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Friday Confessions …

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Another Friday … another round of weekly confessions. Or as my husband likes to call it, “Another time when you tell people stuff they don’t really care to know …” … Yes, honey … another week.

  • My husband had to work late a few nights this week. When we were first married, I hated this kind of night. I missed him … I was lonely … I was a little scared. Now? Now I kind of look forward to these nights. First, I make the girls some type of resemblance of a dinner, typically a lunch meat and sliced cheese rolled up and a cup of yogurt. I tell them we are having, “a picnic”. But, really … we are having a, “I don’t want to do dishes or cook or do anything that requires energy” kind of meal. Then, when bed time hits … out comes the container of ice cream I have hidden in the back of the freezer, on goes the RHO-Something, and I am on the couch for the rest of the night. It. Is. GLORIOUS!
  • I have been receiving boxes of stuff I have ordered from all the sales lately (Nordstrom … Shopbop … Anthropologie) and my husband would KILL ME if he knew how much I had coming in. So … I stashed them all in the in our guest room and waited until a late work night (see above) to bust them all out! (Instastories coming soon with the try-on pictures)
  • I order a lot … too much … from Nordstrom. Their site is just too good to be true … free shipping … great sales … price matching. I go overboard … and Saturday was proof of that. I took everything I chose to pass on back to the mall. There were SO MANY boxes, I brought the girls stroller, took the seats off and stacked them up. It was so mortifying walking in with them all stacked shoulder high. The staring … the side eyes … not fun. It is not my fault though … Nordstrom sends a t-shirt in a box that would fit a poofy wedding dress … and if I put them in our recycle bin, my husband would know in an instant all the shopping I did. I had no choice. The return had to happen someway … boxes, stroller and all.
  • Buying stuff for my kids Easter basket is fun. All I buy is stuff I want to eat. No way am I giving my 11-month-old a large bag full of MiniCadbury eggs … but she’s getting them!! My three year old will not appreciate the Giradhelli chocolate bars I got … but I will!! Best part … hubby has no idea those candy purchases had ulterior motives!!

Hope you all have a great weekend and an amazing Easter!!

Mesha

 

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My Style …

If you knew me back in the day … you are probably thinking, “What in the WORLD is she doing with a mom fashion blog?” I had … questionable taste. I think I have always known what I liked in clothing, and I think I have always exuded similar style to where I am now … it just took me some time to be able to afford it … and to be able to determine what I liked and what I did not. There is a learning curve on how to shop online. How to look at a picture and imagine if it will look good on you. What to take a risk on, and what to avoid!

 

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My 5th Grade Class Photo!My mom bought me a BRAND NEW dressy outfit for picture day! I was going to LOOK GOOD for my photos … she played a HUGE role in for my style foundation! I distinctly remember telling her, ” I am NOT wearing that new outfit. I am wearing my gymnastics t-shirt! I learned how to do a back handspring to earn that shirt, and I am going to wear it for my pictures!” Or something to that effect … I am pretty sure I was popped in the mouth after that too! But, she let me wear it!! I may not have been the BEST dressed girl in the photo, but I stuck to this style even today!! Flowy shirt and leggings … my go to outfit! Another note … I STILL have those baby hairs around my ears and face, TO THIS DAY! It’s the curse of the eternal ponytail!

 

I wish I had a slew of throwback pictures to show you … but they are ALL in storage. Here is one from high school … ignore the beer cans … we were totally innocent of any wrongdoing! I am not 100% sure on the rules of posting other peoples photos on the internet … so bear with me on the black dots.

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I am pretty sure I borrowed this ENTIRE outfit from my best friend Amanda, the one I am hugging (still my bestie BTW …). Even back in the day, I knew what I liked … just didn’t always have it in my closet at the time! (Some faces are not hidden … on purpose, they are just TOO PRETTY to hide … aren’t my friends GORGEOUS???)

Can you spot me? I know … I am the one who looks like she hasn’t aged a day since she was 16 (kidding … I look like the crypt keeper now) …

All of this to say, my style tastes haven’t changed they have only developed. I am certain about what I like, and what I don’t like now. Maybe that comes with age … maybe it comes with style, or lack their of, experience … whatever it is … this blog is about what I wear, what I like, and maybe a few things you may like as well.

The most FRUSTRATING thing for me, is when I see someone wearing an ADORABLE outfit, and I ask where it is from and they say, “Oh, some shop …”. Seriously? It is a top, and even if I was to run out and buy it right after I see you … WHO CARES??? Are we 5?? Why is it SUCH a big deal if someone copies what you are wearing? I admire it, and I think the color/style/cut of the clothing would flatter me. I think women need to support and help other women, in every aspect!! So … here is my blog … I am sharing the things I love, and the way I am able to afford them (ahem … buying EVERYTHING on sale!)!!

I hope you all enjoy it … and don’t roll your eyes when you see my posts on EVERY form of social media!!

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Winner, Winner … Chicken Dinner!

Another Friday … another round of Friday confessions.

  • I am OBSESSING over this Maxi Dress clicking this link says it is sold out …. but go to Nordstrom and search Loveappella Maxi Dress … I am not sure why the link does not work … but after seeing how fast it sold out in colors today – I might be adding a few more to my cart (DO NOT TELL MY HUSBAND)!! Loveappella Maxi
  • My husband has been getting so upset with me lately, when I am on my phone. I don’t mean to, but I completely zone out when I am on it. It is not that I am not paying attention to the conversation kind of zoning out … but, I have no idea someone is talking to my type of zoning out. On one end it is kind of scary … and on the other I am thinking, “It is like a little mental vacation…” I think some people would be alarmed, but I am kind of proud of myself for this. Is that sad?
  • The UPS man is so familiar with our home … he knows my dog by name AND brings her treats. When dropping off a package the other day, he said to my husband, “You must have ordered this box, it is not from Nordstrom, so I know your wife didn’t order it …” Should I be ashamed that our UPS man knows this much about my buying habits? (Turns out the package was shipped from Tommy Bahama direct, because it WAS an order I placed from Nordstrom – HA!)
  • Finally, I haven’t washed my hair all week. Seriously. The last time I washed it was Saturday. I need more ideas for dirty hair, hairstyles. This hold pony tail/messy bun routine is starting to get old. I am pretty sure my co-workers know that if I should up with my hair in a pony/bun, it is AT LEAST 5 days old dirty hair.

Thank you all for such AMAZING participation in the Giveaway last week. You all are so kind, and I appreciate all of your support and comments. I am hoping this blog will grow, so more giveaways can take place!!

The winner of the Giveaway is … MARTA FLETCHER!! Marta … email me (email address in the contact tab) and so we can work out the delivery!

I hope you all have a great weekend … and what is your vote for a signature at the bottom of every blog?

Mesha

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Friday Confessions – Giveaway!

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Another Friday … another round of weekly confessions … and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Stay tuned to the end of this post for more details!!!

Lets get to it why don’t we?!?!

  • I am exhausted. ALL … THE … TIME. At any point of time in the day, I can take a nap. When I wake up in the morning, no matter what time I go to bed, I feel like I could go back to sleep for another hour … the thought of going to bed late, makes me want to cry. My 21 year old self is mortified in my behavior, and embarrassed I don’t suck it up, because as I once said, “You can sleep when you are dead … ” Well 21 year old self, I am dying slowly every day from lack of sleep .. touche!
  • Every Sunday, I make a deal with myself. I will shower EVERY day … I will style my hair everyday … I will wash my face twice a day (morning and night) … and I will maintain pretty painted nails all week. By Tuesday, I have already missed one shower … by Wednesday I decide washing my face twice dries it out and is stupid … and on Friday I look at my nails and wish I had painted them at least once … NOT ONE GOAL ACCOMPLISHED and they are standard self-care goals!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???
  • When I am making dinner, my kids are always restless and constantly telling me they are hungry. It takes every ounce of self-control I have, to not throw a handful of Cheerio’s on the floor and tell them to, “go at it”! When I say every ounce, I mean I have grabbed the box of cereal, and then the thought of my husband walking in and seeing what I am about to do, stops me. Not the fact the kids are eating food off of the floor … the judgement from my husband … what kind of mother am I?
  •  It is my daughters 3rd birthday on Saturday. We are having a party with 45 people … at the zoo … who does not allow alcohol. It is my opinion that any location who offers space for a children’s birthday, should have a steady stream of wine and/or liquor at their locations. It is cruel not to.

I am so excited to announce my FIRST GIVEAWAY!!! The response to this blog has been incredible, and I want to thank my readers with something really special!

Up for grabs is the SOLD OUT ANASTASIA OF BEVERLY HILLS -NICOLE GUERRIERO GLOW KIT! Have you heard of this palette? I have been DYING to try it after all of reviews I have read, and seeing it is ALWAYS sold out means so many others are as excited as I am!! 

Follow the link below to enter!!! Winner will be announced in next Friday’s Confessions!!!

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I am making the jump!

Wow … so this is how you do it, huh? This is how you start a blog … you just sit down and write. Mind dump, in a sense.

To the public.

Letting everyone know what is going on in life. Do you hate those bloggers – who seem to make it look like everything is perfect, ALL THE TIME?

News Flash: THAT IS NOT ME.

For those of you who know me … a quick recap … for those of you new here, WELCOME to CRAZY TOWN! I live in Gig Harbor, WA with my husband … two girls … dog … cat … and home which is about to be remodeled … I will be covering that later.

These girls and their tutu’s

I was born and raised in Washington State and can think of no finer location to call home. I love where I live – and simultaneously wish I lived somewhere else. Somewhere grander perhaps? No … somewhere that was self-cleaning. I would pretty much live ANYWHERE if it was self-cleaning.

I work full time, which means I wake up at the crack of dawn, get myself and the kids ready – head out the door, come home, and continue to work until my brain and body give way and I fall into bed – UTTERLY exhausted.

I have an amazing husband, who is an awesome dad (he will change a diaper, or dance with our tutu’d toddler at the drop of a hat) and a great sport. He will soon be a topic of a post, or two … or three … and he is aways great to smile his way through it. I married up with that man.

That pretty much sums our little family … and my life … like I said … if you keep reading, you will definitely determine just how nuts I am!! And maybe how nuts my husband was to marry me.

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