You can’t see it in these pictures because the depth of field to my lens is so shallow but I’m actually sitting on a field of dandelion. I actually didn’t know at the time it wouldn’t show. I purposely scouted dandelion fields for a few days and as you can see, it was a fail. Wah, wah. I’m not really a shoe person but I’ve been shoe shopping like crazy lately. Like a few pairs every week type of crazy. That’s a lot for me. I don’t about you guys but every time I buy shoes, I have such a hard time committing to it. I’ll save the box for months in case something happens or if they hurt my feet. Because I have to chase three crazy kids, I can’t afford to have bad shoes. Which is why I don’t mind spending a few extra dollars on super comfortable shoes. So if you see me with a pair of shoes, it means it’s super comfortable. I’ve seen other bloggers wear shoes that are very pretty but I’ve tried them and they we FAR FROM comfortable. So, trust me when I say they are.
I’ll be linking several pairs I’ve recently bought that are like pillows. Even if you’re not used to wearing heels everyday, you will find these super comfortable. Enjoy!
This afternoon, I found out that the beautiful wife, mom of two, and genius behind Sitting In A Tree passed from her battle with cancer. Without her knowing at the time, Tori was the reason why I made the final push to start this fashion blog. It was what she wrote on her Instagram. She wrote, “At some point I realized we take a lot of pics of the kids alone, documenting their lives as if we weren’t there. I’m trying to change that, so these little people can look back and see us as we were too, holding their hands + kissing their faces, eating up every moment of this life. So, here’s to seeing my face around here more.”. I started this fashion blog to not only motivate other moms that’s fashion is not lost once you have kids but to also have more photos with my kids. It’s true what Tori said, we need to be in more pictures with our kids. I’m so heartbroken she had to suffer but happy she’s now resting. I’m so heartbroken for her husband and young kids (ages 4 and 1). Tori was 37 when she passed. Way. Too. Young. Life is so not fair. I can’t stop crying at all the messages written about her. I can’t even imagine leaving behind my kids. I’m going to unplug for now and hold onto my babies more tightly. Rest in peace, Tori. It was an honor to have met both you and Austin years ago.
Happiest Monday! I have guests in town so I’ve been a bit busy. Wanted to drop by here and say a quick hi! These photos taken of me and the boys are taken across the street from where we live. We shoot there a lot. Partly because it’s super easy but mainly because the lighting there is just stunning. We’ve never, EVER had a bad shoot there. When you have good light, it’s seriously such a blessing for photographers. We can shoot there alllll day if you let us. So for the next few months, don’t be surprised if you see me at this location!
I know, I know, I haven’t gotten around to doing a hair video tutorial but it’s coming, promise! I said this before bit I’m kinda scared about creating one. Why? Because I hate the sound of my own voice in a video! It’s soooo annoying! Does that happen to you? Like you cringe when you hear yourself speak in a recording whether it’s on the phone or video?
Let’s talk mom chop for a second. I know a LOT of moms do chop off their beautiful locks once they have kids. I get it. It’s soooo much easier and faster to get ready. You don’t have kids pulling on it, it’s not always on your face or just hanging everywhere and on a hot day, well, it can be very hot and annoying. I do sometimes look at shorter cuts and I love the look of it and have been tempted to do the chop but I know me. I ultimately still love it long and flowy. My Giant has been daring me to cut it for years. I tell him, “Do you realize how many women pay to have extensions just to have my type of hair?!?!” He just blinks, stares, and just lost because he has zero clue what I’m talking about. As of now, I can envision myself being in my 60’s with long hair….though I’ve never met anyone at that age with long hair. Have you? Maybe I’ll change my mind years from now but I feel like if I’ve survived the hardships of babyhood and has managed to keep my long locks, it’ll be around for the long haul.
I’ve attached the steam rollers I use to style my hair. I love them and have been using them for the past three years. I find that these rollers keep my hair not only healthy because it uses steam but keep my curls in place the longest because I have super thick hair. I highly recommend them!