Monday, January 31, 2011

30 for 30 Challenge Picks

Well folks, the 30 for 30 Challenge starts tomorrow, which turns out in my favor since I spent today at home in my PJ's with a sick kiddo. Here are my picks for this round. Good luck to everyone who is participating; I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Workin Moma: The Forgotten

Hope you are all having a great weekend, the weather here is beautiful but we are all stuck inside sick. Poor Sydney has the flu and an ear infection, so she has been pitiful the last few days. She has barely let me put her down but today is the first day she hasn't had a fever so I'll take that as a good sign that the meds are kicking in.

Since I am starting Kendi's 30 for 30 Challenge on Tuesday, I figured I'd better post my outfits from the last week that I hadn't gotten around to yet.

Purple Cardi: Ross
Dress & Leggings: Target
Purple Belt: Steve Madden
Boots: Nicole

Dress, Cardi & Tights: Target
Belt: Steve Madden
Oxfords: Kohl's

Cardigan: Ross
Shirt: Target
Jeggings: Old Navy
Necklace: Target
Flats: Sam Edelman

Friday, January 28, 2011

Loving Right Now...


So my husband won a NOOKcolor through work and we just got it in the mail last weekend. It is awesome! I love the fact that I can read magazines (in color) and my fav books (Twilight series) all in one spot. Plus, the kids books that have the 'Read to Me' feature are amazing and Sydney has already mastered which books are hers and she loves flipping through them again and again. Plus you can surf the internet on it and much more. I also heard that they are planning apps for it soon so I am looking forward to that. We love it so far and even though we didn't have to pay for it, it only runs $250!

Secret Wonderland Shea Cashmere Cream

This stuff is straight from heaven, it is seriously so soft and it smells wonderful. I am not a huge hand cream person because I always think they all smell too strong and they leave my hands feeling greasy but this cream is wonderful! I got it as a gift for Christmas and now I carry it everywhere with me. Highly recommend!

On a side note, I have decided to participate in Kendi's 30 for 30 Challenge again so look for that to start on February 1st!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Workin Moma: Purple Rain

Important news first: If you haven't heard, my friend, Debbie of Dark Horse is expecting her first child in August! I'm so excited for her and her hubby. They are such wonderful people (with an amazing family too) and I know that this baby will be loved very much. I look forward to future play dates with Syd and buying lots of adorable things for the babe. (Which I'm sure will be dressed super cute without a doubt!)

I'm kind of going for a monochromatic look here, sticking with shades of purple and black. I really like how the contrasting purple tones turn out next to each other and I thought that the black skirt helped break up all of the purple overload.

Purple top, cardigan & tights: Target
Skirt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Sam Edelman

Syd (and Rita, the dog) trying to hog my camera time. How cute is she in her uniform and sweet red shoes?

This is a close up of my Sam Edelman shoes worn with a different outfit. I forgot to take a pic of them that day.

Also, I'm debating whether to join Kendi's 30 for 30 Challenge again. Anyone participating this round?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This week in Mommyland....

Favorite moment this week: Hearing Sydney sing Old McDonald had a Farm in the backseat as we were driving home today. She doesn't know all of the words but she sings the, E-I-E-I-O part really loud and draws out that 'O' at the end and it just brings the biggest smile to my face. She is also good at doing the animal sounds part and usually sticks with a cow, dog and frog. (Frogs are her favorite!) It is hilarious.

These pictures have nothing to do with the above but they are from this past weekend. Sydney attended a little boy's 2nd birthday party and it was 'Handy Manny' themed, thus the plastic hard hat. Ironically, the birthday boy was the only boy at his own party!

Nothing like a hoard of screaming little girls. See example below.

The first attempt at wearing the hard hat was unsuccessful.

So we cut slits in the sides for her pigtails. Problem solved!

I know I'm biased, but does she not look like the sweetest thing ever in this last pic?

Friday, January 14, 2011


Elsie at A Beautiful Mess posted about using Bloglovin yesterday so I checked it out and it's pretty awesome! So I decided to start following my favorite blogs with Bloglovin.
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Workin Moma: Bitchin' Black

I felt very stylish in this outfit for some reason and a little badass at the same time with these bitchin' black boots on. It's taken me about 2 years to find a pair of black boots that I like and I scored these on sale at the after Christmas sales. Also, I've had this Target blazer in my closet for over a year and never wore it. (I think almost every fashion blogger has this blazer!) Anyway, I like how it all turned out and I got compliments on it all day so I must've done something right.

Plaid Dress: Land's End Canvas
Blazer & Leggings: Target
Boots: Belk

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Working Moma: Pretty Kitty

Sorry for the poor quality of this picture but it was pouring the other day when I took this and it was too dark to not use the flash. The rain is also why my hair looks like a wet dog. The day that I wore this to work like 4 other people had on animal prints. I notice that this happens a lot, we all wear the same colors on the same day. Spooky phenomenon? I guess that's what happens when your whole staff is comprised of women. P.S. I looked the cutest! :)

Dress: Land's End Canvas
Cardigan: Old Navy
Belt, Tights & Boots: Target

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Trendy Tot Tuesday

Peanut Butter Hand Print & Fashion Momma have started a 'Trendy Tot Tuesday' series and since Syd is always so adorable, I thought we would participate. These pics are actually from this past Saturday. We went shopping in the historic downtown area and Syd dozed off in her stroller.

On Moma:
Gingham shirt: Land's End Canvas
Cardigan: Target

On Sydney:
Jeggings & Jacket: Target
Pink Beret: WalMart

This is what she had on under the cute coat.
Shirt, Cardi & Shoes: Target

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Copycat Files

I saw these with Ruche's new arrivals today and immediately thought of Anthro's Anticipation Heels. A pretty close match, huh? And for only $39.99! What a steal.

Ruche, Uptown Girl Peep Toes, $39.99

Anthropologie Anticipation Heels, Sold out online

Workin Moma: What a Feeling

Sorry for lack of posts this week, our whole household has been sick. Luckily we took Syd to the doctor last week and she's been on antibiotics and is doing much better. I still have a little bit of yuck lingering but my poor husband has walking pneumonia. I guess when it rains, it pours!

This simple black dress always makes me feel like twirling around like a ballerina. The material of this skirt is so flowy and dancer-esque. Takes me back to my dancing days....a very long time ago. Also, I love these shoes, the heel is the perfect height and they are so flippin' adorable.

Dress & Belt: Ross
Cardi, Tank & Tights: Target
Heels: Nine West

Sunday, January 2, 2011

365 Project: 2011

I am participating in the 365 Project for 2011, if you would like to follow me, here's the link. You can also get to my page from the 365 Project button on the right. Let me know if you are joining in, I would love to follow you and see what you come up with each day!



Weekend Moma: A New Year

The first day of the new year was spent doing one of my favorite! My Mom and I went shopping yesterday to catch some of the sweet deals that were going on. (Hello Kohl's, you are awesome!) The hubby took Sydney to the Zoo for the day so it was really nice to have just some time with my Mom. We haven't went shopping together without Sydney in forever, since Syd was born!

The weather was back up into the low 70's so I wore this super comfy Target dress and one of my beloved Anthro cardi's. Also, these flats (sorry I cut them off in the pic) are one of my fav recent purchases from Target and I think they were like $8.00 on clearance.

Navy dress & Flats: Target
Cardigan: Anthropologie
Belt: Ross
Necklace: Xmas gift from hubby