Sunday, January 25, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #25

This week we celebrated buddy's birthday. We also took a trip to the Butterfly House and the Children's Museum of South Dakota. We also had a few regular days thrown in.

Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.
Author: Unknown

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we can make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we'll make something
But me myself I got nothing to prove
-Tracy Chapman

“Stars got tangled in her hair whenever she played in the sky.” 
― Laini Taylor

“One fish Two fish Red fish Blue fish!” 
― Dr. Seuss

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” 
― Stephen King

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
― Marcus Aurelius

“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.” 
― Maria Montessori

Today my favorite little buddy turned 3. We celebrated by taking him to the Children's Museum in Brookings. 

Now make a trip around our little 365 circle! Next up is Sharyn Thompson!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dexter's Birthday Interview - 3 years

Dexter turned 3 today! Today we also did his first birthday interview. He was such a big boy and answered with the honesty that only a 3 year old has. Hope you enjoy.

How old are you? Holds up 3 fingers. How old is that? Three!

Who is your best friend? Piper

What is your favorite thing to do? Spin around with Moo Moo and Hoot and go down the slide with them.

What is your favorite color? Green

What is your favorite food? Cheetos

What do you like to do with your family? Dance

What is your favorite toy? Hoot and Moo Moo

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to help carry baby animals.

What makes you happy? Water

What makes you sad? Eating yucky food

What is your favorite show to watch? The silly monkey one and Jake and The Neverland Pirates

What is your favorite book? A Jake and The Neverland Pirates book

What do you love to learn about? Baby owls and baby cows

What was the best part of your Birthday? The water room ( at the children’s museum)

What is your favorite treat? Cookies

What do you think about before you fall asleep? Toys and cuddle things

If you could meet someone famous who would it be? A friend

What was your favorite birthday present? Cars

Now lets take a look back on what it was like being two. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Guest Post: Annie's little sister gets a StitchFix

Hey y'all, this is Emily - Annie's sister in Atlanta, Georgia.

Annie blogged about her StitchFix once or twice before, and you can check one of those posts out here. If you need a refresher, StitchFix is basically a personal shopping service - you schedule a "fix," pay a $20 styling fee, and receive five items picked for you. Your $20 fee goes toward the purchase of any of the items, the rest get shipped back for free, and if you keep all five you get a %25 discount.

This was my fourth fix over the course of 2014/2015.

I am generally happy with what my stylists' choose for me, and have kept at least two items from every fix. This time was different.....

For the first time, I'm going to keep everything. Thanks, Stylist Lynsi!

I enlisted my husband to take some photos. As you might notice, he and I are not photographers like my sister. I attempted to edit/crop these, but my tools and sense of artistry are quite limited.

The first thing I pulled out of the box was this Market & Spruce Brentwood Tiered Striped Long Sleeve Sheath Dress. Did you get all that? Quite a name, eh?

I put it on here without a shaper or tights just to see how it looked. I really like it, and know that some type of base layer will make it look even better. My stylist suggested that I could wear it to work, which led to the following conversation:

Me: "I don't know if I can wear this to work. There is a LOT of butt here. It's probably too scandalous for work."

Husband: "But it does work for SCANDAL!"

*Chases me around the house*


This was the first time I made a request for a specific item. I asked for simple, skinny, black pants that I could wear to work. Boy, did Lynsi deliver. She sent these Margaret M Emer High Waisted Cropped Trousers.

I can't even buy pants for myself! How is someone else so good at finding pants for me!? They fit, they are comfortable, they are high quality, and they're stretchy enough that they would look nice on bloaty days and skinnier days. My apologies for the word "bloaty."

Also pictured here is the Fate Humboldt V-Neck Pullover. It's a basic grey v-neck with some funky gold zippers on the side. This is probably not something I would keep when shopping in a store, but it cost nearly half the amount of the discount I got if I kept everything in my Stitch Fix. I'll wear it. 

The next item was probably my second favorite in the bunch. The Laila Jayde Placer Knit Poncho in Teal Green is not a style of top I would usually pick out for myself, but the color, length, and super soft fabric was right up my alley. You can't quite see the length here, but it does fully cover my butt, which suddenly makes it wearable with a lot of different pant/tight options. 

After I put this on, I immediately had an irresistible urge to drink cocoa and read books in front of a fireplace. If you buy this, beware of the urge to become a cliche from a romance/spy novel. It's almost too cozy...

My last piece is another great item for work: the Mystree Jackie Striped French Terry Asymmetrical Jacket. I'm guessing Lynsi looked at my Pinterest page or maybe snuck into my actual closet when I wasn't looking, because blazers & sweaters with asymmetrical zippers are my JAM. 

It's a little short, but I will wear it. Probably all of the time. 

Now, witness the devolution of the husband and wife photography session: 

So, thems the threads. If you're interested in learning more about StichFix, check out my referral page here.  Thanks to my sis for letting me crash her blog!

Monday, January 19, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #24

I love weeks like this, nothing real crazy happened. I still did my best to capture the everyday and I love each one of these little moments. 

“Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.” 
― Thomas Wolfe

Things are going great, and they're only getting better
I'm doing all right, getting good grades
The future's so bright I gotta wear shades

“Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.” 
― Jhumpa Lahiri

“The world is quiet here.” 
― Lemony Snicket

“Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.” 
― Victor Hugo

“There's something nice about the silence of a car ride in the dark, going home. When you were tired of the radio and conversation, and it was okay to just be alone with your thoughts and the road ahead. If you're that comfortable with someone, you don't have to talk.” 
― Sarah Dessen

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” 
― Louisa May Alcott

No keep following the blog circle. Up next is Irdira from Irdira Klotzer Photography