Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Recap

Hey, Loves!
Just wanted to let you know that I survived Stressgiving. And it turned out to not be so stressful in the end. Chaotic? Yes, but in a good way. It wouldn't be a holiday with my family if it were anything less. We had a lovely time and ate some pretty yummy food {if I do say so myself}.




The table...simple and lovely.
My sister and Husband. He was hard at work carving the bird, I think she was a little drunk. She had just finished explaining to me that she was going for "Modern Pilgrim" with her outfit. Let's just say it was a fun Thanksgiving...

XOXO,


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Stressgiving

Hey, Loves!
I had a different post planned for today but I just haven't gotten to it yet. I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year and as much as I promised myself not to get stressed out....I'm totally freaking stressed out.

As of right now, I have to take the dog to the groomer, go pick up my turkey, go get my phone off my desk at work where I left it last night (doh!), make one more stop at Target for a few last minute things including a replacement for the doughnuts that were supposed to be for Friday morning that my children just sniffed out of their hiding place and snarfed down while I was upstairs starting the 5 loads of laundry I have to finish by tonight.  I also need to change all the sheets, mop the floors, dust, vacuum, clean the bathrooms, put away laundry and start cooking. And it's not that I've been procrastinating, honest. Last night I was up late, grocery shopping, cleaning out the fridge, the pantry, and the linen closet in the guest bathroom. That's when all the lights in the guest bathroom decided to short out and explode. So my family will be peeing and showering in the dark while stepping on tiny shards of glass. Awesome.

Oh, and Husband casually announced that he was going to go out after work tonight with some co-workers and would be home late.  I gave him that look. You know the one? The blank stare down, "So help me God I will end you. Just try me." look and so I think maybe he'll be home on time. 


Other than that...I'm totally freaking jazzed for Thanksgiving. Truly, I am. Or, I will be. As soon as I start drinking.....Is noon too early? Noon seems about right. 

A glass of wine or four two and I'm sure the scene around here will start looking like this in no time.



But for real, I'm really grateful for all my blessings. Like all the extra wine I have in my fridge right now. And my family. But mostly, right now it's the wine.

Happy Thanksgiving! 


And by the way, make sure to head over to Carly's blog Lipgloss and Crayons today! I did a guest post featuring a delicious holiday side dish recipe....and a yummy, festive cocktail! While you're there, look around Carly's blog. She's my fashion idol. And even though I was in middle school when she was born, I totally want to be her when I grow up. 


XOXO,

Monday, November 19, 2012

DIY Glittery Thanksgiving Garland

Hello, friends.

I have a really cool little DIY Thanksgiving project to share with you today. I'm seriously in love with the way it turned out. Like, I keep walking past it and stopping to admire it and then I say to whomever is standing within ear shot, "I really love that. Isn't it cool? I'm so proud of myself." By now my family's eyes have begun to glaze over and they just reply with a patronizing, "Yeah. It's great." 

That's why I'm so glad I have you guys. You'll understand. It's a glittery Thanksgiving garland for the mantle. I really love it. Isn't it cool? I'm so proud of myself!

I found my inspiration here via Pinterest.





Here's how you do it:

You'll need wood letters, glitter, Mod Podge (or just regular school or craft glue would work too), a paintbrush or sponge applicator,cup cake wrappers work great for holding the glue and glitter, hemp twine, and a hot glue gun (I just got a mini one and it worked fine).




That's right you guys, I bought my first glue gun. Crap just got real up in here. I'm a real crafter now. You better watch yourselves.





Apply a generous coat of the glue to one side of the wooden letter. If you'd like to be neat an uniform I would suggest doing that yourself. If however, you prefer to have glue all over everything I recommend finding a four year old to handle that job for you.





If you can find one with a strange hand tattoo even better.





As soon as you're finished applying the coat of glue, generously sprinkle on the glitter.
 




Just a tip: If you're still utilizing that four year old from the last step, don't say the phrase "use a lot of glitter" out loud. That will result in approximately 257 times more glitter than is necessary being used. It will also result in finding glitter in strange places all over your house for approximately the rest of your life. You've been warned.

When you've coated the letter shake off the excess glitter and reapply to any bare spots. I found that it helped to kind of press the glitter into the wet glue before shaking the rest off.





Incidentally, this is the glitter I was using. I actually found a mix called "Autum Leaves." It was red, orange and green. Perfect!  And sorry about the creepy eyes of General Petraeus staring at you from behind the glitter.  That has got to be the strangest sentence I've ever typed. There are so many jokes hidden in there but I will leave it alone. This is a Thanksgiving craft post on a mom blog, after all.


Moving on...





After all of the letters are sufficently glittered let them dry for awhile. We ended up getting busy with other stuff and waited about two hours but that was probably way longer than necessary.


Cut a piece of the hemp to the length you want it and tie a loop at each end.






Grab your trusty hot glue gun, flip a letter over and apply a line of glue along the top. Then adhere it to the hemp. This stuff dries super fast so you have to work quickly. Hence there not being a picture of the actual gluing of the hemp step.





That's how they'll look once they're glued on. I recommend stretching out the twine and lining up the letters the way you want them with the correct spacing so you can just go down the line, flip each letter over, apply the glue and then stick it on the string.

Then that's it! You've got a perfect, sparkly Thanksgiving garland to enhance your holiday decor! 




Here's a close up of the finished garland. Have I mentioned how much I love this?

I've already planned out another one for each holiday..."Believe" for Christmas, "Be Mine" with a wooden heart in the middle for Valentine's day, "Lucky" with a wooden clover for St. Patrick's day, and of course, "Happy Birthday", "Happy Easter"...the possiblities are endless. 

Endless just like this post if I don't wrap it up.



 Have a sparkly Monday everyone!

XOXO,


Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Peaceful Fifteen Minutes

 
Happy Sunday, Loves!

So, this morning I attempted to do one of those photographic "day in the life" journal post things to share with you. I got through the first 15 minutes of my day and then I sorta forgot to keep taking photos. So I gave up. That totally sucks for you because my day has been pretty exciting. Not really.

For reals though, I'm going to attempt to do it again sometime. It looks as though I'm going to have to work my way up to the whole day. The level of motor planning involved in photographing your entire day is clearly beyond me at the moment. 

For now, I present to you a photographic journey through the first 15 minutes of my day...

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My day started at 7am.  Normally, the kids fend for themselves for a good hour before Husband and I decide to roll out of bed on the weekends. It's our passive aggressive way of getting back at those punks for all the sleep we missed out on when they were infants. We figure we've got a good year of sleeping in on weekends left before we're even. At least.

But, this morning Mr. Man had a friend sleep over so I felt the need to act like a normal mother and actually wake up before the kids. Ugh.



This was the lovely view from the deck bright and early this morning. The sky was just beautiful today.



 
This was another view from the deck. My dog doing her morning business. Just keeping it real.




When I was finished taking in the lovely view and Skyler was finished with her morning routine, we headed inside. I managed to brew a cup of coffee, take one sip of that and one bite of a doughnut before the kids came tearing down the the stairs. And that was the end of the peaceful part of my day. It was fun while it lasted. *Sigh*

Later in the day I did manage to unleash my inner Martha so I'll have a cool Thanksgiving DIY situation to show you tomorrow. How excited are you? You should be very excited. Glitter was involved. And a glue gun. That's all I'm saying.
 
How was your day, everyone? I hope you all got a chance to reflect and relax. 

{Even if was only for fifteen minutes}. 



XOXO,

 


Friday, November 16, 2012

A Classy Thanksgiving-The Reprise

 
 Hey Guys. So I'm a big cheater cheater pumpkin eater today. I'm reposting a post from November of last year. I figure I can get away with it since 99% of you were not FUMC readers at that time. Heck, I barely read this blog back then. Also, this is a great green bean casserole recipe and I thought you may like to have it before Thanksgiving this year. You're welcome.
 
xoxo,
Jen
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I had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope all of you did too!  The best part of my holiday is pictured above...Oh, Mr. Man-please stay six forever...

Unlike last year, I did not host 237 people at our house. Instead we went to my in-law's house which meant I had blissfully little responsibility around the whole event.  

All I made was this, my favorite Thanksgiving side dish...


It's my version of Classy Green Bean Casserole 
found on my go to cooking website, Allrecipes.com 


You read that right, it's green bean casserole-only classy.  How great is that?  I feel like maybe Ron Burgundy submitted this recipe...

It's actually a really great version of green bean casserole.  And I have to say, the way I make it ups the "Classy" factor ten fold.  No canned green beans for me, thank you.  That's not classy enough.  I like to use whole fresh green beans and then I blanch them.  Also, I keep the crushed butter soaked buttery crackers on top but I don't leave out the french fried onions as in the recipe.  I feel without french fried onions, green bean casserole has no reason to exist. I mix them into the casserole itself.  When I serve this to my father-in-law I also add shredded cheddar on top. ( The man won't eat vegetables unless there's cheese involved.  We live in Wisconsin so that's really not that weird, I guess).  In the version pictured I also threw caution to the wind and risked making this recipe too classy by using whole wheat butter crackers instead  of the regular kind.

Class...it's my new thing. (Name the movie!)

So here's my version of the allrecipes recipe:

Classy Green Bean Casserole

2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
1 container french fried onion
1 sleeve buttery crackers (like Ritz) coarsely crushed(use the whole wheat variety if feeling extra classy)
2 Tbsp butter melted
1 cup shredded cheddar
salt and pepper to taste

After washing and trimming the beans, dump them into a large pot of boiling water for a minute or so then remove and immediately rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process(in other words, blanch the suckers).

In a large bowl, combine the beans, soup, sour cream, fried onions, and salt and pepper. Transfer to a 9x13 inch pan.

Top with shredded cheese and then the crushed crackers soaked in the melted butter.

Bake for about 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees or until the casserole starts to bubble and the crackers are browned.

Sadly, I didn't get this post up before Thanksgiving so it's too late for you to enjoy this deliciousness.  However, there's no reason you can't have yourself a Classy Little Christmas by serving this dish at Christmas dinner, now is there?

Right now, however, I'm actually making my other favorite dish Hamburger Noodle Pleaser to bring to my brother and sister-in-law's house tomorrow...they had a baby boy last week and I can't wait to drive down to Illinois so we can squeeze meet him!  The Pleaser is a perfect "Hi! You Just Had a Baby! Here's some Food!" dish to bring new parents on account of the way it freezes so beautifully, just FYI.

Once again, I hope you all had a wonderful, classy Thanksgiving and that your hearts are all filled to the brim with thankfulness...I know mine is.

xoxo
Jen



Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Fun To Do List

Some of the very best moments in parenting are those in which your children teach you about life. 

We adults can get bogged down the mundane-ness of every day to the point where life can feel like one big obligation after another. There's always more to be done. Especially if you're a parent. Always another meal to make, an ouchie to kiss, and a nose or a mouth or a butt to wipe. Another thing to scratch off the to do list while three more get added on to the end. It never ends. And mostly, it's not very fun.

I was mindlessly cleaning up the house the other morning, and my inner voice was grumbling and complaining about how tired I was and how much I had to do before I could relax. I was crabby and worn out and feeling like if I had to remind those children of mine one more time not to leave all their crap in places it shouldn't be left I was going to drop kick one of them into space.

And then I came across this:



Mr. Man and Miss A had been conspiring with a notebook in the corner earlier in the morning and this is what they had been working on.

It's a To Do list.  Only a fun one. They made a "Fun To Do List." What adult would think to do that? They actually went through their list and checked each fun thing off as they went. I had no idea what they were doing was so goal oriented that morning. I thought they were just being goofy kids and frankly, I was just glad they were staying out of my way. 

My children inspired me that day. Their pure joy for the mundane of that day was so...childlike. And wonderful. And Brilliant. I want to be more like them. 

If I'm not having fun then, by God, I'm going to drum some up. And heck, why not keep this fun organized? There's nothing wrong with systematic fun.  Fun is fun. We all need to have more of it.

(source}


Mr. Lincoln got it right with this quote. Happiness is a choice. A choice I'm choosing. I choose fun.

In fact, I made my own list:

  
{To be clear, I'm not going to necessarily going to do all these things in one day or in this particular order. I realized after reading this again it looks like I intend to take down an entire bottle of wine, drunk dial a bunch of people, force my kids to do some wacked out crafts, endanger their safety and jump on my bed like a crazy person and then pass out in the middle of the day. Not actually the image I was going for. But you get the idea.)

Life is fun! Act like it!I'm going to try and accomplish as many of these things as I can this weekend.
What about you guys? What fun things are YOU up to this weekend? Comment below and fill me in! I'll pick my favorites and link back to your blog in Monday's post!
{And psst: don't forget, Friday is the last day to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway }
 
 Have some fun today!
XOXO,
  
 
  
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Boot Warmers: What I'm Loving {Lately}

I love when I have something I'm loving lately to share with you!
So, of course I'm linking up with Carly, Kristin, Niki, and Rachel for their weekly Loving Lately blog hop!
Here's what I'm loving:



 I love my new boot warmers I stumbled upon on Etsy the other day! They were hand crocheted by Julie at Crochet This For Me


Boot Cuffs
{Image source: Crochet This For Me}

These are so cute and cozy and add such a fun layered look to your outfit. They're so much better than big boot socks, I think. Those suckers make my feet hot and my boots too small. Not a pleasant experience.

Here's a look at my whole boot warmer outfit. Are you digging the laundry on the bed behind me? What are your thoughts on the disgusting finger prints on the mirror that are interfering with the image of the freaking boot warmers? God only knows what those smudges are from. My guess is yogurt. Sweet. These are reasons I could never be a fashion blogger. Just keeping it real, folks.


 

That's my "Oh, Dear God I feel like a total jackass taking a picture of myself" face just in case you're wondering. This is what I'm wondering: How do we feel about me and the leggings? I think I'm maybe doing them wrong. I felt like I was maybe breaking the "leggings are not pants" rule. Does my top need to be longer? Do I need different leggings? 

This is yet another reason I will never be a fashion blogger. Who blogs about an outfit and then gets all low self-esteemy and questions their own judgment half way through the post?

But anyway, I digress....Boot Warmers, they're where it's at! That's all I'm really trying to say!

Here's one more thing I'm trying to say...don't forget to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway for a chance to win an adorable custom kid's room print courtesy of Lisa at Wine and Glue!

Here's a secret: When you only have 100ish followers, not so many people enter your giveaways. Ok, maybe that's not a secret just something any logical person could have worked out on their own. But my point is this: your odds of winning are super high! Go enter!

Here's another secret: Life of Bon is also hosting a giveaway and she has way more than 100ish followers. Way more. That means more people will enter her giveaway but it also means she's giving away way more crap. And also, I can not confirm or deny that I've supplied some of that crap. So, go enter! That is all.



Have a lovely Tuesday, Loves! What are you loving lately? Comment below and let me know!

xoxo,

Monday, November 12, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!

Hello, friends!

As you may {or may not} have noticed, FUMC has shot up in follows in the last month or so. I'm seriously thrilled by that and so grateful to all of you guys for reading my silly little thoughts.
  
In fact,I was so excited when I hit 100 GFC followers last week that I decided to celebrate with a little giveaway. My very own giveaway! I'm becoming a big girl blogger! Crazy. I'm seriously thrilled that this little space of mine is growing a bit. I was hoping to maybe hit 100 followers by Christmas and it's like, way before Christmas. Awesome.

The other day I got a chance to meet up with a few fellow bloggers from my area and one of them was Lisa from Wine and Glue. Lisa just opened her own Etsy shop called Hummingbird's View where she sells the cutest prints to decorate your kids' rooms. I fell in love with them and ordered a couple for Christmas presents for my nephews! 

I thought it would be really cool to share my find with you guys so Lisa has generously agreed to sponsor my giveaway! The best part is, she's going to let the winner choose which type of print they would like! You have your choice of a nickname print, a dinosaur print, or the twinkle little star print! Score for you guys! 

If you don't have kids of your own don't hesitate to enter, these would be a perfect Christmas gift for a niece or nephew or a new baby gift.  Trust me on this. Parents love getting gifts for their kids that don't involve a)5000 tiny pieces, b)extreme noise, c)hours of assembly or d) all of the above.
Here are some examples of her work:

She'll take your child's name and turn it into his or her very own dinosaur name! How cute is that!


Twinkle Twinkle is a go to lullaby around here...love this one!


These are my favorite and the ones I ordered for my nephews. Lisa will take up to 15 of the nicknames you have for your favorite kiddo and turn them into this fun print. If you're anything like we were, our kids barely new their own names as toddlers since we called them so many crazy things other than their actual name. 

Here's a link to the post where Lisa explains how she came up with this concept if you're interested. While you're there, look around her blog, it's seriously great and her photography is awesome! 

Another service Lisa offers is creating a custom watermark for you to use on all your blog pictures (like the one she has on her image above). I think it's a good idea to watermark all your pics especially ones that are likely going to end up on Pinterest. I totally need to start doing this. Lisa makes it super easy! For a mere $5 she'll match the font to your blog's title and send you the image file. All you have to do is save it and then it's super easy to add it as an overlay on Pic Monkey.

Here's a little sneak peak of tomorrow's post using the watermark she made for me:
Nice, right?


So let's get down to business. This is my first solo attempt at Rafflecopter so let's all say a little prayer that it works.
The giveaway will run until 12:01 am (Eastern) this Saturday morning.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Okay, Loves. That's it for now, good luck! By the way, I'm linking up with Carly and Molly for #Yolo Monday!

XOXO,


stillbeingmolly

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Call me Mary Poppins


 Happy Sunday, Loves!

I don't know about you but I've had a busy, exhausting weekend. I'd love to tell you I was out partying like a rock star with celebrities but, no. I was up to my elbows in diapers and the Disney Channel all weekend.

I went to Illinois with Miss A to watch my nephews. I love those little men more than anything...but holy hell. They're a lot of work. No wonder my sister is such a skinny bitch.
 
Once you see this, though you'll see why I didn't mind so much. I wish this was longer but my stupid iphone decided to run out of memory only 8 seconds in. Arrgh. 



He is such a jolly little fat man, isn't he? I die. He was laughing at his big brother. Love. This.


As much as I love both of them, I definitely loved pulling out of my sister's driveway and knowing I was going home to my own big kids who have stopped waking me up in the middle of the freaking night a whole lot more. Just sayin'.


Be sure to come back tomorrow, I'm hosting a little giveaway sponsored by Lisa from Wine and Glue to celebrate the fact that over 100 of you beautiful people are following me! 


XOXO,



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Thursday, November 8, 2012

I am Grateful...

 I am grateful.....

That my children are healthy and happy and thriving

That we live in a home that we love coming home to

That I get to go to work with people that I would chose to hang out with even if I didn't have to

For old friends and inside jokes and pourable burgers

That there are actual people I've never met who read the stuff I write on purpose 

To be married to a guy who still makes me laugh my weird laugh that only comes out for certain kinds of funny

For growing into my own awkwardness to the point that I consider it one of my best qualities

 For children who inherited my love of nachos and unadulterated excitement over "Make Your Own Nachos" night

For finding the strength to stand up for my own sanity and for Mondays and Fridays at home

For having friends that feel like family members and family members that feel like friends

For wine
 
For the creativity inspired by the necessity to learn to live with less
 
For Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest not being invented until after I graduated from college cause that whole graduation part may not have happened

For a mother who taught me to love books and writers and words
 
For a past with enough sketchy memories to be interesting but not enough to have caused permanent damage

For Coney Dogs
 
For even older friends and for going to Dairy Queen instead of going out for track
 
For finally accepting that I should never, under any circumstances, have bangs

For a sister who gets me and loves me unconditionally and tells me, without hesitation, when I look fat

For the opportunity for enough time away from my kids to help me remember what was so much fun about my life before them and why I wouldn't trade my life with them for anything in the world

For yoga pants


To be continued....
 
XOXO,
 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 
 
 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Rock the Vote


Whatever your politics, I hope you all went out and rocked the vote today, my fellow Americans. Even if you're someone who believes voting would just be choosing between the lesser of two evils, you should still be part of that choice. 

Someone's gotta be in charge if this shznit. You might as well have something to say about who that is.

Here's what I think:

1. The right to choose your own leader is a big ass deal that you shouldn't take for granted.

2. The individual chosen to lead a country obviously significantly affects the path of said country but not more than the actions of individual citizens on a day to day basis. We are all still responsible for educating ourselves and our children, for making sound financial decisions for our families and making the absolute best use of what we have, for doing what we can to help people that can't help themselves whatever that looks like to us, and for generally contributing more good than evil to the world. We are all capable of doing these things no matter who the president is. 

3.  If I never get another political robo call again it will be too soon.

4. If I never have to sit through a church service again during which the priest insinuates that I will go to hell unless I vote a certain way, it will be too soon.

5. If CNN doesn't stop projecting a state winner with 0% of the votes in I'm going to lose my mind.

6. If I don't get these kids to bed and get myself into a pair of yoga pants soon it's not going to be good for anyone involved.

{That last one has nothing to do with politics, it's just something I was thinking as long as we were on the subject}

Whatever the outcome, let it be known that I'm grateful for being a citizen of this big, dysfunctional, beautiful country of ours. 

Happy Election Day, Loves!


XOXO,

 




Monday, November 5, 2012

Shop My Closet!

As I've mentioned before, we made the decision for me to reduce my work hours significantly. It has been a very good thing other than the strain it's put on our budget. Pretty much most non essentials have had to be sacrificed for the time being.

 Something big that I have had to give up is upgrading my camera.  I have wanted for so long to get an SLR camera and take a photography class and learn to take great pictures of my kids. Having a blog has just made that want of mine even stronger, as you can imagine. 

Since a $1000 camera is definitely considered a non essential item and because there is absolutely no room for that in our budget, and because every contest I have entered to win one just hasn't ended up in my favor (go figure),  I decided I needed to find another way to make that a reality for myself.
That is how I came to Tradesy. If you follow me on Twitter you may have caught the annoying tweets in which I was attempting to lure you into buying my old crap. Actually, none if it is really old and none if it is crap. But, whatever. Now you know why.

My BFF introduced to me Tradesy, which is basically an online consignment shop. Much like Thred Up for kids' clothes which I posted about here, only it's for women's clothing, shoes, and accessories.  I like the concept even better than Thred Up in that, you list each of your items yourself and set your own price. Tradesy does offer a suggested list price for you based on the retail value though, which is nice. You can either save the money in a Paypal account or use it as a credit to buy other people's old crap ( again nothing I'm speaking of is actual crap. I just find typing "crap" amusing. I'm really mature).

I listed several items over the weekend and already three of them have sold!  Yay! 

Here are the other items I have for sale and links to purchase them if anyone happens to be interested. Know that I'm doing this for you...I can no longer stand by and watch your eyes to burn at the sight of my ghastly blown out photos. Aren't I altruistic? Never mind. Anyway, please indulge me while I hock my goods for a good cause:


 This is my baby. She is the Coach Poppy Flower bag I bought myself for my 30th birthday. I adore her. You  know I must want a new camera more than anything if I'm willing to give her up. I would love it if one of you bought her so I know she's going to a good home. Here's a link. Go ahead and click on it....go on...Oh, God, I can't look. Seriously though, my girl here does have a little wear and tear (they are just signs of how much I loved her). She's got a bit of staining on the flower fabric part and the leather strap is showing a bit of wear but nothing huge. That is why she is on sale for $81.00 which includes shipping. I purchased her for around $280 several years ago if I recall correctly. That would be 73% off retail, Loves. Snatch her up before someone else does!




 Okay, I'm promise I'm not as attached to the rest of these items. This leopard dress is really sexy yet sophisticated on. It's a size 6. It's not designer but it looks like it could be. I wore it one time for a night out in Chicago for my sister's birthday. I got hit on by not one but two extremely attractive men while wearing this dress, for the record. Ok, fine. One of them was old enough to be my dad, had hair in places there shouldn't be hair and kept calling me a "broad" but that's not the point. This dress is hot. You should buy it. For a mere $25.87 including shipping it can be yours.



I love this little number.. It's from White House Black Market. Size 8. It's a 100% silk halter dress. A very classic style and very, very Marilyn. It comes with a black silk sash, not pictured. I wore this to a wedding not long after Miss A was born, it's so flattering and very comfortable. Perfect for dancing your bootie off all night long. It doesn't fit me anymore which is the only reason I'm parting with it. $48.84 and it's yours.
These shoes are seriously a steal (size 7).  I've only worn them inside to try them on. Bought them online from Ann Taylor LOFT for 79.99 and every time I go to wear them I give up and take them off before I even leave the house.  The heels are just a bit too high for work...I would look a little lame clacking around the halls of an elementary school dodging kids in these bad boys. *Sigh* But you can have them for a mere $29.46 including shipping!


Finally, the pictures don't really do this dress justice.  It's Ann Taylor LOFT, size 6. I've only worn it a handful of times.  It's so cute for work with a cardigan, but can totally be dressed up for evening with the right accessories. The color is a dark lavender with a bit of grey undertone. More purple than grey which I don't think is coming across but truly it's very pretty. 


The best part is the exposed zipper in the back! So fashionable!
This one's going for $38.32 shipped!


So there you have it. A peek inside my closet. :) 
One last thing, if you are looking to list some of your own stuff (which I highly recommend-so easy) with Tradesy, do us both a solid and take yourself over to Tradesy's seller's page via this link.
Tradesy will give me AND you $10 if you list an item via my link.  How cool is that!

Thanks, guys! Happy Shopping!

XOXO,




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