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Halloween Humor: Witches

10.20.2014


I can relate lol!


Just a little bit of Halloween humor to get you excited about next week! Does anyone have any big plans for Halloween? I'm excited to get the girls dressed up, go to fall parties, and trick or treating.

Take Care & Enjoy.
♥ Heather

Working to Improve!

10.15.2014



It's hard starting a blog and even harder making a successful one. It's always been my hope to grow my numbers, make friends, and create a business being a mom blogger. Let me tell you it's been challenging, so challenging but I never give up! I love having something fun to work on and planning out ideas for future posts, even if I'm the only one reading them.

Lately I've been trying to rethink what I need to do to improve the success of my blog. I'm still a long way from what I want to mold this into but I'm excited with the small progress I've made this past week. For starters I'm correcting the broken links I was unaware were down. They should all be fixed now. Yea! I'm also excited to say The Arbitrary Fox can now be found on Blog Lovin! For those of you who use them (If you aren't check them out), I'd love if you would stop by my link and click follow!

I've also been adding new features on my site as well as filling in information that was previously left empty. I'd love to hear your input. Are there things you'd like to see or posts you would like to see more or less of? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments, good or bad. I'm always open to constructive criticism.

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather

Plaid, Jeans, & Family Walks

10.14.2014

 


Have you noticed the growing trend of plaids and a few other modern takes of the 90's grunge style popping up lately? I wasn't thrilled that they recreated anything from this era. For me plaid brought back memories of a younger and very awkward 14yr old. I had no sense of style and spent my days with my grandmother & her friends cause I didn't fit in with kids my own age. You could argue what does this have to do with clothing, its JUST clothing?! But for me, it seemed to remind me of a time when I was lost and didn't know where I fit into the world. It's funny cause I actually LOVED my plaid shirts. They were my comfort blankets. I would wear them so much the cuffs would wear thin till they made holes that I loved to lace my fingers in. It should be a nostalgic memory but it was mostly clouded with others emotions.


If you haven't noticed, I'm an over thinker so when this plaid trend starting growing I got annoyed. Why on earth would anyone wear this crap!? And then my mind would spin in all different directions till I wasn't even thinking about clothes anymore. Haha but as does happen with so many fashion trends, they start to break you down. And before I knew it I was obsessing over this new style! At a random trip to Ross I found this lovely top for $8.95 (Woohoo!) It's so soft! I told Chloie I'm just going to try it on.... it went home with me of course. I have a new out look on plaid and even combat like boots! But it does still remind me of a more awkward self (Which is really hard to believe there was a time I was more awkward than I am now). Does anyone else over think trivial things like this? Or perhaps it's just me. However I will say I draw the line at EVER wearing overalls again! Never AGAIN!!!

Oh and how amazing are these glasses? I'm completely wild about them! Bonlook makes such fun glasses. Wish they'd make a red pair too.


On another note, I love this nature center! It's conveniently just around the corner from me. I blog about it all the time. It's a beautiful wetland area but with that said, during the summer it can get pretty over run with gnats and other pesky bugs, making it no fun to visit. Once fall comes around I try to take the kids there whenever we can. It's also a fantastic place to take photos of course. Like most trips there it's not complete till we take a few action shots, which the girls simply love! It's also a grand excuse for them to be especially jumpy, wiggly, and crazy.

Glasses: Bonlook  Earrings: Etsy  Top: Ross (similar)  Jeans: Forever21  Boots: Forever21  

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather







What I Wore: New Red Dress & Nature Drives with the Family

10.10.2014



My family and I love going for mountain drives, hikes, and well anything that has to do with exploring nature. Recently a fellow instragramer mentioned that one of my favorite roads finally opened up. It's been closed for about 6+ months (probably longer) due to terrible flooding. Bubbling over with excitement about the good news, we all piled in the car the next day and went for a ride. Old Stage Road also known as Gold Camp Road (it's all basically the same place) is a beautiful drive anytime of the year. In the fall (my favorite season) you can see the changing aspens ranging from a fiery orange to vibrant yellow spread between the evergreens. It's a wonderful pop of contrasting color. When starting at the springs entrance you steadily climb up in altitude as you make your way through beautiful mountain scape. When we started it was about 70 degrees but when we finally stopped to take pictures the temperature had already dropped to 45 degrees! EEK! I love the cold but it was windy and wearing a dress with no stockings was probably a bad idea. Oh the things we do in the name of fashion.

The red dress I'm wearing is part of a large line of dresses that come in many colors and patterns. I already own two, this red one making three. It's a fantastic fall and winter friendly dress and although it's sleeveless it layers wonderfully. I am particularly fond of the ascot-style collar. They use to make these in tops but sadly they have been discontinued. Wish I had gotten one.

The amazing glasses I am wearing were designed by Keiko for Bonlook. If you haven't seen her blog, check it out. She's the cutest thing! These glasses come in 4 colors and I've tried the mint and roxy. I'd love to get my hands on the pearl pair too.

If you are ever in Colorado Springs, take a drive on Old Stage. It's sights will be well worth the 1 1/2 hr drive.

Glasses: BonLook Cardigan: Forever 21 (Similar)  Dress: ModCloth  Lacy Shorts: ModCloth  Shoes: Chelsea Crew (Similar or these)

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather

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