Monday, February 28, 2011

30 for 30 Remix

Let talk 30x30 remixing.  If you need some background, go here or to see my 30 items go here.

  • Remembering/avoiding to take pictures has improved this week, but only slightly.  I took four pictures, and you've already seen at least two of them.  Fail. 
  • When I picked my 30 choices it was 50+ degrees out and I had spring on the brain.  Since then, it has been snowing and freezing and the outfits I had planned in my head, with ballet flats and cuffed seem a little ridiculous.   Not that that will stop me.
  • I did pull out the white jeans on a snowy, cold day in February.  

I likely would have never thrown these items together if they weren't in my 30x30, but they worked.  My hair...not so much.  I'm growing it out.  And it's at a length that I just sort of despise right now.  Now short enough to have a style, and not long enough to make me like it.  Bear with me, in a year is should be fine...and then I'll cut it. ;)

You can't really tell, because of my craptastic photo skills, but this jcrew tshirt has rosettes on it, and then I wore a rosette pin and I think that might be considered over-kill by some.  But not me.

 I put this old navy white pheasant top in the 30x30 because it's one that I always keep in my closet, certain that I'll wear it and then never do.  I like it fine...except the sleeves make it nearly impossible for me to wear a cardigan.  And as you can tell, my basic uniform consists of jeans and a cardigan.  I love them deeply.

I added in the 2nd pic, because I realized I'd cut off me feet in the first shot....but my expression in the 2nd shot is...ummm, yeah, not so cute.

Here's what I've learned so far:

  • I'm on day 13 of 30, I'm going to have to get MUCH more creative with the outfits from here on out or I am going to lose my mind.  Creativity requires planning.  So far, my planning consists of rummaging through my closet in the dark hoping not to wake Lucy up (yes, that's a whole other post.)  This week, I'm going to try harder.  In theory, at least.
  • It is very difficult to suck in your stomach and smile and take a picture at the same time.  

  • I am already way more appreciative of the clothing items hanging on the "other" side of my closet.  It's probably because they're off limits, but I notice myself thinking, when this thing is over, I'm wearing that and that and that.   And that is a good thing...learning to shop my closet.
  • I really, really, REALLY want to have a real life clothes swap with friends.  I think it would be so fun, I just don't know how to do it...yet.
  • And this is totally off topic, but my sporadic winter running is turning into regular running starting this week, thanks to my running buddy being at my house at 6am.  Very excited to get back into the routine.   Very excited that tomorrow is MARCH.  
  • I'm very happy to be back into the blogging groove as well. ;)
  • And, if you want to see how remixing is done (with cute pictures) then you should go here and be inspired...and then come back and join me in remixing.  It's never too late to start *key inspirational music*
Happy Sunshiny Monday!  

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Let's Chat...

There's so many new blogs I've been visiting because they offer so many ideas, inspirations, tips, and projects they've been working on that after all their genius I feel a little....boring, with a capital B.

It's a good thing I'm super cool with being boring.

But I do know some things.  A few.  A couple.

1 - I buy Lucy's diapers on Amazon.  They have this amazing Subscribe & Save program (which is free) and you can have all sorts of different things shipped to you for FREE and as regularly as you'd like.  I do once a month.  And for signing up, you get two different discounts to use all the time, which saves you 30%, and today I had a coupon for an extra $10 off.  Cha-ching.  Plus, I never run out and I don't have to add it to my Target list.

2 - I'm getting back into the blogging groove.  This month marks THREE years of blogging.  That's crazy.  This is off subject, but I just saw a man ride by on his bicycle with a trailor thing attached to it that had some sort of barrel on it.  Oh the things I see from my dining room window...


What else can we discuss here?  What are your burning questions?  Let's discuss...and by that, I mean leave me a comment.

Happy Thursday...and yes, I have been taking pictures of my outfits.  Sadly, I still look like a girl who doesn't have anywhere to go. ;)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Out of My League

Today I've been messing around with blog layout stuff.  I do that every so often when I decide I'm so sick of mine that I can't bear to look at it one. more. day.  I'm way of out of my league.  I don't really know what it is I want, and I have even less patience for figuring out how to do it, it will likely remain the always :)  

I did mess around with trying photo collages and had some success.  Now if only the pictures were steps.

Really, I have nothing to say today...remember that  old saying Something is better than nothing...let's just say I proved that one wrong today.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Moral of the Story...

Not long ago on Facebook, I posted a picture of this in my status:

It could be titled:  I Had Three Boys First and I Don't Know What to do With These Things

Or maybe a shorter title would be better.

But my friend Cortney hooked me up.  Big time.  As in,  she made me the ribbon holder and hand delivered it to my front door.  Is that not fantastic?!?

Seriously people, I don't want you to miss the moral of this story.  Which is, in desperate circumstance, throw that problem out on the internet and someone somewhere will take pity on you and help you and soon you'll go from that terrible picture above, to  this:

I got this idea from a friend too.  It's full of all the headband thingys.

Lucy's head still looks like this:

Now I just have to remember to actually put them in her hair. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Letter...

Dear Sarah@Life in the Parsonage,

Remember when you said on your blog that you were doing a 30 for 30 remix and that on MONDAYS you would post pictures of the outfits you'd put together?  Well, it's Monday and there are no pictures.  I hear it's because you went most of the week forgetting to even take a picture of yourself.  I also hear that it's actually extremely weird and awkward-feeling to take a picture of you and your whole outfit.  Apparently, your husband offered his picture taking skills, but you turned him down because posing also felt, well...ridiculous.  

Get over yourself.  Remember to take pictures, because the people don't care if you look self conscious and insecure...frankly, they like them better if you do look awkward...much more entertaining that way.   (They're laughing with you , not at you) *cough*

And yes, you're right, some of your outfits were boring.  Really boring.  That's ok.  It's the process, remember?

Now get your butt in gear.

Thank you kindly,

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Moment

It feels like yesterday...that she was so tiny.

In two days she'll be 10 months old.  Last night, she started crawling on all fours.  And like always, I felt the surge of mixed emotions....excited for the next step and a nagging sadness over saying goodbye to yet another baby stage.

I have breathed in every moment of the last 10 months.  I can't say that about my first three babies...back then I didn't understand how fleeting the time was.  How I'd look at a baby one day, and a 3rd grader the next.  Wondering how their feet got so huge, without me even noticing.  How does that happen? I see him everyday.

I'm learning to breathe-in the moment.  No rushing it.  No trying to slow it.  Just living it.   The 3rd grader, the 2nd grader, the 5 year old, the baby.  Trying to embrace it, yet not hold on too tightly...because it's a moment.  They're meant to grow...I'm meant enjoy the moment and trust that God holds the future.  

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The 30 Items

In case you're wondering why I'm posting pictures of articles of clothing, you'd better go back and read the past few posts.

Or just think I'm weird.  Because I sorta am.

Anyways, I'm in a hurry.  It's warm outside, like 50 and heading upward...warm enough for the pasty Iowans to break out shorts...I'm not, but I'll plan on keeping my sunglasses on so that their  bright white legs don't blind me.  And, if you're lucky, I'll take pictures with my sly camera phone.

Ok, so here they are...with the exception of what I'm wearing today, which is in the remix, but I put it on before taking the pics...

Brown cardigan (target), Cream rosette tshirt JCrew) Jeans (american eagle) 

Striped short sleeve (thrifted) Blue/Orange shirt (thrifted, but it's Anthropologie with TAGS STILL ON!) and blush shell (Jcrew)

Striped t (Target), Grey/Mustard dot T shirt (thrifted), Gray short sleeve t (Jcrew), Cream v-neck (VonMaur)

Yellow shirt (Target), White Pheasant shirt (OldNavy), Blue Check (Old Navy) Striped Boatneck (Jcrew)
Jeggings (Express), Skinny jeans (Express), Trouser Jeans (Gap), White Jeans (Old Navy) 

Dress (Old Navy) Skirt (Target)

Cardigans:  Grey boyfriend (Old Navy), Charcoal (Jcrew), Green (Old Navy) Cream (old navy)

Navy Blazer (Gap), Mustard sweater (Old Navy)

Shoes all from Target, including boots below.  Go figure ;)

Ok, so that's it.  

And I only put what brand the stuff was, because all the other remixers do and I'm a total copy cat.  Plus, I kinda like knowing where they got the stuff, even if it's super old...which some of mine is.   

As you can's a hodge podge.  Just like my life.  Just like my blog.
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