Archive for July 2016

{Everyday Outfits}

Monday, July 25, 2016

Some of you long time readers may remember way back when, when I used to post regularly about fashion, and style. I don't look back and read old posts often, but when I do come across those I'm pretty sure I blush a little!  I do love to see how my style has changed, I can only image how fun it will be years and years from now! And even more so, I love that it's forever documented to embarrass my kiddos someday! (kidding, mommy loves you! ;) 
So when a reader requested I do another style post I enlisted the help of my boys to take my pictures and show just some basic outfits over the course of a week. 
They are nothing special, I don't spend a lot of money on the latest fashion trends, most pieces are years and years old, and I dress for comfort and practicality, but maybe it will provide a little inspiration if you're wanting any.  

June 30: 
This was our first day back from a camping trip, the boys had playdates and we went to the library. 
My friend Corinn got me this tee recently from Fish Food Tees, it's the title my favorite hymn, so comfy and soft, love it so much! 
Black shorts are a staple of mine, as are black jeans, leggings and capri's. 
Earrings are new from Noonday Collection; Sharma Earrings
I wore just basic black flip flops with this. 

July 1:
The only reason I got dressed this day was to workout

I get 90% of my athletic wear from TJ Maxx (I love their selection and prices) including the shoes, which are UA Speedforms  

July 2:
We went to a pancake breakfast and car show. 
My top is LuLa Roe Classic Tee, I fell so hard for the scissors print I was tempted to buy it in a XXL, but I resisted, and was lucky enough to find it in my size a few months later, and bonus being the patriotic colors, a cute way to be festive without "USA" and a huge flag across the chest. ;)
dark wash skinny jeans and neural wedge sandals.

July 3:
We went to church, and I love getting dressed up on Sundays. 

I wore a cream ruffle blouse from Maurices with a LuLaRoe Lucy skirt (no, this post is not sponsored my LLR, but I do really like their fun prints and styles!)
Flats are from Walmart this Spring. 

July 4:
Went to see a movie 
I found this top from Maurices a few years ago for our family pictures, it has subtle white pinstripe and corset ties in the back. 
Dark skinny jeans and red wedges for a patriotic pop of color!

July 5 
We ventured to the mall that day for some swim suit returns I had ordered online, and Chinese food!

These cuties wanted to join momma!
My top is from a local boutique and my go to linen drawstring pants are so light weight and comfy on summer days when I didn't shave my legs, ha!

 July 6
We met friends at open-gym gymnastics 
You can't go wrong with a basic long tunic top and black leggings, it's so comfy yet I still feel put together and stylish. 
Necklace is from Noonday Collection:  Nakato Necklace (not sponsored by them either, but I do LOVE their mission and products!)  

July 7
Kids had appointments at the Pediatrician 
My top is Matilda Jane I found for $5 at a garage sale!
Denim cuffed shorts and espadrille flats 

Thanks for reading, happy styling! 

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Friday Photo Dump

Friday, July 22, 2016

pool party at Sadler's preschool buddy Bo's house!

snack time with cousins!

selfie with this cutie pie who always wants her hair done in mommy's salon!

We drove right passed the International office in GR where Robb works on Wednesdays on our way to gymnastics so we thought we'd quick stop in to say hi!

little monkeys at gymnastics!

listening to rules before open gym time, I couldn't resist this photo op!

Jovie and Zuree just hanging around!

Chinese food at the mall, Grayden's favorite!

breaking ground on the new building

love lazy summer mornings!

sleepy sweeties

dozer ride with Grandpa who was helping put in the temporary second driveway for the new construction.

Sadler having a great time at his friend Kipton's house

Gray having a turn driving the golf cart at the Leegwaters!

chatting on her phone thru Meijer!

little fish at the Jipping's pool!

I got my first order of Zaycon chicken last month!

 My parents joined us one night and we took the kids to an interactive exhibit put on by Compassion International. It was such a memorable experience to see how people live in third world countries. 

getting them set up with their headphones

Sadler loved being able to operate his own device

Gray and Gramps

family dinner at Black Sheep Baa and Grill, so yum!

Saturday fun with dad at work

muddy little kiddos!

The boys went to Nature Camp last week! So up their alley! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the birthday gift!

 Gray posing next to a fish tank

we were so surprised to see 2 of Sadler's friends from preschool at camp too, so fun!

Cave Quest VBS, what a fun week they had!

We took Kipton home with us for the afternoon on the last day of Nature camp, these 2 have so much fun together!

Spending a Sabbath afternoon reading and relaxing, what a gift!

baby side planks! So adorable!

picnic lunch with friends at Timber Town on a perfect park day!

my little blueberry pickers!

We had a fun couple of days at the cottage with my friend Corinn and her kiddos. So glad they were able to come down from Traverse City to spend a few days with us!

All 7 kiddos!

We had a fun day at the beach with the Meiste's, the storm brought the fun to an abrupt end, but it was so pretty to watch it roll in!

Perfect background for a selfie, it looked like we're on a tropical island!

It never gets old seeing deer in our back yard, this little fawn and it's momma were up close and personal! t

The boys are loving the extra sand to play in, it sure makes a mess of their clothes, and they drag  pounds of sand every time they come inside, but we are embracing it while it lasts!

watch out Robb, Sadler might steal your job one day!

Kiddos unloading the groceries from the mini carts at Trader Joe's, I could get used to this!

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