Friday, October 30, 2015

Fashion Frenzy Friday...

My name is Tiffany and I have a deep, borderline crazy connection with my clothing and accessories.  There are items in my closet that I simply can not get rid of, quite possibly because the sight of them brings me back to the event that I wore them to.  I know it's creepy, right?  It's as if I believe that getting rid of them will somehow simultaneously dispose of the memory right along with it. The dress I wore to my baby shower, yep 7 years ago, both outfits I wore to my girls 1st Birthday parties and don't get me started on the baby cloths I have in bins packed away...never getting rid of them, ever! 

Another detach issue I have with my wardrobe is the way it makes me feel when I where particular items.  I have a turquoise necklace that seriously gives me super powers.  Well, maybe that's a little extreme, but I definitely feel like I can accomplish so much more by merely slipping it over my head in the morning.

So this brings me to my most recent purchase.  Let me introduce you to my newest addition to my closet crazed frenzy.  These boots are by Naughty Monkey.  I am already addicted to them and I haven't even worn them outside of the house yet!  The detailing on these babies is perfection and I am just holding out for their first unveiling. 
Please tell me I am not alone in this. What's in your closet you can not live without??

Thursday, October 29, 2015

That's my cup of tea...

We are talking green tea today ladies and gents.  An amazing addition to our daily regimen and it is so tasty too! These tea leaves are loaded with catechins, which are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. There have also been studies shown that it may help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and assist in regulating blood sugar levels in those who have diabetes.  I have hypoglycemia and have experienced less low sugar episodes since making this special leaf a part of my day. Researchers have also discovered that those who regularly drink green tea have greater activity in the working-memory area of their brain.  Who couldn't use a little help with that?  Mom brain forgetfulness, be gone! Green tea also has a calming effect.  Every afternoon when I lay the Gia  down for her nap, I put our tea kettle on the stove top and wait to hear the sweet sound of the whistle letting me know it is time to steep a cup of delicious green tea. I must admit I look forward to this relaxing moment everyday and to know that this little ritual of mine is actually good for me is an added perk.

Check out the article below for more information on this super tea.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wacky Wednesday...

This is a fashion don't, but on this Wednesday anything goes.

Happy Hump Day friends!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

To my little girl...

Dear Sophie,

From the second I saw the butterfly wings dance to the very beat of your heart on the monitor, began a love like I had never known.

Over the next nine months you and I grew together.  You developed tiny hands to one day hold mine and little feet that I would one day hear tip toeing across the floor.  I gained strength that only becoming a Mother can teach you. I continued to create a safe haven for you to be comfortable in, providing you nourishment, anticipating the day I could hold you in my arms and see your beautiful face for the first time.

We spent every day together. We took long walks down the Fox River in St. Charles where Mommy worked and we had picnics on my lunch break at the park.  At times we would sit quietly listening to the beautiful sounds of Mozart and Bach in my car between client meetings.

And most of the time, after a long day at work, we would nap with one another.  My hands gently laying on your temporary home, it was the most at peace I had ever been and it was all because of you, my saving grace.

On August 18th, the day you were born, I felt a whirlwind of emotions.  I undoubtably felt pain, mixed in with fear and in the end when the nurse handed you to me I was consumed with love and joy.

I believe on that first day we met face to face, God had me feel all of this to introduce to me what Motherhood is really all about. At times I am fearful that I am not making the right decisions for you and it pains me when your feelings have been hurt at school. But most days, I feel an abundance of love and joy and those two things trump fear, hurt and even worry, every time.

I hope you always know how much you are loved and cherished my sweet girl.



Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mama's craft corner 101

       The girls and I always look forward to making a thankful tree every year in the fall. Last October, we used construction paper and cut out colorful leaves as they took turns telling me what they were thankful for. We glued them on our hand drawn tree and boom, done.  

      This year we wanted to try something a little different.  I saw these nifty chalkboard tags on Easy and I had to have them! Sophie, my oldest and I gathered sticks at the park up the road.  I dug to the back of one of my cabinets and found this old vase that I had to wipe about an inch of dust off of and I had my youngest, Gia paint with glass chalk paint to give it a fall look and voila, we have the birth of a new tradition right here.

      Those of you that know our family well, will undoubtedly be able to pin point which one of us is thankful for what.  May the best of friends win!:)
You can get these adorable tags here:

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~ Guillaume Apollinaire