You see, one of the thing I LOVE about being a stay at home mom is that it almost completely eliminates the whole "I have nothing to wear" saga. When I was working some "good" days I'd pick out an outfit, feel totally cool and cute, and happily skip off to work. But on other days, oh my....I'd almost be late to work after 20 minutes of trying things on and deeming each one too old, ugly, faded, didn't fit right, made me look fat, etc. etc. (I can't be the only one to do this right?) Then the hair and makeup saga....I hated it! Sure, I like getting dressed up and looking cute sometimes, but it's way more fun (and less stressful) to do so on *my* terms, on days when I feel like it. Plus, constantly buying new clothes trying to make myself feel cute and current gets damn expensive....especially when after a couple months I often decided I didn't like the item anyways.
So nowadays my "uniform" at work is often a hooded sweatshirt and pair of jeans...*love*. I don't really need the tubs and tubs of clothes anymore! I gave a bunch to goodwill and then saved some things too obviously, but this morning as I threw on my Cardinals sweatshirt (go cards! by the way :-) I was very happy that the clothing saga for me is currently on hold. I'd much rather exert that energy dressing my girls, which is way more fun anyways.
Speaking of the girls' clothes, Brielle is drowning in clothes with all of Raya's hand-me-downs. Raya had a lot of clothes, but Brielle has even more b/c she can pull from a variety of sizes Raya accummulated over a long time. The thing driving me a little crazy though is that I still can't find much for her to wear for her 9 month professional photos next Thursday! I just feel like you can't put a kid in "used" clothes for photos....b/c they do have some fading and wsh wear etc. etc. I'm trying my best to pull some things that will work though!
Raya on the other hand, does need a few clothes. Specifically long sleeve shirts. My mom picked her up a couple at Walmart to get us by, but I"m still keeping my eyes open for a couple others. Besides that though the girls are set! (sadly)
...which means I can only dream about some of the cute clothes I'm finding on Pinterest :-P Babies are fun to dress up because they are "cute"...but I"m so excited that as Raya gets older I can dress her "cool"!!! It will be a sad day when she insists on dressing herself. I can only hope she has a keen sense of style :-)
Here are some "pins" of cute girl's clothes I've found recently:
And now some random "pins" that I love
|We are definitely doing this down the road. Turn a dresser into a Barbie|
House--leave the bottom drawer in to store all the barbie stuff
|I love everything about this bathroom, but especially the shelves above the toilet|
|I want to do this in the girls' bathroom--hanging fruit|
rack to store bath toys--drip dry!
|I wish these were cheaper...would be adorable in the girls' birdie room|
|How cool is this? Stained paint stir sticks turned into a lampshade|
|I wish I was talented enough to make these for Brielle's 1st birthday party!|