Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I'm so incredibly grateful we get to celebrate in Iowa this year for the first time in six years. To celebrate, I’m sharing our family photos we had taken a few months back...

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Holiday Dressing: Last Minute Christmas Eve Errands

This is the perfect outfit for all those last minute Holiday errands (groceries, gifts, wrapping, baking, etc.).  Casual, yet festive.  Layers work wonders for me during this time of the year, especially when one of them is a festive plaid blanket scarf ;). Today is filled with last minute wrapping & prepping for my bro & sis-in-law's big gender reveal tomorrow (I'm so excited to be the only one to know what's in her belly), crossing my fingers I can get all this done by tonight...

Thermal (U.O.)/ Scarf (Etsy)/ Denim (Target)/ All Else (F21)

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Thursday, December 21, 2017


December, in a nutshell.  Today is all about making sure I have everything packed for Iowa, traveling with two kids & two dogs is no's been a full-time job just getting everything lined up & set aside.  This week is a little off routine posting, but don't worry...I have a few more holiday outfit posts scheduled for the weekend to make up for it.

First Starbucks Holiday cup in front of the tree 
Couldn't resist this tartan plain shirt (Shirt & Flats: Old Navy)
Holiday-themed coffee creamers & a new mug (Mug via Homesense)
This little cutie rolled herself under the tree :)
Zoey's first pair of snow boots :)
The girls are ready for the holidays (outfits via Target & Chapters Indigo)
Sadie's ornament for her very first Christmas (via Homesense)
Creating gift baskets for gifts :)
Loving this look for the holidays (Sweater: Free People, Scarf: Etsy)
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Holiday Dressing: Company Christmas Party

The last time I wore this dress (also during the holidays), I had a big 'ole baby Zoey bump as an accessory.  We've skipped the Mr.'s company party the past two years due to our family baby shower for Zoey & a visit to a friend who had just had major surgery last year.  I was so excited to have a few hours of adult time with my Mr. & an excuse to get dressed up.  I was, by far, the most dressed up person at dinner, it's kind of hard not be when wearing sequins.  We had a great night out & the girls were both sound asleep when we got home, thanks to Grandma :)

Dress (Ebay)/ Boots & Earrings (Zara)/ Faux Fur Scarf (Indigo)/ All Else (F21)

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Dressing: Visiting Santa

I kinda waited until the last minute to take the girls to see Santa this year.  I have no idea how, but I always feel like I'm prepared for Christmas until the ten day countdown hits.  Somehow, there's this huge list of to-do's & they're all last minute. Every. Single. Year!  At least I have an excuse this time, as I shipped almost all of our presents to Iowa & they still need to be wrapped.  Any way, I wore this to the mall to visit Santa with the girls solo.  I couldn't resist this tartan plain shirt from Old Navy, it's so perfect for the holidays this year.  As much as I miss all the glitz & glamour of holidays before kids, I love the challenge of finding outfits that fit both my style & lifestyle at the moment.  This is as glitzy as it gets for this mama...glitter flats & a faux fur vest.

Shirt & Flats (Old Navy)/ Denim (Target)/ All Else (F21)

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Holiday Dressing: Taking in the Holiday Lights

Holiday Dressing week is finally here! I love putting together festive outfits for holiday-themed activities I think most of you participate in.  To kick off the week, I put together this outfit for a drive to check out holiday lights around town.  I'm usually not one to wear leggings as pants outside the house, but this plaid pair was too perfect to be left inside.  I paired it with a comfy sweater & knit cape, tossed on a fedora (you guys, my roots are TERRIBLE...I have a hair apt on my bday thank goodness) & a pair of riding boots to complete the perfect, cozy outfit.  I cannot wait to be back in Iowa this year for a drive though the Symphony of Lights (light/music display in one of my favorite parks from childhood).  The girls are going to love seeing the lights :)

Cape (Target)/ Sweater (Nordstrom)/ All Else (F21)

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Photo Friday: Surprise Trip To Iowa

Happy Friday! We're down to the ten day countdown to Christmas, if you can believe that?! This year is flying by faster than last year, which I didn't think was possible.  I'm pulled photos off my camera cards & put together this post about surprising my mom in Iowa for her 60th.  It was a special trip & we sincerely hope she had a great birthday weekend.  We're headed back there in a week from today & cannot wait to have everyone together again for the holidays...

Early morning travel attire (Sweater: Zara, Leggings: Joe Fresh)
Gifts for the Bday Girl (my mama)
Brunch with some of the fam, the girls loved this place:)
Birthday 'cake' at Brunch :)
Dressed for Brunch (Vest: Ebay, Tunic: Free People, Boots: Just Fab, Ring: Banana Republic)
All things Iowa at the Machine Shed 
Mom's cake (via Sweetheart bakery)
Uggs are the best boots for travel, so cozy!
Zoey was spoiled by Grandma :)

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Forgotten Photos of Fall

Behind again as usual, but I just couldn't resist sharing these photos from fall.  I'm still wearing a lot of these pieces on the daily, so it still seemed relevant enough.  Next week is Holiday Dressing Week here, where I'll be sharing some outfits to get you through all your holiday activities....enjoy!

Canadian Thanksgiving outfit (Dress & Flats: F21, Denim: Target)
Halloween candy galore at my Mother-in-Law's 
Halloween date-night tray I prepared for when the girls went to bed :)
New in from U.O. (this thermal is the coziest piece ever & PERFECT for layering)
Zoey only went to 4 houses for trick-or-treat, but she made out pretty well :)
Anniversary celebration' at home this year <3 p="">
Slowly getting through my Apothic wine rack ;)
Celebrated Wrigley's 8th Birthday & Zoey loved every second 
Snagged the very last one of these at U.O. (before they restocked) & so happy I did.
Annual Thanksgiving Day tradition while celebrating from Canada
Plated turkey dinner 
Thanksgiving Day outfit (Cards & Flats: F21, Thermal: U.O., Denim: Target)
I'm on a wheat beer kick as of late 
Casual Weekend Layers (Parka & Thermal: Free People, Denim: F21, Boots: Target)
Captured the first real snowfall earlier :)

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