Monday, July 18, 2011

Maxi Dress Monday & A Blog Award

Maxi Dress Monday

That's right, it's another prickly day, so you're getting another maxi dress. =)

Dress, Cardi & Wedges: Target
Purple tank: Express
Weirdly knotted belt: Thrifted

Bracelets: Rue 21

I realized last week that blogging every single day is a lot of work! I think I'll be making a few changes around here... One will be that I'll probably blog about 3 to 4 days a week, instead of every day. That way, you'll get better content and not something haphazardly thrown together at the end of the day. One of the changes I'm most excited about is Meet a Friend Monday that will run every other Monday! That's right, I'm going to introduce you to some of the awesome bloggers I've "met" while blogging the past few months. So be sure to tune in next week to meet my first guest!

A Blog Award 

Lots of thank yous to Casual Chic Kiki, Megan Mae Daily, and Between the Lines for giving me the Best Blog Award! 

Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the person who gave you this award.

2. Share 7 random things about yourself.

- I love Mexican food. With a passion. If I don't eat it at least once a week, I start to have some serious withdrawals.

-I played volleyball and basketball in highschool.

-I'm so incredibly sad that the Harry Potter era is ending. =( BUT I'm really looking forward to Hunger Games being turned into a movie!

- I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to books I love.

-I love summer! And heat! Humidity I could do without, but the feel of the sun on my skin, I just love.

-I can whip up dinner in about 25 minutes. Hey, when you get home from work with two starving kids, you learn to improvise! 

-I rarely ever stay up past 9:30. Yep, I'm lame like that. But in my defense, I get up at 5:00 a.m. so that I can run before getting everyone ready for work and daycare! So, maybe . . . not lame?

3. Award 15 blogs. (In no particular order)

Well, of course, I'm giving back this little award to the three girls who gave it to me because that was super sweet of them... But I'm also awarding a few other blogs that I read (or at least try to!) daily! Here ya go!
  1. Keely of Casual Chic Kiki 
  2. Megan of Megan Mae Daily
  3. Whitney of Between The Lines 
  4. Heather of H&K Style Journey
  5. Kish of Me, Myself & Style
  6. Claire of Spinning Threads
  7. Tara of This Life Redefined
  8. Dawyna of Everything Nonsense
  9. Bessie of Bravoe Runway  
  10. Angelica of MOMents in Fashion
  11. Melissa of A Working Mom's Closet
  12. Erica of North Meets South
  13. Daphne of Fashion Confessions of a Mommy
  14. Julie of OAGJ
  15. Kayla of Freckles in April
4. Answer the following questions:

a. Your favorite song
I Want My Mommy by the Imagination Movers. What?? There's nothing wrong with that! This kind of music is all I get to listen to with a very opinionated three-year old in the car! lol

b. Your favorite dessert
My husband's chocolate pie. One of these days, I'm going to make him let me share the recipe with y'all. You will die of chocolate overload. It's that good!

c. What is ticking you off
Not a thing... I'm a pretty happy girl at the moment.

d. When you are upset, you:
Cry. If I'm sad, I cry. If I'm mad, I cry. What I hate about that, is that the person making me cry thinks that they hurt my feelings or something ridiculous like that instead of realizing that I'm fuming.

e. Your favorite pet
Bobo, our crazy sweet boxer

f. Black or White
White.  Even though I can rarely wear it without something being spilled all over it... Still, I like white.

g. Biggest fear
Well, this one's easy. Something bad happening to my family.

h. Best feature
My big ole brown eyes. Both of my kids have them and I think they're pretty cute on them, too. =)

i. Everyday Attitude
Happy with the life God has blessed me with.

j. What is perfection
You mean, other than my husband's chocolate pie?

k. Guilty pleasure
For me, a guilty pleasure would be something that I'm a tad bit embarrassed when the hubs catches me at it... So, it would be watching my chick shows like Nikita, Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries... Hmmm... those are all on the CW. That's weird. 


B.Inspired said...

Blogging everyday is tough! I absolutely agree, 7 posts a week can get challenging so I am glad you are giving yourself a breather! Can't wait to Meet Monday's Mystery Guest!

Style Journey said...

Well first you look AMAXING in this maxi. Second, someone said my Saturday shirt looked like Missoni so I thought of you. Third thanks for the blog award. And 4th I can't wait to meet your Monday Mystery guest!

And also blogging takes some work. Especially being a mom, working full time, and all that stuff. That's why a lot of it gets done at work, lol! I don't feel guilty, I put in some CRAZY hours :)

Mimi said...

I wish i could cook dinner in 25 mins. I'm super slow in the kitchen! Lovely outfit as usual, and I love that you are always layering your clothes. Blogging can def be time consuming. I look it at is a fun way to get my mind off things for a bit.

Aesthetic Lounge

Whitney said...

I don't know how you do it--blogging, working, kids, husband...and you still look that good?! You are super woman!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a nerd for any reason. It just makes you more lovable. :)

Thanks for sharing the blog award back. :)

CC said...

Love the dress! Green and purple is such a great combination. :)
And wow! You can't be lame if you get up at 5am to jog. I have to admire such dedication. I could go to bed at 5pm and still not be able to get up at 5am. I think I'm part vampire. :) Not a morning person at all!

rlutz said...

I love that dress and how you made it more office friendly wearing the tank under and the cardi!!

I love Nikita and the Vampire diaries...I also could eat mexican food every night...some weeks I do!!

oomph. said...

ooh, gorgeous ring! love the maxi as well, paired with the purple. some of my blog posts have been falling thru the cracks on my dashboard as well! congrats on the award!! i really SHOULD sleep by 930 so that i can get up a little earlier! look forward to your new feature!


Tara said...

I LOVE THIS DRESS! Seriously, the color is gorgeous, and I love that you paired it with the purple cardigan. Purple and green are one of my favorite color combinations.

And GG is totally on my tivo list, so don't feel so bad. Also, I'd like some chocolate pie now, if you could arrange that somehow :)

(And thanks for the award, too :))

Megan Mae said...

You look lovely in this maxi and you wore one of my all time favorite color pairings!

Love reading your answers. Not only did the Fashion Challenge give us the opportunity to see new styles, but it let us 'meet' you and learn more about you!

I love basking in the sun with a good book when it's not too humid. I wish it would cool down so I can get back to reading on the porch! What are some of your favorite books?

Anonymous said...

I love the WHOLE outfit! And I loved learning more about you! You forgot to add the random fact about your mustache, though! ;0)

Claire said...

wow, thank you soooo much for giving me this award! you're so awesome and i'm so glad to be blog friends!

i love a maxi dress and this one looks fab on you. i love that you paired the green dress with the purple sweater. great color combo!

and i played vball in high school too! oh, and i love the CW shoes. also some ABC Family ones. what can i say, i'm still a teenager at heart :)

Mongs said...

your maxi dress is so pretty! I'm enjoying your outfits lately. I think you're so good with colors. It's nice to get to know you a bit better, I love Mexican food too, wow, it's amazing that you can sleep at 930pm, that's probably why your skin looks so good.


Leah said...

Nothing like a good maxi to cover up the prickly legs :)

xo L.

Monica and Whitney said...

Love the maxi, and I AGREE blogging takes up a crazy amount of time!


Kish said...

1. You look amazing in this outfit!
2. Congratulations on this award. As a wife, mom of two little ones, AND an everyday need an award for that!
3. Thanks for passing the award along!
4. Chocolate pie, huh? My mouth is salivating right now. Yesterday, for our lunch dessert, M and I shared a "Death by Chocolate" brownie. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....
5. Your kids do have your eyes...and they are adorable!
6. You're probably not going to be reading this until tomorrow since it's probably past your bedtime! ;)

Lynne DeVenny said...

With your introductory sentence, I got so excited I was getting another maxi dress - preferably the one you're

9:30 bedtime? It kind of gobsmacks me that you're asleep, and I'm commenting on you and my other buds' blogs. I totally should go to bed!