3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday My Style

Happy Monday blog friends!!  I am telling you this summer is blazing by so quickly and I can not believe we are only 4 weeks away from Summer ending and another school year beginning.  So in honor of summer STILL being here I want to share my favorite SHORT outfits.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wish List Wednesday

Today's Wish List Wednesday is all about the DREAM Master Suite I would love to have in our forever home.  I have walked this space over and over again in my mind and on paper.  I know I want a space that is relaxing in it's color pallet, the furnishings that would envelope my husband and I at the end of a long day, when we return HOME from a trip, when we needs a moments just for us, to cuddle with our 3 little Miracles and of course to close our eyes and dream more dreams.

This master bedroom is perfect peace, the color pallet, the chairs at the end of the bed, the headboard, the lighting, the natural light coming from the FRENCH doors.  AHHHHH! 

I could almost LIVE in this master SPA bathroom . . . . .
 (if the rest of my dream house weren't just as fantastic)

NOW the Master closet truly is a dream dream space because I LOVE a well organized spacious closet.  Yolanda Foster from the Real Housewives of  Beverly Hills has an amazing walk in closet.
I love these tufted benches with storage.
 Also another RHoBH inspiration from Adrienne Maloof is a display of my wedding dress.  I really really want to have this someday because I loved my wedding dress and I would rather have it on display then for it to be in a box.

Our beautiful wedding day June 30, 2001

You can see many more things that inspire me OR that I wish to make reality on my Pinterest boards.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Just Catching Up

It has been a while since I have sat down and just  chatted about what life is like these days around our house.  We are having a busy summer with me watching 2 additional girls from a neighbor friend during the work week from 7AM - 4:30PM.  I try to keep the kids active with at least one major outing away from the house each week to the aquatic center, aquarium (where we have a membership), library or just heading in to town to the mall to check out the shops (I think the kids like this the most).  In addition to all these little excursions we still have our normal 3 trips a week into Rachel's therapy and occasional trip to the grocery store.

We have already kicked off our summer with a week of vacation bible school and 2 weeks of swim lessons and other then a long weekend away in August we don't have any other major events planned for the remainder of our summer.

I am not the modern day parent that allows and encourages their children to spend all summer inside playing on electronics, watching TV or playing on game systems.  I truly encourage the kids to be outside playing, riding their bikes and playing in the river (it is very shallow for about 1/2 mile out) unless the weather prevents these activities (such as extreme heat or rain). My husband and I have set the "rules" for how they are to behave out and about in the neighborhood and the boundaries that they are allowed to travel in that we feel is a safe zone for them to walk or ride their bikes.  Overall they are good kids and although they are highly inquisitive and argue among themselves at times, they all get along and find fun things to do together, top of their summer fun games is hide-and-seek (I sometimes even join in on the fun HA).

The girls (7 and 10) love to play with Rachel either back in her room OR out in the fenced in play yard and Rachel is loving the attention and playing with "big girls".  Although I love their play times together, I do wish that Rachel had a few kids her age to play with around the neighborhood on a regular basis but soon enough she will be back to school, back to ballet and back with her peers.

It is hard to believe that school is just a month away, I know this time will slip away very quickly and it will be time to do back to school shopping.  I actually love back to school shopping, buying all the school supplies, looking for new outfits to add to the kids wardrobe and picking out new shoes.  Shopping for my own kids school supplies and clothes remind me of when I was a kid and doing back to school shopping with all my new things hanging in the closet with their tags and not being allowed to wear them until the first day of school (I do the same thing with my own kids).
Rachel and Jon will be getting these new backpacks
(they need bigger ones then then currently have) from Pottery Barn Kids

The summer being in its last 1/3 before school also reminds me of getting back on track with my own personal goals and ME time.  I have gotten out of the habit of  working out for the summer and also of sticking to my tight day time eating plan and I need to get back to it.  Since my surgery in February of 2013 I have lost a little over 80 pounds but have stabilized and haven't lost weight in months . . . . . I lot of that has to do with noshing on unhealthy snacks (Combos and Belvita biscuits are my down fall BUT they are OH SO GOOD).

Overall I am doing well and my family is happy, healthy and busy.  We have a pretty big thing going on right now, but I will have to wait until we are through it to share about it and how it impacts our lives and helps us to grow as a family and as parents.

Hopefully life is good for you and yours, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Style Monday is all about the Maxi

The MAXI  . . . . .
the answer to comfort, style and easy dress up style for any woman.

I love how this Scrollwork maxi dress from Anthropologie can be easily dressed up 

I also love these black maxi dresses that can easily be paired with a ballaro jacket or jean jacket

I really love both of these high-low casual style maxi dresses,  
This first maxi Mono B is from Hautelook 

This cute high-low maxi is from nomorerack and is only $12 and comes in many different colors.

Finally this solid color maxi from Boohoo comes in many different colors and is only $20. A basic style maxi is perfect for styling YOUR WAY or wearing by itself.

Finally if you can't find the style Maxi you like in the fabric you like, head on over to The Monday Blog and check our her instructions for making your own Maxi dress.  To find some great fabrics head on over to fabric.com.
photo credit:  Made it on Monday

To see these and may more style ideas from My Style Pinterest boards click HERE

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wish List Wednesday

I TOTALLY want this tool so I can make quick order of painting a few furniture pieces around here.  The Home Right Finish Max paint sprayer.

I am wanting very badly to update Rachel's car seat.  Believe it or not my 3 1/2 yr old daughter is still only 27 pounds and so we are thinking of this Graco MySize 65 Convertible Car Seat in Reese.

Now for my girly list of wishes but oh so beautiful, each of these pieces are such fantastic classic pieces of jewelry that I could easily wear every day or on special occasions.

 . . . . . this beautiful white Fossil watch

 . . . . . this beautiful delicate necklace by LilliDolli on Etsy

and my final pick for this week this camera pandora charm by Susan Sheehan on etsy

You can see these and all of my Wish List on Pinterest.

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, July 14, 2014

My Style Monday

With my new found weight loss (82 lb to date) I am thinking a LOT more about fashion and what looks good on my new figure.  As a result I want to share my fashion loves that I have found all over the internet and especially what I have pinned as My Style on Pinterest.

I love this little dress, although I totally would NOT do the hat and this particular purse, but it does show that it could easily be dressed up some.  I would pair this dress with some nice navy thong sandals or the sweet little sandals I have pictured below.

All I can say about these Aleeyas sandals is BEAUTIFUL!!

Love everything about this outfit, especially the high low turquoise dress.

I truly don't know if I could pull off this outfit because I am short, but I love the maxi skirt and the necklace is truly adorable.

I think this is a more sophisticated version of the above outfit, not as "thrown together" style . . .  more "matchy matchy" but still a fantastic look.
I love fashion now and can't wait to really buy solid wardrobe pieces once I reach my goal, still another 30-40 pounds to go.

Fashion is your own statement NO MATTER what size you are . . . .  claim your own version of these styles at whatever size you are just make sure it flatters YOU.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wish List Wednesday FIVE

I love sharing a few of my favorite finds that I WISH for and PIN so my hubby has a clear idea of things to gift on special occasions OR I choose to pick up for myself SOMEday.

I love the style of these great Hunter Boots
LOVE LOVE this bracelet from all Inspired Boutique
I truly want this Mother's ring for Mother's day 2015 with my 3 little Miracles birthstones which would be Emerald, Peridot and Pink Tourmaline (how perfect is that 2 greens and 1 pink).  this ring is from
This dress is so comfortable looking, I think it is so stylish and would love to add it to my limited wardrobe.  This dress can be found on RoseWholesale.com.  

FINALLY, I truly want this cute tote bag by Scout . . . . . to me there is NO SUCH THING as too many totes.  One day soon I will photograph all my cute totes and show you what I have in my collection.

Monday, July 7, 2014

My Style Monday

Such an adorable look with the perfect white skirt (my legs wouldn't look this good because I am not this tan) but such a cute understated fresh look dressed up with the pearls.

Really like the pop of orange and the wedge sandals

All I can say is YES to the Yellow

I know this is a sweater, but I love a nice cozy sweater any time of year to lounge around the house 
Perfection (don't love the heals though, I would choose a yellow kitten heal or white thong sandals)  LOVE the pockets!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

NUTs for White Sofa

I have been told I am a little nutty for wanting a white sofa with 3 little Miracles, 1 Cat and 1 Dog to potentially destroy it . . . . . but this is exactly what I WANT.
I love that it is a blank canvas to add the color scheme I want and I can so easily change it up.  The BONUS of this particular sofa is that it is actually made from a Sunbrella blend fabric so it can easily be spot cleaned OR even better put in the washer and washed (No DRY CLEANING).  The sofa skirt and arms all velcro off so they can be washed, SO perfect for homes with kids and four legged fur babies that can mess them up.  Sadly this sweet white baby is out of our financial reach right now at $4354.00

So my new CRY is Bring ON the WHITE SOFA!!!