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Last soccer practice of the season


It was the last soccer practice of the season for Elena. I really didn’t know what to expect from the past two months, but Elena has grown so much this summer.

The first month of soccer we had to coax her, encourage her, and plead with her to actually participate in the sport. She actually loved going to practices, but once she was there she was more interested in chasing butterflies and skipping down the field waving to the spectators.

As I watched her on her last day of practice, I was so proud with how far she has come. She participates in all the drills (she used to stand in the same spot and allow the other kids to cut in line forfeiting her turn), and can even dribble the ball while running. However, I think her favorite part is still at the end when everyone puts their hands in. She stays there for a while after everyone disperses.

While she is not a star player by any means, I know she has developed mentally and physically. I’m excited for next summer.

Of course I forgot to bring our cameras…so my phone pictures will have to do.

posted on September 25, 2014 by karina

My first Stitch Fix


I received my first stitch fix box yesterday. It really is exciting to get clothes delivered and to have a personal stylist who is picking them all out for me. My style is pretty simple, consisting of a lot of blacks, greys and whites. So, I was a bit nervous that I was going to get these radical pieces that I would just not want to wear. However, every single item I would consider wearing.

The first piece is a Cathleen Split-Neck Tulip-Sleeve Blouse (19 Cooper). I liked it at first, but when I put it on the sleeves were a bit funny and it was a bit too big for me.
The skirt is an Iris Striped A-line Skirt (41Hawthorn) I really really like this skirt…however it was just a size too small. I am a little bummed that it didn’t fit. This was probably my favorite in the whole box.

This next piece is a Teegan Draped Blazer (41Hawthorn) I liked it until I put it on. The way it draped on me was strange.

I am going to keep these next two pieces. The Crance Crochet Detail Tank (Eight Sixty) fit me great and I liked the style. It is simple, colorful, and can be dressed up or down. I actually wore it to an event last night.
I don’t wear jewelry…ever. Just my wedding band. But…the Kaitland Spade Charm Long Necklace (Pixley) could add a little pop to most of my plain outfits. So…I will give it a try. I hear statement jewelry pieces add a lot to an outfit.

They even put in a card in to help in designing each piece with items you might already have. I really enjoyed the experience and recommend using Stitch Fix. I can’t wait for my next box!

If you’re interested, go ahead and give it a try yourself!

posted on September 19, 2014 by karina

Our mini photo display


We have a little wall between our living room and kitchen. It serves as an invitation to the rest of the house. I think it might be one of my favorite walls.

I take a lot of pictures of my kids. Elias says “cheese” whenever I pull my phone out around them and we are playing. He already knows I’m going to take a picture. Elena will often say “Take a picture of us!” She cracks me up.

I created a display that I can change regularly (about every 3-4 months) for my phone pictures. Not all the pictures I take end up on Instagram or Facebook, but this wall is a way for our guests to be welcomed not only into our home, but into our lives.

I’m thinking of making a display like this on another wall… I just can’t decide which one yet. ;-)

*We order these from the Mpix mobile app. The prints here are 4×4.

posted on September 8, 2014 by karina