Friday, July 29, 2016

Photo Friday: The Midwest is Best

How fitting, considering Miss Zo & I made the trek all by ourselves to Iowa yesterday.  These photos aren't quite as recent, dating all the way back to May, but I'm sharing any way.  I'm taking full advantage of my time on Mat leave by heading back here as much as possible...

Keeping it local, goodies from The Gypsy's Wanderlust & a latte from 392
The beginning of my newest little pink bag's journey started at Mickey's Pub in Iowa City (Bag: F21).
This light future really caught my eye...
Celebrating this rock & the girl wearing it ;)
Candied bacon atop bone marrow…not for me, but some of our party loved it!

The little pink bag rides in the stroller...
Pullman Bar is decorated to look like the inside of a train car...
First time at Pullman 
Coffee & a soak in my parent's jetted bath tub (Lush bath bomb) 
Grandma's kitchen for breakfast on the road
My sister-in-law/best friend graduated from nursing school & we were lucky enough to be there :)
Celebrating with a round of drinks & apps at Red's
The little pink bag at Red's

Happy Weekend :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Perfect Match

The perfect match, a few times over.  Sharing some 'new' arrivals that just so happen to be a few months old at this point.  Most of these are a little more fitting for Spring, but I've carried them over into Summer with minimal effort...

Lace Top (Target)/ Earrings (Bauble Bar)
Tunic (F21)/ Nail Polish (Essie)
Ring (Free People)/ Bow Clips (DIY)
Peplum Tank & Earrings (H&M)
Tassel Earrings & Embroidered Dress (H&M)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mint & Arrows

If you're a new mama like me, hopefully you've heard of the etsy shop Mint & Arrows. When I bought Zoey a swaddle sack + headband combo, I purchased this headband for myself & it quickly became a favorite. The bright floral print is perfect for warm weather & messy hair days...

Headband (Mint & Arrows)/ Peplum Tee (Old Navy)/ All Else (F21)

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Three Months Weathered

Three months weathered, meaning this outfit is three months old.  We woke up to crazy thunder & lightening last night, which meant I was able to snuggle my mini a little longer while she slept in.  I cannot get over this poncho from my friend's boutique in my hometown.  I have worn it so many way times & it always makes my outfit.  We're almost all caught up with outfit posts, thanks for letting me share what I had always meant to...

Cape (The Gypsy's Wanderlust)/ Dress (Shein)/ All Else (F21)

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Photo Friday: Some Firsts for This Family of Five

Back in the beginning of May, we made the trek as a family of 5 (both dogs in tow) on our first epic road trip to Iowa.  The dogs coming with us was a last minute add on, therefore we made the hasty decision to upgrade vehicles…two days before we hit the road!  I celebrated my first Mother's Day with my mom in more than five years & Zoey had a ton of firsts in my favorite place.  Since then, we've been there once a month & it seems that schedule will stick until mat leave is over...

Earrings help make my bland outfits stand out…(Bauble Bar, F21, Free People, H&M, Zara)
New mama mobile :)
Zoey is one loved & spoiled little lady!
A gift from my mama for my first Mother's Day
The perfect mug & my new favorite hair accessory (Chapters mug, F21 floral crown)
Thumb print cookies from our hometown bakery
Another first…my name spelled correctly on a souvenir! 
I picked Biaggi's for Mother's Day lunch, which I hadn't had in like ten years…just as good as I remembered! 
Adding to Zoey's bow collection (via Etsy)
One more first….we visited Wide River Winery & it was spectacular!!

Happy Friday :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Daily Dose

Your daily dose of new mama wardrobe. I have lived in these layers since last fall, especially this thermal tunic & this ruffled tunic from free people.  I ended up with only 5 items that were deemed 'maternity'. Good news, I can wear everything all over again...bad news? You might get sick of it. As always, I keep this blog honest by posting what I actually wear...

Ruffled Tunic (Free People)/ Sunnies (The Gypsy's Wanderlust)/ All Else (F21)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Little Adventures

Little adventures from several months ago.  I make a plan each morning to try to get out of the house, even if it's only for a walk around the neighborhood with the stroller.  I've officially been off work for 6 months, which surprisingly feels like only one & already has me dreading going back...

'Baby' gifts from friends, this time for mama :)
I saw these & knew I had to make them mine (Target)
Took Zoey into the Mr.'s work one weekend to check on a few things...
The quarry can be so beautiful...
Anything embellished is coming home with me (Zara)
Grilled out for the Mr.'s birthday 
Road trips mean Timmy's
We put a new roof on the house this past spring…bye bye shoe fund :(
Beer Town is just a short walk away...

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