A look back at August


  Monday Funday!!!... said no one ever. I kind of feel bad for Monday because everyone is always hatin' on it. But everyone shows it love when it's a long weekend/holiday soooooo I guess that makes up for it, right? Anyways, I'm actually excited to see Monday because it means tomorrow is September and we are one day closer to heading back to Ohio for a little visit. I'm hoping it's extremely cold while we're there so I can bust out some fall fashion. I'll probably be eating my words when we move back there in a few years and it's -2 degrees but for now, I … [Read more...]

5 ways to mix prints.


Happy Saturday friends! Today's Saturday takeover is one near and dear to my heart... print mixing! Preeti is excited to share a few different ways to do it, so I'll let her take it from here! Hi there! I'm Preeti, blogger over at Nines to 5. I'm so excited to share with you 5 different (but equally chic) ways to mix prints! Print mixing is one of my favorite ways to incorporate some fun into your every day style. It's often unexpected but totally gorgeous. I'm also going to be linking exact/similar items so that you can recreate the looks! I hope you love it … [Read more...]

Just some thoughts.


  TGIF. I've woken up in a pretty good mood most days this week but today I woke up and felt like Oscar the Grouch. I've had a lot on my mind the past few days and just felt overwhelmed by it all. I'm a control freak, something I struggle with because of my anxiety, and when things go slightly awry and not to my liking, it stresses me out. We've been thinking a lot about our future and our plan for the next few years, and it's hard. Do we continue this life or do we check out and head back to the civilian world? When? How? Can we afford to do that? Will we find … [Read more...]

Educational toy for your diaper bag.


We played and learned with our new Playskool toy as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #PlayskoolCrew   Buying toys for children can be a challenge. You want toys to be fun, but you also want them to be educational and sharpen their fine motor skills and problem solving abilities. I'm always on the lookout for good toys that do all of the above and bonus points if they're great to throw in my diaper bag too! The Playskool Pop-Up Shape Sorter is all of the above. It helps children work on shapes, colors, matching, … [Read more...]

10 things about me + a giveaway.

As I've mentioned before, blogging has taken a shift over the past few years. While I still follow bloggers I've followed since the beginning, a lot of come and gone. Less and less people are sharing personal stories and more and more sponsored posts are popping up. It seems as though bloggers these days are starting blogs to make money, where as veteran bloggers discovered they could make money after the fact. Of course there's nothing wrong with either of these ways, it just sometimes make it difficult to learn about the person behind the blog. Who are they? Why are … [Read more...]