tunic - Old Navy Maternity (favorite shirt of my life)
cardigan - Target
boots - Naturalizer via OnlineShoes
scarf - Jo-Ann Fabrics (thanks Janssen!)
denim - J.Brand Maternity (gift from the sweetest blogger ever)
diaper bag - c/o Lily Jade
No reviews or resolutions for you. Just some short stories and other heart racers.
I already threw this story on Instagram but then deleted it because I am the worst about gram-gret ... tell me I'm not alone. Anyway, I was at the store with the kids last week wearing this exact outfit and unloading our groceries from the cart in the checkout line (or rather ... helping the kids unload the groceries because they love to do that and the people behind us love it too ... really) when a lady walked up behind us and remarked that three children is just the absolute perfect number of children. And so I turned around. Bump ... there it was. Sorry, ladybird.
Have you seen this post floating around Facebook about what to pay the babysitter? I love the principle but ... never would I ever be able to put my awkward guard down long enough to have that terribly awkward conversation about how much (ahem .. little) I would be paying the sitter (partly because I know how much work our kids are - so maybe this would work when they are older?) but if it works for people ... that's great and makes a lot of sense. We've totally lucked out with some amazing sitters that have cleaned after the kids have gone to bed and now I'm ruined forever in the sitters-that-clean department (that seemed to be a given back in my dollar-an-hour-a-kid sitting days BUT ... I'm old and times be changing, I know).
Britt sent me these amazing maternity jeans and I'm still astounded by her generosity but she claims they would've gone in the Goodwill pile otherwise ... can you imagine that kind of Goodwill find? Anyway I feel like this type of maternity panel should be introduced at every initial OB visit because all the other kinds of panels are in a lesser league of their own. I will wear these for scores of postpartum months and beyond. And beyond that.
Have all you moms signed up for these (not annoying, not junkmail) daily emails yet? You should should should.
And still should.
Any other serial nail painting devotees out there? Good, good. Amy generously sent me some Jamberry wraps to try out lots (and lots!!!) of weeks ago and they are genius. My biggest complaint about nail polish is that it chips easily and Theodore Patton. He loves to scratch at my nails when they are nicely polished but the Jamberries were no match for his claws which was really a nice change of non-chipped pace. You can get two (mayyybe three but I wasn't smart with my cutting) different wears out of each sheet of strips and they come in infinite colors and patterns and .... try them. You won't regret it for a second. I think these are my favorite.
I know I've typed about this delightful little situation before but today at Target I was unloading our bags and the kids into the van and beginning to start the long and windy road that is buckling all of the kids into their car seats when I noticed something insane. A car was idling with her blinker on waiting impatiently for my spot. I took a second to look around at the 45 other empty spots surrounding the Odyssey and tried so hard not to look at her which wasn't too terribly difficult because my eyes .... they wouldn't .... nay! they couldn't stop rolling. Anyway, I hope she enjoyed her parking spot that she earned with the patience of a saint and the tenacity of a crazyhorse.
Say this isn't so. The blog is dead? I'll die right along with it. I will.
I think if you've stayed well and healthy these past few weeks you are in the very tiniest of minorities because isn't everyone getting crazy sick? I thought we were totally in the clear until Sunday ........ and of course I'll leave that hospitale for another time. Get excited.
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