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.
Hi Darlings! I've really want to add some gray into my wardrobe. While it may seem drab, it will be a great alternative to black this coming fall. I saw some Nine West pumps at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks back, but alas my feet were too wide. Ever since, I have been dreaming of gray shoes and bags. I will take one of each, please and thank you.
I am home today with a sick Noelle. She had a doctor's appointment on Thursday and is experiencing the residual effects of her shots. She toss, turned, and cried all night with a fever. So we are home today, helping her recuperate and giving some TLC.
I could let the guilt of not being at work worry me to death, but I am not going to do that. I am a mom, to baby girls who need me 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. I will always choose to be with my girls and put their needs, wants, and wishes before my own. This includes going to work or caring for a sick child. There will be times, when Hubby will be the one to stay with them for the day. But more often than not, it will be me. At home, in bed, cuddling with a baby until she feels better. Work is work, but there is nothing better than this.
Sorry about the poor quality phone pic...
Any working mothers out there know how I am feeling? How do you deal with being a working mom?