Friday, July 21, 2017

H54F || Nordstrom Sale Frenzy😰

There is no one who would love more than to drop some major dollars on some new clothes at Nordstrom.
(especially after emptying my closet & selling all my things (HA)for my Capsule Wardrobe efforts)
And clearly this sale is amazing...
BUT holy social media overload.

It's enough to make a girl feel lousy for not being able to immediately cart & buy the "popular (*drool worthy I might note) items" blowing up instagram.  Like, they straight up give you anxiety that something is going to sale out & I don't even want it!  LOL.  I even spent Conley's nap time yesterday, entering to win gift cards🙈😂.  But you know what?
I came to my senses!
I would rather be working my way to being debt-free, wearing something I can afford, than to go crazy & get my eyes off of what is important.  Isn't it crazy the marketing tricks out there??
Yikes!  Maybe I should unfollow some of those fashion bloggers...😳

This week has been SO much better🙌🏼

one.  TV Land
Christmas in July on Hallmark this past week, Shark Week this week.  When the summer sun is just too hot (& it has been lately!  Holy smokes!)...crank up the ac & light the fire (for about 5 minutes...😬) for a cozy evening in!  

two.  perfect family pictures
It has been a quest of several years now for perfect family pictures.  We finally did it!
At least I think so.  I want this one👇🏼blown up on a huge canvas for our living room collage wall.

three.  capsule wardrobe update
I've made a little bit of money from things I've weeded out of my closet during the second step in the capsule wardrobe process.  I'm saving up for some things to replace the things I've sold that are more versatile and "me" these days!  (It's hard not to spend it on clothes for the boys, b/c I have so many fun things on their back to school/fall shopping list😊)  
You far-this has been such a rejuvenating thing.
Take THAT Nordstrom sale!  😂 #byefelicia

four.  my rearview mirror
While this totally contributed to my terrible week last week...I love when I can look back & see how God allows these things to happen to us to get us to realize how blessed we are.  I take SO many things for granted -for example a windshield and intact rearview mirror (or a four year old laptop-which I loved & miss terribly).  All materialistic things-yes.  But how blessed I am to have (or have had) them at all. 
 When the boys jerked our mirror off about two months ago, it had lasted all it could, fell again, and insurance denied assistance and it was out of pocket pay.  Adulting stinks, y'all.  But I'm so glad it's not duct taped on, swinging around the car, or bangng the windshield anymore.  Oh, and fun can disconnect the cord and remove it instead of letting it hang.  Learned that the day it was getting repaired😑

five.  two weeks of summer camp down, one to go.
I can't wait to share what's been in my speech boxes for summer.
I've had a blast planning my mornings with our little pre-k campers...
& in making the theme "summer & beach related..."I have made MYSELF so ready for our trip to the beach in a couple weeks.
+ if you see my oldest boy, Cam.  He will make SURE you know he can now "go under the water."  His greatest accomplishment to date (in his eyes😉).  So proud of him for overcoming his fear of "sinking."
Happy Friyay;)

Monday, July 17, 2017

10 Times A Mom Finds Herself In a Christmas Movie

Over halfway through the year.
You know what that means.
Time to pump ourselves up for the most wonderful time of the year.
It's Christmas in July, y'all!

The Hallmark Channel & QVC are doing their part in bringing a little Christmas cheer into your home.  If you check closely, most stores will start previewing their holiday sneak peeks soon.
Browse through the Christmas Party in July ideas on it, I dare ya!😍

Cassidy is going to do her part over here.  It's my Christmas loving duty.
Here are 10 times throughout the year, we as mom's, find ourself in a classic Christmas movie moment...

1.  When all of your kids are sleeping/are at the babysitters/ or are with family, and you find yourself all alone & don't know what to do with yourself.

2.  You find yourself scrolling back through the pictures of your kids at night & though you would murder the person who woke them up at that moment, all you can think about is how much you love them & how cute they are, and how you just want to cuddle them-but NEVER wake them up.  NEVER.
  Mmmmm hmmmm.
3.  When your kid says they didn't "mean to" (Cam's new fav) or they didn't say something you heard them mumble behind your back...
4.  When you know it's almost time for bedtime & your kids are running around triple sow cowing off of the living room furniture.
5.  When you are feeling it & you kick in the "fun mom mode."  We're talking really get into character while playing with your kids...& then something like this happens...GAME OVER.
6.  Try out a new recipe like...
7.  When they've ask you to do something they shouldn't for the 45,344 time that day...and you are over it.  Sure kids, go ahead.  Knock yourselves out👍🏼😂
(✋🏼Standing like the man in the elevator in public while they...)
8.  Sometimes, you just wish your husband would quit watching ESPN reruns & look at you like Jude Law looks at Cameron Diaz in The Holiday...and say, 'Your lovely" in a British accent.🙋🏻
9.  When you just want to stay inside to wrangle the kids, not wear a bra, and be ugly, but you want friends too...
10.  And then there's always that first cup of coffee in the mornings that makes you feel like...

I hope this gave you a few giggles & some fun Christmas in July feels for your Monday❤️
Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer Vibes || Adams Abode

Before the Hallmark Christmas in July movie marathon (I'm about to binge watch for the rest of the night) puts me in too much of a Christmas spirit, I'm going to share a glimpse of Summer in our home!
After a long week, this weekend at home+peonies is just what the doctor ordered👍🏻
Cam's artwork is a l w a y s a l w a y s one of my favorite ways to decorate for the time of year.  I've looked forward to it since he was born👨🏻‍🎨
If you ask me (& I know you didn't) I think aromas (love, love diffusing orange+lavender during the day for a sweet summer smell🌸🍊!) & pictures evoke the sweetest memories of the season you want to bring life to in your home😊Real life: I had to clean each place I took a picture of at warp speed before my mini tornados figured out what I was up to.  Then...back to reality😜✌🏻
Happy Friday, friends!☀️