Monday, April 28, 2014


I joined bloglovin to help me manage the blogs that I would like to follow. I am still trying to figure out how to work it, but eventually I will figure it out. It does seem like a handy platform, especially now that my personal computer has gone defunct and the Doc does not have the same bookmarks that I did!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My computer is dead...

My computer died! Like I don't think there is any way to revive it dead... which is just fantastic because that means I don't have a computer to which I can upload my pictures. I am going to have to rethink how we are going to do things around here. I'm disappointed but I am sure that we will survive. I just might have to rethink how we are going to blog.... I just wanted to give a little shout out to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten about you...

In Other News

LM is currently at 6 weeks old! He is growing so fast, and sadly he has grown out of the super teeny tiny newborn clothing! His pants all of the sudden looked liked shorts, which was a dead give away that he had outgrown them. Starting next week we have two more weeks until I return to work and he begins daycare. He will be in the same building with me (at least for most of the day). I'm sure that it will go well!

I'm officially six weeks postpartum and I have been feeling great! I am enjoying spending my time with little man and we are starting to get a little bit of a routine down, though I will be the first to admit that it is not perfect! A week ago Monday the weather was in the seventies (yesterday we had a blizzard) and even though it was windy we were able to get outside and walk a little bit. I just put him in his little snowsuit. It was nice to not be stuck in the house, and it was good to do some walking. That is what I am most looking forward too, being able to take Owen out in the stroller. I was cleared at my appointment to begin adding more things to our daily life. Which to me sounds fabulous after being on limited movement restrictions since week 8 of the pregnancy. I am only 10 pounds away from my goal weight, which is really exciting. I am not super worried about it, because I know once the weather warms up there will be a lot of room for activity.

I am looking at my wardrobe trying to figure out what I need, since I don't want to spend tons of money on this awkward in between phase.  A lot of my tops do fit me, so I should be good there... I am going to focus mostly on bottoms. I am going to circumvent the pant issue by wearing skirts, it should be warming up here soon weather-wise, which means they will be much more practical. I have one skirt with an elastic band, so I am looking for a couple more that have that flexibility combined with an a-line cut. I am going to check out Clothes Mentor, Goodwill and Savers in a couple of weekends. Hopefully I will find things that work then. I am hoping to find one pair of jeans there. Jeans are the one pant that I am looking for, because I can wear them to work and home... and they really are appropriate for a variety of occasions. I am still planning out my wardrobe, and will be writing a post about it soon on how I plan on transitioning to this new lifestyle through my wardrobe.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Living Room Project

I have not gotten 40 bags out in 40 days, however I have  been working on my living room as I have had time. It isn't anything major,b tu I'm not looking for major projects. I'm looking for completed tasks. The main reason I have been so relaxed about this is because I have been spending time with my infant son.

I did make labels for my storage boxes and spent today working on the project intermittently. It is not quite completed, and I will probably need to create more labels. I am about little victories and the big picture. I will keep working on this room until it makes sense to move on towards the next one. I will keep chipping away at my living room list that I have. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

7x7 Remix- Season Transitions

Today I am officially one month postpartum and am now feeling ambitious enough to leave our house. I have had some really successful runs with LM and now I am ready to do more... but the lingering question is "What do I wear?" Realistically I knew that I wasn't going to be able to fit back into all of my pre-pregnancy clothing, but I was seriously hoping that I would be a miracle case and ta-da I can wear all of my clothes again. Not the case, I am still wearing my maternity clothing but I need to rethink my outfits. When Natalia from Ma  Nouvelle Mode announced that she was hosting a 7x7 outfit remix with Cyndi from Walking in Grace & Beauty... I was excited because it is just the thing that I need to reset how I think about the closet.

I chose very basic pieces to remix so that I can flex my muscles with remixing. I have only worn a couple of these outfits, in the interest of full disclosure the weather has been dismal and I haven't wanted to take LM out and about. These outfit choices are great options for the changing seasons, since we are in a warning for 7-12 inches of snow. Spring isn't in our forecast for awhile unfortunately.

I chose the following pieces: A short sleeve ruffle front navy blue dress, a camel open front long sleeved cardigan, a black tank top, dark wash jeans, a multi-colored animal print inspired top, a chambray top, a black skirt, and black skinny pants. Here are the outfits!

This outfit is just a cardigan and a dress until I had layers and a little bit of interest to it. The scarf is from Target a couple of years ago and is a brightly colored Aztec print. It is really warm and one of my favorite scarves. It is hard to tell, but I added a skinny gold belt and bright blue tights. The tights were something that I had never tried before but I really wanted to try them. I found a couple of pairs for 1.50 each. I figured for that price it would be worth trying the trend. I love it! I also have a pair of burgundy and purple tights to dry with something else. 

 This outfit is nothing fancy. I was just trying to get out of the door. I also was wearing gray leggings, because it was cold outside and tights seemed very difficult since we were trying to get out the door in a timely fashion. It works, but it isn't fantastic by any means.
 Jeans and a top. Nothing earth shattering here, but I honestly don't think that I have ever worn this top with just jeans. I think I have always worn it with my black skinny pants or with black dress pants. I think that this would be fun with a cardigan in a solid color and a few bangles.
 camel cardigan, black tank top, and jeans... with a scarf. I was on pinterest and saw a picture about how to quickly change your regular scarf into an infinity scarf and let me tell you, I am OBSESSED. It seems really odd but it totally adds more versatility to my outfits, because on their own-- they aren't super exciting.
This outfit I'm super excited to try. I found the inspiration for this on pinterest... and I think it would be fun to wear with burgundy tights and my leopard print wedges or even my black suede maryjanes. I'm not quite up to wearing 3" wedges quite yet. Especially not with all of the slop on the ground.
 I know that there at tons of people out there would question wearing camel and black together, but for whatever reason it just seems right to me... though, in all honesty this doesn't seem like a brown to me. Pre-pregnancy I wore black and camel together a lot because the colors were close to the colors in the aforementioned leopard wedges.
Chambray shirt, black tank top, and black skinny jeans. It is another great basic outfit. Comfortable and easy to move in. It is also easy to give more personality with jewelry, scarves, and shoes. These things can completely revolutionize an outfit even though I have not been very good at wearing them of late. I really just need to get better about planning ahead with little man.

I have to relearn dressing myself, because I don't have the same body that I did pre-pregnancy, but I am okay with that. The basics are the same I just need to find the right silhouette and probably pants for me and my new lifestyle of chasing little man around (he is still really easy to catch ;)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


I haven't blogged since March first, because on March second we checked into the hospital at 9:30 pm to be induced and we didn't leave the hospital until March sixth in the evening.  I have been busy enjoying getting to know my son. While I have had tons of ideas rolling around in my head, but I didn't have the energy to write between feedings and trying to get some sleep. Tomorrow (Thursday, April 3, 2014) I will be introducing my son Owen on the blog. His bloggy name will be Little Man  (LM), so hopefully you will come back to meet him tomorrow. I will tell a little bit of his birth story, share some super cute pics, and will write about the first month of my experience, as I journey into mommyhood. Eventually I will get back on track for decluttering etc, but right now I am soaking it all in, I am loving spending so much time with LM-- the house chores that don't get done today  will still be there tomorrow. Owen's newborn stage/ babyhood will only last so long. I fully realize that there will come a time when he won't want to snuggle with his mama.

So, I am a little bit sad that I didn't keep up this blog if only to record the comings and goings of our daily lives, but spending all of this time with Little Man definitely is worth it.

I hope you will come back tomorrow to introduce the new man in my life!

Until then,