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Friday, April 11, 2014


Sometimes I just struggle with motivation and distraction.

I do not know what it is, but I can sit on eBay doing nothing really for hours: window shopping. Yet, I wonder why nothing is done in the house? Why I haven't crafted in months? Why my scrapbook keeps falling farther behind? 

After spending sometime this evening cleaning up parts of my office and looking through all of my previous blog posts, I now realize that I have just misplaced my focus. I think I knew it, or that I have known it, for awhile. I have been focusing on things, such as clothes. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with this. However, the fact that it is detracting from other things that I LOVELOVELOVE!!! 

Now, this is not to say that I am giving up on clothes. Nay, that is not realistic. Instead, it is merely to acknowledge that I need to shift some attention away from online window shopping, especially since I truly prefer to shop in person. Actually, to tell the truth, I don't have much time to go in person; this is why I look online so often. 

So, here is the plan:

  • clean and organize the office/studio space
  • when the boys go to bed do not retreat to my room where I sit on the cozy bed and veg out online
  • utilize my office
  • scrapbook a minimum of 2-3 pages per week
  • blog and clean/clean and blog
I think that if I am able to do some of these things, then I will push myself forward and get some vitally important creativity done.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kate Spade From Head to Toe

Eeek! Today I did something that I don't do too often for several reasons (cost, variety, stylizing); I wore the same designer from head to toe.

Today also marked the midterm for my students, which meant exams, and that I was up late last night, followed by a sun rise morning in order to prep said exam thoroughly. This type of sleep leaves me feeling a need to over compensate by dressing my best. What could be better than Kate Spade? Not much.

The skirt I am wearing is one of my favorites. It's a Lilith Skirt, and I highly recommend it. It is soft and flowy. Plus, it would look great with a petticoat ( I need to get one of those). 
My blouse is new to me, but I think that it is actually a NWOT purchase from eBay, because it is clear that it hadn't been washes before; all of the lines are so crisp, and the white is super bright.

The sandals are also an eBay purchase, nay, steal. I scored them for about $11 (including shipping) back in January. I am so glad for the warm weather that is allowing me to put them to use. 
Necklaces: Heart- custom/BA grad gift
Bow: Tiffany, Bow earrings: Coach
For the "head" part of my head to toe ensemble, I wore my Jayna sunglasses. However, I felt that my post dedicated to them pretty much covered how awesome they are.

Do you ever do head to toe of a favorite designer? Do you think it is tacky? Let me know? 

Love you oodles caboodles.

Have a rockin' Friday!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Busy Momma: ME TIME

Boys at the dentist this week

To say that I am a busy mom is an understatement. And although I am busy, I have far more free time than I did this same time last year. Since I was MIA in the blogging world last year, that story has never been told. I suppose I will have to prep something on our 2011 crisis that led to 2012 being dedicated to paying medical bills.
Me at the end of a busy day
Outfit--- Sweater( as seen last week)Old Navy, Necklace London Reid, Ribbon: from a gift

Anyway, at present life is full but in a steady way. I have slowed down to spend more time with the boys, especially the little Roly Poly. However, this often leaves me feeling as if I do not get enough me time. Then I wonder, "Am I even supposed to have 'me time'?" 

Hmmm... It is something to ponder. Has our egocentric society developed this idea of prioritizing the self so much that as a whole people no longer see family time as " me" time? Truly, spending time with my family should invigorate me, not drain me. It should be something that I see as a blessing, not an annoyance. 
I mean look at these silly faces. They fill me up with laughter and joy.

This is a goal I am setting for myself: I am challenging myself to see my children as a part of me and my time with them as "me time". It is time when I get to enjoy the abundant blessings that God has entrusted to me. It is undoubtedly " me time."  
At a park in Wrightwood this past Friday.
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Will you rise to this same challenge?