Thursday, May 19, 2011

birthday blues

I meant to post on my actual birthday this week (monday) to gripe and moan about the perils of aging and the wrinkles that come along with it. But alas...the whole full-time working mom thing came into play and writing was last on the list.

It's not like I am actually worried about getting older, I mean, I'm not that's just that I feel like I have accomplished so degree, super cute kids, loving marriage, career growth (in no particular order)...and now that I am approaching the 30's I feel like I don't have a plan.

This sudden realization has been causing me such massive amounts of grief and anxiety that I have been switching uncontrollably from being angry and mean, to crying and moping, to sitting up all night fretting.

I'm definitely not the type of person that feels as though my whole life has to be planned and in control at all times, but I just feel so lost. I know what I want and need to do for my kids in the coming years (basically be kick-ass at all things motherhood), but what do I want and need to do for myself?

As the question looms I find myself potentially seeing outlets outside of my everyday schedule. Do I pick up a new hobby? Resurrect an old hobby? Go back to school? Plan a big trip?

Regardless of what I plan at least I know the hubs and the kids would still think I'm pretty awesome. So, here's to another year older, potentially more wiser, and a bit more unknown.

Friday, May 13, 2011

fashion friday

2 weeks in a row...not bad right? Today's fashion inspiration started with this:

That there...that's my sis in a photo taken by one of her buds. And she looks super cute! She totally is one with her 1950s pin up vibe, so when I saw this I immediately sprung to look for some other shots from the 1950s that reminded me of how adorable and fun the fashion was during that time.

Why don't we travel in style anymore? 

Love when I see how clean cut and groomed the boys were back then.

Even the chick leaning against the wall thinks she looks rad.

What happened to the times when little girls dressed like little girls?

I want to replicate every one of these pieces. Can curves please be in again?

Remember when stewardesses were stylish? 

I adore the 1950s biker threads.

I can guarantee that I am going to spend the next few hours sifting through sites online to find some vintage pieces from the era. Maybe if I spread the purchases across a couple cards the hubs won't notice the sudden depletion from our bank account....wish me luck!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

happy mother's me

This year I gave myself a little present. I packed up the kiddies, dressed identical and all, loaded them into their radio flyer, and headed for the backyard for an impromptu photo shoot. Since the hubs was working all day...on a Saturday...I figured this would be a good way for the kids to get outside, and for me to maintain a bit of sanity.

It was early enough that we could enjoy a cool breeze, and all maintain our composure.

I absolutely love being a mom to my little stink mcgees...and I am pretty sure I annoy them to no end by reminding them every day. Here's to all the moms and mommy-to-be's this mother's day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

the return of fashion friday

Don't get too excited...I am not making any promises. But with the arrival of the Kentucky Derby this weekend, today is all about hats.

Here are a few that I would sport in a second.

When you are thinking Derby, the bigger, the better.

Philip Treacy is a genius.

Love anything with a 1970's feel to it.

This chick not only models, but makes her own hats! I am in love!

Couldn't leave out an adorable pill box.

The 1920's were such an awesome time for females. Women were so cute and stylish...and hats were totally in. 

You will not believe how many of these I found for sale on Etsy! Completely worth checking out. I have decided to start a collection...could be my new obsession...move over shoes!