Life update and Instagram round up

It’s been two years since we made the trip across the country from Washington to Georgia for my husbands job. The military picked him to be a drill sergeant which is a two year assignment meaning you do it for two years and are suppose to move on.

Two years ago we were as optimistic as we could be and just rented out our home in Washington and just knew we would make our way back there……Sigh.

Well, it turns out after two years I still haven’t really found my place here. I’ve never been able to adjust. I managed to make one true friend BUT I only had her for a few months before she moved away.

For a stay at home mom life can be really sad and lonely when you live somewhere that isn’t near any family or friends. It doesn’t help that my husbands job keeps him at work more than at home. So time has truly just been dragging. Day in and day out just doing the everyday mundane things you do. Cleaning the house and raising the kids.

In the beginning of the year when my husband would normal start hearing about a new assignment after being a drill sergeant all we heard was crickets. They had no where to send him, no where he could go that could progress his career. Right then and there we made the decision to do another year here. Trust me, there were lots of tears on my part. I was not happy to hear this news, but I once again held my head up and began being optimistic once more. It’s great having that extra guaranteed year of no deployments for Max’s first year. Ethan loves what he does too and we decided to just sell our home in Washington after our very difficult renter moved out which help us pay off debits, so once again being optimistic about the next year.

Now here we are starting our third year here and yesterday as I sat at home on another Saturday where my husband was going to be at work till after the kids were in bed, and be headed back to work before they even woke up the next morning, I thought about how this was suppose to be our two year mark and now we still sit here. I had my first ever panic attack. My heart was racing and I couldn’t catch my breath.

I’m looking for a light at the end of this tunnel and hoping to not miss out on my kids childhood in the process. It’s hard though, that’s for sure.

Just remember social media is a place where you only see a sliver of someones life. It’s not always super cute outfits and smiling babies.

Ok enough with the serious stuff. Here’s a round up of my latest looks being rocked on IG.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nordstrom Sale-My Top Picks 2017

My favorite store to shop at online is having their biggest sale of the year starting today!! If you couldn’t guess, it’s Nordstrom. I don’t live near a Nordstrom store so I do all my shopping online, which honestly, I love because I can just peruse the website in my PJs while the babe naps, and it’s free shipping and returns! High five ✋🏻 to that!

Like I mentioned, this sale starts today for card holders, but starts on July 21st (my birthday whoop whoop) for everyone else. I did give in and get the Nordstrom card this year so I could check out the deals ASAP!

If you are a “plan ahead” type person this sale is for you. They are marking down brand new Fall apparel! How awesome is that? Just make a list now of what you need for this years Fall wardrobe and you’re all set. I’m going to be on the look out for some new booties and cardigans since one can never have too many of those, and jeans since my size keeps changing being postpartum.

Here are my picks so far.

There are A LOT of great stuff but I’m not going to post every item I think is cute. I’m only showing you want I plan on investing my money on. Also I haven’t found any jeans I like yet but they add new items to the sale each day. I’ll let you know if and when I find a good pair of jeans.

I live in southern Georgia so it probably won’t even get cold till Christmas if I’m lucky. If that’s the case for you as well, the sale also includes great deals on summer apparel too!

I’ll just be sweating my ass off, sporting my Fall boots in sweaters as soon as it’s declared Fall, even if it’s still 90 degrees. Yes, I’m that committed to the best season ever!

Be sure a follow me to see what items I end up snagging at this one of a kind sale!