Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Peace & Love.

 Tied Corset Top: American Eagle
Lace Cover Over Tank: TJ Maxx
Shorts: Alloy
Mixed Bracelets: Lulu's & Flea Market

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red White & Blue at The Zoo.

All week I had been thinking about where we could bring Scarlett for some fun this weekend. 
Ty picked up the movie "We bought a Zoo" from Redbox and we watched it Sunday evening, after Scarlett went to sleep. Really good movie. I especially love movies that are based on true stories. 

So I woke up on Memorial Day and said to Ty, "Let's bring Scarlett to the zoo." 
Like a good hubby he googled a small zoo that wasn't far from us.  We packed up our red, white, and blue wearing baby and headed out. She LOVED it! I thought maybe she would be too young to care. Not the case. My heart went pitter patter when she laughed at the goats who began butting each other. She giggled at the peacock who followed us through the zoo and she looked in amazement at the friendly duck who approached us.  
She loved feeding the bears and couldn't quite figure out why on earth the monkeys kept dropping their cans on chains down from their loft. As we filled them with food and they pulled them back up, the monkeys chattered and Scarlett smiled. 
All is right in the world when Scarlett smiles. 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend. 

Whatever Whenever Wedneday        Embrace The Camera       This or That Thursday

Tuesday Tots

Monday, May 28, 2012


This holiday weekend is going by in the blink of an eye. Isn't that always how it goes? 
Time flies when you're having fun? 

I was laying outside by the pool, watching Scarlett play with her Daddy in the water, kicking & splashing, & I couldn't help but think about how happy I am. After a stressful month or two, and lots of praying,  I am thrilled with the way things turned out. 
 All the worry was for nothing & everything has fallen into place.  It became obvious to me that enjoying each precious day, is what really matters. Scarlett is already one year old! It went by in the blink of an eye. I want it back.  

I want all those days back...

The first terrifying night at home, when I had no clue what to expect.
The tears I shed after watching my baby sick in the hospital.
The amazement of watching Scarlett crawl for the first time.
The first night that she wrapped her little arms around me & cuddled me.
The way her Daddy checks on her a million times in the night.
Her two little teeth poking through.
And then there are all those memories with Ty that I hold so close to me.
The first day I laid eyes on him.
The way he looked back at me.
Riding on the back of his bike, that one day.
The way he lets me be right, even if I'm wrong.
Sitting in that restaurant, looking across the table at him.
That unforgettable night on the beach...the first time I kissed him.
I want those moments back. But I'll never get them back. They are gone. All that's left of them lies in our hearts. Which reminds me that I need to live each day to the fullest. I need to love every second, grab hold of every moment and live it 'til it slips away from me.

I have been practicing this more and more lately.
Having babies does this to you. It wakes you up from living a life full of meaninglessness. I can tell you what true happiness is.It's looking into our baby's eyes and knowing that she needs us. It's always wanting to be with the one you love. It is being content in the little things. It's the faint smell of soap on Ty's skin. It's falling asleep in his arms every night. It's playing "Where is Scarlett" over & over because I love that perfect giggle. It's watching myself grow and become a wiser, better person. I am, by no means, an example to live by. In many ways, I am still learning. I fall down, too.
But happiness is where I am.

I have come to believe that happiness comes from living life to the fullest. 
Taking each single moment and squeezing every bit of life from it. Even if I'm having a bad day, learn from it. Take it and make something good out of it.  Once that day is gone, it's never coming back....

Truly Live your life.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Days.

Beach Day

It's that time of year! Time to pack up for the beach or get ready for pool days. 

I love this tank top.
Wildfox Couture beach tank top
$55 -

H M bandeau bikini
£9.99 -

H M bikini swimwear
£7.99 -

I have a crush on these Hollister flip flops.
Hollister Co. flip flop shoes
$25 -

Pile all your needs in a big beach bag like this Wallis Summer bag.
Wallis summer bag
$49 -

If you have little ones, or like a little sun protection, an umbrella is a good idea.
Roxy logo beach umbrella
$44 -

Don't forget to shade your eyes from the sun!
Mango aviator style sunglasses
£18 -

This summer hat from F21 is great face protection from the sun.
Forever 21 brimmed hat
$11 -

And of course lip and sun block.
Lip treatment
$4 -

Neutrogena sun care
$7.04 -

If you still want a summer glow without the wrinkles, try Clarins. A fav.
Clarins beauty product
$32 -

My favorite summer hair product.
Fekkai beach hair
$25 -

Beach Towel.
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Coral Reef Beach Towel
$36 -

camelback water bottle
$14 -

Thursday, May 24, 2012


My thoughts...

I feel like I say this a lot.
But...I am in such a good place now.
Life is much different then it ever was.

Much of this is thanks to Scarlett.
Much of this is thanks to living and learning.
But mostly, this is thanks to Ty. 

He came along at a time in my life when I desperately needed a life raft thrown to me.
He stepped in when I was in a messy time.
Our story was quite remarkable....and if you have the time, you can read it HERE.

I can't help but think, "No one even knows how hard life was.
Now my life is sweet like cinnamon". 
(FYI: Although I wish I could find an edited version, this song does contain Explicit Language. Remember to turn the music off at the bottom of the page before playing.) Radio by Lana Del Rey on Grooveshark


"Not even they can stop me now
Boy, I’ll be flying overhead
Their heavy words can’t bring me down
Boy I've been raised from the dead

No one even knows how hard life was
I don't even think about it now because
I've finally found you
Oh, sing it to me

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon
Like a dream I'm living in
Baby love me cause I'm playing on the radio"

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mama & Babe Style.

I'm loving kimonos right now. Here's some wanted outfits to add to our wish list....
Mama & Babe