Monday, May 26, 2014

Honoring our Heroes

Sunday, May 11, 2014

15 Years of Being a Mom!

So its Sunday, just another Sunday....oh wait - its Mother's Day!! Well, it is just another day right after all the "Happy Mother's Day Mom" and little surprises that my daughter makes me!  My son is 15 and doesn't make me all the cutesy little Mother's day crafts that he used to so now its all up to my baby girl :)
Hubby will make breakfast.....but that is our normal weekend routine anyway!

We'll probable head out somewhere - nothing planned yet, but I'll write about that later.  Right now I just feel like looking back on my last 15 years of being a mom.

 Best day of my life, the moment it was changed forever!!!
 My baby boy - lots of good times, with some tantrums thrown in every once in a while 






 Here I am doing it all over again......welcoming my baby girl to the world!








 a glimpse of the annoying times....my son refusing to take a pic, aaaaahhhhhh
 But overall its been a wonderful 15 years and I look forward to many more!! I love my kids - yes they like to challenge me, question me, push my buttons but on the days that they behave and act so lovable and affectionate with me - all else is forgotten! LOL.....I adore my kids and can't imagine my life without them!!
I am very proud to be their mom!!!

Now I would like to take this part of my post to thank some special women in my life that have made me the woman, daughter, grandaughter, sister, wife and mother that I have become!

First up my mom!  We've had our issues but I love you like no other!

My grandma on my dad's side - I adore this woman.  She taught me well and spoiled me all at the same time :)

Had to add another pic of my mom, this time with my 2 younger sisters!

My grandma from my mom's side - another strong woman who also taught me many things including the value of family

and finally, my stepmom - she came into my life when I was 9, and although a bit rocky at first, she has become a wonderful mother figure and great friend in my life!

Thank you to my grandmothers, aunts(who I failed to include here but love you both just as much), and my moms ~ I am blessed to have you all in my life!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!

and

Happy Mother's Day to all my follower/readers!!! 


Happy Mothers Day!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

My Fixes with Stitch Fix!

I discovered Stitch Fix after reading a review on another blog I follow and was curious about it so I signed up for my first fix. I had to complete an online profile, select my size, describe my style & make any exclusions and within a couple of weeks I received my package with some awesome pieces! I was skeptical at first but when I saw what my stylist put together, I was in love!

Needless to say, I have continued the service. Have not purchased all of my fixes but almost all. Here is a recap:

Fix#1:  I don't have many pics of my first fix because I forgot!

 These jeans were so cute and they fit perfect!!
The jacket is one of my faves~I wear it all the time!

This fix also included a pair of really cute earrings, a sheer black and cream top and a sleeveless white top.  I kept all pieces!!!

Fix#2: I liked everything in this next fix but I didn't LOVE it!  This clothes is a bit more than I would normally spend on clothing so if I am not absolutely thrilled with the items, I'm not buying!

 Love seeing these boxes come in :)
 The scarf was pretty
 This top was cute, but fit a bit snug and I have another one very similar to this one
 I love cardigans and at first really liked this one, but after I tried it on I thought it was too much leopard print for me!
 This skirt almost made it, I loved the pattern but then realized I don't wear skirts as much so it wasn't worth spending the money on it!
 Now back to the scarf ~ ummmm, don't think so....
and here was the winner!!  It's different and something nice to add to a simple top!  By the way, the earring I have on here are from my 1st fix!

Fix# 3: This fix was another hit!!! As much as I know that I should not spend the money, I do need to change up my wardrobe and I just couldn't pick one or two - they were all keepers!

 This cardigan has become a fave!! I LOVE IT!!
 This top and the one below are super cute!! Can't wait for the weather to warm up more so I can use them regularly!  I loved the fit, style and color on both!!

This dress screams Spring and I loved it!!  I loved it so much that I wore it on Easter Sunday!  The necklace I'm wearing here was also part of this fix and it goes really well with this dress.

Fix# 4:  This was another hit!!  I think I have a shopping problem :/

 This green top is great and adds more color to my dark wardrobe - love it!!  The jeans were also great!! 
 This top was very cute too and went very well with the jeans!
 I also love this cardigan!!! 
This scarf also made it since it was smaller, went nice with several things in my closet!!

I decided to skip this month's fix, but I have rescheduled it for next month.  That's the beauty of this service!  Keep what you want, return the rest and only recieve a fix when you want - it doesn't have to be a monthly commitment!  Ready to try it out?  I highly recommend this service so go check them out for yourself: Stitch Fix.

If you have a clothing/style board on Pinterest, provide a link to it on your customer profile so your stylist can refer to it to get a better idea of your style!!

Can't wait for my next fix!!

*This post contains affiliate links but I did not recieve any comensation to provide my opinion.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.