1. palms after labor day

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    madewell palm print jumpsuit [on sale] | white sandals

    this jumpsuit is one my favorite things i own. i recently purchased it and i definitely thought it would be one of those items that i 100% returned because it was nice in theory but would look horrible on me. quite the opposite happened when i tried it on. it is so comfortable and despite being a primarily white full body suit, it actually is very flattering. i figured this would be one of those outfits my husband cracked a joke about, but instead, he liked it. and the best part is it is now on sale!

    also, digging my new darker locks. with all of this fresh hair growing back after having a baby, i wanted to let my hair breathe a bit from over processing and i am quite happy with the results. and how cute is john’s tiny hand always locked around my arm.

  2. lake afternoon


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    oshkosh hickory stripe shortalls  | red keds | freshly picked moccasins | hat | target dress

    i always knew that i would have boys first. i just felt it in my bones. and i know for certain i will have a boy next. i just know there is one more boy meant for our family. then let the “let’s have a baby girl” rain dances begin. our family is so blessed to have these brothers. so different in looks. so different in many ways. yet so similar. both hard headed, strong willed aka “spirited” children as some may say. as on the go as they normally are, our time spent out at white rock lake was quite the opposite. both at ease near the water and in the open air. william made his own fishing pole and counted the boats. and john walked around looking at the grass and up at the clouds and casually stopped to pick up leaves. happy as clams, these boys. so for all of the crazy moments, it only takes some slow moments like these to take my breathe away.

  3. links. links. links.


    + i recently found the best baby/ toddler food blog.

    + this book was recommended to me by two different women [both married for over 30 years] on the same day, so i amazon primed it immediately. i am only a few chapters in and it has already changed the way i think about my role as a wife and what my marriage is supposed to be about. i have a feeling it will be life changing.

    + this is a perfect coat for the finicky texas fall/winter weather.

    + two things i religiously  add to my baby’s bottles. cod liver oil and a probiotic.

    + have you heard of zola wedding registry. it is genius and i really wish it had been around back in 2011 [why is it that 2011 sounds like eons ago?? weren’t the 90’s like 5 years ago?].

    + this mother of 4’s take on all of the horrendous things going on with planned parenthood. i found it so eloquent and powerful. definitely worth reading.

    + the prettiest dresses

    + happy weekend