October 20, 2014

What's Going On?

I'm terribly sorry. I really wish that I could get back to blogging regularly. Things have just not been right around here. :(

When was the last time we chatted? Boy, I feel like it has been forever... 

At the beginning of October, there were talks of an upcoming surgery. We weren't exactly sure what the timeline would be and how quickly things would evolve. Quite honestly, things have moved along quicker than I expected. I'll be heading in to surgery on Monday, followed by six weeks of recovery time. 

The last six weeks have been interesting, to say the least... I've been inundated with doctors visits and have been missing a lot of work. I just haven't been feeling myself - very weak, sore, tired, dizzy, emotional, the list goes on... I've been back to the hospital for more blood transfusions and have received iron infusions as well. It hasn't been fun, but at least we think I'm on the road to recovery.

I'm not sure what the next six weeks will be like - if I'll be able to do any crafting or blogging, or if I'll even want to... Of course, just in case I'm up for some crafting I've ordered myself some new goodies. :) It's good to be prepared.

This week, I'm trying to cram in some last minute posts... Some of the fun stuff that I had hoped to share last month. But you know, life happened, and now we're here getting ready for surgery... So, I'll be posting as much as I can this week.

And then I guess it'll be pretty quiet around here. :( I'll try to pop in when I can, but I can't promise anything. 

But for now, fun posts to keep you smiling :) See you tomorrow!

October 1, 2014

Currently...

Hello October! I'm so sorry that I've disappeared again! :( I was on vacation and didn't have a chance to finish up my posts when I returned. I've been dealing with some more health issues, which has kept us busy. I'm trying to get back to regular posts, (keep your fingers crossed!) so, here we go... Ready for a new edition of "Currently..."? Here's what's going on with me...

WATCHING: I just finished watching all the training videos for work. Haha. I guess that's not what most people consider entertainment :)

LISTENING: to the new Pentatonix album.  
Are you surprised?
I've also been enjoying listening to Hubby plink around on the ukulele I brought from Hawaii for my little brother. Hope he doesn't get too attached...

EATING: Delicious cookies and treats that I brought back from Hawaii. 
I'm especially enjoying the giant jar of cookies that my mom got me from Honolulu Cookie Company!

DRINKING: some yummy teas that I got while in Hawaii - Pineapple Black Tea and Strawberry Guava Tea :) YUM!

WEARING: some new dresses and lots of new baubles that I got in Hawaii. 
Are you sensing a pattern here?

MAKING: a mess! It looks like Hawaii exploded everywhere in our house (hmmm... I wonder why...?) I guess I need to clean up a bit!

PLANNING: for a possible upcoming surgery. Things are still kind of iffy right now, so we're not sure what will be happening in the near future.

TRYING: to decide if we should move or stay where we are a little bit longer. 

WANTING: a little more time to think and plan...

FEELING: a little nervous about the recent health issues I've been experiencing. 
I'm not thrilled about the idea of undergoing surgery or all the things that we have to think about to plan for this. 

ENJOYING: time with hubby and our pup :) I missed them while I was away! Plus, it's always so nice to have a warm puppy snuggle when you aren't feeling well :)

September 17, 2014

What I Wore

Hi there! Ready for another edition of What I Wore? These are actually my outfits from the first week of September, which is why there are only four days (Monday was a holiday).

Now that you've seen some of my outfits, you'll notice some repeating items and themes. Mainly, I wear dresses A LOT! And I love Kate Spade and Coach jewelry :) ...and I'm not very good at photographing myself. Haha!

DAY ONE
 dress: tj maxx by soprano / necklace: loft / bracelet: pandora / ring: premier designs

DAY TWO
dress: tj maxx by max studio / necklace: groopdealz (also sold here) / bracelets: kohls, american eagle, and groopdealz (sold here by this vendor) / ring: kate spade

DAY THREE
dress: loft (similar) / necklace: kate spade / ring: coach

DAY FOUR
jeans day!
jeans: tommy hilfiger / top: target / necklace: groopdealz (similar) / ring: kate spade

So, yes... I wear dresses to work nearly every single day. Some Fridays are jeans days, so I do dress down on those days, but I actually find wearing dresses more comfortable! I wear yoga shorts and a camisole under all of my dresses, so I can move around freely without my underwear showing. Since I work at an elementary school, I do spend time sitting (and sometimes crawling around) on the floor with the kiddos. It's surprisingly much easier to do so in a dress! Not to mention, wearing dresses means I don't have to worry about matching tops and bottoms. Plus, I find it much easier to find dresses that fit than pants. I don't like to spend a lot of money on my clothes, so I get a lot of my dresses at TJ Maxx. I love Max Studio brand, which is stocked quite regularly there. 

As for my jewelry, I mentioned before that I'm addicted to deal of the day shops like Groopdealz and Jane, where I get a lot of my fun statement pieces. You'll also notice that I wear a lot of Kate Spade and Coach - my favorites. You never see my ears in these photos, but I often wear matching earrings, like spade ones that go with the necklace I wore on Day Three.

What about you? Are there any brands you love? Any shops that I should be checking out for cute dresses and fun jewelry pieces?