Thursday, August 30, 2012

So Long Summer

Even though we live at the beach, I have to be honest, summer is not my favorite time of year. At this point I've really had enough of the 95 degree + days and am ready for some 'cooler' temps. I am really looking forward to getting back in my Fall/Winter uni of leggings/skinny jeans and boots/flats. 

Essie Stylenomics Fall 2012

Toothpick jean in pitch black wash

While I'd like to be decked out in JCrew day in and day out, that just is not realistic. Especially considering the amount of spit-up that comes my way. 

I did try these on the other day and was pleasantly surprised as to how well they fit (actually, ON had several really great quality pieces I plan on snagging!). And at $29, I can afford more than one pair. Note to the tall ladies: definitely order the special size online- the regulars were several inches above my ankles (I am 5'10").

Also, candles. Specifically Bath & Body Works. I have yet to find another that can even come close to these babies. 

One cannot ignore the political ads and campaigns that are ramping up for November's big election. 

I have to share this photo of Paul Ryan at his (and mine!) alma mater, Miami University. He visited the campus a few weeks ago and I am so jealous of all the students who got to hear him speak. Proud alumni!

Finally, I read that Giuliana & Bill Rancic's surrogate delivered their baby!!

I love hearing happy news in the morning!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Busy, Busy

Life has been quite busy as of late. 

We made our first trip home with Tanner last weekend and I must say I was extremely impressed with his travelling capacity. It was SO much fun introducing our baby to all of our friends and family! 

On Saturday, Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Alex graciously volunteered to babysit while Mom & Dad spent the evening celebrating Jen & Matt's nuptials. 

And because I think my child is the most adorable thing in the entire world......

He is going to hate me later for that comb-over.

Also, I've been glued to the tube watching all of the Olympic games. Favorite sport? Gymnastics. 

My sister and I used to make up routines and dance around the basement when we were little. Clearly, neither of us were cut out for the sport considering we're both 5'10". Oh well.... 

Did these ladies snag the Kardashian's makeup artist for the big event? Because they looked flawless. Seriously.