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Easter was fun this year. Luke has no expectations about anything yet but can still join in the fun. My Parents came into town for a couple days to give me a little free time and enjoy Luke before Easter so that was really nice too. My Dad is a pastor so they didn’t stay through Easter but anytime with them is always a blessing.

We went to a local Church Easter Egg Hunt since our Church took the year off from hosting one.

Luke met the Easter Bunny! No fear in him. He just leaned in for a rather loooong hug. :)

It was a really funny to watch him “find” the eggs. He filled his basket half full twice and proceeded to dump them out twice while running and jumping around. It didn’t phase him at all and there where so many eggs that he still managed to fill it up a third time before we left. I think the turning point came when one broke open accidentally and he realized there was candy in it. We don’t allow sweets or treats very much at all and I suppose he thought he would get to eat it all. One piece made it in the mouth and the rest was confiscated. :)

The Easter Bunny was attacked mid hunt when Luke abandoned his basket and ran towards the bunny saying he wanted to hug him. He was rewarded for his persistence.  And as we were walking towards the car, after the hunt to find a park, he told me he just wanted to hug the bunny one more time. He cracks me up!

I whipped this little bunny up the night before Easter using this Pinterest Pin the Original source ( that I can tell) is completely in Japanese? It was super simple and fast, and was passed over pretty quickly for the bulldozer and car. But I wouldn’t change making it for my little man.

He thought it was pretty cool to come downstairs to his basket and car. I am thankful for his innocence and naivety, I hope I can help him keep that, or just be super grateful for what he does get in future years.  I found the cool car at a local resale I do about a month ago and have keep it hidden till now. Since his birthday and Christmas are kind of far away we decided to give him the car for Easter.

And here is my little man in his Easter Outfit. Complete with a mommy made bowtie and a fresh haircut. Man I love that kid.

 

How was your Easter? I Hope it was a wonderful day filled with Family and remembering the amazing sacrifice Jesus made for us.

 

This week we are potty training! Also David and I are embarking on a sweet / sugar based food free month.  I am totally inspired by what Jami from thenatos has been doing since the beginning of Lent and decided that I needed to do this and try and make better choices for my health.

Wish my good luck as cutting sugar and potty training together while 6+ months pregnant might just be the end of me. ;)

 

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Lately I feel as if I don’t like any clothes being sold in the stores! boo. But that just means I need to get creative. Shop my closet, put things together I normally wouldn’t, and make some new thing myself. Although I would love to be able to knit light weight cardigans, but I just don’t have the time. ;) So in one of those annoyed moments I sat down and finally drafted out a pattern for one of my favorite tops I have had for years from the gap.  I got the muslin right and then started right in on this lovely Anna Marie Horner Field Study fabric that I has been sitting waiting for me for a bit. It’s almost perfect. I think it’s a little blousier than planned, but it still works fine, or I can take it in a bit if it really annoys me after a couple wears.  It has a simple pleated neckline, and small capped sleeves that are part of the main body. I bias trimmed all the edges with matching fabric. I think it would be cute lined with no bias trim, and also with a contrast binding. :)   I am seriously in LOVE with this fabric print, and have been seeing peeks of the same fabric coming out in Voile on Instagram. Can’t wait. :) Shirt: Made by Me – Field Study Anna Marie Horner Cardigan: Target – added the doilies Jeans: Gap Shoes: Blowfish @DSW Necklace: Target   I also thought I would share my cutie! I have so much fun dressing him. Shirt: Target Cardigan: H&M Jeans: GapKids (borrowed from a friend – luke is right between her boys) – love the look of the cuff, but it’s also so practical when pants are too long. :) Shoes: Converse

Lastly, since it’s Halloween, I thought I would share Luke’s Halloween costume. :) He was less than thrilled this time around with it as it seemed to rub his chin. But we where able to keep him in it to go see Grandma. ;) No Trick or Treating though since he has a little cold.

From a couple months ago(waiting for full shot pics from today but daddy is flying) / today with daddy – doesn’t he look thrilled?

I am linking up with Lindsay from The Pleated Poppy

Also with Kilee from One Little Momma for her What kids Wore link up!

 

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The weather is feeling so nice here, still a bit warm here and there. But the fall breeze, the cool nights, they are just lovely.

I actually have more than one outfit to share this week. Yay!

I am linking up with Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy Today. Check out her awesome style and all the other ladies that link up.

To a playdate, where I did a kid craft. :) It was fun, but hard with 10 children say 4 and under!

Black Top: Gap – several years ago, and one of my favorites! I think it’s going to be done soon, and then I will turn into a pattern to make some.

Cardigan: Target – last week

Boyfriend cropped jeans: Target

Sandals : Target clearance a week or two ago

Top: Gap – sale last spring

Cardigan: Target – two? years ago

Cropped jeans: Kohls – Jennifer Lopez

Sandals: Target

I got my hair done! :) So happy about that, it was getting shaggy. Basically the same style just trimmed and shaped with some major bang snippage.

Top: The Loft – Bought over the weekend, it is super comfy

Tank: Target

Cropped Jeans: Target

Sandals: Target

Necklace: Allora Handmade, from several years ago.

 

Yep well, that’s it. It hit 91 degrees today but I hear the weekend is supposed to be in the 70′s which I am seriously praying for since I will be outside at a flea market all weekend. I do NOT do heat. ;)

Do you link up with Lindsey? I would love to check out your outfit posts, so leave me a link. Because as much as I would like to I just don’t have the time to check out every single outfit link on The Pleated Poppy! :)

 

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This morning Luke and I just lazed about for a little bit. I let him watch a few shows in my bed, and I relaxed and enjoyed the fact that he didn’t wake up early crying from teething pain as he has several days this past week.

Then we got ready and headed out to the park, well two parks. We where trying to find a place to take a picture of my quilt I finished yesterday. Check back tomorrow for Quilt details.

We found one.

Then we played and watched trains for a bit. I think he may have had fun.

I was thinking I would take pictures out at the park, but realized I can’t take them myself and don’t have a tripod. So I snapped a couple of pictures of my outfit when we got home.

My outfit was inspired by Oh Sweet Joy! She has such cute style, she works for Anthropologie after all! :)

Outfit Details:

Shirt: The Loft

Tank: Target

Shorts: Kohls

Necklace: Groopdealz (check ebay though)

Sandals: Steve Madden

 

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy today for What I Wore Wednesday. Check it out if you haven’t she has great style too and there are so many fun ladies that link up super cute outfits.

 

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I thought I would hop back on the What I Wore Wednesday train since I was totally liking my outfit this evening. I am linking up with Lindsay at The Pleated Poppy again.

 

I just got these pants last week and love them! I wasn’t sure I could pull off the colored pants trend, especially this light. But I found these at a fantastic price and they fit great, so I went for it. These pants have been dubbed the sans Luke pants as I am too scared to wear them around Luke. So like tonight I wore them to Bible Study sans Luke. :)

You may recognize the fabric as the same as the back of Luke’s quilt. lol! I realized it when I was writing that post. It’s a thrifted sheet I found a while ago and I used it to make this shirt thinking that if it didn’t turn out it cost me $2. But I actually ended up liking the shirt a lot, and I wear it at least once a week.  I drafted the pattern myself from a similar shirt that I already owned.

I thought I would give an ode to my lovely sandals, that broke shortly after this picture. Ugh! I will be getting them fixed as they are some of my favorites. I wear them sooo much! I kinda like this color combo, you know with a pop or coral or lemon yellow thrown in. ;)

 

Outfit Details:

Shirt: Made by me

Pants: Loft

Shoes: Steve Madden ( I know they broke, but I have had them awhile and wear them at least 6x a week, and have them in another color. so I would recommend them)

This outfit post is proving to me that I need to step out of my comfort zone more often as both the pants and shirt where just that, and I love them. Have you stepped out of your comfort zone in fashion lately? You should!

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On Sunday the weather took a drastic turn for the better. Saturday it was in the 90′s, Sunday in the 60′s. Wow, but awesome. I love this weather so much.

So the past couple days it has been fun to get dressed and find that nice balance of cozier clothing,while still keeping a  breezy look, since I am not quite ready for dark colors, boots, and scarfs here.

Today is the only day I took a picture. Oh well! Linking up to Lindsay at the Pleated Poppy today! I love her WIWW linky parties.

Wednesday: Weight Watchers Meeting, errands, and lunch at a friends

I LOVE wearing sandals with jeans. I love wearing sandals period. There’s just something about having your toes free and still be warm. But, I am always warm. :)

Top: Old Navy (just bought on clearance)

Cardigan: Target

Jeans: Old Navy ( Next Size down, YAY!)

Sandals: Steve Madden

Bracelet: Target

And at one point today I was wearing a super cute Robot necklace. I think I may have left it at my friends?

 

Weight Watchers: I am in a rut, a plateau. I gain a little, lose a little. It sucks. But our meeting today was about new beginnings. So I am jumping in full force and maybe I will have some significant loss to report the next couple weeks. :)

 

This was a fun week for me clotheswise, for a couple reasons. I realized that I don’t have to nurse Luke out of the house to much anymore since he is eating 3 solid meals a day and mainly nurses for naps and bedtime.  Which opens up more possibilities in the way of clothing. i.e. dresses that don’t have a button top, long tunics with belts, real bras! ;) Yeah, that’s right.  This also makes me change clothes more than once a day if I am going out, say for dinner with the family, or with the ladies to a movie (after Luke’s in bed).

Outfit 1: Wednesday Night dinner out with my boys

This was  a prime example of changing before going out. My husband dresses up for work and so I like to wear a little bit nicer clothes if we go out f at night even if it’s just to Chipotle (Yum)! You know, jeans and a shirt(even a cute shirt) don’t really compliment men’s dress attire that well.

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft

Cardigan: Francesa’s

Sandals: Target

Necklace: Target ( and Yes Luke puts any necklace I wear right in his mouth, but I refuse to give them up)

 

My dates for the above outfit.

Luke: Outfit is Amy Coe for Babies’r'us David: I think everything is from Kohl’s except his 5th and Lamar slim fit shirt.

Outfit #2: Saturday night Harry Potter date with 4 lovely ladies

It’s been a bit cooler in the evenings, and it’s always slightly chilly in a movie theater. Which lead me to put on jeans for the first time in months and grab a cardigan. Oh and yes, it took us awhile to all find a date to go see Harry Potter, and yes we did see it in 3d (awesome), and yes I LOVED it. ;)

Shirt: Linen Tank for Gap Outlet

Caridigan: Anthropologie

Jeans: Old Navy

Flats: Salvation Army (Brand new from Target)

Necklace: Kohl’s

Here’s a close up of my cardigan addition.  I bought this cardigan for around %60 off at Anthropolgie in their sale department and with my birthday %15 off coupon. I love it, and had been looking for a mustard cardigan for 2 years. Yes, two years. So I was sad to discover a tiny hole on the shoulder the first time I wore it. I thought about returning it, but it was the only one they had, and the two year search was in the back of my mind. So I grabbed a couple cute neutral fabrics from my stash and cut out a bunch of circles. I backed them with the best heat and bond stuff I have ever used and ironed them on. I like it, and feel it adds a fun little extra touch.

 

Outfit #3: Fabric shopping and ladies bible study

I bought this tunic on Monday and LOVE it. Its comfy, cute, and was less than $20.

Tunic: Forever 21 (it’s probably a dress, but I can’t do that short ;)

Cardigan: Target

Belt: Borrowed from another Forever 21 Dress

Capris: Banana Republic Outlet

Sandals: Target

Shell Cuff: Gift from Brother and Sister-In-Law from I think Jamacia? or some other exotic local.

 

Hmmm…

Weight Watchers: I gained 2.4 lbs last week. Boooooooo! ;) Oh well. I know why, I wasn’t following the plan well at all, and I seem to have a weakness for Chocolate Chip Cookies lately. I am hoping I did better this week.

 

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So I was a bit more experimental this week with my outfits. I have to say that I definitely am having more fun with fashion since I have lost some weight. And this Linking up to Leslie at the Pleated Poppy is making me stretch my comfort zone so my posts are more interesting and because I see SO MUCH fashion inspiration on Wednesdays.

Sunday- The belted Cardigan:

I have worn a belt like this, hmm… never! I was feeling adventurist on Saturday night when I picked out my Sunday church outfit. I find the mornings go so much smoother on Sunday’s when I know what I am going to wear, so I started picking my outfit on Saturday night before bed. Anyway, yes the belted cardigan/shirt. Love it on other people, always felt it made me look like I had a tummy. I think it just took me finding the right combo of shirt, cardigan, and bottoms. Because, shocked and amazed, I think it looks rather good. I was told I looked hot by a lovely friend at church. So yeah! ;)

Ruffled Top: The Loft

Cardigan: Target

Skirt: Old Navy

Belt: Came with a dress from Forever 21

Shoes: Target

Necklace: Kohls

 

Tuesday:

Just running a couple errands, and having lunch with a friend and her boys! I like to wear skirts a lot during the summer due to it being HOT! I hate the hot weather, and skirts keep me cooler.

necklace close upshoes – they are the first pair of sandals that haven’t rubbed my heels

Shirt: Target

Tanktop:  Nursing cami from Target

Skirt: The Loft

Sandals: Steve Madden (Gift)

Necklace: Target (I think, it’s been awhile)

Watch: Target (My $10 Fossil Look alike)

 

Wednesday:

Going to Weight Watchers meeting and running around looking for a bath ring for Luke since he has grown out of his puj tub.

Dress: Lauren Conrad @ Kohl’s

Caridgan: Target

Necklace: I made it

Shoes: Steve Madden (Gift)

 

Hmmm…. looking at these pictures make me realize how badly I need to get my bangs cut! Must call stylist immediately.

 

Weight Watchers this week was great. I am down another pound. I was shocked I had lost because I have not been staying on track this past week well at all. Lots of emotional things happening and I am a emotional eater. So I am hoping this next week will be better since I am back on track now. :)

 

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First, I am joining in on Lindsey, from the pleated poppy, and her What I Wore Wednesday Posts. So much cute Fashion inspiration over there. Check it out! I have been reading these posts for a while and have never gotten the nerve or the pictures to join. But here we go!

Outfit from Sunday:

Top: Banana Republic Outlet

Tank (under top): Nursing Tank from Target

Skirt: Jcrew Outlet

Shoes: Steve Madden / Nordstroms (gift)

Braclets: Random selection of a gift, one I made, and a leather one for High school

Sunglasses: Vera Wang for Kohl’s

 

Second, I joined Weight Watchers Back in March with a close friend and am having the best success in losing weight to date.  I have lost 30 lbs since getting to my pre-pregnancy weight.

I am posting this here, because I think it will be good accountability for myself as the past couple weeks I have hit a plateau, and I want to see my progress through weekly pictures. What better way to do that then pair it up with What I Wore Wednesday.

The above pictures are of my Weight Watchers Pocket Guide cover I made so I don’t look like a hug dork pulling it out everywhere I eat. :)

Okay that’s all my W’s today. I would post my what I’m working on, but I don’t have a picture and the child is getting into things he shouldn’t.

 

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