While I'm in no hurry to rush Summer off just yet, I do love the color palette that comes along with Autumn. Rust is without a doubt my favorite color to wear. I know I'm breaking the "No white after Labor Day" rule but it's not like I ever paid that much mind anyhow. This is what I wore out and about on Sunday when Mike and I had a mini "date day." It has actually been cool enough to enjoy wearing a cardigan outside. I do love the lower temps of the season, but I'm just not ready to say goodbye to the bright green foliage. Once the leaves have fallen everything feels so sad and gloomy. I guess I'll snap as many outfits in front of the trees as I can before I have to find interesting walls to take their place. Anyway, about this outfit! I picked up this dress on clearance at Maurices back at the beginning of Spring. I seriously think I paid all of $3.50 for it! It's a size larger than I normally wear, but I anticipated this post-baby body so the extra room is kind of nice. I'm a huge fan of Maurices clearance racks because you can get all kinds of goodies. I bought 2 other dresses the same day and not a single one was over $5!
As for the little date Mike and I went on... We've been trying to make it a priority to spend time together, just the two of us. My parents kept the boys while we went off to eat and watch a movie. It wasn't anything fancy, but it was perfect. We even headed home early because we remembered Toby had some homework he needed help with, and I wasn't totally confident that Linden would do anything other than cry all day. While out and about we managed to chow down on some Mexican food and see Into the Storm. I had high hopes for the movie. As soon as I saw the trailer for it in the Spring, I was determined to go see it. Mike is not a fan of anything tornado related, but he agreed to go see it with me since he got to pick the movie last weekend (Let's Be Cops... which was hilarious!). Into the Storm was decent, and the CGI was pretty darn impressive, but it lacked a lot of storyline and in the end it just sort of fell flat. It wasn't any Twister, that's for sure! A mid-day matinee was just what we needed though, no matter what we saw. I love being able to sing along to Spotify in the car, converse over lunch without being interrupted by a million questions or crying, and sitting side by side in silence. I love all the hustle and bustle that comes with two kids, don't get me wrong. But sometimes it's nice to just be.
Linden is still battling the reflux, and Toby came home with yet another sickness from school. I'll tell you what, elementary school is tough with all the germs! I've been trying to keep Toby away from the baby but he's so adamant about being around his little brother that it's almost impossible. Lysol and Germ-X and Emergen-C for everyone! The sicknesses are so bad here in town that the doctor was completely booked for a couple of days. We finally got Toby an appointment for this afternoon, but I'm sure it'll just have to run it's course. Since Linden has been pretty needy lately (and going through another growth spurt) I've been wearing him non-stop. Sometimes I'm able to sneak away to the computer to do a little work, but mostly I've been camped out in the rocker in front of the TV. I guess there are some perks to my gig though... endless Netflix binge watching is kind of nice. I've been making it a priority to break out of the house as often as I can though. Yesterday I met Mike in town for some lunch. Again, nothing fancy (Subway!), but it was perfect. A reprieve from the grey walls of the living room haha.
I am currently wrapping up three design projects and blog installations, so I'll luckily have some more time to tackle my personal to do list. I'm also working on a hefty load of blog content (for once!) so I'm excited to try and finish that. If you have any requests for specific blog posts, feel free to leave them below or get in touch! I'd love to hear what you'd like to see :) Until next time... xo
PS; I'm in dire need of some new Netflix and Hulu+ shows to watch! I just wrapped up The League (!!!!), The OC, and The Fosters. We're currently watching Switched at Birth together. Since Mike hates when I watch shows without him, I need something new to power through. Share your Netflix wisdom and suggest things that are worth watching! Movies or shows, whatever! (Bonus points if it's a show with like a million seasons... Those 3am feedings feel like they take hours!)