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// Bunny Hop

Here's another Zombie Bunny outfit post! This cardigan is so bright and fun and frilly. I love that the little zombie bunny is sort of a "surprise" when you see it. Generally I tend to prefer cardigans with 3/4 sleeves, but you can't deny how cute the lace trim is. I know there's the whole "no white" rule before Memorial Day/after Labor Day, but who really goes by those?! I picked up this dress at Old Navy a few weeks ago. Of course I paid full price and then it was 40% off like 2 days later... haha I bought the navy version, too. The eyelet detail is so perfect for Spring. I couldn't decide between two necklaces so I let Mike choose. He opted for this cascading gold number that I got from Stitch Fix a while back. I thought it was only fitting to pair my zombie bunny cardigan with my skull flats haha I realize now that we didn't get a good photo of my Amore bangle from Stitch Fix, but I love how dainty it is. I'm also all kinds of in love with this jade ring from Rocksbox. I ended up sending it back, but I think I might request it again and then buy it. (I'm having way too much fun with Rocksbox. I forgot how fun jewelry was! Even though I still can't really wear it a lot because baby hands!)

Last week was kind of crazy at our house. My birthday, heading out of town for a few evenings, lots and lots of driving, Toby being on spring break, Mike and Linden both starting to come down with a cold, and days worth of Easter festivities with family. I am zonked! Don't even get me started on the design work and signs I didn't manage to do. Luckily everything is still on schedule, but this week won't be much better in terms of spare time. Toby's baseball games start this week, so we have 2 nights a week to spend at the ballpark. Mike is gearing up to take his last final! He graduates next Friday! (WHAT!) I've been working on organizing a small party for him after his graduation. Then it'll be full time studying for the NCLEX. I'm just over here trying to keep everyone alive haha My best friend Elle called me on my birthday and asked how things were going. I told her I live very simply these days. If everyone makes it to bed breathing, the day is a success! 

April showers bring May flowers is in full effect this week. Rain out the wazoo! I'm hoping there will be a few thunderstorms sprinkled in because I love me some thunder and lightning. I know the heat isn't far off though, so I'm trying to relish in the 70 degree temps as much as I can. I can't wait for next weekend because I'll be in the clear to start planting flowers in the front yard. Ahhhhh, I love Spring! Hope y'all are having a great week so far! xo

Stitch Fix necklace
Stitch Fix "amore" bangle
Margaret Elizabeth ring via Rocksbox
Martina flats c/o Loly in the Sky

PS; Get your first month of Rocksbox for FREE with the code KAELAHBFF. You basically get to "rent" the jewelry for as long as you want, and/or buy it at a discounted price. Don't love it or you're done with it? Ship it back in their prepaid mailer and get another box!

// Linden Atlas - Eight Months

I'm only two weeks late posting this, but you know, life. Linden turned eight months old on March 23rd and he's been a little hellion ever since! He's crawling, standing, grabbing things he shouldn't possibly be able to reach, and he finally got a hold of the dog food. We take it one day at a time around here! All of these pictures and milestones are from when he was seven months, of course, but it's so crazy how he's already changed so much in just two weeks. I'm honestly not sure how I'm already posting his eight month milestone post! I feel like you don't really understand the concept of time until you have a kid. Maybe I'm biased or jaded or whatever, but time feels so different with a baby around. Even with Toby, it seemed to go much slower. Maybe that's because he came to live with us just after turning three, whereas we've seen Linden evolve since day one. Of course I catch myself looking at Toby and thinking "Who is this teenager?!" haha Six has it's own set of challenges, but six years and eight months... phew! I have my work cut out for me.

At seven months, Linden:
- weighed 19.5 pounds. 
- slept through the night twice! 7.5 hours and 9.5 hours (!!!!!!)
- started growing some actual hair! even if it's super wispy still haha
- transitioned into his own room (!) and sleeps in his crib every night
- pulls up on everything and can stand on his own for a few seconds
- got the thumbs up to slowly start introducing dairy again
- was the lucky recipient of 300 ounces of donor milk from a friend (!)

I can't wait to share all of the exciting things happening at eight months, too! I know I'm going to love being able to look back on these monthly posts and remember what the days were like. Seriously, just two weeks late and I've already forgotten most of what happened when he was seven months... Yikes! xo

See other Monthly Linden posts here.

// Easter Bunny

Happy (almost) Easter! This dress is all sorts of ridiculous (in the best way) and it felt appropriate to share this weekend. Truth be told I've just been so swamped I haven't had a chance to worry about getting dressed up... much less taking photos of it haha! But y'all know I'm a fan of a good ol' novelty print and this is exactly that! It definitely turned some heads. I wore the matching cardigan another day and loved how subtle it was in comparison. The pink of this dress is just so so perfect. And the fit is great, too. (If you're more of a shirtdress gal, Sourpuss has another version on their site). The day we shot these started out so pretty. While we were standing there getting ready to shoot, it started spitting freezing rain and, what is that?!, snow! Chunks of crushed ice equivalent precipitation, falling from the sky, when it was 50 something degrees. It was wild. Then all of a sudden it was downpouring! Like crazy hard. We ran to the car and ran some errands while we waited on it to pass. Afterward we attempted to shoot again but the wind was insane and it had turned off cold. We managed to snag a couple photos before freezing to the bone haha The things we do for blog photos...

This week has been full on design work, sign paintings, and trying to keep my head above water. Linden has come down with a cold and Toby is on Spring Break. I had to go out of town two evenings this week and I didn't get home until well after 10 both nights. It's sort of thrown my routine off a bit, but it was well worth it. Last night I got tattooed for about 4 hours and enjoyed my "me" time. It was much needed at that point haha Tomorrow I'm looking forward to lunch and an Easter egg hunt with Mike's side of the family, and then Sunday will be spent at Easter dinner with my side. Here's to hoping our littlest Flynn feels chipper enough to take part in the festivities. I'm so excited for the boys to get their Easter baskets! I went a little overboard on Toby's (on accident). I like to get one thing here or there as the holidays are approaching, but then I forget what I've already bought and I end up with entirely too much stuff. We're not even religious, so we don't really celebrate Easter, but a lot of our family does so we participate in the family portions. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy having an excuse to buy the boys fun things like stuffed animals and treats (gummies for Toby and teething cookies for Linden).

Here's to a family-filled weekend! Hope y'all have a great one, too! Whether you celebrate Easter or not! xo

Pink Martini cardigan via Stitch Fix

PS; How amazing is this "I Hate You" dress?! haha

// Things I Love Thursday v.222

♥ this. this this this. (i needed the reminder today) ♥
this is the cutest little thing ♥
♥ this robin williams quote ♥
these adorable ms. cat illustrations ♥
♥ this is why i love tumblr ♥
this wallpaper is insane in the best way! ♥
this is everything! girls do science - eff yea! ♥
♥ this is the perfect reminder! (how have you treated yo'self lately?!) ♥
♥ i hope you enjoyed this week's TiLT post hahahaha now for the links! ♥

// Have you seen the "Mine Through Time" video from the comedy trio SketchShe?! It's so so good!

// What it's like to be intersex.

// I just got a pair of these super fun leggings in the mail. They just launched a Kickstarter so check it out!

// Groupon posted this product on Facebook, and then replied to everyone who made a sex joke. LOVE the sense of humor behind the social media coordinator(s) at Groupon!

// Roxy has been nailing it lately on her blog! Loved getting a peek at the Texas Style Council and all her shenanigans.

What are you loving this week?

PS; Watch this baby hippo learn how to swim!

// Here's To Being 27!

I say the very same thing every year - it's feels weird to wake up one year older. Twenty six was a fun one. Now I'm ready to tackle twenty seven. Here's to hoping it's my best year yet! I also need to come up with my 27 Before 28 list, and see what I skipped out on my 26 Before 27 one!

27 doesn't feel "old" but holy grey hairs, batman! 

Also, can you believe this is the sixth year I've kept up with my urban typography birthday tradition?! I'm fickle so that's pretty amazing to me. Here's 22232425, and 26! Hopefully this little blog will be around to see 28, too. (I think I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on my new blog look - so we'll see). xo