So this is actually an outfit that I wore before Christmas...we went back to the Midwest to visit family for the holidays, and then my husband and I went to NYC for our VERY FIRST TRIP AWAY WITHOUT KIDS in over six years. It was pretty awesome.
But we have also been plagued with a lot of sickness at our house, much like everyone else, it seems. Lots of flu, fevers, and fatigue. We are getting back into the swing of things with school, but while we were accustomed to finishing our tasks quickly and with joy, this week has been very much the opposite. I am hoping that once we get back into the flow, life will be a little smoother.
Today is my baby girl's sixth birthday! I am always amazed by how quickly time goes by; but I am even more amazed at how my children just keep getting better and better. DD is becoming so funny and sweet and helpful and FUN!!! She's my Pioneer Woman-watching-partner, always asking to help me in the kitchen...it is a little weird to be friends with a six-year-old, and while I am not forgetting that I am Mom first, I am excited to see how our relationship will continue to grow and change. My hope is that as she grows, she will trust me with her heart, and that I will behave in a way that is worthy of her trust.
Brown sweater: Already had (Old Navy)
Jeans: Already had (NY&Co)
Sandals: Gift (F21)
Leopard scarf: $3.49 (eBay)
This is my attempt at a leopard-print mani. It needs a little work, I know. :) But I do have to say that I love, love, love this metallic nail polish (OPI DS Radiance)!!! I have discovered that I am hesitant to dress myself out of the box, but nail polish is a low-cost, low-commitment way to be trendy, and this particular polish was so festive for the holidays! And I also tend to think that having my nails did (even if I am the one doing them, haha!) helps me to feel more feminine on a daily basis.
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