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Archive for January 2014

Closet Remix #15 and Pajama Day

Today was not my best.  Life has seemed to be extra hard lately and for the most part I feel like I am staying fairly positive and trying to keep things in the perspective of “this won’t last forever.”  Today however I failed.  I stayed in my pajamas a lot of the day.  Josh was out of town and as I know that my kids prefer cereal to pretty much everything else that I make, we had cereal.  I let my boys do their homework as they watched movies, we didn’t pick up the house before they went to bed, and I really hope someone brushed their teeth, but I’m not betting on it.

On the whole I would not call myself a perfectionist.  I have four boys, so the house gets cluttered, I have a tendency to be late to pretty much everything and I try to not take life too seriously.  There is however one thing in my life that I am a perfectionist in and it just so happens that it is the hardest thing in the world to be perfect at.  Motherhood.

I love being a mom in a way that I never even dreamed was possible.  My boys constantly say sweet things to me.  Lots of nights I get into bed only to notice that one of my boys (it’s always the same one), has put a note on my pillow telling me how much he loves me from ???  My boys all let me snuggle them still and I can’t even tell you how many inside jokes we have that keeps us laughing constantly.  Its definitely the most fulfilling thing I have ever done.  And the hardest.

Most nights I go to bed beating myself up for all of the times that I wasn’t as patient as I should have been, all of those pins I have on Pinterest that I still haven’t done with my boys, the fact that my 8 year old insists on wearing the same red jeans to school every day and sometimes that battle just isn’t worth fighting, so I let him.

The guilt that goes along with Motherhood is universal.  Most moms I know feel it to some extent.  If I really look at the things I am feeling guilty over, most of them are dumb.  Sometimes I feel guilty over the fact that I don’t feel guilty over something I should feel guilty over…I have a problem.

Tonight I was talking to a friend telling her every crazy thing that was going on in my life and then telling her each and every time I had dropped the ball today (there were a lot of them).  When the whole sob story was out she just smiled and said “sounds like you had a pajama day, some times you need to declare a pajama day and then not worry about anything the whole day.”  It was so what I needed to hear, that it wasn’t a big deal and my kids would still survive a night (or even a couple of nights) of cereal for dinner and non teeth brushing.  By the end of our conversation I felt so much better, but then I realized that I hadn’t declared the day a pajama day.  I hadn’t done it right.  Pajama days were supposed to be declared at the beginning of the day and you were supposed to spend the day not worrying about anything.  Today I worried about everything, I just didn’t do anything.  I really think I need a pajama day do over.   But I can’t promise I won’t feel guilty ;)

Shirt: H&M | Sweater: Forever 21 (similar) | Jeans: Nordstrom BP | Booties: Aldo (on sale) | Hat: Tai Pan | Bag: Kate Spade | Necklace: Charming Charlie

An Outfit Reunion Otherwise Known as Closet Remix #14

 So I was in the act of “remixing” my closet, when I realized with this little remix, I actually reunited pieces of a shopping trip.  I have never worn them together, but I did buy them together so it was like a little Gap Factory reunion.  I also realized it looks like I have given up on winter and just skipped to spring…well I guess I did for one day anyway.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we all could just fast forward to spring?
Shirt: GAP Factory | Cardigan: GAP Factory | Jeans: Gap Factory | Shoes: Nordstrom | Watch: Kate Spade

Closet Remix #13

 Today was my birthday and my cute husband Josh made it such a special day.  I woke up to a house decorated completely in pink with cute cards made by my boys and a poster where they all wrote their favorite things about me.  It was pretty amazing.  Josh made crepes and even made the table so adorable.
The best part of the the birthday had to have been this beautiful birthday cake.  I was absolute perfection and so delicious!  It was a good day.
Shirt: Jcrew Factory (similar)  | Jeans: Gap (similar) (similar) | Booties: Aldo | Bag: Kate Spade

Closet Remix #12

 I mentioned that I was sick last week and I can’t believe it, but I think I am getting something else!  I haven’t been sick for years and all of the sudden I am getting two sicknesses in a row…lame.  Josh brought flowers today to celebrate my “birthday week” so that made staying in bed much better.  I have to say, I am sort of a kid at heart with birthdays.  My mom always made them so special that I still look forward to them as an adult (not so much the getting older part though).
Shirt: Joe Fresh (similar) | Pants: Banana Republic (similar) | Shoe: Ross | Bag: Tory Burch | Watch: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Jcrew
I had to post this Gucci Premiere dress on Taylor Swift from the Grammy Awards.  It is one of my favorite dresses from any red carpet EVER.  She looked stunning!

Closet Remix #11

 We had such a fun and busy weekend.  Our boys had a soccer tournament in Southern Utah this weekend which was a nice break in the cold weather.  It is so nice and warm in St. George!!  We enjoyed every second on not needing a coat.  We are now back to the cold weather, but it is so good to be home!  Home is always my favorite.
 Sweater: Unknown (similar) | Skirt: Old Navy | Tights: Old Navy | Booties: Target (similar) | Bag: Tory Burch | Scarf: Nordstrom BP