the past month or so, I've really turned to reading for comfort and relaxation as much as possible. I have a future post planned about how I fit reading into my busy life, but for now I thought I'd share this month's edition of what we've been reading lately.

{recent reads: mama needs a break edition}