Spring Weekend Hair

TGIF y'all.  We're looking forward to this weekend because my former roommate from the year after I graduated college is visiting with her family from New Jersey. I haven't seen her since we moved apart over 10 years ago (yes, showing my age.) Thanks to social media we've kept up with each other, so I suspect it's going to be one of those reunions where it feels like it was just yesterday we were living together (except the husbands and babies part. ;) )  Her son is just a little older than mine so hopefully the kiddos will enjoy each other as well (kids that age are not very picky about new friends.) 

For me, the weekends tend to be low maintenance in terms of style and beauty (even more low maintenance than a work day, 'cuz I'm not all that high maintenance to begin with), I do still like to look pulled together and like I care, LOL.  My hair is getting really long (I do need a trim) and since I'm always busy with toddler all weekend, I'm always on the lookout for a cute style that also keeps my hair out of my face.  Braids are a great way to manage the tresses that looks like you put more effort in that you did.  We plan on taking the visitors to Santa Monica on Saturday, so I'm going to go with something like the look below, to keep strands tamed in the beach breeze.

Off-Shoulder Top and Cut-Out Booties

Off-Shoulder Top and Cut-Out Booties

A Casual Day Look

I do sometimes wish I lived a life that required me to dress up more on a daily basis (and I don't mean "nice" office attire, I mean fashionable dresses and ensembles.) I mean, for example, I have to remind myself that there's things about Princess Kate's life that I probably would not enjoy compared to my existence (there are things, aren't there? I hear the constant media attention and scrutiny gets old...but they seem to have a pretty good privacy balance lately....I dunno, with all the perks, um, I think I could deal, right? LOL)

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Friday Favorites: Spring Bags Under $100

Friday Favorites: Spring Bags Under $100

Despite the fact that some April showers have descended upon us this week, I'm still in the process of transitioning my closet from winter to spring.  Although I did see an image on Facebook the other day that made me laugh, with the caption: "We're experiencing a new season: 'Sprinter.'  Winter weather in spring."  Though I won't wear a tank top if it's only 50 degrees outside, I will still go by the calendar and lighten my wardrobe and accessories.  Here I've rounded up some of my favorite bags for spring, all under $100.  

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Fierce Mama Tees - Perfect Weekend Wear

Fierce Mama Tees - Perfect Weekend Wear

The Perfect Weekend Combo

This is a sponsored post - all opinions are my own.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.  My husband worked both days, so it was mostly me and my little guy for the bulk of it, which is great, because he's one of my favorite people to spend time with. :)  It's not news to any other mother when I say that becoming a mom has been the most amazing yet hardest thing I have ever done.   My little guy is now 2 and some months, and every day there is a new wonder and accomplishment.  His sentences are getting longer, his comprehension more elaborate, his emotions and thoughts more complex.  He challenges me to be a better person because kids learn the best by example, and so I'm trying to behave (at least around him ;) ) like the person I want him to be.  

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Friday Favorites - Spring Sandals

Friday Favorites - Spring Sandals

Last year we were attending a friend's 30th birthday party at a trampoline park (yes, you read that right: 30th birthday at a trampoline park. SMH)  In addition to the trampoline dodge ball courts they had (on which we competed without much incident), they had assorted other activities, like jumping off a trampoline with a basketball to make a slam dunk and fall in a foam pit, and a Tarzan rope you could jump off an elevated block and swing out into a foam pit and fall.

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