Dressing for Easter

I know many moms out there have already planned and/or purchased Easter outfits for their little kids. Well, hand me the bad mommy card because I have NOT. I’m going to be real with y’all. I have two BOYS. Two boys that seem heck bent on staining every piece of clothing I buy them. So let’s just say, I don’t get too excited to buy them expensive new outfits they’ll likely wear only once…and/or possibly ruin that day.

We pretty much try to attend church every Sunday, so despite our lack of new clothes, I think we’re a little ahead of some that are putting on their “Easter best” this coming Sunday since for many it will be the last time they see church until Christmas. Needless to say, we have a fair amount of khakis, polos and button-downs for the boys to wear to church, so really, I don’t see the need in purchasing anything new just because it’s Easter. In fact, there’s a good chance I’ll put them in the outfits they wore for our downtown family photo shoot:

{But maybe khakis instead of jeans? Yeah.}

I probably won’t purchase an Easter dress for myself either, I have a few things in my closet that I haven’t even worn yet…and actually there is one Lauren Conrad dress I bought a little over a year ago at Kohl’s that I’ve never worn and I think it would be the perfect Easter dress:


So pretty, floral and very “spring” if you ask me.

What about you? Do you buy new Easter church outfits each year? What about for your kids?


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Wow – this weekend was a whirlwind! I don’t feel like I sat down for even a moment!

On Friday night, we took Tanner to Brick by Brick, a Lego play place. I had won a free Parent’s Night Out pass on Facebook which was worth 3 hours of playtime, pizza and fun! And a 3-hour mini-break for Jake and me, though we still had our Breckin with us. We decided to meet up with some friends, Mark and Katherine for dinner. I am happy to say, that I pulled out the burgundy skinnies look I’ve been eyeing all over the web lately {You can’t see them in the pic, but I’ve got some 6-in high black pumps paired with them}:

Black Blazer / White Tank Top / Burgundy Skinnies

I felt totally “Autumn” with this look…I even tried a little burgundy on my lips {to my husband’s discontent – he hates dark makeup}.

I also read up a little on Grit & Glamour’s post on Whole30. I am so inspired to give it a shot. She is going to start another 30 days in October and I plan on joining in. In spirit {and to get a headstart by slowly cutting out things one by one rather than all at once}, I’ve decided that as of yesterday, I’m cutting out dairy products. {And girl loves her milk, alright?} So I got myself some almond milk at the store to suffice…it’s lactose- and dairy-free and actually much higher in calcium. I’m going to miss yogurt and string cheese, but I think I can survive. I will also be slowly cutting back on red wine, and then on October 1st, will commit to being red wine-free for 30 days {with the exception of the French Quarter Art Walk on October 5th…sorry, just can’t do it. That will be my one cheat evening for red wine. I can’t wait for a fun evening out with two of my favorite girls, Corey and Chrissy.} I encourage those that are interested to go read her post and consider joining in with me!

OK, back to the weekend. On Saturday, we had a little family breakfast at IHOP…and then headed across the parking to Lowe’s to get what we needed to get started on a little project – here’s a little sneak-peak:

Can you guess what we are working on? I can’t wait for the big reveal soon…but there are still a few big things to tackle with this project.

On Sunday, hubby worked on ‘the project’ while I started transforming Breckin’s nursery into a big boy room…{seriously, as exciting as this is, it totally sucks at the same time to say goodbye to your baby’s babyhood}. Here’s the room I said goodbye to {granted these are a little old and some things had already been changed throughout the last couple of years, but you get the idea..}:

I would show you what I’ve done so far, but I’d really love to just have one big fabulous reveal when it’s all complete. However, you’ll be seeing the moodboard later this week which will give you an idea of the direction it’s going in. I still need to paint the walls {and pick out the perfect color!}, put up some pictures/wall art and get some of the furniture in there/moved around. But let me tell you, last night was the first night Breckin slept in his twin-size bed and it was complete agony trying to keep him in it…we went up and down the stairs countless times firmly putting him back in bed {such a mischievous little boy}. However, we were prepared for that.

Hope y’all had a happy weekend – I feel good that we’ve started getting some of the to-do’s/projects started on our list! xoxo

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