Friday, September 28, 2012


yay!!!! it’s friday!!!!

which also means it’s instafriday, and I get to share my small squares with the world… you know, because the world totally cares…


micah, peaking around the corner of the family room. dave was playing super mario bros on the wii and it was one of the dark, scary, bowser’s castle levels. micah has always been scared of these, especially in mario kart. he won’t play those levels. at any rate, he left the room, but still wanted to check on dave’s progress every now and then.006

day 22. up. this is the monkey tree in my front yard. I can’t believe I have a monkey tree!!!! all my life, I’ve thought these were the coolest trees, and now I have the hugest, healthiest monkey tree I’ve ever seen in my front yard! yeah, I like it just a little.012

so, I got a white house/black market catalog in the mail. I may have been a little bit excited…  maybe… just a little.014016019

layla made drums out of tinkertoys and was beating them.003

day 23. before bed. on most (well, we try) sunday evenings, layla and micah get bedtime stories, via skype, from gramma.009

they were just fooling around after school.018

day 24. 3 things. I like those 3 things.020

day 25. frame. it’s not that I love the frame so much.040

day 26. close… to the finish line of his first cross country meet this year. finished 12th. not bad. 041

cheers to my friend, lisa! we have this thing we do…045

day 27. love/hate. yeah… I hate tv. I love tv. I love that I hate tv. I hate that I love tv. etc. etc. etc…047

and that’s that.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

what I wore wednesday

so… here we go again! another week, another series of outfits that attempt to look cute, coordinate, and not be jammies or sweats. it’s starting to act like fall around here. chilly in the morning, foggy, warming up to the low 70’s by afternoon. except yesterday. I think we topped out at 65 and it was FREEZING! at any rate, that means I’m starting to reach for more layers, long sleeves, and my skirts and capris are being replaced by a boring, 9 month long onslaught of long pants… but the good news about all of that is that I dug out my uggs for the first time today! woohoo! I have warm, toasty, comfy feet right now… the bad news is that you can pretty much plug those into any picture I take of my outfits from here until next may. it’s a win-lose situation. I think I’ve covered every day except saturday. I did get dressed… and I had a picture, but it was horrible, and after looking at it, I can’t believe I went out in public with my hair looking like that! at any rate, I am going to do my best to forget that saturday happened.



yes, I’m headless. I hadn’t done my makeup yet, so I figured I’d just NOT take a picture of my head. LOL!

  • tunic sweater: old navy, thrifted
  • tank: j crew, thrifted
  • capris: levis, via handmedown, via personal alteration
  • necklace: target
  • shoes?

pretty sure I wore shoes that day, just can’t remember which ones. I’m sure they were black, sandal types.



  • top: american eagle, thrifted
  • cami: thrifted
  • jeans: handmedown
  • jewelry: walmart and ???


and I even painted my toenails to match!050



it felt so much like fall on friday that I dug out my corduroy pants!

  • top: express, thrifted
  • cords: old navy, thrifted
  • necklace: 1928




I’ve been waiting for it to get to be ‘fall-ish’ enough to pull out this dress. I LOVE THIS DRESS. love it. the deep eggplant color, the bell-shaped sleeves, the pleated satin sash… LOVE! and we were even in a picturesque location when I was wearing it, too! of course, I posed for all of like .5 seconds before I had to start directing my kids to stop running away, leave the ducks alone, not to fall in the water, etc… I’m so demanding. my husband had the camera and was apparently having fun with the whole situation… 081 083

I’m pretty sure that last picture can be captioned, “have you taken any pictures yet?” he just laughed. the rundown:

  • dress: express
  • cami: target
  • shoes: born
  • footless tights: pretty sure these are left over from my dancing and/or skating days so… probably danskin or baryshnikov. dance tights are THE best. I have a hard time wearing any ‘normal’ tights. they always fall down or roll over at the waist, giving you a spare tire you didn’t really have to begin with… NOT flattering! there, that’s your fashion tip of the day. stop buying your tights at target. go into a dance shop and stock up. you’ll thank me.
  • jewelry: my famous pearls that I love.



you can go ahead and disregard the “okay, go ahead and take the stupid picture so we can get out of here” look. this is what happens when I have my almost 5 year old take my pictures… first of all, I was in a little bit of a panic that he was going to drop the camera on the driveway, and secondly, I just wanted to leave. note the arm load of ‘mom junk’ I’ve got going on… other than my water bottle, I’m not even sure what I’m carrying, but I know it was getting awkward to hang onto.



first of all, I’m totally ticked about this picture. this was my favorite outfit all week (well, maybe second favorite), and it’s the worst picture. I never had a chance, and this was taken, by my amateurest photographer (again) at sunset. so I look all yellow and the flash went off because it’s too dark and blah blah blah… at any rate…

  • jacket: h&m, thrifted
  • top: handmedown
  • jeans: gap, thrifted
  • earrings: target
  • keys and plastic bag: just a bonus! ;)

so there you have it… linking up 2 places again this week! you should totally join me. at least check some of these out. good inspiration!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

week 38 in pictures

sunday: crazy micah. he was in the bathroom for a while, and when I went to investigate, this is what I found. just taking a bath in the sink. for some unknown reason…010

also sunday: the picture of micah’s feet with no shoes on them, on the way to church on sunday. yup, he forgot his shoes.


monday: micah, looking contemplative about his train…004

tuesday: this is where I always find micah when I come to pick him up from preschool. I love watching him play when he doesn’t know I’m there yet. it used to always be that he was digging for treasure. lately, he’s always trying bury the slide.001

wednesday: I spent the morning cleaning out the van. it is crazy how much stuff was in there.010

and I’m also including the ‘clean’ pictures, AND the list of stuff I pulled out!2012-09-22

friday: micah, being brave and peaking around the corner while dave was playing super mario brothers. micah is super scared of any bowser’s castle levels (in mario kart, he won’t drive those courses), so he always has to leave the room. it’s pretty cute.005

saturday: more soccer. layla started the game as goalie again.010

and the instagrams…002006008047003003008010012014018022025012014016019

book shots:034031

linking up again.



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