Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dog days are over. For now at least..

Today we shipped our dog to Florida to move to his new home. 
Now before you think I'm a heartless dog hater.. Let me explain.
Nash was our baby..

-Nash as just a baby yoda...and me
Note: I do have clothes on just wearing a tube top!-

until we actually had a real baby.

Then Mr.Nash became a dog. A dog who started to act out a little here and there. 

In the past year, we had noticed that he was starting to become more aggravated with the little ones around. Which in turn made me more aggravated with him. He began snapping at Joya's little friends here and there. One night he bit Joya's bestie Gwyn on the hand it wasn't just a snip it was a bite broken skin and all. My heart sank. My husband and I knew in that moment, what we had to do. It was a long time coming actually.

Nash is a dog meant for adults, and in our pre-parent days we didn't really think to consider what kind of dog would be best suited for young kids. It's just one of those hind sight is 20/20 deals that we all experience in this journey through out life. 

So our dog days are over, for at least another year or two. But around this blog I'm famous for eating my words. So don't quote me on that one.. :)However I can promise that the next dog will be from one of the kid friendliest breeds known to man.

our last night walk w/ Nash

We know that his quality of life will be much better and that the littles God has entrusted to us won't have to be worry about dog bites.. So at the end of the day, its a win/win..

Did you ever have to part with a pet??
Lets chat ;)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Outfit Envy

I subscribe to a lot of blogs whose authors just so happen to be a million times more skilled at putting together some ahh-mazing outfits. So it's pretty safe to say I am suffering from outfit envy on a pretty consistent basis. 

BUT today the girl who I wanted to be dressed like was my 2 year old cutie Joya. 

I might have opted out of the hello kitty purse option considering my age..

I mean really who is her stylist? ;)  

What my precious J is wearing
Top: Target
Skirt w/ leggings- Target
Purse: H&M
Gladiator Sandals: Carters (gift)
Cute barrett: Auntie Nicole @BetterHalfMommy

Thursday, March 8, 2012

the desire to create..

(Disclaimer: this blog is sort of mushy..I don't do mushy very well, but uhm..just read it anyway..okay?!)

I know in each of us that God has put the passion and need to create. As I sit typing I can't help but to feel more fulfilled as every word I type is creating this little blog post we have here.

Being a stay at home mom has been a blessing to me in so many ways. I cannot express them all in one post alone, but it has taught me sacrifice. I can still take on the world with this desire at hand to create, but under certain stipulations. That's why there is so much passion behind this blog. It is an outlet that I have to create during the season that I find myself in. 

For example, Today has been full of puddles of pee.. Due to the fact that it's Miss Joya's first day of big girl undies.. I had to wonder why she peed all over the living room floor while watching the Super Readers this morning. She just looked at me (oh so matter of factly) stating "Well I thought I had my pull up on!!?"..(hands in a question gesture) Like, duh mom why else would I put myself in this puddle of gross? 

Anyways this blog is my connection to other mamas that are experiencing similar things. Whether it be cleaning up puddles of urine, to suffering from panic/anxiety disorders, to finding faith and hearing God in the middle of life's trying times. To the little things like finding just the right outfit for that special date night etc-..

 I am so utterly thankful that God has fulfilled so many things through this little blog of mine. From my need to create to my need to relate...(so cheesy I just rhymed, I know.)

Anyways I just had to share my gratitude for each of you that take the time to hear my heart through this blog. It means more than you will EVER know. You rock the partayy.

 Thank you! (side hug)


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I failed miserably! thank u for asking..

Okay okay! A couple people have asked about how I did with my 21 day no Starbucks challenge. Let me go ahead and answer that little question: I FAILED MISERABLY!

My blog's headline says that you will see the good, the bad and the awkward. I think that starting a rally encouraging my readers to give up one of their vices for 21 days declaring, YOU CAN DO IT! And in turn lasting only 7 of my 21 days of no Starbucks is majorly awkward.. I was maybe going to forego posting a follow up, but you just had to ask didn't you?!! 

First let me just say, I have my reasons and philosophies behind the failure at hand!! I'm convinced there is something that place puts in their drinks..something more powerful than caffeine. It's a mystery to me as to why no matter what replica morning tea I drink I will have a headache around 2pm if the tea cup does not sport a green circle w/ a mystical looking lady on it. 

Anyways, I know excuses, excuses. Bottom line is I awkwardly failed... 


Monday, March 5, 2012

obsessed. spring trends 2012

Although my budget might not permit me to rock all these cute new Spring trends, it doesn't mean I won't adore and be completely jelly of all those who do. 

It also does not mean that I won't go peruse many sale racks and maybe even a thrift store or two, to make all of my many Spring wardrobe desires manifest themselves in my closet. Where there is a will, there most definitely is a way right?!

Anyways, I am shamelessly drooling all over these Spring trends. As in, I'm salivating like one of Pavlov's dogs at the mention of any of the following. It's becoming a slobbery mess around these parts.For reals.

Okay maybe I am exaggerating a little, but not much...

Pictures below courtesy of pinterest (the best website ever btw)

style swoon #1: The floppy hat

style swoon #2: All things mint

style swoon #3:High-low hems

style swoon #4: pastel pleated skirts (so chic)
(I know pleated has been in for a while, BUT I'm loving pastel pleated appareal a little too much for Spring!)

style swoon #5: all things polka dot... really anything.

style swoon #6: effortlessly chic hair. hello top knots!

style swoon #7: vintage inspired swimwear.

Let's just call this segment one of my Spring Style Craves..Bc I have my eye on some other trends that I know you're going to take a liking to as well.

I need to know..what is on your "must wear" list for Spring?!

a peek at this past week ;)

This week had its trying moments. Looking back I'm happy that we were able to find the good in everyday, all while holding on to the one thing that is always secure when nothing else is. So grateful for the love of God! And the people that he blesses us with on a daily basis!
A kite that unfortunately fell apart very soon after this picture was snapped :(

Joya's new shades, top & purse: H&M
I sort of got bangs.
My husband always bringing home things that are a moment on the lips forever on the hips :)
(not for him and his inferno metabolism!! )
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Repeat mantra... 
Joya making Auntie Leenie's bday card extra special ;)

Now I gotta know, How was your week?!!