Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Beautiful Day in Chicago!

Last weekend had me heading to Chicago again for a work conference.
I miss my guys so much when I have these, but Chicago does make for a fun little trip!
...and I finally got a cool rental this trip.  This 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was loaded and dream to drive :)
 There is literally not much at all between Indianapolis and Chicago.
BUT we did get to have a FAB meal on our trip (hit up Carlucci!!) and do some great shopping at the Outlet mall right behind our hotel.
All work and no play?  Not us!  :)
Thankful for some little perks from these trips when I have to leave my family. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Closet: Friday | September 12, 2014

 Target is killing it with their fall items.  Who am I kidding, they always  have great pieces I cannot resist!  I love the classic style of this dress and how I can easily transform it into a Fall or Winter piece.  I'm thinking of flats, booties, boots and fun bold accessories to really set it off.
  outfit details:
dress, target | wedges, payless | handbag, alloy

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Closet: Tuesday | September 2, 2014

 outfit details:
tee, old navy | striped skirt, target | vest, gap via refinery consignment
belt, thrifted | flats, target | handbag, coach via clothes mentor
A co-worker and I have decided to do game of sorts this month.  I got a head start this past weekend and went on an organizing frenzy.  I have cleaned out over 4 totes of purses, clothes and baby stuff.  I decided to try some resale and consignment stores in my area to see if I could get anything out of my stuff.  This is the first time I've ever done this, but I figure getting anything is better than simply donating to Goodwill - ?!

Next I am going through my linen closet and kitchen cabinets.  It's amazing how much stuff accumulates in these places!

Monday, September 1, 2014

13 Years of Marriage

Happy Anniversary, Nathan!
engagement | 12.31.00
wedding | 9.1.01
here we are, 13 years and lots of fun later! :)

13 year photo by Joanna Brown Photography

Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Birthday Month!

August was my birthday month and like normal, I tried to soak up all of the hype about my day! :)  Well, the self-imposed hype!

Nathan was a sweetie and took me on a date to St. Elmo Steakhouse downtown.  It was fun to wear and pretty dress and go out with my man.  We hadn't taken a date since Christmas so a little time to just talk with my man was nice.  

...and then after our date, we went to Sam's Club and went grocery shopping.  We're crazy like that!! :) 
We spent time with our friends that weekend and had a lovely meal prepared by Jen.  I love our pictures now compared to our teenage snapshots.  The kid craziness that always comes when we are together just makes me laugh.  I love our lives and that my closest friends are friendships I've had from my teen years on.

Thank you God for another year, for good health, time with my family & friends - and for giving me so many things to be thankful for!

...and PS, 30's are much better than my 20's!  :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Chase is 15 Months!

I don't know when it happened, but all of a sudden we have a big boy on our hands!  He is still so fun and adventurous.  I've said this with every stage, but we are loving this one as well!
We went to the State Fair this past month and Chase enjoyed seeing all of the animals, eating the yummy food and people watching! 
Chase is full of hugs and kisses lately.  We enjoy all of the lovin' he gives out!
He is always on the move and practically runs.  He loves wrestling with Daddy, reading books, playing ball and being outside.

He likes to "talk" on the phone and apparently mimics Daddy & Mommy walking around with his hands moving all around while he talks :) 
Great Grandma Herring made a blanket {blue on back of chair} for Chase's birthday.  It is soft and just like the other blankets that Chase loves.  Thank you so much, Great Grandma!
When it comes to nap-time, Chase wants his blanket {he has a certain kind that he likes} and normally his bottle.  He will take juice out of a sippy cup and we are working on transitioning his milk into a sippy cut as well.

Chase loves fruit and has been on a big blueberry kick lately.  He says, num num when he wants more and he gets very aggressive about it :)

Chase normally takes just one nap a day.  He is ready for bedtime around 8:00 pm.  On the weekends, Chase gets to come to our bed in the morning and cuddle with Daddy & Mommy while he takes his bottle.  We love that time with him and I think he likes it too!  Sometimes I will turn cartoons on and he is starting to pay a little more attention to them.  Up until now, he hasn't paid any attention to movies or cartoons.

Chase is trying to talk more and more.  He says shoes, blanket, Mamaw, Papaw, Momma, Dadda, dog-dog, hi and is trying to say so much more!

Chase is a tough little guy.  When he gets hurt, he wants his Momma but he seems to get over it pretty quick and he doesn't want pity.

Chase is wearing 12 months clothes and size 3 shoes.  He goes to the doctor for his 15 month well baby visit soon and we are excited to see how much he has grown!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Closet | August 28, 2014

 My husband asked me, "does that really go together?" when I walked out this morning.  Now I'm wondering if I should have worn a darker shirt...
outfit details:
chambray shirt, walmart | skirt, down east basics | wedges, old navy