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Oh, hey guys! Fancy seeing you here. I can’t believe it’s been THREE WEEKS since I last posted! Before I get into more detail on why I’ve been so MIA, let’s briefly chat about this cute outfit, shall we?
As you may or may not know, I’m 19 weeks preggers. These photos were taken about a month ago, so at the time, my pregnancy wasn’t as noticeable to the general public. Of course I thought I was HUGE [I know… I’m so dramatic], but jokes on me because I’m only getting bigger. In fact, this photo sesh was the last time I was able to squeeze my tush into these high rise distressed jeans. If you are on the hunt for a good pair of under $100 distressed skinnies, look no further. These are it! They’re $88 and super flattering.
When I saw this oversized button-down shirt, I knew it had to be mine! The cute, color block stripe pattern is what initially drew me in… and then when I realized it was an oversize fit I was SOLD. Two days after taking these pics, I wore this top as a swimsuit coverup to the beach. It’s a nice cotton fabric and a great Summer to Fall transitional piece. I love how it looks with these statement earrings!
I honestly didn’t realize how much time had passed since my last post, because I feel like I’ve been working 24/7. I wish I could say I took an intentional break to relax and reset, but nope. Haven’t done either of those things. I’ve touched on this before, but to those of you who are new or newish here, blogging is my second full-time job. Actually, now that I’m a mom, I should probably say it’s my third full-time job. My normal week day starts at 4am, so I can do blog related tasks for 3-4 hours before Harley wakes up, and I have to get her ready for school. This morning I hopped out of bed at 3 [without an alarm clock] because I was eager to put together this post for you after realizing last night that I’m legit the #WorstBloggerEver.
In addition to the early mornings, there’s a lot of late nights and time spent on the weekend to operate this thing. Most people [unless you’re a blogger or my husband] don’t realize the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. If I sound like I’m complaining, I promise you, I’m not. I choose to blog because I love it. And while yes, it is technically “a job” for me at this point, if I ever lost my passion for it, I’d stop in a heartbeat. Life is too short to not spend time doing what you love and spend time with people you care about.
BUT, I’m not going to lie… I am TIRED. Like really, really tired. I think we as women push ourselves as much as possible to “do it all.” Unfortunately, there’s just not enough hours in the day! My “me time” is pretty much non-existent and if you’re my good friend reading this, then I’m sorry for probably not calling you back, checking in on you as much as I should be, and for being a crappy friend!
When Harley was about 9 months old, I shared a post on Adjusting to Life As a New Mom, and still feel many of those same feelings… like I’m constantly behind, trying to keep up with life. I thought by now I’d have my act together, but I don’t. Not even close! I’ve taken on even more responsibilities. Some days I feel like a total boss, and other days I’m just so exhausted and defeated. It’s like a never-ending rollercoaster.
I’m sure once Baby Boy enters the world in January, I’ll really be in over my head and will have to make some changes. At least the no sleeping thing is something I’m already used to! Perhaps hiring help for in the home or for Sunflowers and Stilettos would be the smartest move to make, but we shall see. Like everything else, I’ll just keep on keepin’ on!
So, with that being said, I’m back and will not be disappearing for another three weeks. I appreciate your patience as I figure out a more manageable and consistent routine for myself. For those of you who can relate, I’d love to hear what you do to accomplish it all! Tell me in the comments below!!
Photos by Heather Holt