Spring Break (For Realz)

I hope you guys had a great Spring Break! Here are just a few thoughts… If you’re dragging after that week, you are not alone. If you looked at Facebook and Instagram and thought everyone else had a better Spring Break than you, you are not alone. If Spring Break mentally wore you out because you stressed over your kiddos falling off the ski lift or breaking a bone, you are not alone. If you ended up in the ER with a kiddo, you are not alone. If you stayed home because money is tight and you felt like everyone else was on a fantastic vacation, you are not alone. If you realized, once again, vacation with kids is really a trip, you are not alone. If you really love ski school because you get to hang out without the kids but miss them and worry about them constantly (I’m working on this), you are not alone. If you loved Spring Break and it was just what you needed even though you had all of the feelings above, you are not alone. Ha! Anyway, these are just a few things I heard from my friends, and I thought I’d share because I could relate to each one of them in my own way and they made me realize I was not alone. I’m glad to be back.

Sunglasses: Celine

Fun Friday

Dress- J.Crew, Shirt- J.Crew, Necklace- BaubleBar for similar, Shoes- Sam Edelman, Earrings- Nordstrom for similar

Happy Friday! I’m excited for this weekend. My aunt and cousin are coming in town, and it’s my birthday on Monday! Wahoo! I haven’t done a “Fun Friday” post in awhile, so I thought I’d do one because it’s my birthday and I think they are fun!

First up, this is just a reminder to not forget about this great trick! I absolutely love to change up an outfit by simply adding a collared shirt. I often put them under dresses to change up the look or under another shirt for extra warmth! When I wore this outfit recently, I was asked a lot about how I keep my collared shirt in place under my dress. I have two tricks. First, I will tuck the collared shirt into my underwear. I’ll even wear granny panties so I can tuck it all in. (TMI? Oh well.) If that doesn’t work, I’ll wear a tube slip to flatten out the extra fabric. See here, here and here for other examples.

Butter dish- Arte Italica, Soap- Marseilles liquid soap

My sister recently came over, saw this, and told me I had to share. I don’t know about you, but the soap that gets all over my counter kinda drives me crazy and can ruin counters, so I took my pretty butter dish and use it as my soap holder! Why not use it?! It beats it being stuck in my cabinet -ha! Free the butter dish!

Probiotic- Nature’s Way

My boys have had tummy issues since I can remember. I used to put Miralax in their orange juice every morning, but then I was educated on the benefit of probiotics. I started taking them and have really noticed a difference, so I bought them for my boys. They hated them. They wouldn’t take them because they tasted funny. I was determined to find some they’d take, so I cornered the guy at Whole Foods and asked him which probiotic that they run out of or that the moms come in and buy the most. I use this trick with clothes, too. He said, “That’s easy, this one.” Sure enough, my boys love taking these “orange pills.” They think it’s candy. I don’t correct them. Why would I? Ha!

Pillow- Furbish for similar

My friend, Ashley Goforth, continues to help me with my house. I’m loving it! We just added these amazing colorful pillows that make my family room even more bright and happy. I, of course, had to add my favorite “ain’t nobody got time for that” pillow to the mix!

Celfie Vase- Amzon or here for more sizes

My girlfriend gave me this lady with the spiky hair for Christmas. I love her. She makes me smile every time I do the dishes. OK, maybe not every time. Ha! If you are looking for a cute little gift, look no further. This reminds me, I should buy a few to keep around for hostess gifts!

Product pictures by Traci Ling.

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