First things first: Happy birthday, little blog! Today my blog is five years old... Whoa. It's crazy to think I've been writing in the same space for that long. In the past I'd hop from LiveJournal to LiveJournal, but this one stuck. I never really expected to see it through this long, but I still have fun writing here so why stop? My thoughts about blogging have shifted dramatically, even in just the past 6-12 months, but I'm enjoying writing more personal posts here. I think it's taking my blog back to where it started and I kind of really dig that. Thanks to all of you who read here each day/week/whatever. Especially to those of you who have been here from the start! It means a lot to me to hear from y'all. Anyway...
It's been a week of hot, sticky weather here in Tennessee. I finally broke down and turned on the A/C yesterday because the fans just weren't cutting it. I hate that the Spring season is so short lived here. It goes from outrageously cold to hot and humid in a millisecond. I'd love a few more weeks of a brisk breeze blowing through the open doors and windows. I've checked off one full day of being a WAHM so far... and boy, there were points where I was doubting my ability to make it through the day. So overdramatic, I know. But it's going to take some getting used to! Luckily I've been able to keep Toby busy with the doggie pools in the backyard. So far, so good!
When I look at these pictures I'm so floored by the fact I'm already past the 30 week mark. Where is this time going?! I've been told the last 10 weeks creep by, but it really just feels like full steam ahead over here. I'm starting to get really nervous, too. Mike and I are signed up for a (6 hour!) birthing class this Saturday and I'm just crossing my fingers it puts my mind at ease a little bit. Baby Flynn has been incredibly active lately and sleep is starting to evade me. Mid-day naps are becoming a priority once more so you may be seeing a little bit less of me over the next 2 months!
This dress has become a new staple in my wardrobe. I feel like I say that every time I wear a new maxi, but I just can't seem to get enough. They're just so darn comfortable and totally perfect for the heat. They're modest and flattering without being heavy and sticky. I couldn't help but pair this one with my mint cardigan after getting this mint statement necklace in my Stitch Fix shipment yesterday. I didn't actually love the length of the necklace, so I grabbed some ribbon from a craft box and added an extra 6" to the back haha I think this length suits the neckline of my dress better at least. I wore this to Toby's baseball game last night and then we all headed over to the local Mexican restaurant for a little family dinner. I used that as an excuse to use my new Urban Expressions clutch (also a Stitch Fix score). I love the foldover style of this clutch and it also comes with a shoulder strap if desired. I just really dig how it's not so structured and it sort of "melts" when you hold it. The zipper compartments on the bottom also allow for it to get wider or thinner depending on what look you're going for. I feel like I'm never disappointed in my Urban Expressions bags. I have so many and seriously they're all great.
Today I'm looking forward to a Skype date with my best friend, Elle, and having Mike come home from school for a full 3 day weekend. He's been working so hard at school this week and he's been sick, so I feel like I have barely talked to him. The good news is that he's doing exceptionally well and I'm so proud of him. I miss having him at home every day but seeing how motivated he is really excites me. Toby is planning on spending the long weekend with my parents (!!!) so hopefully Mike and I will have some time to just hang out and be together. I'm also crossing my fingers that they finish getting the pool all set up because this lady needs to feel weightless for a little while, ya know? haha
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Hope y'all have a safe and happy weekend! xo
PinUp Darling dress (c/o)
Mak cardigan via Stitch Fix
Bay to Baubles necklace via Stitch Fix
Urban Expressions clutch via Stitch Fix
Urban Outfitters sunglasses
Ipanema sandals (via WWDMAGIC '13)