Wednesday, March 6, 2013


You know what I think is funny? Every girl I know (myself included!) thinks she is the busiest woman on the planet and talks about how busy she is and how little time she has. The truth of the matter is that you can always find someone who is busier than you are. I have to remind myself of that sometimes and rethink ways I can manage my time. . . or I'll go crazy!

Take yesterday, for instance. I got up at 4:30 so that I could run 4 miles, then I went up to the school at 6:30 so that I could grade papers and get my classroom ready for the day. Then I taught all day because that's what teachers do! Then I stayed later than I usually do so that I could make phone calls and schedule parent conferences. Then I picked up my daughter and went home.

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Pants, Shirt & Belt: Target
Blazer: Kohls
Shoes: Cato

I'd like to say that my day ended there, but alas, it did not. =) I proceeded to spend a bit of QT with my kiddos by playing "I spy" (my 4-year old) and "Take a Nap!" (my 2-year old... she's a bossy little thing and likes to make people sleep).  Then I cooked up some dinner, gave baths and put the littles to sleep.

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Necklace & Bracelet: Premier Design Jewelry
Watch: Target

Now, I'm blogging. Should I be blogging? Probably not. I really need to work on my ESOL course or browse bridesmaids dresses for my sis-in-law's wedding, but I've had about all of the "must dos" that I can handle for the day!

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I'm not complaining. Honestly, I'm not. I love my little crazy, busy life and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have the best job in the world and get to do what I love every single day! On top of that, I get to go home to the two smartest, most amazing kids (that I almost always want to hug and kiss and rarely ever want to hurt) and a pretty fantastical husband.

Yeah, while I'm busy and often think I'm soooo much busier than anyone else (insert sarcasm), I have a blessed life that I love. So, I'm thankful for it!

Linking up today all over the interwebs at The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Dear Abby Leigh, Wardrobe Wednesday and Rolled Up Pretty.  Make sure to stop by their pretty little blogs to see how everyday women like you and me get dressed every day!

Have a beautiful week!


Jenny said...

what great blazer :)
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Style Journey said...

I feel the same way! Working full time, then working part time for our family business, the kids schedules, etc. it's never ending. I am grateful for my crazy life too!

I love your red blazer and printed pants :) Heather

Cara said...

Ya, you win! I thought I was busy yesterday, but I woke up at 6:45, and was aimlessly browsing the internet by 9:00 that night. A busy life is a good life, as long as you love what makes you busy!

Abby said...

that turquoise belt is making my (busy) day!

Jennae said...

Great perspective! At the end of the day, it's about creating a life we love, regardless of how busy (or not) it is. The trick is not getting overwhelmed.

I love your take on patterned pants. The tone-on-tone print is subtle and really lets your blazer and turquoise belt be the statements. Great outift!

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Laura Go said...

Woman, you sound like you've gotten all your ducks in a row and are adept at balancing everything you need and want to do! AND you look amazing while doing it! LOVE those pants!
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rlutz said...

The life of a mom never stops!! Kudos for getting up so early to run! I love how you are staying all your patterned pants!!

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Susannah said...

I know what you mean about feeling like you're more busy than everyone else. I'm so impressed that you got up so early to run! That's dedication. :-)

Kelly @ Kiwi Womens Style said...

Haha I feel like that often. But hang on here I am reading other peoples blogs! Thanks so much for linking up with WW xo

oomph. said...

your day sounds exactly like my day...minus the 4:30am run. although i do try to get my treadmill run in after the kids sleep, but before i start blogging, lol! and as busy as i feel, i am sure there is someone out there busier than me. kudos to them!

LOVE, LOVE those pants!!

CC said...

Love your bright jacket! And whew, what a busy lady you are. :) Your evening made me laugh because we have been playing incessant games of 'I spy' lately too. My kiddo is crazy about it. :)

Amanda Cobb said...

I love this! Cute and fun, and you could wear it to a lot of different events. :)

Amy Disbrow said...

I love your outfit!! Those pants are so cute and love the red!! I am so glad you love your job and teaching every day! I'm the same way! I could never imagine any other job making me as happy as teaching does!! :) You have a wonderful life!!

Helen said...

Loved the designer jackets.. Looking stylish dear..!

Katie said...

that is really busy though! especially when you start so early - way to go to get up to run! that's impressive!

DaenelT said...

In all the busy it is good to stop and give thanks. I love my life too, even when it's crazy.

Jenny said...

Fabulous outfit and great pair of Designer footwear.. Loved the appearance..!

Keely said...

Oh, my! I'm so afraid I'm going to be that busy when we have kids. I don't like that. I like, no, need my down time.

But you look adorable! I love those printed pants. They are on my post-baby shopping list!