Friday, August 1, 2014

Soooooo.....

I often start sentences like that in my daily speak.  It probably annoys some people but my friends get me.

I have started about five posts in my head but haven't actually put word to screen because well, distraction is a very real thing yaw.

1.  I don't know if you've noticed but I've changed the look of my blog about 3 times over the past 6 months.  I hope it's not confusing, it's not intentional. I'm just a very random, whimsical (that's a nice way of putting it) person and I may feel passionate about something one minute and completely change the next.  I love how it looks right now though. I LOVE polka dots.

1A.  I need a good polka dot shirt for the right price... I'm not paying $79 for a shirt.

2.  The cookie #struggle is real. If there is one thing that I am addicted to, it's chocolate chip cookies.  Or maybe just cookies period.  I've been to Insomnia Cookies twice this damn week and then we ordered pizza from Pizza Hut last night and I ordered one of their pie cookies... yaw I ate the whole damn thing. Did you read that?  I ate the whole pie cookie.  By myself. No Zoe, No hubby.... maybe Brax also ate some since I'm nursing him and he drinks my milk?  Ahhhh. I feel better..

#devouredit  #kiltitdead


Insomnia cookies.
Just repeat that phrase in your head.
They deliver until 3 a.m.
Seriously???? I'll eat this picture. 

3.  On the good foot, I haven't called myself fat in a while. 

4.  My daughter is so funny without trying.  Last night, I had to explain to her why she couldn't have Calliou's food ... he was eating salad, she loves salad...  and last week, I had to explain to her why she cannot also breastfeed her brother. P.S. I want to slap the shit out of Calliou.  Why does he whine so much?

5. Zoe is turning three next week and we are keeping her party low key.  Like super low key-er than it was for her 2 year old party.  There will only be three other kids there and that is including Braxton.

6.  This right here:






Monday, July 28, 2014

Lactamed (Review)

Somehow, I stumbled upon this company with a few clicks on Facebook.  Lactamed. 

I am obsessed with pretty much everything related to breastfeeding as I am trying my best to be successful while working full time... so my interest was piqued.

First off, the cost of the Simplicity Bra (less than $15) got me.....

I checked their Facebook page and saw nothing but good comments so I ordered it immediately.  (Again, I could not believe the price!)

I spent double that amount of money on the Madela Hands Free Bustier which was a thorn in my side.  It was fine to use right after I had Brax, and while I was  at home.  Once the baby weight started coming off, it became too loose.  PLUS, it was too much artillery to haul out every day, twice a day to pump at work.  It was just TOO MUCH... and too frustrating. I ended up just holding the pumps in my hands which was just too uncomfortable. 

Did I already tell you that I strongly dislike pumping? Carrying the bulky thing to work, adding one more thing on the list of things-to-do for the day, etc.  So, I need this process to be as quick as possible.

My Simplicity Bra pretty much arrived after a weekend (it was that quick).  Upon opening the box, it looks like such a simple contraption.


But after using it for a week now??????  Honey listen, you NEED THIS in your life!!!!!!!!!!  

It is so easy.  It straps on over my clothes.  It's no fuss.  It slips right into the bag.  It is pretty much one size fit all because extra strapping is enclosed in case you need to make it bigger.  I could just go on and on to say this, so I'll just sum it up with I LOVE IT

Go buy it....

Now.

Seriously.

Trust me. 

Update: Here is how it looks on:
 

 
Update #2: Enjoy 20% off right now, with the code: "summer."

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mommy Date (at Ross)

Ross just opened a store up around the corner from our home on Saturday and I thought it would be a perfect place for Zoe and I to have a Mommy date.

Ross is my go to place for shoes, dresses, and home items, and they did not disappoint. 

We started off in the shoe department were I found these three lovely pairs of shoes. 

The wedges are my fave!!! They were so comfortable, I've NEVER worn a heel that comfortable.  I can easily chase my kids in them.  (This is how I figure out my shoe choice daily.) 




Next, we tackled the ladies department, where Zoe helped me skim the racks.  This is her giving me fashion advice ("No mommy, one simply does not wear the garment.") She's my little Andre Leon Talley.

 
Next up was the home department, where she fell in love with this chair.... It was adorable, she was  Goldilocks. 
 

 
 
I had to take a picture of this painting because it was so breathtaking... we walked past and Zoe said, "mommy, WOW."  




I even scored a pillow for my neck. I've had a crick for about two weeks due to ill sleep position and falling asleep while nursing (all curled up around the baby and whatnots).  Brax looks cuter than me, using it though.
 
 
**** Ross invited me to shop and sponsored me with gift certificates. **** 


Friday, July 18, 2014

The Naked Party

I was leaving my apartment (we live on the second floor), and I noticed behind us (there is a brick barrier between us and a cul de sac) that some neighbors were having a party in their pool. 

There were about 10 dudes laughing and toweling off, some had on regular bathing suits and some had on bikinis.  I assumed it was a bunch of gay men having fun and while I snickered at man parts in bikinis, I moved on....

Later on that night, my husband left and called me freaking out.

That simple bikini party had turned into a balls fest and the men were NAKED.



Yep, folks, NAKED.


#Iknowitsyourbackyardbut

#itsafreecountryandallbut

#hideyawifehideyakids

#my2yearoldsawyourgonads



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I'm A Sucker For....





I am a sucker for a women's anthem.... check this out.


Also, check out Songza, which my co-worker just introduced me to this week and I've been addicted ever since (also how I discovered this song).  I MUST have music while working. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

For the Love of Fashion- what pisses me off

WARNING:  I am about to go HAM! 


You kept reading.  You like drama, you little minx.  *wink*

Why is it that depending on the brand, I can wear a size 10, 12, or 14?  It's stupid. It makes shopping HELL! 

When ordering online, I don't want to have to break out my measuring tape every time I want to buy a dress to figure out what absurd measuring guideline you used to screw with my emotions.  

I simply do not have the TIME... I am a mom.  I am a working woman. I have a HOME to run for Pete's sake. 

I don't want to take my kids to your store and try the crap on.... I don't want to break out my double stroller that 9 times out of 10 YOUR store isn't made for.  I can see the salespeople glare at me and grimace as I awkwardly turn the corners and knock your dainty dresses off the displays.  (Do you think I'm having fun pushing this thing?)  I don't want to have to grab three of the same dress in three different sizes and I don't want to have to rush to the fitting room, knocking the stroller into the walls, and try it on before one of my two have a meltdown because heaven forbid, Mommy wants to look PRETTY!

I want to order the crap at home.... in my robe... while they are ASLEEP.

But noooooo.  You want to continue with your fancy sizing, fashion makers... You don't want to make it easy for me.  YOU like it when I'm crazy.  YOU you want to add one more chore for me to do. 

Well, I don't have time.

I have to wash bottles. 

So you just missed a sale.

#goodnight



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

From the Mouth of Babes

My girl, 2, doesn't speak the clearest.  Although my husband and I can understand her pretty well, an outsider probably can't.

Last night, I did our usual routine of reading a book and prayer and then it was time for bed.

Zoe:  "Mommy lay down (in bed with her). I'm scared."

Me:  "There's nothing to be scared of... Me and your dad are a holler away."

Zoe: But I'm scared mommy.  There are Monsters.  (She probably got this from Monsters, Inc. as she is currently obsessed with watching.)

Me:  There are no monsters, Zoe... Lay down. 

She's been stalling for bed since last week, so I'm not really sure her "fears" are true.

Zoe:  *whispers* But there are DRAGONS.....



WTH does this kid know about dragons?