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For a vacation! Especially after reading Anne’s post about her plans for 2017. August 2015 was our last true vacation (because I don’t consider two nights in a cabin an hour from our house then a night by ourselves in Cleveland a vacation) when we went out to San Francisco to see family. This picture was Jacob’s first visit to the ocean when the whole family stayed just north of the city for the weekend and looking back on this picture, the hiking path through a lot of sand while taking turns carrying a heavy non walking 9 month old was so worth it to see this beach we practically had to ourselves.


I wish I could say I was packing for that vacation I said I was jonesing for, but unfortunately the only packing being done around here this month has been of the Christmas decorations and sending them back down to the basement.


My girls! There’s a group of 3 of us who are childhood friends and all live in the same city now. Two of us have little ones who turned 2 within 2 months of each other, and the third just had a baby the beginning of January so we’ve had plenty of group messages covering the topics of labor, surviving life with a newborn, and coordinating food deliveries. It’s been a really fun time (says the one just witnessing that stage of motherhood, not going through it πŸ˜‰ – haha!).



Ever since they made the policy change to allow jeans all the time permanent at work, I swear all I’ve been wearing is jeans or black jeggings. I’m getting a little sick of denim, but not so sick of it that I’m willing to put on the tights that would be needed to wear a dress or a skirt. So in the meantime, I’m happy to have this flare style to break up all the skinny cut jeans. Β to mix it up.

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So vain, but the length of my hair. After it all of a sudden hitting an awkward length, I made an appointment and had it cut a little bit shorter again. I don’t think anyone even noticed, but to me it’s such a huge difference and it feels so much better!

Linking up with Anne and Erin


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    1. I think we all deserve like two vacations a year so I don’t blame you for jonesing for a vacation even though you had one last year! πŸ˜‰ And thank you!! My hair is finally spending time outside of a ponytail again so I feel so much better now that it’s cut. πŸ™‚


    1. The cold days are the worst! It was really nice when they made what started out as a summer dress code into a permanent policy. I really like throwing on dresses, but just can’t seem to bring myself to put on tights to make it happen this winter so I guess those will just have to wait until spring! πŸ™‚


  1. Oh my gosh, the squishy babyness! And I love the hair – I don’t think it vain or shallow at all… liking your hair can make such a difference in your outlook on life. And that whole ensemble with the flare jeans looks killer on you!


    1. Right?! Isn’t is so easy to forget how different they looked before they hit the toddler stage?! Breaking my momma heart for sure, even though I couldn’t love our current stage more. πŸ™‚ And thank you, thank you! Good point about liking your hair impacting your outlook. Nothing better than an outfit you feel fabulous in, a great hair day, and a little bit of lip color in my book!


  2. Jealous that you get to wear jeans to work everyday. We have jeans Friday, which I faithfully participate in. πŸ™‚ I think you’re hair looks great! I feel you on the feeling like it looks awkward (which yours doesn’t). I’m trying to grow my side bangs back out and looks so bad right now, but I’m trying to be patient. Thanks for linking up!


  3. I like going through my work clothes around month 3 of mat leave because I get rid of anything that I’m not missing. As I was going through my closet this time around, I realized that I’d been holding on to business professional items for years, despite the fact our office keeps getting more and more casual (and never was business professional to begin with). I came across a boot cut jean I had forgotten about and thought of a million ways to wear them at work! I just started getting comfortable with the idea of wearing jeans to work not just on Fridays a few months before I left, and so I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling that comfortable when I get back!


    1. You know what, I had the same realization about hanging onto the business professional items! Last year sometime I finally just accepted that none of my dress pant fit that great anyway, and I was never wearing them. I think I kept one pair, to be ready should an unexpected professional opportunity I had to step up my game for pop up, but let’s be real – it hasn’t. πŸ˜‰

      While I still have a lot of love for my skinny jeans (both in denim and black), the boot cut and flare styles are not only nice for a different option but I always feel more professional in them too!


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