This is a really beautiful shoe: This is a really beautiful t shirt: This is a really beautiful idea to put in your rose/chardonnay/pinot grigio to make it cold without diluting it:
On feeding a baby
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Breastfeeding is hard, y’all. And it’s with a huge pang of guilt that I’m telling you people of internet that I’ve given my baby formula. I don’t know why I feel SO guilty. Maybe because there is just a lot of pressure on women with children to breast feed ONLY, cloth diaper all the dang time, provide only wooden toys that stimulate THIS VERY SPECIFIC...
How old is too old to shop at Forever 21? Just curious. These serape shorts just scream summer fun to me. I see them with a loose, lacy ivory top and some braided leather sandals.
At night: Nurse, sleep, nurse, sleep, nurse, sleep During the day: Nurse, SCREAM, sleep, nurse, SCREAM, sleep, nurse, SCREAM, sleep Seriously, what gives?
(beauty) Elegant Updo
I am seriously challenged when it comes to putting my hair in an up do. If it’s up, it’s usually because it’s too dirty to wear down. With summer fetes right around the corner, I am eager to try this elegant up do. It looks unstructured enough to suit my style but way more polished that a loop de loop pulled through a rubber band.
Stuff I'm Loving Part 2
I’m hoping to do these stuff-I’m-loving posts once a week, but I gotta keep in short and sweet since I try to squeeze blog posting in between Nora’s erratic nap schedule. I mean, one day homegirl is a total champ and snoozes through a thunderstorm and the next, a floor board creaks and she starts wailing. Anywho, here we go: Dior Nail Glow I picked up this kool-aid colored...
Obsession du Jour
I can’t get this Cap Cana dress by Troubadour Clothing (out of Charleston, SC) out of my mind. I think it’s just THE most perfect frock for any possible spring/summer social engagement.
What a difference a year makes
May 3, 2012: at Jazzfest in New Orleans with my favorites May 3, 2013: Cuddled up with my newest favorite “Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.” - Bill Cosby
Stuff I'm Loving These Days and a Question
This is a quick post. Nora is in the middle of her 6 week growth spurt and demands to be fed almost every hour. Send sleep and hope and prayers and happy baby fairy dust! These Victoria’s Secret Essential V-Neck tees are the bees knees. They are nice and long and come in an array of fantastic colors. I wear them pretty much 24/7. I’m kind of obsessed with these bibs by Kissy...
My Post Partum Essentials
Nora turned one month old the past Saturday. ONE MONTH!!!! I have to live each day and sleepless night hour by hour or I think I might go crazy, so it’s nuts to think that a whole month has already passed. Granted, it’s been the longest month of my life, but time marches on. We go in for her one month check up later today, andI can definitely tell that homegirl is much bigger than she...
Blog Powers Activate!
I need some help y’all. 95% of my wardrobe these days revolves around “lounge clothes” (i.e. workout/yoga clothes that I don’t actually work out in) and I need shoes to wear on the rare occasion that life calls me out of the house (so far, that would just be to my newfound breastfeeding support group). My flip flops seem weird and tennis shoes are too much. I need...
Hi, My name is Julie and...
Today I went to my first support group meeting. A breastfeeding support group. Because breastfeeding is hard, y’all. Like really hard. I’d even venture to say it’s harder than actual labor and delivery. Not as painful (though sometimes that’s debatable), but definitely harder because it lasts for days, weeks, months. You need a level of endurance and perseverance that I...
Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the...– Mary Oliver (via julesofnature)
A Scandal(ous) Wardrobe
Since I spend approximately half my day topless and with a baby attached to me, it doesn’t leave much free time to do things outside the house. In fact, I’ve ventured out approximately twice in the past two weeks with baby in tow - once for Easter brunch and once yesterday for a walk around the block. Thank goodness for Netflix which has been saving my sanity. I’ve been able to...
(beauty) Easy Voluminous Waves
One of my favorite ways to style my hair is loose, voluminous waves. If I do it right, I can even get it to last a couple days, the second day giving me a less structured, beachy look. It takes about 10 extra minutes in the morning, but makes me feel much more polished. And these days with my schedule revolving around a newborn, it’s nice to feel a little pulled together, even if I never...
What's in a Name?
Coming up with a name for our unborn child was not a task we took lightly. I mean, they are kind of stuck with it for the rest of their life and don’t get a say in the matter. So, it was really important to us that their name have some meaning behind it and be something that would look just as good on a 3 year old as it would on a 30 year old. Girl names were much easier for us to come up with...
I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have...– Roger Ebert (via rufflesandlace)
The day we brought Nora home from the hospital after her stint in the NICU. Most definitely the happiest day of my life. I don’t quite know where to start this post, but I’ll start by saying I’m not really sure I’m emotionally ready to disclose the details of Nora’s stay in the NICU on the blog, even though you all know she was there for a week. And I’m not...
(beauty) products I'm loving these days
Buy here: Oscar Blandi Mousse // African Black Soap // Benefit Cream Eyeshadow
That is terrifying.– Jason, after witnessing me make an online purchase and enter our credit card information from memory.
4 weeks from today....
… is my due date. The nursery is 90% completed. The baby gear is 95% purchased/gifted and organized. The doctor’s appointments are going on weekly. Hospital bag will be packed this weekend. As far as getting ready for a baby, I’d say that these two parents (points at self and Jason), are pretty dang ready (I mean… as ready as you can be for something you’ve...
Nursery Art - What I did and What I like. Hi!
I’ve pretty much squared away the final finishing touch on the baby’s nursery – art. I wanted something that was sweet, but didn’t scream BABY in your face when you walked in. So, anything involving too many primary colors or cartoonish drawings was out. Also, since we don’t know the sex of the bambino, we wanted to stick with stuff that was pretty middle of the road and/or could work in other...
An interior designer I am not, but I thought I’d share how I’m planning on decorating this little one’s nursery. Behold, my attempt at a mood board: I’ve actually made really great progress on the nursery so far. The crib is something we have on hand that’s been stored at my parent’s house. My grandpa made it many many years ago and it’s such a special...