Saturday

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Saturday

Yesterday marked the 26th time I’ve tried to put a side braid in my hair.  OK, I may be exaggerating, but I tried and and tried & after twisting the last part of the rubber band around my hair, I sported that braid all day long. 

Roman was instantly in love with my “princess hair” and kept telling me how pretty I look.  Goodness, he’s just awesome ~ I should start lending him out for women who need a little boost!  He will kiss you, tell you how pretty you are, compliment your every move, tell you he missed you when you leave the room… I’m beyond blessed to have him in my life.  I could wake up with 5 new zits, run to his room to get him in the morning and he’d still say, “Mommy, you’re so pretty.”  I know he’s going to be the best husband when he grows up.  Anyway, my braid became Roman’s security handle for the day and he just loved tugging on it.  Not to leave Rocco out but he didn’t seem to care much about the braid – He gives compliments out when someone is dressed up!  They are both just sooo sweet (& yes, bad at times too).

I left the guys behind to grocery shop (aka. my weekend time that I run into TJ Maxx and complain about how long the grocery store line was)!  They were stocked!  One of the things people always say to me is, “How do you always find such awesome pieces and good buys at TJ Maxx and every time I go there, I don’t find anything!?!”  Well, here’s the key.  You need to ask the manager or someone who works there full time, when AND what time their shipments come each week.  Then, you need to go within a few hours of the shipment to get the very best things.  They are really good about stocking the shelves when a shipment arrives & women who know their shipment schedule will go and snatch up all the best items first!  Become one of those women (like me)!  I will admit, I do live about 2 minutes from the store and if I absolutely had to, I could walk.  On Saturday, I found a pair of white, skinny leg jeans for $19 that look so much better than the $175 pair I recently saw online.  I’m thrilled.  Keep your eyes open for my post on: How To Hem your own Jeans.  My seamstress charges around $15 for hemmed jeans & being that I paid $19 for new whites… We CAN do this!

Saturday afternoon was spent at an amazing 2nd birthday party.  Rocco threw a royal fit because I woke him up and then he wanted to wear his bike pajamas while I was changing him.  The car-ride to the party was AWFUL & Roman just looked at him as if he was the most psychotic boy he knew.  He kept saying, “Rocco, why you cryin’? Stop crying!”  Then, it was like someone flipped his switch.  We entered the plan of homes where the party was, Rocco saw a cat in a nearby yard and snapped out of it.  Immediately stopped throwing his fit and said, “Look at that cat over there!”  Brian and I looked at each other giving eyes that said, ‘Seriously, what just happened?’ ~ We decided to talk about the fit after the party & the afternoon couldn’t have gone better.  Great party, great food, great friends, great celebration!

Before I leave you, I am so excited to share our new site with you!  I’m putting last minute touches on it and updating and editing the material.  I’ve figured out what I want to share & talk about with you and it really is about my favorite things: Family, Faith, Food, Fashion & all the in betweens!  Its pink & gold, girly & screams ME!  As soon as I saw the layout, colors, design – I knew it had to be mine.  Keep your eyes open!

xo

Friday Fashion

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Ever since I purchased a pair of LITTLE RED JEANS, I’ve been longing to wear them in a new way other than with black and white!  I was invited to a party on Wednesday night & couldn’t think of a better time to try a new look with my red jeans!  I love coral paired with turquoise so why not pair red with something turquoise?  After playing in my closet during the boys afternoon naps, I came up with this…

I had fun in this outfit and want to encourage you tonight to:

Try Something New ~ Try Something Bold ~ Try Something Daring!

and if you’re a mama, get out before you have slobber or food on your outfit… ; )

Hope your Friday is both fun & fashionable!

xo

PiggyToes on the Farm.

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After chocolate chip pancakes, a cold glass of milk and making the decision not to argue over Nike outfits for a farm field trip; the boys and I headed out to spend the morning at Springhouse Farm.  I must say, I had many feelings over the course of 4 hours: Peace.  Love.  Calmness.  Smell.  Dirt.  Disgust.  Joy.  Happiness.  SMELL.  Take me home NOW…. I just took a long hot shower & brewed a cup of coffee to get me through the rest of the day.  What an experience.

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Travel in Style

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When I travel, I like to be comfortable but I also like to feel good with how I look too.  You never know who you will meet, who you will run into that you know or what will happen during your travel time.  Even though traveling can be a pain, and sometimes an all day event, its tempting to keep your pj’s on and head to the airport… DON’T.  Throw on a cotton dress, slip your PiggyToes into a pair of cute flip flops, throw back your hair and put a little gloss & mascara on… You’ve heard the saying, A little goes a long way!  This is how I plan to travel for our upcoming San Francisco trip ~ Cute & Comfortable!

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Chicken Soup.

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My mom gave me a chicken carcass the other day and I made my own broth from it.  In my opinion, its so much better than canned broth but I have nothing against it and use it myself when I don’t have my own.  I’m also unsure why I always make HOT meals on HOT days.  The last 80 degree day I made calzones in a 400 degree oven and this 80 degree day, I made a big pot of Chicken Soup.  Maybe during the next snow fall, I’ll put together a large garden salad and then I’ll really have something pretty sweet going on here at 1046!

Chicken Soup.

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MiscarriageThoughts.

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As I looked at the week ahead and the dates printed on my wall calendar, I couldn’t help but realize that I would have been halfway through my pregnancy by now.  20 weeks.  It dawned on me that its the middle of April and when I first got pregnant, I said to Brian, “You know, by the middle of April we will know if we will welcome a son or a daughter into the world!”  You could say I had a moment there at my wall calendar this morning.  No tears, but just a moment of reflection.  I talk about my miscarriage quite often, especially since many people like to ask me questions such as, “Are you done having kids?” or “Are you going to try again for another?”  I’m not shy about sharing my story.  My miscarriage is apart of who I am now and its something I will most likely always talk about with women until well… forever.  Through my conversations though, many people like to offer up their reasons why or they like to comment on miscarriage thinking that they are being helpful & saying the right thing; when in fact, what they are saying can be really hurtful.  I’m writing this post so that people will know what NOT to say to someone going through a miscarriage. 

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A jam packed Weekend!

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Our weekend consisted of a hodge-podge of FUN.  Brian and I had an AMAZING date on Friday night.  We went into town and had sushi at Nakama.  I love it there.  As a stay at home mom, when we go out, I really have no desire to sit in a quiet or stuffy restaurant for date-night.  I want loud, fun, tons of people, great food… you get the idea!  Nakama is just that, not to mention, you’re bound to see ‘someone cool’ too – In our case, Pouncy from the Pittsburgh Steelers.  We ordered the ‘Nakama Sushi Platter’ and there were at least 40 pieces of sushi on it.  Brian’s fav was the salmon and mine was probably the crab ~ mmmm.  I love that my husband loves sushi because its by far my favorite food! It was such a beautiful night to walk the streets after dinner.  We chatted, stopped into the ‘S Bar’ and had a cocktail, looked at desserts & chocolates through the window of a cute little store (& didn’t stop because we were beyond stuffed) ~ It was just great.  The whole night.  I love being married to Brian.  and I love that its still so much fun to flirt with him too ; )

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