Welcome to our front porch, come on in and stay for a while.
Today I am feeling a little country and a little glam.
I have been thinking a lot lately about teaching Enzo and Elsa strong communication, self advocacy and self-expression skills. I have also been pondering unpolished nails, my newly died eyebrows, brown lipstick, green eyeliner, and copper eye shadow. Deep thoughts I know!
This look is pretty and feminine and has become a new favorite. I love the deep teal, deep red and vibrant eggplant (of the flowers) against a plain nude-beige background. It works for now, and will also work in the Fall (with an additional layer.)
The dress is somewhat modest, but never boring. There is a skirt under the long skirt so that if the leg slit blows open, you are still covered.
The back adds some sexy, though you could easily wear a cardigan or shawl to cover your back depending on the to-do list for the day.
My to-do list today has been to enjoy some quality time with Vincent, Enzo and Elsa, to clean the house a bit, and make some new summer memories.
Here is the dress that I am wearing in the color “Khaki.” Below it is pictured in white and black.
When we went to town I changed my shoes (from leather patch work clogs to my go to brown mid heel sandal.)
Dr.Jart+ BB (Here), IT Concealer (Here), Nabi eyeliner in Lime Green (Here), Mally Shadow Stick in Copper Rose (Here), Mac Lipstick in “Digging it” (Here), BM Highlighter (Here) and Mally Face Defender (Here.)
More thoughts for a Saturday…
I have been working on (and reading about ways to) validate our children’s emotions while not encouraging attention seeking behavior. I have been researching children’s ability (and awareness of their ability) to manipulate their surroundings. (Elsa is almost three and a half and Enzo is one year and four months.)
“I want you Mommy” is the phrase that my Elsa knows she can say with the sweetest voice of all time to pretty much make me drop what I am doing and tend to her. It’s a balancing act, I want her to know she is a priority, but I do not want her (or Enzo) to be entitled.
It was hot and sunny until around 4 o clock when a storm rolled in. Tonight we had a special thunderstorm Ice Cream Picnic on our porch. Our new Friday Tradition has been pizza at the pool, and it has been a hit for everyone. It removes the dinner prep, and clean up. It also allows our little ones to free some energy before winding down at home with a song or two, a story and kiss goodnight.
Whenever I see people who still live where I am from post about a familiar place or event I feel inspired. I think it is special to have such roots, and long to create similar memories and trditions for our children. For instance, I fondly remember Fairport Canal Days, The Fish Hatchery at Powder Mill Park, Bird Song Trail (Where little birds land on your hands to eat seed!), Tom Wahls, Seabreeze Amusement Park or trips to Cananduaga Lake.
Our family has been enjoying Gahaghan Park, The Flowertown/Azalea Festival, and The Pool at Miler/Summerville Country Club. One of my friends had a tradition of mixing Peanut Butter M&Ms with airpopped buttered popcorn on family movie nights. I am saving that one until my children have the attention span to sit and enjoy a movie!
I love that Vincent and I have the opportunity to create similar memories and new family traditions for our children. I have so many things to be grateful for, and I bet that you do too. Please share!