Saturday, January 26, 2013

Finding the Beauty: A Daddy & His Girls

After Clarke (oh, PS, since we're using real names and everything, that's Husband's) gets home from work on weekends, it's all he can do to spend time with the girls. He works like 80 hours a week so that I can stay home. Blessing. I know. Anyway, I caught a few rare sleeping shots of him that I couldn't keep to myself. Sorry, babe. Love you.
Um. Twins? Yep.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Truth: In Public. For Real.

Y'all... I went out in public like this.
Truth. For real. Not lying.
Has someone lost her touch?
I'm so not even embarrassed.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Something I Ate: Turkey & Swiss Savior

Yes, I said savior. Because when you're on your way to Five Guys and the food isn't costing me anything there, I need to arm myself with a healthy lunch in the car.
Or I might eat FIVE GUYS' worth of burgers and fries.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Girls: Having Fun!

I'm blessed beyond words. There's really not much else to say.
Except... gosh, they're growing so freaking fast. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Something I Wore: Mucklucks

I'm gonna go ahead and be honest with you. I didn't wear anything of note last week. Well, I did look cute for church and my sneak-out date to Les Mis with Alida. I forgot to take a picture, though. So, what I DID wear a whole lot of were my Muckluck slippers that my parents got me for Christmas.
Feet. In. Heaven.
If you don't have some, get them. Now.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Finding the Beauty: My View

This was my view on a walk to the park last week. Couldn't be more blessed.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Unplugged: An Owl Obsession

These remind me of Sadie... 
She's been so obsessed with owls, lately. I think she saw one on an episode of Doc McStuffins and asked Santa for one. He obliged, thank goodness. Especially, considering it was a total last minute wish list item! But every time I see an owl, now, I just want to buy it. I don't. I promise. But I want to.
Barnes & Noble

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Truth: This is Real Life

I'm embracing the chaos. I just want to hug my babies, enjoy the mess, be at the park, and forget about cleaning. It'll get done. Right now, I'm busy being a good momma.

And happy 7 months to my sweet Norah! She's sitting up by herself, nursing full time, eating a few bites of baby food each day, thinks her sister is the coolest person on earth, likes to chew on Bella's (our shih-tzu) tail, laughs hysterically at her daddy, gives big, open-mouthed, wet kisses, still wakes up 1-2 times a night, and is the perfect completion to our little family. We love you, Beanie!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Something I Ate: Breakfast Sandwich (5 points!)

I started Weight Watchers online on Monday and my best friend and mom are doing it with me. I'm totally psyched about my extremely attainable goals and how motivated I am! My go-to yummy breakfast has been this delicious sandwich - only a 5 points plus value! Add an apple or banana and I'm so good to go!
Photo from the Biggest Loser Family Cookbook
1 whole grain english muffin
1 slice fat free American cheese
1 egg white or 1/2 c. egg substitute
1 slice of turkey bacon
cook - voila

It's like McDonald's, but better.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Girls: Big Announcement!!!

I've been thinking for A LONG time about this... and I've decided that I'm ready.
I'd like to FORMALLY introduce you to...
 my extra, super sweet angels...
Sadie & Norah.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Something I Wore: Surprising Hubs

I dyed my hair on Friday. It was a BIG deal and a huge change. Because I'm a social media fanatic, I couldn't wait until 8:30 pm (when my husband gets home from work) to blast facebook with my new look. So, I grabbed some dinner for him and took the kids up to his PT job to surprise him with my new look! Here's what I wore.
dress as shirt: Target | cardigan: c/o Giveaway from TFDiaries | jeans: Old Navy | shoes: from Whitney | pearls: family gift
 Utmost importance: This is my FAVORITE cardigan and it looked horrible with my blonde hair. Booyah. I can wear it!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Finding the Beauty: A BIG Change

See ya.
Looks like canned pumpkin or pureed baby carrots.
WHAT am I doing?
OMG. This is DARK.
 Bean decided to snooze during the process. 
Great. She's not going to know me when she wakes up.
Voila! It's National HUG A GINGER DAY.
And guess what? You gotta hug me, now, suckas!

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Plan, Willis.

Whatchu lookin' at, Willis?

I promised a plan. Here it is. Weeks should look like this. It'll help me stay organized and on track and give you an idea of what the heck is going on around here and what days you might like coming by!

Mondays: Something I Wore
Tuesdays: The Girls
Wednesdays: Something I Ate
Thursdays: A Truth
Fridays: Unplugged (ie: Whatever I want...)
Some Saturdays: Finding the Beauty

Now, what all of that means is more for me to know and you to find out! But at least it gives you an idea. If you've been wondering, Little S. will be 4 this month! And Bean is turning 7 months next week! WHOA. For real... this is happening way too fast.
Pssst. I'm showing you something super fun, tomorrow. :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Off Grid

I've been taking time (as some of you might have noticed) to try and decide if I should stick with blogging. The up and down, in and out roller coaster has taken a toll on my bloggy friendships, readership, and overall creativity. Let me tell you... Parenting two children is HARD and way more time consuming than I imagined. And it's totally amazing. Honestly, being Mommy to my girls has proved to be the most rewarding thing I've ever been blessed with and I'm proud to trade in my sequins for leggings for a while.
All of that said, I've missed blogging, sharing a little slice of life with you, and documenting some of the precious moments for our family. I may not dress to impress, but I live a happy life with plenty of things to be proud of and share. So, I'm coming back! Things are going to look a little different around here as far as content goes. I have... A PLAN. That hasn't happened for me in a while! I hope to post regularly and become active in the blogging community, again. I miss you all! Most of all, I hope to make new friends who are in the realm of mommy-blogging, and are proud to share their disorganized, imperfect, but amazing lives with me, too! I have a schedule announcement post coming on Saturday that will clue everyone in as to what my weeks will look like around here. I hope you'll like what I'm working on!
And just to tide you over until then... Here's what things are looking like, lately!