I’m sitting on the couch, piddling on my lap top and writing this post as Lila watches Big Hero 6 and plays with dolls. Joys of having brother’s. Bless her. I’m feeling under the weather so I slept until the very last possible second today. Stupid “Fall.”
Here are some of my very favorite things from this week….hold onto your socks.
Lulu Go the Distance Vest
You guys. I’m in LOVE with this vest. I had a gift card to Lulu so I took off in search of some awesomeness. I didn’t find a single pair of pants that I didn’t feel the need to lie down and paint onto my body, since they are mostly made for women with less “shape” than myself. That’s ok. I still love lulu but I fair better with Athleta pants. Anyway, back to this vest. It has some orange accents and is so flattering. I wanted one last year but didn’t take the plunge. So glad this little gem gets to sit in my closet for the next 3 months until it’s cold enough to wear it!! Eeek! You can find it here. I got it in cream.
God’s gift to mother’s of 3 year old’s….preschool. Can I get an amen?
She went to school, I went shopping. We reunited at 2:15 and not one second before, with hugs and kisses and completely refreshed souls. It was a good day.
Athleta Downplay Capri
Go buy these pants, write me a thank you note later.
They are so comfortable and I wore them yesterday in the 90 degree heat with a tank top and flip-flops, because that made sense. It’s almost Fall so whatev. They are so amazing you will never take them off. Yes, they are basically fancy sweatpants, but as far as I’m concerned, they are real pants. You can find them at Athleta here.
Athleta Blissful Wrap
Ok. So maybe I walked out of Athleta with “lounge wear” but seriously this wrap. The picture does it no justice at all. It’s ruffly and has a hood! It’s so cute and could easily go with leggings, jeans or dare I say, sweat pants. But fancy cute ones of course. I bought this gray color. And it has THUMB HOLES!! Be still my heart. I have a problem. You can find it here.
My New Watermark
I decided to get a watermark for my images that I post. This provides a bit more security for my pictures. It takes a lot of work and time to edit and shoot so I just want to keep them in the family if you know what I mean=) SO, the amazing Jenny at PB Jenny Designs(who also designed my site) created this custom watermark for me. I LOVE it and I love her work. If you need any design/graphics done, she’s your girl. It was like we were good friends right from the beginning so I have always felt comfortable and like she just gets me and what I want, and that is talent. So thank you Jenny!!
Our last swim!!
I know I already posted this pic this week, but it’s the only one I got of our last swim of the summer. So here it is. We had such a fun day Monday. It was my birthday and we swam after my 16 mile torturous long run and spent the day as a fam. It was PERFECT. As much as I love Fall, I love to spend the day at the pool with the kids, and I always miss it when it ends.
I decided to do my long run Monday since Rob had a lot of training to do Saturday and Sunday. It meant not running at 4 am so I took advantage. It was so hot ya’ll. And so humid. Those last 2 miles it was all I could do not to crawl. I wanted to stick my head in a giant bucket of cold water and drink it all. But, it’s done. Hoping it makes the cooler Chicago weather feel even better. But this is hard stuff.
I’m running as a St. Jude hero and I’m no where close to my goal! I’m trying not to have a panic attack thinking about it, so your support would be amazing. If you’d like to donate to my fund, go to the top of my page and click on St. Jude Hero and it will take you to the link. I’d so appreciate any support you would be able to provide. I’m so honored to run for these kids, and honestly, on hot days like Monday, it’s what has kept me going. So thank you!!
That does it!
Did you find any fun fall things this week? Even though it isn’t quite fall yet?