Friday, May 17, 2013

A Letter to My Hubby

Today marks 10 years that we've been married!  10 YEARS!  That's just crazy!  The past ten years have definitely flown by in a hurry.  We've been through a lot in those ten years.  Five houses, four kids, twelve vehicles..the list goes on.  I'm so happy that you're in my life.  I couldn't have found a better husband or father for our kids.  You're always there for me..pushing me when i don't want to be pushed and I can't imagine going through this crazy life without you.  I love you to the moon and back.  I can't wait to celebrate many more anniversaries with you!

Monday, May 6, 2013

My First Stitch Fix

I discovered Stitch Fix through Facebook. One of my sorority sisters had joined and loved the service, so I decided to give it a try.  Basically, it's a styling service that you pay $20 for.  After taking a personal style profile quiz, linking up your Pinterest boards, and requesting certain items, you get a cute little box in the mail with five items.  The items have little cards that tell you how to wear your item or what you could pair it with.  I love this because I'm the type of person that will see something on someone and love it. BUT, I would never have thought to pair the outfit together myself.  You have three days to try your items on.  If you decide to keep all five, you get 25% off your total, subtracting the $20 you've already paid.  If you don't like some or all of the items, you send them back in the pre-paid envelope supplied to you.

Now, on to my first fix...

The first item was a navy stripe scarf.  It was okay, but it was extremely long and I just wasn't sure what to do with all the material.  I didn't even take a picture of it on me.

My second item was a white cardigan.  Of course I loved it because I basically love any sweater.  The card had it paired with a dress/belt and then also jeans and a shirt.  I wouldn't wear the shirt that I had on in this picture underneath it, but I absolutely loved the cardigan on.  It felt so good and was made of really good material.  

Third up...a plum wrap dress.  The dress felt really good and it was made from great material, but it looked like crap on me.  That one is definitely going back.

Fourth..a yellow stripe jersey dress.  Lily said, "Oh, i like that one" when she saw it, but I was not impressed with how it looked on me.  It was a pretty dress though.  i was hoping it would look good on, but no such luck.

And finally..a pink top.  This was something I would definitely not have chosen for myself.  I liked the way it looked on, but the price was not something I was willing to pay.  If I had found this same shirt at Target or Old Navy, I probably would've kept it.

Sorry for the crazy pictures.  Chris was taking them and wanting me to pose.  Let's just say modeling is not in my near future!  Overall, it was a really fun way to update your wardrobe...especially if you want some items you wouldn't choose on your own.  I'll probably get another fix just to see how my items improve.  From what I've read, they get closer to your style the more fixes you get.  If anyone is interested in giving it a shot, you can use my code.  I get a referral credit for anyone who places an order so that would be great! :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hattie - 1 Month

Hard to believe my baby girl is one month old already!  Before I know it, she'll be moving all around, chasing after her brothers and sister!  At one month, she's still a very good baby.  She's giving Landon a run for his money on the best baby award.

At one month, my little munchkin
-weighs 9 lbs, 14 oz (68%)
-is 21.5" long (67%)
-her head is 37.5 cm (78%)
-eats 4-5 ounces every 3 hours, except at night
-smiles when she hears you talking to her
-loves to "watch" Little Einsteins...I know she can't see the tv, but she absolutely loves the music and will turn her head towards the tv every time it comes on
-she still sleeps very well at night, when she's not fighting sleep.  She's starting to get in the habit of wanting to "party" at 3!
-is still my pride and joy.  I'm just loving this time I get to spend at home with her.  I'm so thankful that I don't have to go back to work at 6 weeks like I did with the other 3 kids.  I don't know how I did it with them, because with her, it feels way too soon!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hattie - 2 Weeks

My Sweet girl.  Already two weeks! (Well, actually you're a month now, but I'm reminiscing!)  Time is already flying.  I'm really enjoying being home with you and I know at the end of this 12 weeks, I definitely will not want to go back to work!  You're already growing so fast.  Time really does fly when you're having fun I guess!

At two weeks,
-You have slept through the night 3 times already (overachiever)
-You know your momma's voice and will follow me all over the place with your gaze (which I love!)
-You're drinking 4 ounces every 3 hours during the day.  At night, you'll go about 4-5 hours without a bottle
-You weigh 9 lb, 0.5 oz (75%)
-You are 20.75" long (75%)
-Your head is 36.9 cm (90%)
-So far, you love your paci, but you've already figured out that it puts you to sleep

I love you so much already baby girl and I can't wait to see how you grow!