Friday, February 22, 2013

do the pattern mix & giveaway link-up 5

Pants: Gap Outlet, T-Shirt: UO, Plaid Shirt: Old Navy Men's, Leather Jacket: Mango, Boots: Hunter  

We've had a pretty mixed week this week. It's been freezing and we didn't get to leave the house much. Instead we had a fire going almost every day, drank lots of tea and coffee while catching up on some shows like House of Cards and Sherlock. I highly recommend both!!
Jason has been taking a lot of road trips for work over the last couple of months and even though it helps me prepare for when he's gone even more, during baseball season, it also makes things so much more difficult.

When he's home we work together like a well oiled machine. We split up chores, making meals and taking care of Logan. We don't make charts or plans or anything, it just happens. It's simply the best feeling in the world to have my little family home, watch them play and learn from each other.
Sharing so many of the milestones and simply breathtaking moments that parenthood has brought us is like pure gold.

However, when he's gone, I pressure myself so much more, trying to do the work of two. I catch myself loosing my cool with Logan a lot more, especially now that he seems to be testing his limits (and mine) every 5 minutes. I seriously bow my head to all you single mamas out there!!

On top of everything else, Jason's grandfather's health has taken a drastic turn for the worse over the past week and he may not make it through the weekend.
So for now I am trying to set all of my lists and to-do's aside and take the weekend to be with and support my family.

Wishing you all a much happier weekend to enjoy :)

Giveaway Link-Up 5

- Please only link up giveaways, you may link up giveaways that are not yours because you think they are just so rad and need to be shared!
- Link up as many as you'd like from the current week.
- Come back next Friday to link up again.
- Please, please, please link back to me from your giveaway post or sidebar, or share in some other way.
Enter a few giveaways :)
Thank you!  

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  1. do you have a button for the link up? I have an AWESOME giveaway that's going live in the morning :)

  2. those dotted jeans are perfect!

  3. great pattern mixing! thanks for letting me link up my giveaway!! i added your button to my sidebar! :)

    Sandy a la Mode

  4. What a cute cozy day outfit! Thanks for the link up- my Internet has been spotty tonight and I wasn't able to add your link to my post but I definitely will in the morning!
    Best wishes to your family this weekend.

  5. love your version of pattern mixing -- I especially love those pants! xo

  6. I love the patterns! I never would have thought to mix them all together, but they look fab! Thanks for hosting this giveaway linkup, I'm adding it to my post now :)

  7. ahhh i love those pants, so great.
    and the mixing looks so good, what a great outfit.


  8. Love the pattern mixes!!!

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about Jason's grandfather. :( Prayers to your family and I hope you're able to spend some time with him. I linked up my latest giveaway!

  10. ooo love this mix! so cute!

    xo, Courtney

  11. i love to mix and match prints to! so fun!


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