Random Sundays: Truly Random But Lots Of Fun!

So today really is a bunch of randoms!  Let’s get to it shall we?

Here’s my outfit today…at least part of the day since I’m still not feeling up to scrap.  Sweater – H&M; Shirt – clothing swap; Necklace – F21; Jeans – Guess

Drake the Dog thinks he absolutely needs to be in every shot!

Close-up of my necklace.
Remember how I said I hosted a clothing swap?  Olivia scored these shoes there.
And they look just smashing on her! *I really wanted to use the word ‘smashing’ – and with an english accent in my head*
And here is my masterpiece…dun duh duh dun!!!
My two kids, both looking out the window together.

Dress 56: Tushy!! Tushy!!

Sun is shining and I’m feeling better!

Sweater – Old Navy; Dress – purchased in London, England; Tights – gift from my Babcia; Shoes – Town Shoes

Guess what?  I kicked this food poisoning in its tushy!!  *I love saying that word…giggle, giggle* That’s right….I’m feeling better.  Still a little shaky on my feet but otherwise I’m great.  Thanks for your patience everyone.  I hope you enjoyed the photos I posted while I was ill.  And now that I’m better, I’ve got a dress for you all.  

I thought I’d celebrate feeling better by wearing something bright red and cheery.  Can you believe that I bought this dress for 2 pounds in London??  That’s like, four dollars!!  It’s so cute and perfect for bumming around the house with Baby on a lazy Saturday.  How are you spending your day?  I’d love to hear.

Oh, and I have to say, I’m getting a touch antsy with this dress thing.  I have a pair of awesome wide leg flares that I’m dying to wear, so I may have to take a pause to put together a funky outfit featuring those pants.  Hope you’ll forgive me for cheating a little.  They’re just too cute to resist wearing, you know?

My Love Affair With Spain Began With Queen

Yes, I’m still under the weather.  So I’m sharing with you some more great shots!  This time?  Barcelona!   The city that started my love affair with Spain.

The first night we got there our lovely hostel hostess tried to tell us something important.  Through broken English and broken Spanish, we learned that we had to go to a certain place at a certain time to see something rare and spectacular.  What was it?  A fountain show set to music with all sorts of lights and colors.  And the kicker?  The finale was done to Queen’s rendition of “Barcelona.”  I live for Queen.

A shot of the main fountain.  It was flanked by about 12 smaller ones which also took part in the show.  
Some awesome street performers.

You can’t forget the amazing architecture.

But my favorite shot from Barcelona was this one I nabbed in a tiny borough.  I love it because it just captures the feel of Barcelona for me – such great beauty everywhere it becomes common place and you become so relaxed amidst it.  Plus, the graffiti in the ‘no entry’ sign says “One Love.”  It doesn’t get better than that.

Interlaken, Switzerland

I’m incredibly sick today.  Couldn’t keep any food in me all night and all day, fever, chills – the works! It’s just this evening that I managed to eat something.  I’m slowly on the mend, but as you can imagine, I didn’t really get dressed today.   I spent the day in sweatpants, and I really wasn’t thinking about blogging at all – I really wasn’t thinking at all.  So no outfit today. Sorry. 

But I thought I shared with you a few more shots from our Europe trip.  In case, you missed it, we spent about 3 months in Europe bumming around and seeing everything we could. One of Andrew’s favorite places was Interlaken, Switzerland. 

Yes, the water was actually that color!  
Glacier fed lake looks beautiful, but it’s not made for swimming!
The view from our hostel was to die for!
I got my very own Swiss Army knife in Switzerland!

Yodel, anyone?

Dress 55: S&M Facials Anyone?

Sweater – H&M; Dress – Coco & Tashi; Belt – thrifted; Leggings – F21

Close up of my lovely thrifted belt.

Last night I went to sleep in spring and woke up in full blown winter.  There is a snowstorm raging outside my window and I’m in a crabby mood.  My mood is not a direct result of the weather, it’s only exacerbated by this freak snowstorm.  I got some unpleasant news yesterday, and am all in flux as a result.  Suffice it to say that times, they are a changin’.  

Therefore, I decided to use a certificate I’ve had stashed in my desk and went to get a facial.  It relaxed me, but I was weirded out a little.  The woman pulled my hair (intentionally as part of the “massage” and a little too roughly) and then smacked my face a few times (not too hard, but enough, you know?).  I was so confused!  I didn’t ask for an S&M facial!  Note to self, “Self, do not go back there!”

Needless to say that facial did not raise my spirits.

Hope you like the dress – I’m keeping it because it always makes me happy!

But right now I’m taking my own advice *if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all*
I’m signing off.
Good night.
See y’all tomorrow.

Dress 54: *Insert Laugh Track*

Dress & Belt – Threadsence; Leggings – F21; Boots – ?; Bag – Matt by Matt&Nat; Necklace – made by me.
Close of the necklace I made.

I’m on the air today, so I tried to look all cool.  *insert laughter here*  Honestly, I love the comfort of this dress and the devil-may-care feel of the cut and fabric.  It’s great for this relaxed spring day.  I’m definitely saving this one!

True Story:  How do two parents put on tights and pants on a squirmy baby?  First, place baby on lap.  Put on both legs of tights, then lift baby via the tights and shake until baby has the tights up to her armpits, thereby giving said baby a wedgie (which the diaper negates).  Second, one parent grasps baby under her armpits and holds her in the air.  The other parent holds pants open underneath baby while first parent lowers said baby into pants.  Finished.

Don’t even ask how we change her diaper…

Dress 53: Dots! Dots! Dots!

My street on the way to work was very dreary.
Dress – Ruche; Tights – Hue
Earrings – F21; I love the chiffon detail on this dress.
Cardi – Old Navy.

I love polka dots!  I don’t think there’s a polka dot that I haven’t liked.  I see it and I am irressistibly drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  And when I saw this dress on special at Ruche, I couldn’t resist adding it to my arsenal.  It’s comfortable and I love the chiffon detailing around the neckline.  I think it’s such a fun spring print too.  Polka dots are never out of style!  *at least in my head*  Trash, stash, or save?  Oh, save for sure! 

True Story: I’m a little sad today.  Baby is moving out of our room and into her room.  So I’m going through a little pre-emptive seperation anxiety.  I’m going to miss her so much, but I know it’s for her own good.  She’s got to learn to sleep by herself in her won room.  Hopefully, she’ll sleep better too.

Random Sundays: Baby and I

You know I don’t post pics of Baby on this blog, but I thought since her face isn’t in this shot I would show you all how big she’s getting.  She’s crawling and standing and cruising.  And, of course, she’s getting into everything!!  She’s such a curious little munchkin.

That’s her blankie there in the picture…and it gives her comfort when she sleeps and when she tumbles (which she does a lot since she insists on standing and trying all sorts of new things).

And I love to see her big grin and little bum bounce when she’s dancing along to music.  So cute!

Dress 52: Sometimes You Shoot And Miss

Sweater – C’est Moi; Dress – Lush; Scarf & Belt – Thrifted; Leggings – F21; Boots – NYC

I wore this a bit ago but haven’t had a chance to post.  As you can see there is snow in this picture, and I’m glad to say that there has been none for two days.  I didn’t want to post this because I’m not happy with the outfit, but I figured that since I wore it I should own up to it.  So here it is.  This is a miss, but hey, we all make outfit mistakes.

True Story:  Baby takes Drake the Dog’s toys and intentionally teases him with them by smacking him in the head.  He just sits there with his puppy eyes and takes it.  The poor dog!

Happy Saturday!

Visiting With Family

Sweater – made by Babcia; Shirt – from swap; Jeans – Guess

Husband is working a conference with long hours, so my Babcia came to stay with me for three days – for the company and the help with Baby.  I’m having a great time playing cards with her.  She’s the one who taught me to play when I was 6, and my Mom taught me to deal like a hustler.  So all in all, I’m a pretty good card shark….I guess that’s one of my hidden talents.  Texas Hold Em’ anyone? 

True Story:  Baby and Babcia both bouncing up and down to the music!  So funny!!

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