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Perfect Combo

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Romper: Target

Hat: JCPenney

Sandals: Target, these are cute!

Sunnies: Elle & Bee Co.

Bracelets: Alex & Ani

Necklace: Forever 21, similar

Lipstick: MAC(Fanfare)

Happy Wednesday! I have a post up two days in a row! It’s a miracle! Haha Let’s talk about my romper! I’m in love! I picked it up at Target last week for $12!!! Run there now and get it!! You won’t regret it! My hat is on sale now too! I think this outfit is one of my faves this summer! Can’t go wrong with a romper and a hat:)

I wore the outfit above last week to a girls day! We went to a tea room and little shops! Libbey thought she was big stuff!! She made sure to grab her “big girl” headband and purse! So cute!

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Lib’s and leggings are from Old Navy!!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

xoxo,

Amanda

Denim Dots

Happy Memorial Day!!!! Thank you to all of those who serve and have served our country!!!
Hope you all are enjoying your long weekend! Lib and I have spent the weekend with my family since JD has had to work all weekend 😦
The weather has been aaaamazing, so we have spent a lot of time outside! We are going to a family cookout today!! Can’t wait to put Miss Libbey in her baby bikini!!!

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory
Skirt: Target(last year), this one is a similar color!!
Sandals: Target(similar)
Necklace: Brina Box
Have a fabulous day!!
Xoxo,
Amanda

The New LBD

Happy Tuesday!!!
So, once again I have been MIA from the blog…sorry!! I have been so busy and it has been so nice out, so we are taking advantage of the beautiful weather! We have been working on staining our deck that we built last year! Hopefully by the end of the week the deck will be stained and the pastel furniture ( yes I said pastel:) ) will be on it!! We also got Libbey’s swing set put together!! Next we have to tackle the landscaping…ugh..

Over the weekend I went to one of my good friend’s wedding reception!! It was beautiful!! The bride looked stunning! It makes me want to get married again!! To my husband of course!!! I could plan weddings all day everyday!! I didn’t really get any good outfit pictures, so I laid out my outfit for you guys. I’m in love with the dress I wore!! I’m thinking it might be my go to LBD!! I feel like it is a classic dress that I will be wearing for years!! The options for jewels and shoes are endless!! Almost any color will go with the dress!!

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Dress: Forever 21(not online), this one is super cute!!
Pumps: Von Maur(Jessica Simpson-old) These are cute!!!
Clutch: Target(old) Love this one!!
Bracelet: Brina Box
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Sunglasses: Forever 21(old):similar
Earrings: Forever 21(similar)

Thanks for reading!!
Xoxo,
Amanda

Weekend Fun

Happy Monday!!
We had a fun filled weekend!! The weather was beautiful, so we spent lots of time outside! We put Libbey in a swing for the first time and she absolutely loved it!! She was squealing and laughing the whole time!
Below is what I wore yesterday and a few pics from the weekend and some of the fabulous finds from the shopping trip on Friday!!
All of our fabulous finds from Friday are from an outlet mall! I got some aaaamazing deals!!! J.Crew Factory had 60% off their clearance prices!!!! Go check it out!!! Everything below came from J.Crew, Gap, Old Navy and Gymboree!

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My dress is from Gap Oulet(last year), but I’m loving this one and this one!!
Necklaces are from Forever 21! Looooving this one!!
Ummm and how cute are the baby flip flops and jellies?! I was dying!! I used to love jellies when I was little!!!
Thanks for reading!!!
Xoxo,
Amanda

Pre-Shopping:)

Hellooooo!!!!
I’ve been behind on my blogging this week…. I promise I’ll try to do better next week! I’ve had a lot going on and am still trying to figure out why Miss Libbey won’t sleep! Silly girl!
So, tomorrow Libbey and I are tagging along with my mom and a family friend to visit my sister at school and to do some outlet shopping! I thought I would do a little “pre-shopping” today, so I know what to look for tomorrow! Below are a few things I will be on the hunt for tomorrow!!!

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Loving this dress! I die for anything nautical!

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How cute would this be with colored pants and layered pearls?! So cute!!!

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Hello! This is going to be mine!! I would totally put this tee with cute denim shorts and white converse tennies! Cute and casual!

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I’m a sucker for anything with buttons! This dress is perfect for summer nights! Throw on a cute pair of wedges and you are good to go!

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I’m not a fan of short shorts,so these are the perfect length for me!

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I’m obsessed with this maxi dress!! I could live in maxi dresses!!! You can never have too many! (My husband might not agree:) )

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Miss Libbey so needs this outfit!! I can’t wait to have her chubby little thighs hang out all summer!!

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I also love this little number!!
I will probably end up buying more for Lib, than for myself! I can’t help it:)

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Dying over this denim romper!!!

Hopefully I see all this cute stuff tomorrow!!!
Thanks for reading:)

Xoxo,
Amanda

Seeing Spots

Happy Tuesday lovelies!!
Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter weekend!
Miss Libbey had a great first Easter! She got 3 Easter baskets! Lucky girl! The weather was sooooo nice over the weekend! It felt amazing to finally break out wedges!! I was so excited about dressing Libbey up for mass and getting out the door in time that I forgot to take outfit pics! I have a few pics of my little family, so you can still see my outfit!

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My pants are from Forever 21! I loooove them!! They are so comfy and cool!!
They aren’t online anymore, but these are very similar!!!
My shirt is from Target, but I got it over a year ago. You can seriously put almost any color with these pants!! Yellow would be super cute!! I was in a hurry and had to find a shirt that didn’t have to be ironed! Haha I think a flowy blouse would be cute!!!
I can’t find my necklace online anymore, but this and this would be cute with the polka dot pants!
Miss Libbey’s outfit was from Von Maur!

Thanks for reading!!
Xoxo,
Amanda

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Bejeweled

Hola!
So, yesterday a friend and I took our little ones to see the Easter Bunny! I was afraid of what the outcome was going to be because Miss Libbey has a little bit of “stranger anxiety!” I was thinking a furry bunny would send her over the edge, but it was the total opposite! She was laughing and kicking her little legs!

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I totally forgot I had the cute bejeweled sweater from J.Crew hanging in my closet!!! I had it all winter and didn’t wear it! I’m so mad at myself!! Is that a sign that I have too many clothes?! Nah!!!
Sweater: J.Crew Outlet(sold out) This is similar, but a little pricey for my liking! This one is cute too and in my price range:)
Denim Cropped Pants: JCPenney(sold out online) similar here
Flats: Target(old) These are fun and on sale!!
Bracelet: Forever 21(old), this one is similar!
Purse: Michael Kors(old), but loving this one!!
Oh and don’t look at my mess of hair!! It was sooooo windy again!!!

Thanks for reading!!
Xoxo,
Amanda

Windy Wedding

Hello Again!!
So, don’t judge my pictures!! The pics are from a wedding on Saturday! I mentioned yesterday that the wedding was outside. Well, let’s just say that it was probably the windiest day of the year! The bride’s veil was wrapping around the groom’s neck and bird seed was hitting people in the face! It was craziness! I didn’t really get any good outfit pictures because of the crazy wind! My hair is everywhere in the pictures! Libbey looks cute though:)

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Dress: JCPenney
Heels: Zooshoo.com(similar)
Necklace: Francesca’s(last year), but this one is super cute!
Miss Libbey’s outfit is all MudPie!! Looove that brand!!

Thanks for reading!
Xoxo,
Amanda

Bring On the Maxi’s

Hello again!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!! Our weekend was busy busy! My husband was in a wedding, so we had wedding festivities to attend Friday and Saturday! Love me a wedding!! This was our first of 7 weddings! Bring it on! Hehe The wedding was outside! The happy couple was very lucky to have such beautiful weather in central Illinois this time of year! The high today is only 45… Ugh…
Below is what I wore on Friday!

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Top: Forever 21(old), but love this and this!
Skirt: Forever 21(last summer), but this is super cute!
Necklace: H&M(last year), but loving Francesca’s statement necklaces! Check this one and this one out!
Bracelet: Brina Box
Bangles: Forever 21(old), but loving these bow bangles from Brina Box!
Miss Libbey’s outfit came from Baby Gap and I made her headband!!

Thanks for reading!
Xoxo,
Amanda

A Few of My Pinterest Faves

Hiiii!!!!
So, by now you all know that I have a little girl that I am OBSESSED with:) I find myself spending less and less time in the kitchen the older she gets! (She is only 6 months, so my poor hubby will probably be eating pb&j for dinner by the time she is one! Oops!) But seriously, the older she gets the more fun we are having! She is laughing, pulling up, and definitely getting her own personality! So, really why would I want to miss out on that and spend time in the kitchen?! I have found that Pinterest is my life saver for quick dinners! Also, my crockpot has become my new BFF!
Below are a few of my favorite quick and easy recipes from Pinterest!

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This was sooooo easy and quite yummy!! It tastes a lot like chicken pot pie, but so much easier and faster to make! It is a perfect meal because you have your meat, veggies, and bread all in one!

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These oven tacos are aaaamazing!!!! I will make them over and over again!! Pour yourself a margarita and you are ready to eat!

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I have made this bubble up pizza multiple times!! I love anything that has to do with pizza though!

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This skillet lasagna is delish!! Pop some garlic bread in the oven and you are good to go!

Hope you enjoy!
Thanks for reading!
Xoxo,
Amanda