Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter Loves!

Jamie and I are still trying to wind down from the whirlwind also known as Comic Con Fan X. It was a blast! We will be posting all about it starting the first of the week. 

Easter is my favorite time of year to dress my kids. There is nothing like seeing them in their Sunday best! And yes I am THAT Mom. The OCD in me comforted in seeing all my kids in matching outfits. It is what it is… I gave you a sneak peak of the little Babe's Easter outfit on IG. Here are all three in their entirety. 


Dress// Crazy 8 on sale HERE
Jean Jacket// Children's Place on sale HERE

Headband// DIY 
Gold Moccs// babyTmoccs HERE


Outfit 1
Faded Blue Oxford Shirt// Crazy 8 on sale HERE
Chambray Tie// Crazy 8 
Flax Chino Pants// The Children's Place HERE
Tan Nomad Slip-on Shoes// The Children's Place HERE
Outfit 2
Chambray Shirt// Crazy 8 HERE
Argyle Sweater Vest// Crazy 8 on sale HERE
Flax Chino Pants// The Children's Place HERE
Tan Nomad Slip-on Shoes// The Children's Place HERE



Here is Miss Ava's outfit.  She is still walk/crawling and so I opted for a skirt so it doesn't get caught under her.  I'm obsessed with neon pink and anything navy right now.  
Neon Pink Cardigan// Target HERE
Skirt// Carters Brand at JCP
Baby T Moccs -Platinum// (Sold out, but more colors HERE)
Blue Bow// Claires
Happy Easter babes!  Now back to Sheena.

In all the hustle and bustle of Holidays nowadays.. It is easy to forget what we are really celebrating. While I do love a good shopping session for my kids. Tonight while I tucked them into bed I cuddled in next to my boys and grabbed a special book. A book about Christ's Resurrection written for children. As I read to them the true reason for celebration I was getting asked questions like-
What is that stuff in the cups?
Why did they want to kill him?
Why is Mary crying?
Mom, Can Jesus only fly in clouds?
While some questions a little more heavy than others, all were important. They were thinking about their savior and thats all I could ask for on the Eve of Easter Sunday. Because of HIM, I feel the pain as Mary is searching for her beloved. Because of HIM, I rejoice with the Apostles as they spot him on the shore. Because of HIM, I am comforted in the fact that I can return to my heavenly Father just as Christ did. Because of HIM, I have a beautiful family and children that restore my faith everyday.
While I closed the book and kissed them goodnight my littlest man calls to me-
"MOM! We need to say a prayer!"
My oldest says-
"Oh Yah! Why didn't I think of that?"
And when I asked who wanted to say it they BOTH jumped at the opportunity. 
We had two prayers tonight.
And many more answered.

Happy Easter loves. 









Friday, April 18, 2014

Must Haves for Surviving Salt Lake Comic Con

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Favsies Friday will be back next week!


We survived!  The apocalypse you ask?  No, well sort of.   We just wrapped up our first day at Salt Lake's Comic Con FanX and it was UH-MAZE-ING!  We are tired, but the tired you feel after a good day at Disneyland... or Lagoon.. or Halloween.  Anyway here we go!
 1. Get your hands on some nerd-camo! Hipster glasses are a must have to blend into the surroundings.  It's a Clark Kent sort of thing.



2. Bring a Partner-in-Crime, sidekick, or a squad
  



3.  Don't feed, touch, or poke the wildlife.  They bite.



4.  Remember to eat! We had some tasty food along the way.  The entire venue smells like cinnamon roasted almonds... yum!   I don't know what the official rules are, but you can bring your own drinks & food.  We didn't know that and so we stopped by the eatery in the convention. 

Sheena's food on the right was better than your local fast food joint, but not a re-return sort of thing.  I did love my burrito-it was definitely a share-with-friend size!  

5.  Wear DEODERANT & WALKING SHOES!  
Seriously, the venue is huge & with thousands of people it gets hot quick.  Come prepared... nobody wants to smell you.

 Photo Credit to Deseretnews.com


 6.  Bring Cash for the booths.  A ton of them accept cards, but its quicker to use cash!  Also shop around, the further we got into the shopping, the better the prices were.  Talk to the vendors & ask for best pricing!  Most of the vendors will give you a deal when you buy a few items from them.  


7.  Always have your camera ready!  You never know just who might pop up & will only have a sec to score the perfect photo.



8. And lastly... Talk to strangers.  Scratch that, I mean don't talk to strangers.  If you do, don't be afraid to ask who someone is or rather what someone is!  This is how we met the new Power Rangers.  And I may or may not have asked them if they were a boy band...!  Oops :)



Now we are headed for day 2!  Wish us luck... 
xoxo!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock and Roll

Happy Hump Day my loves! I hope your weekend gets here quickly from this point on. 
Soo…..We need to talk. Something happened in Vegas that I'm not very proud of. Have you ever  gambled or watched someone gamble? For the most part, someone sits down and 5 minutes later there money is gone. Leaving them with an empty feeling and a thought...
"What the?! What just happened?
And then they are just mad the rest of the day because they can't stop thinking about how quickly their money was taken. 
Little known fact- I almost NEVER spend more than $20 on a shirt. Its all about quantity for me when it comes to my shirts. I need options. If I spent the money on higher quality items.. I would have like.. 5 shirts. Thats just dumb. But, it's your closet. Do what makes your feel good :)
Sorry… back to the story.
At the Party for a Cause they had venders. All different sorts. There was this cute blonde managing a clothing spot. I browsed and didn't see anything I loved, but I LOVED her outfit. I asked her if she sold  the shirt/tunic she was wearing and she told me that she did, but she didn't have any with her. However, she could bring one down for me the next day. DONE I said. Seeing how it was boutique clothing I figured it would probably cost me around $40. The thought was a little cringing but I figured I was on vacation so why not splurge a little. Hey, it was better than sitting down at at a craps table, losing my money, and having nothing to show for it. 
They next day I went to pick it up and this is how the convo went:

Me: Hey! Were you able to get that shirt?
CBG (cute blonde girl) Yes! I only have one left. I'm so glad you came back!
Me: Are you kidding? I love it! Of course I came back! What size is it?
CBG: small
Me: perfect!
(imagine me grinning from ear to ear because I am already picturing how I will wear it, and cookies, and gumdrops, and everything else that fills a girls head with happiness…I hand her my card)
CBG: Ok I'm just going to have to charge your card twice sjdflfjgh…..*mumbling something about price tags*
Me: ok..ya! What did she just say?.. oh well, I am so excited about this shirt!
CBG: K it's $$$
Me: Oh uhh ya … let me use a different card..

And I walked…no it was more like a scurry, away. You guys. It was not $40. It was no where near that. I can't even bring myself to tell you how much it was. That and my husband might be reading this. (If that's the case..well we had a good run friends. I'll see ya around when I get out of shopaholics anonymous)
She told me the price and I was in such sticker shock that I paid it and walked away. I seriously felt like I just sat at a craps table and watched some CBG take my money. Only at least if I had gambled, I wouldn't have this dark secret hanging in my closet screaming at me every time I wore it. To add salt to the wound.. I searched it online. Finding out how much the shirt really was hurt almost as bad as paying what I did for it. Lets just say to get my moneys worth, it will not only be a shirt, but a swimsuit cover up AND a night gown. 
I don't know what was wrong with me. Why didn't I just say "Um.. H-to the-NO" and walk away? 
Moral of the story is… Ask how much a shirt is before your are in too deep. Or you may just end up doing the walk of shame out of a slew of vender shops.


Today's outfit is a little bit Country and a little bit Rock and Roll. 
*Que the Osmonds*
I did have some positive experiences with some of the venders in Vegas and found a couple of favs. 
(I really do love this shirt you guys..I just didn't love getting duped) 







This hat is from Hicktown Couture and I actually bought it for my man. BONUS! I can wear it too. And I love it! The fit is great and $15 the pice is even better. They don't have their hats on their site yet but they are based out of Arizona and GUESS WHAT! They will be here in Utah at Country Explosion. Go check them out there or take a look and their All American- Country- straight out the sticks- clothing line. (I love the mason jar top)

These might possibly be my most favorite bracelets in the history of ever. (Except for my Pandora bracelet. Love you honey!! )
They are from a cute little boutique called "Hippie Chick" straight out of the heart of Texas. ( Or Lubbock, TX …..  ) They only have a Facebook page but I am working on trying to get them available for ya'll to purchase. In the meantime.. Check them out
Or better yet, if you live in Texas, go get ya some guuuurl! 



Blessed Bracelet// Hippy Chick
Aztec Bracelet// SHEsteals.com
Faux Leather Pants// China (not kidding) Similar HERE
Prince Peter Collection Iggy Pop Raglan Dress// CBG ….. buuuuut if you want to pay the normal price for it you can find it HERE
Wild Diva Lorane Ankle Boots// Cara Loren's closet…. also not kidding. Similar HERE


Have you ever been duped? Or paid waaaay to much for something? Please tell me all about it!
PS- Comic Con Starts tomorrow! Eeek! :)

-Sheena