Archives for May 2017

May 31, 2017

Ruffled Dress

Dress | Sandals | Bag | Earrings

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May 25, 2017

Floral Skirt

Skirt and Bag HERE

Earrings HERE

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May 23, 2017

11 moves and counting….

Drum roll please………………………..

We are moving to St. Louis!

This was not an easy decision. We have been in Dallas for four years and have absolutely LOVED living here, me especially. I feel like myself in this city and love everything it has to offer. My hubby and I are both born and raised in St. Louis and both of our families are there. It will be nice to be around family and our close friends again. My hubby got a great job offer and it will allow our small little family more time together, which is something we haven’t had a lot of living here. So, that will be good.

Some “real” thoughts on moving back. This IS my blog, after all lol. I am really sad, just to be honest. St. Louis is a great city, but it’s also a bit challenging for me because I never really felt like I belonged there. I always knew I wanted to leave and live out of state and once I did, I felt like I came alive. I started my blog, made some amazing friendships, had my second child, all such amazing things. So to go back has been a bit of a mental challenge for me. St. Louis can be a bit clicky with friendships and that’s something I really can’t handle. I am a girls girl and the more the merrier, for me. I don’t like feeling of being left out and I always felt that way in St. Louis, I’m sure a lot was my doing, btw. I was very shy and never felt comfortable in my own skin till I hit my 30’s. I was so insecure and I’m sure that had a lot to do with it. Being here in Dallas has been so welcoming and we have made so many great friends in our neighborhood (which I am SO sad to leave) and in the blogging community (don’t even get me started on leaving those girls), so to leave that is no small decision. We have prayed about it and thought long and hard, and ultimately we made the decision for our kids. They will only be little once and to be with their daddy more and extended family, is huge.

With all that being said, I am t r y i n g to have a positive attitude and look at it in a positive light. Just because I had a certain experience with STL previously, doesn’t mean that’s how it will be this time around. And if it is, we can always move again! Kidding, mom haha…. kind of 😉 Seriously though, I am determined to make new friends there and make it the best possible. I have a handful of friends that are like family that I’m so excited to be around them again (one is having her first baby and I’ll get to be around the baby, YAY) and to be around my brother and his wife, will be so great. I have missed my brother SO much. We are moving home for a reason, and that means that it is blessed and it will be GOOD!

As far as my blog, I am not going anywhere! I am a little scared of the unknown just because Dallas is such a great city for bloggers. There are so many events and so many bloggers to network with, that it has really helped me to meet brands and fellow bloggers, and grow my blog. I am hoping St. Louis will be the same in that regard! I am really wanting to have a blogger network there. I feel like it’s crucial to maintaining my sanity haha! This blogging thing is not easy and it helps so much to have people that get it and understand some of the mental challenges that go along with it.

As far as timeline, we are looking to move in June (someone buy our house PLEASE) and will get back in the daily grind pretty easily, I imagine. But first a trip to the beach for mommy and daddy is on the calendar 🙂 I am so excited to get away for a bit and recharge. This has been such a stressful few months deciding what to do and getting our house on the market.

SO, If you are in St. Louis, please email me and lets connect!!!

My posting has been so sporadic lately with everything on our plate, so once we are moved and settled, things will get back to normal and I have some fun things planned for the blog. I’m so excited for them! So please stick with me and I promise we will have more fun in the next couple months 🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

XO,

Mary ♥

 

May 17, 2017

2 Piece Perfection

Purse HERE

 

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May 1, 2017

Mom Wow Sweater

Sweater C/O HERE  / Shoes HERE  / Jeans HERE  / Hat HERE  / Sunglasses HERE  / Necklace HERE

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