It’s Tough Being A Superhero!

Worn out is an understatement. Can I just be completely honest for a few moments? Walk with me, here…

So, Mondays are already tough enough…after enjoying a weekend of relaxation (only because the weather forced it on me) it was time to get back into swing of things. You are all family now, so you know I have:

Three children to send off to school every morning. Three different schools. Three different times.

Yup, you heard that right. Oldest leaves at 6 am, middle leaves at 6:40 am and the youngest leaves at 8:45 am. I’m driving to/from bus stops all week because it’s COLD, answering calls from the school nurse and/or teacher, taking time helping my little guy with homework that doesn’t get turned in because he “forgot,” going back and forth to the grocery store because I have a sixteen year old boy that thinks every food item is bought specifically for him so he eats it all with no consideration for anyone else in the house! (Takes a breath) Yes, I know that was a run-on sentence, but I had to get it out the same way I was thinking it.

So, all week long it has felt like the beginning of the week…kind of like that movie Groundhog Day, where every day that the main character woke up was the exact.same.day. Spoiler alert: It turns out it was up to him to change his decisions and the day would change. Of course, this was after days and days of things going completely wrong. I guess this week was my “groundhog day”. I am making a conscious decision to make tomorrow different.

I am convinced that women are superheroes…my husband doesn’t really enjoy multi-tasking. He has to focus on each task one by one. Must be nice. What’s funny is that my children know this and if he is working on something they leave him alone. I can be working on my computer, and all at the same time my daughter is reading me a poem she wrote, my oldest son is telling me about a show he watched, and my youngest has walked from the vicinity of his dad allllllll the way around the bed to ask me to open something for him. Sigh… I have just learned to embrace this superhero status, take each day as the Monday it is and keep my house running smoothly.

So, to all of my fellow women – mothers in particular – just put your cape on and wear it proudly. The world would clearly crumble without us in it. Yay us. Make the best out of your “Monday” tomorrow and try to take some time to rejuvenate on the weekends…because when the following week starts that cape better be washed, pressed and ready to go!

xoxo

Lea

Pink shoes. That is all.

If you don’t already know…pink is my faaaaavorite color. And as my BFF, you should already know about my obsession with shoes. So, if you combine the two…color and shoe…I’m a happy chick!

This shoe is from Charlotte Russe and I gotta tell you, they never disappoint. Not only are the shoes stylish, they are extremely affordable. Charlotte Russe has a great selection and there is always a sale to take advantage of. I bet if you go to the site right now, there is some kind of sale. Go ahead…I’ll wait.

These heels can be paired with a cute pair of fitted cuffed jeans, a skirt like the one I’m wearing in the picture above from Forever 21 or a cute sundress. If I’m being completely honest, these shoes are really comfortable – don’t let the heel fool you. I really wish I had more opportunities to wear them this past summer, but I was busy with my other 2,673 pairs of shoes.

You know I can read your thoughts, right? This is supposed to be the “No Judgment Zone”. Smh… Just head over to Charlotte Russe and check it out! Let me know in the comments what great deals you found.

xoxo

Lea

FOODIE FRIDAY: Caprese Salad Skewers…perfect appetizer!

I absolutely LOVE Caprese Salad… I wanted to create a spin on the salad for the dinner I was preparing for this year’s Diner En Blanc event. (If you’ve never been, check this link out: www.dinerenblanc.com) Anyway, I headed over to Pinterest to get a little inspo. I saw a few examples but this is one I absolutely fell in love with.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Fresh mozzarella cheese, peppery basil and plump tomatoes drizzled in olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette…oh my gooooodness! My mouth is watering even now! I added some turkey pepperoni to give it a bit of saltiness as well. Stack it all on a toothpick and go to town!

This dish is quick and inexpensive to prepare. Those are key words, especially when you want to save money and don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen before it’s time to entertain. The skewers can also be prepared in advance – you can reserve the olive oil/vinaigrette drizzle for right before you serve.

I promise this dish will be a huge hit and it is quite filling so don’t eat too many at once! If you get a chance to try out this dish, let me know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!

xoxo

Lea