So…it’s been much MUCH longer than I intended since I posted last. I think I tend to fall firmly into that good old “overly ambitious” crowd who often loads way too much onto their plate (both literally and figuratively, I stopped eating at self serve restaurants for this reason). Yes. Here I am, like more than a month since I last posted. And what on EARTH have I been doing with all my time? Hahahaha WHAT TIME????
My kids started preschool, like overnight. We had planned on waiting till fall and starting one in Kindergarten and one in preschool, but in order to get into the amazing school we wanted, we had to jump on the last two available spots mid year. And thank goodness we did, because turns out my kids are SO READY and p.s., so am I! However, this meant potty training. Oh my GOSH you guys. If there was ever something that I’d rate as THE LEAST FUN THING EVER, it would be potty training. It was straight up everyone screaming at each other, crying, no one dealing with anything well (except my husband who was the rock star who actually got them to use the toilet) for about a week…and really more like two weeks if I’m honest.
On top of all that I’ve had my first ever pop ups for Velvet California which is SO EXCITING and also SO STRESSFUL. I’ve been working my butt off on new stuff and trying to get it all done on a deadline and now my three year old is dumping banana peels on me, because, well, this is my life. Ok. Now the banana peels have been properly disposed of, I’m back. The bathroom still smells like peanut butter barf since my son ate a lot of peanut butter and then drank a lot of bath water and promptly vomited all over the bathroom. I cleaned it up thoroughly, and yet…the aroma lingers in the air. My daughter had a coughing fit in the middle of the night and then barfed on me, after which she told me that I smelled “disgusting and yucky.” So yes, the answer to “what have I been doing with all that time?” is: cleaning up barf, forcing children to use the toilet, and drinking a lot of coffee to motivate me to not just lie around and watch tv the second they go to sleep. For those of you who do NOT have kids, I apologize because now you probably never will.
And now, for something completely different! I only choose to promote brands or stores if they are someone/something I really love. And I really love this girl. A little while ago, Katy (yes, she’s my name twin!) from @thevintagearah sent me a pair of earrings I said I loved. She didn’t ask me to write about her or anything, she was just sweet enough to gift these beauties to me, so I wanted to promote her…because she’s just cool. She’s a fellow mom, she has two boys aged 7 and 10, and she was born and raised in Texas, y’all. Her love of fashion began when her mom would take her to the fabric store and let her pick out patterns for her own clothes. My mom made me clothes and I also kind of hated to go to the fabric store as a child…so I can relate with this story! However, she and I both loved the same part of this experience…looking through the pattern books! It’s really the most fun spot in the fabric store to me! After spending her teen years thrifting her fashion, she went from opening an Etsy store to doing flea markets to having her own storefront location. Her goal is to offer “modern fashion style contained in vintage items.” She hopes that people will be inspired by what they find in her store to create a unique, modern and individual style. I think she’s winning :)
Ahhhh…it’s good to be back. And to be honest, I can’t think of a better way to kick off blogging for the new year than by talking a little bit about someone ELSE other than myself!
When I saw these earrings, I instantly knew what I was going to pair them with. They have a definite “1970s Palm Springs Loungewear” kind of vibe to them, so I thought it would be fun to pair them with a lime sherbet shade. I also loved the idea of adding vintage cowboy boots to relax the look a little. This dress is actually more of a robe/dressing gown, so I loved the idea of having this sort of retro glam look!
Thanks Katy, for giving me the kick in the butt I needed to start blogging again!