J. Crew - Up to 50% off with code SALESTYLE H&M - Up to 60% off West Elm - Up to 70% off (what!!!???) Old Navy - $1 Flipflops + up to 50% off Target - BOGO Swimsuits + Lots of Clearance items
- All 4 of my kids being at the same school this past year (for the first and last time ever)
- Bennett (my last baby) finishing kinder from the same teacher who taught the 3 girls as well
- Tyler Bree graduating from elementary
- And the basic unfairness of time flying by before my eyes
Happy Hump Day friends!!! Gosh this week is flying by, and it is O-K-A-Y by me! Summer can't get here fast enough. I'm not too excited about the heat, but not being on a schedule with the kids is going to be heavenly!!!
One thing I love about summer is how gingham is EVERYWHERE right now! I've seen it in skirts, tops, and even shoes. This checkered trend can be styled in so many different ways, like this ruffled-sleeve gingham top I'm wearing. I cannot wait to mix up this top dressy and casual...it's super chic (did you notice the neck cut-out?) and light enough fabric for the summer months.
What is your go-to for summer wear? Lots of whites? Easy-breezy? or just plain Cool?
This year's stock show was something else! My two oldest girls, Tyler Bree and Riley, showed rabbit meat pens and entered homeskills projects of baked goods and photography. Being our second year of rabbits, we still don't know that much about them. Over the course of the month leading up to the show, we had two die...not good. We also keep them in our garage, which I'm pretty sure is against our HOA. Shhh, don't tell.
For the baked goods, we chose to submit yeast breads...cinnamon rolls and kolaches. In hindsight, this was way more work than it was worth. In looking at what won, we could have totally eased up on the difficulty factor. I mean, we've been working on perfecting that kolache recipe for months now. They sure are good tho!
And as for the photography projects, we were absolutely floored when we found out that BOTH girls won Grand Champion!!!! Riley was in the junior division and Tyler Bree was intermediate...so it was literally a win-win!!! Thankfully, they were both able to enjoy the fruits of their hard work. We had said that this was the most they've worked on their photos, so most likely, nothing would come of it. ;) What's even cooler is that both of the girls' pictures that won were photos of our new puppy Margo. I posted all of the photos they submitted over on my facebook page if you want to take a look.
All in all, it was a good year for the girls. We'll probably do rabbits again, maybe food, and definitely photography!!! Until next year!
^^^ Chillin' during the LOOOOOONG rabbit show. ^^^
^^^ Pretty sure her rabbit made the sale celebratory high-five. ^^^
^^^ Tyler Bree in the sale for her photo, with help from her cousin. ^^^
^^^ Already starting on those thank-you notes. ^^^
^^^ Riley receiving her Grand Champion banner and plaque. ^^^
^^^ Sometimes being a little brother is boring. ^^^
top: J. Crew // jeans: Old Navy // necklace: J. Crew // earrings: Lavish Leathers // boots: Target (old) // clutch: Clare V
Happy Friday friends!!! Are you ready for the weekend??? This week seemed to fly by, as does this vague time in January. It's after the holidays, a sense of routine and normalcy has returned...and I feel we're in that "no-man's-land" of the beginning of the year. Anyone know what I mean? I think we all do best when we have something to look forward to...whether that's the next holiday, a vacation, a pedicure, or what have you. That's where I am right now...in-between things to look forward to and I just need to set some goals for myself. ;)
I think I'll put together a goal post soon, but for today, I want to share this darling J.Crew top my momma gave me for Christmas. I've had my eye on it and loved when I tried it on and it fit!!! Not fit meaning the right size, but fit as in layed right and didn't look too boxy. Right now, it's 20% off at both Nordstrom and at J. Crew. I styled it with simple skinny jeans, but am looking for a pink or navy pencil skirt to pair it with...Lots of possibilities for this top!!!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!! For those in the winter storm, stay warm and safe!