Friday, November 30, 2012

working wardrobe | case of the pink sweater(s)

sweater: Old Navy / vest: Uniqlo / skirt&tights: Loft / boots: Anthro
These 20+ degree weather difference we've been having lately has really been doing a number on my system. I pride myself never getting sick but I've had something twice already this year.

top&boots: Anthro / sweater: Uniqlo / skirt: gift'd / tights: Hue / necklace: M+O
This time around no hacking cough - just lots and lots and lots of congestion and an overall tired/run-down feeling, that seems to be helped by Dayquil/Nyquil.

top: Loft / sweater: Gap / skirt: F21 / sunnies: Dsquared / belt: Anthro / shoes: Tory Burch
So I decided to go with a theme for dressing this week. Obviously I have more pink sweaters that one person really should have.

pink cable sweater 01
But I probably wear pink more than one person should so it all works out.

This week has seriously flown by - how can December be starting tomorrow! Gotta get the tree up ASAP stat! Hope you had a fabulous week and have an even more fabulous weekend :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

a month of gratitude | stop and smell the cinnamon

Never get tired of a cool sunset
As I was slowly waking up this morning, I suddenly realized today is already Thursday. Where the heck did the week go?

Being a bit under the weather this week has made me a bit lazy (well, how about lazier than usual). Now I feel like the week "grace period" between November and December is all but gone and I am way behind in my holiday preparations!

He's three!
I am glad I managed to help celebrate this little man's birthday (again). I can't call him Baby J anymore, as he is clearly no longer a baby. Sigh.

So hard to capture the warm light from the golden hour
I am still trying to take things day by day. Enjoy the little moments. Do one thing at a time...and not stress. The holidays are supposed to be fun and enjoyable. I think we just invent things to be stressed about when it's really not that big a deal.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

project life | week 47

{Nov 10-24}
#projectlife week 47 full spread
full spread
We are coming to the final stretch of the year. I am still loving this project but keeping things really simple to make it easier on myself to get finished.

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left side
Thanksgiving was a good day, filled with friends, family and food!

#projectlife week 47 right side
right side
And more things to be thankful for during the week. The overlays I used are freebies from mswhittaker. She is very generous with her free digital goodies so go take a look, if you are so inclined.

I seem to have caught some mild bug on Sunday night and am feeling a bit blah to posting will probably be sporadic this week. Have a good one!

The Mom Creative

Friday, November 23, 2012

a month of gratitude | giving thanks

My love
I am thankful for the love of my life, even though he can drive me bananas some times :)

Got our Christmas cards - can't wait to mail them
I am thankful that I have our holiday cards all printed!

Running with the fam
I am thankful to spend time with my fabulous family.

Here comes trouble
I am thankful to catch funny little moments like this one - luckily we got the cupcakes out of his reach in time!

I am thankful that a turkey feast includes lots of sides that don't involve any kind of animal product at all!

Happy day after Thanksgiving. Hope your holiday was full of family, friends and food!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

project life | week 46

{Nov 11-17}
#projectlife week 46 full spread no inserts
full spread no inserts
Only 6 weeks left in 2012 - lord, time flies!

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full spread inserts right side
While the week was fairly quiet, I ended up with more photos than normal because of a busy Saturday.

#projectlife week 46 left side
left side
Still continuing my month of gratitude in the album as well as on the blog.

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insert 1, front and back
On Saturday afternoon we attended a street art festival called Via Colori. It is a big fundraiser for one of my friend's work and we were happy to show our support and see some amazing art.

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insert 2
Saturday morning was my nephew's 3rd birthday party and I wanted to include the party invitation as well as some superhero favors in the album.

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insert 3
I can't believe our little boy is (almost) 3! He really is the sweetest little dude around.

#projectlife week 46 right side
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My 12 photos for 11.12.12. This has been a fun photo challenge for this year, but I don't think I will be attempting it next year!

#projectlife week 46 full spread inserts left side
full spread inserts left side
Although I had lots of extra photos this year, the week was actually easy to complete since I didn't really add that much extra "stuff." Photos + words = all good.

The Mom Creative

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

working wardrobe | easy come, easy go

top&skirt: Anthro / cardi: Target / shoes: MarcJacobs / earrings: gift'd
We were having such perfect fall weather last week but now back into the 80s for Thanksgiving. Oh well, I would rather be a bit on the balmy side than shoveling snow.

blue sidestep skirt 03
If you had told me a few years ago I would be wearing a ruffled skirt to work on a regular basis, I would have thought you were crazy, but apparently this works for me :)

Something awesome #fmsphotoaday #projectlife
And I have finished my Project Life spread for the week but unfortunately haven't been able to photograph it properly. When the sun goes down around 5 pm, many photo opportunities are lost!

Monday, November 19, 2012

working wardrobe | what happened to the weekend?

top: Anthro / cardi: Target / skirt: Uniqlo / shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / sunnies: Dsquared / necklace: gift'd
This weekend went by in a whirlwind of activity and I could use another weekend to recover! Fortunately the work week will be shorter (unfortunately Friday is a work day for me, but I don't think we'll be super busy). I'm looking forward to spending some QT with the fam :)

Sunday Funday
We gave one of our friends a GC to the Apple store for his bday and he finally bought his new iPhone 5. I love the panoramic function on its camera - so fun!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

a month of gratitude | little details

This week I am thankful for:
Drink #fmsphotoadayWhere we slept #fmsphotoaday(wo)man-made #fmsphotoadayLove a good photoboothMorning view from my window
1. Coco water in a can that almost tastes as good as the real thing.
2. A warm safe place to sleep in.
3. An early start to my December Daily album.
4. Finding a good old-fashioned photobooth.
5. The beautiful view from our living room of our not-so-beautiful city in the early morning hours.

What are you thankful for this week?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

fall colors | mustard

jacket: F21 / dress: Tucker for Target / pants: JCrew / boots: Nordstrom Rack / sunnies: Dsquared / belt: Gap /  necklace: Collingnon Designs
This outfit worked better in my mind than in real life. The pants somehow got looser throughout the day and don't look as good as real skinny jeans/pants inside the boots. Oh well, onto the next one!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

fall colors | pumpkin

top: JCrew / cardi: Loft / skirt: Ann Taylor / shoe: b.o.c.
I am trying to wrap my mind around the fact that we are in the middle of November, JJ's birthday party is this weekend, Thanksgiving is next week and the Christmas holidays are just around the corner! Thanksgiving is a wee bit early this year and we have a whole week after it before December actually starts but still. I feel behind already! Have you started your holiday planning yet?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

fall colors | wine

top: Old Navy / cardi: M+O / jeans: J.Crew / shoes: Converse
Your eyes do not deceive you: I can actually pull my hair back in a teeny-tiny pony tail :) I got it colored over the weekend but my hair cut isn't scheduled until December. I will probably cut it into a short bob again, but until then I'll have fun with my long-for-me hair (a.k.a. too lazy to wash and style it hair).

black slim jeans 02
So glad we're finally having some real jeans weather - it's about time!

12/#12 on 11/12/12
Joe and I went to the Rockets game last night. They played the Heat in a close game but lost in the last minute by 3 points. So close!

project life | week 45

{Nov 4-10}
#projectlife week 45 full spread
full spread
2012, where are you going?

#projectlife week 45 left side
left side
November seems to be the month of gratitude. I have been posting my daily gratitudes here as well as saving them in our album.

#projectlife week 45 right side
right side
These days I am keeping things simpler and simpler. Word + photos are all you need!
The Mom Creative

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Colors | teal(ish)

top&shoes: Old Navy / jeans: Gap / scarf: Orla Kiely for Uniqlo / necklace: gift'd / bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Happy Monday! I actually have the day off today so am going to try to be more productive than I was yesterday.  The weekend was a pretty lazy one for me - the hubs went to Austin for a boys trip and I stayed home the majority of the time. Sometimes I like not having anything on the agenda.

Some weekend gratitude:
Getting pretty
I am thankful that Luis had a cancellation and I was able to get my color touched up sooner than December. Those white hairs keep popping up more and more!

Early night scene #fmsphotoaday
I am thankful for hanging out with the hubs and watching some chick flicks - Sex in the City (never get tired of the 1st one) and He's Just Not that Into You (a bit silly, but something touching about it too).

Here's to a great week :)