Skip to main content

Mommy Style Summary

This post is going up a little later than usual because Jeremy and I just returned from a extended weekend trip to Nashville. We left the kids with Maca and stayed with a good friend. It was our first time visiting the city and we loved it. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to visit again soon. 


This dress was bit a of a risky purchase for me. I was unsure about the lace and the hot pink, though I am so glad I convinced myself to go for it - it's hard to say no when it's on clearance and you have a gift-card. I bought it with a summer wedding in mind but it's quickly become one of my favorite pieces to layer, see here & here.

sweater + dress: anthropologie, boots: piperlime


Words cannot express how enamored I am with this dress. Seriously, many childhood fantasies have been fulfilled. It's my second dress from the online boutique, eshakti, and I am continually amazed by the quality of their pieces - the fabric and attention to detail (lining, buttons, hidden zipper) are very impressive. I also love that they offer customization. For this dress I had the cap sleeves removed and the skirt shortened to knee length; it's nice to the get the exact fit I want so easily. 

Through March 20, 2013 Eshakti is offering Joyfully Weary readers a 20% off discount; just enter JYFLLYWERY at checkout. Furthermmore, if you are a first time Eshakti customer you'll recieve an additional $25 off your order.

dress: c/o eshakti, shirt: old navy, shoes: dsw 


When he doesn't have class Jeremy sometimes goes to Starbucks to work; it's more productive then hanging in his office where all his students can find him. On this day he was extra sweet and brought me a macchiato so I thought I'd do the "blogger thing" and pose with it...yeah, it just made taking outfit picture even more awkward. Very thankful for my sweet man who not only is thoughtful enough to bring my coffee but kind enough not to bust up laughing as he snaps pictures of me holding it...this blogging thing is just plain silly sometimes. 

shirt + shoes: thrift, jeans: target, sweater: old navy

Want more? Check out these link parties to see lots of other ladies having fun with their clothes: Watch What I'm Wearing, Sunday Style,  Monday Mingle, and What I Wore Wednesday. 

Comments

  1. Love look #3! I wish flats would stay on my feet...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Greetings from Pasadena! Visiting from Mom Trends blog. Rachel, you look amazing. All your outfits are lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Blogging is definitely silly from time to time, but hey, it's fun! My husband and I definitely get a kick out of our "fashion photo shoots"--all of your outfits are really lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the blue plaid dress. Very pretty. Oh, my name is Rose. New to your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love all of the looks especially the middle plaid!! FUN!!! So cute on you:)
    Sherry
    www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - you make me smile :)

Popular posts from this blog

Preschool Syllabus: Dr. Seuss

Normally I'd do a Dr. Seuss unit in March around his birthday. We had to do one now though because on Saturday Big Buddy and I going on a date to a Dr. Seuss exhibit. The exhibit is only at the museum until January and I'm afraid if we don't go now we might not get the chance.

We are of course reading lots of Dr. Seuss's books. A great advatage to studying Dr. Seuss in November rather than March is that all his books were available at the library. I also found a great children's biography which is perfect for preschoolers.


 We've read it a couple times and Big Buddy loves reciting all the facts he's learned


WRITING CENTER ADDITIONS


LEARNING "TRAYS" -I rotate these, setting out about four a day from which the boy's can choose.





Paint Chip Word Families

We haven't been doing a ton of school work this summer but we have tried to fit in a little reading practice everyday. We are currently working our way through Bob Books and The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading - I  highly recommend both. I saw this idea for paint chip word families on Pinterest several months ago and knew it would be one we'd have to try. I changed it up a little bit so that the the strips pulled through the word family cards.  

My supplies: large white paint chips, various colors of paint chips, sharpie, scissors, and an x-acto knife
 Step 1: Because my colored paint chips were so wide I folded and cut them in half.

Step 2: In the center of the white paint-chip, use the x-acto knife to cut two openings, at the top and bottom of the white square, the width of the color strip. 

Step 3: Use the sharpie to write letters on paint chips (a list of word families can be found here
Step 4: Pull strip through word family card 

 Step 5: Have fun readi…

A Knightly Affair

This past Saturday we had a joint birthday celebration for Big Buddy (6) and Mini Man (4). They have both been intrigued with knights and dragons for a while now so that's the theme we chose. 

Papa and Maca Lindsey were gracious enough to let us host the party in their backyard/secret garden, it was the perfect setting. 

In leu of traditional party favors, we outfitted the party guests with a sword, surcoat, and shield. Everyone's surcoat and shield was emblazoned with their sigil/initial.





The shields were also our party craft. They are cardboard which Jeremy cut with a laser cutter. I then hot glued and taped (double reinforcement!) ribbon on the back for handles. The kids used dot markers to decorate the shields. This worked out really well because the cardboard absorbs the ink so fast that drying is almost instantaneous.


In addition to the shields we also had a few other themed activities: a dragon catapult, sand castle building, a row of balloons for sword practice, and t…