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A wizard is never late…

22 Aug

 

“A wizard is never late nor is he early He arrives precisely when he needs to.”
-Gandalf

This is my motto from here on out concerning the arrival of our son:) We are 2 weeks-ish from his due date and I am taking the pressure off of this little one. I will try to make his home inside me as comfortable as possible until he is ready to meet us!

I’ve been keeping very busy this last month on my pregnancy. Daniel and I are trying to get our home in tip top shape, setting up the babies room, baby showers galore, day trips to the mountains, lots of crocheting and knitting, dog portraits all day long and the list goes on and on.

Highlights!

 

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Hey buddy!

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From my pie baby shower:)

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Some of my Art:)

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Vintage and new books for the child:)

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I had a PIE Themed baby shower! It was the bomb!

 

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Babies first crocheted blanket made by mama:)

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Our new baby Olivia the Subaru! Soccer mom realness!

 

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My mama feeling the baby kick. I adore this woman ❤

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Jemez day trip with the puppies:)

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“Lighten up its just Fashion”

30 Apr

One of my favorite reality tv shows is Project Runway. If you didn’t watch the season with Santino Rice you have not lived. Please go find a way to watch this. He had the best quotes of all times including a song “lighten up its just fashion.”

I’ve been obsessed with fashion since I was a young child. My mom made most of my clothes and everything else was yard sale or thrifted. Don’t get my wrong she always had me looking super cute! I loved it. I was brought up knowing dude you don’t have to pay 300$ for a dress…. Its all about having fun, feeling fabulous and not taking it too seriously! LIGHTEN UP its just fashion:) I will live by that till the day I die!

To this day I have always prided myself on finding the best deals around and looking putting together awesome outfits. I would like to start to share this with you guys! I occasionally put up a outfit of the day photo on Instagram but I think blogging about it will be a lot more fun!

This set of photos is an outfit I wore to my husbands Bowling Birthday Party. Its super simple and clean. I can sometimes go a little outrageous and overboard in my style choices but it sure feels refreshing to put on some dark wash jeans and a soft white blouse. Plus I was trying to showcase the new hair cut. If you didn’t notice from the last blog post I went back and got it a little shorter.

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The Jeans I am wearing are indeed Paige Jeans…BUT I got them from TJMAXX for a steal! Well they were actually a Christmas present but I have it on good authority they were not more than 50$ Yes that is still a lot in my opinion but when it comes to jeans finding a high quality pair that fit you like a glove is hard to do. Jeans are an investment and they can change your life. A dark wash skinny jean is a staple. Thank you mom!!!!

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The shirt is from Urban Outfitters and before I hear growns from you on how ridiculous over priced that store is. I tend to 100% agree. This shirt was 5$, Yep! You heard me right. Now here is the scoop. UO has a wonderful section in all of their store of sale items. That is the only section of the store I visit. About 2-3 times a year they have a 50% off sale items. When I get that email I go to the store and find cute gems like this. Bonus- the back and a little peek a boo slit, and the material is SOOOO soft! I am a snob when it comes to being comfortable.

Which brings me to the shoes! They are Clarks naturally. I have to have a comfy shoe. I have very sensitive feet and unfortunately I can’t where cheap shoes. I tried these on at Shoes on a Shoestring. They were 70$ which I think they are worth. But being the thrifty person I am I found them on Amazon for 45$ with free shipping! SO boom!

The necklace is an oldie but goodie from American Eagle, I did get this on sale when they did there take an extra whatever % off jewelry sale items. I paid 4$

 

I hope this is something that you guys are interested it! I don’t know if including pricing in outfits is something you care about! I thought I’d give it a go. There is always room to spend a little extra on important pieces in your wardrobe I truly believe it that. Clothes are an investment but they are also super fun!

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Chopped

30 Apr

I recently cut off 14 inches of hair!!! It was the most liberating feeling!
Bonus I got to donate it!! I choose pantenes “Pony Up” to donate to. http://www.pantene.com/en-US/PanteneBeautifulLengths/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Pantene_Search_Brand+Advocacy&utm_term=pantene%20pony%20up&utm_content=sudTgSDXa_dc|pcrid|28640584115|pkw|pantene%20pony%20up|pmt|e

I had been thinking about doing this for probably 5 months or so but never seriously considering it. I had this idea in my mind that I had to keep my hair long because one day I’d be too “old” for long hair, or when is have kids I would have to cut it, or its summer I want to put it in a braid, or what if I can’t pull it back when I work out. All those excuses one makes up. One day I just impulsively called my salon and my hairdresser had an appointment! He’s usually booked out for weeks. My heart stopped. Was I really going to go through with this. Without even consulting anyone including my mom and best friend…. Yep. The day took so long. I started breaking out in small hives I was so anxious to get it done. I figured if I wait any longer I’m gonna chicken out for sure. I told my guy what I wanted and he confidently sheared me. I was so happy. No tears. No freak out. I felt like I wasn’t hiding and I could be ME even more than I was before. My identity was reborn. I was ready to put on some heels and red lipstick. I encourage every one of you out there to do something impulsive! You never know what the results can be! Your soul needs it!

I haven’t had regret one day, honestly I don’t know why on earth I was lugging around that mane for so long. It’s a new me!!

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Barbie Galaxy Nails

21 Mar

When I did this manicure I was thinking of just doing a galaxy style but instead of using black, I wanted to go for Pastels with a matte top coat. I loved how these came out. Their very 90’s, bleached denim, barbie, nails. I will continue to use this color combo throughout spring. Under the picture of my nails are just some rad shoes I got yesterday at TJMAXX 24$. I’ll never be able to find the words to express my love for that store. I did the same style of nails on my toes, it seemed to play on the hard and soft style that I love:)

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Fall Family Photo’s

9 Nov

This past weekend I had a mission. A mission to take a great family picture, be very creative, natural, organic, with a touch of fun and class. With those ideas in hand I decided that I wanted it to be done in Belen, my hometown. It is a rural small town in New Mexico 30 minutes south of Albuquerque. I wanted to go by the Bosque, next to the river (which is completely dry btw) where there are lots of gorgeous trees, and its fall so the leaves were amazing. So before we went down to Belen I asked my mom if she could take the pictures for me, she is not a photographer but she has always enjoyed taking tons of pictures since I was little. She was excited to do it, and I assured her I would help set up the shots and manually program the camera for the lighting and what not.

We were in a bit of a rush to get down there since the lighting that I needed was going to be exactly from 4:00pm to about 6:00pm. We went to the mall in the morning where I found the cutest fasinator for my hair at Khols of 50% off, and a nice big gold menswear watch that was originally 30$ priced at 8.99$. You will see both purchases in the photos. I was very excited about the great finds and what they would add. You can say they inspired the look. Also check out my awesome red chair that I made Daniel lug around the whole universe:)  I’ll let the photo’s tell the rest of the story:) Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Quote of that day:

Me- “Well with that kinda of lighting we would of had to adjust the iso and fstop to make the shutter speed faster to capture the motion.”
Daniel- “All I just heard was blah blah blah I’m a nerd.”

I love my husband:)

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Green striped dress and Purple tights

26 Oct

This is the super fun outfit I wore yesterday. I started out in my closet pulled out the green dress I got on sale at Dillard’s for 8 bucks then built the outfit from there. I was going to go without tights till I realized I was running late and hadn’t shaved my legs, Purple.. with green…umm yes! and what goes better with purple green and stripes.. Red of course! Duh! When I came home from work I noticed that I was wearing my dress backwards all day, haha. The neckline is lower in the back which you can’t see. My advice to you is if you are tired of the way your old clothes are looking try wearing them backwards, it will revamp your whole look!

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$7 Zara Shirt

20 Oct

Omg, I found this super cute Zara shirt at TJMAXX $7. Great find;) YAY!

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