Saturday, June 29, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion Friday | 3

Conference Edition

So I had to go to Vegas this week for a safety conference. Because if you didn't know already, I am a safety nerd and that is what I do for work.

It was hot in Vegas this week, but if you attend any type of conferences you know that they run the AC at a brisk 62 degrees (or something close) and you loose the feeling in your toes because you are wearing sandal because it is 104 degrees.

Needless to say, dressing for this conference was a bit challenging for me. A lot of the attendees dressed really casually (jeans, shorts, t-shirts), but that is not me and I had "networking" and "face time" events to fit in during the day as well. I opted for comfortable, cool and still somewhat office attire. I ended up in sone variety of dress an cardigan every day.

 Dress: LOFT
Cardigan: LOFT
Sandals: Target
Bag: Outlet
Necklace: LOFT 

Dress: Target
Cardigan: LOFT
Sandals: unknown

 Dress: LOFT
Cardigan: LOFT
Sandals: Target
 Necklace: Premier Designs
Name Badge: ASSE
Skirt: LOFT
Cardigan: Old Navy
Tank: Old Navy
Belt: Target
Sandals: Old Navy
 Necklace: Lisa Leonard
Bag: Outlet

Monday and Wednesday were my favorites this week. Thursday was half meetings/half travel day so I went more for comfort for the flight home.

The pictures were a challenge as I had crappy lighting in my room and I wasn't up for trying to find some other place to snap them. Sometimes they were an after thought - hence the wrinkles in Tuesday's dress - I had finished the day and started to change when I remembered I needed a picture.

I missed Friday because I was brain dead and didn't take a picture.

Linking up! Check it out on The Elsewhere blog and on Musings of a Housewife.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion Friday | 2

Well. I am a bit late and a bit light on this post, but I still wanted to do it. Last week  I was all gung-ho to get a picture all 5 days, then I ended up working out at one of our facilities which means jeans. And I don't like pictures of me in jeans and work shirts, so I didn't take any pictures. I did manage to start and end the week with a picture, though.

 Cardi: LOFT
Shirt: Target
Belt: LOFT
Pants: JCP (Worthington)

Cardi: LOFT
Tank: Old Navy
Wedges: American Eagle 

Linking up again with Jenn at the Elsewhere Blog for Curvy Girl Fashion Friday. Head on over and check out the link-up at: 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion Friday | 1

I made a new friend, the adorable oskarsmomma, on Instagram a few weeks ago and she does this fun link up on Fridays and I am going to join in this week.

It is called Curvy Girl Fashion Friday, and she post pictures of her cute outfits from the week. Since I am not very good at taking pictures of my outfits everyday during a week, I am going to use a few outfits from the last couple of weeks and make an effort next week to take some more pictures.

Apparently I wear a lot of dresses. Which isn't really true, because I don't wear dresses very often. Maybe that is why I take pictures in dresses. Anyway, the weather has started warming up here, so dresses are a pretty good choice.

And, I like stripes. Obviously.

 Dress: Target
Cardi: Target
Belt: LOFT
Shoes: Aerosole via


 Maxi Skirt: LOFT
Cardi: LOFT

  Top: Target
Cardi: LOFT
Belt: American Eagle
Pants: JCP (Worthington)

  Dress: Banana Republic
Necklace: Premier Designs
Shoes: TOMS

 Dress: Traget
Shoes: American Eagle

I also got a new 'do last night, which you can see in the last pic. I had Ashley, my lovely stylist, go  a little shorter on the cut then style it up for me because I was meeting some friends for drinks after my appointment. Last night after my appointment:

 Then I thought I would try styling it on my own for work today:


I really like the "up" style, but I wasn't so sure about doing it on my own and everyday, but most the folks at work today were nice about it so we will see about keeping it "up".

Head on over and check out the link-up at: 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Tooth Fairy Strikes Again

My baby girl is growing up way too fast.

Now a kindergartener, she reads, writes, spells, does math, ties her shoes and so much more. Granted she could tie her shoes and read a little before kindergarten, but it all seems like so much more, especially with the end of the school year approaching.

She is also losing teeth. Lots of teeth. Last night she lost her 4th tooth in 5 months. I was pretty excited for her when she showed me that her 2 bottom teeth were starting to get loose back in December. A couple of her friends in 1st grade had lost some teeth and she was pretty excited about the tooth fairy.

Then a week later one of those teeth was suddenly was loose enough for me to pull out, so I pulled it. And she was thrilled. It didn't hurt and didn't bleed much which made it much easier on both of us.

We decided to make a pretty big deal about the toot fairy. Marly has her own fairy named Pixie and she left a note with her coins. (I need to find that note because I will do something similar when Bubba loses his first tooth.) And Pixie, the Tooth Fairy, left 2 "big coins" (half dollars) that were hit. We went with half dollars because I think that is what my parents left and it is easier to convince the kiddos to put them in the piggy bank instead of spending them because they are "special".

We weren't really ready for the tooth fairy to visit because I didn't think her tooth was that loose, but I managed to scrounge up a handful of half dollars by going through my old piggy bank that sits on Peanut's dresser.

Less than a month later, she was complaining about her other bottom tooth hurting and being lose and we just told her to leave it alone. Low and behold 2 nights later at dinner, she bit into her sandwich, got a funny look on her face, reached in her mouth and pulled out her own tooth. Again, it was all good because it didn't hurt and there was very little bleeding. The tooth fairy came again and left 2 more "big coins" that were put in the piggy bank.

Follow that up with a call I get from Hubby while I am on a work trip the first week of March. He tells me that Peanut has lost yet another tooth (#3 for those who have lost count) and it fell out at school.

Peanut gets on the phone and when I ask her about it, she tells me that she was swinging on the monkey bars with her library book in her both and the the book flew out of her mouth, taking her tooth with it. A little confused, I had to have her repeat the story again. I could not make this stuff up if I tried.

She found the tooth in the bark and took it to the school nurse who gave her a little treasure box to bring it home in. Her top two teeth were barely wiggly when I left for my trip and now she is missing one and the other is slightly wigglier and Peanut is 2 half dollars richer.

Then last night. When I picked the kiddos up from school, the first thing out of Peanut's mouth is that her loose tooth hurts. You would think by now that I would know that means it is ready too come out, but I had just checked it a night or two before and it was still pretty well in.

After we get home and settled, she started complaining about it again and I tell her I will check it after dinner. She continued to whine about it so I asked her if she wanted me to pull it out. She walked over, opened her mouth and I pulled it. I honestly didn't think it was going to come out, but sure enough, there it was in my fingers.

Peanut was thrilled and started dancing around. I told her to go rinse her mouth because this one surprised me with the bleeding.She rinsed and rinsed and rinsed and it wouldn't stop, so we held a wet paper towel on it until it quit. I was kind of bothered by how much it bled, but it didn't phase the kid one bit.

She had  a solid 1/4 inch gap between her front upper teeth to start with (which I loved), then she lost one tooth and now the other. She now has a VERY large gap in the front of her mouth which is going to make a few things a little harder. Like eating some foods and saying some words.

Her bottom two teeth have started coming in and I hope the top two come in, at least a little, before she loses any more.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Where to Go From Here

I haven't written a real post in months. Months. I am not even sure any cares because it has been so long.

I opened up the dash board and there were drafts for posts from early December through last months. Drafts for Bubba's 3rd Birthday, Christmas, our snow day, the kids first attempts at skiing, Peanut's birthday, Travels with Coffee Mug and more. I may try and go back and write those. I may just try and move forward.

For a while there I was having that "to blog or not to blog" debate in my head. I am still not really sure where I stand on it. I am thinking I will give it another shot and see if I can actually post on a semi-regular basis.

Thanks for sticking around if you are still there.

By the way, the kiddos and I are walking in the March of Dimes March for Babies. Check it out.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

March for Babies

My kids and I are walking in the March of Dimes March for Babies and am writing to ask you to please sponsor us.

For 75 years, the March of Dimes has helped babies get a healthy start in life. March for Babies makes this work possible. The money I raise will support programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and will fund research to prevent premature birth and birth defects.

Will you please support us? You can make a secure donation with your credit card by clicking the link below.

Thanks so much for reading this and for considering my request. I really believe that together, we can give more babies a healthy start in life.

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Thanks for your support and together we can “be our best for babies!”

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ramble Ramble

I have opened up the computer to write about the million things I have floating around in my brain...Bubba potty training himself at 2.5, our family trip to Oregon, Thanksgiving, Bubba's 3rd birthday, getting ready for Christmas, Peanut losing her firts tooth...and I realized that it has been a month since I last posted and longer than that since I really "wrote" anything.

And then the thoughts of giving up the blog start swirling. Do I just give it? Who?how many people really read and would care? What could I do to really push the blog forward? Do I really want to be a full time blogger? The answer is I don't know. So for now, I will keep sporadically posting and trying to document those moments that mean so much to me and go from there.