Birthday Tidings of Joy


So it was my 28th birthday on the 3rd! The hubby and I had a celebratory BOGO burrito at Qdoba ;) and then relaxed at home, watched some X-Files, then ate cake! I had made a vegan zucchini cake last month and it yielded a lot of cake batter, so I made a round pan and a loaf pan at the time and saved the big round pan in the freezer and then thawed it for my birthday cake, complete with a fudgey chocolatey frosting. Yum!

 It was a busy week, work and school wise, so we really celebrated my birthday the following Friday and went to the York County Fair. I got to have funnel cake for the first time and it was even pumpkin spiced! So good! And then I ate my weight in salt water taffy. #noregrets!

Also on my birthday, I made a special announcement to my friends and family on Facebook with the following photo:

I'm gonna be a mommy in March! We're so freakin over the moon that our little bundle of joy is cooking! We were able to tell our parents and close friends in Michigan back in August, so it was nice to have our secret until I was further along to tell everyone else our awesome news. Also, I just found out yesterday that my older sister is 4 weeks along in her second pregnancy!! I'm sure her twin boys will be awesome big brothers. And we get to be preggers together and hopefully take some cute maternity photos over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Can you tell it's been a busy summer over here? I wouldn't change a thing :)

First Outfit
Top: Old Navy (exact)
Skirt: thrifted (similar)
Sandals: Target (similar)

Second Outfit
Dress: Maurices (similar)



Oh this dress, how I have a love/hate relationship with it! It wrinkles like no ones business and it has about a half-a-million hooks to close it up the front that are super time consuming!

I bought it last summer but never wore it because I was 15lbs heavier and was not as confident with my body. Now it's a little loose around the middle when I finally feel good about myself! And it's one of those colors that makes me look mega pale.

But I love the flowy drape, the corset style back, the cute tab sleeves, and I kinda like the hooks.

It was the perfect dress to year yesterday to feel like a lady again. I've been slacking on the whole getting-dressed thing and have been wearing the same old jeans and tees on my days off. That's what working the night shift does to me! And that's about it for this post, I try to at least show my face once a month ;) Next week, my hubby and sister and I are driving to Michigan to visit our parents and friends and families. I can not wait!

Dress: KarmaLoop (old)
Headband: Forever 21
Bracelet: Lulu's
Heels: Guess


June Hat


It's been almost 6 weeks since my last post here on the bliggity-blog. The reason? I've been a nudist.

Ha, just kidding! I have no idea where the time went! I think it has something to do with working the 7pm-7am shift at the hospital.  When I wake up at 4 in the afternoon after working a 12hr shift, the last thing I wanna do is my hair and makeup! SOooo That is why I have embraced the hat and sunnie look today. Perk of this look? I got carded buying wine. Yup. I'll repeat this look.

See ya next month, most likely :P

Vest: F21
Tank: Maurice's
Jeans: Calvin Klein (thrifted)
Bag: gift from South Africa
Sunnies: flea market find
Hat & Sandals: Target


Same Hay, Different Day

Ever have one of those days when you look in the mirror and feel so... smokin hott? That was me on this day. I had worked out all week, my tummy was flat and I felt fierce! So I put on my slinkiest dress and some heels so all the world would know how good I felt about myself. I still have a ways to go before I reach my fitness goal, but I'm closer and closer each day.

Top: Target
Dress: thrifted
Sunnies: flea market
Earrings: Cynthia Rowley
Sandals: Guess