Arguably Awesome: Spring Things

Because, Winter, I hate you good and hard right now.

After nearly a week soaking up the sunny warm sun in Florida, coming back to blustery-snowy-freezy-icky Maryland and a snow storm that dumped 10 inches of snow on us makes me feel all of the sadness.

I’m certain that I will never appreciate these long winter days and, if I didn’t have a house and a family and a husband with a job tying me to this land, I would leave it in a heartbeat.

Sigh.

Let’s cheer ourselves up with pretty things for spring.

Arguably Awesome: Light and Bright Spring Things

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Bright blue mini tote bag. For toting things while you walk in the sunshine, $39.

Stripey flats for long walks sitting at outdoor cafes people watching and eating cupcakes, $17.

Light pink jeans. I love snagging affordable jeans from Old Navy. I get mine short and size down (they’re stretchy, maybe too stretchy), $30.

You can choose from a ton of different colors, or get more than one. They’re a spring style staple so it’s not like you can have too many floral blouses for ringing in spring (awesome to layer under a cardigan or light jacket), $22.

A cool and warm, light cargo jacket, $49.

Bring the buds (grow buds, grow!) inside in these cute, hand stamped bud vases, $24.

Flowy peplum top, perfect with leggings and sandals, $30.

I’ve never been able to pull of this style of maxi dress (too short, too thick in the middle, too wide thru the back), but I’ve always wished I could. It screams warm weather, $26.

Floral pleated skirt with just the right amount of flare, $18.

Bonus awesome because this full sized taupe tote comes with a cute wristlet, $49.

Possibly the best spring thing I already own is my infuser water bottle from Rove. I jam strawberries, oranges, lemons, all kinds of fruit in there and instantly have flavored water to carry around, $14.99.

Buy the water bottle, y’all. It’s amazing.

Choosing Athletic Shoes for Boys

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The Dudes are pretty simple to dress. Shorts every day they can get away with it, hoodies every day I require them, tall socks, beanie caps, and a coat if I force it (and by force I mean yell and scream and threaten to take away all things they find precious). They have their daily […]

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Knife Wounds, Emergency Rooms & Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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I’ve been terrible about cooking for my family as of late. Ever since the great laceration debacle of 2015… wait, did I ever tell you this story? It’s really just embarrassing. There’s nothing exciting to tell. Alas… So, I was cooking dinner a few weeks ago. This really fancy steak fajita meal. I’m talking fresh […]

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Arguably Awesome: Awesomely Traveling with Kids

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We are in Disney World today! My excitement to be at the happiest place on earth, in warm sunny Florida, away from cold, dreary Maryland can only just barely be contained. That being said, getting to a destination with three kids (and no husband, he stayed home this time), is always a certain type of […]

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Whoa, Girl, Is That a TV Tray?

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I’ve been working on making over my family room for weeks. The new couch I sold a kidney to buy finally came and, contrary to my normal behavior, I’ve really gotten into redoing the whole room. We don’t have a lot of rooms in our home that feel like mine. Every room just seems to […]

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Fresh Kicks: Chic Sneaks

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Sneakers. They are a legit part of any wardrobe. You need the working out kind. You know, if you’re actually planning to work out. But, just fashion-ly speaking, the working out sneakers are not also meant to be the rocking-a-cool-outfit-to-the-movies-with-the-girls sneakers. So, you need two pair. A working out pair and, what I like to […]

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Stuff Dudes Like: Power Rangers

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a Stuff Dudes Like post. Maybe it’s because they pretty much only like Vine Kids (seriously, it’s cute, but also GAAAAHHH! They watch it always.) and watching other people play video games (how is this fun? You have the game, why don’t you just play it? Is watching […]

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Arguably Awesome: Have a Heart Healthy Month

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Do you know that you can pull up the calendar and find a “holiday” on every single day of the year. Desperate celebrants can party it up over anything from pistachios to thinking (yep, there exists World Thinking Day, presumably to entice people to, er, think!). For example, if you’re in a celebrating mood (and […]

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The Ugly Truth About Fashion Blogging

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I got into style and fashion blogging after the What NOT to Wear experience. It was a natural progression; people wanted to know if I was keeping up my new look, and I wanted the accountability the Internet so often provides. I’ve fallen off with it a lot lately though. Dressing like a grown up […]

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