I wasn’t a fan of red long before I became an AKA #NoShade. Truth be told I’m still not a huge fan, but when I saw this lady in red at my local Goodwill for a whopping $1 I had to have her.
I love a good trench coat, I’m not really sure if this qualifies as a true trench as the material slightly throws it into the raincoat category. Perfect for Spring.
It’s raining today and I have a few errands to run and I am taking the kids to LEGOLand so fashion and function it is.
Trench/Rain Coat: Thrifted Jeans: Thrifted Oxford: Thrifted Necklace: Thrifted Boots: Hunter
I’m linking up with Trina and Aracely for #MamanistaFriday!
She’s just earning her keep. Train them early!
I was that kid that old folks talk about. You know the one where it is a darn shame that they weren’t made to do any chores or housecleaning. Just sitting around living and sucking up air. That was me.
My mother never made me clean, consistently at least. She would every now and then go “ham” about how I kept my room but as far as washing dishes, cleaning bathrooms, sorting laundry etc. I was never made to do such. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t know and she isn’t here for me to ask.
While it was lovely as a child I found it hard to adjust as a wife. I still struggle with some things. Things related to keeping a house that may come natural to others come as a post it note ( a la Being Mary Jane style) on my refrigerator, car etc. as a reminder that I have to do certain things.
I don’t want to cripple my children so they are being introduced early to the art of doing chores. My son has become quite efficient at cleaning the kitchen in the evenings and she is such a help when it comes to taking clothes out of the dryer and placing them in the basket.
What great lessons my children are learning.
while doing the tasks that I don’t want to do.
Do you make your children do chores? At what age did they start?
Thank you for all of the birthday wishes. I can’t even hardly begin to believe that we are already in March.
Speaking of March I am so ready for Spring. Jack Frost has really shown his arse this year and I am over it. We’ve been teased with a few days here and there and that just highlights the fact that Jack is indeed a hater.
The laundry room is practically completed except for a few décor items. I need some curtains and a few more pictures to hang on the wall and I will do the reveal. I found these cabinet pulls at Hobby Lobby and fell in love. Wait until you see how they tie into the space.
Since I’m about finished with the space I now feel comfortable moving on to the kitchen. Ugh. I keep telling y’all picking paint colors to me is tantamount to making a life decision, as if I can’t paint over it if I don’t like it.
My children are growing like weeds. Lawd, how do people with more than 2 children handle the seasons changing and buying new clothes. I’e been watching my coupons like a hawk waiting on the perfect time to swoop in and rack up on the Spring items that go on sale. If they can hold on for a few more weeks without looking like the Incredible Hulk in their jeans I’ll be one happy Mama.
We’re heading to Miami next week for a little vacation. My father is coming to stay with the children. I can’t remember the last time the Mr. and I were able to go away without them…that might be a never have happened. I’m on the countdown. I guess I should start thinking about what I am going to take with me. Warm weather and sun….good thing I’m leaving the babies here. I have a reason to come back home.
I am pretty much obsessed about the décor of the outside spaces of the house. I suppose that is because at some point the weather will break and I want nothing more than to spend my days outside on the back porch, the front porch or in the garden. I just want to be outside sipping on a little Sangria and I need my spaces to be right. I’ll be working on those at the same time as the kitchen. Wish me luck.
Speaking of warmer weather, I’m lightweight worrying about what I am going to do with the children for summer break.
What’s up in your neck of the woods? Are you up to your neck in snow? Who’s ready for Spring fashion? What are you doing with your children for the summer?
Sunday, March 2, 2014 I celebrated my 35th birthday.
I mentioned here that I was contemplating throwing a big birthday shindig. I opted to instead spend my birthday weekend with the people that are close to me.
Festivities kicked off Friday evening. We headed out to a local Mexican restaurant for a little Mexican fare, margaritas and fun!
Saturday some of the homies and I headed out to JCT for a little of the same…fun, eats, and drinks
Sunday my babies decided that they wanted their dad to take me out for brunch at their favorite spot….Cracker Barrel.
Here are a few other looks at how I have spent my birthdays over the past few years since I’ve been blogging 2011, 2012, 2013.
How was your weekend?