Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Has Finally Foiled Me

Worn for a walk in the fall – I tried to cram as many of them in before the weather totally turned on me and getting out with the baby became difficult. I feel a bit like I’ve been hoisted on my own petard (as the kids say…kids say that, right?), what with my love of winter and all being complicated this year by the reality of having a baby, which means I can’t get out as much as I’d like to already and winter just augments that.

leggings: Old Navy / shirt: Old Navy / shoes: Toms / shawl: ModCloth

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Toughest Mom In Town

I love this outfit so much – I seriously felt like the toughest mom in town when I wore this. These studded loafers were such a good investment!

pants: ASOS / jacket: Joe Fresh / shirt: Dynamite / shoes: Strategia / necklace: Simons

Friday, December 8, 2017

All the Frills: All the Magnets

Welcome, to my geeky curated fridge magnet collection! I’ve got Anna of Denmark, Elizabeth I, a Yale magnet in commemoration of my grad school days, a Holyroodhouse one (one of my favourite places in Edinburgh), a goofy shot of the helpmeet and I at the Edinburgh dungeon, and a lovely photo of some Salem witches rendered in magnet form. All carefully selected and carefully arranged…because I’m funny that way.

Weekend Reading:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Date Night

My lovely parents recently stayed with Eleanor (she loves getting to hang out with her grandparents) so my helpmeet and I could have a night out and see a movie. It was so nice to be out for a bit – I mean I’m out all the time with Eleanor when I take her to library programs, to visit friends and family, etc, but being out solo and doing things other than running errands and grocery shopping was really nice. I consider myself tremendously fortunate to have my parents as a support system. They’ve been such an amazing help (coming over to sit with Eleanor so I can clean the house and get caught up on laundry, cooking meals for us, the list just goes on and on).

leggings: ASOS / shirt: Simons / jacket: New Look / booties: Primark

Friday, December 1, 2017

All the Frills: Five Months and We're Still Hanging In There

Eleanor is now on her way to being six months old! I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by – especially since, when you’re in the thick of it, it often seems to move agonizingly slowly (the crying that you thought would last for hours, the sleepless weeks that just felt like an eternity – seriously, they call it the longest shortest time for a reason).

She is the most wonderful little person to hang out with and I feel so lucky when I’m with her. I only ever wanted one child and I desperately wanted that one child to be a daughter (so badly that I never even really admitted it to anyone for fearing of someone jinxing it). I experienced two miscarriages, a gruelling pregnancy, and an extremely terrifying birth experience but, in the end, all my dreams came true. I’m really, terrifically lucky.

Weekend Reading: