Mother’s Day 2017
It’s been another magical year of motherhood! I rounded up a few candid pics (above) from the past year! Our fur baby, Louis, has brought so much love to our family. Audrey has become an avid reader and continues to write/illustrate her own novels. Her imagination and creativity continues to amaze us! She hopes to be an author or singer one day! She’s busy with basketball, soccer, tennis, Girl Scouts, and soon piano! Jack has found his love of golf as he enters his first golf academy! His teacher’s seem to think he is extremely bright, and I’ve found I have a little heartbreaker on my hands. He is my old soul, extremely gentle and kind-hearted. Art, soccer, and music are a few of his favorite things, but mostly he still likes cuddling with mommy! I’ll take it as long as I can! Motherhood is a journey. It’s not always easy, but it’s an amazing gift. I’m so blessed to be their mama and I’m so grateful to have learned from the best! Which leads me to my own mother…
For the past two years I’ve written/drafted a post or I guess more of a tribute to my own mother. I have a collection of stories and moments that I reflect on, this part is easy for me. It’s more the emotion behind it all that gets me. Nothing I have written thus far is good enough, sigh. I know she would love anything I say about her, and she’d tell me it’s the best thing she has ever read. That being said, my words of how truly special she is to me, and to so many people in her life seem to still not do her justice. So, until my words/tribute are perfect I’ll simply say Thank You, Mom! You have been the best example of EVERYTHING in my life. I love you to the moon and back!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mamas! I hope that you were spoiled silly today! Know that your job as a mom is truly the most important role you will every have and that it goes way too fast!!! Cherish these moments!
The tassel trend is still one of my favorites, especially in the summertime, but I’m also loving ruffles these days. How cute are the sleeves on this dress and the ruffle hemline?! The fit is lose and comfy which y’all know I love, and the stripes give a nod to nautical which I also adore. Grab this dress for only $19 here! In other news, I turned another year older! In recent years birthday’s seem to have brought more meaning than presents and cake. I find myself reflecting on what I’ve done and what I hope to accomplish in the future. I remember my mom always telling me that her mid 30’s and 40’s were some of her favorite years. While I haven’t reached my 40’s I am really loving my mid 30’s. Getting older isn’t just about those laugh lines creeping up. With age you gain a stronger confidence in yourself. You value real relationships that only make your life better. I’ve discovered my goal in life is really to be the best version of myself. The best mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend as possible. So CHEERS to getting older!
Happy Saturday y’all! Lazy mornings, donuts and milk, bike rides, soccer games, BBQ parties…these are a few of my favorite weekend things. We love the weekends for plenty of reasons but one of my favorite reasons is being able to sleep in and cuddle with my little loves. It’s usually between 6-7am when I hear their little feet running towards our bedroom and they quickly climb into my arms to fall back asleep. It’s seriously the best part of my day, and I’ve sadly realized it’s starting to stop with my eldest. My daughter found her love of reading and while I’m thrilled with her passion for reading, she has begun to skip morning cuddle time to read instead! I know I should be so proud, but if you’re a Mom or Dad, you know losing the morning cuddle time is heartbreaking! Thankfully she still comes in bed some mornings but the reality is.. she is growing up so fast! My 4-year old still comes in bed every morning. He wraps his little body around mine and when he finally wakes up the first thing he says to me is “Mommy, I love you”. It’s the sweetest start to my day.
Since weekends are jam-packed with kid activities, I love easy Weekend Wear, and this off the should sweatshirt is so soft and comfy. Paired with distressed jeans and comfortable booties it’s perfect for running around town. I also throw it on with black leggings and a beanie or baseball hat, it’s super versatile and cute! This is the true mom look. Simple Weekend Wear, easy hair, and no makeup! Grab my Weekend sweatshirt (on sale) here for only $16.