Last week I had to run into Target to grab a couple quick items and at checkout my total was less than $20. Ruby announced to the cashier and myself, “Well that’s got to be some kind of record!” Thanks Ruby. I love when my 5 year old calls me out on my Target addiction.
Couponbox.com is an awesome savings and coupon website that regularly publishes stories & advice related to finance and budgeting. They also offer coupons for places I already shop at, like Target.
I can’t believe my “last baby” (I have my tubes tied) is turning TWO. Time can be such an asshole! He has been going through a lot, mainly struggling to find his words. He’s started Speech Therapy and will soon begin Occupational Therapy and an evaluation with a Psychologist – just like his big brother Jude once did. We are so proud of our little buddy and I can’t wait to see how well he does with this help in 2017.
Each of my children teach me something new about myself each day that passes. A different lesson. A different trial of my patience and time management. Ozzy brings sunshine into our lives as bright as his hair. He loves to make us laugh. He loves to play pranks on me, play peek-a-boo and chase. He is obsessed with Trotro, Mickey Mouse, Dinosaurs, Cars, bubbles, playing outside and most importantly chasing the Bigs.
When Jude & Ruby are away at school, he often walks around the house yelling (just like Mama) “JUUUU!” and “RUUUUU!” hoping they are simply playing a prolonged game of hide and seek with him. When it’s time to go pick them up he claps his hands with excitement and sometimes jumps.
Last Baby is my first baby to really care about his pacifier and have comfort blankies. People say he looks just like Michael but when he’s making smug little sassy faces, I think he looks just like me.
My favorite pastime is forcing him to sit on my lap and torturing him with kisses and hugs. He pretends he hates it then as soon as I stop he asks for more. He’s just funny like that. He is so brave – possibly too much so. He climbs the highest slide at the park just like all the big kids with a devilish grin of determination. He thinks it’s SO funny to open and close my bedroom door, poking his sweet little face in and out of the door frame. I could go on forever with all the ways this baby bring me joy. His smile makes my heart skip a beat.
We hadn’t really had a professional family photo shoot of the five of us since Ozzybear was born, so I was super thankful for these gorgeous images from Kasmira Kit. Below are some of our favorites.
Thank you ModCloth for sending the clothing featured in this post!
ModCloth is my spirit animal. Their clothing is the perfect enchanting mixture of vintage/retro and modern. I’ve adored them for years and have been so happy to work with them a few times in 2016. Every time I scroll through their New Arrivals I start plotting in my mind how I can become rich enough to buy every single item. My love for the Holidays is equal to ModCloth, so this is basically my dream photo shoot. All this combined with the fact that I got to work with one of my favorite photographers, Amanda Rose Photography! I love that ModCloth offers their clothing in sizes for everyone too, not enough brands offer this. Without further adieu, here are my favorite shots from the shoot!
This year has been insane for me, in the best ways possible. I’ve been asked to take part in projects I still can’t believe, worked with incredible styling clients and landed a job with Stitch Fix on top of all the other goodness.
Last month, Buzzfeed’s Ladylike invited me down to LA to style them for a week and help them face their “Fashion Fears”. We all have them, for me I hate showing my arms. I’ve lost 80-ish lbs in the past 15 months and my skin has become, well…lose. Not exactly my ideal, but these ladies have inspired me to start facing my own fears!
Here is the video:
I’ve had a lot of ladies reaching out and asking where they can find the pieces I chose for these looks, you can find them below! Thank you to Mod Cloth for providing the pieces for this project! Those that are not linked are unfortunately no longer available.