Tuesday, December 27, 2011

baby dedication

Emery's dedication was Christmas sunday! Our faith is something that's very important to us, and having him dedicated just means basically that we want to be held accountable to be godly parents and raise him in a home with strong christian values :) 
We will strive to be the best parents we can be! 
It was sooo nice to have all of our family and a few friends together on Christmas sunday!
We had a fabulous Christmas, I hope you all did as well!







Thursday, December 15, 2011

Baby dedication

I was playing around the other day with some ideas of what to wear to Emery's baby dedication, (on Christmas day!), so here's what I found but I'm not sold on it. I'm not sure the tucking in thing is very flattering. But this is as far as I got with the outfit planning! haha.




tights-express
boots-steve madden
skirt-target
top-target
necklace-F21

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baby... its NOT cold outside.

Bah humbug!

I am not a fan on N.C. It's alwaaaaaays freakin hot outside! I'm so tired of being hot. I'm pretty sure I would be comfortable outside today in shorts and a t-shirt.
Cannot wait to be home in Kansas next week! You can take the girl out of Kansas but your can't take Kansas out of the girl ;)
I grew up hating Kansas and so badly wanting to move and seek out some new adventures. But I'm starting to realize that Kansas has a little bit of everything! I miss it.




top-TJ Maxx
skirt-Target
flats-Rocket dog
clutch-gift from a friend

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Let's talk about fitness.

As you all may know, I had a baby in June! Which is great and everything but afterward I realized that it was going to take a lot of work to get remotely back to normal!
You all should know, I am not one of those lucky little things that cuts soda out of her diet and drops 10 lbs!
I have to work my butt off, (literally), and eat incredibly healthy, (and watch portion sizes/carbs/everything).
I have really been trying to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle instead of just "dieting". I got a vitamix blender for Christmas and I have been making everything with whole foods! It is amazing! And I've been juicing a lot as well. I have noticed that I spend the same amount on groceries either way. So why not go healthy? Al those processed and preserved foods are sooooo bad and make me feel disgusting.

Anyway, I gained about 35 pounds all together while I was pregnant, lost 18 right away, in the first few months I lost a few more, and in the last couple months I've been working really hard and have lost 7 more! So I still have like 10 more to go. But I'm exciting to be making progress!

I also started doing the couch to 5k program, I am NOT a runner! Haha. So It's a work in progress. I can only run a mile at a time, but I try to run 4-5 miles a week and walk a few as well.

155 pounds




I should also note, since I've been juicing and eating whole foods my skin has been amaaaazing! I hardly wear anything but eye make-up anymore.

So there's my story, I will continue to track and share my progress!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

family photos!

we had some family photos taken a couple of weeks ago :) here are a few of my favorites




Friday, December 2, 2011

happy friiiiday!

I always get so excited when it's the weekend! why? Because Mr. Husband gets up with the baby and I get to sleeeeeeeep! Honestly though E is a great sleeper. I can't complain :)
This weekend consists of Christmas shopping, movies and hot cocoa! OH and just dance 3.



tunic-H&M (Paris)
tights-F21
shoes-Rocketdog
cardigan-Target

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy december!

In honor of December (my birthday month! and jesus') I pulled out the winter boots for the first time this season!
One of few pairs that still fit after having Mr. Baby.
I'm not going to lie, this winter outfit was way too hot. I was miserable! And all I did was go to the grocery store and make some baby food! (which is super fun, by the way.)



boots-steve madden
skirt-old navy
sweater-target

Has anyone else been watching all of the cheesy Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel? Maybe I'm a sap but I'm loving them. I literally watch them all day. (At least when I'm not playing my new Xbox game. Just Dance 3......which I am TERRIBLE at!)

I watched this one the other night called, "The Christmas Card". It was about a lady that wrote a Christmas card to a soldier in Afghanistan, so of course it perked my interest. (since Mr. Husband is army). I love watching military movies with him because I think it's quite hilarious to listen to him correct all of the terms they got wrong. 
Nevertheless the charming soldier comes to find this woman in the states, the woman is quite matronly and already has a boyfriend. Which would never happen in real life.
AND the soldier was wearing a blazer at one point, while chopping wood. Which also would never happen.
But all in all it was enjoyable. I just love the simplicity of Christmas movies, no langauge, no sex, no drugs.
call me old fashioned if you want!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

veterans day weekend

Mr. Husband had a 4-day weekend last week, and then Thanksgiving weekend is coming up as well! I'm trying to enjoy our time as much as possible before he goes over seas next year. So proud of my handsome veteran ;)

ok no more cheesing.




It is so nice to feel good in my normal clothes again. Every month my body goes back to normal a little bit more! To any of you readers trying to lose baby weight and get back in shape, be patient! Work hard and it will happen! My baby is almost 5 months old and despite working my butt off, my body is still not back to normal.

top and cardo-target
jeans-H&M
necklace-Charlotte russe

Monday, November 7, 2011

v-necks.

seriously, you guys gotta get like 10 of these things in different colors.

Hmm, that's all I have to say.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

city girl in the country.

For those of you who don't know me let me tell you a little something about myself...
I HATE the country.
I am currently visiting my family in Kansas and they live in the country. Get this... farmers drive their HUGE tractors on our civilian roads, at like -3 MPH.
there's no starbucks, no 3g. I have to walk on gravel. And there are bugs, lots of bugs.
I'm not looking forward to going back to NC... but I am looking forward to my cute house in the suburbs with 3g and a starbucks nearby.





top-old navy
tank-charlotte russe
belt-F21
jeans-H&M
shoes-Target

Friday, October 14, 2011

navy is the new black...?

I'm a little obsessed with Navy lately.. I noticed I wear too much black so I started buying navy...hmm


Emery is in the photos today because he's being NEEDY. ugh.

sweater-F21
tank-H&M
jeans-H&M

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

what I wore?

I wore Emery.



It was just one of those days

Friday, October 7, 2011

what we wore:

No spanx today, and I'm totally sucking in. Don't judge me. Yeah I still got a baby pooch... WORKING ON IT! sheesh.
I'm on a new "get rid of the spanx" diet. basically I don't eat anything and when I feel faint I chew on an ice cube...or on the weekends I snack on gum.
just kidding... kinda.




cool and artsy or a photo fail? hmm.

Emery has an outfit post too!
monkey onesie-consignment sale
jeans-Childrens place.

Mommy:
top-F21
scarf-thrifted
jeans-H&M

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

new new new

Well hello again! Thought I'd update on a few changes made to the blog!

If you look to your right in the side bar you will see 2 new things! 2 fabulous new links to dress4less and chunkybling.com!

so GO do some online shopping ladies!

In other news, this is a "fashion blog" So I will post some photos of fashion. I have noticed lately I'm way less concerned about fashion as I once was....
You all may be rolling your eyes saying "oh boy, another frumpy, spanx wearing, no time for fashion blogging, spit up smelling old MOM"
If you really said that you're pretty rude... seriously. But just because fashion isn't my focus anymore, looking like a chic on-the-go mommy is! I purchased 3 great v necks today and they look pretty nice with some casual jeans! So yeah, my look has changed a bit... but my life has changed a LOT. So you will all just have to deal!


("really?! that's it! only one photo??")
seriously random blogger, get over yourself! I'll take more pics tomorrow! SHEESH.

top-F21
jeans-H&M
shoes-TOMS

Monday, August 29, 2011

An old outfit and a new blog

That's right folks! I started a new blog, it's a mom blog, it's supposed to be a comic relief for all the mom's out there that don't take life to seriously. We'll see how it goes. Some days sleep deprivation makes me funnier, but some days it just make me a biotch. 
here's the link- TheRealisticMom
This is the first time I've worn anything this figure showing since the baby. I was pretty excited it didn't look that bad even though I haven't lost anymore weight. Yeah, weight watchers is what the name says...watching your weight...stay the SAME.

I think I have decided this dress is pretty shapeless and it's time for it to go! I'm planning on doing a serious closet clean out soon. And I got this sweater dress in 2007 or 08?

getting rid of it will be a wise decision.

dress-Target
necklace and glasses-F21

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Inspired!

I recently got invited to Pinterest by my awesome friend Summer! And it has me feeling inspired, I want to bake, shop, sew, craft, re-decorate! Oh my this could be dangerous.
If you aren't on there, you should be! So go sign up!

I recently tried to take some family photos by self timer, It was a bit difficult and the lighting didn't turn out like I wanted but here are a few!


and to top it all off... I got this dress at F21 for $7
woot woot

Monday, August 15, 2011

a few photos from the photo shoot!

Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot! I think the railroad tracks were the perfect location and the lighting was great too. It went really well :)