Saturday, September 30, 2017

$150 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Saturday! I thought I would start your Saturday off right with a little giveaway! Who doesn't want $150 to Nordstrom? I know I could definitely use it, especially with the holidays coming up!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Favorites #136

Happy Friday! Wow this was a long week. You know it's going to be long when you wake up on Tuesday, thinkgin it

In case you missed it on the blog this week:

Monday: School Food
Tuesday: Reverse Bucket List
Wednsday: Polka Dotty Skirt
Thursday: Family Photo shoot Outfit Ideas

Last week I posted a video on my kitchen renovation.


Two weekends ago, my MIL and BIL were in town, so glad that they got to see one of Baby Fox's soccer games, he just looks so old in this picture! Where did my little baby go?


Cause everyone wears their Christmas dress to soccer games right? She refused to take a picture of the dress.

Waiting on Grandma, Uncle and Daddy to get home. Their favorite when we take two cars anywhere is to jump out of the car and then pretend we've been there for forever.

Sunday we hit up In and Out for dinner, cause that's what you do when BIL is in town and they don't have one where he lives. MIL had already gone home.

Celebrations. Two weekends ago, we had so much to celebrate. One cousin getting married.

And another cousin having a baby.

So much to be thankful for these days.

As always, somethings I'm loving from my blogging friends.

First up, The Blended Blog has a we ask you answer, super easy post and it's on Monday. So if you don't have a post for Monday planned, get on this! Here are the questions.

Also Beth and  Stephanie are doing a Mini IG challenge, you should join in!

As usual some videos I've been loving around the internet lately.

Love this couple, would you do this for a free tank of gas, heck ya! Although I am not nearly as good at singing, but free is free right?!

Just found her, love her voice and her take on this song, so pretty.

So I'm not the only one! So happy someone invented this, I love the feeling of something heavy when I sleep. Hence why I always have covers on even in the summer. I need this in my life.

Linking up here

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Family Outfits For Pictures

Hello Foxy Friends. This past weekend we did our family photos! I know it seems early, but I like to do them early so we get the day/time we want from our photographer and then we also get less crowds in the background because typically we are picking locations that tend to have a lot of people taking photos also. Last year I gave you 5 Tips to picking out your family photo outfits, and then followed up with some ideas for family outfits, this year I thought I would do some leg work for you as well, and do the same thing!

How to pick out family outfits

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Family Outfit #1

I'm going to start with what we actually wore this year.
Mom: Dress / Sandals (similar) / Necklace
Dad: Polo Shirt / Jeans / Shoes
Boy:  ShirtJeans  / Shoes
Girl: Dress / Sandals / Headband

Family Outfit #2

Mom: Dress / Heels / Earrings
Dad: Polo Shirt / SlacksShoes
Boy: Sweater / SlacksShoes
Girl: Dress / ShoesHeadband

What is great about the little girls dress, is it comes in different styles for different age groups, so if you have three girls, they all have the same patter, just different styles.

Family Outfit #3

Mom: Dress / Heels / Earrings
Dad: SweaterSlacks / Shoes
Boy: ShirtSlacks / Shoes
Girl: DressShoes / Headband

This dress has the same thing. I love that Gymboree does this, I don't remember them ever doing this in the past, or maybe I just wasn't looking. But in any case, so super cute!

Alright that's it for now, I have so many more ideas floating around in my head, but I'll leave you with these 3, stay tuned for some more casual outfits and some Holiday themed ones.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My Polka Dotty Skirt

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Getting a two for one today! You get my normal outfit post and I'm also linking up with ShayMel and Sheaffer for a little What Up Wednesday. 

What I'm wearing:

Happy Wednesday Foxy Friends! Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I wore the stripes and floral? And while I was looking for a similar striped skirt, I found this polka dot skirt and then ordered it before I even went back to typing up my post? Yeah, you all NEED to go get one! It is SOOOO freakin comfortable. It has a solid front waist, but an elastic backside so you get the comfort of the elastic, but don't get the look of it.

I ended up putting a wide belt on it, but I could have easily worn it without. The skirt also has texture and looks so much more expensive than $18!  I sort of want to get the white with black polka dots's just so darn cute. They have several patterns, you should go check them out.

What we're eating this week:

Eating some left over Mexican food from the weekend, and I might have gotten some Thai food for dinner last night, and Thursday we're having Honey Lime Shrimp and corn on the cob, yum!

What I'm reminiscing about:

We're making plans for the pumpkin patch this was last year.

This is crazy how much they've grown.

This girl was 2 months old.

Also family pictures, we took ours for this year on Sunday. Makes me think of past family pictures.

What I'm loving:

The cooler weather. I get to use a blanket when watching TV, my favorite. Plus I'm going to just say it. I get every other Friday off from work, for the last almost 7 years I've had kids with me on my off Friday, but this year, this is the year I get my Friday completely kid free for 4 hours. What?! Granted the first 2 off Fridays, I was doing things for the kids and then with the kid when I took her out early from school. But next Friday, all to myself!

What we've been up to:

So busy, our days are filled with soccer and more soccer and birthday parties and weddings and baby showers and hanging out with friends. I love every minute of it.

What I'm dreading:

Surprisingly nothing. 

What I'm working on:

Have you heard about the Common Threads Challenge? I briefly mentioned it here. Anyway, going to talk about it again. It's where you pick 5 things from you closet and then you wear ONE of those 5 things each day for a month, to try and remix your closet and use it in a way you didn't think of before.

But picking 5 things...crazy hard! You don't want to pick all tops, because then you are wearing the same 5 tops all month. But then you don't want to pick all bottoms, cause that seems like it's "cheating" in a way. So I'm going to try and mix it up a bit. So far I have picked out my striped skirt (similar), and this blazer in black. I'm contemplating using this t-shirt in maroon, although I have it in three colors, and might have ordered it in two more colors...wonder if I can just count them all as t-shirt...haha, that's totally cheating. I think I'm going to pick a pair of jeans, must pick work appropriate ones. Then my last thing...not sure. I have 4 days to choose. I might do a pair of shoes?  Anyone else doing this challenge? What did you pick?

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 Join all these fabulous ladies, I'm really hoping I can do this, I mean I CAN do this!

What I'm excited about:

All the fun things that are happening in the next few months. We have the pumpkin patch, a fundraiser, Halloween, and lots of hanging out with friends. Looking forward to it all!

What I'm watching/reading

Watching all the things. Let's see where to start. We watched Beyond, which was really good, really hoping they pick it up for a second season.

Then we started watching Grand Design, it's an HGTV type show, and it shows you super innovative houses and how people built them. It's a super impress show, as the episodes span over several years, crazy, they start filming something and then 4 years later they finally finish the project. Super cool.

Also Dark Matter, they just released season 3 yesterday, woo hoo!

We've already watched the ones above, and we moved onto Ozark, it is very Breaking Bad-ish, except with money laundering...super good!

All these shows are available on Netflix. Anyone see any of them?

What I'm listening to:

Currently books on tape. I just discovered our libarary has books on tape to "borrow". You download an app, enter your library number an viola, you have all these books at your finger tips. I started to listen to Hidden Figures. So far so good, although I do find myself not doing what I should be doing and just listening. There a bunch of books on there that I want to listen to. Obviously they don't have all of the books, but ours has a good selection.

What I'm doing this weekend:

We get to go to the Angels game and sit in the box seats, woo hoo! Mr. got two tickets from work, and then told the admin if she had any more he'd like one more, since he was taking Baby Fox, and Mini Fox was semi-heart broken. But then someone gave back both of their tickets, so now we get to make it a family affair.

Plus Sunday we're going to see Ninjago, the kids are excited.

What I'm looking forward to next month: 

Well Fall weather, fall clothes, bring on the sweaters and warm things.
Bonus Question: What TV show are you most excited about this fall?

Grey's Anatomy and This is Us. Really, who isn't excited for This is Us, it kills me that we got rid of our cable at the end of last season, so now we have to wait an extra day before we can watch anything on Hulu, darn.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

My Reverse Bucket List

It's another Show and Tell Tuesday with Andrea, this time the topic is reverse bucket list, when we share the things that were on a bucket list but are no longer on the list. Fun!

I think my first one would definitely be skydiving! I didn't know I wanted to sky dive until my dad asked me if I wanted to go with him, sure why not? You can see the Vlog I did that day here.

Twirling our way down.

Coming in for a landing

Back before kids, Mr. said that before we had kids we wanted to take a vacation to Italy, which we did. We went with another couple and had the time of our lives! We did so much, but still wanted to do more. I hope that one day we can get back there, but for now, so glad that we got to go on one last big trip before the kids came.

Throwing coins in Trevi Fountain.

I actually took this picture, looks like a post card right?!
Is it okay to write have kids? It was on my bucket list at one point in my life and now I have two beautiful children. So lucky to call these kids mine, they are one of the best things to happen to me. They keep me on my toes, test my patience and show what unconditional love feels like.

Riding horseback in Bora Bora on a private island tour (unfortunately they no longer do this).

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean, you don't even need to be certified, ask for a resort dive, you only go down 40-50 meters so if something happens, you could ultimately swim to the surface. We've done it a couple of times now, and every time has been fun.

So what are some of the reverse bucket list items you've done? Something that I need to add to mine?

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