I have always been a fan of jumpsuits. They look so good on a lot of people, but I have never found one that looks good on me. A while back, I ordered this one from Forever 21 and never had the guts to put it on because the back is semi-open and my rolls do not permit it. That being said, it had been over a year and I couldn't find the strength to get rid of it. I was determined! I finally had the bright idea to pair it with a classic button down and I love it! I even got the approval of Hubby who has adamantly been against this since it arrived on our doorstep.
Jumpsuit~ Forever21:: Shirt~Talbots:: Bag~Louis Vuitton:: Shoes~ Nine West
My morning commute is between 45 minutes to an hour. Most days, I am listening to K-Love, the Contemporary Christian radio station. The music helps me to praise God for the glorious day He give and helps me keep my thoughts on good things. Last week, I heard a new song that perfectly describes where I am in my walk with Jesus. I am growing and learning to love Him more and to be thankful for what He has given me. He is changing me and making me the woman I was meant to be and I am so excited for what He has in store!
Think about the good things in life, they really are beautiful!
Sorry I've been MIA this week, just catching up with life. Here are the two things that make my heart stop multiple times daily. Naomi and Noelle. I can't explain how rewarding it is to have been chosen to be their mommy. They are the light of my life.... and so darn cute!!!
Naomi had her first parent-teacher conferences this week and we got a fantastic report! My parents always told me how great it feels when someone gives your child good reviews (they were always getting good comments about me). Now, after experiencing it for the first time I know there really is nothing like having someone tell you how wonderful your child is. Naomi is at the top of her class in reading, writing, and math!
I am definitely a proud mama.
Sweater, Jacket, Shoes~ GapKids:: Dress~ OshKosh
Noelle turned 16 months yesterday. Her smile, her laugh, her hugs and kisses. The way she loves her sister. She is talking more saying please, thank you, banana, mine, mama, and daddy. Watching her grow is so much fun!
Shirt and Pants~ GapKids Outlet:: Shoes~ TOMS via Nordstrom Rack
It is amazing to see two very different little girls and love them completely and differently, exactly for who they are.
It's a rainy day 'round these parts and my day started a little rough. Nevertheless, I am making a conscious effort to smile and have a wonderfully, productive day! I hadn't heard this quote until recently and today it is so very fitting!
Turn that frown upside down and have a wonderful day!!!
This year has gone by ridiculously fast, but I am so excited about the arrival of my favorite season! Here in North Carolina we get the most beautiful Fall. The leaves change and it seems that the air gets a bit fresher, but my favorite thing is when I start to smell lit fireplaces in the air. We aren't completely there yet, there are still some days when it feels like the middle of July, but it's coming soon! No matter, I am still busting out the fall colors!
Burgundy is my favorite! Every fall it is the color that I gravitate towards the most and these pants from ASOS are perfect for those "summerish" days.
Blazer~ Old Navy:: Blouse~ Talbots:: Pants~ ASOS:: Shoes~ Forever21:: Bag~ Coach::Jewelry~ CharmingCharlie and Anthropologie
After a busy weekend, it was terrible getting out of bed this morning! Why is it that your bed get the most comfortable just before your alarm goes off? I am not a morning person in general, but Monday's are the worst. This is why I have to play some music as soon as I wake up. It gives me the energy I need to wake up the house and get everyone moving. Apparently, they cannot wake up without me.
Press play for some good music that will definitely get you going!
I have been on my new job for a little over a month, and am finally getting settled in. I love my new space. I have an office with a door!!! This is a major upgrade from the cubicle I occupied at my former job. Now that I'm settled into my daily routine, I really need to decorate my office! I'd prefer to be surrounded by beautiful things if I have to be somewhere for 8 hours of my day, 5 days a week. Wouldn't you?
My walls are stark white and furniture is light wood. I think white, aqua and gold would be beautiful in this space.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was filled with ballet lessons, cleaning, and studying. Our schedules are falling in place nicely and things are getting done. I have been able to cross stuff of my lists that have been there for a while and I am loving it!
One major thing I have been wanting to get together is this blog. Scrolling through the archives, you can definitely tell what kind of year I am having from my posting history. In 2010, I was beginning and didn't post a lot, 2011 and 2012 I posted more and was consistent, and 2013 I just fell off the map. Well it's 2014 and I am beginning to regain the passion I had for blogging when I first started From Jasmine With Love. Although things are busy, they are good and good equals less time worrying and more time blogging!
You would think, since I have been so sporadic and inconsistent blogging that I would throw in the towel. Darlings, I can't. I love it too much. I love looking at other blogs and finding inspiration. I love interacting with the blogging community. I love the outlet blogging gives me. Even when blogging was the last thing on my mind, it never crossed my mind to stop. Only that when I started again, I would come back better than ever. Isn't that the beauty of blogging, it is a chronicle of your life, your growth. It's therapy, holds you accountable, and is a source of inspiration.
I challenge you my darlings. If there is anything that makes your heart happy, do it. Don't let anything, not even yourself, get in the way of your happy place. I'm definitely not.