What I Wore When My Daughter Had a Say In It

We’ve been on a pretty tight budget since I left my well paid position for a commission based real estate career. However, with school just around the corner I needed a few items for the kids. Yes, Jacob is the only one actually starting school but the other two are going back to daycare so I’ll actually have to get them out of their pajamas on a regular basis. Anyway, I thought I’d stop by Payless because they had pink and purple cleats that Lily wanted for her first soccer season and Townes needed tennis shoes. My mistake was taking the kids with me. Lily spotted these hot pink pumps that she insisted I buy. At $10 (plus a 20% off coupon), I caved. I thought for sure I’d take them back when she forgot about it, but after trying them on they were actually pretty comfortable. She helped me pick out an outfit and my husband encouraged me to wear them out. I kept it fairly neutral with a black and white dress from J.Crew Factory but, leaving the house I still thought they were a bit bold and “in your face”. Despite my concerns, I received several compliments. Now I just need a belt or colorful necklace to pair them with.

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Another new addition to my attire is not this lace overlay dress from Target but…

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the necklace that accessorizes it. I’ve been alternating a turquoise or royal blue necklace until I saw this necklace at an online store I recently discovered from another blogger’s What I Wore Wednesday posts.  This awesome gemstone necklace was a simple $7.26 at Sheinside. My only regret is not buying more because it took a couple of weeks to ship it. I purchased only one to check out the quality. It’s not incredibly durable but what do you expect for the price?

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This is my view while I’m snapping a few photos.  Townes was napping on my bed. They are home with me for the month of August as they wait for spot to become available at daycare. I can’t complain!

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My little guy turned two earlier this month. We celebrated as a family on his birthday and then had a Mickey Mouse birthday party with a few other kids close to his age the following week. Apparently “make a funny face” means stick out your tongue in our family. We didn’t know what each other… 

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What I Wore Wednesday

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It’s so hard to believe another year has come and gone. It seems like just a few short months ago we were celebrating Townes’ first birthday party. Believe it or not, this little guys is about to be two!!!! Holy Moly!   “No mommy,  you can’t take my picture.” Something about if I don’t see… 

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Homemade Summer Paleo Pasta Dish

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When I was a consultant, I wore black slacks A LOT. I was in an office environment where I rarely left the building. In real estate, I meet with clients several days a week, I’m out casually networking or meeting with vendors (appraisers, inspectors, etc). My wardrobe feels a little stuffy or boring for my… 

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Paleo Cool Coffee Smoothie

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Looking for a smooth summertime refreshment? I have just the thing for you!! I love coffee and I so badly want to call this a coffee coolatta but seeing that is trademarked, I’m refraining. I thought about Frappe but since Frappe means instant Greek coffee that didn’t seem appropriate either so we are going with a… 

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A friend, a retired solider, shared this on Facebook today that really hit home and reminded me about what today was all about… So instead of getting all stressed out about how messy my house was and spending the day getting caught up on projects, we embraced and enjoyed our time together. I am so… 

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Today begins the day of a new career. And it’s not an April Fools joke. Over the last month, I’ve been transitioning off my consulting gig and started building a real estate career. It has been a whirlwind venture as I have been fortunate to quickly find (persuade) a couple of friends and coworkers to… 

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