Forever 21 tunic; ℅ Levi’s shorts (option); Target bag (option); Sam Edemlan boots; Forever 21 sunglasses (save, splurge); ℅ Just Dawnelle floral headband.
Taking a note from a lifesaver in the name of the Total Social link up, because I had NO IDEA what to write this evening, and I spent 6.4666666 million hours at the pool with 4,364 splashing children this afternoon and MY GOODNESS, I need sleep.
And also, nothing is better than coming home from said pool, taking a lukewarm shower, and drinking an ice cold beverage on my (quiet) back deck while my
animal beast precious children are stunned into silence by the television.
Here are a few of my favorite things!
Favorite Style Icon: I’ve loved Jackie Kennedy with a passion for years, and actually collect books and things from her. She inspired me stylewise and made me more aware. I may not dress like her, but she was the beginning of my love of style, and I am obsessed. You can read more about how she inspired my blog name, here.
Though seriously, my sister in law just told me that my style reminds her of Nicole Ritchie and I almost DIED of happiness. Her boho/rocker/edgy/girly style is amazing. I’m obsessed.
Favorite Book: Being an avid and all consuming reader, I can’t exactly say I have a favorite favorite book, you know? There are just too many I love. I can say that the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is up there, as is anything written by Elin Hilderbrand, and I have a serious crush on on the romantic trilogies by Nora Roberts. I collect my favorite books and have a huge collection at home that I reread a lot. I sort of fall in love with characters and don’t want to let them go sometimes. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is really great, too, which I was surprised about.
Favorite Song: I have a lot of sentimental songs that make me happy, like our wedding song,”It’s Your Love,” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, or that Hawaiian song that mashes up all those classics that I can’t think of the name of(?). “Remember When,” by Alan Jackson always makes me cry, as does “Landslide”, by Fleetwood Mac. Right now I love listening to Mumford and Sons with the windows down on a bright Summer day, and singing loudly with my kids. I would LOVE to see them in concert someday.
Favorite Color: I am the girliest of girls and have the heart of a six year old, so PINK. Or purple. Or a combination thereof;)
Favorite Meal: I don’t have a real favorite (can you tell I’m indecisive yet?), but I love sushi, anything Italian (my husband makes KILLER spaghetti and meatballs), enchiladas make me really crazy happy, as does a great steak.
Favorite Picture: Typically any picture of my kids’ as babies makes me happy. They had the squishiest faces, and I swear, I get really sentimental and teary when I look back. I also have a picture of the first day that my husband and I met, back in 2000 in college. I love that we have that photo, even though it was a chance meeting and I didn’t know then what we would become.
Favorite Year of life: This year, right now is seriously awesome. I love that life keeps getting better and better, and keeps topping the year before. I can also say 1999 was great because I was living in a sorority house with my best friends, I was free as a bird, and had the time of my life. College was so awesome and the best experience for me, I couldn’t imaging it being better than it was.
Favorite Place: I am one of those people who really loves being home. I am surrounded by my things, my family, and all that I love. It really is my happy place. Being in the military lifestyle makes me appreciate the here and now, it also gives me the knowledge that my favorite place is always where my husband and children are.
Favorite Movie: I love, love, LOVE, “Father of the Bride”, and it’s sequel. I have them dvr’d and usually watch them both when my husband is working at night. They bring me back to watching them in middle and high school with my mom and imagining myself getting married someday.
Favorite blog post: I wrote a post one night, spur of the moment, about all the things I didn’t know about having a daughter. I cried while writing it (emotional, much?), and it ended up being showcased on Parenting.com…so that was awesome.
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