Every year I do my Christmas round up. Here are my picks for men and women. I love shopping for presents and I try to come up with gifts that everyone will love. Obviously coming up with gift ideas for girls is easier for me than guys (why are guy gifts so hard) but I found a few cool things this year for all those men in your lives.
A few weeks ago we ventured out in our neighborhood to have my Mom snap some family pictures for our Christmas cards. So spoiler alert these are the outfits in our Christmas cards! When I was walking out the house Jay commented on my sweater sleeves and asked if the 70's were back? I responded that in fact they are when it comes to sleeves. The bigger the bell sleeve the better the sweater. This isn't the first dig my hubby has done on my fashion I showed him a green jacket I bought last week and he asked me if I was planning on becoming a magician. Clearly that jacket needs a blog post based on my husbands response!
Because all the stores seems to have skipped over Thanksgiving I decided to too. I love Thanksgiving it is actually my favorite holiday, but there is only so much turkey decorations one can have. I was shocked to see in Hobby Lobby had their Christmas stuff was already 50% off. So because Christmas decorating has begun (for some) I decided to do a quick little Christmas decor post. I have been a little MIA on the blog. So this is a good post to get me in the Christmas and blogging mood. I am posting today about my Mom's dining room Christmas decor that I am in love with!
Happy Friday! This week has went by so fast with Halloween, but also slow at the same time. My Husband has been working a weird swing shift so it has been just Leo and I for dinner and bedtime this entire week. I was getting quite bored so last night we decided it was time to go out for a mother son date. I did dress up a bit but this outfit did not make the cut for our date. However, this outfit did make the cut for our double date that we had last weekend.
Leo is a pretty independent player. I think a lot has to do with his personality but I also think that I try and have quite a few little activity stations at home for him to rotate through. I am thankful to have quite a few mommy friends and a few of them are ex teachers. They are the best kind of mom friends cause they constantly give me ideas on how to entertain my child. Activities are the key to keeping your kid busy at home. Here are 5 activities that are our jam right now.
So occasional via instagram, facebook, and email I get questions regarding my personal life. I am always happy to share little glimpse into my personal life but I hate boring people with the details. I feel like people come here to read about fashion, food, healthy living, and kid stuff. Not really to hear what I'm up to. But I still kept getting questions about my personal life so I thought I would share a few little tidbits with you.
A few months ago I started eating more plant based. By no means am I a vegetarian or vegan. 90% of the dinners, 50% of my lunches, and 10% of my breakfasts at our house include meat. In fact I write this blog post as I eat a bowl of carrots, celery, and tuna fish. But the last 3 months I have gone more plant based with my diet. The reason I started doing this is because the older I've gotten the more grossed out with the texture of meat. I also started cutting out dairy when I was nursing Leo and I liked the way I felt. Although I still eat cheese I have really gotten into all the cheese alternatives.
This blog post I'm channeling my inner farmer. I showed up wearing this and my nephew said, "Aunt Jessa what are you wearing? You look funny." It is crazy how perceptive little kids are, he is only 4 and already knew that he didn't like this "style". Well despite kids not liking this outfit I was really digging these overalls. Plus they are so comfortable I totally forgot about the comfort level of them.
Are you looking for a fresh new website for invitations? Basic Invite is a great site. I have tried minted, shuttterfly, and Mpix for cards and invitations. I am always looking for a site where I can do more customization. I was really impressed with Basic Invite. So I wanted to share a few of their products with you.
I have been seeing these sock booties all over and decided it was finally time to get a pair. Once again I didn't want to spend too much on them so I was able to find them at ASOS. They are sleek, cool, and surprisingly very comfortable. The only problem with them is I am not one that has trendy NYFW kind of style. So finding a "cool" outfit to wear with them was a bit of a stretch. I settled upon this faux skirt with an oversized sweater. I loved how it looked but my legs were quite cold so I can't wait to wear these sock booties with some leggings.