Thursday, April 24, 2014

My First Fix!

I'll admit it, my closet is nothing to be admired and I'm awful when it comes to shopping for and dressing myself. Like, really bad - so bad in fact that I often buy outfits exactly like they are on the mannequin. I just do not have that eye for fashion. 

When my AEA moms started talking about StitchFix my interest piqued. A stylist service? Just for me? Not some automated trashy shoe service? This sounds fun. So, with a hint of skeptism I filled out the profile. I got excited when it asked if I was a mother, and on occupation it listed homemaker (gasp). At the bottom it had a place to write a note to my stylist and I let them know that I was looking for items I could breastfeed in. 

So, here's what came in my box:

2 tops, a canvas tote, mint maxi dress and a black and oatmeal diagonal stripped maxi skirt. 

Not pictured is my favorite part of the box - "style cards" that picture both a casual and a dressy way to style each item. EXACTLY what I need. If I would have kept all 5 items they would have averaged 39.5/item (including tax, 25% off discount and $20 styling fee) 

I really, really love the two tops. The one with the pink accents is more of a lightweight cardigan. I wore it today for our picnic at the park with a nursing cami underneath, and those sweet buttons popped right open when I went to nurse Reagan. But it worked great and was super cute on. 

I wasn't a fan of the tote. It's cute, I'm just over flowing with bags around here and it was too deep for my taste. 

I really liked the dress, I actually own 3 very similar to it, but the independent price rage was $78 and I had a hard time justifying it. 

The maxi skirt was cute, but I felt kinda meh about it. I didn't have to have it so I passed. 

Here's what I wore today 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Too Much Space

Just 2 weeks under 2 years ago we moved into our home. I love this house. I really do. Everyone has their own room, there's a great kitchen and a beautiful formal dining room. 

Right now, I'm sitting in our rocking chair in our under decorated master bedroom and I'm just reminiscing. Just 3 years ago we were in an apartment in Baytown, TX while George was in residency. Our entire living and eating area was the size of our current bedroom. 

Some days I feel like our house is too big. Today, we are having our carpets cleaned so the babies and I are hanging out in here. Today, it feels like just enough space. Trey has room to play, but yet not too much room to be far away getting into something to hurt him. He's just a few feet away, playing sweetly by the window while Sesame Street is on in the background. Soon, he will be far away; at school, at college, with his own family. But today he is right here in MY space, and it feels just right. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

I workout!

After two pregnancies in two years and four children total my body isn't what it used to be. I'm not sure it should be what it once was, but I do want to be fit and healthy. 

Since Reagan is now over two months I'm starting to feel more comfortable with a more strenuous exercise routine aside from just pushing both the littles in a stroller. 

Last week George bought me the FitBit Flex that I have been begging for for over a year. I really like the constant feedback that it gives. Through the day I just double tap to instantly see how much  I am making. Trey loves for me to check during diaper changes so he can see the lights. 

The other thing I have started is Tracy Anderson DVDs. I started with Method for Beginners so that I really know I am using proper form and understand the movements she is using. After my first few workouts I am already seeing changes. 

I'll check back in a few weeks and let y'all know what progress I've made. If you have a FitBit you should look me up. What workouts are you doing this spring? 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Reagan is 2 months!

A quick update on Miss Reagan while she sleeps :)

She is still a petite little one weighing only 10 lbs 5 oz. 20% for weight, 30% for height and that Alsop noggin is at 75%. 

Milestones this month: she started smiling right at 5 weeks (to the day), and she rolled over tummy to back for the first time at 1 month 28 days. 

Reagan is the BEST SLEEPER EVER! She goes to bed at 8:00 and sleeps till 4 and then doesn't wake again until 7am! Can I get an "Amen"!

Little Miss took her first road trip to "Uncle" Adam and Hollie's wedding in Corpus Christi. Reagan stayed with a babysitter for the first time and did great (but was happy when she was back in mommy's arms). 

Here is Reagan meeting Jillian at he Rehearsal dinner. 

She also had fun going to lunch with"Auntie" Veena

This month is sure to be just as exciting!