Friday, February 14, 2014

It is a great day to be alive

Thursday's inspiration was from the 'Who What Wear' website another site I get updates on a daily basis and have great fashion inspirations….

Jacket, Sweater - Forever 21
Pants - Rock Republic (Kohl's)
Purse - DKNY
Booties - Steve Madden

Went to Ballet with my daughter then we went to the indoor play area so I can catch up on emails and photos. We left early to attend my son's class Valentine's party in the afternoon. Afterwards it was a mad rush of grocery shopping, heading home to put it all away and change then back out for Tennis then to my friend's house for dinner…

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sun is still shining when I close my eyes

 Yesterday's inspiration was from a website I get daily fashion reports from 
called 'The Zoe Report' by Rachel Zoe. 

This cozy combo with a maxi skirt and a scarf was simple and very adoptable. 
I did mull over which scarf to use for a while and decided on this bright green one for pop color….
 I was cold in the morning and had boots on but then my cousin and I met up to get our nails done so these green beaded flip flops worked even better afterwards...

Skirt - Thread Sence
Top, Flip flops - Target
Scarf - Forever 21
Purse - Thread Show

Our pre-school teacher is going under a treatment so we had no class. We made the most of it by meeting up with my cousin to get our nails done while trying to preoccupy my daughter with an ipad movie.
Then we had lunch in the beautiful sun filled porch of a fish restaurant nearby.
After we split up I stopped at a store to shop for my son's secret valentine gift for his friend. At the same time ran into bunch of great gift ideas and stocked up on some birthday gifts for the upcoming months. I  keep a gift closet in our guest room and buy gifts as I see them so when there is a birthday party I don't rush to find a gift. For select people I shop in advance so the gifts are always special and well planned and bought on sale.

Then we rushed to school to pick up my son from chess class and rushed back home to meet the tile guy that fixed the tiles we had him take out to repair our dish washer. What a project that has been but finally it is done.
Then it was off to swim practice and back at home for a make-shift dinner since I couldn't use part of the kitchen earlier in the day. I was exhausted by the time kids were in bed and my husband came home with take-out for us. Watched a little olympics (mainly snow boarding half pipe) and went to bed!

Oh and I almost forgot, in between we started assembling these fairy lights my daughter had wanted so much and got as a birthday present from my friend. They were a lot more work than I anticipated with 7 beads that have to be threaded on a strand, 5 strands per light and 3 lights so it is VERY time consuming but they came out so cute…

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

You would think I'm crazy

Today's outfit was inspired by Victoria's Secret VS Edit for Fall 2013:
I loved this neon sweater topped with leather vest look…

Vest, Sweater - Forever 21
Pants - Kika Paprika
Boots - Studded boots

I feel weird. Like my dad is still with us. I feel he is just away. He will call or we'll see him very soon. Of course I know it is not true but that is how I feel. Very odd.
Kids of course still ask questions non stop. About death, about cancer what causes it  why can't it be cured, who gets it, how do they get it?, what happens to soul when you die? what happens to the body? What does God do with Angels? If a kid dies do other Angels show them how to fly cause they are too small? It is endless. It sounds cute but when you are grieving it is all a bit overwhelming. I try to answer to best of my ability but it exhausts me….

We went to our outdoor class today for another valentine exchange frenzy. My daughter can't wait to come home and go through each one.

My friend who is in a singing chorus delivered a singing valentine for our class:

I started the new book for our book club that is meeting in one week so I have to hurry up but the book is really engaging so it is easy.

My aunt and cousin came over for a traditional Turkish tea. It was great hanging out with them but of course with my daughter a big chunk of the talk revolves around her… She also set-up her porcelain tea set and served us tea too. :)

Then I had my cousin try on some of my kika samples and went and picked up my son from his after school playdate and came home for a frenzy of homework, dinner and bed time routine…
My cousin was so exhausted at the end and was probably glad she decided not to have kids. :)