Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fabletics fashion show + JLBR

Two weeks ago Fabletics hosted a fit, fab, fashion show at Town Center mall. A few of the other junior league ladies and myself got to show off the latest activewear trends. There was champagne, light bites, shopping and mingling. So fun!

Prior to the show and the fitting, I had never tried Fabletics before. Let me just tell you, the clothes fit ah-mazing! I felt super comfortable in the tops and their leggings look so good. I love the high waisted options because they are definitely forgiving on the belly area after having 4 kids. I kept the white mesh midi top, but I really want the lavender leggings. Going to have to go back for those sometime. 

Now that summer is about to roll around, things get a little quieter with the league. I received word last week that I've been placed on the recruiting committee for the 2018-2019 year. I loved being on the diaper bank committee, but I'm super excited about recruiting. I talk about the league so much already, it just makes sense. Joining the league was one of the best things I could have done. I love doing my part in helping the community, the friendships I've made and working with so many talented women from all different walks of life.

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mother's Day weekend + Home updates

It's Monday night and I just wrapped up Serena's first communion post and I'm not looking to go to bed yet, so here I am jotting down some memories and sharing some updates. I've been bad about my blog lately, but summer is around the corner and life is going to get so much easier (minus the fighting I predict will happen between my 5 and 7 year old ). This fall I'm also going down to 2 different school drop offs and pick-up's instead of 3, and I'm not going to jam pack my schedule like I did this school year. It's been insane.

Currently H is on a business trip in Michigan till Friday morning. He left today early afternoon and the girls and I survived Monday evening. The highlight of today was new living room sofa's that arrived! Mother's day weekend H and I went to a few different furniture stores and decided on some. Our old ones we had since we got married and they were literally ripping apart so it was time for them to go! I'm a little nervous about how light they are and the kids, but I do have a lot of white in the house and we bought the stain removal warranty. We just have to be extra careful. 

I still need new throw pillows, a rug, coffee table, end table, and decorative accessories. It feels a little overwhelming because I'm super picky and if I'm not careful I can drag this on forever. I've been checking the internet here and there when I have time, and I plan on going to some home stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx, etc, this week. I'll also be looking at offer-up because I love a good deal and to refurbish furniture. H has grown a bit weary lately of some of my projects. I have a few unfinished pieces in the garage that he wishes I'd hurry up and finish. 

When we were at one of the furniture stores, I  also fell in love with a chandelier for our dining room and we found it for cheaper at It's going to take 2 weeks to get here though. It's gorgeous! 

{Kosas chandelier: Overstock}

Sunday the weather was bad but I still made everyone get out of bed early and make it to church. We were a little late, but I'm glad I didn't have much time to fix my hair anyways. We got rained on as it was and showed up to brunch a little damp. Oh well. It was great and I chose the same place we went to last year because the girls really enjoy it there. Afterwards we went home and relaxed for the rest of the day..... or I mean they relaxed. I couldn't help myself and still did laundry, swept the living room and cleaned my closet out. The little ones and I also had fun playing some games and watching a little Netflix. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Serena's first communion!

This past Saturday Serena celebrated her first communion. Some might wonder why it took so long for her to do it, but really it's my fault. Life just happened. I had Layla when she was eight years old (around the time she should of had it done), and having another baby with so much time in between the last was like learning everything all over again. I couldn't handle extra activities besides her girl scouts and working full time. 

The following year we welcomed Mariam and then we moved to Florida a couple years later and then had Ava. Life just happened! Now that I'm a mom of 4, I'm an old pro at scheduling multiple activities, so I finally got Serena into catechism home schooling classes and Layla just completed her first year. She'll be doing her first communion next year. Now, uh...I just have to have Ava baptized. That's another story. 

She likes sneakers with dresses, and while she did try on several of my dressy shoes, in the end we decided my white rhinestone sneakers were her. Serena's all about comfort.

{Sneakers: Macy's}