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Dress: c/o Sass My Style // Shoes: Old Navy (option) (option) // Clutch: Banana Republic Outlet (option) (option) // Bracelet: Gift from Yi-Chia (option) // Necklace: GroopDealz (option)
The last few Random Wednesdays have strayed from it's original intent...and that's to be completely random with my thoughts and life happenings. I guess part of me wants to say I have had writer's block and the other part wants to say it's because I am torn with where I want to take my blog. I will elaborate more on that in a minute.
Let me begin with a little weekend recap that I didn't have time to prepare for on Monday. Better late than never.
If you follow me on the Insta you already know that I attended Girl Scout Camp 2013 with my oldest daughter. I love her, well both of my girls, more than life itself so I figure that sometimes it's required to take one for the team when it comes to the circle of parenthood. Let's just say that the daytime went better than expected, but the nighttime (aka sleeping arrangements) was another story.It was an experience for the books and Logan was so happy that I was with her. It was a priceless bonding experience and I am proud of myself for sucking it up. Sometimes you just have to buck up and put your big girl panties on when it comes to your kids.
Next on the list is Lone Star Jam. Holy Mother of Texas Music. It was a two day jam and sadly I missed Saturday due to motherly duties; being a mom trumps being a music festival goer. If you live in the Austin area, please make sure to snag tickets for next year. The venue was perfect, plenty of lawn and standing room space, amazing acoustics, stellar musicians, plenty of port-o-potties, short beverage lines and super reasonably priced tickets. A few headliners included: Bob Schneider, Cory Morrow, Jack Ingram, Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott Band, Kevin Fowler, Randy Rogers and Stoney LaRue and that's just the tip of the iceberg. It was "The Nuts, Bro". You know this saying if you read this from last week.
Okay, now for a few other tidbits:
**Best dry shampoo EVER. Thanks, Ashley for this tip. I have already gone through half of a can. I have tried many and Not Your Mother's is the champ and it's NOT EXPENSIVE. That name, who wouldn't buy it for that alone?
**This one is on a more serious note and maybe I should save it for another day because this post is already long enough. I am having identity issues with my blog. I want it to go one way, but that means I could possibly let other topics slip through the cracks. I feel like I am trying to not only stay true to myself, but please so many others at the same time. I want my blog to grow. I dream of bigger things. I work REALLY hard at what I do. I take it seriously, more than any "job" I have EVER had. I am so torn on what to do or what not to do. I see other "style" bloggers not post a single thing about their personal life, stick to 100% fashion oriented posts and they are crazy successful. Then there is me...who enjoys chatting about my life, my kids and my every day. I want to stay relatable, but professional at the same time. To be taken seriously from brands is important to me, but so are my readers and what I want to read on my own blog ten years from now. I am struggling to find a balance. Suggestions are welcomed.
**Now onto brighter topics. Blogging has reconnected me to so many people; past co-workers, high school friends, previous neighbors and college friends, Lindsey in particular. She opened her own clothing store called Sass My Style and oh my Lordy, it is amazing. Everything, I mean EVERYTHING is less than $39.00. Yes, you read that right. The quality is superb and she updates her shop selection constantly. I already have about five things on my "must buy" list. The dress I am wearing is from her shop and I have a few more looks from her store up my sleeve. Check out this dress she named after moi....talk about flattery. Super adorable, right?
Sass My Style is offering one friend the chance to win $50 in store credit. You will want to enter every possible way for this giveaway. Just wait until you see her shop, then you will know what I am talking about. The winner of this is one lucky gal!
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So, another long one for the books. Thanks for hanging with me today.
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