I hesitate to admit this. Because it totally makes me "that" mom. But here it goes: B and I have yet to go out on a real date without Caleb. Yes, he's 8 months old. And, yes. That means that we have gone 8 months without going on a planned, just-the-two-of-us date night. Have no fear, this will be remedied soon.
We are having our taxes done this weekend. I want to be excited about it, but I'm just not. Not after last year's super disappointment.
I am planning to introduce ankle cuffs into my shoe options for this year. These might work.
|Luxe Stiletto Sandals|
I'm finally back up to my pre-pregnancy weight. Might still be a pound or two less than normal, but still right within the range I was hoping to get back to. It's taken me almost 9 months to get here, and I think I'm finally here because Caleb is nursing less, and I am requiring less calories to keep up with him. I know it may sound strange to want to gain weight, but when all of your clothes hang in an unflattering manner, and you don't have the money to buy more, gaining a few lbs is a worthwhile goal.
Dessert has definitely been involved in getting those missing pounds back.
I've been a little stressed about what to wear for Caleb's dedication at the end of this month. Honestly, I already purchased a dress. But here's the thing: it was full price. Ugh. I don't remember the last time I paid full price for anything. I am seriously the coupon/discount queen. But I tried the darn thing on, thinking it was on sale. And it was perfect. And then I got to the register with it and realized, of course, it wasn't on sale. So, the jury is still out on whether or not this dress will be staying in my closet...
Speaking of purchases, as I mentioned yesterday, I am trying so hard to avoid all things shopping-related. I have been deleting store emails without even looking at the special deals offered. I don't go on Zulily, or any of my favorite shopping sites anymore. And I throw away coupons, or give them away, before I can even entertain the thought of using them. Hopefully one day soon I will be able to hop back on the shopping express, because I will admit that I miss it. Miss it bad. But for now, a limited budget is our life!
Despite the budget, I had a minute of crazy when I realized that Zara had re-stocked this necklace that Duchess Kate was seen wearing last fall. The $39.50 necklace. I was on the website and trying to click 'Add to Basket' when I came to my senses and realized that it was something I definitely didn't need, and shouldn't waste our very limited resources on right now. Ok, I'm lying. The only reason that necklace is not on its way here right now is because it sold out again before I could make it mine...
In a funny coincidence, my sweet friend Alisha shared on her blog yesterday that she had done the exact same thing. This is why she and I are friends:)
I really wish that carrot sticks tasted like donut holes. Can someone not invent that?
According to Gap, the acid wash jean is making a comeback. I love me some Gap. But I have to respectfully disagree on this topic. "Hey, Gap. The 1980's called. They want their acid wash back." Thanks, but no thanks.